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July 2014

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Devon Area Report
July 2014

A huge thank you to Colin for arranging our camping weekend at Southfork in Martock. He excelled again, leading us up to Williton where we visited the very interesting Bakelite Museum; so many things were made in Bakelite that our more mature (!) members remembered from our childhoods. OK – some of may have admitted to having some of the articles too. Following a leisurely tea in the garden of the mill housing the museum, some of us travelled on to Minehead to explore the town and the West Somerset railway but we did not have time to travel on it. Back at the campsite, Nancy & Mick, the owners, produced a great hog roast which was much enjoyed under the area event shelter. On the Sunday, we had all entered a well organised Retrofundraising event in Martock, where a picturesque 30 mile drive was followed by a gathering on the recreation field. We had made the effort to dress in period, some great outfits, Colin looks great as a 60’s surfing blonde, Dan had the wincklepickers and both Karens were sporting the white boots. Apparently I made a (too) good Hyacinth Bouquet but I’d rather keep my previous name of ‘Mother’!!!!

We had a brilliant display at Powderham Show in mid July. Joined by 6 immaculate cars from Leics and Rutland Area, fresh back from Le Mans, we had 28 cars on display on Saturday and a massive 38 on Sunday. We created a vintage ‘garage’ scene with Sam’s Mk1 in the ‘garage’, Ian’s Herald pickup and Dan’s Estate done up as an AA recovery van. There were cars ‘for sale’ on the ‘forecourt’ at the original prices, and we had to refuse to sell a number at the advertised prices! Thanks to all who helped put on the display, including our grass cutters – could not have done it without you. Jane was kept busy all weekend valuing our members’ cars for the Club insurance scheme and a big thank you to her.
Neil and Chris from Leics & Rutland joined us on a sunny evening for July Club night, and in addition to their cars, the numbers were swelled by Tim’s Burlington Arrow, and Morten & Lillian’s Rover 3.5 powered TR4A on their annual visit from Denmark. We even had more cars out than June, 16 Triumphs in all. We welcomed new members Neil & Sharon with their Honeysuckle 2000 to their first Club meet, and also there for the first time was John Lewandowski’s 1500 Spitfire.

‘Devon on Tour’ saw a convoy of eight Devon & Cornwall cars leave Exeter en route for Donington Park for Triumfest 2014. Led by Dan and his Portafold, we had Mike Crewes bringing up the rear. We really enjoyed the weekend at a new event, with plenty to do and see, individual track laps and cavalcades on the main GP circuit and on the Heritage Loop, Autogymkhana where we drove part of it blindfolded, Drive-in Movie of the original ‘Italian Job’ under the stars, added to the Beer Festival and party and a good number of traders there. Not many entered the Concours, but we were delighted to see Ian’s Herald Pickup victorious. Yes there are tweaks to be made as with any new event, but we are looking forward to next year already.