Thursday May 19 saw the first Greetham Gathering of the 2016 season.
Despite predictions of rain, the event went ahead as planned.
Rain was in the air, but the vehicles kept coming in and by around 7pm more than 160 cars had come through the gate and of these over 60 were true classic cars.
Yet again the Gatherers were treated to seeing some of the wonderful vehicles that have graced the Gathering before, but just as exciting for all is that the Gathering continues to attract more vehicles that have previously been unseen at the Gatherings.
There are too many vehicles to mention in detail but those turning up included a “high end” Ferrari, Aston Martins, Porsches, Bentley, Jaguars (inc 3 E-types), Mustang and Lotuses, along with classic family, workhorse and of course rare vehicles such as several fine Rovers, Ford Pilot, Vauxhall Cresta, Lancia and Citroen 2CV.
Also of note was a Moto Guzzi engined 3 wheeler, and a Sinclair C5!
Such is the Gathering – you never know what surprises will come through the gate, and long may it continue!
In the motorcycle paddock there were 30 bikes – both classic and modern. The threat of rain is taken more seriously by the ‘two-wheeler brigade’ for obvious reasons, but the organisers are grateful and pleased that these Gatherers made the commitment to come – whatever the weather. Such is the attraction of this event.
Among bikes on display were a BSA A10 Rocket, a beautiful recently restored James Comet, an unrestored MZ, an Indian, a modern Sachs engined 125, a beautiful Victory and a rare Harley Davidson XH in beautiful condition.
Thanks must go to all who attended, whether showing a vehicle or not.
Also to Andy and crew for the fine food he prepares; to Anne and team for the bar; to Maureen and Carol for the cakes and coffee, to Lorine for supplying prizes and selling raffle tickets; to Sue and Debbie on the gate and to all the supporters who lend a hand as and when.
Pictures from this Gathering will be posted on the Gathering website (www.GreethamGathering.co.uk) in the coming days.
Please make a note of the next Gathering which is on June 16 – same time, same place, but hopefully better weather!
The organisers donate the profits to the local Air Ambulance.
Thanks again to our supporters – we continue to be optimistic that the success of this event will continue and we shall grow to be even bigger in 2016.
Hope to see you in June.