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Hosted by Bruce Mofford

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Great (MLR-XL) Turkey Run of 2K18

Every year we are amazed at the turnout for the November Mystery Lunch Run. We always think it will be small, because everyone is either gone or entertaining family for the Thanksgiving holiday. We are always wrong it seems, as we had around 35 cars on Bruce “The Bat” Mofford’s super intricate but pretty local Great Turkey Run. Tom Ramsey helped with the early car count of 28, but they just kept on coming.

We had guests galore in addition to our usual crowd. Valerie Treese from North Coast Vettes came to see what an MLR is like since she is their activities/events person and is thinking about starting them for their club in 2019. She brought along her husband John, Norm and Linda Pick, and Bob Ekstrom. Hopefully they weren’t scared off! Valerie says that she has a lot of ideas based on the archives of past COTV runs. We knew we kept all that info for someone. Victor and his son, Justin, turned up in a sparkling red Z06, talking about joining and already signing up for the Toys For Tots run. They found us on the website, as did James and Ann-Marie. (Thanks to Rob and Ray for making the website such a good source of information and attracting new folks to COTV!) The Sommars’ friend, Jeanette, joined us and served as Chuck Sherman’s co-pilot for the day. Lana Jenkin brought along her friend, Cathy, for a third time, since Keith is not well enough to join us right now. We hope he is out of rehab and home again soon. Marti’s Blue ’02 was in the mix again, this time driven by her brother-in-law, Patrick McConnell.

Bruce took us all around the back roads of Temecula, Winchester, western Hemet, and over to Temescal Canyon and parts of Lake Elsinore, before guiding us to the Golden Corral just off the 15 at Central. The manager had set aside a room for our group and Gillian was there to take care of us. There was plenty of turkey for those still craving it as well as a large variety of other dishes, so no one had any chance to go hungry.

Thanks to Bruce for a great run and to Wes for the photos and to everyone for joining in to have a good day to finish off November. We have plenty of other chances to get together still left in 2018 and then we can look forward to what we can come up with for 2019. Hope to see you at the Toys for Tots run and the Holiday Party. Get your holiday apparel out of the closet and come for the fun and the friendship!

 

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Pics by Wes

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