Sabra-Sabre Meeting in Holland (23/12/08 ) Back
08-09 September 2007
For us the meeting began on
Thursday September 6th:
Luckily we had already arranged an extra day off so on Thursday the roaring sound the only Sabre-4 with spaghetti manifold was heard on the Arthur Matthyslaan in Antwerp. The Golf-manual states not to park closer than one yard next to a English car (has something to do with contageous rust infection).
Els insisted on a trip to Antwerp
with Geoff so we took tram 11 to the city center, drank a "bolleke"
in "den Engel" (remember
had a meal on the "Groenplaats" (Flamish shops).
Another drink and back home. We had
considered to pay a visit of honor to the Jacob Jacobsstraat where the importer
of the Belgian Sabras had his seat, but nothing to see there anymore.
So into the cars and off to Gierle.
Next morning André
& Carine joined us, all the way from Zulte - they had brought along buns -
and Els served us a fish salad.
One moment - at low speed - Geoff's car made a terrible noise: I expected anytime to see a connecting-rod projected through his hood. Before we halted the noise stopped and everything seemed OK. The leaver to keep the hood open wasn't fixed like it should..??. so we carried on, everything sounded fine.
At our arrival in Hotel De Uitkijk everyone was there already, kisses, handshakes, hi, nice to see you...
Nice, all those people that we
know for years now and who, by their presence want to emphasize:
For John I brought, and I'd like to show it, copies of the inner glassfibre part of the horns. Not perfect, and still quite a job to be done. Still I'm quite proud of my first glassfibre-moulding job.
When people meet after a long time.....: Els and Sylvia show how it's to be done.
Next morning we left, following Jacques' road-map to Kleve, short strowl through the village.
The road description mentioned "Drive
back to the main road". I didn't miss the left turn to the main
road, I simply wanted to have a look at the nice tower of the church in that
small village 10km away. People in that village still mention the day that those
eleven-odd strange cars drove around the church and then back to where they had
come from. After having had a look at the tower we drove back to the main
Then, up to a cemetery of
soldiers killed in the battle round Arnhem "A bridge too far".
The Sabra's were a little overwhelmed.
Further we drove to a pic nic
So we continued the trip through the inundation borders of the Rhine with, we're in "Holland": a ferry.
Next day (Sunday September
Afterwards we took a quick meal
in the Hoge Veluwe park and then, on the bike, to the Kröller-Müller - museum
Back to Hotel De Uitkijk, it's Sunday evening, the meeting has ended, but not the chats.
Next morning: pack and go:
We drove back direction
Antwerpen (again, for some seconds that weird sound in Geoff's engine) and once
passed Eindhoven Els remembered we have some nice memories visiting the
"Postel" abbey. André also remembered "de Kaasboerin",
next to the abbey. Coïncidentally it started raining and it looked like it was
getting worse so what better reasons does one need shortly after noon to stop
and have a meal?: Two cosy pictures and a nice one to end this report on.
Till next year... In Antwerp(en)