Ascot at Chastain 2016
Horseradish Grill near Chastain Park in Atlanta, GA
June 18, 2016
What a great day! With nearly perfect weather, the RROC Georgia chapter met for brunch and camaraderie at the well-known popular Atlanta restaurant, "The Horseradish Grill." Our lunch gathering was scheduled on Saturday, June 18th, the same day as the popular "Royal Ascot" horse racing event in the UK. Hence, the theme of the day was Ascot and we staged our very own version of the quirky high fashion tradition of having members select their most stylish hat to wear to the restaurant for this occasion. One of our guests, Sue Goddard, won the "best hat" award and was presented with a book on the history of the Royal Ascot event as her prize, perhaps much more information than she might ever care to acquire, but nonetheless, fun times were center stage and good food and conversation were served to all.

After lunch, several members opted to drive a short distance, only a half block, to the Chastain Horse Park for a photo-op at the stables that could be easily confused with a calendar shoot. The lovely surroundings and the quiet dignity of the horses in their stable provided an idyllic backdrop for photos that showcased the member cars in a unique and elegant manner.

Many thanks to the Horseradish Grill for their hospitality and the Chastain Horse Park stables for their assistance in helping us create a memorable club outing.

Most of all, thanks to all who participated.

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Photos by Brian Mackey.
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Rolls-Royce/Bentley are all about tradition.
We started a new tradition at this event by introducing a
"club banner" that each member will sign as we move
forward through the years.

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The Horseradish Grill, Atlanta's longest continuously
run restaurant, was our selected destination.

Hats were clearly evident as we paid tribute
to the Royal Ascot tradition.
From left to right:
"New" old members, Carol and Wayne Sloop,
C. David Knox, Tommy McCook and Sue Goddard.

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Tommy McCook and "best hat" winner Sue Goddard.

Brian and Pat Mackey.

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Pat Mackey and Barbara Kirshenbaum.

Tommy McCook talks with Katie Arenson.

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Tommy McCook's 1967 Silver Shadow Coupe
at the Chastain Horse Park stables.

Tommy McCook's 1967 Silver Shadow Coupe
at the Chastain Horse Park stables.

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Wayne Sloop's just delivered (earlier that day!)
Silver Wraith II at the Chastain Horse Park stables.

Brian Mackey's 1948 Silver Wraith Saloon
at the Chastain Horse Park stables.