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February 2015

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Devon Area Report
February 2015

Thanks to Jackie and Allan for organising our first meeting of 2015. We were so lucky with the weather - no frost and dry - for 11 Triumphs to gather at Exeter Services, plus a few moderns as well. As usual, this was one of our biggest attendances, could have something to do with the food at the Smugglers being so good? Leaving the Services, a large section of us made our first error within a mile or so, and ended up following a very local Bewick family through the middle of Exeter instead of sticking to the bypass. After that, a few more made a wrong turn at Exe Bridges and headed for Crediton instead of Redhills Whitestone and Tedburn St Mary. We thought we'd lost Bob & Marcia but they popped up again at Doddiscombeleigh but the other lost souls, Dan with Louise, and Ann & Richard, headed straight for the Smugglers! Dan brought for the first time his recently acquired 1200 Herald, known to us previously as 'Edith', and Robert & Barbara brought their Dolomite out for the run. I was a bit confused when driving through Whitestone, to see another green Dolomite parked by the side of the road, together with a vintage tractor - was it one of our members? Colin & Karen together With Tony & Helen joined us from Cornwall, whilst Eric & Dawn came down from Somerset. Steve C brought his Stag out to play too and it was lovely to see young Robbie and Lucy, both aged 6, out with us again.

Looking back, to celebrate a Triumphant Christmas, 46 of us enjoyed a great meal at the Dartmoor Lodge, Ashburton. This was the third time we have been there and it was so good that we have already booked for our Christmas meal in 2015 - put Saturday 5th December in your diaries now! Not only were all our usual suspects there, but our regular visitors from Monmouth, the Partridge family, Eric and Janet from Somerset and all four of the Quicks from Cornwall. We all had a lovely evening once again. December's Club night was just before Christmas, and though we were fewer in number than usual, we had a good time celebrating Colin's birthday!

COMING UP IN DEVON

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 at the Railway at 10.30am and have a coffee or a look around the Station before we set off for a 30 mile drive. If you'd just like to join us for lunch at the Burrator, please let us know on 01548 821348 as we will need to book for the right number! Wednesday 18 February is the monthly Club Night at the Star Inn at Liverton - hope to see you there? Looking ahead to 1 March, we have an interesting day planned. Tim Hills is organising for us to visit the classic vehicle museum at Mortonhampstead, followed by lunch, with a car related quiz after for those who dare. We are aiming to be at the Motor Museum in Mortonhampstead at 11.30am which will give us plenty of time to look around before a carvery lunch at the Union Inn in the town. As usual, we do need to know if you are coming along, but it would be great to perhaps meet up with some of our Mid Devon members there. We aim to leave Chudleigh at 10.15am to drive via the Teign Valley.

Don't forget to put 26 April in your diary, when we will be visiting Haynes Motor Museum in Somerset as our big Drive it Day event. We are also looking forward to the new, more central venue, Route 5 on Haldon Hill for the Spring Southwest Triumph Meet,on Sunday 10 May and, thanks to Peter & Jane Christie, we will be returning to Buckfastleigh on 7 June for another 'Trains & Triumphs' event.

The first weekend of July is another Retrofundraising event in Martock and, if you want to book a camping spot at Southfork, you will need to get your skates on as they are going fast. Similarly, the early May Bank holiday is our annual trip to the Isle of Wight, and again you will need to book very soon with the site. February is a bumper month for Devon TSSC birthdays, most of the Chudleigh family and Tracey T whose birthday is actually on Club Night. Come and celebrate with your Triumphs.

DEVON DIARY

Sunday 1 February Run from Buckfastleigh and lunch at Burrator Inn

Wednesday 18 February Club Night at the Star Inn, Liverton

Sunday 1 March Drive to Mortonhampstead Motor Museum & lunch at Union Inn

Wednesday 18 March Club Night at the Star Inn

Sunday 12 April Club Run being arranged - note change of date

Sunday 26 April DRIVE IT DAY all Triumph meetat Haynes Motor Museum

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