Here's a few pictures from the Mini World Riviera Run 3rd - 5th May 2003.
Dave & Neil, a couple of scary looking members
(of the Ashford Mini Owners Club) at 6:30am.
A few shots from the drive to Newquay on Saturday.
Trying to assemble the new £15.00 AMOC gazebo proved a bit tricky in the force 9 wind, so in the end we modified for storm conditions by shortening the legs by 1 pole and wrapping a couple of sides with blue tarpaulin.
Sunday morning the ducks seemed impressed with the gazebo, though Dave had trouble taking in its full glory - or perhaps it's apocalyptic flapping intruded on his sleep ?
While we were waiting for the afternoon cruise, we decided to go for a 2 hour drive for fish & chips at Tintagel.
As we left for the afternoon cruise we had a motorcycle escort towards Newquay!
The cruise took in some splendid local roads, some of which we shouldn't have been on, but the deliberate mistakes on the route notes just added a little 'something' (about 10 miles prob'ly).
Some obscure monkey type pictures.. Yes, he is gaffer taped onto a radio controlled car.
Radio controlled monkey vid to be uploaded when edited down from 11MB !!
Night vision pics of the monkey (still) playing on the RC car, Dave on Prozac, and Steve being eaten by a sleeping bag.
Mondays cruise had some nice wiggly little roads, but was let down by a stunning lack of planning (like no info on when it would start or who was organising it), so we ended up mostly on our own :-( We saw lots of cars leaving the site, but no one knew if they were off for the cruise or just going home. Conspiracy I reckon, but I'm not paranoid, the voices in my head told me so.
On the way back home it rained, a bit, occasionally, on and off, sometimes like a lake.
We had a few impromptu convoys with other Minis heading our way.... OK I'll admit it, we sort of grouped around other Minis so they didn't have much choice ;-)
Erm, a few more 'almost' home pictures !