Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Roger Albert Clark Rally - 2014 comes to Sunderland

Friday 28th – Sunday 30th November 2014
The 2014 Roger Albert Clark Rally will have a completely new look as the event starts a new era with Sunderland as the host city.

With the rally start, finish and HQ all based in Sunderland, the route will make extensive use of the Kielder forest complex and will take in several stages that are completely new to the event in a total competitive route of up to 190 stage miles.

There are a few stages in Herrington Country park on Friday evening and Saturday morning and short video clip of press launch.

Loads of information for spectators is provided on their website including a full pdf of the courses and timings.   


Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Classic Car shows comming up

This weekend sees the NEC Classic car show in Birmingham
More details are available here:

Another show I have come across it the inaugural The London Classic Car Show, 8-11 January 2015, ExCel London

The show is backed by the group that produce Top Gear and are behind the CarFest event that Chris Evans promotes for Children in Need. From their site;

We pay homage to the greatest classic cars, creating a themed avenue running the length of the show. Over 40 influential and desirable classic cars from over nine decades beginning at the turn of the last century will be driven and paraded along The Grand Avenue throughout the show. As the cars line up in their dedicated bays we will be able to see an evolution of the car extended across the avenue with each lying ready to start and drive over each day of the event.”

Tickets start from £13


Herald 13/60 restoration on more 4

There was a good Herald 13/60 saloon restoration on More 4 last night on Car SOS with Fuzz Townsend. 

you can watch it on demand for the next few weeks;

Tim and Fuzz head to Cornwall to save a poorly 1970 Triumph Herald, a much-cherished motor that has been left standing in a garage for over four years due to its owner's tragic family circumstances.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Triumph Fest 2015 Date announced

Hi All

I just Noticed the Triumph Fest UK Date has been announced. The festival will be returning to Donnington for a celebration of all things Triumph.

Save the dates in your diary.... 11th & 12th July 2015 (with camping from midday Friday 10th) 

More updates to follow. 

Sunday, 2 November 2014

AGM and First meeting in new venue

Good meeting tonight in the new venue, The Dunn Cow, at Bournmoor, while The Travellers Rest is being refurbished we will be there until January. From the sign in sheet it looks like we had 21 people there with at least 8 club cars.

It was the AGM tonight too and Geoff was elected as the new Area Organiser with Deryck as his deputy. Yes they always dress like this for the AGM :-)

Kevan continues as the Treasurer ably assisted by Chris and Gavin. 

Many thanks to Mark who steps down as long serving AO. 

There was lots of discussion about future social events and plans for Christmas, so watch this space and the email list for updates. 



Thursday, 9 October 2014

Meeting venue moving for at least the next three months, Nov to January

Due to the imminent refurbishment of the Travellers in Witton Gilbert, the meeting is moving for at least the next three months, Nov to January.
The new location is :-

The Dun Cow
Primrose Hill
This link should take you to the pub on google maps,

From the A1 Chester-Le-Street roundabout, take the A183 towards Sunderland, after about a mile take the first right towards Houghton Le Spring and the pub is 1/4 mile down on the right.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

May Meeting - Good turn out

Great to see everyone on Sunday a good number of Club cars at the meeting too here is just a few pictures.
Spitfires a GT6 and a rogue MGBT :-)

Riley RME

Vitesse Estate and Spitfire


Triumph Steering Column, GT6 and that MGBT again 

Hope Kevin got home all right with odd lighting issue. 
More updates on the calender for the coming year coming soon.
Great fun to be part of a convoy of 4 on the way.


Monday, 10 February 2014

Whitley Bay Classic Car Show - 21 September 2014

The Whitley Bay Classic Car Show will take place along the Links in Whitley Bay on Sunday 21 September 2014.

We’d love to see you there and are now taking bookings from owners of classic cars who’d like to be part of this new event. If this is of interest, please complete the booking form attached (reverse side of flyer) and return to If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to call Malcolm Henderson on 0191 643 7409.

Monday, 3 February 2014

8th Kielder Vintage & Classic Vehicle Show. Sunday 11th May.

 Kielder Vintage & Classic Vehicle Show.

There will be a Kielder Classic Vehicle Run on Saturday 10th May and the 8th Kielder Vintage & Classic Vehicle Show will take place on Sunday 11th May.

