We enjoyed a great club night in March - the big turn out made up for cancelling February’s meeting. It was nice to see some familiar faces, especially former Griff owner Andy Matthews who runs Rainbow Camper Hire at Keswick. Swapping a TVR for a VW camper requires a certain ‘strength of character’ but even though Andy’s seven vans take a fair bit of maintenance, he says another TVR is a case of ‘when’ not ‘if’. You can take a look at Andy’s fleet by visiting www.vwcamperhire.net and he’ll be joining the region on our stand at the Cumbria International Motor Show in Kendal on the 20th of May
Following a winter of tidying, maintenance and polishing I took the Griff to Club night for the first time this year. Seascale to the Hundith Hill Hotel takes in some nice roads, especially if you can follow the more leisurely route! It was a lovely sunny evening but no-one told Cumbria County Council who decided to use the last of this year’s gritting budget by sneaking out under cover of darkness to cover every inch of my route back home.
TVR Club night conversations never fail to amaze and entertain; Where else can you go and hear the latest triumphs and disasters experienced by owners of our favourite marque but also get advice on poultry, knitting, male grooming and archery? Come and join the fun - the last Wednesday of the month is our regular night and we’d be delighted to welcome new members, returning members or anyone who enjoys good company and great cars.
Finally - I thoroughly enjoyed the AGM at Gaydon and the Classic Car Restoration Show at the NEC the next day. The club is clearly going from strength to strength due to the efforts of the members and the committee, but thanks also to Alison and the team at the TVRCC office who have been very patient with me as I get to grips with the RO role.
All the best