Mid-week Lunch Run - Yass Golf Club - 31 May 2023
It crossed my mind that, given the age profile of many of the regular mid week diners, the Dinosaur Museum carpark may be an inappropriate meeting place for mid week lunch runs! Anyhow, be that as it may, a convoy of classic Triumphs and one modern headed north along the Barton Highway to the Yass Golf Club. The highway duplication work appears close to completion but the everchanging speed limits on the existing highway present somewhat of a challenge. Did that 40kph zone end when I passed that blacked out illuminated speed limit sign? Who knows!
Soon after arrival at the golf club bistro, we settled in to a most enjoyable lunch at a table set up in the function room, with many taking advantage of the well-priced lunch specials. It’s worth recording that the service from the bar, kitchen and serving staff was excellent. We were certainly made to feel welcome.
We were approached during lunch by a local resident who was attracted by the fleet of Triumphs parked outside the club. It turned out that he had owned several Triumphs over the years and at one stage was a member of our club. His current Triumph is a Wedgewood blue TR4 – hence his particular interest in Ian Chapman’s TR4. He mentioned his name but in a “senior’s moment” it slipped my mind. Other diners may be able to recall his name.
Despite the bleak weather, it was a great run and I can confirm the spinners on Mike Ford’s TR3A wire wheels remained intact for the entire trip! For the record, the Triumph fleet comprised 2 Stags, 2 TR4s, a TR3A, a 2500TC and a Herald 13/60 convertible.
By Rick Wade