Sixteen of us went to Old Nell’s at Bilsborrow last night for a meal and run out. Those of us from the Blackpool area met up at the Shell garage near the M55. It was nice to see some new faces there including Paul Forrest, Rufus and his wife in their Green Chimeara and Don Hastey and his wife. Don had been at Heaths and decided to stay over for the meal. A quick blast up the motorway and we met up with Jim and Shiela Edwards and Mark Warburton who had gone straight to the pub.
Either the nights are drawing in or we talked a lot as it was dark when we left. I took the country route back home and realised just how useless the headlights are on my SEAC!
It was a great night out and it was suggested we should do something similar every month.
What’s up Ray you look like you lost a pound and found a shilling!
Seven Tvr’s attended The Show at the end of July followed by a run home thro the centre of Lytham ,which caused a stir!. Many Thanks to Heath for leading the day.
Today at the 3 Sisters a new star appeared on the scene. Bill Campion’s S2 ran flawlessly all day and on his last run pipped Duncan Woodcock by 0.26 seconds with a time of 54.38 to take the 25 points. Bill annialated me by 1.83 seconds. Final times on circuit 2 were
Bill 54.38, Duncan 54.64, Me 56.21 (I think it’s getting time for me to retire)
Click here for Championship status. Note Campion and Champion do sound similar!
We are arranging a run out to “old Nells” at Bilsborrow (PR30RS) on Thursday the 4th of August for a bite to eat and a run out after. For those in the Blackpool area we are meeting up at the Shell station near J3 of the M 55 at 6:30 and should be at Old Nells by 7:00pm. If you are coming from the Preston area I suggest you meet us there AT 7:00.
We have not booked a table as don’t know how many will attend plus it is a big place and should be ok being mid week.
Link to website http://www.guysthatchedhamlet.co.uk/
See you there! Yes I will be attending a TVR function! my first for a while.
I have assumed James’s log in and password so I can use the website again.
This coming Sunday it is the Lytham show. The pre booking closed some time ago but we have always been invited to show the cars but pay the normal entrance fee. If you want to go I suggest you all meet up at 9:30am at the entrance to the hall and go in together.
I wont be there as at my grand daughters Birthday party in the afternoon.
At the next meeting at the Phantom Winger on Sunday the 24th July it
is proposed we go to a pub and brewery in the Lakes for a run out.
Leaving from the Phantom Winger at 11:00
unfortunately Dave is away and I may not be able to make it – I may get there for the meet but not the run out.
Russ Larcombe and I have now closed the Blackpool Region bank account. The account was opened in 2010 to hold money relating to the Back Home event we ran at that time. Russ has been asking me to close the account for some time and the monthly account charges have reduced what little money there was in it down to £0.6 in May 2015 where the balance has remained ever since. I WILL BUY A JOINT BAG OF CRISPS AT THE NEXT MEETING AND GIVE YOU ONE EACH!
A message from Duncan Woodcock
I have a client with a Classic Car Insurance with us who wants to sell his S3 (I think it’s an S3) which has just 35,400 miles on the clock. I’ve seen the car before and it’s a lovely thing in a deep metallic green with cream upholstery. I’ve no idea how much he wants for it but it’s insured for an agreed value of £10K.
I’ve attached some grainy black and white photos from our file.
If it’s of interest to any members the owner is Ross Hunter who lives near Carnforth, and can be contacted on 077104 65009 or 015242 72540.
It appears that Duncan’s better driving skills are equalled by the extra performance of my Tasmin.
The times were
Duncan 53.59 seconds
However the timing algorithm compensates for my extra power and Duncan ends up winning by a country mile! 48.43 seconds against my 52.55 I DEFINATELY NEED THE OLD CODGERS FACTOR TO BE ADDED!
The current positions of the Blackpool Championship are shown below
The Show is this coming Sunday and Pre booking through Mark Woodward is fully booked, However, you can just pay at the gate and the entry is £6.50. You have to be there by 11am.
I will not be going but suggest those going meet up at the north bound services at Forton on the M6 at 10 am, and convoy over to the Hall.
The postcode is LA59ST