Northumbria Social Scene - January 2016
Vic Bygrave writes
Our well attended Christmas meal was held at The Black Horse in Beamish, a pub with serious motoring associations (now owned by Aston Martin Workshop which is next door). The Dave Wright Trophy awarded annually for the highest club night attendance in a TR was once again won by Bryan Archer.
Most year ends see several important classic motoring events in our region. Unfortunately this year the Roger Clarke event was cancelled due to insufficient runners. However, the Rally of the Tests took place, starting at Slaley Hall, crossing over into the Scottish borders before finishing in Blackpool.
The photo shows car number 19 driven by Jonathan Hancox awaiting scrutineering.
Many of our members are or have been actively involved with improvements to their cars as usual at this time of year. John Scarr's TR4A is in for a full respray, and we will report on how that has gone in a later edition.
TR6 enthusiasts who have Webcom EFI will be interested to hear that Tony Cameron has recently had a major update to his set up, replacing the ECU and some aspects of wiring and now has new software which is called PRO5. This new system allows much easier and flexible remapping of the system and following help from Motorscope in Northallerton Tony feels that he has obtained a worthwhile upgrade which should bring greater reliability and engine performance.
We are now running with our winter meeting programme, first Wednesday of the month at the Twin Farms and the third Wednesday at Lakeside, and we hope that you will turn out on great numbers to ensure we get through the winter months full if enthusiasm for getting our cars back on the road. The date of the AGM and venue have not been finalised but it is likely to be the first meeting in May.