SWTVC BULLETIN NUMBER 9/20 SEPTEMBER 2020

SWTVC BULLETIN NUMBER 9/20 SEPTEMBER 2020

 

The SWTVC Website can be found at www.swtvc.org.uk  

 

Registered address of the SWTVC: 31 Roselea Drive, Milngavie, Glasgow G62 8HE 

Committee:

 

Alan Brown (Chair)                            san.soubeyran@hotmail.co.uk

Sandra Brown (Secretary)                  07951 732611                                                             80 Barfillan Drive, Glasgow G52

  

John Stewart (Treasurer)        01475 520228     07976 264886     44 Harbourside, Kip Village, Inverkip Greenock

PA16 0BF johnstewartatkip@gmail.com

 

Harry Sherry : (Webmaster)        0141 887 5289    07760 475500                hsherry6520@gmail.com

1 Corsebar Avenue, Paisley PA2 9QE

 

 

John Young: (Membership Secretary)            0141 424 1860                                jfyglasgow@gmail.com

139 Terregles Avenue, Pollokshields, Glasgow G41 4DG

 

 

Ronnie Johnston: (Editor)  01555 896633      07766 027500     VITALSPARK379@GMAIL.COM

(NOTE CHANGE OF MY EMAIL ADDRESS)

8 Saibai Park Blackwood, Lanark ML11

 

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

Monthly meetings:  These normally take place on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Kirkhouse Inn at 08.00PM but are suspended meantime.

EDITORIAL:

Here we are, September already, where did summer go? I hope everyone is keeping well in these uncertain times.

Let me begin by congratulating Dave Morgan for organizing our run round the Roseneath Peninsula on 8thAugust.

This was a huge success, helped no doubt by the fine weather Dave managed to arrange for us.

The local press had published details of our outing and we were cheered along the entire route by groups of spectators who had assembled specifically to see us.

We met up at the car park just beyond Helensburgh and began our run by going in convoy back through Helensburgh to avoid disappointing a large group that had gathered at the pier.

Dave had arranged for the burgh Hall at Cove to be made available to us for a comfort break and we stopped there for a half hour to enjoy our packed lunches with appropriate social distancing.

The fine weather showed the Clyde Coast at its best and some of the views were absolutely stunning.

It was very nice to catch up with folks we have not seen for months.

All told, a magnificent day out and thanks again to Dave for doing this for us.

The Committee are conscious that it is now late summer and if we are to organize a Club outing this year it will have to be fairly soon. Harry Sherry has spoken to the owner of Dargarven Mill Café and Museum of Country Life near Kilwinning who would be able to accommodate us in accordance with current precautions.

The café is very attractive and would be a suitable venue.

Having said all that, organizing a Club outing at present is far from simple so we have quite a few hoops to jump through before we can confirm anything.

The meeting arranged by East Ayrshire Car Club at Muirkirk on 29TH August was a great success also blessed with excellent weather. This event caters principally for more recent classics and my little Morris was probably by far the oldest car on display but there were a few cars closer to “our” period including this magnificent Lea Francis.

CANCELLATIONS:

You are probably already aware that the event planned in Millport on 12th September has been cancelled.

Ian Stother tells me our autojumble will not be held this year on account of the virus situation. This is a popular event and attracts fair number of non-members and Ian is anxious that everyone is aware of the cancellation.

Subject to conditions prevailing at the time we MAY be able to hold this sometime early in the coming year.

FBHVC SURVEY:

Just a quick reminder about the FBHVC survey I mentioned last month. The closing date is 12th October so there is still time to send it in.

There are two surveys, one is intended for completion by the clubs themselves and this will be attended to by your Committee, the other is for individual members to complete and can be accessed here: Please take the time to complete it.

https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/2020-enthusiast-survey

AND FINALLY

Be warned: Mr Bodge still walks among us. I can’t quite work out what is the matter with this car but I am willing to bet that tie wraps and perforated strip are not the approved solution.

That’s all folks, take care and keep safe,

Ronnie