Spring is here, and it was time to get out the cars. A mainly sunny weekend, with the showers arriving only in the afternoon on Sunday.
Meeting in Lincoln Saturday Morning, those present and correct were:
Leif and Barbara Neuman - Rally Meister - Flavia - Right Hand Drive - first drive.
Paul and Vicki Tullius - Aurelia Convertible
Gary and Holly Dowling - Flaminia Convertible
Todd Radke - Fulvia 1.3S - ex -Buckingham - first drive after fire repairs.
Paul and Lily English - Scorpion
A great route following country back roads followed, heading to Toogood Winery in Somerset for pizza lunch. A few hiccup's from Paul T's Convertible on the way which seemed to have a reluctant fuel pump when hot.
Leif had arranged a great deal at the Holiday Inn Express, which was fine, although we felt a bit out of place due to the mass of women feverishly attending a sewing/quilting workshop at the same time.
Dinner at a Japanese Kobe restaurant opposite rounded off a full day.
Sunday morning dawned fine, and we took a leisurely drive around the pretty winding roads in the hills north of Lincoln. Not only are there a host of wineries to visit, but now also a developing scene of craft breweries. So we'll be planning another visit,
Arriving at the Neuman's for an excellent lunch we had a great time inside, watching as the rain finally arrived.
Our thanks to Leif and Barbara for their great hospitality and also a perfect, simple, no-stress weekend.
Enough is enough - Barbara says it's time to go!
Thanks again to Leif & Barbara for a great route, program and hostility!
...next event looking to be Lake County - watch this space....