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NSS Rest and Be Thankful Run
Sun 7th Jun 2009
organised by Tayside Scotland

Car Count : 10
 
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What a fabulous day out it was today.
We started off at Inchture with everyone there on time and a nice surprise to have Neil and Callie & Alf join us. We were already expecting Gerry up from Alloa with his MGF with his naughty 2 litre Honda Civic R engine, but he brought along his mate Dave in his MGF too. What an eclectic mix to start a day which was to bring us rain, shine, mountains High and Valleys Low.
Malcolm and Eileen had scouted the route and the lunch venue some weeks prior and this proved to make for a very smooth run with no hitches, and more to the point, many thrills. To see how beautiful Scotland really is was the highlight for us all. The company and the food were just what the doctor ordered... even if the Oyster Bar staff did get one or 2 dishes to us that we didn't order.
From Inchture we headed off the A90 and onto country roads to Crief, Crianlarich and to the Oyster Bar at Clachan, near Cairndow, Via the Rest and Be Thankful. The view from the Rest and Be Thankful is stunning. A house in the Glen below looks like a matchbox toy for a train spotters miniature Country Scene such is the scale of the area around.
At lunch we recharged our batteries and had a good old natter. Dave and Gerry left us to go back to Kilsyth and Alloa only after Dave and John realised they both went to the same High School and some well kent names cropped up with many fond memories. At the Lunch we were joined by Tom from Giffnock. It was great to see Tom and to reinforce the belief that we are all one club, regardless of geographical location. We headed back eastward via Inveraray, and Stopped at the Green Welly at Tyndrum to have an ice cream or a cuppy. John peeled away at Coupar Angus after a change of route was agreed which involved going back to Dundee via Dunkeld and Coupar Angus.  After the run I feel sure we all know our cars a bit better or have become re-acquainted with the handling and supreme fun to be had from them.
I say, bring on the next run!
A big thank you to Malcolm and Eileen for Scouting and for everyone for making a super day, including our MGF friends who are now, I am sure pondering over which model of MX-5 to buy.

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7th Jun 2009 23:35 :: Malcolm MacBain
I don't care how good the wedding is - I bet Colin is dead jealous that he missed this run.
Seriously good fun today boys & girls, apart from the occassional mobile road blocks (Sunday drivers) - I am getting so intolerant in my old age.

8th Jun 2009 00:10 :: John
I can't agree more. A really excellent run. It ticked ALL the boxes Malcolm. I'm sure F7 is livid that he was in Drumnadrookit and not at the Pink Oyster Bar (or maybe he does frequent such a place from time to time?). Just messing. Colin will be back to check my spelling and give me a ticking off quicker than you can say "Vegetable Soup" when they try to give you Cullen Skink.

8th Jun 2009 11:41 :: Colin
Sounds as though you all had a great time. Coincidentally I also did the Dunkeld to Dundee stretch yesterday afternoon (about 2pm)which you all did; you were obviously all driving far too slowly to catch me ...

8th Jun 2009 11:41 :: Colin
Sounds as though you all had a great time. Coincidentally I also did the Dunkeld to Dundee stretch yesterday afternoon (about 2pm)which you all did; you were obviously all driving far too slowly to catch me ...

8th Jun 2009 11:43 :: Colin
Rats - darned double post!
Forgot to add a huge thank you to Malc and John who coped more than ably in my absence.

8th Jun 2009 13:45 :: Alex
Another excellent outing, and the weather just about held up it's side of the bargain. As to the Sunday drivers Malcolm, unfortunately you missed out a little there by leading. Playing catch up was......let's say fun.  Be fair Colin, we were barely through our first course when you passed Dunkeld. Now if we'd only finished our main course, we could have given you a run for your money. Besides, the casual observer might think your allegiance to the club is waning now that you've got one of those saloon thingies. You could have met us  at Tyndrum for a cone and joined in the fun on the way back. Thanks again to Malcolm and John for another well organised run.

9th Jun 2009 07:33 :: Ian
Sounds like you all had a great day, enjoyed reading the report and looking at the photos. Itís a pity it conflicted with our Tech Day as Jacqueline and I would have loved to have joined you, oh well perhaps the next time.

Best wishes

Ian Ness
Website Administrator

9th Jun 2009 22:14 :: neil t
Thanks to all Callie and I had a great day out. Do this run a lot(in ford transit) with my work but have always wanted to try it since I got the roadster. It's more fun in the wee car!

9th Jun 2009 22:15 :: neil t
Thanks to all Callie and I had a great day out. Do this run a lot(in ford transit) with my work but have always wanted to try it since I got the roadster. It's more fun in the wee car!

9th Jun 2009 22:19 :: neil t
Thanks to all Callie and I had a great day out. Do this run a lot(in ford transit) with my work but have always wanted to try it since I got the roadster. It's more fun in the wee car!

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