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August 2016

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Devon Area Report
August 2016

Trains & Triumphs at the South Devon Railway was just too late for last month's Courier. Fantastic turnout of cars 54 in all plus 3 vintage Triumph cycles. Martin and Mike were kept busy doing Club insurance valuations, so a big thank you to them. Cars came from all over and it was lovely to see new member Harry there
with his Spitfire, and Robin too, joining the day after. One TR7/S from Bristol, the Monmouth Mafia, a group from Cornwall and members we have not seen before. Welcome Fernley, Julia and Heather & Brendan - good to meet you. Virtually everything there except a Mk 1 Spitfire. A huge amount of Stags and TRs came along too. We raised £209.50 for the Devon Freewheelers - the Blood Bikes charity. Karen & Ian were busy organising the cars for the Scarecrow Festival in East Budleigh on the same day, and they had a good number too.

The usual good turnout for June Club Night though the weather was not kind. Despite that, four Triumphs out to play. It was great to see Jacob there with his 1500 Spitfire and we hope he felt at home with the numerous other Spitfire owners there.

With the Woodlands Fathers' Day show no longer on the calendar, a number of members travelled to Morwellham Quay - a lovely interesting venue with lots to see, live music, and a huge turnout of cars despite the foul weather. Persistent rain in the morning which returned later in the day meant that some understandably did not make it. Allan & Jackie had a very near miss on the way - at Sourton Cross a car completely ignored the junction and very very nearly hit them - a moment not to be repeated. Worrying though, as a number of clips on Facebook etc have shown Triumphs being T-boned - do other drivers not realise that our cars can actually move?

More disaster at the beginning of July! Although John & I could not make it this year, a big group made it to the Retrofundraising Weekend at Martock again. Basing themselves at our favourite campsite, Southfork at Martock, were Allan & Jackie, Maurice & Mary, Dan, Colin with daughter Terri & boyfriend, Karen & Ian
along with lan's daughter Charlotte. The format was similar to last year, with a 30 mile drive before finishing at the local Recreation Ground, and for most it was uneventful. However, Karen & Ian (and Mia the dog) had a lucky escape when the Mini (taken instead of the Herald Pickup) burst into flames on the drive. The car unfortunately was completely destroyed, along with the sausages intended for supper.

COMING UP IN DEVON

At the beginning of August, our members will be attending either the Mt Egcumbe Show just the other side of the Tamar, and a group also will be travelling the other way to the West Somerset Railway show at Bishops Lydiard. Martin Hughes, Somerset AO is co-ordinatinq this one. It was lovely last year with loads to see and do.

Devon Club Night will be Wednesday 17th at the Star Inn as usual. On Sunday 21 August, some of our members will be attending the informal show on Exmouth Sea Front organised by the Morris Minor Club.

On Sunday 4 September, Sharon & Neil are arranging what sounds like a lovely run. Meeting for lunch at 12 noon at the Halfway House at Willand, we will be driving on to Blackmoor Gate afterwards with a stop for tea or ice creams. As usual, we MUST have names at least a week beforehand please. Hopefully Summer will come soon so we can enjoy our Triumphs to the full.

DEVON DIARY

Thursday 4 August - North Devon Meeting at the Crealock Arms, Litlleham

6/7 August - Triumphs at West Somerset Railway Show

7 August - Mt Edgcumbe Show

Wed 17 August - Club Night at the Star Inn Liverton

Sunday 21 August - Exmouth Sea Front show

Sunday 4 September - Lunch at Willand followed by drive to Blackmoor Gate.