The run out at the last club meeting took in some scenic roads around Longridge Fell. The view from the top of Jeffrey’s hill was a bit limited due to the weather but you could still see Blackpool Tower.
The trip planned for July was put back due to lack of numbers and has now been re scheduled for the 11th of October. The Peak District club (S Club) are making a two day tour of the Lakes and will be at the Museum on Sunday morning. Our intention was then to go on a steamer trip to Bowness and on return have a meal in the Swan at Newby Bridge.
I have contacted Glen Robinson who is organising the event and received the message below.
Yes we are intending to visit the museum after Sunday breakfast at the nearby Whitewater Hotel. Our High Peak TVRCC RO, Richard Walton, has negotiated reserved parking for us at the Museum, and group discount depending on numbers, so the more the merrier. He would appreciate it if you could get in touch with him to discuss arrangements and prospective numbers. e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard has also negotiated a discounted rate at the hotel if any of your guys would like to join in the tour on the Saturday and enjoy an evening dinner and overnight stay at the Whitewater.
Looking forward to seeing you all thumbup
As you can see we need to establish who is going to arrange parking and discount tickets and for the steamer tickets plus the meal at the Swan. If you are interested let me know by phone, e mail or at the next meeting ,though that could be a bit late.
At last nights meeting the future of the Blackpool region was discussed as I did not want to continue as R.O.because most of the summer events clashed with my sprinting / hill climbing activities, and I was not giving the R.O. position the time and input it requires. Winter meets and controlling the website I could continue to do.
To know ones surprise there were no volunteers for either R.O. or Deputy R.O. positions so we were faced with a number of choices:-
1.Have no R.O. and just meet as normal with whoever happens to be there. This was not satisfactory as the main club needs a point of contact for transmission of information.
2.Sever all connection with the main club.
3.Join another region.
4.Meet with another club.
This latter option was the one most liked by the eleven members present, and it is proposed to
meet in future at the Phantom Winger in Preston on the same Sunday that the Preston Super Car Club hold their meetings. This has a number of advantages:_
1. I don’t have to attend every meeting as there will always be other people there.
2. A lot of the Blackpool region already attend the PSCC meetings.
3.There will be more and a wider variety of cars to see and discuss.
4. Other Clubs often attend the PSCC meetings and then continue for runs out in the area.
4. If people want they can go off for ad hoc runs out with other TVR’s after the meeting.
James and I have agreed to continue as R.O. & D.R.O. with these changes in place, and I will
inform members of monthly events by e mail and on the club website. This way you get the information whether I attend the meetings or not.
The PSCC meet on the “second to last” Sunday of the month from 10:00 on wards and the next meeting is this Sunday the 23rd of August, however, I won’t be there as two meetings in one week is one too many!Plus there is a lot of motor sport on the telly!
The address of the Phantom Winger is
398 Garstang Rd off Eastway, Fulwood Preston, PR3 5JE
Events coming up :-
BVPG car show in Italian Gradens Stanley Park on 30th August
Harewood Hillclimb (Round of TVRCC Championship) 30th August
Aintree Sprint 5th September
BVPG Car show Fairhaven Lake 13th September
Manchester Car show at Event City 19th / 20th Sept
Harewood Hill climb 20th Sept
Goodwood revival 11/13th Sept
Duncan looks like he will be this years champion of Blackpool Region after another good outing at Scamdon. A total of 12 runs made up for the short but steep course which is the access road up to the dam. The best thing is Duncan says he enjoys the banter with the fellow competitors as much as the actual driving. Come on WARBBY you know it will be fun!
Wednesday 19th August
Meet up at the Phantom Winger in Preston AT 7:15pm (PR3 5JE) for a small run out to the Ribchester Arms (PR3 3ZQ) where we can talk and have some dinner. From there make your own way home whenever you like.
For all info including map scroll down the articles on this home page
Click on map below for run which includes an old Hillclimb course as well to see the route.
Arrangements were made to meet up at the Grapes Hotel in Wrea Green for the convoy to the event. Only Ray Morrison was there at the appointed time of 9:00 so being a slightly wet morning we returned to my house for Coffee and a chat until the weather improved. On arrival at Lytham Hall we paid the gate entrance fee and parked up one row back from the main arena. Ray and I were the only TVR’s on show until Heath Briggs came in at mid morning. Heath brought along his Mother so cars must be in the genes!.
As you can see from the photo Ray really looked after us by making tea, coffee and even bacon rolls!!.The weather did pick up as I was leaving just after lunch. Some great cars on show and nice people to talk to.
Has anyone got a write up or photo’s of any events they have been to this month? If so please send them to me by Sunday night the 1st of August. I have only been to a sprint but no body will be interested in reading about that.