The club driving events got off to an excellent start on Sunday morning. While it was not particularly warm there was a very good turnout of members, mostly in sports cars and mostly top down, who gathered for the event. We were joined by an almost equal number of members and vehicles from the Edmonton Antique Car Club for the drive to Footloose Caboose.
Phil and Sandi had planned the event well. The drive out was mostly on county roads where we could drive at a reasonable speed considering the assortment of vehicles in our parade and at the same time not adversely affect other motorists. And, with an expert like Phil in the lead, we stopped just enough times to ensure that nobody got lost or left behind.
While the ladies who operate the restaurant at Footloose Caboose were warned how many of us were on the way they were still somewhat overwhelmed by the number. But once we were seated they performed heroically in producing pan after pan of eggs, ham, sausages, fried potatoes, toast and bagels and, of course, pots of coffee. There was absolutely no one who didn’t get enough to eat.
Here it is important to thank Sandi for her extra effort in helping out with the lunch. While the staff were busy preparing food she ensured that coffee was available, that there were enough clean plates and that the staff knew what was running out or otherwise needed. This is not normally the job of an event coordinator but it sure helped that she stepped up and pitched in.
In total 50 people had a very satisfying lunch. When it was over there was the usual visiting in the parking lot before everyone headed home in ones, twos and small groups.
The English Breakfast has always been a very popular club event and the one in 2015 was as good as any we have had.