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The Fish n' Chip Run
Sun 24th Feb 2013
organised by Central Scotland

Car Count : 11
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The Fish n' Chip Run

Sunday 24th February 2013

The day was cold but dry for our first run of the year. When we arrived at the car park Robert, Lesley and Chris were chatting to our new member Jim with his co-driver David. Old friends Neil and Jean came down from the Wheel as they were up for a coffee. Everyone else arrived in dribs and drabs and then at 13.10 we left the car park, we waited for another couple who did not arrive [Hope everything was ok]. The snow was threatening but our hardy lot had the roofs down as we set off. [The white stuff wasn't going to stop us.]

Clean Cars at the Falkirk Wheel

We began the run with 11 shiny showroom condition cars, we went through UFO land, Slamannan, Bathgate and over the Bangour road; there was no shine to be found on any of the cars when we stopped at Dobbies for a comfort break.

Dirty Cars at Dobbies

After the warm drinks and I shall not name the people who had HUGE buns too, we then set off down to Dechmont over the DUSTY hills skirting Linlithgow and up pass Cairnpapple, down towards Torphichen and then down the Avon gorge heading towards Linlithgow Bridge. We headed for Boíness but veered down Nether and North Kinneil having spectacular views of the River Forth and the Chemical factories at Kinneil and Grangemouth. We eventually arrived at Benny Tís as the shutters were going up. 11 dirty, dusty cars met with a lovely shiny car with Raymond and Marcia who came to joined us for Tea.

Fish & Chips at Benny t's

We were met with a warm welcome [as usual] from Mark the owner. After the orders were taken it was raffle time and £57.00 was collected for Erskine, our Charity of the year. Ali and Janet did a sterling job. A big thanks to all who donated a prize and bought the tickets. After the Fish & Chips some of us had the lovely Tablet Ice-cream Mmmmmm.

Lots of catching up time was had then it was time to say our good-byes. We all had another great day with great friends.

[Ok! Wattie some dirty roads, but after the Golf tomorrow you can wash Maizie then tuck her up nice and cosy in her garage.]
Hope to see you all at the next Pub night or run.
Drive safely

Report by: Maria

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24th Feb 2013 19:45 :: alan
im jealous wish i could have joined you all. looking forward to easter trip and western mazda.

24th Feb 2013 21:12 :: chic
Good day out to start the year - fish and chips were as good as ever and very filling - company as always made the day

24th Feb 2013 21:44 :: Robert Craig
Thanks for a great day and benny T's for amazing fish and chips.  Looking forward to the summer.

25th Feb 2013 14:49 :: neil & Jean
Thanks to Maria and Jim for a great day.
Looking forward to many runs this season.
neil & Jean

25th Feb 2013 15:36 :: Jim and Maria
Enjoyed our first run of the year. Thanks to everyone who attended and to Benny T for the superb fish and chips. A good sum of £57 was collected in the raffle, thank you to everyone who supplied prizes.

25th Feb 2013 22:08 :: Marcia & Raymond
I expect some of the dirt washed off hen the heavens opened after goodbyes were said! A nice meal once again at this popular venue. Thanks to Maria & Jim for organising.

25th Feb 2013 22:13 :: Sprinzel
Yes, I admit it.  The camera never lies.  On the day it was us that had big buns.  You can take that any way you like.  Next time Jim, catch my good side where I bear a passing resemblance to George Clooney. 
A good day out and we both enjoyed the run and meeting you all.  Looking forward to the next one.

26th Feb 2013 09:09 :: wattie97
Another good day out with our MX5 cronies. A nice run followed with a smashing fish supper.Car all washed and clean again. Well done Fordies.
      Wattie & Janet.

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