The day got off to a gloomy start - it had rained during the night and was threatening more at
06.00am on the morning of the 2009 Uxbridge Autoshow.
The club hadn't been to this show before - that was a new experience.
We spent the whole of last year in the rain - that was NOT a new
experience and ideally one not to be repeated!
Nevertheless, we all packed our optimism into our respective Capri boots and off we set,
seemingly from all points of Berkshire and Hampshire.
We decided to elaborate on a technique previously and successfully employed when we visited the
Classic Ford Show at Santa Pod - meet on the motorway, adjusting speed accordingly in order to
meet up en route.
And it worked perfectly, despite taking place across the M3, M4 and M25 motorways!
We sailed into the show like a dream with Sharon at the head of our little convoy of six Fords - no queue,
just straight in! After a little confusion attempting to find our stand, amidst mutterings of
"never trust a woman's directions...", we finally took our place in the generously proportioned plot.