By Dwight Dawson
Our June 29 driving event provided new reasons to visit the Richmond area…and to participate in Club events.
To get started, our gathering at the Hickory Barn BBQ ensured a hearty Texas lunch. Then, driving just a short distance in town, we discovered the Dry Creek Social Club for beverages and social repartee in the ice house and on its comfortable patio. These events are always a great place to get to know newer members. Once again, Alex Laverock was there with his 1980 MGB LE. Dana Woodruff, a member for just a few weeks, braved the heat in her modest British auto, a smart-looking 2008 Bentley Continental GT Speed. (Haste. Rapidity. Precipitousness. With another 48 horsepower extracted from the twin-turbo W-12 to make 600 net, and another 74 pound-feet of torque making 553 net, and a 60-mph time of four seconds flat, they should have called it the Continental GT Whupass. Car and Driver Apr 1, 2008)
Our organization has always been an “open-marque” car club, and Dana’s car will be a very welcome addition to our All British Car Day in September. Peter and Maria Ferrer trekked in one of their Jaguars; the Jaguar will be the Featured Marque at the September show. Who knows… anyone can “move up” to an MG once they have owned other British marques.
The skies were threatening that Saturday and the radar maps were quite colorful. But we drove 80 miles total and our MGB did not see a single drop of rain. The Texas climate truly enables year-round excursions. Thanks, Jim Early, for arranging a very fine event. As the photos illustrate, there were 14 attendees and 6 MGs.