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Sprys of Launceston Ride and Drive Day

Sunday 7th June 2009

Written by: Tristan Barratt

The Duchy Capri Club were invited to a new event that Ford dealership Sprys of Launceston were holding, a "Ride and Drive" day, where a selection of current Ford vehicles were lined up on their forecourt and anyone could test drive them as they wished.

So, we arrived in the morning and were greeted by the very friendly and helpful staff, who allowed us the use of their valeting bay if required. Once spruced up, we took our place on the forecourt next to a growing number of other local classic Fords that were also invited.

The members were able to try any of the display vehicles and at lunchtime, a hog roast was organised to satisfy everybody's hunger.

The weather didn't help on the day but amidst a few heavy showers, there were some bright spells. Mr Spry parked his Aston Martin Vantage on the forecourt but sadly, no one was allowed to take that for a test drive!

Roy Atkinson won the "Car of the Day" cup for his Escort XR3i - congratulations Roy!

It was a very enjoyable day and we would like to thank Sprys for their kind invitation and hospitality. The event is hopefully to be held twice a year from now on, so we hope to see you at the next one!

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