Hawke's Bay British & European Car Club Inc.




January 15th

Neville Taylor organised the January run - The Tour de Manawatu

10 cars left Hastings and headed south, the weather was fine and sunny and there were tops down on all the soft tops.  We collected Merv and Sharon in Dannevirke and carried on to Woodville.  There was some wet stuff falling out of the sky at Woodville - oops tops up, something we haven't seen for quite some time.  A coffee and comfort stop then off over to the Te Apiti Windfarm, it was blowing a gale and raining but not cold.  As we headed back up the Pohangina Valley the sun came out and we were in awe of the landscape - green and lush!  We stopped at Totara Reserve and as it was hot, sunny and no wind, there we stayed for a bit longer than planned but some went down to the river and others took the time to chat.  By the time we headed back into Palmerston North the rain had once again started to fall so we made use of our back up venue for the club provided lunch.  Sue & Steven's daughter owns Contours Gym and we made full use of the area available to set ourselves up and have our lunch before heading back home.  A huge thank you to Neville Taylor for organising this run and to Mel Butler and Contours for the use of the gym.