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TR Lincs April 2016

It's official then, the season has finally started with the roar of TR's heard up and down the county - well a few early season coughs and splutters anyway. We have already had two excursions out and the details of those follow this.
Our monthly meetings continue to be well attended over at Wragby and I was pleased to welcome our new members Martin & Hilary Farley from Market Rasen and extend a TR Lincs welcome to another new member Louis Trinder from Cleethorpes, welcome!

The Mad March Hare Run, 20th March

Our first run of 2016 saw 6 cars meet up at Uncle Henry's Farm shop for a run kindly organised by Derek and Allyson Pywell. The weather was excellent with top down motoring all the way. The run took us along to the river Trent and then north up the right bank, over Keadby bridge and back down the left bank to West Stockwith where we enjoyed an excellent Sunday lunch at the White Hart. I did try to summon up thoughts of the Rive Gauche but the Trent is not the Seine but a great opener for the year.

Snetterton Swinging Sixties - aka the boat race, 9th April



As many of you know Dave McDonald is a regular competitor in the Swinging Sixties Classic racing series. Last Saturday saw the first race of the season held at Snetterton. To support Dave a few intrepid souls convoyed down to Norfolk in what was pretty miserable weather to cheer Dave on. The weather decided to take a turn for the worse soon after arrival, so much so that the Wensum group, who were to join us, were rained off. Hardy lot us TR Linc' ers! Dave's qualifying session saw him 7th on the grid for the afternoon race ably assisted by Alan Coote as pit crew. Given the terrible conditions and the unforgiving surface and a spin off Dave finished a credible 14th overall in a time of 41minutes and 19.981seconds over 12 laps covering some 35.6 miles. Well done and good luck for the rest of the series.










Dave hoping for some dry track! We're a hardy lot!

Next Events

Our next major event on the calendar is our contribution to Drive It Day by attending the County Wheels Day at Jubilee Park, Woodhall Spa. For those interested we will meet in the car park at Wragby to arrive in convoy at Jubilee Park, of course those who live closer to Woodhall can drive directly there. Times will be circulated nearer the event. For those that haven't paid their £4 per car entry fee can they please contact Phil O'Hara to arrange payment.

Early May sees the running of the annual Tour of Lincs 100. I know many of us are taking part and if you are can you please click on this link to give me an idea whose going.

May 15th will see us setting off from Hartsholme Park in Lincoln for a TRs day at the seaside. If you haven't already let Peter Rowlands know that you're intending to come along then can you please do so by clicking on his name. We will be resurrecting the Sand Castle completion so remember to bring your bucket and spade!

The full calendar of events can be found here.

... and Finally

If you have any news that you think may be of interest to TR Lincs members then please let me know and I'll include it the next newsletter. It can be about members special events or achievements, news about cars or car related things - up to you.
Look forward to seeing some of you at the monthly meeting on the 18th, in the meantime keep working on those cars.

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