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Callander Classic Weekend
Sat 26th Aug 2006 to Sun 27th Aug 2006
organised by Central Scotland

Car Count : 26
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Saturday..I arrived at Ben Ledi park, just after 10:15, after a predominately hood down and dry journey from Glasgow. A few others soon joined me and we set about the bewildering task of assembling the all new spacious and wind proof gazebo, with many hands making lighter work in no time we had the gazebo in position. The Central Scotland Clubís new pop-up banner was unveiled for the first time, this certainly made Stevieís day when he discovered his car featured on it. We were allocated the very same pitch as last year, although there was no sign of the promised featured area, or crop circle as we fondly called it, in fact there seemed to be a noticeable shortage of stewards and exhibitors for this years Saturday event, perhaps with the very long Classic Car Run to Loch Rannoch taking place it was thought to be unnecessary to waste resources. With the arrival of nearly all our members, we were now able to welcome our visitors Bill & Carolyn from Tyne Tees and Mick & Amanda along with Neill & Sam from Yorkshire Ridings.

Lunch  beckoned as we set off to Thornhill for a bite to eat, fortunately the Lion & Unicorn had extended their car park meaning the large group of cars could park up easier than in previous years.
After lunch our usual Trossachs route was taken and at times at a somewhat slow pace, mainly due to the holiday traffic, but at least it gave our guests a taste of the Dukes Pass. 
After a little bit of car cleaning in between the showers, we packed up for the day and headed back to our various hotels, time to spruce up for the party at Richard & Eileenís.
Richard had once again pulled out all the stops and managed to get hold of a Marquee for the eveningís barbeque. A great time was had by all as we were entertained by the Guitar and songs of Sandy, with assistance from Charles and James.
Sunday arrived and so did the rain, although not quite as bad as last year, you couldnít help getting that same old feeling of what was to follow. Within no time we had our full compliment of 26 cars on display, we decided to take the bold step and create another featured circle ourselves, albeit this one was unmarked, but it meant we could have two circles with two examples of each mark on show.
A few showers tried to spoil the event but not long after 2pm the sun broke through and stayed with us for the rest of the day. The public seemed to like our positioning of the cars as comments were very favourable and as a bonus we managed to sign up a few new members,
Voting slips for our Car of the Year competition were handed out to each of the members in attendance  and after the votes were carefully counted, Tracy was presented with the Trophy for her  shiny Black Mk-1 Roadster, runner up was Graham Bell with his tastefully modified Red Mk-2.

Another fantastic Callander Classic event and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone taking part, both at the rally field and at the party on Saturday night. A huge thanks to Richard and Eileen for their commitment and hospitality. A  not to be forgotten thanks to Mary who started organising the accommodation way back in January. Congratulations to Tracy for winning the Car of the Year and thank you somebody up there for finally letting the sun shine through.


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27th Aug 2006 13:52 :: Jim Tolson
Day 1
Good turn out from the MX-5 Club. Pity about the rest and the weather ;-)

28th Aug 2006 00:51 :: Rob and Margaret
Another wonderful weekend. A great meal on Friday in excellent company and a fantastic BBQ on Saturday, thanks to Richard and Eileen for all the hard work and hospitality,to Sandy and Chas for the entertainment, and thanks to Douglas for all the arrangements.
Congratulations to Tracy for car of the year.

28th Aug 2006 01:11 :: graeme
Good to see everyone at the BBQ last night. Thanks to Richard & Eileen for their excellent hospitality (again)

28th Aug 2006 01:51 :: alec and honey
had great day, nice to meet everyone well done Tracy spot on mx5 hope to see you all soon. Alec

28th Aug 2006 18:20 :: john&heather
Great weekend, many thanks to Richard and Eileen for the BBQ and Sandy for the music also to Douglas for organising the event.

29th Aug 2006 02:09 :: Dot and Chas
Great weekend again,thanks to Douglas,Eileen and Richard for all their work,organisation and hospitality.Also to Sandy for the entertainment.Congratulations to Tracy and her car!

29th Aug 2006 02:17 :: Paul Hotchkiss
Thanks to you all for the warm welcome you gave to Rachel and I. It was good to meet you all and I look forward to meeting you all again soon.

29th Aug 2006 16:49 :: tracy
Had a great day. What a wonderful turn out for the club; and nice to see everyone again. Thanks to everyone who voted for my car! And welcome to Alec & Honey.

29th Aug 2006 16:57 :: graham and rachel
fantastic weekend! we both enjoyed ourselfs, along with the lunch on Saturday. Better weather on Sunday wich made it better for all off us.
Thanks to douglas for all the organisation. Congrats to Tracy.:-)

29th Aug 2006 18:20 :: Heather and Chic
Another grand weekend - special thanks to Mary for organising the accommodation - Eileen and Richard for their hospitality - Sandy and Chas for the entertainment and to Douglas for all his usual hard work - it was good to see everyone and lets not forget the weather also played its part to a successful weekend.

30th Aug 2006 01:57 :: Tom & Barbara
Thoroughly enjoyed the weekend! A Big Thanks to All of the Organisers and Hosts.

30th Aug 2006 02:21 :: lochpark
Great weekend, from start to finish.

Good food and company on Friday evening, just a pity room 9 didn't like the entertainment.

Thanks to Douglas for all the hard work organising the weekend and providing shelter from the drizzle.

Special thanks to Richard and Eileen for their hard work transport arrangements and hospitality on Saturday and last but not least to Sandy and his backing band for the entertainment

30th Aug 2006 14:11 :: Richard & Eileen
Great weekend! Better weather certainly helps.

Thanks to everyone that helped out!

Big thanks to Sandy, Sean (is that spelt right, apologies if not) Chick and Charles for the help erecting the Marquee, and to James and Charles for help taking it down last night

30th Aug 2006 21:42 :: Jim
Day 2
What a fabulous day! Sunshine, showers and loads and loads of great cars ;-)

Thanks to Douglas and all the others involved in organising the event, it was fabulous!

A grea turn out from the MX-5 club and well done to Tracy!

31st Aug 2006 13:56 :: Robin
Very interesting day for me. It was good to meet fellow enthusiasts with a large variety of 5s',and not a hard top amongst you! I was impressed also with all the work a lot of owners have invested in their cars, and with all the arrangements made re shelter and so on. Definately sending off an application to join the club.

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