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South West, Devon Area news

09 July 2019

Devon July News

May continued with a big Club presence at Killerton Show, with Harry and Steve from Somerset joining us.  Ian tried (without success!) with the Scimitar now looking great after a paint job.  Chas & Dave from Exmouth were there in their immaculate GT6’s and Russ brought the whole family including Simba in the estate.  North Devon was represented by Malcolm & Mandy and the other Spitfire was Nigel’s.  Both Club flags flying and looking good. 
Wandering round the 500 plus cars, there were a number of Triumphs we did not know.  An interesting conversation with the owner of a beautiful Spitfire IV owned by a non member (a member of another well known Triumph Club)  2 owners from new, looking immaculate and insured for only £3K – it was certainly A1+ condition so underinsured by around 50%!
May’s Club Night at the Claycutters was the best attended car-wise so far, with 14 Triumphs on show.  The vast majority were Spitfires, with two round tails – Dan’s and Peter’s. It was good to see Brian back in his TR4, Dave’s TR6 and to have John back again with the modified TR6, again drawing a lot of interest.  Shane’s Dolly Sprint Mark’s spitfire and Bob’s Vitesse completed the line-up.  We were joined by visitors Robin & Ann Stead from the Winchester area, along with Robin’s cousin Christine.
We were invited to join NDSCCC at their first event at the World of Country Life at Exmouth and 4 cars did so, nicely colour co-ordinated, reds of Allan’s Herald Estate and Russell’s 2000 Estate, and 2 Triumph White Stags, ours and Peter G’s.  A very enjoyable day out.
Shows were thick on the ground for the Bank Holiday weekend, and our main attendance was at Pecorama at Beer in East Devon.  A good turnout and, this year, we had AOs from Devon, Somerset (Harry & Maggie) and South Wales (Alan).  Unfortunately the Monmouth Mafia (John and Michael) were sideswiped on the way home on the M5 by a truck, thankfully both were OK.  The following day, both our cars went to Paignton for the little show at Collaton St Mary (plants and cakes on offer) whilst others went to Kingsbridge Quay.  Allan’s (really Jackie’s) 13/60 estate, my 13/60 (still not behaving), my Stag, Nigel’s Spitfire and Gren’s Vitesse.  Whilst there, we met Mark Davies with a smart TR6 who we hope will join us too.  Small world, both our Dads were Doctors in Torbay and Mandy A had worked for his father!
The first weekend of June saw a big group travel up to Southfork Caravan & Camping at Martock for the informal weekend which Colin (from Cornwall) had arranged again.  Bank Holiday traffic was the worst I had ever seen and we stop/started all the way from Wobbly Wheel on the A38 on the Friday.  We had a lovely relaxing weekend though, went to Corfe Fete again, played rounders (or watched) and some who got up early enough went to Haynes Breakfast Meet on the Sunday too. On our way home we were lucky enough to see half the Red Arrows returning from their display at Torbay Air Show too.  There were as many ‘Club’ dogs as there were people, and everyone had a brilliant time.
Some TSSC cars too at the Lyneham House show run by Saltram Rotary, where the weather looked to be worse than in Somerset.  Much better organized than last year, with the bonus being that friends of ours, Brian & Penny from Plymouth won the £50 prize for the best 1961 – 1980 car with their Saffron Stag.
Saturday 6 July is the little Dunsford show in the Teign Valley, and of course the following weekend (12 – 14 July) is our big event of the year – Powderham Historic Vehicle Gathering.  A record entry this year, both of cars to display and of hopefully happy campers.  Traditionally we welcome members from Cornwall, Somerset and further afield if there is room.  A celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Herald is planned.  Although there is no room on the stand for any more, do come along to see us at the show, we always love to chat to our members and visitors.
Club Night at the Claycutters is Wednesday 17 July – TQ13 0EY if you have not been before.
Shows are thick and fast this month, do let us know if you go to any new ones, but whatever you do, get out and enjoy your Triumphs.
At the beginning of August, some cars will be at Mt Edgcumbe show, others at Torbay Steam or at West Somerset Railway whilst John & I are aiming for Rosemoor Gardens Vintage Weekend near Torrington.
Have you got your tickets yet for the International Weekend at Stratford upon Avon Racecourse 16 – 18 August?  At members’ request this has been moved back to the traditional date of mid August, so we do hope that you will support the Club’s efforts here.  We have been promised lots going on, on both days, and of course will be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Herald model and the 50th of the TR6. 
Looking forward to 1 September, Peter & Vicki are organizing a short run from Kingsbridge Quay car park (starting at 11.30 am) followed by a (bring your own) BBQ in a spectacular location at Cornworthy.
Thursday  4th July North Devon Club Night – check for venue
Saturday 6 July Dunsford Show – contact Nigel K
w/e July 12 – 14 Powderham Historic Vehicle Gathering
Wednesday 17 July Club Night at the Claycutters Arms TQ13 0EY
August 16 – 18 TriumFest with TR International at Stratford
Sunday 1 September South Devon run with BBQ after at Cornworthy
Sue & John
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