[ S V V S Lunchtime Meeting - The Plough &
Furrow, Smallfield - May 2013 ] ::
We always seem to get good weather at the Plough
& Furrow in Smallfield despite it being early on in the outdoor
season. The SVVS turnout was not too bad with a reasonably fair
selection of 16 vehicles. The attendances here however, seem to
always fluctuate and many of the local regulars and most of the
Committee were not present. The Chairman made the momentous and arduous
journey of just over one mile in his Citroen 5CV, and to his surprise
and enormous relief did not need towing back home, as he embarrassingly
had to undergo last year. L'Escargot had over-wintered relatively
unscathed but had mysteriously entirely emptied its full tank of petrol,
which made the 'why wont it start' problem a bit of a puzzle.
Publicity Officer Tony Russell had bits fallen off his Ford Pop
convertible and very regrettably had to come in his very hot Mondeo
(must get the heater fixed!). Another in a modernish was Martin Emery in
his baby Fiat, and seemingly Ian McLennan also needed to air his
Regular locals Julian and Thelma Alderton 'Y-ed' in the MG, and
even-more local Rices SpatFired. Must cost them more in petrol to
actually start the engine than to do the 50 yard drive to the pub!
The not-very-fars Mr & Mrs Smart wafted in regally in their blue
20/25 Rolls, while new member Nick Woodward was an early-bird and was
already parked in yellow/black Rolls-Royce 20/25. Proving we have a
selection posh cars, John Chapman film-starred in his Derby Bentley, and
another beauty was Jon Quiney in the Waterfall Triumph Dolomite Roadster
complete with Memsaab and a couple of Pugs.
Keith Weller came in his MGB GT, opened his boot and dolled out car
accessories to anybody who passed. Seems he is clearing space at home.
Always lovely to see Debbie, with Desmond Peacock doing all the
chauffeuring in the perennial somewhat cool (and wet) Amilcar. Also
doing the chauffeuring for his family was Tony Tester in the
air-conditioned Chrysler Hot Rod.
Causing much of stir in the car park was a red Matchlessed Morgan, with
people wandering around it saying " I want one!" and
"Whose is it?". Belonged to Norman Conrad, had a couple of
cylinders amounting to 990cc, and much to his embarrassment wound not
start on the starter. Fortunately had a crank and started first yank.
Ex Chairman Derek and Jacqui Wright were seen imbibing as usual in the
restaurant but seemed not to have come in a proper car. This proved
erroneous, because the not-seen-before green Wolseley 1500 with an 'age
related plate' parked in the car park was their latest just completed
project ! They don't give up and retire gracefully; always doing
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