MOTHER’S DAY MAGIC
An abundance of autumnal leaves in colours of yellow, gold, orange, purple and red, conjure up images of autumn scenes, with cool crisp mornings and clear warm days.
Sunday the 8th May proved to be just that picture perfect scene. It was also Mother’s Day, a day for remembering Mothers, past and present and if lucky enough, being able to share some of the day with her in some small way.
The CCBC always make a special effort to spoil the ladies that get out of bed early and join us for the drive on Mother’s Day. This year was no exception and each was presented with an atomizer of fragrant lavender linen spray, then many kick start their day off with a hot cup of coffee. The briefing was simple, if the ladies were allowed, then they should take the wheel for the mornings drive and their partners would navigate. A two page quiz was handed out as they departed registration and a picturesque drive around town through the Victoria Esplanade, Centennial Lagoon and the Massey University campus got underway. From there it was out Tennant Drive, onto Tokomaru, into Karaka Street then Ashlea Road where they all had to negotiate the very narrow underpass, no mean feat for some of the very large classic cars.
The first part of the morning was completed when we all reached Shannon for a catch up, pit-stop and pavement chat. It was there that it became quite apparent that not all ladies had been driving, and this could have been for a number of reasons, perhaps one being that the men were not so good at multi-tasking, navigating and answering the quiz questions at the same time as giving helpful suggestions on how the car should be driven.
Leaving Shannon it was out through Okuku Road, into Poplar Road, through Opiki, Tiakitahuna, up Longburn/Rongatea Road into Kairanga/Bunnythorpe Road then out onto the State Highway and into Orlando Country Estate for a beautifully served full cooked breakfast along with artisan breads and fresh autumn fruits. Adding to the table decorations were the stunning autumn coloured leaves that each car had to collect in their travels.
Lucky prizes were handed out of two gift baskets of home-made Preserves, two bottles of Champagne with two very large Brie wheels, plus two perfumed candles in glass doomed containers.
The car of the month was Terry Chapman’s shiny red Vauxhall.
The morning was concluded with Geoff playing his guitar and singing a catchy country tune dedicated to Mother’s with members singing along with their song-sheets.
Cans of food donated by the CCBC members was matched by Geoff and Glenys Boyden and was delivered to the Local Foodbank, For further information on the Classic Car Breakfast Club, contact Geoff & Glenys Boyden on A/H 06 356 9667. Fax 06 356 9657. Mobile 027 230 4413 or E-mail email@example.com Follow us on Facebook Classic Car Breakfast Club.