TR Action 298
Our Sunday lunch in March was held at the Dainton Golf club where 26 of us enjoyed an excellent roast carvery. This was only a short drive from our earlier coffee meet-up at Buckfast Abbey where we also met up with some new visitors to our Devon events; Paul & Jenny who have recently moved to Devon from across the border in Dorset, with their lovely TR4A, and Richard & Bea from Pembrokeshire, and members of Y Ddraig Goch, in their lovely TR5, who regularly visit Exeter and came along to say hello. So, welcome to you all and we hope you had a good time with us.
Our Drive it Day event was arranged by John & Kay Blake who says:
This year's drive-it day started with everyone assembling for tea, coffee & cakes at the Roadford reservoir café.A total of 21 cars lined up in the sunshine on what turned out to be a really great day. Due to the large number we split into two groups led by John & Andrew which took the cars across the dam at the head of the reservoir. The convoy then made its way north, passing through Holsworthy and Redpost before emerging on the North Cornish coast at Kilkhampton and driving east back into Devon to arrive at Hartland Quay where the cars were much admired by the other visitors. The beautiful weather afforded us some excellent views out to Lundy Island and along this rugged section of the North Devon coast.
The group then made the short journey to the Hoops Inn at Horns Cross, where we were joined by some further members with a another TR6 and also a lovely old Warwick. A total of 38 sat down for a late lunch in two dedicated dining rooms that had been set aside for us. The meals went down very well after the long drive and the staff at the Hoops Inn were extremely efficient and helpful feeding such a large group in one go.
After the meal some of the members then went their own way but a group of 22 enjoyed a further short run down into Appledore where everyone indulged in a renowned Hockings ice cream in the sun next to the jetty before dispersing back to their respective areas of Devon.
Thanks to Tristan who travelled with and sometimes ahead of the convoy on his bike to be able to take the photographs, including the one attached and others which are on our website.
Great cars, great locations, excellent company and sunshine – hey, what's not to like……! JB
14 May - Killerton picnic and Car Show
18 June – Father's Day – Trains and Triumphs at Buckfastleigh Steam Railway with the Devon TSSC Group
8-9 July – Powderham Crash Box Club Car show
Please see our website for further details