Trent Hindman – From Jersey to Jaguar!

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Published on October 31, 2011 with No Comments

Corby, England (October 31, 2011) – As I report to you now, I’m in a small pub right down the road from Cliff and Michelle Dempsey’s house in Corby. Neil and I are staying here until Wednesday when we make our move to a hotel near the track. I must admit, I’m spent after flying in overnight on the red eye.

Believe it or not, the time between Brands Hatch and my trip back now for Silverstone actually went by very quickly. I was kept quite busy catching up on all my missed school work from the first trip. I would like to give a quick shout-out to all my teachers, counselors and everyone at Ocean Township High School for their patience. They have been really awesome. I can’t thank them enough for allowing me to make yet another trip to the UK and miss even more school work. Without all of their help, I would never have been able to take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

My first day back in the UK was great. I was able to breeze through customs this time, which was quite a surprise! Even though Jeremy Shaw will not be here for this trip, he still has many great tours planned for us before we get on track at Silverstone on Thursday. Today, after Michelle and Neil picked me up from London Heathrow Airport, we drove directly to the Jaguar Cars factory in Birmingham. It was so cool to see the brand new Jags roll down the assembly line, waiting for a proud buyer to finally receive their long awaited car. It was a lot different being at such a modernized factory compared to our last visit, which was Morgan Cars.

Over the course of the week, Jeremy has lined up some amazing places for Neil and me to visit. Tomorrow we visit McLaren, the best team in Formula One, no ifs, ands or buts!!!!! (That’s just my opinion of course; I’m sure many people have facts to prove me wrong). Anyway, I absolutely cannot wait for it!!! On Wednesday, we have a visit to Lola Cars, the company that makes many of the winning prototype cars for the ALMS and Le Mans series. Also, we may have a visit to the Status Grand Prix GP3 team! I’m really looking forward to that because I would love to drive a GP3 car one day!

Our on track activities begin on Thursday, so I still have a bit of time to get used to the time change. I will also have plenty of time to recover from the shock of actually being able to visit my favorite team in Formula One, McLaren!! Seriously, I can’t put into words how excited I am about that particular tour. There are many exciting things coming up for me and Neil, so keep track of everything by visiting http://teamusascholarship.org or my Twitter page, www.twitter.com/trenthindman.

Thanks for reading, and as always, thanks for your support!

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