[ S V V S Evening Meeting - The Plough &
Furrow, Smallfield - August ] ::
Rapid onset of darkness heralded our last evening meeting of
the season. The following text is based on the SVVS Magazine
report by Julian Alderton and the photos were taken by Bozi Mohacek. Please
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Several members arrived early and enjoyed what is reported to have been
excellent meals in the pub which seems to have been `refurbished' half
a-dozen times in as many years and is now renamed "The Plough and
Furrow". Others enjoyed the garden and the happy sounds of speeding
motorcycles and accelerating cars along Plough Road which, although
restricted to 30 m.p.h., is a notorious local race track. There were,
until recently, two motorcycles that sped through Outwood, obviously
exceeding the 50 m.p.h. limit by a wide margin, one of whom made his way
each evening to the Plough. A few months ago, however, he took off in
his usual manner but sadly he did not live to tell the tale.
The S.V.V.S. managed to fill the car park of the Plough with a few
members moving into the adjacent public area which is separated by a
grass bank with kerbstones at either side. Most members did not risk the
nether regions of their cars and drove round by the public road but
there was one exception when Mike Gorman took his very large `travelling
fornicatorium' over the bump. Of course, the S6 Bentley sailed over it
in some style.
Among the others present, in no particular order, were Frank Hayter's
Morris Oxford , Chas Moody's Morris Cowley, Alan Reid's Austin 7
Special, The Chairman's `Inverted Bathtub' Rover, Robin Smart's MG TC,
Nigel Walder's Alvis 20/50, David Cox's peculiar Citroen `Tin Snail'
with a missing wheel, Desmond Peacock's Amilcar, Jon Quinsy's Triumph
Gloria, John Kirby's Humber, Bob Draw's Morris Minor, Bozi Mohacek' s
Citroen 5 CV, Robin Vince's Riley Gamecock, Bryan Shepherd's Riley Lynx,
Mike Errol's Jaguar XK I20, Tony Russell's Ford 10, Ray Hobbs' Rover
2000 TC, Peter Sowerby's Morris Minor, Brian Lloyd-Jacob's Riley Monaco,
Keith Piper's Aston Martin DB 5, Dave Kilner's MG TD and Thelma
Alderton's MG Y.
Your inadequate scribe apologises for any errors or omissions although
there were a few unidentified vehicles there including 3 more MGs, and a
rather elegant vehicle which, in the gloom of dusk, looked like a Jaguar
or an SS.
Some amusing conversations during the meeting included the comment from
Bozi who has had many months of inactivity from his tiny 1925 Citroen 5
CV. This was diagnosed as a failed magneto which he sent for repair, and
when queried about the urgency of the work he was asked, `Are you going
to race the car this season?'
It was, as usual, a most enjoyable, typical S.V.V.S
meeting. Yours, 'Amnesiac with well worn worry
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