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December 2015

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Devon Area Report
December 2015

October's Club Night at the Star was one of the busiest this year, though there were fewer cars out to play as it was dark so early. Two of those were Darren's 13/60 and Malcolm & Mandy's Spitfire, who had travelled to join us from North Devon.
Mike's Spitfire and Bob's Vitesse were the others. Nevertheless the pub was bursting with members, nice to see Neil & Sharon back after both being a bit under the weather, and our newest member Nigel who had some stunning photos of his retirement cake. Made by a colleague, it was a very good representation of Nigel in his Spitfire.

We welcomed our new nobility, Lord and Lady Bedford aka Allan & Jackie who now have a 70's Bedford camper van! Longterm members will no doubt remember Graham Hill who was Area Organiser way back. He has a number of Triumph parts for sale as he thinks it is time for a clearout and details will be on the Devon website. He was a previous owner of Dan's MkIII Spitfire too and well remembers other cars still in the Devon area, including Julian's Vitesse which of course is now owned by lan & Karen. Can we tempt him back to the joys of Club membership now his children are older?

The beginning of November saw our annual Treasure Hunt for the 2 Jags Chris trophy. Organised this year by Bob and Marcia, a smaller than usual contingent met at the Railway Park n Ride at Ivybridge. A lot of work had gone into organising the day, and a big thank you to Bob & Marcia, but it would have been nice to see a bit more support. It was great fun, we were lucky with the weather, and had a lovely run through some of the best South Devon scenery. It was a close run thing, with the eventual winners being Team Northcott with John and me only a little behind. We finished for lunch at the Dartbridge Inn where our scores were collated.

Unfortunately the only Triumphs out were Jackie's 13/60 estate and Bob & Marcia's Vitesse whilst the rest of us unfortunately have our cars off the road for various reasons. For the first time for many years we currently don't have a Triumph at home - after breaking the A type overdrive on the Stag in May on the way to the Isle of Wight, we continued to drive her until the autumn - much more costly on fuel, but hoping we were not doing any more damage as long as the overdrive was not connected. Not sure about that, the overdrive unit resembled soup when it was taken off, so a recon unit is on the way and, whilst it is off the road, the gearbox itself is receiving some attention. The Herald which has been in the family since new, showed a tiny bit of rust on the offside wing this year, so for the first time ever is having a complete paint job. Still it gives us the opportunity to have a clean up in the garage much to John's disgust.

COMING UP IN DEVON

An invitation to ALL NORTH DEVON MEMBERS - don't forget the thriving new North Devon meeting at the Crealock Arms, near Bideford on Thursday 3 December. Pop over, meet the gang and don't worry if you go without your Triumph - you'll be very welcome.

We have over 40 now for the Christmas meal at the Dartmoor Lodge so if you cannot make it you will be missing a great evening.

Regular Club Night is at the Star Inn, Liverton as usual on Wednesday 16 December - a chance for a catch up before the festivities.

Allan and Jackie have once again volunteered to arrange our run and meal on Sunday 3 January, when we will be back at the ever popular Smugglers Inn on the Dawlish road. As always, numbers are needed for the pub please.

Don't forget, your annual Club Windscreen discs will be included in the January Courier, so please don't discard the wrapping too quick!
Finally, a very happy Christmas and New Year to you, your families and your cars, and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

DEVON DIARY

Thursday 3 December North Devon Meeting at the Crealock Arms Lit!leham EX39 5HN

Saturday 5 December Christmas Evening Meal at the Dartmoor Lodge Ashburton

Wednesday 16 December Club Night at the Star Inn Liverton TQ12 6EZ

Sunday 3 January 2016 Run before lunch at the Smugglers Inn Dawlis