Saturday 29th June 2014
We were honoured to have been invited by C.V.V.S and the Par Community Association to take part in a display of classic cars and then join a cavalcade to drive through The Pinnock Tunnel to Fowey Docks. This is the longest tunnel in Cornwall and whilst now a private road, is open on but a few days annually to raise funds foe Charity and the local Community Association. Although rain was forecast, they couldn’t have got it more wrong as we sweltered under the glorious Cornish sun. The drive through the tunnel was an experience not to have been missed and turned out not to have been as wet as the doom mongers predicted.
Sunday 6th July 2014
Cornwall Flying Club at Bodmin Airfield, Cardinham, held a ‘Wings & Wheels’ event, which turned out to be a well attended gathering, in spite of the few short, sharp showers. A very fine assortment of classic cars and motorcycles, many that we haven’t seen at shows before were in attendance. There was also the opportunity to take to the air in one of a number of light aircraft, an opportunity I couldn’t resist! In glorious sunshine, the flight over the Camel Estuary to Padstow and Rock and back over Wadebridge and The Royal Showground was exceptional - such a pity the countryside is being destroyed by wind turbines and solar panels.
Sunday 13th July 2014
Our Monthly Breakfast/Brunch at Trevaskis Farm Restaurant attracted eleven MGs and thirteen members feasting on Trevaskis breakfasts. We were joined by new members Mark and Nina with their ‘new born’ MG3, a stunning new MG assembled in Longbridge, and at the price, sure to become a sure-fire winner. After our meal, we headed off in convoy along the A30 to the K.O.V.C. Classic and Vintage Rally at Penhallow, where our club cars made a very impressive display with the MG3 attracting a lot of interest from visitors to the show. This new MG may not have the distinction of having come through the gates of Abingdon, but it lives up to the MG tradition and continues to ‘maintain the breed’.
Saturday 21st June 2014
Helston held its second Mid-Summer Street Party on a glorious day in the centre of this historic Town. Meneage Street was sealed off to traffic and we were able to display eight MGs in what turned out to be a poorly attended event. In fairness, for once, the weather was against us for all the wrong reasons! We retired to the Pub to enjoy the local ales.
Sunday 16th March 2014
Tregenna Castle is usually the first event in the event calendar and held around the end of March it is 50-50 as to the weather being favourable or not! Organised by the Crash Box Club and held in the grounds of the imposing Tregenna Castle Hotel overlooking St Ives Bay, this event always attracts a varied collection of classic cars. As a club, we usually depart around Lunchtime and head along the B3306 coast road towards Zennor or St Just. This year we chose The Kings Arms in The Square in St Just and were served with an excellent meal. Our return trip took us into Penzance while overlooking Mounts Bay. A great day out if a little overcast.
Sunday 27th April 2014
Drive It Day, an annual celebration of historic and classic cars, saw us invited to Classic Air Force at St Mawgan near Newquay. We assembled at Fraddon for a convoy to Hanger 404 and were joined by a Morris 1300, who just happened to be driving around in the glorious sunshine, saw us gathering opposite Kingsley Village and asked to tag along. Although the assembly of cars was predominantly Austin Severns (they did organise the event after all!), We were able to assemble eleven MGs and were soon to be joined with a number of similar cars from Taw & Torridge MGOC to further fill the car park in front of the Hanger.