TR Lincs July 2017 Social Scene
TR Lincs July 2017 Social Scene Report
Welcome to our July Newsletter
Well what a fantastic period we have had since my last newsletter in June. TR Lincs has been a busy little bee as you will see from the reports of the events we've attended below. We still have a few months of the season ahead of us and a few of you had offered to arrange a run or two towards the end of the season, well now is your time! If you get in touch with me then we can publicise it and make sure we get maximum attendance. It doesn't have to be anything fancy, all we need is an excuse to get out in the cars – I'm waiting for your email.
With our 2017 tour now fading from memory (read all about it below) thoughts now turn to what we might do for 2018? We have already had a number of excellent suggestions and ideas of what could feature. To give an idea of what the current thoughts are I have pulled these together and given you the chance to add some additional views on a quick survey that you can access by clicking HERE. Please take the time to have a look and provide an indication of your preference. Even if you have no intention of taking part you may have some good ideas from places you may have visited in the past, so share them. It is anonymous so don't be afraid to provide your input.
Visit to RAF Scampton, 25th Jun
What a fascinating visit to this the home of the Dam Busters 617 squadron famous for its raids during the 2nd world war. We were given an escorted tour through the original hanger and office/mess accommodation used by the officers and airman during the actual raids. Stepping in to Guy Gibson's office was like stepping back in time with even a view from his office window of the grave of his pet black labradour who's name is considered non-PC today. Never the less you can guess his name *igger! See the pictures on this Flickr link.
TR Lincs Tour of Northern Ireland, 25th June - July 2nd
Our famous tour guide excelled himself yet again in organising our tour for 10 cars to Northern Ireland. Heading north following the Scampton visit we stayed overnight in Carlisle and the following day made our way into Scotland to stay the night at Port Patrick. The next day saw us take the ferry over to Larne to spend the next 4 nights at the Dark Hedges Hotel made famous by the TV series Game of Thrones. In fact almost everywhere we visited was in some way connected with the TV series. The last night saw us stay in the pretty town of Carrick Fergus having visited the Titanic museum in Belfast. Everyone had a great time and Northern Ireland is a great place to visit, so it is! We even learned some new phrases from Ed, a local TR Register member who took time out to guide us around some of the sights – sticking out, which apparantley means – feeling great, or so he says! Looking forward now to seeing where we might head to in 2018. As I mentioned earlier please fill out the little survey to give a flavour of what might be possible. Loads of pictures here on the Flickr link.
IWE Malvern, 9th to 11th July
Once again a few TR Lincs members made the pilgrimage to Malvern for the 2017 IWE, held it seems for the last time at Malvern. Two of us camped out for the weekend with others either staying in local hotels/B&B or day tripping. The usual mix was there of trade and TR Register exhibits although I did feel it was down on previous years with less trade stands and fewer cars attending. The Sunday was once again open to Club Triumph but again there seemed to be fewer cars than were at Lincoln last year. On that point don't forget that the 2018 IWE will be held once again on home turf at Lincoln Show Ground. If anyone would be prepared to lend a hand in organising, setting up or assisting on each of the days then please let me know. Oh the dates! June 29th to July 1st 2018.
Derby Dales Run to RAF Coningsby – 18th July
We joined up with Derby Dales and the Stag Owners Club to form a 60 strong visit to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby. A gloriously sunny day saw us take a guided tour through the maintenance hanger housing the BBMF aircraft hosted by very knowledgeable guides with an added bonus of witnessing the test running of a Spitfire engine outside the hanger parked up next to the iconic Lancaster. The tour was followed by an excellent lunch at the Ebrington Arms, Kirkby-on-Bain. Everyone attending enjoyed the day and credit should go to Alan Ford from Derby Dales for all his hard work in arranging the event. As we know from experience trying to keep TR owners, never mind those Stag people together, is like herding cats. See the pictures here.
Rufford Park – 23rd July
Not content with organising the NI tour, Derek Pywell arranged a run into our neighbouring county of Nottinghamshire with a visit to Rufford Park. Many of you will know the location on the edge of Sherwood Forest. Setting off from Lincoln we headed over the Trent and through the north Notts. countryside to Rufford. We spent an enjoyable few hours there unexpectedly falling upon the Mad Mogs rally of Morris Minors in a variety of guises, very interesting. We were joined by Peter and Maggie from Trent group at Rufford who we did try to persuade to join Lincs! Setting off east we then headed for our lunch stop at the Full Moon pub in the village of Morton close to Southwell. Again good weather ensured plenty of roof down motoring and following a very full lunch a fairly relaxed drive home. See the pictures again here.
August 6th - Revesby Country Fair.
I know a few of you are booked on this event, although not an official TR Lincs event still worth a visit.
August 6th - East Midlands Car Show – Newark
Held for the 3rd year at Sconce Park, Newark. This 3rd East Midland classic car show is open to all and has been supported in the past by TR Lincs members.
August 13th – Ilkeston Classic Car Show.
Not attended previously by TR Lincs but I know Trent and Derby Dales have attended. If you haven't already pre-booked your entry you will not be able to exhibit although you can of course go along and see what's on offer.
TR Lincs monthly meeting at the Turnor Arms, Wragby.
July was a very active month for us and saw a goodly number of runs and events we enjoyed. We need some events for the end of the season as I mentioned earlier. For those of you who offered to arrange a run now is your time. Please let me know ASAP what you've in mind and let's get it in the diary. In the meantime thanks again for reading this months newsletter. Feedback is always welcome, good or otherwise. Let me know what you would like featured or left out in the next one.