Mothers on Manfield.
Mother’s Day Sunday 14th May and all the mothers that arrived at registration received a gift, a succulent in a pot for their garden. Some of these succulents were going home to be planted out in an old work boot and some even to be kept as indoor plants. Just a small token of our appreciation to all mother past and present from the CCBC.
Many folk had hot coffees from the Coffee GOGO girls, which was much needed as it was jolly cold registering at 6.30am in the morning, before we left town for our drive in convoy style around some scenic roads. Sun Strike was a bit of a problem leaving Palmerston North in those early hours as the sun loomed up over the hills, however it wasn’t long before it was high enough to be out of our vision but magnificent enough to shine down on the wind farm with spectacular results. Autumn leaves were still in abundance on the trees, although many had fallen making a colourful display of yellows reds and browns. With the Gorge being closed our planned route was changed to accommodate this as we headed out through Ashhurst towards Pohangina eventually ending up in Feilding at the Manfield Chris Amon Circuit. We drove 4 laps of the track prior to the MG Classic race meeting which was taking place a little later in the morning. The track entry fee of $10.00 per car for those members of the CCBC amounted to $360.00 which was then donated to the MG Classic’s charity of choice, child cancer. It was a great chance for those who had never been on the track to experience the drive, the roughness of the seal, the camber and the length of the straight. To see what it is like to come out of the pit lane under the green light and how tight it was to come back in at the end of their laps. This was all done following a pace car and on speed restrictions, but a great experience none the less. It was also very spectacular seeing so many of these old classics out on the track together from a Brock Commodore, GT Ford, E Type Jag, El Camino, Corvette, Cadi, Mini, Valiant, Lotus Leitch, Citroen and many, many more all in beautiful condition. I’m not sure how the pot plants survived the drive around Manfeild, how smooth the driving was and how many of the ladies were behind the wheel for this Mother’s Day special, but their next treat for the morning was a full cooked breakfast at KR’s Café in Feilding. Lucky prizes were handed out, of wine and toiletries, hand crafted cheese board, and KR’s Café vouchers. The men did not miss out either as there was a tool set and cap to be won. Cans of food donated from the morning were later delivered to Arohanui Hospice in Palmerston North. 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.