EasTRiding Social Scene Report for July/August 2018
Our monthly meeting at The Light Dragoon, Etton, was Tuesday 3rd July. Whilst ten people attended, some of the others apparently preferred watching some schoolboys kicking a pig’s bladder about. The following weekend, 6th to 8th July, was our annual Dales Weekend, based at Aysgarth. We were greeted on arrival by the Red Arrows flying in formation, low along Wensleydale. Again, a pig’s bladder seemed more important to a couple of people instead of the Saturday afternoon’s run, driving their TR, in perfect conditions, on perfect TR roads. On the Sunday route we saw a whole bunch of Dutch TRs going the opposite way on one of the hills, plus a convoy of Austin 7s (and 60 Harleys). The superb weather alone wasn’t to take all the credits for the very positive complements after the event. In future, you will now need to book-in for this well in advance, with pre-orders for food at the various venues needed before we even get to the weekend. The nature of the roads may also mean that we have to cap the numbers.
A weekend later, 15th July, the North East Club for Pre-War Austins hosted the enormous annual Newby Hall Show. It was a particularly sunny hot day. There’s a house and gardens to explore, with miniature steam train & boat rides. If you only do one show a year then this is the one to attend. It must be the biggest in the Northern half of the UK. Quite a few of us were on the TR Register stand or were showing competitively elsewhere.
The week after that, 22nd July, brought the VSCC to Cadwell Park on a very hot sunny day. There were the usual interesting cars providing close racing for the trophies and in the handicap races. Cadwell always puts on a large display of cars from Edwardian vehicles onwards at this event, plus some Club shows elsewhere on the site. Much more interesting than the average usual show. The display part seems to get bigger each year. Whilst there were several TRs present, I seemed to be the only one from the EasTRiding Group. Come and join in next year!
In July we usually have an evening run somewhere. This year that was Wednesday evening, 25th July and Steve Butter was organizing. Most of us met up early for a meal at The Nag’s Head Preston. From there we left to pick up the others at the official starting point on the “sea-front” at Paull (OK so it is the Humber, but it is very wide by that point). Our route took us through Sunk Island, which is neither sunk nor an island, to the Great Newsome Brewery, near Withernsea. We had an excellent tour of this brewery and that continued with a talk in the gardens in the evening sunlight. Great Newsome grown their own barley, which is malted for them in Bridlington. They produce some very palatable products, so purchases were made afterwards.
The next morning I was heading off early in the TR for Holyhead & Ireland to catch up with Mary and to attend a double Christening. Whilst the hot 28C, sunny weather persisted here, my destination was cold and wet, especially for the time of year (8C when I got in). As part of this trip we also caught up with the Triumph Classic Owners Club of Ireland, some of whom I’ve met many times at the IWE. We were at both one of their monthly meetings and a monthly event a week later in the TR.
We got off the ferry back at Holyhead, drove home and made it to the August monthly meeting that evening. The Sunday (12th August) following was Shane & Chrissie Foster’s August Run. Despite early drizzle the good turn-out had a dry, if grey, run. Shane & Chris took us out of Driffield along Spellowgate, through the Luttons, Yedingham & Marishes. After a coffee stop at the Whole Hogg we continued, passing Flamingoland, Great Baraugh, Cropton, Rosedale Chimney and eventually to Appleton-le-Moors for a pub lunch at The Moors Inn. Well done Chrissie (and Shane followed her instructions well).
We had been going to attend the HSCC Oulton Park Gold Cup meeting on the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday weekend, but there was very heavy rain all day until late afternoon. So we went on the Bank Holiday Monday instead. When we parked up with the TR Register cars on their display who were the first people that we saw but a bunch of guys from TCOC Ireland (see last month’s TR Action).
Rob Leonard writes: “On Sunday 7th August 17 cars (15 x TR's plus an Escort RS and mini) left Little Driffield for our annual Autumn leaves run. The weather was dry and sunny so all hoods down and we headed off into the Wolds around some new roads and routes. Half way stop for a comfort break and coffee was at the Talbot Hotel in Malton. The second half of the run was through the Howardian Hills in North Yorkshire, ending at the Carpenters Arms at Felixkirk, near Thirsk for a drink and lunch. Great run with lovely views and unlike last year the leaves were actually falling for Autumn and the tree colours and variations were spectacular. Superb run with great company.” Thanks for organizing the run Rob & Janice, and apologies for missing it.
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