Welcome To 2012
Welcome to our club website where we will keep you up to date with our trips and outings. We are a friendly bunch and although some of us may have anoraks it doesn't mean we act that way. We like to see new and more established members attend our meetings which are just an excuse for a social gathering and we do not bite.
Any Triumph car owner is welcome and we have a good selection between us and can be seen on the members car pages. We have members from Cumbria, The North East and Southern Scotland and any one can come and join us on our trips and days out. For full details of joining TSSC UK please visit Triumph Sports Six Club website or e mail Roy or Trevor who will be only too happy to help. I can also be contacted by telephone on 07773153405.
The club is whatever our members want it to be and we always have a friendly welcome and any new ideas for jaunts off, trips or shows to visit are most welcome.
16 Members attended the Area AGM held at the Farmers Arms, 25th Nov. I was elected AO for another year. Thanks to all the members that have supported me this year which has been difficult for all of us with the continual bad weather. 2013 can only get better. I am conscious of the fact that most of the winter meetings are quite along way from the Carlisle area and for the new members I thought it timely to give some reasons for this. The Cumbria area is large and not so easily navigable, especially through the middle during the winter months. This is one of the reasons why we as an area donít have a regular meeting place. I have tried moving the venues about. October meet was at Boot, east of the county. Novemberís, was at Greenodd, South of the county. Decemberís, Windermere west of the county and January will be the Sportsmanís Inn near Penrith, north of the county. One of the biggest problems that we have is trying to find a venue where we can meet and have a discussion in private with good reasonable priced food with a separate room for free, which is large enough for an average of 16 members. If anyone can suggest a venue that fits this criteria then please let me know and something can be arranged.
There are a number of members from the area who have expressed an interest in going to the Spa classic. This will be held on 24-26 May 2013. I am prepared to block book all of us as I have done in the past for the Le Mans classic. The bookings will open in the New Year and if there is anyone who wishes to go, or wants anymore information, and you have not told me please let me know ASAP. Check out the advert in the back of last monthís courier. At the time of writing this there are no costs available but I am told that it is cheaper than the Le Mans trip. The ferry cost from Hull is about £240.
Some car and update news: The insurance company have finally agreed that Alickís car is a GT6 convertible and is now under going the repairs. Hopefully we should see that back on the road in time for the Fell Run. Phil has sold his Bond to another member in Scotland and Sue can now get her car on the drive. I bought the rolling Mk3 Spit chassis that was on eBay for a very good price. Managed to bend my Spit chassis somehow during 2012. I now have a garage full of parts again as I am going to fit two new floor pans while I have the body off. Ray has sorted his leaking water pump on his Dolomite and is back on the road. Nigel is replacing his Spitfire door and is thinking about spraying the whole car.
A warm welcome to the area to three new members who joined in October, William Smith, Herbert Hatley and Nigel Entwistle. Hope to see you during 2013.
January meeting: Sunday 27th Jan, 12 noon. The Sportsmanís Inn near Penrith. It is just off the A66. Travelling from Penrith it is on the Right before you get to the Troutbeck turnoff. Post Code CA110SG. Items for discussion at this meeting will be the finalizing of the years events. Nothing is pencilled in for Februaryís meeting, we are looking for suggestions.
The last Sunday meeting will be held on 24th Feb as the season gets underway with our annual Fell Run, Sunday March 24th. Details can be found on the advert in this Courier. I received a good response to my request for what cars members own. This is to help the register secretaries to build a data of numbers of car models owned within the club. If you can let me know what you own it would help the club in general.
Happy New Year.
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