On 6 February we were back at Corse Lawn House for Sunday Lunch. There was a packed house of Area 22 members and partners, together with folks whom we welcomed from three other Areas. The occasion was to say thank you to Tom Wood for his time as Area 22 Rep. Of course, Sue was not forgotten, I do not have to remind you of the saying “behind every successful man etc etc..”! In the time that Tom held the position, the Area’s reputation has grown in line with the number of Astons that Tom now has in the garage. The latest edition is “402” who’s full title I am reliably informed by Wadders is 1934 MKII (B4/402/S). Members and friends presented Tom with a unique piece of art based on 402, created of resin backed on carbon fibre. Thanks go to Rich Burgess who led the project, Katy Barnfield the artist and Ecurie Bertelli who supplied the original photograph. We all wish Tom great success in “Pre War” and happy and safe driving in 402.