Tales of the Mongrel
Ode to the
Summer of 99. . . The Landıs End Rally!
The "B" looked
good and the "B" ran great,
It was off to Landıs End, donıt want to be late!
We got to the
start point, 30 teams made the toast,
Josefek held court - the rallyıs host!!
- get directions, histograms made the route,
250 miles of back roads, our MGs would shoot!
trees were, my "bride" by my side,
Does it get any better, I doubt it, eyes wide.
250 miles from
Chicago to the Don Q -
country side and green beauty, all for the select few. . . the ralliers!!
Work Tomıs directions,
got to get there,
arrows and Xıs , some questions that scare!
hills, over streams, past farms, all is well. . .
Damn it green, life is good, is that glycol I smell??
warm sun, cool breeze, just canıt wait,
At the midpoint, Judy waits, grilling lunch, man, she is great!!
Move on to second
half, the scenery shoots by,
We get lost, and back track, no clue as to why. . . and donıt care!!
There is no
care in the whole world wide, just the road and my "B",
and my bride....oh, my! What am I saying?
be more to this than the car and the road,
The club or the scenery, other secrets, untold?
Landıs End was
A reason for Susan and I,
to spend the day together. . . and an evening,oh, my!
Working as a
team, husband and wife -
had time together (no kids), thatıs life!
that night, and good people we know,
Tom and Judy worked hard - what a great show!!
Damn, this is
great, in every way,
and weıll do again, one year from this day!!
For those of
you who are reading this "ode",
my message is this!
If you have
not rallied before, the weather was here,
The club was poised, wasnıt nothing to fear.
Show up one
Saturday - the sky will be bright,
The "Club" will be there - MGıs all in sight!
Read the directions
and follow the "host",
And from this day you will get the most,
Of a great day,
be relaxed, in your little MG,
"The force will be with you", and youıll need it, youıll see!
Roses are red
and violets a bore,
Thatıs all there is, there ainıt anymore!!