Looks like I spoke too soon as regards the better weather arriving soon! In the meantime 2.5 engine builds continue now that the custom cams have arrived and at least one should be going back in with the appropriate carbs, manifolds, uprated radiator and associated goodies to suit very soon.
A few of our hardier regulars have already been in with their cars for pre-season commissioning work, any upgrades required and issues remaining from last year to be resolved and with more wintry showers threatened for Easter it really is beginning to feel like Spring has arrived………………..
In other news, Dale went along to the Practical Classics Restoration Show over the March 24th/25th weekend and spent much of the time helping refit Charlie Deards 2500S estate on the Club Triumph stand. The car had just been repainted by a local technical college and needed all of its brightwork and trim putting back on. The CT Events and Shows Team were perfectly happy to help out but didn’t show too much enthusiasm when it came to drilling out old, filled-over rivets, wielding a small hammer to tap the mandrels through plastic moulding clips or a rubber mallet to knock the odd piece of chrome fully home so close to all that nice shiny new paint – I wonder why?
While there Dale accompanied CT’s Competitions Secretary and Ten Countries Run organiser Ellis Stokes to the prestigious National Car Club Awards dinner where CT was nominated in the category of Outstanding Car Club Event – Run, Rally or Tour for the 10CR. After a sumptuous dinner and a few sherbets they were duly called up on stage to receive the award from Classic Car Weekly Editor David Simister and TV’s Mike Brewer on behalf of the Club – CT had won!