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Great run Jonathan 

how is the cooling ?

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1 minute ago, Hamish said:

Great run Jonathan 

how is the cooling ?

Ran cold at quarter mark up to Preston than started to creep  over half mark so we pulled  into a Range Rover dealership and hid the tiny TR2 behind line of new Range Rovers while I checked and topped up the radiator. Touch wood it’s been ok for rest of the run and only hit 185c while we were in half hour traffic jamb. Done 275 miles today on some great roads with roof off in sunshine, wind, rain and even more rain. 140 miles tomorrow to Duns hopefully as good as today’s run and a little drier. Fingers crossed the little TR 2 will plod along for another day 

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2 hours ago, Jonathan Smith said:

Bo’ness in our long door TR2 from Liverpool via Kendal, Penrith, Gretna, Moffat A701, A702 and finally Queensferry south of the Fourth Bridge  for a curry  in preparation for Saturdays road tour to the Jim Clarke museum in Duns 

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Great pictures Jonathan. When I was a kid, late 50's ish I would get my hair cut every Saturday morning very close to where you are parked. Then get fish and chips and fight off the seagulls.

Stan

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On 8/23/2019 at 6:55 AM, Bfg said:

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anyone here planning to go to the 26th  Herts and Beds (TSSC)  All Triumph and Classic show at the Imperial War Museum Duxford  on  Sunday 1st September ?

Pete.

Right I'm pretty close to being packed n' ready to leave, and then sleep in the car (still no Triumph yet so I'm with a high mileage Chrysler people carrier).  My thing is that I don't like getting up early in the morning, but I really do like waking up early in a field, making a coffee and laying wrapped up in my duvet to enjoy the morning song.  So God willing I ought to be there tomorrow.  Hope to see some of you too ..and your TR's.

Pete (aka Bfg : Big frumpy giant) 07958 100 633

 

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Today’s run - 150 miles in the TR2 on the Bo’ness revival run with some great cars to the Jim Clark museum at Duns. Well worth a visit if your in the area

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Shere Hill climb today (watching, not competing)

Bob.

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Meet up with the Stoke and Shropshire tr groups today at the Festival of 1000 Classic Cars at Cholmondeley Castle. Next week after our TR Meeting we are having a short run to TR Bitz for a look round and coffee.

Mike. Redrose group 

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Some great pictures on this thread, thanks.

Yesterday we did a 70 mile round trip to the Fall Fair at Qualicum Bay. The TR250 has now done over 650 miles and we are planning an 800 mile round trip next weekend to the largest British show on the west coast, the 'All British Drive In' at Portland International Raceway.:wacko:  http://abfm-pdx.com/2019

Cheers

Graeme

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Not bothered by the heat at Bo'ness for the Scottish TR Weekend but a great show none the less. A good run down to the newly opened Jim Clarke Museum on Saturday on narrow roads through the Lammermuir Hills. The static part of the show on Sunday echoed to the sound of the hill climb where several TRs were competing including Alan Gibb in his Swallow Doretti, occasionally a steam train went past to add a different engine note.

          Cheers Richard

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My route to the grocery store in the summer is a 30 minute ride, all back roads and farms. Here is three and a half minutes of that route going through Hollis, NH.

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On 8/23/2019 at 6:55 AM, Bfg said:

Anyone here planning to go to the 26th  Herts and Beds (TSSC)  All Triumph and Classic show at the Imperial War Museum Duxford  on  Sunday 1st September ?

Pete.

 

Most enjoyable.. And for those who might like to see a few piccies here's just a few of mine. .

I might add that although the distance from Suffolk to Duxford isn't that great, I really don't like getting up early on the morning and driving only half awake along the A14. whereas I do rather like waking up in the open countryside sliding the side door of my people carrier open to the sunshine and laying wrapped up in my duvet drinking fresh coffee.  So I went across on Saturday late afternoon and found myself a quiet parking place just 2 miles from Duxford.  Having brought along spicy chicken wings with sour-cream as a dip, for something tasty to picnic on - I sat down to enjoy the open air.. Well I hadn't even slurped my way through the first delicious chicken wing when the wholesome sounds of a Merlin welcomed me to Cambridgeshire ..And what a treat .  .

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^  For the best part of 20 minutes I had my own private air display of the Spitfire swooping and soaring the evening skies.

Normal service of bird singing, hares darting across the fields and the majestic passing of 'heavies' coming into Luton Airport (I presume) then resumed, and I watched as the sunlight traced across the fields and slowly faded away. That night, with the side door of my ad-hoc 'camper' opened,  warmly wrapped comfortably in my king-sized cocoon,  I lay there star gazing.  It's simple pleasures like these that make day trip into a special experience.  

The following morning I woke to hazy skies which carried with it the promise of fine weather. . 

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^  I do love September skies, more especially so when still tucked up warm and dry.  This was taken at 7am, when even the sunshine wasn't rushing about on a Sunday morning.

Oh and the campsite wasn't too crowded either . .

