So the year was kicked off with a meal out at the Kingswinford Beefeater hotel, 11 members attended the meal, and a great night was had by all. Looking to organise another meal out very soon, within the free weekend gaps. This was followed by the Severn Valley walk, which was organised by Keith. A large group attended the walk, which was a bit on the cold side, but no rain which is more than can be said of late.
Pride of Longbridge, to which 8 members attended with 5 cars. The cars attracted a lot of attention from the visiting pack, Everyone’s car looked a picture and much talking went on, much the annoyance of the wife (Leanne), this was made worse by Mr Amos, who duly dropped me in it with her after mentioning another TF was up for sale!
Wings and Wheels, topped of a wet bank holiday weekend, Martin headed over, and had this cracking photo taken. Held at Halfpenny Green airport, Martin said it was a good show, which would have been helped if the drought hadn’t kicked in!
Drive it day went ahead in the end, it was unsure where to visit as with the recent drought we were weary of being caught out in the Sun for too long! We ended up at the Heritage Motor Museum at Gaydon, where it turned out the variety of cars in the car park where of as much interest as the ones in the museum, as many other folk had decided to visit the Museum in their classics, on the same day, Thanks go out to Rod and Karen for their ideas.
Donington Historic was a cracking weekend, and thanks go to Chris Hasluck for organising the outing. The sun came out for the day, which made watching the wide variety of competing vehicles a fantastic spectacle. Our club cars were on show on the In Field this year, and once again attracted a lot of attention, much to the envy of some of the neighbouring stands. Walking around the pits and paddock was very interesting, being able to get close to the competing machines. A walk past Parc Ferme just out of the infield tunnel was an eye opener, many battle scared machines were visible here, just to prove that these historic cars are still great to watch and very competitive.
Welsh Rally was attended by 10 BCMGOC members, best legs award has to go to Rob Williams, and it has also been commented that Keith does resemble a certain “Obi Wan Kenobi”. The theme for the fancy dress evening event this year was medieval and many a good costume was on display. Total Mileage was 248 from door to door as recorded by Keith Hill. Places visited were, Shropshire Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms, Powys Castle, Chirk Castle, finally arriving at The Hand Hotel in Llangollen. The party who visited have commented on how much fun the event was, also the evenings Live band were said to be, by Mr Hill, very good, However the disco was quite the opposite apparently, then again didn’t think discos and such like were about in medieval times!
MG’s in the Tree’s, was attended by 4 members. The event was held at Chasewater Country Park and Railway, the run departed from here, after a bacon butty and a brew, where we then headed to check point one, which was Litchfield Cathedral. We then moved onto Brewood Cricket Club, via some interesting lanes, to say the least, and then back to Chasewater. When we arrived back, Pride of ownership judging took place. Peter made it into the final three on his first attempt at the competition, which is very impressive. I also made it to the final three but we both got pipped at the post by another TF, much to our dismay. At least the usual drought weather gave way to the current bun in the sky for the day.