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January 2015

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Devon Area Report
January 2015

Firstly - have you thrown away your Courier wrapper? Inside it is/was your very special annual membership windscreen 'disc' - now you know you should not have thrown away your old tax disc holder!

We now also have our 2015 Area Calendars available at a very reasonable price - contact us if you would like one as your car may be on it. Only £6.50 each plus £1.50 p&p as the cost goes ever higher.

At our November Club Night, our members decided that John and I should continue as Area Organisers for 2015, and approved the Club accounts too. We do enjoy what we do but more importantly hope that you, our Devon members, approve too. If there is anything that you would like to see organised, please do contact us as we are always happy to receive ideas.

In particular, we are hoping that it may be possible to start a sub-group, meeting possibly in the Holsworthy area, for those members who cannot easily get to the meetings at the Star Inn. More news on this soon but how about contacting us if you would be interested in coming along to informal meetings in a different part of the county.

Back to the meeting in November, on a personal note I had a great night, when all the members there helped me celebrate my birthday. It was a good meeting, well attended as usual, but with the addition of members visiting from Australia - yes our fame has spread worldwide now. Wayne and Sue live in the Melbourne area and at the moment their car count is a Herald saloon, Herald convertible and a Vitesse. They had visited the Classic Car Show at the NEC before heading down to South Devon where Sue has family. Anyone fancy a Club visit to Oz?? Later in November, Claire Purser, a member of both TSSC and SOC, organised another inter Club Skittles match. This time it was at the Waie Inn at Zeal Monachorum and although Maurice and Mary had only a mile or two to come, a lot of us met at Parke, Bovey Tracey for a drive up through Mortonhampstead and Bow to the venue. There were 33 people playing plus a couple sitting it out. Three teams, SOC, TSSC, and a combination of TR Register and Dolomite Club members. We had the use of two alleys, and after four ends, it was the Dolomite & TR team victorious, with the Stag Club second and, you have guessed by now, we again brought up the rear. However, Maurice was the top scorer with a massive 42, but unfortunately Bob got the wooden spoon this time. Leaving the venue we had a surprise, meeting up with Adrian (Pez) Perry, Hermione and their two small children. Adrian was a member a few years ago and he still has his Spitfire that they used for their wedding - some of our longer standing members will remember them.

Claire has already booked the venue for 22 November 2015, so put it in your diaries now.

Coming Up in Devon

We start again on Sunday 4 January, when we will meet up at Exeter Services at 12 noon, for a drive ending up for a late lunch at the popular Smugglers Inn on the Dawlish road. This is always one of our most popular events, organised by Allan & Jackie, and hopefully you will have let us know by now if you are coming as the pub gets very busy.

January Club Night is at the Star Inn on 21 January. On Sunday 1 February we will meet up at the South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh for a run finishing at the Burrator Inn at Dousland just north of Plymouth. Meet there at 10.30am and have a coffee or a look around the Station before we start. Drive it Day on 26 April takes us to Somerset when we visit the newly revamped Haynes Museum and, In a change from usual, the Southwest Triumph meet in May will be at a new, more central for Devon members, venue, Route 5 on Haldon Hill – more details later. We are zelighted that our 'Trains & Triumphs' event at Buckfastieigh Railway returns on 7 June, thanks to Peter & Jane Christie.

We are looking forward to another great year for Devon TSSC - if you have not yet come along to an event, make it your New Year Resolution to give us a try!

DEVON DIARY

Sunday 4 January 2015 Run to Smugglers Inn and lunch

Wednesday 21 January Devon Club Night at the Star Inn

Sunday 1 February Run from Buckfastleigh and lunch

Sunday 26 April DRIVE IT DAY all Triumph meet at Haynes Motor Museum

Sunday 10 May Southwest Triumph Meet at Route 5, Haldon Hill, Exeter