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July 2015

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Devon Area Report
July 2015

The first Southwest Triumph Meet on 10 May was for the first time held at Route 5, the American Diner on the A38 at the top of Haldon Hill, opposite the racecourse. We were delighted with the turnout of 25 cars which represented members from all over including the east of the county which the previous Route 38 meetings at Trerulefoot had been harder for. John and I took the Stag to Killerton House show near Exeter which was a first for us. Around 400 cars there and we had a really good Triumph turnout. Amongst the many members we caught up with were Patrick Squire, Anthony Barnett with the loveIy Vitesse he bought last year, John Cook with his Vitesse, Graham & Wendy with their water pump now mended, Chas & Dave with their great GT6's and a host of others. It was a first outing for the Parsons' Stag too. Peter & Barb from Taunton were there with their Herald and the Partridges brought their 'other' classic from Monmouth.

May Club Night at the Star Inn saw another record - 13 Triumphs out to play, including some we have not seen for a while - Phil's Dolomite and Graeme's Stag, which reacquainted itself with her previous companion, the 2000 estate now belonging to Colin. A great show in the car park with so many models represented. Even more inside the pub!

Then it was off to Pecorama in Beer. 5 of us at Exeter, our 13/60 together with Jackie's 13/60 estate, Mark's Stag, Bob's Vitesse and Mike's Spitfire. A nice run down to the coast, meeting up more of our members there, the South Wales group and Somerset too, We had expert advice from Bern the Hat as to keeping our banner flag from drooping, not sure I understand how little blue pills can help!!!! (Note to self). Altogether around 20 TSSC cars at the show, most of us taking advantage of free entry to the park and an opportunity to ride on the garden train.
Bank Holiday Monday saw us take both our cars down the road to Collaton St Mary, where we joined Claire & Stephen with their Stag, Andy Barrett with his 13/60 and a number of other Triumph owners amongst the 60 + cars on display. The Peoples' Choice this time was a 1949 Citroen.

Next up was Trains & Triumphs at the Steam Railway at Buckfastleigh, resurrected by Jane & Peter Christie with our help. This time the weather gods were kind, and we had an amazing total of 49 Triumphs. Somerset Area (complete with the Monmouth 'Mafia') joined us, and the day was also very the TR Register and SOC locally. We were delighted to meet up for the first time with Eric and his nice Vitesse and also to see Trevor out with his Toledo.

Prospective member Cosmo came in a great Gitfire which he has owned for a while and recently reimported from the USA and we look forward to seeing him again soon. There were at least 3 Mark III Spitfires, which was great to see, Adam E-J reports slow progress on the rebuild of 229 JFJ, previously belonging to his late father, with all the bodywork repairs done. His aim is to build the car as a Downton tuned 948 and wants to see if he can get at least 66bhp out of the 948 without being radical on the camshaft (maybe Mk3 spit profile) and call it a 10/66! Can't wait to see the finished product.

WHAT'S NEXT

North Devon Area will meet again at the Crealock Arms, Littleham on Thursday 2nd July. Do go along if you can, it is a great venue and already we have welcomed some new and returning members to the Club.

The Retrofundraising Show at Martock at the beginning of July will see a number of our cars travelling up for the weekend.

Powderham on 11 and 12 July will see a huge TSSC stand again. Do come along and see us if you have not entered your car. This year unfortunately this clashes with TriumFest UK at Donington Park so not many of our group will be there, which is a shame. Roll on next year when hopefully we will be able to go once again!

Devon Club Night at the Star Inn will be Wednesday 15 July and we look forward to seeing you and your car at Liverton. The Club Nights are growing month by month.

At the end of July on Sunday 26th, Derek Giles from Somerset has kindly offered to look after the TSSC members attending the Paignton Green Show, so make sure you park on the TSSC stand there if you have entered this popular show. Boconnoc Steam Fair is on at the same weekend though.

The first Sunday in August sees Mt Edgcumbe Show on the Cornwall side of the Tamar, together with the West Somerset Railway Show at Bishops Lydiard. Both these shows give us an opportunity for a good drive to great events, and members' cars will be out in force at both events.
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 2 July North Devon Meeting at the Crealock Arms Littleham EX39 5HN

4/5 July Retrolundraising Show and Martock weekend

11/12 July Area Stand at Powderham Show

Wednesday 15 July Club Night at the Star Inn, Liverton TQ126EZ.

North Devon

The second North Devon club night seemed to come round in no time and it was good to see some familiar faces return from last month, Ray & Wendy Sweet in their Spitfire were there, as was Malcolm Huxtable also in his Spitfire and who has now rejoined the TSSC after a 5 years absence. TR Register members Steve Williams and Frank Summer made the short trip from Barnstaple to join us again, plus two new faces with SOC members Max & Simon Whenmouth who travelled up with me from the Holsworthy area in their Stag, which was recently put into service as a wedding car up in Derbyshire.

We are actively encouraging Triumph owners from other clubs to attend these meetings, so it’s pleasing to see enthusiasts who are not from TSSC, but it would be really great if the club members in the area could support the club nights, as the old adage goes “Use it or lose it”. These monthly meets are an opportunity to meet fellow Triumph owners at a great venue with good home cooked food, local beers, great views and friendly owners, what more could you ask for! So let’s see if we can have a really great turn out for July, see you there.

Next meeting: Thursday 2nd July.
Venue: Crealock Arms, Littleham. EX39 5HN.