SVVS Treasure Hunt - April 2014 ] ::
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Start at the Knight's Garden Centre, Godstone
Finish at the Black Horse, Hookwood
Oldest car/oldest person Oldest car/youngest
The Organiser and the Winner:
SVVS Treasure Hunt, April 27th,
Report by Nick Woollett
It had been decided to hold the 2014 SVVS Treasure Hunt on Drive it
Day and to stick to the format of groups of clues in a small number of
locations where there was reasonable parking to eliminate the problem of
other road users being irritated by drivers slowing down and stopping at
An innovation this year were additional awards for the oldest
driver/oldest car and youngest driver/oldest car which involved a bit of
extra maths for yours truly.
Twelve crews in an eclectic selection of vehicles arrived at Knight's
Garden Centre, Bletchingley, of which 11 started, an encouraging number.
Crews were presented with three batches of clues, the first in the café
and actual garden Centre, the second and third located at Bletchingley
and Outwood respectively. Of these, crews found the café and garden
centre group by far the most difficult, one esteemed member needing to
phone his management at home for advice on different Italian foods when
the answer required was actually on the fascia above the café counter!
In the end the scores were pleasingly tight at the top and Ian Scott in
his E Type won by one point on 30 narrowly beating Dave Hall and Gavin
Tester together on 29 while Steve Brooks came third on 26.
Peter Dingle and his Bullnose Morris took the oldest driver/oldest car
award calculated by multiplying the age of both together to get 7735 and
Dave Hall took the youngest driver/ oldest car by dividing the car's age
by the driver's age to obtain 2.36.
Everyone seemed to enjoy their lunch at the Black Horse, Hookwood and
the results were announced in good time after no less than two recounts.
Roll on next year's event.
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