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Motormania Grantown on Spey Weekend

Motormania Grantown on Spey Weekend

Motormania Grantown on Spey Weekend 3rd and 4th of September

The group met for breakfast at Gloagburn Farm Café/Resturant. Duncan`s new Morris 1000 rally car was of particular interest to everyone and got lots of positive comments. After our energy boasting breakfast, we drove via Crieff, Aberfeldy, Pitlochry over the Moulin Moors road to Glenshee for a break and a snack lunch. At Glenshee we meet Malcolm Glover with his fantastic newly restored TR3 which his had dad bought in the 1960`s. Next we headed up to Tomintoul for a rest break and ice cream. We were then able to have a walk and a proper look at Malcolm's stunning TR3 and I end up speaking to his Dad who was a music instructor when I was at school. I had not seen him since 1976 which proves what a small world it really is. We arrived at Grantown on Spey having driven on fantastic roads with stunning scenery without any problems. We booked into the Grant Arms Hotel, unpacked and had a very enjoyable social time with the Craig's before dinner. Our meal was excellent with a good choice, served promptly with entertaining company.

Sunday morning before breakfast saw us all getting the cars onto the Club Stand on the High Street. We had plenty to eat for our breakfast and the weather cleared to be bright and sunny for the rest of the day. The TR Register stand had members from the Highland, Clyde and Tay Groups and as usual we fill the allotted area. It gave an opportunity for members who do not have much chance of meeting over the year to have a catch up. I always think that Grantown on Spey is one of the best car shows in Scotland because it is not held in a field, has a massive range of cars of all types and ages to look at, the shops and cafes are open on the High Street and there is always something to keep everyone happy. We had a lot of people ask about the Club and membership over the day and think we did a good job in promoting the TR Register. It is such a great pity that this event which the Scottish groups have supported for a long time clashes with the Bo'ness Meet. After a long day we packed up and headed home after a very success weekend outing.

Jim Clark

Tay TRs Group

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