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New Forest Centre BBQ 2016

P1040437aDespite the torrential downpours on many days before and after the event, on the day it remained dry, even with some sun. The event was again held at the Forestry Commission’s Anderwood site between Lyndhurst and Burley. Club members attended from as far away as Honiton, Bognor, Liphook, Basingstoke and Blandford Forum, and brought 18 cars. P1040440aThe grandson of Clive and Bella Jordan had even come all the way from South Island, New Zealand ! We missed one regular attendee, our Esteemed Editor Ron Fitton, as he was unwell. A group rapidly assembled around Jim Palmer’s Jensen Healey offering advice on how to fix his squealing fanbelt.

P1040425aA planned walk with questions was deliberately made tougher this year. The results demonstrated success, with Jack and Celia Powis the winners with 70% correct answers. The BBQ was ready by 1pm, so everybody was then busy cooking a wide variety of meals. The Members’ Choice Concours followed causing the cars to be inspected, some in fine detail. The results were; Sprite – Phil Gardner (Sebring replica), AH100 – Francis Bugler, Roadsters – Gordon Grant, BJ7/BJ8 – Liz Coomber, Jensen Healey – Jim Palmer. P1040444aAfter declaration of both sets of results, the final stage was cutting of the cakes made by the ladies. They were excellent, and were almost completely demolished in next to no time.

Pictures are courtesy of our Chairman, Jim Finch.

Roger and Claire Smith

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