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It's the Butty Run at the Diner in Long Itchington, Warks. this Sunday, 5th February. Meet from 9:30ish 'til 12ish for coffees and breakfast. The diner is on the A423 (Southam Road) in Long Itchington, just outside Southam, within 20 minutes of Leamington Spa, Warwick, Coventry, Banbury and Daventry.

More details at: http://butty-run.com

Forecast for light snow on Saturday night so it might sort the men from the boys!
 

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We did! Story/photos are both my own, but reposted from Retro-Rides.

As dawn broke this morning revealing a good 6" of snow lying on the ground, I recieved a text message from my compadre Jon 'Sidewinder' Clewer. It read: 'The roads are treacherous, even the motorways. Only a pair of idiots would contemplate driving 40 miles for a fry-up in a 36 year-old air-cooled Citroen with almost no heating. Wrap up warm, I'll be at yours just before 8am'.

Hit the fricken road.


110kph is just under 70mph.


Yippee. Time for some greasy scoff (BD Restaurant Guide says: NOM NOM NOM). ;D


Wasn't long before we had company.


Loved this. Jeep body, V8 Range Rover chassis.


Lovely A-series-powered Minor on slots.


Hardcore. Looked brilliant on the way out, those skinny crossplies on the back chucking up great big rooster-trails of slush with very little forward movement, and that flathead V8 bellowing away like a good 'un up front.


Apologies for lack of retro-car content, but had to share this. Known as 'The Big Kahuna'. Homespun frame built around a pair of 36" unicycle wheels. Mad as a box of frogs, utterly pointless, but utterly brilliant.


At which point the batteries on my compact succumbed to the cold, but there were a lot of people in their dailies there due to the weather. Will definitely be back next month as the welcome was warm from the regulars, and the food was lovely. Will take my Nikon next time too, apologies for the quality/paucity of photography!!!

Brian :cool:
 

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Thanks Brian
Glad you like the truck. Shame more didn't turn up but understandable given the conditions.
Certainly made for an interesting drive out as I tend to take the back roads! Truck is still way better in the snow than my daily BMW!
 
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