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October 2018 Events Roundup

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It was a noisy and almost rowdy meeting on 4th, with lots of laughter  and banter from the 26 odd folks present. We welcomed guest, Reg Hardman, who I think was ambushed before he could leave without joining. There was a little talk by me about various silver  spray paint paints and comparisons of finish followed by a great quiz by Barry Dennis, which caused lots of amusement. Alan and Margaret Foreman agreed to take on the onerous job of presenting the next quiz.

Wednesday 10th saw nearly 30 members and guests turn up at Mi Casa, Antas, for the start of this month’s run to La Cinta for lunch at the Castle, via Sorbas for a coffee at Mi Casa. All went well with no dramas, much to relief of  Alan and Brenda Marley I’m sure, since it was their first run organised for the club. Well done both!

The 950 Club meeting was held this month on 28th at Amigos Bowling, Arboleas. It was the first I had been to the meeting at this venue and I thought how good it was. There was a good spread of cars in terms of both age and make. Malcolm and Jean’s newly acquired Jag XJS made its first show appearance and very nice it is too.

See you next month.

Paul Gough

September 2018 Events Roundup

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September 2018

Our meeting on 6th was attended by 23 folks, not bad considering the heat. We heard about forthcoming events, among other things, and had a little talk by me about rubber fuel line and breather hose failures and sources for good quality replacements. Steve and Amanda presented their first quiz and a fine effort it was too! Well done both.

A disappointing turn out for the run on 20th (organised by David and Sue) was more than compensated by the enthusiasm of the 13 folks taking part.

On 21st, we had our first Club Film Night, which featured two Castrol rally films from the 60s. They went down very well with those attending as did the fish and chip supper afterwards. Thanks to John Cooper and friends for helping make the numbers up.

And finally to the 950 Club meeting, which returned to its usual venue at Bar Laguna. A good turnout with no less the 29 cars (6 of those from our club) which spanned everything from a Rolls Royce to a Citroen 2CV and a Lada 4×4 (mine). A good morning spent chatting.

See you next month

Paul Gough

August 2018 Events Roundup

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August 2018 

Just a quick round up this month as I didn’t make the events. Club meeting on the 2nd – good turn out with 28 members and 2 guests.

BBQ on the 16th – some members and many guests, total 34. 

950 Club – 26th – a few members turned out in the heat. 

That’s it, whizzo, see you next month. 

Paul Gough

July 2018 Events Roundup

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July 2018

On 5th July we held the club meeting at what is to be our new permanent venue: Hotel Rural Miguel Rosi, where we enjoyed a pleasant room, well laid out and with refreshments included. The venue was well received and members voted to return as a norm. Following the usual ‘Parish Notices’ and reports we were introduced to an inexpensive de-greasing product, called “Bang”, obtainable from most Chinese stores, followed by a quiz, courtesy of Dickie and Maria.

The second Breakfast Club meeting was held at Bar La Union on the 11th with five members coming along.

On 28th, it was the Grand BBQ held by President and Secretary, David and Sue Fox, at their home in Velez Rubio. It was a ‘hot one’, both in terms of temperature and enjoyment; and was a great success. Thanks to all that came along and to David and Sue for their efforts.

A change of venue this month for the 950 Club to the newly opened Harley’s Bar, near Arboleas. It was a hot day but we had three cars from the club on show.

See you next month

Paul Gough

Motorbikes

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One of our members has seen the light.  He has got himself a classic car and has decided to sell his two motorbikes.

He has a 2012 Triumph Boniville and a 1973 Honda CB 175 for sale.  Full details can be found on our For Sale & Wanted page under Miscellaneous.

Ray

June 2018 Events Roundup

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June 2018 Events Roundup

The club meeting this month moved to Bar La Union, where we were hosted by club members, Gary and Sue and their staff. It was a really busy and noisy affair with an excellent quiz prepared by Ken and Sue, who are currently in UK. After the meeting many stayed for dinner, so a full and enjoyable afternoon.

Saturday 16th saw eleven cars displayed at the craft fair near Velez Rubio. After the morning at the fair, members returned to Peter and Karen’s residence for a wonderful buffet lunch, over-looking the countryside at Bancalejo. Peter and Karen also recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary and so members were quick to toast them and wish them another 40 years together!

This month’s run out (21st) was organised by David Manning and it was a spectacular trip through the country side from the starting point, just outside Lubrin, through Uleila del Campo and Albanchez, finishing at Bar La Union in La Alfoquia, for lunch. Thanks to David and the twenty members and guests who supported the event.

And finally for this month, a favourite in my diary: the 950 Club meeting at Bar Laguna where as usual, our club gave good support.

See you next month

Paul Gough

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