LANCO MG CLUB (06/15/20) REVISED
The View from Behind the Wheel By Dennis Blevins
I know, I know. We are all frustrated with the restrictions placed on us because of this virus “pandemic”. We would like to get out and gather as a group but the governor’s “traffic light” (red, yellow, green) classification of our counties really puts a damper on what businesses, restaurants and even parks are “allowed” to do. And wearing face masks is so much fun! I don’t know about you but they’re difficult to breathe through and my glasses fog up. Just sick and tired of it all. But – a couple of consolation prizes; anything is better than getting seriously ill, and the old saw – we’re all in this together! My family took the plunge and went ahead with a preplanned week of vacation in Sedona, AZ. Empty airports, social distancing on airplanes, required masks, restaurants with take-out only, closed businesses, etc. And least the weather was great, and the red rock scenery was still beautiful.
So – we march on into the unknown and make plans for club events and then turn around and cancel them. We finally did hold a CCC at a new location (as Steve reports below). I understand that there are mixed reviews on that, but we’ll try one more time in July. Our annual August picnic at Rocky Ridge Park near York appears to be a “go”. And – unfortunately – we have had to cancel this year’s “Taste of Britain” car show and polo match. The polo club has cancelled the remainder of their schedule for this year and the local township owns that “park” and has kept it closed during the pandemic. There was just not enough time to try to make alternate arrangements so for now TOB is on for August 2021. I do personally plan on preparing a couple of driving events to be held during the next few months. River Road past our house has been full of motorcycles. If they can get out for massed drives, so can we.
Since all these events and plans are rather fluid watch our website and your e-mails for updates as we go along. It’s the best that we have to offer at this time.
Safety fast - while you stay at home,
June 2020 CC&C – and Ice Cream By Steve Dellinger, Photos by Skip Partlow
Since the April and May CC&C get-togethers were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions/concerns, a discussion was held as to whether or not to hold a June event. Our normal location at the Burger King in Columbia was a no-go because Lancaster County was still under “RED”. However, across the Susquehanna River, York County was scheduled to go “YELLOW” on June 5th. Club member Charlie Baldwin suggested that we meet at Jim Mack’s Ice Cream between Hallam and Wrightsville, where under “YELLOW”, outdoor dining was allowed – with the proper social distancing, etc. As many members where anxious to get out with their cars, a 10 AM meet at Mack’s was quickly organized.
Jim Mack's Ice Cream was established in the late 1950s. They still make the ice cream on the premises and have a menu that includes burgers, hotdogs, French fries and more. In 1984, they added a 24-hole miniature golf course, bankshot basketball, playground and arcade, which is known as Cones & Clubs. They also used to have a mini-zoo, but that’s another story.
The weather was sunny and warm on June 6th and, as a result, we had a great turnout. Twenty British cars and twenty-four people! Included was new member Joe Markle with his “slightly modified” MGB. After a two-month hiatus, there was a lot of “catching up” to do!
The “unofficial” decision was made to continue to meet at Mack’s during the upcoming “fair-weather” months. This decision, of course, is “subject to change”.
New CC&C Fair-weather Venue
The June Crew
Charlie added Flags
Planning the “British Job”
Masks On! (Next to Diane’s “New” Car)
Cars and Mini Golf
Upcoming LANCO Events:
July 4 - Coffee, Cars & Conversation – 10:00 AM at Mack's Ice Cream. - 5745 Lincoln Hwy, York, PA 17406. (Located on PA Rt 462 east of York, between Hellam and Wrightsville, PA).
August 1 - Coffee, Cars & Conversation – 10:00 AM at Mack's Ice Cream. - 5745 Lincoln Hwy, York, PA 17406. (Located on PA Rt 462 east of York, between Hellam and Wrightsville, PA).
Sunday, August 9 – Club Meeting/Picnic – 1:00 PM at Rocky Ridge Park, York, PA. . Bring a covered dish and/or dessert to share - https://yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation/the-parks/rocky-ridge-parks.html
Friday, August 14 - Sunday, August 16 – Carlisle "Import / Performance Nationals" - http://www.carsatcarlisle.com/
Saturday, September 5 - Coffee, Cars & Conversation – 10:00 AM at Mack's Ice Cream. - 5745 Lincoln Hwy, York, PA 17406. (Located on PA Rt 462 east of York, between Hellam and Wrightsville, PA).
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