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The Drivers Lunch: a huge success

The Drivers Lunch: a huge success

Surely you have read on these pages that Joris Bergsma, our former editor, planned to organize a Sunday get-together, a small event eligible only for pre-war cars and their drivers. The event was held last Sunday at the Hotel Belvédère in the picturesque town of Schoonhoven in The Netherlands. An amazing crowd of almost twenty pre-wars turned up, most probably helped by the unexpectedly sunny weather, as the day before the temperature was not much above zero degrees Celsius. Apart from driving to and from, it was a static event, yet the participants had much to talk about at lunchtime. There was a prize for the driver who had driven the most miles to Schoonhoven. It was awarded to Hubert Kranz, who came all the way in his Alvis from Straelen in Germany, a mere 150 kilometers (100 miles). Yet we feel the next time there should also be an award for the driver with the least miles, as one driver needed just six kilometers (four miles), as he only had to cross the river by ferry! There are already plans for the next Drivers Lunch, probably in April. Of course, we will inform you in time on these pages. 

Text and photos: Rutger Booy


#1 Reg Harris 2018-01-23 02:36
What a wonderful way to use your prewar cars and get together on one of your cold winter days. Here in Brisbane, Australia, winter is the time to drive the old cars - day time temperature in high teens to low twenties. Too hot in summer. Also sometimes the best part of a rally is the chin-wag time. All the best for more such outings.

Couldn't help but admire the beautiful piece of pub furniture in one of the photos
Regards Reg Harris

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