The Angela's Picnic charity event is great fun and always a highlight in our calendar. Where else can one see people reading the Sunday paper while lazily sipping on a cup of tea, from their thermos, while watching dog-walkers and impressive cars pass by at a leisurely pace?
This year, the weather awarded us a glorious early autumn sunny day with a welcome light breeze rustling through the leaves of the old trees. Perfect weather for a very enjoyable family day out.
The BMW Car Club Gauteng, once again occupied their usual spot and was graced by the attendance of many blue and white roundel enthusiasts who were warmly welcomed by club members.
Before long, picnic tables were pushed together and chairs were pulled into the ever-growing circle of chatter and laughter.
There was enough food and drink to feed a small army and everyone was invited to enjoy the feast that was laid out on the tables. Festive tablecloths and the sound of clinking wine glasses added to the cheer.
The morning started with the Sadler’s customary croissants and coffee and was followed by a feast fit for a king provided by the Michaelis family, Bernard de Gouveia’s family as well as Craig Withers and his family with him ending the day on a high note with first class braai skills.
A spectacular collection of BM’s were on display and to mention but a few; 3.0CSi, 635CSi, 325is, M5, 530MLE, M Coupe, M3 and the ever popular 2002.
Here's a perspective from a young Club member (Sarah-Lee - aged 9)
We’ve been members of the BMW Club for quite a long time and every year we go to Angela’s Picnic. It is always so much fun!!! My friends and I take lots of photos and once every car is in our camera memories, we sit down on our camping chairs, under the trees to enjoy chocolate croissants and hot chocolate. We then play a game of COURT CASE (which involves all the kids, sitting together under the tree. They had a judge, jury, accused and defendant (all very impromptu and interactive). The “objections your Honour” and ”where were you on the night of…” could be heard in the gallery - It was rather impressive and they were having a lovely time.) Our latest case is the stolen juice cup (Ha Ha!)
But sadly, as always, good things don’t last forever. When the Dads have finished the last beer and the Moms have socialized ‘till their throats are sore, then it is time to go home and look forward to next year. Same place, same fun. Hope to see all there next time!