Are Classic car owners obsessed with the weather? I think it plays a huge part in the question 'is it going to rain and should I take my car out'? I have to admit at this event I left Sumini parked at home simply because I was feeling lazy and didn't want to polish her gain.
The weather did make a different, after a day of rain, numbers were certainly down, but the sunshine came out during the evening, allowing us to have a good look at the cars and a chin-wag in the car park.
Robert Dean braved the rain and came all the way from Ashford in his Bentley, along with his son Albert who is fast becoming a petrol head. I hear a rumour he wants a classic Mini!
The feel of The Spinning Wheel event is very different from Westerham Brewery. As always Shampan staff are very attentive and are proud to have recently achieved a 5 star rating for restaurant. We are lucky to have a private room, our own bar serving a wide range of drinks and even an outside terrace. Because the event is held at the restaurant the selection of buffet style curries is wider and most of the dishes are medium strength, however we have put in a special request for mild ones for future events!
Curries and conversation flowed, and by the end of the evening it felt like we had know each other for years.
This time is was the turn of the Shampan waiters to choose their favourite car and they picked Pete's E-type Jaguar. Pete gets a meal for two at Shampan.
With such a good selection of cars I would find it a difficult task to pick my favourite, but I do have a soft spot for the blue Bubble car that turns up regularly. Both Robert's Bentley and the Bubble car were owned by their father's, which is lovely to learn the cars had been passed down to the next generation and continue to be appreciated.
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Photos by Lee Pegrum