EVENT REPORT: February Breakfast Club

EVENT REPORT: February Breakfast Club

Elements braved at Shelsley Walsh…

Cold and wet weather didn’t deter many motoring enthusiasts who dusted off their cars to attend the Midland Automobile Club’s first breakfast club meeting of the year at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, near Worcester, on Sunday.

Early arrivals included UKIP politician Ernie Warrender and passenger Laurie Bleasdale, from Bromyard, who braved the elements in an open-topped 1926 Bentley Super Sports. Ernie, commented: “This is a very special Green Label car which was one of the first to reach 100 miles per hour and I have even used it as an election battle bus!

“I am thrilled to bring it to make my first visit to Shelsley Walsh – no matter what the weather throws at us – as I have heard so much about these wonderful events.”

Another person making a debut was Anouzka Lowrie-Herz, from Shrewsbury, who is the new events co-ordinator for the MAC at Shelsley Walsh and was helping to officiate at her first club morning.

Anouzka, aged 24, who gained a drama degree and has previously worked on cruise ships and at the BBC, will be helping to organise club events in the future.

Car enthusiasts and regular visitors Peter Priest and David Ogden, from Ombersley, who admit to having a ‘bit of a collection’ of cars, arrived in a very rare MG SVR, of which only 47 were made, dating from 2004, and featuring a 32-valve 5-litre V8 engine. Peter, said: “It is simply fantastic to be able to come here and mix with like minded people, view the amazing variety of machines on display and have a splendid breakfast.”

MAC commercial manager, Mark Constanduros, added: “Despite the weather, it is very pleasing to see so many people, both members and visitors, bringing their cars here this morning. There has, once again, been a wonderful selection of some quite unusual machines and we are very grateful to these enthusiasts for making the effort to attend.

“To ensure the continued success of this hugely popular monthly event I would remind people that it is essential that anybody wishing to display their pride and joy in the paddock area must book in advance via the club’s website at www.shelsleywalsh.com.”

The next meeting of the breakfast club takes place from 9am on Sunday 12th March and will coincide with the staging of the club’s annual Sporting Trial on the slopes above the main spectator car park at Shelsley Walsh.