Robsport International did us proud, giving our cars a once over and pointing out any areas needing attention. The complementary teas & coffees to wash down the pastries and cookies were also much appreciated. A big thank you to Simon and his Team from LVG.
Although this was expected to be a day car Winter visit, at least one TR was seen in the car park. Around 35 TRR members joined in, with contingents not only from LVG, but also North London and Cambs Followers Groups. It was a great day with many taking part in the “Lancaster experience”, a VR trip on the Dambusters raid.
38 members attended the AGM and then enjoyed a really nice lunch at Mount Pleasant Golf Course. Group Leader Pierre Miles gave an overview of last year and Awards were presented. The obligatory raffle was held to help cover costs and details of an early draft for 2020 Events distributed. Even a few of the last of the 2020 Calendars were sold. Roll on the Spring and more TR’ing.
With some members attending the TRR event at Hopcrofts Holt Hotel, we we a little down on numbers for this evening of frivolity. Eleven of us had a pre theatre supper, before taking our seats at The Market Theatre, Hitchin for a performance of Peter Panties. A non PC, risque take on Peter Pan. Judging by the chatter in the bar afterwards, everyone enjoyed themselves.
It was an early start in the dark to visit the “Super Sausage” cafe for breakfast, before 5 cars convoyed to Bicester. Unfortunately Nick had an intermittent or no spark issue and had to call out TRR breakdown to recover his car home, but still managed to make it to Bicester in his day car. It would also have warmed him up nicely on his way home, unlike those who braved top down motoring. Brrrrrrr.
A nice dry, salt free day saw LVG members go to a couple of New Year Day gatherings. There was Stony Stratford for those who could get up early and Barrington for a more leisurely late morning start. Roll on the Spring for a new year of TR’ing. Photos of LVG members cars at Barrington (including a Triumph Dolomite Sprint).
A new venture for LVG, saw 26 members attend a Film & Supper evening to watch The Italian Job, in its 50th anniversary year. The food was also Italian themed, right down to Cornetto Ice Creams during a film interlude.
Following a WhatsApp message, asking if anyone was up for a drive and a cuppa on a nice day, 3 cars ventured just a few miles to meet at Shuttleworth and enjoy the early Autumn sun.
This invitation only event, gave members a chance to see an eclectic collection of ephemera compiled by Sir William & Lady McAlpine. A good route over the 50 miles from Phil Sanford let us have a nice drive before we took the chance to ride on Sir Williams full size steam train in his garden, see his collection and take tea on the full size station in his grounds.
With some LVG members also being TSSC members, we attended their annual visit to Duxford airfield. Cars, Planes and History. What else could you want on a Sunday afternoon?
A change to the normal “International Weekend” was seen this year, sharing the event with TSSC. After rain on the Friday, the weekend cleared up and LVG ensured enough of us attended to fly the flag and a few assisted with some of the event admin.
The sun shone and we enjoyed a nice lunch at a gastro pub, followed by a visit to a unique “Indian” style country house and gardens in the Cotswolds. A nice 70 mile drive planned by Paul Richardson.
A few cars and members braved the wet weather this year. TRR provided Tea & Biscuits and the Historic F1 cars managed to keep the cars on a very slippery track.
The 3rd annual S&S attracted around 200 classics including tractors, commercials and motorbikes and scooters. Lots of TR’s (50 at least), also swelled the ranks, with the event held at The Cock PH in Broom, which is our regular monthly Sunday meeting venue.
Members thoroughly enjoyed joining the TRR C2C run with LVG starting at Southwold and ending up at Aberystwyth. After the weekend trip, a few more days were taken travelling around South Wales.
To Commemorate the anniversary of the D Day landings, the largest congregation of DC3 Dakota’s for many years was seen departing Duxford Airfield. A good selection of LVG members attended.
LVG joined many of the TR Register Eastern Region after a drive to Bressingham Steam & Gardens. Despite inclement weather at times, an enjoyable afternoon was had by all riding the trains and fairground rides, including looking around the gardens and various exhibits.
17 members spent a lovely afternoon on a canal boat going through the Blisworth tunnel, followed by a meal at The Boat
A good turnout of members attended the AGM and Kick Off lunch at Mount Pleasant Golf Club.