Many thanks Michael for your eulogies and I'm delighted you ALL enjoyed the
event. As many listers are aware, this is a UK activity and to keep it in
the same week as all the other Standard-Triumph celebrations, we had to run
it today, Friday. Because of that, I know many enthusiasts who waanted to
sign up for today were unable to take part because a four letter word called
WORK took precedence.
However, all is not lost and we'll be doing it again on 24th August this
year - but this time it's called The 'TEST HILLS' Run. Route is identical to
today and cars of any British make made in Birmingham, Coventry, Oxford and
Abingdon are eligible to take part as all the manufacturers used these hills
themselves. Get the word out among your friends and have them contact me
off-list for further details.
Cheers all - and thanks to all those who took part.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Hargreave Mawson" <OC@46thFoot.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>;
<firstname.lastname@example.org>; "John Macartney" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 10:36 PM
Subject: Re: Centenary Run
> On Thu, 22 May 2003, at around 19:17:31 local time, Michael Hargreave
> Mawson <OC@46thFoot.com> wrote:
> >Well, Ellie has been serviced, fuelled, hoovered and washed, and
> >everything - even the rust - has been polished to a high shine. I've
> >managed to locate Charlecote on a map, and to convince my wife that a
> >hundred miles of hill-climbing in a forty-year-old car is an ideal
> >outing for all the family. The weather forecast is bleak, and so it
> >looks like we'll be enjoying an additional Great British Tradition
> >tomorrow - a picnic lunch which is consumed *inside* the car.
> Dear All,
> Just a brief PS to the foregoing: the weather was superb, the scenery as
> beautiful as ever, and all the cars which started also finished (or so I
> understand). Even the 1935 Standard Ten made it up Bushcombe Hill (a
> mile-long 1 in 4!) without quailing.
> Ellie developed an alarming vibration on the last few miles of the run,
> and the consensus of expert opinion is either or both of (1) dying
> propshaft UJ (which I already knew was due for replacement) or (2) lost
> propshaft balance weight. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it is
> only the former. She got us home OK, though. :-)
> This really was a magnificent day out, and one which I and the rest of
> my family will remember with great affection for many years. Who
> knows, maybe one of the kids will be boasting of their participation in
> this one when they take part in the 150th Anniversary Run?
> Huge thanks to John Macartney for organising such a truly special event.
> Mike, Rachel, Charles and Gerald
> Ellie - 1963 White Herald 1200 Convertible GA125624 CV
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