|We awoke on the morning of our third visit to the Oak Barn restaurant to view the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run in probably the worst weather we could have imagined. It was bucketing down and the roads were awash. With some considerable trepidation we nosed the Continental down the narrow country lanes towards Burgess Hill negotiating frighteningly deep puddles across many of the roads. Thankfully, the weather began to brighten up and around twenty Club cars braved the conditions to reach the warm reception awaiting us at the Oak Barn. Eventually seventy-nine members and guests arrived at the restaurant to enjoy an excellent roast lunch and we were able to cheer on the intrepid souls in their Victorian and Edwardian motor cars chugging past on their way to Brighton. As the last of the old cars passed the restaurant, the sun began to shine so their arrival at Brighton would have been a far cheerier affair than their departure from Hyde Park!
Simon Buck - Section Committee Member