Last weekend, we had a summer fun run with one of our car clubs. This club is primarily old British cars, and the turnout was fantastic. It was apparent that everyone had a serious case of cabin fever.
We met in Etowah, a very small community west of Hendersonville. Yes, those are two yellow Jaguars, and there is a third yellow one in the club that couldn’t make it that day. One of those was a group leader, driven by co-drive leader Dorothy. There will be a show sponsored by the club at the end of September that will feature Jaguars. Our modern MINI was next in the line.
The drive leader for our group was my buddy, Gail, fellow card stamper and MINI owner. Her MINI is one of the old original versions. We were the sweeper for her group. There was a nice symmetry to the group with an older MINI leading and a new one to sweep. Being the sweeper means we radio to the lead when all the cars have made turns, and we are the ones to stop if someone has trouble. This avoids everyone behind a car in trouble from stopping and creating an unsafe situation.
So, off we went, half the cars in one group and half in the other. Gail and Dorothy had a fun thing planned for us, something we’ve not done before. The drive route was a big loop, coming back to the same location. One group drove the route clockwise, and the other group went counterclockwise.
Beautiful arbored roads with some nice twisty curves made the driving fun. This time it was my turn to drive, and My Sweet Babboo got these photos.
We headed up towards Jeter Mountain.
Winding around the mountain, the views were lovely.
Halfway around the loop, we passed the other group going in the opposite direction. We had so much fun waving to them!
Everyone was waving, and a few horns were heard too.
Then we continued on. See the sign, more curves coming up!
In the valley, verdant green was everywhere. Ahead is a orchard.
At the last turn, our group got there first, and the other group had to wait for us to turn right, so they could make the left.
It was just so well planned and lead, we all arrived at the restaurant at the same time.
We have more drives on the schedule, next one will be tomorrow in the high mountains. I can’t wait, the views should be stunning.
Do you have something fun planned for the weekend?