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TR Action 316 – August 2019

With so many local shows on and around this area, so many runs out organised by local charities you really are spoilt for choice. We have ones that visit historic churches and others that have pubs as their meeting places! Hopefully you are getting the cars out and enjoying them. Highlight of the period since the last report was the informal meeting at The Manger on the 30th of June when 40 cars from five different Groups met, where the owners could have a chat, meet old friends, make new ones, look at the cars and have a great Sunday lunch. The range of models was wide with everyone from a 2 to a 7 represented as well as a GTR4 Dove, when did you last see one of those? Of the cars there, sixteen were 6's and made a good show in one row celebrating 50 years of the model. Just to show what a nice bunch TR owners are one of those attending also managed to start up a Ford Cortina in the car park which was giving its owner problems. Many thanks to all who attended and especially to John, Caroline and all their staff at The Manger.

Club night in July was our annual Boules event (will we still be allowed to do this if we ever leave the EU? Now here's a coincidence, in our area we have a company with that logo and its called Exhausts Unlimited - they deal with getting rid of hot air as well). Wonder if that bit gets past the censor! Anyway Bob and Linsey lost their crown to Dave and Bernie with Peter and John coming second. Good to see Bernie as a new member to our Group as he lives just down the road from me although his 4 seems to be having a bit of a mind of its own.
This was then followed by Linsey's Russian Roulette sweet challenge, where innocent looking jelly beans hid a dark secret. Would you get the one that tasted of watermelon or would it be cat-food! Personally I think mine was the cat-food but never having had to fight my cat for it's food I don't know. All I do know is that it was grim. Strange people TR owners.

July 13th saw David and I at Rickinghall for their car boot and auto-jumble: with good weather there were more stalls selling everything from a Mk1 Cortina rally car to rusty bumpers. Star of the show was a 1935 Studebaker truck with a Datsun diesel engine. This event is held every 2nd Saturday of the month 9.00am to 12.30, so dig out those surplus bits and come along, best of all its free.

Hope to see you at the remaining shows and runs of the year.

What's on

September 1st Cars by the Lake Fornham - good show, smaller than some but very impressive cars there, classic and more modern.
September 21/22nd Henham - we normally go on the Sunday.

Stewart Hurrell, 01787-282176 / 07758-086981,

Abbott and Stour Group

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