Welcome to the April 2015 issue of TTT 2!
I’m sure I’ve said this before but I always feel that Spring has sprung here in the UK with the start of the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival (horse racing over hurdles and fences for four days – a magnificent spectacle). Unfortunately, it doesn’t feel much like Spring due to the cold weather and most, but not all, T-Types won’t be venturing out just yet.
The first day of March was the date for the Stoneleigh MG Spares event. This was the second year that the event has been a combined MG and Triumph affair. Regrettably, the lessons which should have been learnt from the access problems last year were not. Reports of traffic gridlock waiting to get into the site were frequently heard and it appears that it was even worse than last year.
There were a number of formal complaints to the Show organisers (as there were last year) but these were responded to by means of a standard reply. Brian Rainbow, who shared the stand with me as ‘TA Brian’ put together a detailed appraisal of what went wrong, only to receive the standard reply, which failed to address his carefully crafted points. As an added ‘bonus’ the letter wasn’t even signed!
Notwithstanding all this, it was good to meet so many owners, especially those from overseas; sorry about the difficulties, but the message to the Show organisers is that the learning points which should have been addressed from problems at last year’s Show, were clearly not, and as a result, some visitors have said they will not come again.
Setting up at Stoneleigh; Brian Rainbow is on the left of the TTT 2 banner, Steve James to the right and the editor at the back of the stand.
THE 2015 TTT 2 TOUR – LANCASHIRE LANES AND YORKSHIRE DALES
The Tour organisers are Grant and Barbara Humphreys.
Much activity is going on behind the scenes and Tour participants should by now have received a request for the Tour entrance fee (£30 per car).
An updating report will be given in the June issue of TTT 2.
THE 2016 TTT 2 TOUR – THE FOREST OF DEAN AND THE WYE VALLEY
Bells Hotel (www.bells-hotel.co.uk) Coleford, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, has been booked for the 2016 Tour. The dates are Friday 26th August to Monday 29th August 2016.
The rate negotiated for the Dinner bed and breakfast package is £57 per person per night and the reservation number for bookings is BK07359 – guests to make their own bookings accompanied by a deposit of £25 per person.
There is a supplement of £10 per night for single occupancy of a twin bedded/double room.
The Raglan Suite has been booked for a gala dinner on Saturday night.
Tour organisers are Brian Rainbow and John James.
Modern technology from Frans Sitton.
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Totally T-Type 2 is produced totally on a voluntary basis and is available on the website www.ttypes.org on a totally FREE basis. Its primary purpose is to help T-Type owners through articles of a technical nature and point them in the direction of recommended service and spares suppliers.
Articles are published in good faith but I cannot accept responsibility or legal liability and in respect of contents, liability is expressly disclaimed.