New Year’s Day Burn … 2001
A Victoria MG Club Odyssey
Octagon Newsletter … January 2001
By Doug Ingram
The new year and the genuine third millennium were welcomed with our usual enthusiasm on January 1st. With forty cars and eighty-six people participating, the Burn really is our biggest event.
It was great to see James Banks, once again, over from Vancouver with his MGA. Several members made the trip from north of the Malahat in open cars, including Len Smith who made the journey from Qualicum, gloveless in his MGA. It should be confirmed that rumours of Len taking his gloves off just around the corner are completely false - he actually is that much tougher than the rest of us!
It was quite balmy at our meeting place in the Songhees, for those arriving early, but the rising wind and advancing fog ensured that we were well chilled and ready for departure and only a little behind schedule.
After a pleasant drive up the Saanich Peninsula, through the town of Sidney, and back to Royal Oak, we had a delicious lunch at the recently opened Fireside Grill Restaurant.
It was fabulous to see everyone and thanks for participating!