Car Club Double Fun Day

What is a person to do when both the car clubs we belong to plan events for the same day?  Well, go to both, of course!!  Starting out in the morning, the British Car Club met at in Fletcher for an annual drive around the countryside to the Amish farm for lunch.  We had a great turnout for this drive, always popular, even on a drizzly morning like this one.  That’s our red Mini on the right, one of 22 cars on the drive.

British Car Club Troyer Drive at From My Carolina Home

Our club has a lot of different marques, and a few drivers were brave enough to put the tops down.

British Car Club Troyer Drive at From My Carolina Home

The Delorean parked behind a light blue Jaguar.  In front, a burgundy MGA.

British Car Club Troyer Drive at From My Carolina Home

With everyone assembled, we set off on the back roads, winding around the mountains.

British Car Club Troyer Drive at From My Carolina Home

We went east from Fletcher, out through the apple orchards and around cornfields.

British Car Club Troyer Drive at From My Carolina Home

We dodged the raindrops along the way.  For the past couple of weeks, we have had some rain every day.  It is maddening for trying to get the veranda painting finished, but it makes the mountainsides lush and green.

British Car Club Troyer Drive at From My Carolina Home

Clouds covered the sun all day.  The darker areas threatened more rain.

British Car Club Troyer Drive at From My Carolina Home

We drove all around the apple orchards, and out to Bat Cave before turning north.  I took several photos of the apple trees, but they all came out blurry.  They are heavy with apples, all green and will ripen over the next month or two into the main agricultural crop of our county.

British Car Club Troyer Drive at From My Carolina Home

In Bat Cave, we crossed over a stone bridge, and a high running Rocky Broad River.

British Car Club Troyer Drive at From My Carolina Home

We arrived at Troyer’s Amish Store, and parked in the meadow all together.

British Car Club Troyer Drive at From My Carolina Home

We had so many cars, we needed two rows here plus more on the side.

British Car Club Troyer Drive at From My Carolina Home

Fun to see all of them parked together, an impromptu British Car Show.  All the other visitors to the store that day were coming over and taking pictures.

British Car Club Troyer Drive at From My Carolina Home

The pavilion on the left is where we collected to eat our sandwiches. Made by Troyers, they were piled high with fresh cut deli meats and lots of fixin’s on homemade bread.  Mine was roast beef and provolone on sourdough bread with lots of lettuce and home grown tomato.  Yum!

British Car Club Troyer Drive at From My Carolina Home

The store is an older white house, made into the shop and deli, with lovely gardens and flowers all around the house.

British Car Club Troyer Drive at From My Carolina Home

This drive event is so popular with club members, we do it every year. You can see more about the farm on my posts from years past at A Trip in the Mountain Countryside. and again the following year, I showed their Gardens.

British Car Club Troyer Drive at From My Carolina Home

When we had our lunch and a bit of time to shop the store, the group drove together to Terry and Mary Alice’s home for dessert.  Mary Alice had made several cakes and goodies to serve our crowd for dessert.

British Car Club Troyer Drive at From My Carolina Home

Mary Alice is a Master Gardener, and her gardens are superb.  I’ve also posted about her garden one year with another car club drive in 2015 – Mary Alice’s Garden.

British Car Club Troyer Drive at From My Carolina Home

We headed home for a bit of rest, then changed clothes and drove up to Asheville to meet the Mini Cooper club.

Mini Cooper Club Dinner at From My Carolina Home

We had dinner at a Japanese restaurant called Green Tea Sushi.  You know I cannot resist sushi when I have the opportunity!  This is a Rainbow Roll with an oyster roll.  Itadakimasu!!

Mini Cooper Club Dinner at From My Carolina Home

What are you up to this weekend?

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8 thoughts on “Car Club Double Fun Day

  1. Looks like a lot of fun! That front porch painting may have to wait for the fall, when the air is always a bit dryer! I have a fence that is “going green”, and needs power washed and painted. I would like to play Tom Sawyer with it, but too close to the road to have the kids help. How fun to see the wide variety of cars in the British Club. That Amish store looks like the perfect stop! Good planning. Finished another sundress yesterday, not sure what this afternoon will bring.

  2. Brenda Ackerman

    How fun you must have had with all of the beautiful country to see and visiting with the members of the car clubs over two delicious meals! I always enjoy your posts on your car clubs. All of the beauty you share and the various sites that you visit and share about their specialties also. Plus, the cars. I am not much on cars but my Dad was and it helps me remember special things about him. So thank you always for sharing these posts with us. I really do enjoy them and appreciate them! Have a marvelous day.

  3. Jill McCaughey

    We, too, had a great Mini Roadster, silver with red stripes, named John Cooper (what else?) and our licence plate was Miniac! Miss that little car, but I don’t miss all 6 gears and driving in the city with it. We sold it, but have fond memories of road trips to Banff and surrounding areas. Jill in Calgary/Phoenix

  4. Lovely to be sat here in the UK seeing pictures of all those British cars touring the US countryside. My son has a 1979 MGB that looks lovely but requires quite a lot of attention to keep it roadworthy . By brother has a soft-top Triumph Stag as his fun car but a modern car for every day use. Did you all manage to travel around without any breakdowns? The Mini Coopers look great all in a row. I used to live in Oxford where the Minis are manufactured. The car plant is huge.

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