sunshine but freezing temper- atures greeted 11 MVs braving the 2017 Roger’s Road
met for breakfast at Wolverton House, Milton Keynes, before ambling through the
lanes of North Bucks and South Northants. A soup stop near Hartwell saw Roger
bring out the mince pies he forgot to distribute last year before we arrived at
Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Museum at Northampton. Here we were shown
around the complex and told of the history of the area. Then it was a short
drive to the Queen Eleanor pub for lunch.
our convoy were four Jeeps, four Land Rovers, a Ferret, DAF 66 and a Dodge
go to Roger and Janet Higgerson and Gordon and Vicky Beale for organising this
much looked forward to annual event. There's a short video on You Tube: https://youtu.be/12BLqkZwjjw
Top and above: assem- bling at Wolverton House for a full English breakfast
Off we go, led by Roger in his newly-acquired 1973 DAF 66
Crossing the motoway
Newest vehicle in the SE Midlands Area is Simon Tasker's 1995 Dodge Ram, ex-USAF Security
Simon had the luxury of air condit-ioning...
Soup stop some- where in South Northants
Heather Bailey finds yet another vehicle to stand on, George Jackson's 1962 Ferret
Waiting for Roger to open the mince pies ... last year he forgot to hand them out
Posing at Northants Ironstone Railway Museum
Guess who climbed on this vehicle?
Fleece- lined Irvin jackets were the rig for Jeep crews in the -5C temper- ature
Picture by Tim Cross
Ram and Ferret, not normally seen together...
Above and below: Jeeps waiting in the museum car park
Gordon and Vicky Beale's 1978 armoured Land Rover
Our convoy leader's 1973 DAF 66
Web- master Peter Clarke and Tim Cross. Tim's 1945 Ford GPW was one of the last 5,000 to be built