EVENTS 2015 Page 2
A GLIDING EXPERIENCE July 18th
After arriving at Buckminster Gliding club we all congregated in the club house for tea/coffee and had a short briefing before we ventured onto the air field to start our day. The weather was kind to us and all the people who had put their names down for gliding were getting rather nervous. By the end of the day all the nerves had disappeared and a good day was had by all. A big thank you goes to Ang and her helpers for putting on an excellent meal afterwards, it was well worth waiting for.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Dave and Ang for organising such an excellent day which was enjoyed by everyone who attended. Report From John Bee
THE YORKSHIRE PUDDING RUN
A number of members went to Ilkley for the Leeds MG & Classic Car Club run, and it was one of our members’s birthday as well, it was a good weekend and we saw old friends as well, (Ian and Charmayne) the weather was not the best but a good time was had by all, especially Jeff, who had, we know had a good time, birthday cake and all. Thanks to Charles Lister and all at Leeds who made this a very good weekend.
THE EAST KIRKBY AIR SHOW
We had a club stand at East Kirkby for their annual air show, the weather was kind, and as usual the show was very good, with a Sptfire, Hurricane, and the on;y airworthy Blenheim and a Mustang, Just Jane made taxy runs, and a good time was had by all.
THE BOSTON CLASSIC CAR SHOW.
We had our annual stand at this local event, which with over 500 cars was well attended. The weather was even better than the forecast, and, with a flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire as well, everyone had a good time. The day was made extra special when it was announced that we had won a prize as best club stand at the show.Also one of our members gained third place in the club’s own concours show, being invited after winning last year
THE CLUB ANNUAL BBQ
We had our annual BBQ at Martyn and Maddy’s , the weather was kind and everyone enjoyed themselves. The food was good, and the company great, to end the day. John Bee arrived later - he had won 1st prize with his car at a local show - The show report has been added here as the pictures came with the BBQ ones, also some of our members can be seen at the BBQ admiring the winning car…
THE 9TH IMP RUN
Our 9th Imp Run on 13 September was another great success. Around 50 cars, including some welcome non-marque visitors, enjoyed a 65 mile trip in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, starting at Woodland Waters near Ancaster (fabulous bacon & sausage butties) to Papplewick Pumping Station near Mansfield – well worth a visit to see the Victorian steam pump, the magnificent wrought ironwork,boilers and the impressive underground reservoir.
No one fell by the wayside on the trip, which as usual included options to stop at garden centres, pubs and viewpoints. An excellent day, well planned managed and marshalled by the Run Committee.
Join us next year for our 10th not to be missed Imp Run.
DODDINGTON HALL CONCOURS SHOW REPORT
One of our members was invited to show his car at the Doddington Hall Concours Show. The day started very bright and dry which was good as there had been a lot of polishing going on. The judges came round and went over the cars with fine tooth combs,every nook and cranny was scrutinized. After all the judges marks were in everyone was called over to the marquee for the prize giving. Everbody stood there in anticipation,3rd place was announced, then 2nd no prize. Then came 1st - the announcer said John Bee RGF 666L he stood there in disbelief. It then dawned that it was him so he went up to receive his rosette along with an invitation to join the club at their annual dinner to collect his award. A very good day all round.
STAMFORD SHOW 30th August Some of our members went to the Stamford Show, this was a good show by all accounts, but was spoilt by the weather after lunch, - causing many to leave early. photos from Dave B
MG CRICKET ST THOMAS 2015
A group of members joined the MG Inter-Regional Cricket St Thomas Weekend where we met old friends, and made a few new ones, we had a weekend full of fun and games. Kevin had a not very good weekend though as his B engine gave up the ghost and he had to have the car relayed home (he however returned). A visit to the Haynes Motor Museum is recommended. We entered the car fancy dress competition on the Sunday, and against stiff competition - WON!!!
Who says you can’t get a lot in the boot of an F!!
LINCOLNSHIRE POPPY APPEAL LAUNCH
A group of us went to what is becoming for us an annual event, the Lincolnshire Poppy Appeal Launch this held at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre.. The day started out overcast and during the ceremony in the hanger, outside the heavens opened. As the weather was so inclement, we missed the chance of photographs with ‘Just Jayne’ the Lancaster, so the day turned into a bit of a ‘washout’.
Photo’s from John D
The Christmas Dinner
We had our annual Christmas dinner at the Wyndham Gardens Hotel, this was for us a change not only in venue, but a first in that it was a ‘Party in a Party’ some felt beforehand that it would be too noisy, but the music was not too loud, and along with most we retired to an adjacent lounge, those of us who were feeling energetic had their fling on the dance floor, the more staid of us simply enjoyed a relaxing evening sat around in the lounge talking among ourselves. The photos are all I have received so far - so if anyone has any to add please let me have them.
Please note the pictures are no particular order whatever