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^  The blue Chrysler Voyager doesn't offer anywhere near the driving experience of a Triumph  ..but still,  it has its uses. 

enough of all that ..on to the event at Duxford.  I have 2.1 miles to drive  . .

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^ early birds in the front row.  And as you can see the weather was not bad either - It's great when the organisers remember to book blue skies and sunshine. 

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^ of course everyday life goes on at Duxford even when a car club comes to visit.  I guess 'normal' to some folk is moving vintage aircraft around.?

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The numbers of All Triumph and Classics soon filled in. I gather there were over 140 in total, mostly in much loved condition, but those with more patina than others seemed to attract just as much enthusiastic interest and conversation.

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above and below  ..the "All Triumphs and classics" brought one or two colourful alternatives. 

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^ American registration and looking like great fun.

As has been mentioned we also enjoyed some very fine flying legends .  .

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^  maintenance is part and parcel of owning any  classic  ..I've never need a fifteen foot ladder to do it though. 

In the many, equally as vintage, hangers and workshops, as well as in the main museum gallery there was much to see, to learn about and simply enjoy . . 

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Visiting the Short Sunderland again was to me like seeing a dearest old friend.  My Dad was in the RAF and although these were mostly de-comissioned before I was very old, I do remember seeing them flying from the water when we lived in Singapore.  I've had a huge soft spot for them ever since.  

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^  Outside the flying continued with aircraft of different vintage.

But back to the cars ..  Well personally speaking I like to learn from and admire the detailing. .

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I did overhear part of a conversation by the refreshments tent between two ladies, one of which was asking "why do people open their car's bonnets at these sort of events ?"  I decided not to reply ..I'll leave that to someone better qualified.  

But then I also like to quietly compare. . 

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All Triumph and classics is great for this sort of  'appreciation'  ..GT6 versus TR5 triplets

Anyway I could ramble on n' on  ..but that's probably not appropriate, so I'll shut up now..   Thanks to those who organised and hosted this excellent event, to those who gave their time as marshals, and equally to those behind the scenes &/or beavering away in the refreshment tent.   It was truly appreciated.  I had a great day and met some really nice folk with TR's.  I enjoyed the cars as much as the air museum, and vice versa ..but have to say that this particular Triumph event was enhanced by the live soundtrack and sights of classic aircraft taking off and landing in such close proximity.  The big flying shows at Duxford are now rather too crowded for me, but this visit was just superb.

Pete.

 

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Duxford, 

just a brilliant place, my son treated me to a flight in a De havaland Rapide for my 60 th really good.

John.

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I haven't been to Shuttleworth for donkey's years..  Their flying displays used to be brilliant.  But I simply can't imagine (..with public liability concerns) nowadays would be anywhere near as intimate.   Still I'll make a note to self ..to see what's on and go check it out.  Sadly I've still no Triumph in the garage ..so I can't report back here unless a club meeting coincides with one of their open days. 

Bfg.

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Shuttleworth is still one of the best in terms of getting close to the aircraft.  During the afternoons before the evening air displays you can even roam freely around the air park. No ropes or barriers. The flying is still quite close to the crowd and at low level so you get a good view rather than just dots in the distance but that is probably due as much to the aircraft flown, which are mostly low-powered vintage types from the collection plus a few similar visitors - so the flying tends to be gentle as befits the age of the machines.  

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Bo'ness Revival and TR Register Scottish weekend was brilliant, well done Cliff McKinnon and team, lots of hard work from a great team, thank you. 

The hill climb event was also fun to watch as well, some really special cars.

Mick 

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Finally sorted my issue with the brakes,  a run around the Blane Valley and surrounding area before stopping for lunch in Strathblane.

Richard.

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Finally got around to fitting a secondary bonnet-release, better early than late :)

....... Andy 

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Pitched up at a local ‘anything goes’ gathering this morning .... lots of variety, particularly American. 

TR was a little dwarfed by some of the company!

...... Andy 

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No TR's, but spent a nice day at the Hampton court Concourse de'elegance today.  Made even better by taking my boat to it from Walton on Thames thus saving the rather expensive parking charges.

Bob.

Photos to follow (after I get the film developed !)

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58 minutes ago, Lebro said:

No TR's, but spent a nice day at the Hampton court Concourse de'elegance today.  Made even better by taking my boat to it from Walton on Thames thus saving the rather expensive parking charges.

 

Friends used to live on Trowlock Island on the Thames. To get on to the island, one used a sort of floating skip propelled by a chain mechanism. Nothing nicer in decent weather though than taking their boat to Kingston for a walk around Bushy Park or Hampton Court and than a beer or two rather than driving. 

Miles

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VSCC :Loton Park H/c.  Bit chilly in the Dee valley fog going out (must get the heater fan working...) but a lovely sunny day, Lots of interest in the blower. But not one ERA competing...times change. Parked naxt to a 36k mile Sunbeam Alpine, original everything.

Peter

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