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October 2015

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Devon Area Report
October 2015

You will see from Darren's North Devon report that the meetings at the Crealock Arms are really taking off now, and again some new faces there. Mike Hadley once again enjoyed the round trip from Brixham in Spitty. Well done Mike - it is a fair trip from
Brixham, around 60 miles each way. These meetings are aimed at ALL Triumph owners particularly in the North of the County as up to now all the Triumph Clubs have been South Devon based. If you are up on North Devon and you have not yet been along
to the Crealock Arms, you will find a very friendly welcome, great food at the pub and good company.

We were pleased that the Star at Liverton had not yet changed hands for our August meeting, and the food was as good as ever. We were missing a few regulars and the vile weather meant only two cars out to play, along with Dan's Dodge van. Adrian brought his 2000 along, and Chris his TR but the rest of us wimped out. We welcomed Richard and Kathleen, who have moved down from Cumbria where they were also members, to their first meeting in Devon. Disappointingly, the weather forecast, including yellow warnings, dissuaded us from making the trip to Thornfalcon on 23August and it appears that the Met Office once again scored a bit of an own goal. Although there was horrendous overnight rain, most of the day was dry and a good crowd went instead to the Route 38 American & Classic show on Plymouth Hoe.

Whilst John and I have been exploring a few new shows, we know a number of members were at Boconnoc, Mt Edgcumbe, Fitz's Rally on the Hoe and the Route 38 Show there too.

Our 'AO'S Barbeque' took place on 6 September. Allan and Jackie led the 40 mile run from Exeter Services, via the coast taking in Teignmouth, Dawlish and Shaldon before the narrow but picturesque lanes of Stokeinteignhead. Then via Totnes to our place in the depths of Diptford. The weather gods smiled just as well as Plan B was absent - and 40 people sat in the garden in the sun. We were delighted to welcome Karen, Chloe and dog Brock on their first Club outing in Karen's great 13/60. The Monmouth Mafia made the trip from - you guessed it - Monmouth - in Mike's Acclaim, and we were joined by a biggish group of friends from Devon SOC. It was good to see everyone enjoying themselves and all the dogs, Brock, Russell's Simba, and Claire's Smeaton were all perfectly behaved. Brian from the SOC had a bit of a fright though. lan's Herald Pickup was parked on the slope behind his car and, as they went to leave, they heard a creaking. Ian must have thankfully left the car in gear as they drove away unscathed' Is your insurance valuation up to date?

COMING UP IN DEVON

North Devon meeting at the Crealock Arms is Thursday 1 October. Do go along if you can and Darren will be particularly pleased to see more of our many North Devon TSSC members at this meeting.

We will have an autumn run from Exeter Services on Sunday 4 October, meeting at 11 am, hoping to stop at Dart's Farm for a quick look at the Cider Makers, with a carvery lunch at the Bowd Inn near Sidmouth. We do try to shift our meetings around the county so, if you are in East Devon, this is one for you! We really DO need to know if you are coming so that we can confirm numbers with the venue.
Club Night will be on Wednesday 21 October, still at the Star Inn at Liverton.

Looking further ahead to our November outing - as usual this will be our Treasure Hunt. Bob and Marcia will be organising this, and we will email out details shortly as to starting place, but we expect it to be around the Plymouth 1 South Hams area. As usual there will be lunch at a suitable hostelry afterwards. If you'd like to come along and just worry that you may have to organise next year's if you win - change of format this year means that Bob and Marcia will again be organising the event in 2016!!

We now have the menus for CHRISTMAS and have emailed these out to all that we have email addresses for. If you'd like to come along on Saturday S December and are not on email, PLEASE get in touch with us now as we will need your £10 per head Deposit.

DEVON DIARY

Thursday 1 October North Devon Meeting at the Crealock Arms Liltleham EX39 SHN

Sunday 4 October Meet Exeter Services - EAST DEVON RUN

Wednesday 21 October Club Night at the Star Inn

Sunday 1 November Annual Treasure Hunt - see above

Thursday S November North Devon Meeting at the Crealock Arms Liltleham EX39 5HN

Sunday 22 November Inter Club Skittles and Lunch Waie Inn, Zeal Monachorum

Saturday S December Christmas Evening Meal at the Dartmoor Lodge

North Devon

After possibly the wettest August ever, even by North Devon standards, it was a welcome break to have some dry weather for September's meeting. Despite the wet weather my Herald gets used all the time, but that does mean the rear valances and sills collect most of the mud off the roads thanks to the local farm traffic, one the joys of rural life.

The last few club nights have been largely spent in the car park around the cars and enjoying the evening sunshine, but no such luck this month as the light seemed to fade very quickly as Autumn seems to be beckoning, so the home comforts of the food & drink on offer persuaded all of us to stay inside this month. Hats off to Mike Hadley once again for the not insignificant journey he makes to attend these meetings, he clearly loves driving his Spitfire and it's easy to see why, lovely car. Only one other TSSC member in attendance (apart from myself) was Malcolm Huxtable in his Spitfire, an ever present at the North Devon meetings, so well done! Malcolm was threatening to make the trip down to the Star Inn for the main area meeting at some point in the future; I said I'd tag along when he goes. If any other North Devon members also want to venture down, then get in touch and we can go in convoy! It's on the 3rd Wednesday of the month for those who may be interested.

As said before, these meetings are for all Triumph owners regardless of which club they belong to. TR Register member Steve Williams (TR5) has been along to all the meetings except last month, as that happened to fall the day before the TR International. Two other TR Register members came along with Steve, Paul Gibson (TR6) and Andrew Willmott (TR3), all three TR's were looking magnificent. SOC members Max & Simon Whenmouth and Geoff Wheeler and his wife ensured the Stag was well represented also, both great cars.

It was also good to see Gary & Tanya liminton return. They are restoring a Spitfire for their daughter, Gary says it's now a winter project, but wouldn't be drawn on which winter he was referring to. Hopefully he means the one coming and we'll have another Spitfire along to the meetings next summer.

I'd received a number of emails leading up to this meeting from those that couldn't attend for various reason, so to have 12 people and 8 cars attend was excellent.