November 2014

Weekend Gourmet Rally - Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November

This year, member Nest and his wife Earn organised the weekend's event, to a lovely resort hotel and restaurant in Chiang Dao.

About 35 members and friends, along with 12 classic cars, all glistening in the lovely autumn sunshine, met at 10:00am at The Coffee Shop & Bakery, in the Courtyard of The Dhara Dhevi Hotel. There members were issued with a special Rally sticker and a Road Book, prepared by the organisers.

At 11:00am we proceeded in convoy, flags flying, along our scenic route.

At about 1:00pm we arrived at Rim Doi Resort, our luncheon stop, where a delicious 8-course Thai lunch, served "family style" had been arranged for us.

After lunch, at about 2:30pm we left the resort again in convoy to Chiangkham Luang Resort in Chiang Dao, our overnight stop and dinner venue. Some guests also stayed in the adjacent Aurora Resort, joining the main group for dinner and breakfast.

For dinner, a Western-style BBQ Buffet was laid on, with grilled meats, along with pasta and pizza dishes, salads and deserts.

A band had been specially brought in from Chiang Mai, who entertained us during and after dinner ..... and even had some of our members on their feet and dancing, for ther first time in years!

Some members stayed at the bar until late into the night, and we all managed to gather for a breakfast on the lovely terrace, before setting off homewards.

A most enjoyable weekend was had by all participants, and all cars completed the rally without any mechanical problems at all.

Many thanks are extended to Nest and Earn for their most professional organisation of the event.