Monday, 15 October 2012
Oct. 20th & 21st Northumberland Vintage Tractor Club Rally
Old Brunton Airfield, Christon Bank, Alnwick.
Hard-standing, not grass, so 'on' regardless of the weather.
Went last year, probably 70 - 100 cars plus commercials and loads of steam-driven vehicles.
Sunderland & District Classic Vehicle Society
End of Season Show,
Engine Museum, Ryhope, SR2 0ND.
Open 10am - 4pm.
Went last year, good show, great location but very busy from 10:30am onwards.
Also use an overflow car park on other side of road.
Friday, 21 September 2012
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Second meet point, the car park for the Stonebrook Pub Holystone, North Tyneside, off the A19 one junction north of the Coast Road in Newcastle, take the A191 towards Gosforth and the entrance is a little slip 100yds off the main roundabout, if you miss it continue another 100yds and turn left at the next roundabout. Be here for 9:30am please.
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Route is different this year, meandering up the coast taking in Whitley Bay, Seaton Sluice, Amble, Wark, Boulmer, Beadnell (comfort stop), Seahouses, Bamburgh and Beal, though not necessarily in that order.......... On the island for dinner.
Hope you can make it
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Brian emailed me last night with the picture and wanted to say a big thanks to Chris Fish and Ken Falcus for help over the weekend.
Brian said the the car is nearly finished, however still quite a few jobs left to do, mainly fiddly stuff, but he is hoping to make the club meeting in September.
Makes you wonder if we will soon have enough convertible Heralds in the club to make up the rainbow colours ROYGBIV
Red - My car
Orange - Brian's car
Yellow - Ian's car
Green - Richie's car
Blue -Michael's car
Indigo - anyone fancy painting their Herald Indigo
Violet - now Chris Fish has a Purple Mk1 Vitesse, thats almost a Herald.
Well done Brian can't wait to see the car.
Best wishes Aaron
Saturday, 30 June 2012
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Sunday, 10 June 2012
Friday, 8 June 2012
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
The Saturday run was a big sucess.
Weather was very wet on Friday, dry and sunny on Saturday and very windy on Sunday. Everyone seemed to enjoy the run out and the weather helped show off the best bits of Britain in an excellent light. Ian Longmire's Herald seemed to struggle a little on the very steep hills with a full compliment of passengers and sadly Ian Worthingtons Vitesse split a fuel pipe just as we set off so didn't come on the run.
Had a good singsong on Friday night and some good food over the weekend.
Thanks to all who came on the run.
It's now Sunday the 10th June.
We have contact from someone local with a car for sale. Here are all the details we have at the moment.
Car: Wedgewood Blue 1964 Spitfire 1100cc
Hard and soft top
No MOT or Tax
Good original condition
Family owned from new
Stored in Hartlepool
Stored for a number of years but has been recently driven
Open to sensible offers
Contact details for the owner are on the email circulation.
Monday, 23 April 2012
Just a note to say thanks to everyone that braved the weather on sunday. 11 cars, 5 triumphs, 3 mx5s the rest modern cars, except chris fish in his smart car and ian in his tank. But we all had fun more, some than others (Martin).
The run was won by Chris Fish and Pam, a close second place were the Armstrongs, beaten by one point (better luck next year). Andy Boyes took the booby prize but elected to give it away to Alan Clarke.
Matt assisted by Dan Armstrong gave up after the first few miles when they took the wrong turn and headed off towards Carlisle.
Deryick needs to wash his car now but I'm sure Margaret will give him a hand.
Mick and Julie did well not to run into any sheep and Brian and Pat needed to put the roof up so as not to get their hair out of place.
Will Richie Eagle ever get his core plugs sorted out in time for the summer.
Anyway thanks again.
Just an idea but if everyone puts next years run in their diaries, now they may be able to make it to the next drive it day. Only 364 days to go....... Ken
Well done to all those who attended. Especially well done to Brian A, for just failing to win again. Even more well done to Mr Fish who now has the priviledge (?) of doing the next one..... All the best Mark
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
A reminder that The Falcus Treasure Hunt is this coming Sunday the 22nd April.
The start is from the car park at the South end of the bridge over the Tyne in Corbridge.
Be there for 10am, presumably a staggered start.
Take a camera as there are lots of photo opportunities on the way around, assuming you can find the right way.
ps Good luck Brian............
Saturday, 24 March 2012
We hope many of you are able to join the 'Cobweb' tomorrow?
It is unfortunate that it falls on the day the clocks go forward, but why waste an hour catching up on sleep when you could be on a lovely run through some great countryside?
We are meeting at 9.30am at Tesco's car park in Chester le Street, it's right in the middle of the town under the railway viaduct arches.
There will be some notes to follow but we hope to keep together as much as possible.
We'll head out over the Durham dales to Allenheads, Nenthead, Alston, Hartside then dropping down to Talkin Tarn for lunch. There is a cafe, picnic tables and a nice walk, it was a bit wet underfoot a couple of weeks ago so please bring appropriate footwear.
We look forward to seeing you.
Mark, Rachel & Charlotte
Saturday, 10 March 2012
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the sea equivalent, in that they too depend on donations to keep the Lifeboat Service going. As long ago as the 1970s, the Lifeboats were given the privilege of having their VAT paid back to them, a concession not made to all charities, so the Air Ambulances do not share in it.
This petition asks the UK Gov to return, in the form of grants to Air Ambulance Service providers, all the future VAT which the Treasury collects from them, so that the Air Ambulance Service is in practice exempt from paying VAT in the same way as the Lifeboat Service.
You never know when you, a relative or friend might need one!
3 new people from February returned and we have another owning a Stag.
The area calendars disappeared into Royal Mail so I didn't have them for the meeting.
Have them now though.
Reminder of our first run of the year.
Start at 09:30 from the Tesco car park in the centre of Chester-Le-Street
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The run is out west via scenic and interesting roads. Stop at Talkin Tarn for refreshments etc. Then a run back on the north side of the A69. Total mileage is around 140, but it's not compulsory to do the whole thing, drop off anytime or make your own return route. We just ask you let everyone else know you're going your own way so we don't come looking for you.
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
I heard of two cars for sale today:-
a) Herald Coupe
b) Herald 13/60 convertible (1970? J-plate?)
Contact: Brian Jobling - 07730454390
Can't vouch for the condition, work needed, etc., as I didn't get chance to see them close-up, so recommend any interested party contacts Brian Jobling for further information and to book a viewing. No prices mentioned.
Sunday, 12 February 2012
If you haven't already ordered let me know.
Cost is £5:00 each. They run for 12 months from March 1st.
I will have them to hand out at the March meeting.