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Xmas Mystery Run
Sun 3rd Dec 2006
organised by Central Scotland

Car Count : 13
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Xmas Lunch Run
A mystery run had been promoted on the web site and almost up until the last moment the route was still a mystery to the organizer…me, the problem being that the heavy rain which had bombarded the Central Belt that whole week had in fact closed many roads, so it was a real gamble on the day to stick to plan A, and as luck would have it we pulled it off. Leaving Pirnhall in the morning with cars decked in xmas decorations and the crews dressed in red & white Santa hats, the party mood was still apparent, dry conditions meant the roofs were down as we waved to passing motorists, but this was to be short lived for as soon as we got to Fintry we could take no more of the getting heavier by the minute downpour, it was time to stop and raise the roofs, which is where they remained for the rest of the day. A real miserable day followed… but hey, have we ever let that stop us, undaunted we carried on dodging the puddles and rivers that flowed down the roadsides.
A Lunch stop in Aberfoyle followed by a wee bit of fun with the large puddles in the car park…if I said the Splash Green car lived up to his name you'll know what I mean. It was then back to Stirling where we quickly said our goodbyes without getting any wetter.

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3rd Dec 2006 22:05 :: Robin
Best driving lesson& experience I can recall. Thanks for your patience if I lagged a bit. Floods just added a challenge.    Fantastic fun.

3rd Dec 2006 22:39 :: John & Carol
Thanks Douglas, Christmas theme was mad, Santa Rob even turned up! Nice to see as many cars turn up on such a drab day. Run was brilliant, Scotland's scenery is still awesome no matter the weather conditions. Mr Sym yer a nutter! :-)

3rd Dec 2006 23:03 :: john&heather
(john) the colour of the car is SPLASH green afterall, but what a wonderful day, Scotland trully is beautiful even in the most extreme weather conditions - well done to douglas for the choice of roads, many thanks to all for a great weekend.

3rd Dec 2006 23:11 :: Rich & AJ
What a great run, thanks Douglas for our magical mystery tour. A nice way to be integrated into the MX5 community.Merry Christmas everyone, see you on Jan 2nd

4th Dec 2006 00:02 :: Rob and Margaret
Many thanks Douglas for an excellent choice of roads. Even the weather couldn't spoil the day, it really was a "magical mystery tour".

Anyone know if it's ok to put a Santa beard in the tumble dryer?

4th Dec 2006 03:22 :: Colin
(Should it not be) Thanks douglas, excellent choice of car park !!!!!

Another smashing run, spectacular despite the weather. Strangest sight must John Sym piloting U-19 (DIVE, DIVE, DIVE). Now you know what happens if you leave the port-holes open ;-# !!! are mx5 - HARDCORE

4th Dec 2006 15:23 :: Jim n Cecile
It was a greatand special driving experience.. thank you for your patience with us trying to get our feet wet.(pun intended)My highlight of the day was the cars diving in the flood waters... whoohooooo what a rush!!!

5th Dec 2006 02:14 :: Dot and Chas
Great run on great rivers oops sorry meant roads!!!
Hope John has dried out!Great photo on the forum of Splash Green.
Thanks to Douglas and Gavin for a wonderful day!

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