Closure of this version of the website

Please note this version of the Blackpool Region website will be closed down as from today.

Please see the new website on


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Chatsworth Gathering Sunday 3rd October

Meet up at 7:45am this Sunday at the Tickled Trout for the convoy over to Chatsworth House for the closing TVR event of the season.

Regards Heath


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Helecopter Open Day 29th October

At the Back of  X WORKS GARAGE

Wesham House Farm
Fleetwood Road, Wesham, Nr Preston PR4 3HD

Saturday 29th October 2016
Open 10am – 4pm
This is a great opportunity to see our hangar and learn about the history of these iconic helicopters. The hangar is full of memorabilia and there will be chance to view video footage of the restoration process of both machines and the moment our Huey 509 was reunited with some of its original pilots from the Vietnam War.

Get up close to the aircraft – our crew will be on hand to answer questions and you will be very welcome to take photographs and sit in the cockpit.

Refreshments will be available and you are also welcome to bring a picnic.

Admission is by advanced ticket purchase only as numbers are restricted.

Please book early to avoid disappointment!!!

• We have a fun quiz for the children so this is a real family event.
• The helicopters will fly at about 1pm (weather permitting)
• Should you wish to purchase a souvenir of your visit, our Huey shop will be open. Take a look at our website shop to see what is on offer.

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Items from Sundays Club Meeting

This month after ten years as R.O.  and eleven years looking after the regions website I decided to stand down as did my Deputy James Taylor. Many thanks James, and Julie for standing in at meetings and organizing some of the events for me. The new R.O. is Shirley Lynch who together with her husband Andy take part in many TVR organized tours and events as well as competing in sprints and hill climbs. I know Shirley will do a great job in the R.O. role for the region, Shirley is also taking over running the website.

Heath Briggs is taking over as Deputy R.O. which is great as Heath and Paul’s garage TVR X WORKS is already a focal point in the Fylde for all things TVR. We wish them both well in their new roles.

We spoke about the need for a new venue for our club meetings or a new style of meeting. This needs wider discussion by all our regions members to see what they want from the regions meetings. We have proposed to hold the next meeting at the Ribchester Arms in Ribchester on Thursday 13th October. If you want to eat in the pub please let Shirley know so she can reserve a table. If you just want to have a drink and Chat that is also just fine. We could rotate meetings between different pubs every month as some other regions do or try and find a fixed venue and decide on a new day and date. We need your inputs please so try and attend the October meeting.

Possible venues were discussed for the Christmas Lunch OR evening meal suggested are the Orchard at Broughton near Preston and the Queens Hotel in Lytham. If you would prefer an evening as opposed to a lunch time please let Shirley know ASAP.

Shirley’s contact details are

or 07917724089




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TVR Tuscan challenge at Oulton Park 17th Sept

Tickets are available on line now for £10 or pay at the gate £15 on the day. So far Bill Campion and I are going. the time table is below:



Will meet up at the Tickled trout at 8:15 and call in at the Lymm Truck stop at about 8:45 to 9:00 to see if anyone is there.


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Sprint results updated post Scammondon Dam and Aintree

Aintree was a disaster with the event being cancelled after the first timed run due to the track flooding.

Duncans first run was 58.36 , Bill Campions was 64.37, and mine was 63.55. Although very wet it was useful to see how the Toyo 888’s handled the standing water.

As only Anglesey remains we can now announce the results of this years events

The rules are to score there has to be at least 2 members of the region present.

The number of events to count is based on the person with the least events in which they have scored, and this year both Bill and Duncan have 4 such events.

In first place with a score of 116.9  is Duncan

In second is ME! ON 84.67

In third place is Bill on 83.88

As this is Bills first year I think it will be between bill and Duncan in 2017 Unless some new entrants (young whippersnappers) rock up!



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R.O. & Deputy R.O. Elections. Plus website manager

It is that time of year again when we elect the Blackpool Regions officers. This past year I have neglected my duties as R.O. as on many occasions the club meetings have clashed with my Sprinting events and when they did not I felt committed to do things with Ann that were none car related.

I have managed the Regional website for the past 11 years and been the R.O. for the last 10 years therefore I intend to DEFINATELY stand down this year. I believe we need a fresh person with new ideas and enthusiasm to take the Club forwards.

James has also stated he needs to stand down as Deputy due to lack of time.So we need volunteers for the two positions. Below are the Key responsibilities of the jobs along with an application form that needs a proposer and seconder. I still intend to stay on as a “normal” club member and will give support and advice to our successors as required.

Nominations have to be back at the main club by 26th September and I will have the registration forms at the next meeting at the Phantom Winger on the 18th September. Please give it some serious thought.



Turning to the position of website manager, it does not have to be the R.O. or even the Deputy R.O. but it makes communications easier if it is. Not every region has a website and some regions communicate via e mails and letters. You don’t have to be a computer wizard to use the system

Will you all please consider taking on one of the roles even if it is only for a short time as the Club does need a focal point.






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Club Meeting at Phantom winger this Sunday 21st August

Events coming up

BVPG car show ~ Italian Gardens ~ 28th
Harewood ~ 28th Sunday

Aintree ~ 3rd Saturday

Thursday 8th Sept pint and meal at the Swan with two necks at Pendleton
Goodwood Revival~11/13th
BVPG car show ~ Fairhaven Lake ~ 11th
Manchester Classic CAR SHOW Event City Trafford Park ~ 17/18th

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Run out for pint and meal Thursday 8th September

Following on from our last run out to “Old Nells” we are planning another to the Swan with two Necks at Pendleton near Clitheroe. It has been Camera pub of the year several times and voted Ribble valley pub of the year 2016. See below for details.

Suggest we meet up at the Tickled Trout at 6:45 for the run over to the pub. The post code for the pub in case any one wants to meet us there is BB7 1PT.

As last month’s evening run out and meal proved popular we decided to try again, this time to the Swan with two Necks at Pendleton in the Ribble Valley. The group started off from the Tickled Trout meeting place, and there were initially 12 people which eventually grew to 19 by the time we reached the Swan. We had a great meal and were there for over 3 hours!. These evenings are proving a great success

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Lytham 1940’s Wartime Festival 13/14th August 2016

The 1940’s brought to life with a bang! From the dark days of Dunkirk, through the blitz and hard times on the home front to D-Day and victory in Europe and Asia, come join in the atmosphere and immerse yourself in a brilliant weekend of entertainment, re-enactment and have-a-go fun!


Historic Vehicles, music and dance, memorabilia, thrilling battles, educational talks and demonstrations plus living history camp! Why not pick up the latest war winning gardening and food tips or join the Home Guard?!? Why not hire your 1940s costume and join in the fun. Lytham 1940s Wartime Festival is now on Twitter and Facebook!

Not really a car show event but it will be entertaining. Suggest you park wherever you can or are directed to and possibly meet in the Queens pub for a drink.

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