Due to the distance and the minimum amount of preparation time, we were unable to drive any of the Minors over this year. Two members set off the week before with all the camping gear, the rest flew into Bristol airport and rented a car. One intrepid member drove through the night from Liverpool to be on site early.
Not surprisingly there were less cars than last year, but being so far South many we had not seen before. The weather was exceptional with temperatures around the high twenties and low thirties, which made the event more enjoyable than last year.
There was the usual inter-branch competition which this year involved driving a Mini Moke around a race track! After last years winning performance it was decided not to enter and so give someone else the chance of winning for a change… HA HA HA!
On track, for the weekend, was the opportunity to ride shotgun on a 400bhp Morris Minor 2-door or a in a hotted up Traveller. Needless to say the Northern Ireland branch’s two most daring members went for the fastest option!
All in all it was a great weekend with a chance to meet old friends and make new ones.