First classic car outing of the summer (with video)
On Sunday we took Maggie our 1969 Morris Minor Traveller to the Haslemere classic car show and tour. It’s an event we took part in last year and it’s a fantastic opportunity to explore the English countryside and see many other beautiful classic cars. The starting point is breakfast at Lion Green in Haslemere and from there we head off for three and a half hours of driving with a tea break in the middle. The route is a secret till the day and you navigate with a series of ‘tulips” which are pictorial representations of junctions.
It requires quite a bit of concentration logging the mileage as you go and I try not to get distracted by the people at the roadside waving at the cars or the stunning countryside!
We left Alice at my sister’s house for the day, but took Theo and the two dogs. Theo really enjoys these events and the dogs always attract admirers! We had several people approach us asking to take their photo when they were sitting in the back of Maggie looking unnaturally angelic. If only they knew!
This year’s tea break was at Lasham Gliding Club near Basingstoke, a place we never knew existed, but it’s a large airfield with great facilities which gliders launch (take off?) from. We had a fascinating chat with one of the members of the club which has really opened my eyes to the sport. I confess I had absolutely no idea they can stay in the air as long as they can!
From Lasham we weaved our way back to Haslemere to join a couple of hundred other classics at the showground where we picnicked. I filmed the whole day which meant I was a little tardy on photo taking, but if you want to experience the feel of the day please do watch the video! My mum who is clearly not biased in any way, says the video is “even better than last years…”