February 2022 e-Newsletter

Hi Folks
As I write this we are halfway through the shortest month of the year and despite the cold weather, spring does seem to be glimpsed here and there. For understandable reasons attendances at the RBL haven’t returned to the dizzy heights of pre covid days. We are averaging around 50 members. Glenn is, as normal, providing us with the usual range of high quality speakers. This month our speaker was so enthusiastic that our ace recordist, Tom ran out of ‘tape’ or whatever the digital equivalent is, and we did not secure a U Tube version of the event. No substitute for being there I suppose. Another bonus of attendance is put yourself within reach of a glittering array of raffle prizes overseen by our club President Lyn and hill climbing legend Malcolm.
If you are just posting your renewal form to Lynne, it may take a little longer to process. Also If you haven’t yet renewed, this will unfortunately be your last newsletter. Lynne has passed on to me the completed membership cards for distribution at our RBL club nights. If you would like your membership card posting, then a SAE is required.
For reasons too complicated to go into, the dates of a couple of club events have had to be rescheduled. The changes are given later in the newsletter. Lastly we are looking into the possibility of having a May Ball as a replacement for our cancelled Christmas Dinner. If you would be interested in going, could you let me know please.

As well as our regular report of this months RBL talk, we have articles from two of our regular contributors. From the
New Forest we have David Fisher, and from rural France Toulouse le Plot alias Barry Lockyer formerly of Hedge End. The car show season is not yet upon us, but Ron H has been looking into the future and you may want to put some dates on your calendar or even book your tickets. Details are given later.

November 2021 e-Newsletter

From the Chairmans Desk

Hi Folks

The clocks may have gone back, but as ever TVME goes forward. Most of my activity last month was preparing for our first AGM in two years, and at work, trying to remember the names of the new batch of 1st year students. On the classic car front, the front seats (well really the front drivers seat) are starting to show their age, much like its owner. These are going to be refurbish later this month. So I had to dig out the spanners and remove the seats. They un- bolt from underneath the car, after removing some rather ancient rubber grommets. Once the seats were out, the hardest part was coming up with a temporary drivers seat in order to put the car back in the garage. In the end the base of the rear seat and some wood produced a wobbly platform that I could sit on to get the car under cover again.

For those of you who couldn’t make to the AGM there is a report that outlines the main details. Next month we have our December Quiz to look forward to. Until then drive safely now the darker evenings are with us.

Stay safe driving in these dark evenings.

Editors Blurb

For the first time in 10 years, the ‘Editors Blurb’ has not been written by Peter Morgan. Peter has retired from the committee to spend more time with Hilary and his Sudoku and Crossword puzzles. Not to mention time on the golf course. A tribute to Peter is given in the AGM report. Peter still remains an active member of TVME and we will no doubt see him and Hilary and their MG’s taking a more relaxed role at many of our forthcoming outings. Peter you can leave your pen and notebook at home from now on. As yet we do not have a fulltime replacement for Peter, but fear not the TVME Newsletter will be there in your inbox every month.

This month we have two article written by two of our newer members, Mark Bates and Clive Thompson. Due to a rather extended AGM report you will have to wait until next month to read Peter Morgan’s report of his northern adventures (Sorry Ed)

This is snipped from e-Newsletter No. 133. Please see your e-mails for the full version