A very, very hot day greeted the members going to Frank & Val’s Christmas Run. Only Simon turned up with his ’47 Sedan with Marcos and Jenson. Everyone else rocked up in their moderns. After all it was going to be 40 degrees for most of the day. Frank had his Customline in Quinzi’s Confectionery car park where tea, coffee, water and assorted cakes were there for everyone to enjoy for morning tea. Antoinette and Joe (the owners) were there to show us around and we were split into two groups one for Joe to show around the factory and the other to shop and/or sample the various chocolates and sugared almonds. Antoinette had many samples for everyone to taste then purchase then the two groups changed over. Each group was gowned and capped for hygiene purposes and were shown all the machinery and workings that went into making the various confectionery which was very interesting and informative.
From here we all made our way to Modbury to Frank and Val’s home where we were treated to a lovely BBQ lunch.
Graham presented Frank and Val with a lovely gift basket and a bottle of wine on behalf of the club for their hospitality over the past 4 years of putting on this event.
The ladies were given a fancy bucket (either polka dots or daisies) each.
Despite the very hot weather it was a great day and some stayed until 6.00 pm before heading home or to other venues.