09 August 2017
Manchester area news covering July & August's meetings
Firstly a few of us attended Triumfest at Santa Pod, boy was it hot ! Really enjoyed it and met up with members from different areas, some members attended the Peak run and had a great time as always and others attended the Wilmslow show and Didsbury show which were held on the same day.
A couple of our members sold there recently restored cars and got top money for them and they sold very quickly, which shows how much work went into the restoration, Bill with his TR6 and Paul with his Stag.
One of our members, Gary had his Spitfire on the front cover of the July issue of the courier magazine, great car.
Frank managed to get his Spitfire started up, mot'd and back on the road for the first time in three years.
Rufus has a TR6 and is having a full respray and new bonnet fitted, and our Spitfire basket case has had a new boot floor welded in and rear end resprayed, now time to start on the middle section of the car, leaving the front till the end as thats the worst
A member had her birthday this month so would like to wish Lynda Elwell a happy birthday.
Rain, rain, rain, still affecting most areas in July when will it ever end, a few of our members were lucky enough to get to a couple of events in July, one being the Lytham Hall show in Lytham St Annes and the other being Hebden Bridge Vintage weekend.
We are looking to arrange a social day out in October, the Oktoberfest in Manchester city centreÂ www.manchester-oktoberfest.co.uk held on 18th till 22nd October, basically German beer, Laderhosen, music etc, have a look at the website we will be going on the saturdah afternoon, the link is on our facebook page and let me know if you want to come along.
Again just a reminder of our Manchester area weekend to be held 1st to 3rd September, not many camping places left so hurry to avoid disappointment. its a sci fi themed fun packed weekend held at Elm Cottage touring park, Winsford. The weekend is named "Sci Tri weekend", keep a look out in the courier for details of when and how to book. Start thinking of your Sci Fi outfits and car decor...Hope to see some new and familiar faces there, should be fun.
I've managed to finally get around to painting the bulkhead on my Vitesse 6 and got it back together and started, once i had fixed the fuel pump issue which took me three days to find the fault, Bill advised me that it might be an air lock in the pipe, it turned out that i had a small air leak which stopped the fuel pump sucking the fuel through, however i could do it with a hand pump which must have had more suction capability, anyway thanks Bill for the advice, hopefully it will be ready for our next big event at Eventy City the Footman James classic car show at the Trafford Centre, held on 16th & 17th September . A few places left on our stand if anybody who has not already put the name down please let me know.
As previously mentioned due to the size of the area Manchester which covers, we change venues from east to west every few months to give all our member good access to our meetings, so we are heading east for the Sept, Oct, Nov & Dec meetings and will be held at the Ye Olde Red Lion,Â 516 Manchester Road, Warrington, WA3 6JT. So hopefully see some of you there from 7.30pm on wards on the first tuesday of each month as usual.
We have created a diary of events / runs out etc , this is updated and handed out at our monthly meetings, or please visit our facebook page, click the info tab then scroll down to files, then download "tssc events 2017"
Please check the website news for updates on our forthcoming events onÂ www.tssc.org.uk/tssc/areanews.asp
Also please look at our Facebook pageÂ www.facebook.com/groups/tsscmanchesterarea
That all from me, see you soon Mark
Vitesse 6 bulkhead ready for painting
Triumfest Santa Pod somebody is finding it tough going lol
Peak run weekend
Triumfest Santa Pod
Oktoberfest in Manchester social do being arranged
Vitesse 6 bulkhead finished