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Brunel Newsletter No 194 - November 2017

Brunel Newsletter No 194 - November 2017

Group Leader Ramblings

I am sad to report that Andy Dall passed away on 19 October 2017.An email from his daughter Emma is included below.

Andy was an enthusiastic member of our group who joined a number of events including the trip to France last year.He was also an enthusiastic member of the Norton Radstock Classic Vehicle Club.

Hi David,

I'm afraid this email is sad news,

My Father Andy Dall passed away Thursday night at home, we believe it was a heart attack but we don't know for sure yet, unfortunately there will need to be a post mortem.

Please could you let everyone in the group know.

Dad loved his cars and being part of the group even though he hadn't been doing it long.

Kind regards

Emma Dall

I sent a sympathy card to the family on behalf of the Group and Elf sent flowers on behalf of the group which were well received.

His funeral has been confirmed for Tuesday 14th November at 1.45pm at Haycombe crematorium in Bath.There will be around seven of us going so far, with six in our TRs.I propose we meet at the Globe,

Social Reports of Recent Events

Nothing to report this month

Brunel Events

Christmas Dinner – Payments please

If you haven't already let Elf know how many places you want, and any room requirements to stop over, could you please do so as soon as you can.

The deposit has been paid to the Walton Park but we can still increase the numbers.

We need to make the final payment mid-November so could you please hand your payment of £30 per head to Roddy at the October meeting.

Details are:

  • Christmas Dinner/Party at The Walton Park Hotel Clevedon on Sat 9 Dec.
  • Cost...£29.95 which includes the disco (as before Elf will ask if we can sit as far away from disco as possible!).Please round up payments to £30 to keep life simpler for Roddy.
  • Overnight accommodation is offered on a B & B basis, the breakfasts are superb!!
  • Cost£67.50 for a Double or Twin room
  • £47.50 for aSingle room
  • We have been here a few times before and always enjoyed it - it's very festive and great to be able to stay overnight at a reasonable price.
  • Also, we often go for a walk on the Sun am!

Other Classic Car Events

TR Track Days

Kev Bryant has reached an agreement with MGs On Track that will give us access to their track days.I went to Brands Hatch with them last year and it was great fun.Goodwood is 31 October but sold out before I could get a place, Brands Hatch is 4 December.

Classic Le Mans 2018

Jim Sawyer from Club Triumph is going.

2018 is another Classic Le Mans year.Maybe a few of the group might like to group up to drive over for this one.

It will be held 6, 7 and 8 July 2018 on the Grand Circuit 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 2016, more than 123.000 spectators saw nearly 550 race cars on the track and 8.500 cars in the general enclosure specially designed to accommodate 180 clubs representing 60 brands!

For 2018, several innovations are scheduled starting with the presence of the Group C field which was a huge success in 2016. In addition, modifications will be made at the circuit to improve the flow of cars and spectators. Several anniversaries will also be celebrated including in particular, the 40th anniversary of Alpine's victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours as well as the 70th anniversary of the birth of the Porsche 356 and the 50th of the 908!

Technical Talk

Nothing to report this month

If anyone is tinkering with their TR it is always nice to hear.

For Sale

TR3 for sale by Andy Spencer

All is revealed.Andy Spencer hasn't been driving his TR3 much in recent times and has decided to sell it.Full details are on the TR Register website under Cars for Sale.Brief details are:

White, non-overdrive. Genuine right hand drive UK car, first registered in North Wales. Fully restored thirty years ago on a new Racestorations chassis.

Rebuilt as near to original specification as possible to a high standard with all steel panels. Drives well with a solid feel.

Currently on steel wheels but a set of painted wire wheels are included c/w adaptors, spacers and spinners. Each with tyres with plenty of tread but would suggest an inspection to check due to age.

Contact Andy – 07765 116590

TR6 For Sale by Tony Luffman

Tony is selling his red TR6, it is currently at Fender Broad, Bristol BS5 6XX, if you would like to see it.

Wire Wheels

Elf has some 4J wire wheels that are surplus to requirements and wishes to sell them.Please call Elf on 07969 191168.

TR3A sold by Ken Banks

Ken has now sold his TR3A.


Sidescreen TR

David Radford is looking for a sidescreen TR, if you are looking to sell I will put you in touch.


One of the group is considering buying a TR8, preferably one of the original UK ones, but I think he will consider a good conversion.I don't know of one in the group but if anyone has one to sell please let me know and I'll put you in touch.

That's it for this month, see you Wednesday.


Brunel's officers and contact details

Group Leader/Webmaster

Dave Green

mobile: 07772 330220

tel: 01934 811711

email :


Roddy Halliwell

mobile:07768 322982


Social Committee Co-ordinator

Elf Harris

tel: 0117 9082155

mobile: 07969 191168


Membership Secretary

Bob Sackley

tel: 01934 862672


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