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Run to Bradworthy Motor Museum, April 27th 2008
Devon and Cornwall Group Roadrun
Members of the Devon and Cornwall Group (left to right) John Pine (1932 & 1933 Little 9's) Peter Starbuck (1955 10) Chris and Linda Bowden (1947 Flying 8 Saloon and Tourer) Steve Lovegrove (1934 10) Brian and Dorothy Murrish (1924 Kenilworth, 1929 Falmouth and Gwynne Firepump) Ian Stoneman, daughter Tonia and friend (1938 10) Peter Clark and friend (1947 Truimph and 1940 Flying 8)
What a lovely day! Our road run started from Sourton Services at 10.30 a.m. with our organiser for the day, Chris Bowden, in the lead and Peter Hallam in his 1930 Ensign Six behind with yours truly as navigator. Chris set a scorching pace down into Okehampton and onto the Hatherleigh road, Peter kept up very well, mind you he did have six cylinders under the bonnet. Chris had the foresight to provide us all with route sheets but that did not stop us from ending up in farmyard once! We passed through one rain shower which allowed Peter to demonstrate to me the effectiveness of a 6 volt screen wiper, who needs wipers, I use Rainex!!
When we arrived at Bradworthy Motor Museum we had a line-
Car details were as follows:-
!955 Ten, Peter Starbuck
1934 Ten, Colin Fry
1934 Ten, Steve Lovegrove
!930 Ensign Six, Peter Hallam
1947 Eight, Chris Bowden
1947 Triumph 1800 Roadster, Peter Clark
In addition, in moderns were John Pine and family, Ian Stoneman and family, Andrew Tillotson, Ann and Tony Skilton who were the chauffeurs of Dorothy and myself for the weekend. My apologies for anyone I have forgotten.
We all viewed with admiration all the vehicles on display, many cars, commercial vehicles and tractors. I was quite taken with Beresford-
Thanks must go to Chris for putting the visit together for us and if we had a long-
Also I have undertaken to organise a visit to Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway in the autumn. Watch this space.
left and above: Peter Hallam's Ensign 6
Photos and report: Brian Murrish
Additional photos: Chris and Linda Bowden
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