TR Action Report London Group presented for issue 276
So May and the London Group, a busy month. During the weekend following our 1st Monthly meet at the Rose of York Richmond, we journeyed out for our monthly pub run. This time we were joined by the Kent Group, this took us down to West Sussex to the beautifully named Snowdrop Inn in Linfield. We had a good turn out as did the Kent Group in fact so many of us finally turned up that the car park was filled with TRs and the restaurant packed with Register members dotted all over the place' as although Geoff had increased the booking size they still had to create extra seating. So seemingly every part of the Snowdrop had a TR related conversation going on it in. The food was, as we had hoped excellent and the beer and chatter flowed effortlessly. Despite the early confusion and unusual group booking table distribution the Snowdrop looked after us all well, it's certainly a pub to return to. Especially for the Antler photos! After the meal a few travelled literally round the corner to the equally beautifully named and historic Bluebell railway and I'm sure had a great time as the weather that day really was gorgeous
A mere 4 days later, 2 select cars headed even further south crossing the channel (in the Chunnel) and then proceeding further south visiting the myriad of road tunnels of Brussels - yes we missed the ring road and went straight through the centre of Brussels. Whoops- but it meant purely by chance that on one emergence from a particularly long dark tunnel, we found ourselves in the quite stunning Winter Gardens of Brussels. An absolutely beautiful pristine sight in blazing sunshine, a wonderful memory.
As all of you know who have visited Spa Francorchamps (obviously our final destination) it's a great weekend with marvellous historic group C and Cer2 cars roaring round one of the most picturesque tracks in the world along with many other classic classes, the Trofeo Nastro Rosso (Ferrari) class was a highlight. The night races though were particularly spectacular, fast with incredible sounds and close competition, we watched enthralled as those cars screamed up the hill flames shooting from their exhausts with their brakes discs glowing red hot as they fought for the lead, FanTastic! After 4 days of it we travelled to our favoured Hotel for a night of sublime comfort, fine wines, fine food and a luxurious sleep (with en-suite of course) then on the way home took a trip to the V2 rocket museum at La Coupole, a unique experience, all in all another really enjoyable trip.
Spa Francorchamps clashed with our alternative club night so David wrote:
The alternative Club night on the 3rd Thursday of May we returned to the Wheatsheaf in Esher which was much quieter this time. With our Group Leader absent at Spa, we were able to bad-mouth him randomly with no come-back so a good time was had by all, despite David Boucher's TR3A dynamo burning out en-route – luckily, it was yards from home, so it was a sprint back for some more prosaic form of transport. The new TR London Group tee-shirt was also unveiled to suitable oohs and ahhs – a future collector's piece!
Finally then, come and join us for a noggin and a natter over a beer, you are most welcome. You can find us on the first Thursday of every month at the Rose of York in Richmond or on the third Thursday at an alternative venue (keep an eye on the web site) - both kick off at around 9.00pm.