The 1st Annual “Whimper Wonderland” MG Run

Photo for The 1st Annual “Whimper Wonderland” MG Run

We drive a 1962 MGA Mk II. Late in 2015, we had this crazy idea that we would drive our car on New Year’s Day, no matter what the weather was like here in Vancouver, BC. We thought this would be challenge if it was rainng or snowing.

We put this idea out to a number of other MGA owners in the area, and they said they would join us. The “Whimper Wonderland” Run was suggested as a suitable name for it, i.e. you were a “wimp” if you did not do the drive!

Friday, January 1, 2016 turned out to be a brilliant sunny day, with the air temperature around minus 2 degrees C (about 30 degrees F). This fine weather contributed to us having about 24 cars come out for the drive of about 30 miles and approximately one hour. Twenty one of these cars were MGs, with 7 MGAs, all coming from the Canadian Classic MG Club (CCMGC) and the Langley Mostly British Club (LAMB).

Whimper Run

Participants were asked to wear “funny” hats, and you can see some examples here. If there had been a prize for funniest hat, the winner was undoubtedly the Viking hat belonging to Stephen Spenst.

Thanks to all the photographers for submitting their photos - Blake Cowan, Susan Labossiere, Stephen Spenst, Neil McClaggan, Peter Tilbury and Marion Prowse.

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Reader Comments (2)

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George M. Kress (Gibsonia, PA)
on January 6, 2016 3:53am
The Viking hat is great but who is that funny looking guy in the car with him? Now there is a real man with shorts on in the red B. By the way it is 14 degrees here in Pittsburgh today.
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George M. Kress (Gibsonia, PA)
on January 6, 2016 3:53am
The Viking hat is great but who is that funny looking guy in the car with him? Now there is a real man with shorts on in the red B. By the way it is 14 degrees here in Pittsburgh today.
Picture of George M. Kress
George M. Kress (Gibsonia, PA)
on January 6, 2016 3:53am
The Viking hat is great but who is that funny looking guy in the car with him? Now there is a real man with shorts on in the red B. By the way it is 14 degrees here in Pittsburgh today.
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Peter & Anne Tilbury (Surrey, BC Canada)
on January 6, 2016 5:44pm
Note that the good looking man alongside the horny hat guy has a very appropriate Union flag hat, and is trying to stay warm. The other half was very cosy in her coupe!

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