The final Greetham Gathering of 2015 took place on Thursday, September 17, at the Greetham Community Centre, Greetham, Rutland.
This Gathering was yet again another good weather event and it attracted good numbers of vehicles and spectators (“gatherers”) alike.
Being the last one of the year it is our shortest event as it starts to get dark quite early.
Notwithstanding that, and the usual late arrival of most gatherers, we had a good turn out and as we expected, numbers were down.
Having said that, we had some great vehicles on display, and what is very pleasing is that we still attract gatherers who have not been before, so someone must be putting a good word out for us.
There was a nice mix of classic cars in attendance; some old favourites and regulars, and some we had not seen before – which is good to see.
We were treated to, amongst others, a beautiful red soft top Mercedes, a yellow 2CV Citroen van (in great condition), a lovely Austin 10/4 convertible, Alfa Romeos, Aston Martin, several Land/Range Rovers, a smart light blue Bentley, a Ford Zephyr, a Ferrari and many more old favourites. There were also 3 E-type Jaguars on display. Around 60 classic vehicles were on display.
In the motorcycle park, we had some nice machines, including a return of the Rudge 500cc Sports Special, a Honda CB500-4, 2 BSA A10 650cc twins, several BSA singles, Triumph Bonneville’s, a Suzuki T500 2 stroke twin, and a couple of Harley Davidsons – to name a few. In all there were over 40 motorcycles of all ages present.
The next Gathering is on May 19, 2016, so please make a note in your diary – and bring a friend.
Our success is down to the gatherers who generously attend and participate in the spirit of the event.
We thank you and hope you will continue to support us.
We know that we have made a significant increase in the amount raised for the local Air Ambulance, and we shall publish details of how much along with a picture of the cheque presentation once we have it all organised, later and on the website www.greethamgathering.co.uk where more details of the Greetham Gatherings can be found.
Just turn up at Greetham Community Centre, Great Lane, Greetham LE15 7NG from about 5pm onwards. Parking, hot food, cakes, teas, drinks, music and bar. £1 per vehicle to enter. All entry and raffle profits from the Gatherings goes to the local Air Ambulance.
Once again, thanks to all the gatherers - see you in 2016.