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Breakfast Run – November 2020

29 November 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Breakfast Run to Strathalbyn

29th November 2020

By Steve Spong, John Roach and David McNabb, who also provided the photographs.

Strathalbyn was the final destination for the 2020 Breakfast Run Calendar, a year like no other! However, despite the best efforts of the Covid bug, we still managed to officially do all bar three of our scheduled runs for the year, not bad considering!

The Strathalbyn Run started off, as usual, with John marshalling the start at Veale Gardens and seeing off some 20 cars, albeit he was unfortunately unable to take part in the run itself.

Amongst the participants it was also good to see some old-time regulars returning to the fold. The news too was Peter and Bronwyn Micklem have in fact just bought an MGTA, wow, can’t wait to see that! Makes their TD seem almost modern.

Good to have 8 MGAs out for the day, surely a record for a Breakfast Run. As usual there was a good turn-out of “T Types”.

At Strath all were joined by another fleet of cars that had made their own way there, including Don Walker who had bought along friends; club member Peter in his MGTF and Saul in his newly acquired, and very nice, Austin Healey 100. Gary Algate somehow sweet-talked is way into getting a drive of the Healey, but was unable to return the favour as his “A’s” battery refused to start the car. A push start latter got him going and home.

Given the current rulings on gatherings all were conscious of maintaining proper social distancing and so various small groups formed, and re-formed as people moved around catching up with old friends.

Later in the morning we had the arrival of the Chrysler Club to the park, where some of the Yank-tanks simply dwarfed our MGs. These were then followed about an hour later by a convoy of Riley Club cars. So, like us, they were all out to enjoy a perfect day for a country drive in a classic car.

We therefore ended a difficult year with a terrific turnout for the Club’s final breakfast run of 2020 and we can only hope that 2021 is kinder to us all. We will compile a calendar for next year’s breakfast runs for publishing in the New Year, but plan to start the season with our usual early February run to Christies Beach Sailing Club, Covid willing.

Wishing everyone a great Christmas and a better New Year.

Attendees:

David McNabb & Kerry Hugo MGTD

Peter & Bronwyn Micklem MGTD

Jenny & Linton Schiller MGTF

Jeanette Walshingham-Meath MGTF

Peter Shipside MGTF

Chris Hunt MGA

Alan & Sandra Cardnell MGA

Trev & Sandy Dicker MGA

Gary & Velli Algate MGA

Geoff Goode MGA

Don Walker MGA

Nick & Dennise Micklem MGA

Ian & Amani Drewe MGA

Andy Morgan MG Midget

Ken & Heather Burke MGB

Dietmar & Wendy Sauer MGB

Berry Treffers MGB

Bob & Vari Booth MGB

Terry Cook MGB

Andy Furman MGB

Pam & Norm Hellings MGB

Paul & Carol Grech MGB

Alan & Ros Foweraker MGB

Phil & Esther Smith MGB

Derek & Liz Laynes MGB

David & Jenny McNaughton MGB

Bill & Kath Colclasure MGB

Olaf & Ryan Wegner MGB

Steve Spong & Barb Harrington MGB

Bill & Sue Gilson MGB V8

Jim & Joan Hanna MGB GT

Tony & Wanda Freckleton MGB GT

John Roach MGF

Jeannie & Hayden Reynolds MGF TF

Saul Varnaxton Healey 100

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This was a run to Strathalbyn

Strathalbyn Route Map

Strathalbyn Run Route

Details

Date:
29 November 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Event Category:

Venue

Veale Gardens
South Tce
Adelaide, SA Australia

Organisers

Steve Spong
John Roach