We were treated to the sight of 3 World-class 541 concours entrants lined up at Ettington Chase Conference Centre. Yet none of them were entered in the competition!
Keith Hudson's 2009 winner was a non-runner - there "just for fun", but still immaculate.
Ian Proudfoot's amazing 2008 winner fell at the first fence - it overheated on the way down and he was devastated to see unsightly pimples appear on the paint of his header tank. With a magnifying glass and a good light, I just about made them out! Still, it was enough to make him withdraw.
Lennie Boulton's previous prizewinner was scratched from the running order as it no longer competes at the Club event.
This left Keith Lee's lovely early 541 to canter past the finishing post unopposed - but a worthy winner with plenty of character.
Full 541 Results:
1st: Roger Coles LHL 909
2nd: Dick Thomas YLR 636
3rd: Ian Forster WOT 351
1st: Keith Lee NEA 495
Congratulations to you all!
And here are the three World Class contenders that stayed in the paddock: