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Eastern, Cambridge Area news

09 July 2019

Cambridge July News

The evenings in June are warm and light late into the night so the area meeting never really made it out of the Plough's carpark.
Three new faces and three new cars joined us. Trevor brought his recent acquisition of a red Triumph 2000 saloon which we quickly sorted out with an agreed value valuation. He seemed to have an eye for a bargain as he had paid four figures less than the valuation just a couple of months before. His friend, who he'd brought with him, had given him the reassurance during the purchase that the beautiful finish and great running order was not too good to be true. A lovely example of a well loved 2000 which the previous owner had had to sell when he could no longer drive it.
The saloon was accompanied by a delightful yellow Stag whose throaty rumble made everyone's legs go a little wobbly with a mixture of envy and lust.
Toby brought his new pride and joy, a Honda S2000 with the roof down; we would have expected nothing less from Toby. Apparently this is a marque of car that has a very solid high revving engine with a very high red line. That is pretty important with Toby behind the wheel as he has managed to take two engines past their breaking point in his Vincent Hurricane.
Part of the reason for the purchase was Toby's growing disillusionment with his Hurricane. It had let him down on the return leg from the recent NC850 trip, an extended North Coast 500 and Isle of Skye tour. This time it was the clutch, but it had been a wheel bearing before, the steering rack and leaking camshaft seal from half way round and at least two fractured engines previously.
Toby likes to drive his cars. Proper spirited driving which takes the car to the limit of it's comfort zone and then dangles it over the edge. He also likes to enhance them to get the best out of them he can. This doesn't necessarily make for the most reliable cars; look at the sub-8-hour lifetime of a typical race car. His S2000 seems to be an attempt to get a car that pushes all his drive-it-like-you-stole-it buttons but which lives to fight another day, every day.
We all hoped that the Hurricane would eventually come down on the keep-it rather than the sell-it side of the naughty step that it most definitely is on at the moment.
There is still a tour of Rimmers warehouse near Lincoln in the offing, but summer holidays (ours and the Rimmers tour staff's) seem to be making picking a mutually convenient date rather hard. Our area Facebook page (www.facebook.com/groups/tssccambridge) has details
Our next meetings are July 1st and August the 5th in the summer sun, by the river, at the Plough in Fen Ditton
Tom
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