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Welsh, South Wales Area news

02 May 2019

S.Wales May News

Action Man's Memorial Run to Swansea Sun 10th March 2019
Our annual run to remember a greatly missed club member Gareth Dyer affectionately known to us all as Action Man was this year organised by Mike the Cake to take in a visit to Swansea Auto jumble held at the Swansea Bus Museum as well as a short drive around the beautiful coastline to the west of Swansea. As the weather had been so bad most of us had opted to go modern with the exception of the Monmouth Mafia Mike and John in the Acclaim and Eddy in his 13/60 saloon. We all made up for lack of classics with our various Action Man hats which in the leather cowboy hat style made us look like a bunch of escaped 'Woodies' from Toy Story. Also attending we had Miky J, Rob and Pete, Paul G and Dotty, Mals per Hour and Stephen, Action Man's son. We were joined at the Bus Museum Auto Jumble by Gwyn, Babs and Tim where Club members Bern and Crazy George ably assisted by Jack were purveying all manner of high quality Triumph spares from Georges shed clearance. A lot of the New Old Stock had original rust as supplied direct from the factory. George and Bern's pitch became a bit of an impromptu club meeting with more talking than selling going on. George had a free breakfast of chocolate buns from the neighbouring stall which in fairness he did pay for later when the owner dropped the shoplifting charges. We all had a good rummage around the various piles of Auto jumble and as usual did find the odd spare part which had not been imported from the Far East. Swansea Bus Museum has a great collection of public transport vehicles all in working order and a great credit to the team of owners and volunteers who keep them on the road. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to all come along at once.
We then left the Bus Museum and headed west along the coast from Swansea to Port Eynon Bay a pretty costal village normally associated with buckets and spades, but this day was more like a sand blast cabinet in Siberia. We all piled into the Café for a well-earned Fish and Chip lunch and a warm coffee. The wind off the sea was biting and the warmth of the chip fryers was very welcome as we watched the world get blown about through the steamed up windows. After lunch we held on to our hats and made our way back to the cars. We then followed Mike the Cake on his pre prepared route through the various lanes and costal roads to our second stop off to admire the beautiful windswept Welsh coast at Rhosilli Bay. This has got to be one of the bucket list coastal views of Wales and even on a windy day the view is stunning. We all lined up for a few photographs and a quick wander along the coastal path before seeking shelter in the National Trust Shop at the main car park. We then headed back inland along the very picturesque roads of the Gower peninsula and meandered our way back to eventually pick up the main roads back east to Swansea and eventually the motorway back in the general direction of Cardiff. What a great day out and thanks to Mike the Cake, Mals per Hour and the Hammer for organising such a great day to remember Gareth.
What we lacked in classics on the run was certainly made up for by the quality of the classics who came along to remember an absolute classic, our very own Action Man.
Thanks to all those for braving the early Welsh Summer and making it a great day out.
Al
UP COMING CLUB RUNS AND EVENTS
South Wales Classic Car Club Show at Cardiff City Football Stadium Sun 19th May
Pecorama Classic and Vintage Vehicle Rally in Beer East Devon Sun 26th May
Sully Classic Car Show at Sully, Vale of Glamorgan Bank Holiday Mon 27th May
TSSC South Wales Monthly Meeting at The Lighthouse Inn St Brides Tue 28th May
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