By Mike Woodward
On November 29, 2019 Gordon and Angie Bard, Roger Sykes, Ken Evesson, Mike and Stephanie Woodward and their granddaughter Avi met at Willowbrook Mall to start this year’s Black Friday drive. Amongst them were three MGs (LBC) and one Jaguar (BBC!!). Unfortunately, Fred Whitla and his MGB were stricken by the “Prince of Darkness” on the way to the mall, providing us with our first qualifier for next year’s Broken Crankshaft award!
A picturesque one-hour drive through the countryside led us to the Cozy Grape restaurant in Montgomery. Joined there by Ed Rosenquist and Avi’s mom Fionna Phillips, we all enjoyed a wonderful lunch and, of course, great MG friendship. Towards the end of lunch Fred and Lisa appeared, courtesy of a local tow truck, and so at last the group was together, reminiscing about the wonderful “Prince of Darkness.”