St Marys (wheel meet again) Motor Show 2006

The weather forecast for the day was early morning rain moving north. At nine O'clock the clouds were grey, as Robert, Bernard and Roz and myself left in convoy from our house with hoods down and fingers crossed that the forecasters were right.

Apart from the sprinkling of rain as we crossed the Thames at Dartford and the odd patch of wet roads the rain stayed away on the journey to Bishops Stortford. When we arrived Vic, Mike, Steve, Sharon, George, Tony and Jim were all ready there. Ray, Val, Lyn, Ian and Luke arrived shortly afterwards. Ray had a very wet drive down from Melchbourne, so the weather forecast was right as it did not rain all day at the show.

This show is run by St Mary's Catholic School. It is sponsored by local car dealers and is a mixture of new and classic cars. After our free Bacon rolls supplied by the organisers we set up our stand. We had 10 Panthers on display which made us one of the biggest car club stands.
Interest was shown in our cars all day including one chap who has a J72 in his garage only 1 mile away, gave him club details (Said he would bring it next year). A picnic lunch was laid on by Ray and Val to celebrate their Anniversary. (Thank you from every one.) This show contained 3 different Jaguar SS100 look alike's, The J72, The SS and the Steadman among the many cars on show.

Geoff Coad