June 2020 – Two major successes despite Covid19
In March the Shed was locked down and progress halted. The lock-down had a huge impact on all the Shedders, who missed their project work and social interaction. Tom, one of key members of the Skeoch team, has lived with Parkinson’s for 17 years. He suffered a relapse at the beginning of lockdown, and recovering from his hospital procedures took a huge toll on his mobility and wellbeing. By early June Tom needed a practical interest, so the Skeoch was moved from within the Shed to a private workshop where Tom could tinker and interact with other individuals whilst observing social distancing. This brought about a transformation in Tom’s vitality, which in turn moved the Skeoch project on apace. A new start mechanism was quickly assembled , allowing the car to be started and for the first time, on the 10 th of June, it was possible to test drive the rolling chassis – a major milestone.
Since the 10th work has continued to de-bug the transmission and suspension glitches revealed on the test drive, and fabrication of the coachwork has started.