Mini Cooper Register Rally, Beaulieu National Motor Museum – Sunday 13th June 2021
Attended by Nick, Dawn, Rob, Jean, Jerry, Jack, Iain and his friend Colin (Nick thinks that's his name!!!). A very eventful start to the day with Nick arriving early at the meet point in Marlborough and receives a call from Jean, her battery was flat!! So from Wootton Bassett to Marlborough then to Swindon to the rescue, on his way he past a mini going in the opposite direction, he suspected it to be Jerry, battery sorted and it was back to Marlborough where it was confirmed that it was Jerry on his way to the meet point.
With everyone at the meet point off they trundled, just outside Salisbury Jean lost all power and another rescue required but this time it seemed a bit simpler as turned off the ignition and turned the key to start it again and luckily it did start.
Not far from the forest Jerry got split from the group at a roundabout, not used to being in convoy he did not realise that a trip round the roundabout would be made to ensure all were together, not sure if he had gone the right way the group stopped in a layby to see if he appeared but after a few minutes it was apparent that he was not going to so the decide to head on their way again, but oh no another car disaster, this time . . . Dawns!!! With that sorted they finally arrived at the motor museum to find Jerry had already arrived, they were directed to a parking area by the marshal which was right next to the dusty road!!! Then Iain appeared and advised he was told to park there also but he ignored the instruction and found a space further in the field, there was loads of space around him so they moved.
Finally there and parked up it was out with the stove for well earned teas, coffees and of course bacon butties (can't break the tradition!!!)
The weather was fabulous, the show was low on traders but a good day was had by all with lots of chatting and of course food (too much as always!!!)