Wheels on Windsor
March 13 2011
by Merv Cox
Rose and I departed from our nest in Levin at 6.00 am on a bright sunny morning that soon changed as we drove into the Manawatu Gorge area. It looked quite murky with a lot of cloud, however that cleared as we went north into Hawke's Bay to arrive to a hot sunny day.
I did not need to ask where to go in the park as I was directed towards the other P76 already here but before I could move off a figure appeared at my window, it was Calvin Mackie the other P person here on the day. We made our way to he was parked and I managed to squeeze the P76 between a 1936 Reo and a 1928 Erskine, both very nice cars. My Dad's mate Bill had an Erskine, I wonder? After a while I managed to get my P alongside Calvin's Nutmeg Executive. We were amongst some 300 odd cars strutting their stuff. The car that took my fancy was a 1903 Oldsmobile. People were queuing up to get a ride around the park in this old timer! There were a lot of other cars of note including a yellow three wheeler remote control Ford called "Little King". Other Leyland Club members were there in other cars as well such as Bryan and Beth Lawrence and Clive and Carol Cottle. It was a great day with many memorable exhibits.
The photo above shows L to R Merv, Calvin, Rose and a bit of Clive plus two sexy rear ends being the CW Super and N Executive on display behind the sun umbrella.
Over the page we see the Reo, Leyland Erskine combo, the 1903 curved dash Oldsmobile and the front end of the two Leyland's. Excuse the squiggly edges on the photos; I was just trying to be creative. It won't happen again!