The Morecambe Football Stadium was a superb venue and really worked well other than getting the stock up to the 1st floor in a tiny lift but they did us all proud with on urn ready all day for brewing up. It hurled it down and the wind howled, I managed to keep the cameras dry and got shots of most arrivals and then later in the day caught up with a couple I missed and then as the sun finally broke through in the afternoon got the company vehicles with commemorative liveries on the promenade and buses on the various free shuttle services.
The organisation was efficient without being heavy handed and over marshalled, just right. We met many old and new friends and bumped into folk we'd not seen for a while. Sales came out quite well by the end of the day, the new Ribble book from MDS next to us obviously soaked up a lot of peoples money at £38 a go. Anyway we managed to get packed up and bid the usual round of good byes, it was a bit of a blast from the past working from an ordinary family car, perhaps we've gone full round now. So other than the van lots of events coming up, we'll be at Gaydon for the vintage trucks in a couple of weeks time even if using the car again and attending the Kelsall event as a punter. The Kirkby running day is next Sunday which I hope to get to.
Plenty of editing to do, a nice long running DVD will come from today's coverage, still got the Folkestone film to do and Crawley. Anyway I'd better crack on, here are the first batch of shots from a wild, windy but friendly day celebrating 100 years of Ribble Motors at Morecambe. Here we go a double dollop as a treat!