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June 2015

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Devon Area Report
June 2015

Spring had arrived in time for April Club Night at the Star Inn, bringing out a total of 10 Triumphs to play. Spitfires of Peter, Mike and John L, Colin's 2000 estate, Maurice's 1500 TC, Jackie's 13/60 estate, Mark's 2.5pi, our 13/60 convertible and, Keith's TR 4 were joined by TR Register member Roger's TR4A. The evening was spent planning for various events, hearing a bit about the recent Club AGM, nattering in general and looking at the cars in the car park. At the end of the evening we were privileged to see the International Space Station going over too.

Drive it Day - well what can we say? We were supported by members and non members from far and wide. Cars came from the Isle of Wight, Cornwall, Surrey, Essex, Hampshire, Glos, Worcs, even Leics, together with the great gang from South Wales. A huge group met up at Exeter Services though they were slightly eclipsed by a group of Aston Martins, and the roads must have been full of Triumphs from all points of the compass. Helped by the boys from Essex and Leics, the huge TSSC banner flags were erected on the track at Haynes International Motor Museum and shortly after cars started streaming in. With 'big' cars parked to the right and littlies on the left, the 150 allocated spaces were exceeded, and the later corners were parked on the grass. Amazingly, the total was 158 Triumphs which we are sure is a record we will not break. Just about every model produced was there, from Guy & Susie's Bond to an early Mk1 2000 estate and a lovely coupe from Somerset. We know of a couple which did not make it there, and at least one who was AA’d home, but a huge thank you to you all. The discounted entry at the museum was well received, and the weather was kind if cold.

The following weekend saw 3 Triumphs and 2 moderns make the trip to the Isle of Wight. The site was bursting at the seams with Triumphs once again and we had a simply brilliant time. Huge thanks to Tracy & Elaine for organising the weekend, if not the weather, and it was lovely to catch up again with the many Triumph friends we have made over the years. Roll on next year - the dates are 29 April to 2 May. We think lan M was the only one to escape unscathed this time, apart from the 2 which decided not to play, we lost the Stag's overdrive big time and Allan came home on 4 out of 6 cylinders!

You will see from Darren's first North Devon report that the inaugural meeting at the Crealock Arms was a huge success. Hats off to Mike who drove Spitty from Brixham and Neil who proved Edith can do it and it was good to see the support for the new Area. Some other lovely cars there, including Malcolm's great 1500 Spit and some smashing TRs. The North Devon meetings will continue on the first Thursday monthly and we can thoroughly recommend not only the venue and the food but the company too.

WHAT'S NEXT

North Devon Area will meet again at the Crealock Arms, Littleham on Thursday 4 June.

Sunday 7 June sees the return of the popular Trains & Triumphs event at the South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh, this will be an informal turn-up event but it would be helpful if you could give us a heads up if you are coming along.

Devon Club Night at the Star Inn will be Wednesday 17 June - virtually midsummer already!

Powderham on 11 and 12 July looks to be as big as ever, and we have a number of Somerset members joining us once again, as well as our regulars from Monmouth. Passes will be issued in early June and will be sent on to everyone who has entered or given out at June's Club Night.

Almost finally - we thoroughly recommend having a Club valuation of your pride and joy - providing you are insured through one of the Club's panel insurers, a Club valuation will always be backed up by the Club in the event of the unthinkable. Free for the first 1 year valuation, we recommend having a valuation undertaken every two years to maintain the Agreed Value cover or else you risk being insured only at Market Value - beware!

If you have not come along to one of our meetings, do give us a try - we are a very friendly group of enthusiasts and you can be assured of a warm welcome at any of our events.

DEVON DIARY

Thursday 4 June North Devon Meeting at the Crealock Arms Littleham EX39 5HN

Sunday 7 June Trains & Triumphs at South Devon Railway, Buckfastieigh

Wednesday 17 June Club Night at the Star Inn, Liverton TQ126EZ

End of June Cornwall Camping weekend - contact Mike Crewes
3 - 5 July Martock Retro-Fundraising event

11 & 12 July Devon Area stand at Powderham Show

North Devon

Well, what a fantastic start to the new North Devon club nights. After my initial fear that nobody would turn up, we were please to see John & Sue Franklin already at the pub and with their food ordered when we arrived. Shortly after we heard the familiar sound of a Herald, it was good to see Neil Vaughan arrive in Edith after his fuel problems had prevented him from making it to Sparkford on Drive it Day, then Mike Hadley arrived in his Spitfire MKIV all the way from Brixham.

We were pleased to welcome a group of local TR owners from Barnstaple, plus ex-member Malcolm Huxtable and new Triumph Herald owner Laurence Horwood both of whom were interested in joining the TSSC, so already the new group was encouraging new members. By 8.30pm we had a healthy contingent of 16 people and 9 cars, what was I worried about! The venue proved to be a great success, those that had food enjoyed their meals and a separate room was made available for us to spill into as the numbers grew.

A big thank you to Sue & John for their support in getting the North Devon area up & running, for the box of literature and the flag & pole!
Date of next meeting: Thursday 4th June.