Past Events in 2022.
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30th Milestones Drive
When: 12-14th July 2022
Where: Wintney and beyond
When: Sunday 28th April
A rather cool cloudy day did not deter about 20 members meeting at The Old Flight House in Weston on the Green in Oxfordshire for welcome coffee and delicious cake. After greeting friends and partaking of the refreshments, there was time to explore this antiques and vintage centre – a real treasure trove. The 13-mile drive to lunch took us through some pretty countryside before we arrived at The Falkland Arms, a cosy 16th century pub, in picturesque Great Tew. All too soon it was time to say our goodbyes and head for home. Thank you to Clive and Toddy for arranging our day out.
After 3 years, we finally made it! The 30th Drive started at the Phoenix Inn, Phoenix Green, Hartley Wintney, where the Vintage Car Club held its first meeting. All 23 participants gradually arrived to partake of a very relaxed lunch outside under a pergola. It was such a treat to meet up again with everyone – and special mention must be made of Don from Australia and Erik and Denise from Portugal. We then had a short drive to Highfield Park hotel, our base for the Drive.
Visits during the 2 days included the Milestone Living History Museum in Basingstoke, The Vyne, a National Trust house and Mike Waller’s private collection of classic cars and bicycles. We were pleased that David & Erica Tipton joined us on both days, and Christopher & Ann Balfour joined us on the Wednesday.
The sun shone brightly during the Drive, and we were able to have celebratory fizz on the hotel’s veranda while listening to our President’s speech before our celebratory dinner. The raffle raised £140, and Doug & Kathleen Crowther were presented with the Ainsworth Trophy.
It really was a wonderful 2 days; it was such a pleasure to spend time together after such a long time. After lunch on Thursday, there were lots of hugs before we all returned home.