Miraculuously, the incessant rain that has bedevilled this alleged summer abated for this one day. The ground was, however, exceedingly muddy, so spectators faced the prospect of a great deal of post-event cleaning, as well as a long, steep trudge from parking fields to the track.

A dozen or so dedicated Western Region members attended, and Bob Petersen brought a couple of his creations to the display area.

Perhaps the most unusual mechanical exhibit was Dr Robert Dyke's White Steamer "Whistling Billy", so I have included several photos of this unique motor car. There was also a nicely authentic 289 Cobra - good to see one that has not been messed about.
The sea of mud did not deter attendance ...
... but a good deal of Cornish mud was carried home from the event.

Pentillie House provided ample space for refreshments ...

... and a pleasant setting for picnics.

Western Region members and guests pause for a natter and lunch

I make no apology for including several photos of this unique exhibit

A nicely unspoiled 289 Cobra

27 August 2012