TR Action 315 – July 2019
TR Action 315 – July 2019
It might be sunny as I write this but the weather over the last few weeks has had an impact on our recent activities. The most recent of which was my first time at an Autojumble at Rickinghall. Having unpacked it then rained, it then blew a gale and then rained- did not sell much but met some interesting people and discussed a show there for May next year. I will put dates of future autojumbles on the newsletter.
Lincs. We were fortunate to have Lincs Group staying near to us for their Suffolk visit which started off with fine, top down, weather but got worse as the week progressed and this in one of the driest areas of the driest counties in the UK. However this did nothing to dampen their enthusiasm and they visited some of our historic areas. On the Wednesday night we met up with them at our normal venue The Manger where 33 of us enjoyed a good meal with good company, photos of this and other events can be seen on our gallery page in The Register website which is updated so quickly by Vince. We must do this sort of thing more often.
Two club nights have passed since the last Traction, May saw us enjoy another of Bob's quizzes with star guest East Director Dave Soloman who managed to win the quiz and take home the bottle of wine.
Talking of prizes John Reid brought along the completed one from a previous competition, this was a model car made (see photo) from thin wood in sheets which he had made without using any glue, this is rather like restoring your TR with no welding and goes to prove that coming first is not always the best idea. June was going to be the Boules evening but due to the rain had to be postponed (maybe in July). This led to a darts based quiz which became heated with accusations of unfair treatment but was enjoyed by all.
Euston. As far as shows go we have had one of the larger ones held at Euston on 9th of June, this is a great day out for the family anything from model boats to ferret racing, good to see Chris Dashper and Tony Symonds with their 6,s.
Dunwich. We have been fortunate to have two local classic car runs in quick succession. The first was the South Suffolk Classic 12th of may with 52 cars leaving Woodbridge Tide Mill for some great driving to a lunch stop at Dunwich where the fish and chip restaurant on the beach catered for us so well. Then on the the old Bentwaters Airbase for a look at the Cold War museum. This was a bit surreal going through the entrance gates to the nuclear bomb storage facility. Then on to one of the maintenance shelters to see the restoration of vintage jet aircraft, a tour of the aircraft by the staff and the chance to look into the cockpit of one. As well as this the owner has a collection of old tractors (think of two aircraft hangars full) as well as implements. His wife has a very large collection of clothing from the 1890's to the 1960, including a room just for wedding dresses through the ages and gave us a tour of them. A thoroughly enjoyable day where the leadership of our little Triumph convoy did change quite often and a run door to door of 176 miles.
Blickling Hall. The next run was with The Sporting Car Club of Norfolk when 112 of us left Snetterton to wind our way to a lunch stop at North Creake and a final finish at Blickling Hall. We always think its a good run if you have a section where grass is growing in the middle of the road, on this one it was more like a lawn mown by the exhaust systems. Pity the poor jogger out for a quite run on the lanes to be confronted by this number of classics. This time we did not really get lost just had a slight detour. A door to door run of 242 miles, so glad to see the petrol station on the way home.
So, if you would like to use your car, have a good day out to see interesting places and view a lot of different classics come and have a go. I will be putting details of any other runs which I can find on the Round Robins. Talking of this we have now been provided by a user friendly version the the GDPR which we shall be using shortly so if anyone does not wish us to hold basic information for the purpose of easier communication please let me know.
And finally, congratulations to Charlie Crawshaw for his article in the last TRaction, lets hope the Youth Group continues to grow and prosper.
September 1st Cars by The Lake
September 21/22 Henham
Stewart Hurrell, 01787-282176 / 07758-086981, Trmessagestewart@hotmail.com