Another great month, our summer barbeque at Seascale was lots of fun - as well as TVR friends we invited family and a few neighbours (to avoid any complaints about the noise!)
Gordon and Carolyn brought their Chimaera, Peter and Isobel arrived in their Griff. Dave and Muriel left the Tuscan at home but the Merc did look good. Piers and Sandra swapped the four wheels of the Tamora for a pair of push bikes as they live just up the road. A fine time was had by all (at least I think it was, we carried on until fairly late so my recollection is a bit hazy)/
July club night run saw a great turnout: 2 Griffs, 2 Chimaeras a Tuscan and a pair of wedges (420SE and a SEAC). Gordon and Carolyn led us off from Eamont Bridge down the Mardale valley to a (somewhat depleted) Haweswater reservoir. We headed out towards Shap and then back to the Beehive Inn, great roads, amazing scenery and good company.
Lots of interest in the forthcoming Dalemain show, we have a dozen cars registered, photos and a full report next month but I’m looking forward to seeing Ray’s new V8S and meeting up with Alan for the first time in his immaculate Chimaera. I popped along in the Griff to a small local show this month, organised by the Rotary Club in a neighbouring village, it was pretty informal but well attended. One particular gentleman was very interested in my car and revealed that he was an apprentice at the Hoo Hill factory in 1957! His name is Alex Jones and although he only stayed with the company for a little over a year he had very fond memories of Trevor Wilkinson, Bernard Williams, Jack Bailey and the rest of the team. Alex related a few tales about the factory, including how the fibreglass seat moldings were ‘eased’ out with compressed air. The lads quite enjoyed cranking up the pressure to see how far they could get a seat to fly across the workshop…
Photos from all of the adventures described above are in our gallery on the region website. Some great events still to come in 2018, remember to keep checking the club’s main calendar for details.
All the best