February 2016 Meet News

Lochinch

Area Organiser Gregor Graham

The February meeting was well attended with 14 members turning out. Yes, we were back at Lochinch, and it was time for Quizmaster John ably assisted by Linda (possibly adjudicator too) to present the Quiz of all quizzes. We had tea, coffee and biscuits at half time (kindly supplied by Lochinch management as compensation for being shut out last month). The scores on the doors were Ken and Bob ruled supreme and if you want a wooden spoon at Santa Pod for cooking, go see Michael or Brian. The Quiz was ideal for a dark meeting night when we can?t really get outside to see the cars. A big thank you to John and Linda.
 
You will have guessed that the proposed video night will be March. Report on Area Night Out: Well as usual it started snowing for our annual event. We met in Central Station and onto a local hostelry before meeting up with everyone for the meal at Viva Brazil. A new experience in eating for some, with 15 different types of meat and cooking on offer one after the other. Once we were all stuffed so full we could hardly move we called it quits and headed back to the hostelry (still snowing). A few more beverages and it was back into the city to catch the last bus or train home. Thanks to all who came out in the snow, it was good to see wives and partners too.
 
The first Sunday get-together at The Harvester got good weather and 5 club cars turned out as well as 2 others from an invited Club. There was food for those that wanted breakfast and good banter and catch up with the other Club members. This should grow in numbers once established and better weather comes. It will be open to all classics not just TSSC, so bring a pal.
 
Now: Monte Carlo Historique, Paisley. Again a Start at the Abbey or restart for those who had travelled from John O? Groats in the morning. Fairly good weather so a lot of people were at the start to see the cars depart. Some Triumphs TR7, Dolomite, Herald coupe as well as vintage to modern. All given a good send-off. A number of us are booked for Triumfest now so again if you see the flag flying come and say hello. 
 
The new website for the area. http://tsscscot.freesite.website/ . Is up and running. (Thanks Michael) contact Michael directly if you want to add something. It is proposed to have a Sunday gathering for ALL classics on the THIRD SUNDAY of the month at The Harvester in Kinning Park, Glasgow G5 8NP. This will be from 10.30 am for breakfast, coffee or a run out in the cars. So the next one will be 3rd Sunday in March (20th), and so on
. The Area news will continue for publication providing information and comment in conjunction with website etc. A report on MG and Triumph Show at Stoneleigh next month. There will be a donation of at least £2 at each meeting to help with Area finances The April Area run will incorporate the Marshal Point, camping and Drive It Day. The Area will be manning a Rally style Checkpoint in Berwick Upon Tweed, at the most northernmost Pub in England, and The Meadow House on the old A1 (just over the border) from Midnight on 22nd April. We are looking at campsites.and will come back a scenic route on Drive It Day (Sunday 24th) with a possible meet up for those just wanting a run out to meet us at an eatery somewhere.
 
Triumfest will be at Santa Pod in Northamptonshire (1, 2, 3 July) with Retro Car Show. Le Mans is the following weekend (8, 9, 10 July) and the Silverstone Classic is (29,30,31) July. The Merchant City Festival will be over the weekend of 6th and 7th August. More info to follow. NEXT MEETING will be on Thursday 3rd March 2016 at Lochinch which has been pre-booked. And Sunday 20th March at Harvester (for all classics and breakfast). Dates for 2016. The event calendar is being prepared please see above for an idea of events, website etc. NEXT MEETING ** PLEASE NOTE WE MEET ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH at Lochinch Pollok Country Park, Glasgow. AND THIRD SUNDAY OF MONTH at Harvester, Kinning Park, Glasgow G5 8NP (This is not an Area meeting, but a gathering of classics of all kinds) ** Please come and join us, have a chat and a coffee. Gregor G. 

January 2016 Meet News

Area Organiser Gregor Graham

Lochinch

The January meeting was in the Cartha Rugby Club (our back up venue) but
with no media screen. As this is a fairly quiet time for events the only
reports I had were for The Monte start which is the same venue as last year
and names for the night out. So reports on these next month.
The SVVF year book is not out (at copy date) so events are those previously mentioned and until it is published we have to deal with other matters.
The AGM has certainly sparked off discussion on how the Area members want to move forward. Part of this was an Area website and Facebook page.
For this it was over to Michael who has very kindly set up a new website
for the area. http://tsscscot.freesite.website/  A presentation then
followed with discussions on all parts of it. Very impressive and just
right for our Area, easy to use and navigate, fantastic job. If you want
your car featured on the website please contact Michael directly.
 
Lots of points were raised after this so we went on to discuss meetings and weekend meetings. It is proposed to have a Sunday Classic car Breakfast Meet open to all classic car enthusiasts to meet up. These will be
on the 3rd SUNDAY of the month at The Harvester in Kinning Park, Glasgow
G5 8NP.  Due to the night out the first one will have been 24th Jan (so a
report next time). This will be from 10:30 am for breakfast, coffee or a run
out in the cars when scheduled. So the next one will be 21st February. 
 
The format of the meetings are as follows : Mark and Jacqui are providing
archive film material at the February meet. March is quiz night with John,
Easter Eggs for April with Ken, May is restoration with David, and June is
a fish and chips run to Helensburgh. It was felt that July would be an
evening at the venue only as it is between Santa Pod and LeMans and is
likely to have depleted numbers due to travelling arrangements. The second
half of the year will be published as soon as decided. Thank you to all
present for their input and comments.
 
The Area news will continue for publication providing information and
comment in conjunction with website etc.
The only big event is MG and Triumph Show at Stoneleigh (Feb 21st) again
report next month.  There will be a donation of at least £2 at each meeting to help with Area finances. ie re-waterproofing the event shelter.
 
The April Area run will incorporate the Marshal Point, camping and Drive It Day. The Area will be manning a Rally style Checkpoint in Berwick Upon Tweed, at the most northernmost Pub in England, The Meadow House on the old A1 (just over the border) from Midnight on 22nd April. More details soon. It is proposed to find a campsite on the coast for a couple of nights and come back a scenic route on Drive It Day (Sunday 24th) with a possible meet up for those just wanting a run out to meet us at an eatery somewhere.
 

 
Triumfest will be at Santa Pod in Northamptonshire (1, 2, 3 July) with Retro Car Show. It should be a different and a brilliant weekend. Le Mans is the following weekend (8, 9, 10 July) and the Silverstone Classic is (29,30,31) July so check your calendars. The other new show is a classic car boot event in the Merchant City Area of Glasgow for the Merchant City Festival. It will be a Hemmingway style event and should be great fun. You can sell or be paired up with a vintage/retro retailer who will have your car as a backdrop. It will be over the weekend of 6th and 7th August. More info when I get it.
 
NEXT MEETING will be on Thursday 4th February 2016 at Lochinch which has been pre-booked. 
 
TBC. Dates for 2016. The event calendar is being prepared please see above for an idea of events, website and Facebook. NEXT MEETING ** PLEASE NOTE WE MEET ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH at Lochinch Pollok Country Park, Glasgow. Michael has organised an Classic Car Breakfast Meet on the 3rd SUNDAY of every MONTH at Harvester, Kinning Park, Glasgow G5 8NP February's 21st is the next one ** Please come along and have a chat and a coffee.