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May 2015

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Devon Area Report
May 2015

As soon as we return from our annual trip to the Isle of Wight, on THURSDAY 7th, we will be driving up to North Devon to join Darren at the inaugural meeting of the new North Devon Group. We have been contacting as many of our North Devon members and some ex-members to see if they'd like to come along. The new group is open to all Triumph drivers, whether members of TSSC or not, though of course we hope they are or will be! It will be an Informal get together on a monthly basis, and everyone will be welcome. Please do come along to the Crealock Arms at Littleham near Bideford (EX39 5HN) and support us.

The new website tssc-devon.org.uk is already proving its worth, as ex member Peter contacted us and came along to March Club Night as a result. Not only that, but he drove his Mklll Spitfire from Exeter with the top down. Great to see you Peter and glad to welcome you back as our newest member. Also there (with his car and Laura his wife for the first time) was Chris also from Exeter, with a great looking Pimento TR6. Other cars out were Mark's 2.5PI, Mike's Spitfire, Bob's Vitesse and Dan's Herald Convertible looking really good with a new white soft top. (Since then, the car is now happily in the ownership of Neil & Sharon but will not be sharing the teardrop caravan towing duties with her big sister). The pub was overflowing with our group and we had a really good evening with around 30 people there.

With no outing planned for early April, a few of us took advantage of the Stag Club's invitation to skittles and a carvery lunch at the Westward Inn, Lee Mill at the end of March. Clubs represented were SOC, TSSC and the Dolomite Club. Teams were evenly split, and after a hard fought game, the SOC ran out the Winners from the Dolomite Club, but only by one pin. Bringing up the rear again were our players! Consistency was the name of the game and it was noticeable that some scores dropped off after lunch! It was a good day, even if the weather was so foul that not one classic ventured out to play.

COMING UP IN DEVON

The beginning of May sees a smaller than usual gang invading the Isle of Wight for their 26th annual weekend and the week after is the first Southwest Triumph meet of the year which will be at the top of Haldon Hill, at the Route 5 diner. Similar to the American Diner at Trerulefoot, we hope for a good turnout on Sunday 10 May when we will gather there for 11 am. It would be useful if we could have a rough idea of numbers to warn the venue!

The new North Devon meet on Thursday 7 May has been highlighted above - please do try and come along and make it a huge success. Regular Club Night at the Star Inn is Wednesday 20 May - let's try to get as many cars out to play as possible this month.

The show season kicks off now, with Killerton on an earlier date of 17 May, then Pecorama at Beer the following weekend. Entries for Powderham in July are expected to be a record, even though the event unfortunately clashes with TriumFest UK which we so enjoyed last year. We will be sending the entry form off in the first week of May and if you have not entered it may be worth contacting us to see if anyone has had to cancel.

We see a return of the popular Trains & Triumphs event at the South Devon Railway at Buckfastieigh on Sunday 7 June, this will be an Informal turn-up event. Entries for some of the shows seem to fill so quickly now, we'd recommend sending your entries in as early as you can to the organisers. Later in the year some of us will be travelling to the West Somerset Railway show at the beginning of August whilst others will as usual go to Mt Edgcumbe.

Finally, a plea for all members to let us have their up to date email addresses, and let us know if you change your email contact details, so that we can keep you all bang up to date with Area News. Unfortunately, as a result of our internet problems earlier in the year, we have found that we have 'lost' many of our contacts! Summer is on the way, make it a year to remember with your Triumphs.

DEVON DIARY

1 - 4 May Isle of Wight Trip

Thursday 7 May Inaugural North Devon meet at the Crealock Arms, Littleham.

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

Wednesday 20 May Club Night at the Star Inn Liverton TQ126EZ.

Sunday 7 June Trains & Triumphs at South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh.