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IWE Malvern 2017

IWE Malvern 2017

2017 Tay Group IWE 8/9th July

The Scottish Group started to arrive at Malvern by lunchtime on the Friday enjoying fantastic weather. After time to catch up the group started erecting their tents and the gazebos ready for the social weekend. Once settled we had a look round the show ground and the traders were setting up their stalls.

Having re-acquainted ourselves with the showground layout we went into Malvern for our tea.

Saturday morning was cooler and time was spent looking round the show cars and the trader's parts stands. As the day progressed the Scottish numbers swelled to twenty which was a brilliant turnout considering some of the group drove over 400 miles to attend. My lunch, was purchased from one of the food vans, a lovely bacon roll with chips. That afternoon I enjoyed another look at the show cars, auto solo and displays. Our tea tonight was the Scottish Groups traditional BBQ which provided plenty for the biggest appetite burgers, sausages, steak, rolls, salad and a choice of pudding, followed by wine, humour and chat about the day's events.

Sunday morning saw me walking the dog round the showground which is always of interest. Seeing the different TR`s and tents always makes me think that some members TR`s must have a lot more storage space to get all that gear in, than mine did. I think that the number attending from previous years had fallen which is a pity as it is the number 1 car show that I attend each year. Lunch was purchased from another a burger van and was excellent but I do think I have eaten far too much meat over my holidays so far. The afternoon saw some of our group having to pack up and head home to Bonnie Scotland. Another look round the show ground gave a final opportunity to buy any parts, cars or just admire the displays. The evening was spent unwinding in the gazebo with Paul Hogan. He was interested in ourview of the club and the International weekend. We all went to the Blue Bell Inn for tea.

Early on Monday morning, we were woken by Alan Gibb putting his Swallow Doretti onto his trailer getting ready for his drive back home. After our breakfast, the remaining members of the group packed up their tents and the gazebos. It was sad to see the end of another wonderful IWE.

Jim Cark

Tay TRs Group

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