February Report – 2018

Lincolnshire Group February 2018 Report

 February Speaker. –  Sqn. Leader Steve Griffiths MBE 

 Spy piccie

 The weather was foul and it clashed with Valentine’s Day, however twenty nine members turned out to hear Steve’s talk entitled “My Days as A Spy”. As a result of his linguistic abilities in the early 1980’s he was taken off  RAF Vulcan duties and seconded to Army Intelligence for a two year secret stint in espionage in Berlin and East Germany.

 He gave us a fascinating insight into his use of covert operations, photography and field craft. He received loud acclamation and refused a speaker’s fee instead requesting a donation to his nominated charity. I am indebted to Paddy Malone for recommend him for our February slot.

Club Car Update.

 The engine is currently our and being overhauled. Ian Bancroft has offered his services free of charge & also arranged for Seven Workshop to sponsor the car by supplying a new set of pistons. Witham Oil one of our longstanding sponsors is  arranging for our Club Car to be on their stand at the Lincolnshire Show in August.

 Shoe Box Racing Wed. 14th March

 Seventeen entered, three spaces still available, contact Tony Johnson on 01522 539171

Could all 2017 trophy winners please remember to bring back the trophies

Blyton Park 2018

I have organised another Blyton Park track day for Wednesday 20th June and have tried to avoid date clashes with VSCC & Bert Hadley. Full advert to appear elsewhere.

2018 Programme with Current Confirmed Diary Dates

 Wed. 14th March            Shoebox Racing

Wed. 11th  April              Nic. Turley Talk – Austin 7 Archives Now & in the Future

Sun. 22nd April                Sevens to the Sea.

Sun. May 13th                 Mystery Sunday Lunch Run, starting at The George

                                        Tel Ande Malone – 01522 751994  to book your place

Sun. 3rd. June                 Autokarna, Wollaton Park

Wed. June 20th               Blyton track day

Wed. July 11th                Wellow – Joint Group Meet

Sat. Aug. 11th                  BBQ @ South Scarle

26th August                     Syston Park Sprint, Nr. Grantham.

Sun. 9th Sept.                  09.30 Alford Manor Steam Day

Wed. 12th Sept.               Guest Speaker

Wed. 10th Oct.               Stuart Ulph’s Media Night

Sun. 21st Oct                  Annual End of Season Run

Wed. 14th Nov.                Looking for suggestions

Wed. 12th Dec.                Xmas Quiz & festive fun!

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Below are other events you may be interested in. Google for more info:-

12th/13th May Newark & Notts County Show;5th Aug. Revesby Show;

4/5th Aug. Baston in Blitz; Sun.1st Sept. Sleaford Car Show

 

Lunchtime Meet 3rd Wednesday of month 12 noon @ The Woodcock, Burton Waters Lincoln. Next date  12 noon Wed. 21st. March.

LINCOLNSHIRE GROUP WEBSITE

 www. lincsa7.wordpress.com  Give it a try & give our Webmistress “Brenda” your feedback!!!!!!  Over the last three years we have had 79,000 hits. Brenda has also instigated a new section entitled “Sales” . This is where Lincs. Gp. Members can advertise cars or parts for sale. Put your A7 parts on now instead of Ebay . Postscript; An RM Saloon has just been sold within 48 hrs.!.

If you have sold your vehicle / items, please let us know so we can take the advert down. She has also recently posted some information regarding the history of the Lincs. Group & the Sevens to the Sea event.

ADVANCE NOTICE TO ALL PWA7C MEMBERS

 The Lincolnshire Group was founded in January 1969 and we shall be arranging a memorable day to celebrate this milestone on Saturday 15th June 2019. There will be a run hopefully taking in Lincoln Cathedral environs and finishing at Brayford Pool with a jazz band, a celebratory plaque for each driver and scones for all to go with your picnic.