A lovely day for the Down under London to Brighton, not too hot for cars or drivers. I believe that there were 32 starters, 27 of whom were members of the VCCSA, although a few were entered under clubs names. The morning tea stop was very pleasant, with plenty of tea, coffee and buns, and a lot of catching up with friends. It was terrific to see some young ones in the cars, and in Nigel’s case with a young girl driving the Speedwell. Perhaps the future is looking a little brighter for the veteran car movement, it’s a pity that, more of the members who are no longer able to, or don’t feel safe driving anymore, won’t let others drive their cars for them.
I am unable to comment on the gathering at Brighton, or the lunch venue at Glenelg, Sheena and I stayed with Dudley at the Morphettville Racecourse pub, which is as far as he got after a self inflicted minor breakdown, but we did enjoy a nice meal whilst awaiting the RAA man. Usual story, ring the RAA and tell them that you need a tilt tray, then wait about an hour for a patrolman to come and tell you that you need a tilt tray, which you then have another long wait for.
I do like Pat Treloar’s new retractable step, almost as bright and cheerful as she is.