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Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Norfolk Area Treasure Hunt and Euston Rural Pastimes

Sunday 27th was our annual Treasure Hunt which clashed with an insignificant sporting event, thus reducing the numbers attending. Speaking to owners of Triumphs at our last few events we expected to see around 30 Triumphs, but Englands pathetic display reduced the field. Those who did not turn up missed a glorious day, best weather of the year so far.
14 cars left Caistor Hall Hotel, on a circuitious tour of the Broadland area, searcing out clues around some lovely interesting villages.
Line up at Caistor Hall

Having organised the Hunt, and not being able to participate I stood at a crucial junction, on the correct route from Hickling to the Coast for nearly one and half hours in the boiling sun and saw only Dave and Vi, who I thought would win with their experience in Holland, HCR, etc, and the car below who where the only ones to come from the right direction.

This convoy of Stags took the long route round.

This Stag being the eventual winner.

David and Julie Aspinall with son Buster coming home in 2nd place.

The finish was at The Lighthouse Inn at Walcott on the North Norfolk Coast they allowed use of the Gardens for parking the cars and use of a marquee for some well deserved shade, and the game was also screened. Best sight for me was a 30ish, tattooed, England shirted bloke who came out crying when the 3rd goal went in, kicked a bin, and hurt his foot.
Ted and Christina, not last or lost for once!
Nice line up at the finish, with Stags prominent.
With entrance fees, contributions, and a raffle we raised £250 for East Anglia Air Ambulance, so thanks to all who attended.

Euston Rural Pastimes.

A small group of Norfolk members went along to Euston Hall for the Rural pastimes event a few weeks ago, I must admit to not looking forward to sitting in a field of cars, but this show was massive, with masses to do for both the Ladies and the Gents. Plenty of stalls, crafts, 2 show rings which demonstrated country orientated stuff, along with steam power, tractors, cars. commercials, etc. So good we managed to lose the Ladies for hours!
Keith provides these photos.

Steam power.

Interesting Bristol

Think this is one of his dream cars?
Or this?

Alans Stag.

Will definately add this to next years events.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Norwich Classic vehicle Club Show

At this time of the year the shows come thick and fast, on Sunday, 5th June, Gill and I took both cars along to the Norwich Classic Vehicle Club Classic Car show. Weather was poor, cloudy and dull in morning, a few showers, the odd minute of sun, then a thunderstorm on way home, forcing me to dive under a tree to put the hood up.
Quite a few Triumphs around, both from CT Norfolk area and Norwich Classic Vehicle Club.
I foolishly took along my DHC, even after having confirmed the head gasket is on its way out with a gas test, was only about 20 miles to the show and I had not used it for work during the week, so thought what the hell, did not have any overheating on temp gauge, but definately used some water, coming through Norwich on the way home I had the fan on overide just in case. It goes in to Anglian Triumph for Head gasket and skim next week.
A few pictures of show, Triumph biased.

Our 2 sevens on show.
More cars, Nissan Figaros crept in again. There was a Best in car award to 4 places, 3 places picked by entrants, and one by organisers, I was surprised that 2 Marinas won awards!, one in this picture.

Few more Triumphs.

Nice early Spitfire.

Car of the Show for me was this Stanley Steam Car, I admire the dedication to a) restore something like this, b) drive in modern traffic.