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Written by MiniClan   
Mar 19, 2006 at 12:00 AM
A gathering of 24 Minis and 2 support cars (a Clio Sport and a Honda coupe), met up at Largs Marina in fine sunny weather, admired by many people out for leisurely Sunday walks.

Even before the route plan had been handed out, the first Mini dropped out!! The reason however was unexpected visitors at home.

Our morning run took us through many local towns and villages, the looks on local faces were priceless as the local church was just coming out. They must have thought they had just entered a time warp back to the swinging sixtys!

Lunch stop was at a usual watering hold for The Mini Clan outings - can you guess where it was?

Our Afternoon run route triggered our second retiral as someone had to head back to work at 4pm, but we are sure we shall see them again on another run. The rest of the clan left as scheduled, but some 5 miles down the road at Hurlford, we had our 3rd retiral of the day - the organisers son Ross, whos "brakes went quite mushy" and had to limp home (a big thanks to all those who helped him at the time).

As we headed over some very quiet and fantastic roads to drive, we found we were driving past 6 foot walls of snow, where the snow plough had cut through the drifts!!

The convoy continued on the fantiastic roads to New Cumnock and then down to Girvan before heading up the Ayrshire Coast. On such a clear day, it looked like you could have walked out to Ailsa Craig!

At the end stage the wonderful experienced was revealed to us as being the Tam O'Shanter Experience, and various (lost?!?) parties had to be phoned and guided in.

Overall it was a great day out and special thanks should go to those with the parts and skills to fix up the couple of 'Mini issues' we encountered.
Last Updated ( Apr 09, 2006 at 07:53 PM )
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