On 7th May 5 cars went to Leeds Castle, a beautiful setting with the grounds to walk around & the Castle, a very good show, really busy with long queues to get in, but everyone said it was fantastic once the weather warmed up.
On the same weekend 2 cars went down to Cowdrey House in Midhurst, a show with an organised run beforehand, and with loads of Supercars going in the opposite direction to Goodwood, quite an unexpected spectacle.
Tenterden on 14th May Rick, Julie, Marcus, Cathie, Buster, Marie, Mary & myself attended this very laid back weekend, organised by the ZR/ZS/ZT/ register, there after all those Z's I'm feeling quite sleepy, no entry fee you just had to register when you turned up, with discount in the cafe and beautiful weather, a good day out, with a nice drive back across country, where Buster , who knows the area well said he wondered where I was going, I think he has the job of leading next time.
Saurday 27th although one of our local shows only 3 cars attended Rick, Julie, Peter Cross in his dazzling Diamond White car, Mary & myself, due mainly to several couples being on holiday in Yorkshire (a seperate report to follow on that one) and a couple of illnesses, agood and busy show, the best it has been so far, Rick sold a lot of garage shelf bits, with a few from me, we made £38 to go towards our yearly charity, well done Rick.
June 4th several cars did The Bucket & Spade Run, always popular, starting at Challock with a run across country to Ramsgate, with a wide assortment of cars a really interesting car park at the end.
July 2nd saw the Teston Lock picnic organised by the Maidstone MG Club, it was a smashing day out, we met at The Halfway House Challock, the meeting place of Ashford & Faversham MG Club, Steve,Jayne, Kevin, Jayne, Frank, Lesley, Larry, Penny, Mary & myself attended & with other clubs invited, 3 cars from Gravesend MG Club, there were about 20 cars altogether. The route to Teston was a very pleasant 35 miles and we were greeted by Brian who had been saving a parking space for us (not easy for that amount of cars) on a very busy day, a pretty park with the Lock & the Oast on the hill, then came the dreaded Pride of Ownership Competition judged by official judge, Norman from Ashford was 3rd, with Graham in his lovely Red car from Ashford 1st, when the judge said 2nd place is car reg PWL 756 J, there were suddenly the words "thats my car" "thats me" "thats my car" and Kevin had 2nd place, he was well made up. As we left later I looked at Kevins car and it was highly polished, and a few marks in the paint on the rear seal had been touched up, So someone had taken it more seriously than they admitted too, a really enjoyable day out, thank you Maidstone.