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alanrichey last won the day on September 25

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  • Birthday 11/21/1949

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    Francis Alan Richey

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  1. Hi everyone As we hoped September perked up a bit. Of the 22 members whose subscription expired, 15 renewed. We also picked up up a very healthy 12 new members. So overall we went up by 5 to 389. Looking forward to breaking the 400 barrier, hopefully by Xmas. So here are the new members, following the usual format with their forum username and location with their actual first name in brackets if it isn't obvious. daniel reast South East allytek (Allan) Scotland g8spence (Spencer) South West Lockstock2sb2000 (Simon) South West Spanners (Tim) South East lawlessdee (David) South East Roy Greenwood West Midlands Leon Hellyer South West Darren Knowles East England ajoy0000 (Andrew) South East Thomas Lamarque (and Rupert his son) South East I continue to encourage all the Commuinty Users reading this to seriously consider becoming full members. Apart from helping to keep the Club running, the benefits (Insurance discount, Europarts discount, access to the Club stand at shows...) save you more than the cost of membership. Al (Membership Secretary)
  2. Hopefully it will not have escaped everyone’s notice that at the last AGM we failed to get a volunteer to be the Events Secretary. This was primarily seen as too large a responsibility for one person so it was agreed we would change the post to be a team leader with other part-time volunteers. Unfortunately we still don’t have a volunteer to take over. Also you will all have seen that Neil Hammond intends to stand down as Magazine Editor next year after a few years of filling the post. So far no-one has come forward to fill that post either. If these posts remain unfilled then we will lose our quarterly magazine, something that I believe sets us apart from other clubs, and we won’t be able to have an annual Club Meet, or provide subsidised food and drink at other kit car shows. That would be a real shame. To help, I have written some Terms of Reference for all the posts on the Committee as well as the Area Secretaries. This will give you an idea of the duties of these posts and the time required. So please think seriously about helping the Club by volunteering for one of these posts (and get free membership).
  3. When I was thinking of volunteering to be the Club Membership Secretary, I initially did not know what was involved and had to talk to my predecessor. As a result, I thought it might be useful to produce some Terms of Reference for the Club Committee Members and Area Secretaries so that any future volunteers could get an idea of what was involved and the time required. So a copy of the TORs is attached. Hope you find them useful. TERMS OF REFERENCE.pdf
  4. Credit goes to Nigel Duncan for suggesting it
  5. Another good day. Just about 45 min drive for me, first outing of the year for my padded jacket. We all went a bit early in case there was a queue and the small car park was full. Needn't have worried, only one other car beside us Had an extremely good (and free) tour of the RAF Digby museum. It actually lasted for 2:30hrs. The station was one of the sector HQ for 12 Group during World War II (The South of England was 11 Group so they got most of tthe action during the Battle of Britain) so we got to see the actual operations room where it was all controlled. Even though I spent 37 years in the RAF I still found it very informative and interesting. Highly recommended. That probably knocks it on the head for September, so our next meet will be the Corby Glen Sheep Fair on 9th October (https://www.sheepfair.co.uk/). See you there
  6. Time to squeeze another meet in before we meet up at the Corby Glen Sheep Fair (9th October). As promised we will do this one on a Sunday (25th Sept) to cater for the workers Plan is to go to the RAF Digby Museum, just South East of Lincoln (LN4 3LH) and join the conducted tour at 11:00. If any non-East of England wants to join us just let me know. There are no refreshments on site so bring your own lunch (and chair)
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    Nice day out. An absolutely perfect day for driving, sun out, dry and just enough of a chill in the air to bring out the best in our engines. Enough cars turned up to make it interesting while still leaving room to park. We even managed 5 Robin Hoods And the cake was as good as ever.
  8. A nice day out and a decent run for three of us. Just over 100 mile round trip for me, which I find perfect. Airfield was a bit quieter than usual, no sign of the Spitfire we normally see. Summer has definitly gone away though, a bit of a chill in the air.
  9. A bit of a disappointing turnout at the End-of-Season Bash last weekend although all the participants had a good time. But in the East we don't have a season, we operate all year round So, seeing as the weather next week has suddenly come good, we are going to have a picnic at one of our favourite meeting places. Sywell Aerodrome in Nottinghamshire (NN6 0BN). A large free car park, a cafe if you don't want to self-cater, a museum, a static aircraft display and also a nice view of the operations on the airfileld. All welcome, 12:00 on Tuesday 13th Sept, bring a chair, or a rug. And don't forget the GBS Coffee & Cake on Sat 17th, weather lookin OK at this stage.
  10. Unfortunately August wasn't one of our better months. Of the 29 members whose subscription expired, only a disappointing 17 renewed. On the positive side we picked up 8 new members and one who came back after a couple of years away. So overall we dropped by 3 to 384. Let's hope September improves the situation. So here are the new members, following the same format as last month, with their forum username and location area with their actual first name in brackets if it isn't obvious. Freeland (Nigel) North Lincolnshire martmart (Martin) West Midlands Stonky 62 (Steve) South Central Paul Dean West Midlands Anish Vaghela Leicestershire Rallycol (Colin) North West benpkader (Ben) North West Bob D Leicestershire Jj autos (Martin) South East Although I feel I am banging my head against a brick wall, I would again encourage all the Commuinty Users reading this to seriously consider becoming full members. Apart from helping to keep the Club running, the benefits (Insurance discount, Europarts discount, access to the Club stand at shows...) save you more than the cost of membership. Al (Membership Secretary)
  11. Not the best turnout I have had at the show, but a very pleasant day anyway. and our Club area is just about perfect, next to the river. Weather was just lovely, lots of special cars to see, and a final display by the BBMF Lancaster to round it off. Book early for next year
  12. alanrichey

    EOSB 2022

    Can someone remind me exactly where the entrance to the field is located ?
  13. I used these people: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FAUX-LEATHER-VINYL-UPHOLSTERY-LEATHERETTE-FABRIC-MATERIAL-1-METRE-TO-5-METRE-/231853545675?var=&hash=item35fb8c58cb:m:mOurfdvS3dbSH21wU43ZKmA It's not foam backed but I didn't want that on my dash. I needed it on the centre console so I could rest my elbow So I just bought a foam offcut from my local market.
  14. hi, Like Rich as you know I'm only just starting in on my project, can i bring my other "toy" along. A Polaris Slingshot ?IMG_4545.thumb.JPG.f59ff65c8906f8e6db8ec050e78e13a1.JPG

    1. alanrichey


      Only if you are prepared for massive envy 😃

    2. Charlie F

      Charlie F

      i can live with that :)

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