September Breakfast Club Report
Light rain showers did little to dampen the enthusiasm of over 100 drivers of sports, classic and enthusiast cars that braved the patchy weather to attend the September Breakfast Club meeting at Shelsley Walsh. The planned “open bonnet“ display had to be postponed for obvious reasons but, based on the level of interest, will feature in a future Breakfast Club.
The event has enjoyed a run of 6 months without rain so based on that fact alone we consider ourselves very lucky and thank all the attendees for their ongoing support.
V8 powered vehicles were popular and arrived in all guises. Morgans and TVRs rumbled in with hoods down and a pair of very well presented Daimler V8 250 saloons were early arrivals, burbling into the paddock with their Edward Turner designed V8 engines that copied the hemispherical combustion chamber design from Triumph motorcycles also designed by Turner.
Ford Mustangs produced 46 years apart but both with 5 litre V8 power parked together and a huge 1972 Ford F100 pick up fitted with a 6400cc V8, and featuring in the upcoming Chanel 4 film “Forgiveness,” took up most of the entrance to the restaurant enclosure.
Porsche, MG, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar and Lotus were all well represented and immaculately prepared models across the range lining up for inspection. At the other end of the scale a 1964 competition prepared Austin Mini drew a lot of attention as it took its own spot on the grass. With its 1340cc engine producing 112BHP it is quite a performer and was very popular with the visitors.
The October Breakfast Club meeting is the last of the year and is traditionally very well attended. We look forward to seeing you and your vehicles next month as a close to the season and encourage any car clubs attending to contact the office in advance to arrange suitable parking.