We have had an outstanding summer when it comes to the weather and we have benefitted with some record breaking attendances at the Gathering. That summer has kept going into September, but it chose the day of the last Gathering of 2018 to remind us that we are heading into autumn. The forecast leading up to the Gathering was not good. Rain virtually all day was what we were told. It encouraged us to think there would be more volunteers (getting wet) at the event than visitors. However, in the mid-afternoon it actually stopped raining and the high winds started to dry the ground. As the afternoon progressed it remained dry, and we started to see a trickle of visitors coming through the gate – and we were delighted. Any number of visitors would have exceeded our earlier expectations but by the end of the Gathering we had over 40 display cars and the same sort of number of visiting cars – and the weather remained dry. Understandable, the number of motorcycles that turned up was just 8 – and that’s 8 more than we were expecting a few hours earlier.
As far as vehicles go we had the usual mix of some of our regulars and some “first timers” as well. We were delighted that so many people braved the weather and took the gamble to come along; as it paid dividends. Take a look at the pictures to see them.
A big thank you to all you supporters of the Gatherings. You have made it a record year for us and we are looking forward to seeing you in 2019. We shall be posting details of what we are able to donate to the local Air ambulance, plus updates on the 2019 season in due course. Keep looking here at our website for updates.