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South West, Devon Area news

02 May 2019

Devon May News

The Spring equinox not only saw a huge moon but one of the biggest Club Nights for some time.  A total of 35 members at the Claycutters Arms, and 6 cars in the car park.  It was too dark for pics but the rollcall was Jon’s GT6, Peter’s Spitfire, Nigel’ Spitfire sporting one of our new banner flags, Dave’s TR6 and Shane’s Dolly sprint.  Completing the numbers was Tim’s Burlington Arrow.  Farthest travelled was not the Partridge family from Monmouth but Morten & Lillian, our regular visitors from Denmark, though admittedly they did not come especially for the meeting! Lillian braved the Burlington topless with Peter and Nigel also tops off.
At last and with the clutch hopefully fixed, our Stag went to the inter club Skittles at Lee Mill.  Competing against the Stag Club and Dolomite Club, we were lucky to win for the third year running, with Nigel and John top scoring too. Vernon Jones from the Dolly Club and SOC organized again, the venue was good and the carvery very good.  Weather was lovely too – just right for getting the cars out.
Jackie, Allan, Ian & Karen organized our April run and lunch.  Meeting at Exeter Services, the run went through lovely parts of East Devon where true to form, Ian found a ford for the cars to negotiate, before finishing for a carvery at the Cat & Fiddle just outside Exeter.  My Herald once again decided not to play, conking out (note technical term) at Buckfastleigh on the A38 before going home in disgrace.  However a good number of Triumphs came out, 10 in all:- Dan’s, Nigel’s and Maurice’s Spitfires, Jackie’s 13/60 estate. Peter G’s Stag, Dave’s lovely shinyTR6, new member Shane’s Dolomite Sprint, along with Howard’s Sprint, Tim’s Burlington and out for the first time was Russell’s recently acquired 2500 PI.  Russell has spent a while bringing back to life the Vitesse he learned about at Powderham.  Wanting to get something to fit the whole family, he set his sights on a 2000 Estate.  Having advertised the Vitesse, he was contacted by a previous owner (from the 80s) who wanted it back.  He subsequently drove it up to Northampton for the new owner, who then took him to collect his ‘new’ car from Coventry. Nigel was also busy after lunch with Insurance Valuations.
By the time you get the Courier, a lot of us will be heading to the Isle of Wight for their wonderful weekend but, for those not making the trip, there is the informal Southwest Triumph meet at Route 5 at the top of Haldon Hill (A38).
May’s Club Night at the Claycutters Arms will be on Wednesday 15th – with the evenings now light maybe we can fill the car park?
There will be Devon TSSC gatherings at Killerton House show, at Pecorama (Beer) and at Collaton St Mary, the latter two over the late spring Bank Holiday weekend.
The first weekend in June will see a group again descend on Southfork Caravan & Camping site at Martock for an informal weekend.  We hope to visit the village show at Corfe again and perhaps also the breakfast meet at Haynes Motor Museum on the Sunday.
Powderham Show entries for the TSSC stand in mid July must be with us by 20 May at the very latest and we are hoping to showcase the Herald model in all its forms to celebrate the 60th birthday of the model. Has any member out there got a 948 to exhibit? If so, please contact us soonest!
Remember there are loads of show dates on the www.tssc-devon.org.uk website and hopefully lots from Devon will be booking up for this year’s national event in mid August, joint with the TR Register at Stratford upon Avon Racecourse.
We have welcomed a good number of new members so far this year – welcome to the Triumph community all of you and we look forward to meeting you and your cars soon.
May 3 – 5 Isle of Wight weekend
Sunday 5 May Southwest Triumph Meet at Route 5 Haldon Hill
Sunday 12 May Killerton House show – TSSC stand
Sunday 26 May Pecorama
Monday 27 May Collaton St Mary, Paignton
Weekend 1 /2 June Martock Camping Weekend
Sunday 2 June Darts Farm and Lyneham House Shows
Sunday 9 June Lyn Valley Classic
Sunday 16 June Tigers & Triumphs at Dartmoor Zoo        
Sue & John
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