SWTVC Bulletin July 2019 Number 15

SWTVC Bulletin July 2019 Number 15

The SWTVC Website can be found at www.swtvc.org.uk and has up-to-date information about meetings.
Registered address of the SWTVC: 31 Roselea Drive, Milngavie, Glasgow G62 8HE


Ronnie Gordon: (Chair & Acting Secretary) 0141 956 2950 07906 042215 Ronnie@Glasgownet.com

31 Roselea Drive, Milngavie, Glasgow G62 8HE

John Stewart (Treasurer) 01475 520228 07976 264886 Johnstewartinverkip@tiscali.co.uk

44 Harbourside, Kip Village, Inverkip Greenock PA16 0BF

Harry Sherry : (Webmaster) 0141 887 5289 07760 475500 hsherry@tinyworld.co.uk
Corsebar Avenue, Paisley PA2 9QEmember

John Young: (Membership Secretary) 0141 424 1860 jfyglasgow@gmail.com
139 Terregles Avenue, Pollokshields, Glasgow G41 4DG

Ian Stother: (Member) 0141 776 5330 07974 946461 Stother@outlook.com
11 Fern Avenue, Lenzie G66 4LE

Ronnie Johnston: (Editor) 01555 896633 07766 027500 sb57nfe@gmail.com

Dave Stewart: (Webmaster) 07539 408986 daavross@tiscali.co.uk

Monthly meetings: These take place on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Kirkhouse Inn at 08.00PM.
All members welcome.

The opinions expressed in this bulletin are not necessarily those of the committee or any of its members.

The summer season is now in full swing with events of one sort or another almost every weekend however, it would be nice if someone would let the weather gods know that summer has arrived.
I took the Roadster to Moffat a couple of weeks ago.
I always enjoy the run down as I can use the old A74 for almost the entire road.
It is almost deserted now and has been kept in good condition.
For the first time I did the road run on the Saturday. A great run past the Talla and Megan reservoirs to St. Mary’s Loch over single track roads and a very challenging hill. I expect most members will have driven this route at some time but, if not, put it on your bucket list.
Glamis this weekend and Dumfries at the end of the month, never a dull moment!


A warm welcome to new members Alan and Sandra Brown.
Alan and Sandra are vintage taxi enthusiasts and have a pre-war Austin and a 1950s Three Door Beardmore. You will have seen both cars if you were at the BBQ at Balloch in May.
I am just old enough to remember the Beardmores in service.


Looking ahead to next year we plan to have the BBQ at Cultybraggan near Comrie.
This was a POW camp during the war and housed prisoners who were regarded as fanatical Nazis and extremely dangerous. It has been preserved much as it was in the forties.

SUMMER RUN & LUNCH on 4th August:

Dave Stewart is arranging the route and lunch. The Club self-judging concours, observation and long distance awards will take place at this event


A suitable date has to be agreed with Dumfries House which is already heavily booked. With such a crowded event calendar it is difficult to set a date that does not clash with something. We think the 8th or 22nd September are most suitable as they avoid the Selkirk event, which, as you probably know, is likely to be the final one.
The cost of the tour and afternoon tea will be met by the Club for members.
When the date is confirmed we will speak to the bus owners to check the availability of one of their vintage coaches. If a bus is unavailable we will have a Club drive to the venue. These buses have a limited capacity and it is probable that some of us would have to drive anyway.


The “two Ronnies” will make a second visit to Crieff Hydro to confirm arrangements such as meeting times, access to rooms, etc. We will then firm up the programme for both Saturday and Sunday and hope to announce this in the next bulletin.


This will take place on Sunday 18th August from the Morris Equestrian Centre.
Entry forms have been issued by e-mail so if you have not received one contact: catherine@threelochsclassic.co.uk


I am grateful to Dan Gardner for these old extracts from motoring magazines of the sixties. Dumping old oil in the ground, with or without gravel is just not on and how safe would that baby be if mum or dad had to brake sharply?

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