THE LONDON TO BrightON VETERAN CAR RUN
Sunday 2 November 2003 - Pease Pottage Moto service station
This event was one day earlier than last year and what a difference a day makes; November the 1st was the last day of a glorious summer, the 2nd was the first day of winter when about 20 mm of rain fell during the morning and inundating the eighteen drivers who arrived in their club cars.
Senior members showed a distinct reluctance to get their club cars dirty. The Chairman came in a
Toyota, the Secretary devised a canny scheme and came with Fred Fruth in the latest company Phantom
and the webmaster in a midget submarine yellow MG. Nevertheless we all felt sorry for ourselves until
we saw the participants in the veteran cars, and particularly for a lady sitting in the front in a basket
- at least it was self-draining.
I found myself answering questions from the general public about the new Phantom and most people winced
when told the price and retreated to the restaurant for coffee; where they joined our members. I must
thank the wet marshals Ted, Simon and Andrew for their assistance, and Mr Harry Satharnandam the General
Manager of Moto and his staff for making us welcome. Next year it will be finer!
Michael Marriage - Section Treasurer