Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Midsummer Madness and Fathers Day

Had a great weekend last week at the TSSC Southern Midsummer Madness Camping Weekend at "the Flowerpots, Cheriton,near Winchester. The Weather was a bit wet, especially on the Friday evening but the fact that the campsite was afield behind a pub that brews it's own excellent beer more than made up for it. We built a Gazeebo city in the corner of the field with 5 or 6 Gazebos so everyone was able to keep out of the rain.

Saturday there was a nice drive out through the Hampshire Countryside and a visit to the Army Museum of Flying at Middle wallop which was great for my son James as he's been wanting me to take him there for ages.

On Saturday evening we had a bring your own food Barbecue as the Pub had kindly let us use their Gas Barbie. This was followed by a quiz in the Gazebo City and a Raffle where I reckon nearly everyone got at least 1 prize with some lucky winners getting several.

Sunday was Father's day and I got a couple of small presents, but the main one was saved until we returned home. An Excellent Haynes Book with a collection of cutaway drawings of 60s, 70's and 80's cars, the drawings are the ones that Haynes used to put on the front of all the workshop manuals, real works of art and a great bit of classic car memorabilia.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Nice day out at the Ace Cafe

Today was the annual Triumph car Day at the Ace Cafe on the Norf Sirk....

I love this venue, steeped in modern history and so cool, the atmosphere is stright out of the 50s & 60s and it's absolutely perfect for a classic car meet.

The food isgreat as well, I had the fish & chips and the batter and the homemade tartar sauce was well scrummy!

Nice to meet up with Mark Smith in his immaculate wedgewood blue GT6 and his friend Bex. Good company, good venue, good food and a nice selection of cars, plus the sun was shining, a good day out in the GT6!