Month: May 2018

May 2018 Events Roundup

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May 2018

Again we were let down by our usual venue for our monthly meeting on 3rd May, but thanks to Alan Foreman’s hard work, we met at Asador Sierra  Enmedio, Los Norias, for an excellent meeting with over 40 members, plus guests.

The Brunch Meeting on 9th was very well supported with 14 folks arriving at Bar La Union for breakfast/ brunch and chat. It was well received and flushed with success; another will be arranged in a month or so. Many thanks to Gary and Sue (members and owners) at Bar La Union for their warm welcome.

Of course the big event this month was the Three Day Outing arranged by David and Sue Fox on 16-18th. This takes a lot of time and effort, not to mention stress before and during. So, it was good to see the event was well supported and all had a good time.

It was back to Bar Laguna, Vera Playa, for this month’s 950 Club meeting. Recent changes to street layouts and paths meant no parking outside the bar; rather, a car park around the corner had been allocated for our use. The organisers felt it was far from ideal, but made the best of it. Around 20 cars pitched up, some unseen before.

See you next month.

Paul Gough

Change of Venue

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​Please note:

​ The next club meeting will be held at Bar La Union in La Alfoquia and not our usual venue of Hotel Overa.

The meeting will be on 7th June starting at 3.00pm as usual.

For more details please contact any committee member.

Cartagena with Clasicos Mazarron

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We’d heard about the ‘Asociacion de Vehiculos Clasicos Mazarron’  car show in Cartagena from Andy Coomb in the ‘Sports and Classic car group Mazarron’. Andy had invited me and Julie to join them if we we’re free.
 
It was an early start, up at 07:00am to give the 3000GT another quick wipe over. Thankfully we woke to blue skies and the strong winds from the night before had abated. We set off at 08:45am to meeting up with several of their members in Campasol at 09:30am as agreed.  We were the first to arrive, I must have been a bit heavy with my right foot, but with the clear early Sunday morning roads, it was a pleasure to allow the 3000GT to stretch her legs a bit.
 
Over the next 15Mins the others all started to arrive, our car was given the ‘once-over’ by the members and some light hearted banter showed she met with their approval. Then, very kindly they suggested we all took the country road to Cartagena so we didn’t have to drive all the way back to the motorway again.
 
So in convoy off we all went and arrived at the port around 10:20am, when to our surprise the organisers invited us to add our cars to their show! The marshals showed each of us where they would like our cars parked. 
 
There must have been 150+ show cars there and the place was packed with visitors who has come to see the wide variety of cars on display. We were asked to register are cars on the forms provided, we we’re then given tickets for free food and drink as a thank you for coming with our cars, along with free club pens and the traditions bag of tomatoes.
 
The show started to wind down around 13:00 and each of us left when we were ready, we left around 13:30 and headed back to Campasol, where the rest of the members were waiting in a bar for us. After food and drinks, we headed home around 16:00. A wonderful day out with our new car and was made very welcome by both clubs.
 
(Album of photos can be see/shared from here) –  www.Facebook.com/groups/britabroad/

 

 Andy & Julie

April 2018 Events Roundup

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April 2018

We welcomed two new members again this month: Gary Bowen and Steve Rolls. Each month we grow stronger! We also welcomed back our VP Chas after time away due to family commitments. He did an admirable job of chairing a noisy and entertaining meeting. The usual shambles surrounded my quiz efforts at the end of the meeting. Andy and Sue won with full marks. A first for one of the clubs quizzes, I think.

Thirty three members and fifteen cars turned up on Thursday 19th for the run organised by Alan and Margaret Foreman. Starting off from Bar Las Vegas in Huercal we followed a winding path to Bar Las Vegas (no, it’s not a typo) at Velez Rubio,then onto Los Lucas for lunch at Puertocico.

Thanks to Alan and Margaret.

And so to the 950 Club meeting, which was held this month at Bar Kalevala, because, it seems they are creating a cycle path opposite Bar Laguna. Perhaps this will cause a problem for parking in the future. A bit inconsiderate since cyclists pay no road tax (only my opinion of course!). Anyway, a good turn out with many club members in attendance, including two cars seen for the first time: Andy and Julie’s Mitsubshi and Richard and Michelle’s Vitesse.

See you next month.

Paul Gough