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Scottish, Central Area news

11 June 2019

Scotland June News

The clocks have turned and the weather is trying to turn and I am sure there are a few engines turning also.  It is that time of the year when the Triumphs (and the odd Morgan) are brought out of hibernation and put to full use throughout the classic season.  The area has a full calendar this year in the form of many rally’s and events, remember to get your name down as early as possible.
May Meet Night saw a good gathering of members for a general coffe’n’chat, Iain Macpherson was really trying to bring the summer mood into the meets with his Hawaiian shirt and he did pull it off well. Now there is an idea, maybe a Hawaiian themed event for the area, suggestions on a postcard please.  Brian was on route when his lovely Dolly had a wee strop and decided not to get him to the meet, glad to hear it was nothing serious Brian and hope to see you at the next meet. 
Drive it Day seen most of the team meet at The Harvester and some arrived early for breakfast, I heard that one person in particular consumed a full breakfast just hours before their 3-course lunch would be getting served up. John, Chick, Linda and myself met the cluster of classics further down the route.  The weather stayed kind for us and was not as warm as the Easter holiday weekend but it allowed for our tops to stay down.  We arrived at our destination about 12:30 just in time for lunch at the Star Inn, the natives in the hotel must have wondered what hit them as we were rather a noisy bunch once inside.  After lunch we perused some of the goods the local shops had to offer, the Moffat Toffee shop proved to be the most popular in the town.  For the drive home many made their own route, 2 Spitfires took the scenic route via the Leadhills and this proved to be a great drive as the majority of the road had been resurfaced.  Alan wells and his GT6 went of their head on the drive back and had to be recovered due to a cylinder head issue.
 Millport & Thirlestane car rally’s will be done and dusted by the time you receive this copy of the courier, hopefully next month I will have positive news to report on these events.  It may sound useless to report on past events, however bear in mind that many area members are not able to participate in all the events, some none at all and this is a good platform to keep people appraised. As I am sure I have mentioned many times I have retrofestival in Newark in June as an event this year and will report back if it may be one considering.
Upcoming Event Information – after Thirlestane at the start of June, Moffat is the next event on the calendar for the area. Everyone who wanted to attend can due to us having an increased allocation of spaces this year, hopefully we will also manage to have enough space for the gazebo too. The main Scottish event in July is Glamis and south of the border some of us will be heading to Silverstone Classic for the weekend.  Fingers crossed for good weather this year Iain.  Some of the members attended Ayrshire Classics “Cars on the Campus” rally in May, there were around 300 cars in attendance with the advantage of them all being on a tarmac surface.  Is this one we could add to the calendar for next year?
General Chat – Ken has managed to add a 1976 unmolested GT6 to his collection, the car does need some work and the includes the testing of the electric windows.  The car has sat for many years in a barn and will require a restoration to dome degree.  Ironically the car was in a barn only a few miles from where he lives, how handy was that?  We look forward to hearing what your plans are for the car Ken.
As usual any items or suggestions for the Area Report then please let me know.
Roll on the summer -
 June Items:
The Next club meet of 2019 will be at 7:30 on Thursday 6th June 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 10th June at 8pm 
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