Lincolnshire Group – November 2017 Report
End Of Season Run – Sunday 22nd October
Great turn out. Fourteen cars at the start ready for another of Paddy & Ande Malone’s scenic 39 mile Lincolnshire runs. Lots of positive comments and the ford was especially enjoyed. A number of members went straight to the end venue, namely the Robin Hood & Littlejohn pub. Consequently there were thirty seven of us siting down to a cracking Sunday luncheon. Everyone made it safely home but it has to be said Karen Barrett was not amused when her car started overheating and co-driver Ian Bancroft poured in a bottle of her best Sauvignon Blanc!
Our old friends & Ruby owners Ed & Di Davies paid a surprise visit from Gloucestershire. A perfect opportunity to catch up on old times. The quiz itself was a great success. Ten teams of approximately four took part and this year I decided that each round should be a mixed bag of questions. This seemed to go down well and there were not too many shouts of “Too Hard”! There was much hilarity in round six when one of the questions was “ What does a tailor do with his plonker? “At half time the chips were well received and quickly devoured. The winning team with a score of 59 out of a possible 96 was led by our visitors Ed & Di Davies. The winners of the booby prize for lowest score shall remain anonymous. Next month is our annual Xmas dinner at The George .
Holland – Dutch ATDC Rally
The rally is confirmed as being in Stompetoren and I have 10 rooms booked at the Van der Valk Hotel, Akersloot bij Alkmaar. Jody Kaldenberg the Chairman of the Dutch Austin Ten Drivers Club has obtained a special rate of 129.50 euros per night for two people in a double en suite room with breakfast. The plan is to sail overnight Thursday 28th June from Hull, arriving Rotterdam on the Friday morning. The non-motorway journey to Alkmaar is a distance of 92 miles. The ATDC rally is over the weekend but we are booking seven nights in the hotel in order to explore the town of Alkmaar and the surrounding area, sailing home overnight on Friday night 6th July. As well as the modest rally fee the other cost will be the ferry. No group discount available so you will need to book your own crossings, best done a.s.a.p. To date I have 7 couples definitely signed up. If you would like to take part please e mail a.s.a.p. I should also be able to obtain more than ten rooms if required. Please google Alkmaar as there is lots on the web.
Christmas Meal – 7.30 pm Wednesday December 13th
You will be delighted to know that this years silly theme is “Festive Scarves “. Please email for a copy of the menu, £22.95 p.p.
Programme with Current Confirmed Diary Dates
7.30 pm Wed. 13th Dec. Christmas meal at The George
Wed. 10th Jan. AGM. Followed by Pete Jury giving us an update on his electrical products. [ www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com ]
Wed. 14th Feb. Guest Speaker – My Life as a Spy
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 Pub Run
26th August Syston Park Sprint, Nr. Grantham.
I look forward to receiving more event suggestions from the floor at the AGM
Lunchtime Meet 3rd Wednesday of month 12 noon @ The Woodcock, Burton Waters , Lincoln.
Next date 12 noon Wed. 20th December.
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.