April's meet was a quiet affair because Jo, Gerry, Ben and Ellie were on holiday in sunny Blackpool. That left Leo and me to arrange the meet. Leo done a sterling job selling 61 strips of raffle tickets for the Air Ambulance. not too many complaints about his selling techniques. only a few photos as i forgot my camera and relied on an iphone with lack of spare memory. Thanks to all those that turned up.. see you all next month...Alex DRO
Added pics from our sept France trip. thanks to Steve, Tony (rev) and Mel for donating photos to a good cause. In case you didnt know, we had a few problems on our trip.
1 Bryn's Clutch broke getting off Shuttle in Calais. still waiting for car to return to uk.
2. Pauls Vulcan wouldnt start friday morning found ECU had broke, car transported to garage in Soissons still waiting car to return to Straight6.
3. Tony (rev) exhaust fell off , car still sounded the same (loud).
4 Sunday my car wouldnt start, no power from battery, so decided to clean battery terminals when i screwed them back on Alarm went off, 120db at 8.00am sunday morning. the germans opposite me weren't amused. this happened 3 times haha, phoned breakdown service and they took car to garage in Soissons parked it next to pauls and said nothing open on sunday so had to stay a night in hotel till monday. They fitted a new battery car started first time, alarm reset. then they gave me a bill for 250euros, this was 65euros for diagnosing fault ( i told them it was battery) 185euros for a £60 battery. felt a bit ripped off but at least i drove home ok. others are still waiting for their cars and could take 3-4 weeks. Seems theres a big backlog of uk cars waiting to be brought back from France, other than that we had a great time with good runouts and will definately revisit La Croix du Vieux Pont next year.
Added Pictures from Saffron Walden, sorry about all the motorbikes but I have always been a motorcyclist and looking for another classic bike at present... thanks to Steve B who added quite a few pics of our cars.
Added photos from the Amazing Military show at Damyn's Hall Aerodrome Upminster.
Beautiful day , hot weather, nice food and drink.. what more can you ask for.
Military and Classic Carshow is a big event held every year at Damyns Hall Aerodrome.
See over 300 military vehicles with Tanks and armoured vehicles, Jeeps etc plus Classic Cars, Motorbikes Buses and Planes from the 1940's.
Theres over 60 groups and nearly a thousand living history displays, depicting military life from many periods and nationalities. These historical re-enactors go to massve lengths to represent living history.
There will be events in the arena all day with Tank and Armoured vehicles displays
In the large marquee a wonderful wartime entertainment show with live music and a 40s fashion show
Located at Damyns Hall Aerdrome Averly Road Upminster RM14 2TN
Added a few more photos to gallery inc Phils new Tuscan S mk2
Have added pictures from Burghley House TVRcc Event. and our trip to Duxford Spring Car show
After Adding Members Cars to the Gallery page it has been suggested by several members that we should have photos with the owner standing by their Car.
Therefore over the next few meets Ben will try his best to take a photo of you by your car to add to the gallery. It is not compulsary so if you prefer not to , no worries..
September 8th – 11th
Our Annual venture to France . If anybody wants to attend please email me asap
We have decided to go to a different site this year as we run out of places to visit near St Valery.
This year we are staying at La Croix Du Vieux Pont. Its located about 140miles from Calais;
As usual we shall have some interesting runouts on Friday and Saturday. Sunday we will have a nice meander back to Calais using the country lanes rather than motorways.
The evenings we sit around having interesting banter and drinking the local plonk or beer.
Cost is approx £158 for a 3 night stay per couple. Plus your return to Calais on the Shuttle or join me and Sue on the ferry
So far we have 5 couples going but the more the merrier. 2014 we had 11 cars.
We now have 9 Cars going, so should be a great time had by all...
Regards Alex DRO
Why not come along and have a Saturday Morning Mega Breakfast and a good banter with fellow Tvr owners.
February 27th Eat Inn Diner, 6 Grange Way , Colchester CO2 8HG
March 19th Rose Cafe , London Road , Chelmsford CM2 8TG
April 23rd Bungalow Diner , 45 London Road, Marks Tey, CO6 1EB.
May 21st Seaview Cafe. Seaview Avenue, West Mersea, Colchester, CO5 8DA.
June 18th D's Diner, 1 the Street, Hatfield Peveral, Chelmsford, CM3 2EJ.
July 23rd Fairways Diner, Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh, SS6 9QS.
August 20th Seaview Cafe , Seaview Avenue, West Mersea, Colchester,CO5 8DA.
September 24th Rose Cafe, London Road,Chelmsford,CM2 8TG.
October 22nd D's Diner 1 The Street, Hatfield Peveral, Chelmsford, CM3 2EJ.
November 19th Eat Inn Diner, 6 Grange Way, Colchester CO2 8HG
The Wednesday Mid week run outs for this year are as follows:-
27th April - Old Windmill, South Hanningfield, CM3 8HT
25th May - Half Butt Inn, Great Horkesley, CO6 4ET
29th June - Thatchers Arms, Hall Road, Mount Bures, CO8 5AT
27th July - Hare & Hounds, Crays Green, Layer Breton, CO2 0PN
24th August - The Compasses, Littley Green, CM3 1BU
28th September - The Alma, School Road, Copford Green, CO6 1BZ
19th October - Square and Compasses, Fuller Street, Fairstead CM3 2BB
meet at the BP garage, Springfield at 7pm to leave at 7.15 pm.
The Alma is running a classic car event and beer festival on Bank Holiday Monday 30th May. No booking is necessary to enter for the car show but those wishing to order food please preorder on their website thealma.org.uk
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