After the lovely hot weather of the week before, the forecasts for the Autumn Gathering were very disappointing. As often happens the reality was not as bad and the warm dry morning was followed by a brief heavy shower just after midday and another later afternoon.
The event attracted just under 40 cars with some attendees travelling from as far as Canterbury. The oldest car was a charming maroon VA through to the latest MGZS SUV.
Entries to the Pride of Ownership and Concours were almost non-existent largely due to the weather forecast, but one delight was a black late MG Metro in an almost as new condition, a real rarity in view of the number of cars left on the road. The other car of interest was a very original grey MGA coupe and it was decided to award Car of Show to this car.
Members enjoyed a warm friendly atmosphere over a lovely relaxed afternoon with the great setting of the Polesden Lacey house.
– John Morgan