MICRO MANIACS CLUB
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June 2010 Annual Rally
Our 21st annual rally was again spread over four days giving all the participants plenty of time to relax, socialise and, of course, do a little driving. Thanks go to Paul and Jim for the expertly planned road runs.
Thursday evening saw the early arrivals making the most of the
excellent weather - the sound of clinking wine glasses and the aroma of barbecues
drifting across the Major Bridge campsite.
On our Friday road run we headed off through Pocklington, Warter, Huggate, Kirkby Underdale, Bugthorp and Stamford Bridge to the Murton Park Yorkshire Museum of Farming. Lots to see and do here, not only animals to view but farming machinery and the occasional roaming Roman villager! The café provided sustenance for our return to Major Bridge taking us through Dunnington, Kexby, Wilberfoss, Bielby and Seaton Ross.
Friday evening welcomed new arrivals and the renewing of friendships over a glass or two or three!
Our Saturday run headed south towards the Yorkshire Waterways Museum at Goole. Our route took us through some lovely countryside with blazing sunshine. We bypassed the unusually named village of Wressle then on to Howden and Goole. The museum gave a fascinating insight into the history of the Aire and Calder Navigation and the Port of Goole. We were able to visit a former working barge and have a light lunch in the café.
From Goole we moved on passing by the impressive Drax power station to the Regen Centre in Riccall to attend their annual Carnival. Our cars were put on display here and generated much interest from all those attending the event. A pleasant afternoon was spent perusing the many stalls or simply relaxing in the bar. Cheers!
Saturday evening saw us all gathered together in the marquee for our traditional pie and peas supper elegantly served by John, Allen and Jim. Thanks to Jean, Carol and Lee for the yummy deserts.
Entertainment was provided by Tom with his ubiquitous quiz and Terry whose Dingbat artwork was displayed around us. Both provided the assembled crowd with a light brain work-out which became harder as the night wore on and the alcohol took its toll. The return of the 'Feely Bag Challenge' caused much hilarity - what did happen to the banana in Feely Bag G?
Sunday morning gave us time to rest from the rigours of the night before. Cars were washed, polished and put on display.
The afternoon events were ably MC'd by John, the raffle was drawn and awards for the best cars in show were presented by Ray to the proud owners.
The week-end had flown by. The weather was wonderful, the road runs a delight and the company as friendly as ever. Shame about the football!