Lunchtime - The Inn on the Pond, Nutfield - March 2005 ] ::
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The Sunday Lunch season got off to a good start with some 20 proper cars
lining up in the car park of the above-mentioned hostelry adjacent to
Nutfield marsh. First to arrive was John Sheldrake in his 1968 MGB based
N.G. Special. A close second were the golf-playing duo of Barbara Scott
and Peggy Cuss for whom the joy of not having to cook Sunday lunch
outweighed the discomfort of having to travel in their spouses' old
motors. At this point your reporter repaired indoors to await his roast
beef and Yorkshire so cannot be too certain of the order of arrival from
A later foray around the carpark, after enjoying a plate of fruit
crumble, found a pair of Singers in the shapes of Gifford Wright's 1935
Le Mans and a car of similar appearance owned by A. Non. The M.G. owners
were out in force. New member Karen Bruce brought her 1982 MGB roadster
and after lunch was seen to enjoy a ride in Derek Wright's 1946 TC.
Former editor Julian Alderton arrived in his Y type saloon whilst
current editor Colin Mulford was in his 1954 TF.
Ian Todd had come in his sporting looking 1930 Alvis 12/50 Beetleback
and Ronald Vincent brought his 1973 Porsche 911 surely one of the best
looking 911's being devoid of wide wheel arches and wings that spoiled
the clean lines of the later cars. Bozi `Two Jags' Mohacek brought his
V12 powered XJS whilst Mike `Also Two Jags' Erroll had left his V12 at
home and was exercising the XK120. We enjoyed the company of a duo of
Jowetts in the guise of Alan Benewith's 1938 Eight and Bill Ray's 1953
Jupiter Special. Another twosome was the 1929 Humber 16/50 tourer owned
by Gordon Tapping and the 1930 Snipe belonging to Tony Oakes.
Rileys were represented by my 1935 four light Kestrel and a 1936 Lynx
tourer driven by Bryan Shepherd. Tony Russell and Desmond Peacock
arrived in the former's 1937 Ford 7W drophead. Harry Scott's 1924 Lancia
Lambda had spent the previous day being photographed for the cover of
the April edition of the Lancia Club magazine so was suitably highly
polished. I failed to note the owner of a Lagonda tourer that I would
guess to have been a 1930ish 2 Litre.
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