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A wet and cold day

Spring Run and Static Display

16th March 2013

The first outing for the cars this year came in form of a static display at Carrick Grammar School, followed by a run to Whitehead Golf Club (The long way round) for an evening meal.

The Day got off to a bad start, for me anyway, as the car I was meant to be driving sprung an oil leak before it even got started.  This turned out to be a blessing in disguise given the way the weather turned.

The Day started wet and cold but tea and a burger kept the spirits up for the 24 or so cars that turned out.  The static display was part of the Grammar Schools 50th anniversary celebrations.

Off on the run

At 1:30pm the cars pulled out of the school grounds for a run that would take them out towards Larne before a rest stop and returning via the costal route to Whitehead Golf Club.

As they head out over the newline the weather got worse with heavy rain and sometimes sleet and snow.  The rest stop really was a splash and dash as weather was really too bad to walk around so onward to the warmth of the Golf Club albeit a touch early.

Winter Wonderland
Whitehead Golf Club

David Frazer decided, to kill time, to have a bit of a quiz.  Stakes were high with cream eggs and polo mints up for grabs.  This distracted our attention from the worsening weather outside as by now it was pure snow.

The meal was excellent as usual with a choice of roasted or boiled potatoes as well as chips with plenty to go round.

After we had tea and coffee it was time to see if we could get down the hill in the snow as rumours of the lane being blooked completely had now started to circulate.  The rumours where partially true as there was one car abandoned and a few others struggling to get up the hill.

We all, with a bit of patience made it out and on home where by the time I got to Carrickfergus the snow had all but gone and turned to rain.

Many thanks to David Frazer for organizing a cold and wet, not to mention the snow, but very enjoyable day.

Report and Photo's by Andrew Leckey
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