The next TR Group meeting is on Thursday 27th August 2015 at the Old Mill, Baginton
Shuttleworth Collection week-end away
A good group of TR’s and an MG met at the Old Mill to leave for the Week-End away trip organised by Will and Val.
Weather was reasonable, so off we set heading for our first stop, a biker’s café just past Towcester on the A5. This was a very busy place, lots of bikes, and a nice cup of tea and breakfast for those still hungry. Nice people there, including the “Curvy Riders” a women’s motorcycle group…. although I’m not too sure if any of our male Coventry TR Group members noticed them..… ;-)
Continued the drive through some lovely countryside before reaching Shuttleworth Air Museum. They had set aside an area for our TR’s to be parked up, so that was nice.
Impressive museum, with a nice café too. They had a Blériot XI, dating from 1909, the world’s oldest airworthy aircraft. The racing aircraft DH88 Comet, which won the MacRobertson air race from England to Australia in 1934, and a Supermarine Spitfire being restored in the Engineering Workshop. They also had a lovely Swiss garden to go round.
Headed off after this to the Premier Inn at Priory Country Park in Bedford. Nice place this, and weather had got warmer too, so nice sitting outside enjoying the sun, the company and the drinks…
Had a meal in the pub next door later, also nice, and then outside again for the paper aeroplane competition organised by Derek. It was fun to see how excited Phil was by the distance his plane flew, and how he got even more excited with each subsequent failure by the rest of us. Surely his plane was going to be unbeatable? Well, Ken was up last, and his plane sailed past Phil’s, and on and on and on…. Poor Phil was inconsolable… J
Ken won a bottle of whiskey, and as is his nature, he didn’t rub his victory in…much… well, maybe a little ;-)
Up bright and breezy for breakfast, and then set off in lovely weather through Bedford to our next port of call. The plan was a nice quick and steady drive through town before hitting the open road, and might have worked if there hadn’t been a ladies marathon going on, with a lot of the city centre closed off, and police directing traffic very slowly through. I think it took about an hour to get through. Not great sitting in heavy traffic, sun shining, and watching the temperature gauges like hawks…
Finally reached the Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne, where Mick and Barry joined up with us. Nice place this. Interesting tour of the museum, and a rest at the Navigation pub.
After this, a few cars decided to take the long route to our next destination, a pub lunch in Fenny Compton. Having left first, they arrived last… Not saying who was at fault, but they couldn’t blame Norman (this time)
Nice lunch and then all headed home. A lovely week-end in the TR’s.
Mick Papworth's visit to Brooklands Report (Some Pictures in the Gallery) Sorry it's late
4.30pm onto a busy slow moving M25 but once onto M40 all moved quite well getting home for 6pm,
Ken Suddick has had a local store use our Logo to be able to add to T-Shirts, Polo Shirts, Sweat Shirts etc and they are selling them at very good prices. Polo Shirt is £10..!!
Check out the photo's in the gallery. New ones added for the Coventry group Christmas Dinner
- Check out Ness Makepeace's report on the Standard Club International Week-end in Bletchley
- Check out the report on the Lubenham Scarecrow Festival the TR Group attended (and the gallery page for pictures)
- Check out the report on the Long Itchington show the TR Group attended
- Check the new pictures on the gallery page, Coventry Museum pictures, and the end of a TR2 era, Dave Gleed says bye bye to his TR2
- Check the Events page for forthcoming events in 2011
- Also, check the Galleries page to see if there are any pictures of you at the various functions over the years, but don't blame the cameraman please.....
- Read Mick Papworth's comments about the National Classic Car Drive Day to Middle Tysoe, on the Items of Interest page.
- Also, Derek & Ness Makepeace's review of their trip to the Triumph Marque Day at Duxford