Aston Martin Owners Club - South Australia

Report of evening run to Clarendon, March 29th 2022

On a lovely Autumnal Tuesday evening when the daytime maximum temperature reached 27 degrees centigrade, twenty four members of the AMOC met at the Aldgate Pump Hotel shortly before 6pm for the second and final evening run and dinner for 2022. Daylight saving is due to end this coming Sunday (April 3rd) meaning evening runs will not be practical after that date.

Area Rep Terry Jones handed out the run sheets for the relatively short run of 65km due to the approaching sunset. The run started out along Aldgate Valley Road turning onto Strathalbyn Road in Mylor and heading south along Battunga Road and Brookman Roads. High cloud prevented the setting sun troubling drivers as we turned in a westerly direction and we descended the lovely, twisting, Wickham Hill Rd. A few kilometres later we reached our dinner destination, the Royal Oak Hotel in Clarendon where we met for dinner on the verandah. Two more members, Stuart and Rhonda, joined us along the route so we had a healthy 26 members at dinner.

Several members (including Area Rep, Terry) had not realised how much cooler it was going to be in the Hills after the sun had set and consequently had not brought jackets. Fortunately there were several indoor seating spots that members were able to use while the more hardy members stayed on the verandah in the cool evening air.

Terry thanked members for attending and advised the next meeting would revert to the Sunday run with lunch.

Cars parked at Royal Oak Clarendon with members admiring from the verandah

We then enjoyed our a la carte meals with a glass of local wine (or beer) and conversation flowed freely. The evening drew to a close shortly after 9pm and members wended their way home. Members thanked Terry for organising another successful event.

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