As well as a spectacular array of old vehicles including cars, motor cycles, tractors and commercials there will be stalls, crafts, bbq and free exhibition. There'll be lots for the kids too including a quiz/trail and a mini tractor and trailer to play on in Kielder Castle.

FREE to spectators but please note £4 all day parking charge.

For more info and to book (booking essential) please contact Wesley Turnbull on 07800 853 475.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Video footage Triumph Spitfires Le Mans 24hrs - 1965

A nice bit of history especially with the 50th anniversary of the Spitfires at Le Mans, video footage of the racing Spitfires at Le Mans 19 June 1965.

The film was apparently made as a promotional film by Standard Triumph.



Show dates for your diary in 2014

At the last meeting we were discussing the various national / international shows that are happening this year. Here is a quick run down of the some of the bigger ones.

May 2014

Donington Historic festival - Saturday 3rd - Monday 5th May  2014 now in its fourth year

Saturday, Sunday + Monday 3-day weekend ticket  – £45 (£60 on the day)

The Spa Classic - 16 - 18th May 2014

July 2014

Classic Le Mans 4th - 6th July

Triumfest UK 2014 26th  - 27th July - Donington Park 

Camping available from midday on Friday 25th.  
Costs are still to be announced.
Events we hope to provide include, Heritage Loop Laps, All Triumph Parade on the Circuit, Triumph Gravity Racers, Trade & Members Auto jumble Market, Beer Festival (Friday eve) and Live band (Saturday eve), Concourse competition. 
More details to come on this one

Silverstone classics - 25th - 26th - 27th July 2014

Early Bird Tickets
Until 31st March 2014
Advance Tickets
Until 5pm 24th July 2014
3 Day Weekend

September 2014

The East Coast Classic, Oliver's Mount Road Race Circuit, Scarborough  20th-21st September 2014   

Inaugural Event taking place in September 2014, the East Coast Classic will be based around the two and a half mile Oliver's Mount circuit close to Scarborough, North Yorkshire, The last-remaining road race circuit left on the UK mainland. Primarily known for motorcycle racing, Oliver's Mount did host four-wheeled F3 racing in the 1950s, though it has held hillclimbs and rallies since, and is said to be the longest circuit in the UK.

There will be a series of themed track sessions including Supercar Sixty, Driftastic and Maestros of the Mount, but enthusiasts will also have a chance to parade their classic vehicles on the same circuit.Off-track there will be static displays, a funfair, food stalls and more. 

More information on this to come. 

Props and Pistons 27th 28th September 2014

Geoff, Bill, Derick and Brian to this one last year and enjoyed it, although it could do with some better organisation. Also this is the one with Elle and The Pocket Belles.



Saturday, 4 January 2014

Le Mans information from TSSC Facebook page

Information on the Facebook page that might be of interest, Classic Le Man 2014 Bookings and questions please follow the instructions on the flyer pictured.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Official Facebook page for the TSSC


Just prior to Christmas the main TSSC website was compromised and not a lot could be done over the festive period. The Team at HQ have brought the introduction of this facebook page forward so that they have an official presence on the web while the main website is sorted out

The page is the page is public but you will only be able to add / like the page if you are on Facebook.

Certain Services on the website are now not available to members so please Contact the following by Phone or Email.

CLASSIFIED ADVERTS to appear in the Courier Magazine :

  • Either Fill out the advertising Form, found on the back of Your Courier Mag Address Label, and post as normal. 
  • OR EMAIL your advert (25 Words Max + Name and Contact Tel. Number) to:
  • You may attach 1 Photo JPG for Cars for Sale Only. Please add ‘TSSC CLASSIFIED’ in the Subject field. 
  • OR Call your advert through to 01858 434424 Adverts are free to current TSSC Members.  
  • Non Members adverts and Practical Classics/Classic Car Weekly adverts Please Ring for Prices and to make Payment.

To Renew or Join:  E-Mail or Call 01858 434424

CLUB SHOP  (Please refer to your current Catalogue - request catalogue by Phone or email)
To order products: E-Mail or Call 01858 434424 to order/make payment.

Please Call 01858 434424 Mon to Friday (10am to 4pm)

For Booking Forms for 2014 SPA CLASSIC or CLASSIC LE MANS
E-Mail or Call 01858 434424

Please spread the word by sharing and liking this page.

Also if your a regular on Facebook there is a TSSC group that might be of interest