Lincolnshire Group June 2018 Report
For those who have not read it on our website I am sorry to inform you that Paul Graylen has died suddenly. Our condolences go to his wife Mary & family. Paul was a staunch supporter of our group and will be sorely missed by all. Paul’s funeral took place in Yorkshire, but there was a Memorial Service at Our Lady of Lincoln Catholic Church, Laughton Way, Lincoln LN2 2HE on Monday 4th June attended by a number of members.
Mystery Run – Report from Paddy Malone
Yet Another Mystery Solved!
Sunday, May 13th found 32 curious adventurers wondering where they would be going on the latest Mystery Run Ande and I had organised. Gathering at The George Inn, Leadenham, for coffee, after signing on, their curiosity was satisfied as they received their route instructions. Pete and Sue Rowlands were not with us, as they were exercising their Austin 12 Tickford in Ireland with the VAR.
The fine collection of cars gracing the car park included three Chummies, three Box Saloons, a Ruby, an Opal, a PD two seater, a Boat Tail, a Big 7, three Austin 10s, a Morris Minor Traveller and Glendyr Saward’s new toy, an MGB GT with Webasto roof.
Paul and Mary Graylen were also due to take part but, very sadly, this was not possible because of Paul’s very sudden and unexpected death ten days before. Before we left The George we all united and spent a minute in silence to reflect and remember this lovely man with respect and affection.
Because of the forecast rain showers, Howard and Rose Pell opted to use their newly acquired and very original 1932 Saloon in preference to their well known RTC Special – It worked! Not a drop of rain fell and, by the time we left the car park, the sun was shining brightly and the weather just got better and better as the day went on. So, thank you Howard and Rose! Unfortunately Ashley and Catherine Vincent’s Box succumbed to some mysterious gremlins so they dined independently at The George whilst awaiting recovery.
Using mainly quiet, narrow byeways, which many had never travelled before, the route included tunnels of sun–dappled trees and passed through some pretty villages set in the tranquillity of gentle rolling countryside. The multitude of potholes which seem to be becoming a feature of Lincolnshire’s minor roads gave us a fine opportunity to hone our slalom driving techniques. At Aslackby, within the final 400 yards of the thirty mile route, a nice little ford had been included. Everyone splashed through merrily except for Ian Bancroft who, claiming to be suffering from ‘aqua-phobia’, opted to use the Weak Bridge instead. The bridge managed to bear the load – Shame!
After an excellent and hearty lunch in convivial company at The Robin Hood and Little John, everyone departed from the dedicated car park in glorious sunshine: A fitting end to a very enjoyable day, even though their power to weight ratios had been adversely affected by the generous portions. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves hugely, so the effort of organising the event was all worthwhile.
Malcolm Parker organised two days of stupendous routes as well as glorious sunshine. The pull up the Kirkstone Pass was amazing. If you have not been on one of Malcolm’s runs you are missing a fantastic experience. Paddy & Ande, Stuart & Diane were also on the run waving the flag for Lincolnshire. We travelled a total of 432 trouble free miles.
BBQ – Sat. Aug. 11th
Summer will soon be here. Our annual BBQ fun and food day is open to all members near or far. Please see separate advert. Send for your tickets Now. We have already sold 34!
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 appears elsewhere just a few places left
2018 Programme with Current Confirmed Diary Dates
Sun. 3rd. June Autokarna, Wollaton Park
Wed. June 20th Blyton track day
Wed. July 11th Wellow – Joint Group Meet
Wed. July 18 1.30pm – Bomber Command Memorial visit
Tel. Peter 01636 892919
Sat. Aug. 11th BBQ @ South Scarle £6 p.p.
26th August Grimsthorpe Castle Speed Trial Event
[ For tickets Google Grimsthorpe Speed Trials ]
Sun. 2nd. Sept. Goulceby Gala at 3 Horses Pub, arrive by 12.30
Sun. 9th Sept. 09.30 Alford Manor Steam Day
Wed. 12th Sept. Nic Turley – Presentation on the A7 Archives
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!
Sun. April 7th 2019 Sevens to the Sea
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; Sat.1st Sept. Sleaford Car Show
Lunchtime Meet 3rd Wednesday of month 12 noon @ The Woodcock, Burton Waters Now suspended for the summer. Meet again Wed September 20th.
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.