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MG Car Club of South Australia MID WEEK LUNCH RUN NEWS From ..Rodger Polkinghorne Thursday 11 May 2017 A utumn is one of the best times of the year for classic car motoring, espe- cially in the Adelaide Hills. After morn- ing tea at the Tea Tree Gully Hotel thir- teen cars set out for the Barossa. The run through Inglewood and then the twists and turns around Chain of Ponds reservoir was at a steady pace before the turn off to Kersbrook where the road straightens out to allow more consistent top gear MG speeds. As we proceeded through Williamstown and into the Barossa the scenery be- came more picturesque with the yellow and orange autumn leaves at their stun- ning best. The grape vines are also changing colour and the paddocks have now greened up for winter. Because traffic was light we were able to keep together. It’s a great sight to see MGs in convoy negotiating the great hills’ roads we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep. A car not seen before on a lunch run was Jo Sheward’s racing red F. Al- though Laurie had no idea of the rego number he somehow managed to get the keys and slipped into the driving seat for a day long test drive. The Clubhouse in Tanunda is a venue we have visited for lunch on previous occasions where they have a compre- hensive menu and provide easy parking. The next mid week lunch run will be on 8 June 2017 to the Sailmaster Tav- ern, North Haven meeting at The Maid, Stepney at 10.30am departing at 11.30 am. If you intend to come please advise Diane & David Holmes email djdrholmes@gmail.com or 8336 4557 to enable venue bookings to be confirmed. Jo says that after driving an MG Midget daily for the last 14 years, the Red MGF is real luxury......Editor 14