Swaffham being just 34 miles from Diss you would think not a lot could go wrong.
We started off from the park hotel none of us with hoods fitted apart from mike. There was a dark cloud when we left but this had been the normal and no rain had come of it so off we set. About five miles from Diss there was a bit of rain, but not enough to worry us so we continued.
A couple of miles further and it turned to much heavier rain and hale, rain I can take but not hale (driving at seventy with your eyes closed is not good)
I pulled over into a large lay-by to fit my hood, and the others followed apart from Peter who couldn’t fit.
After fitting the hood and getting soaked into the bargain we set off again.
A couple of miles down the road I passed Pete fitting his hood, knowing that Pete knew the way (he lives just five mile from the event) I just continued. Others not know this stopped with him.
I soon found that I couldn’t see anyone in my mirrors apart from Andy I pulled over again.
After a couple of minutes Mike and Gerry passed , and off we set again, soon to reach Thetford .At this stage Andy decided he had had enough and headed back to Bury.
I know how he felt even more so as I passed within feet of my home.
Soon after Thetford the hale and rain stopped and the sun came back out.
We eventually arrived at Swaffham and the event.
I was asked to supply the club details and was presented with commemorative plagues.
It was a good show with plenty to see and do but in true hoodie style we just walked a round and had a chat and admired the cars present and indulged in a free, yes free cup of tea.
We were pointed in the direction of another robin hood by Mike's Dad, Hue. This car turned out to be Andrew Tigue and his Sub K.
The sun stayed out for the couple of hours that we stayed. But started to rain again on the way home.
Martin Pidd 2B, Bob Rowell S7, Peter Blackmore 2B. Alan Ryman 3A, Lorraine & Mike Shearing 2B, Gerry Cole 2B, Martin Salisbury S7,Andrew Tigue Sub K