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Scottish, Central Area news

02 May 2019

Scotland May News

The past few area reports have started with references to the weather, I suspect this is due to the odd ray of sunshine that the sun gods have been tempting us with and leading us into a hopeful anticipation that good summer weather is not too far away.  For what I recall the decent weather started about mid-April last year and this led to a fantastic summer where we enjoyed many car events throughout. We kicked off with really good weather last April when we had our Drive it weekend at The Fat Lamb and this continued into May when we had amazing weather at the Millport show, if we had not known where we were we could have mistaken the island for being somewhere in the Mediterranean, as long as you never entered the sea.
March Meet Night saw a good gathering of around 20 members who met for some coffee ‘n’ chat, a few of us met prior to the meeting for food at the Harvester.  It appears this Harvester has more to offer over our previous venue, the food is good, the staff are friendly and helpful, but most of all we have an area dedicated for our meet which is separate from the open area of the restaurant, just as well with the gabbling noise we create.  By the time the Courier drops through your letterbox our drive it day will have come and gone, no drive it weekend this year but due to popular demand it may return in 2020.  I am sure we would all like to thank Dave Fray for organising the Drive it Day to Moffat and the lunches at the Star Inn, Moffat is becoming a popular location for many of our club members and June will see the annual Roots Classic Car event in there also.
  Millport car show will be on a Saturday this year, so don’t turn up on the Sunday, the date is Saturday 11th, fingers crossed for the same weather this year.  There are ferry crossings every 20 minutes but we must all be in place at the show for no later than 10am, therefore make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to get to the ferry port, if you are there early there are places you can get coffee and breakfast. As we all experienced last year the return sailing queue was rather long, the only way I found to escape this is to head for some fish and chips and allow the queue to disperse, but remember not to leave it too late and miss the last crossing.
Upcoming Event Information – Alan Wells has been taking entries for Thirelstane Castle classic event where the main rally display will be on Sunday June 2nd.  Not having attended this event before I have been assured that this is a worthwhile event to attend.  Again, the club members would like to thank Alan for organising our attendance at this event, it just goes to show that Area Organisers don’t do all the work (in fact what do they really do -smiley face)
General Chat – again my ear has not been too close to the ground over the past month, however I do know that a GT6, Spitfire MkIII and 2 Dolly’s have been getting some garage attention.  One is experiencing power loss, another some major fuel issues while one of the other 2 is having a major sill replacement and the remaining one having the brake slave cylinders replaced.  I bit the bullet after many years of deliberation and purchased a pair of adjustable top wishbones.
The manic show season will be kicking off with Millport and it will be non-stop until September, no euro tour for me this year as I have decided to stay locally this season with the exception of a few trips south of the border.  I have a weekend planed in June for Retro-festival in June and will report back on my experience, I know a few of us will be attending Silverstone and the majority of members heading to the Inter Club Triumph weekend at Stratford-Upon-Avon.  I have opted for off-site accommodation for all my southern shows this year. As much as July 2020 appears so far away at this point, dates for Classic Le Mans have been released and these are the 3-5th July 2020.  A small gathering of us are looking to secure accommodation close to the event and will need to book it within the next month or so.  The only stipulation is that if you commit to any accommodation and at a later date decide not to attend then you will still be required to pay for accommodation if a replacement cannot be found. If you are interested in joining us in this fantastic event then please let me know. 
As usual any items or suggestions for the Area Report then please let me know.
Here Comes The Sun - Michael
 February Items:
The Next club meet of 2019 will be at 7:30 on Thursday 2nd May at The Harvester, Hillington Industrial Estate, Napier Rd, Glasgow G52 4DR
East Club Meet is at The Hawes Inn South Queensferry EH30 9TA on Monday 6th April at 8pm 
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