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.