Car Enthusiasts Run Out

The Car Enthusiasts Group had a run out on Tuesday 24th July. It isn’t essential to own anything special but just have an interest in cars. We met last September and it was the first opportunity since then when everyone could get together.


Without a doubt the star of the show was a Morris 8. This little car is 83 years old and Mike and Pat have had it for over 50 years. They went on honeymoon to Scotland in it and they also travelled to Rome and back sleeping in the car sometimes, although that was when they were in their early twenties. Mike has promised to write an article for the newsletter about their adventures.

There were six cars in total – Morris 8, Triumph TR6, Morgan, MGB, Austin Healy Sprite, and my MX5. The route I’d mapped out took us from The Blacksmiths Arms in Rothwell through the Lincolnshire Wolds via Goxhill and eventually finishing at the Old Tile Works in Barton upon Humber, hence the Humber Bridge in the background.

I’m afraid my MX5 doesn’t have the character that these classics have however it does have some useful technology in the form of hands-free phone and it can read texts and emails to me. Part way through the journey I had a text from the Morgan which was the rear marker to say the TR6 had stopped with a fault. After a brief conversation in which it was ascertained there was nothing I could help with we drove on (Top Gear style). Five minutes later another text came through to say they were back on the road and all was well. The run took us approximately an hour. It was great to sit down at the end in the Old Tile Works cafe and swap car stories.

We’re already planning our next run in August so if you would be interested in joining us let me know (

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