Bragging rights - yes, I know, it's all about me but if I don't mention it - who will know.
My second book was released last Sunday at Melbourne's Classic Motor Show where my car club, MGCC of Victoria was in attendance. The Club these days is close to 2000 members and Sue and I have been members since almost when we met. BTW we celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary next week.
We joined the MGCC in 82 with a red MGB. An MGA followed with two saloon MG Magnettes, an MG1100 and now the 2005 MGZT190. Its been a long association with many years as active members until the turn of the millennium where my interests turned to human powered two wheel activities.
The first book was about the historic Rob Roy Hill climb venue that ranks beside some of the great UK hill climbs such as Prescott and Shelsely Walsh. That book took 12 years from start to finish.
This one took maybe 6 years so I'm improving. The book titled "From Larrikins to Old Snoozers" was a project of passion. Its the only way to write in my opinion.
On the day of the launch I attended the launch and was invited to sign each book. As I was signing books I met many old friends that I'd lost contact with since pursuing my old sport of cycling - and as I rekindled old acquaintances, it changed my mind about the main focus of the book. It wasn't about just the history of the Club, but more about the history of friendships.
|The humble author being presented with leather bound No1 copy.|
So how proud am I?