Sun Shines on Summer Sunday Run

On the 24th June, Yeovil Car Club held their inaugural ‘Summer Sunday Run’ which replaced the much loved ‘Classic Car Tour’ that was retired after 30 years. Stunning weather was the order of the day, and the event started at the beautiful Sparkford Hall, which with their delightful grounds was an ideal place to start. Nearly 60 vehicles attended and the event was open to both members and non-members. Their owners began the day with a tea or coffee and sausage or bacon roll. After this sustenance, the route map was distributed and the cars were waved off by club president, Colin Gosney. The route wandered through various Somerset villages and country lanes, and some members said the route was ‘challenging’.

The mid-point for lunch was the stunning Orchardleigh Estate at Frome, where Yeovil Car Club had a huge meadow set aside for their cars. Some participants had taken picnics with them, whilst other people preferred a carvery lunch at Orchardleigh Golf Club.

The afternoon journey was a different, slightly shorter route, with the cars arriving back at Sparkford Hall where a cream tea awaited them.

The Yeovil Car Club cup was awarded to Derek Fowler of Milborne Port who won with his 1963 Austin Healey 3000.

An enjoyable time was had by all, so here’s to next year’s run!


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