March is part way through the apple harvest season, and a good excuse to put a number of elements together. Apple and apple based produce, a jumping castle, bands, tractors, dog massage (!), paella, slow brewed organic coffee, beer, and of course classic cars. This and more became another Lenswood Harvest Festival.
A broad representation of the Classic Car community gathered – everything from a Riley 9 with a fibreglass body, to a full LPG gas powered 32 Ford 3 window coupe. Ours and the Riley Clubs had a friendly face-off and were given the task of judging each other’s best of examples, with a People’s Choice to be decided as well.
Mine [and a few others] favourite was a Riley 9 that didn’t seem to have much Riley left on it. See below. Alternator conversion, fibreglass everywhere, home made SU trumpets, laser cut friction dampers, reverse H pattern shift, and originality be damned. Even the screens were off a 50’s Holden.
Clear winner for the day was in fact El Presidente – Kevin Caire, whose Bugeye took out People’s Choice and the Riley Club’s favourite trophies. Kevin was of course at his son’s wedding, so while Chris and Barb [who had brought the car up], were not looking, Ken Dutch and I impersonated Kevin, and grabbed the trophies at the presentation. Ken makes a better Kevin than I do….
One final note – Lobethal Bierhaus turned up. Nothing fancy, just a truck, four kegs and bottles and a pile of plastic cups. Good fun day out had by all – somthing you have to put in your diaries again next year. As one smart arse band singer said when introducing the next song – “Enjoy…OR ELSE!!”