EVENTS 2015 Page 1
New Year Day visit to the RNLI Skegness, Peter came in to the station special to open it up and welcomed us all with drinks/ cakes and biscuits, 14 members supported the visit and all gave a generous donation towards the station. 2 members had not been on a tour of the life boat and Peter obliged by showing them around it. When we left the life boat we all enjoyed the obligatory Fish 'n' Chip tea at the Clock restaurant before heading for home. A great day out much better than eating cold Turkey and ancient TV 'has been' films and programmes.
Report From Shirley
Martyn reported the shoot night was again a success, next year Ian Atkinson gets to wear a blindfold, (seriously well done mate) Maddy was the ladies winner, Gary and Mike made up the rest of the line up …. Thanks to Martyn for another good night out
Some pictures from the March Sunday Lunch @ the Fortesque Arms - 22 members and 2 guests enjoyed a fantastic meal, the waitresses worked very hard running up and down the stairs with the food a great aftrenoon out regards Shirley
Some of us went to see the Lifeboat and the new Air Sea Rescue Helicopter on the beach at Skegness, regrettably the Helicopter was a no show, but we saw the lifeboat launched, and after a welcome break for coffee we then saw the lifeboat brought back onto its trailer and back to the lifeboat house, a good show on a cold but dry day Thanks to Peter for the invite. Photos from John Bee
April Sunday Lunch Social Gathering.
A brilliant carvery was enjoyed by 18 members and 2 guests,at the George and Dragon @ Hagworthingham. The very pleasant young girls working that day did an excellent job looking after us all. Regards Shirley
April 11th 2015 2 of our club members went along to Rockingham Race Track to take part in the setting of a Guinness World record for MG's driving round the oval track. The cars had to drive nose to tail leaving one car length in between each other, as you can imagine there was quite a strong smell of overheating clutches at times, after five laps round the track the adjudicator declared the record had been set. A minimum of 100 cars was needed to set the record and 144 cars took part to set the Guinness record. The day finished with a welcome Hog roast. Well worth entering, having a fantastic day out with racing going on all day long including MG races. We also met friends who we have met over the years. The event was organised by the MGOC and Lancaster Insurance, we are now looking forward to receiving our own copy of the Guinness record certificate. The day was really enjoyable with sunny weather after midday when the record was being set.
Siemans Turbines Visit:
Fifteen of us went on a tour of the Siemans Plant/Factory in Lincoln, Cameras were unfortunately not allowed in the actual factory, (trade secrets etc.I presume) however it was a very interesting tour, and members were surprised how clean and quiet the factory floor was, the most noise came from fork lift trucks seemingly zooming about the place. I personally also found very interesting that in Sincil Dike (which runs through the middle of site), where Peter J and I were watching a trout swimming this (the trout) was about 18-20 inches in length. One of our guides explained that during a previous evening tour, people were watching otters ‘playing’ in the dike. The only photo’s allowed were of us their reception area, outside in the sunshine, and also a view from the front entrance. (Photo’s from Shirley)
DRIVE IT DAY 2015
24 members met at Ruskington Garden Centre on a bright and sunny drive it day morning.
Route and plaques distributed, everyone set off for a 47 mile run through the Lincolnshire country side to Bateman's Brewery in Wainfleet. With everyone arriving safely after driving through fords and testing their suspensions on the route,we sat down to a wonderful 2 course carvery lunch.
After this we was taken on an informative tour of the brewery which ended with everyone having a sample of the beer ( which went down very well ).
A brilliant day was had by all who attended.
Brooklands Visit - For The MG Era Day . Some of us visited The Brooklands Motor Museum, for their MG Era Day . We had a great drive round the Mercedes test Track (Happy smiling faces and damn the fuel consumption). Unfortunately Larry missed this event but it did not detract from his happy smiling face, (as normal), I have a had lot of Photographs sent for inclusion, but have had to make a few cutbacks on those which are included, if you did not get all yours in, better luck next time. Personally I felt this was a superb weekend. Feedback from those who went is that everyone enjoyed it.
Another fantastic afternoon out with 19 members and 2 guests attending. A huge thank you go to Ian and Trish for giving us excellent service through out the afternoon. The roast was great as usual with good company.