The Spring Dinner 2018 has been organised by Mike Murray who kindly offered to run the event. The Dinner will be held at the White Waters Hotel, Llangollen. The proposed dates are 6th-7th April 2018. The itinerary will vary depending on the distance one has to travel, however, it is anticipated that there will be a group dinner on the evening of Friday 6th, various visits to local attractions on Saturday 7th April with, possibly, a speaker for our Spring dinner on Saturday evening then leaving at your leisure on Sunday.
The activities in the area are many and varied. For example:-
- Visit to Portmeirion (of the TV series ‘The Prisoner’ fame)
via views of Bala Lake
- Walk across Thomas Telford’s aqueduct, now a UNESCO World Heritage site
- A trip on the Heritage steam train
- A white water rafting trip down the River Dee
- A horse drawn narrow boat ride along the canal
- Play 18 holes at Llangollen Golf Club
- Climb to the top of Castell Dinas Bran, a 12th century hill fort
- Walk across the medieval bridge, one of the Seven Wonders of Wales
- Visit Gales, Wales’ oldest wine bar
- Enjoy the shops and galleries of Llangollen
- Visit Plas Newydd, a National Trust house and gardens
The predicted costs are £99.95 per room (including full cooked breakfast) for Friday 6 April and £105.95 per room for Saturday 7 April. A 3 course group dinner will be £24.85 per person, not including drinks. A detailed menu will follow nearer the time. A segregated parking area has also been arranged.
The details are not yet finalised but an expression of interest would be greatly appreciated. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently, Mike has reserved 10 double rooms with more available but, as with all popular locations, they do get booked up so a speedy response would be appreciated.
The Committee are asking for volunteers to put forward events in their locality. This ensures we get a change of venues and can take advantage of their local knowledge.
We have heard the sad news that Peter Derby’s immaculate 407 has been stolen. Please find below details of the car from Peter.
Reg No GSU 556
Colour Silver (Mercedes Brilliant Silver 744)
Light Blue leather
Rear end of the car replaced with a 408 rear end
Salvage Squad TV programme car.
Modern sound system installed driven from a period Blaupunkt Bremen radio.
As a warning to others, the car was taken on Saturday morning from a locked garage while I was walking my 2 year old granddaughter down to Folkestone beach. This seems to indicate that someone was watching my movements. This is a really low crime area. No car keys were taken. The rods holding a substantial wooden door were broken out of their mounts leaving the lock on but the door open. Do not think it will not happen to you!
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Full report to follow
This is a French website report on the 2015 Schloss Dyck event with a section devoted to the Bristol car display. The slide show of 396 photographs is worth viewing, but for those of an impatient temperament the Bristol cars can be found by fast – forwarding to number 145.
Spencer Lane-Jones Ltd will be holding an Open Day at the Workshop in Warminster on Sunday 19th July 2015 between 1030 am and 3 pm. As well as a mouth-watering selection of thoroughbred and classic cars in attendance, the Workshops will be open for inspection. Engineers will be on hand to illustrate restoration work in progress and to discuss projects. All owners of pre and post war thoroughbred motor cars are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. Members from organisations and clubs currently planning to attend include: Beaulieu Motor Museum, Bristol Owners’ Club, Bristol Owners’ and Drivers’ Association, AC Owners’ Club, Historic BMW Club, Vintage Sports Car Club, Frazer-Nash Club, Aston Martin Owners’ Club, and others.
If you are planning to attend, a short email response would be appreciated. firstname.lastname@example.org
BODA have been invited to attend the RREC Concours at Burghley House in June. A number of Bristol owners have already registered for this fantastic event. This is a really exciting opportunity for the Association and it should be a really enjoyable weekend. Those wishing to attend should submit the attached form and payment to the RREC direct. Can those attending also let Norman Shirlaw know so that he can track numbers. The closing date for entry is 29th May.
If you wish to visit the show rather than take part in it, entry is free of charge.
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