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South West, Somerset Area news

09 August 2019

Somerset Area August News

At the beginning of July we ventured down to Powderham Castle for the Historic Vehicle Gathering. As ever the Devon area made us all feel very welcome and had set up an excellent stand. We were joined there by members from Cornwall, Avon and even Monmouthshire! There was an endless selection of classic cars, bikes and commercial vehicles spread across the site and in the scorching sun, it was actually quite difficult to get to see it all! There was a large selection of market stalls to browse and then during the event there was a parade lap to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Herald. Whilst the cars drove around the ring Sue (Devon AO) gave a running commentary to provide some detail on each of the cars and their owners. The day was somewhat eventful for Harry as he failed to remember suncream or a hat so he ended up almost as red as his Herald and then managed to fall through his camping chair mid conversation, thankfully Nigel did not manage to get a photo of this.

At the beginning of August, the area headed over to Norton Fitzwarren for the West Somerset Railway Association Steam Fayre and Vintage Rally. Harry, Steve and Kieron headed over to the event to put up their tent and the event shelter for the club stand on the Friday. In the evening we were met by Kevin and Sarah in their GT6 and we all headed over to Watchet on the Severn Coast Express where the town put on an event to welcome those who had travelled from the steam fayre complete with a brass band! On Saturday we were met by faces new and old on the club stand and had a good selection of Triumphs including Heralds, Spitfires, Stags, GT6s, Dolomites, a TR7 and an Acclaim.
The event attracted a wide selection of commercial vehicles, traction engines, classic cars, military vehicles and classic bikes.and throughout the weekend each category did a parade lap. There were also various displays from the traction engines. On the Saturday evening there was a live band and a good selection of traditional ciders and ales available and on Sunday we were met by various members from the Devon area including Leonard Hightower, it's just a shame Nigel had to come with him. All in all it was a fantastic event which is highly recommended for next year. Thanks again to the various members who helped to dismantle the stand at the end of the weekend.

At the time of writing we are looking forward to the Triumfest at Stratford in August and we will finally be taking possession of our new banner. In September we are planning to join Devon Area at the North Devon Lynton and Lynmouth run on 15th September and beyond that we have the Restoration Show at the Bath and West Showground on the 2nd/3rd November. We are looking for cars to go on our stand and people happy to join us for an hour or two. We will have coffee, tea and biscuits aplenty!

In the meantime we can be found at the Apple Tree Inn, BA6 8ND on the second Thursday of every month where we’d love to see members old and new.

Harry and Maggie
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