Lots to report this month - Bronwen and I were the sole TVR on the Sporting Bears event over at Ravenstonedale (near Kirby Stephen). This is one of our favourites; a two day (non-competitive) road rally to raise money for charity. The beneficiary this year was Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice in Middlesbrough and the weekend raised over two thousand pounds for this very deserving cause.
We had a fantastic time, the road book took us through some breathtaking Yorkshire countryside, following roads that are still beautifully smooth and free of potholes - apparently thanks to the work done ahead of the ‘Tour de Yorkshire’ cycle event! We circled back across to Lancashire, ending up at the Midland Hotel in Morecambe which has been expensively refurbished but retains its art deco style. As usual, the event attracted a variety of cars (and crews!) with Jaguar, Porsche, Austin Healey, Jaguar, MG, Triumph and Aston Martin all represented.
A couple of weekends later I was delighted with the turnout at the ESPCC Cumbria International Motor Show at Crooklands near Kendal. We had twenty TVRs on our stand with another three or four on the showground as individual entries. It was a multi-region turnout as we were joined by friends new and old from the North East and Blackpool. Our esteemed Chairman was one of the unexpected stars of the show - invited to the main ring to show off his M, he got to treat the crowd to that lovely V8 sound!
The ESPCC show goes from strength to strength with over seven hundred entries, live music, traders and various manufacturers/dealers attending too. We’re gearing up for the next ‘big’ event which will be the Dumfries Motor Show in August - get in touch if you want to join the fun.
Club night this month was at Hundith Hill near Lorton, another good night, lovely food and good craic too. Please visit the region website at www.tvrcc-northcumbria.co.uk for all our news and events and take a look at our photo gallery.
All the best