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The Halloween Run
Sun 31st Oct 2010
organised by Central Scotland

Car Count : 16
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The Halloween Run

Sunday 31st October 2010

Halloween was the chosen date for our last run of the year, and a spooky one it turned out to be. A misty and gloomy morning added to the atmosphere as we gathered at Stirling services for the start of the run. As the dozen cars and 21 members arrived it was clear we were in for a fun day, well, how often do we have pumpkins, spiders, rats, bats and fangs adorning our precious machines.


It was great to meet new members Morag and Ross joining us on their first event. Iím sure they must have wondered if they had stumbled into some strange religious car cult, yes the cloaked, clawed sister of Cruella was with us.

Leaving Stirling and driving up into the Carron Valley it didnít take long before the mist cleared and we were into brilliant sunshine, perfect conditions for a late October run.  We wound our way through Fintry, Kippen and Thornhill where a lucky black cat crossed our path and almost lost one of its lives. Then, at our rendezvous point in Comrie, we joined forces with our NSS friends.


With our numbers now increased to 16 cars and 26 members, we continued on to our lunch stop at The Clachan Cottage Hotel in Lochearnhead.

Parking at the side of the loch gave us the chance to watch some of the last water sports activities of the season before heading indoors for some much needed food and refreshments. Following a hearty lunch it was then time for the judging of the Spooky Car Competition. A unanimous show of hands saw Jacqueline being presented with the winning prize for her scary creation (yes, the CAR). We also held our last raffle of the year in aid of Maggies Cancer Caring Centres and raised a fantastic £68 which will be added to the £612 already raised during the year. We wish to thank everyone who contributed prizes and purchased tickets. It is very much appreciated.


The final part of the run saw us trundling over the Trossachs to Aberfoyle and the end of yet another fun MX-5 Scotland event. The day was greatly enhanced by the attendance of our NSS friends, we hope you all had an enjoyable day. To Morag and Ross we hope you also enjoyed your first club event and that weíll see you both many more times in 2011.

Report By: Ian Ness


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31st Oct 2010 17:04 :: Rossnmo
Our first run. Great fun. People, food, weather and roads all fantastic. We'll be back.

31st Oct 2010 18:05 :: alice
thank you Ian for a fantastic day, hope to come on some of centrals runs again next year, and thanks guys for seeing me safely home.

31st Oct 2010 18:57 :: Colin (alf)
Grand day out,Thanks Ian and Cruella.Don`t know how we got to Aberfoyle,i thought i was chasing you ! Alex your right hood down in the dark,its like flying.

31st Oct 2010 19:12 :: Alex
Excellent day out with a good run, good blether and good company. Mind you, it was so dark by the time I got home I thought I'd been on a night time chippie run as well

31st Oct 2010 19:34 :: Tom,Jen and jake
Grand day out,sun shining,roofs down,good company,good food,good natter.fab Even met the witch in the car  park in Abefoyle with her goulish hubby !! alias Ian and jackie and to top that we won a bottle of wine from the raffle which we are now enjoying watching the tv

31st Oct 2010 19:45 :: tom (tjay)
message to ross and Mo,any chance you can send me a copy of the fotos you took of my black Mx5 which was in front of you.cheers,Tom

31st Oct 2010 20:15 :: chic and heather
Good run to end a good year - excellent weather,scenery, roads and food.
Nice to have new members along, good to see many old faces and as ever a pleasure to have the company of members from Tayside.
Thanks to Ian and Jacqueline for organising the day out.

31st Oct 2010 21:37 :: JimF
A really good day out, weather superb for MX5 driving. As usual, great company and food.
Thanks to Ian and Jacqueline for all their work and looking forward to next years runs.

1st Nov 2010 10:13 :: Eileen & Richard
Lovely day out, great weather, scenery, food and company.  Big thanks to Ian & Jacqueline for organising the day.Good to see the guys from NSS again.

1st Nov 2010 11:00 :: Stella & Nige
What a fabby day, great to meet new members too. The steak pie was still with us at 8 pm! Many thanks to Ian and Cruella again for a great day out.

1st Nov 2010 17:47 :: Gavin
Great roads, good company and good food. Thanks to Ian and Jacqueline for organising things.

3rd Nov 2010 13:24 :: Susan
Thanks for organising another great run. Scenery was amazing, lunch very tasty, and chatter all good. Looking forward to 2011 runs!

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