Chairman’s Thoughts – Blue Streak Targa Thanks.

By George Rutherford,

Hi folks,

There really is only one main subject this month and that is the Blue Streak Targa. From an idea brought by filming last year’s Doonhamer to this month’s event all seems surreal but it happened and was a great success.   I had forgotten quite what a lot of work goes into a bigger event so here goes with some thanks.

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Firstly all the Landowners who gave us some great tests together with Brampton Town Council for a great start venue. Jon Stynes Design for their sponsorship I didn’t really appreciate the great variety of work they are more than capable of and I would urge all members to avail themselves of their services – asking costs nothing and I know they would be pleased to help.

Then we have the Officials: Ian Robinson Clark of the Course designed a terrific route, road and test books to the highest standard and arranged most of the tests and basically spent the week prior to the event working fine tuning everything to the most professional standard.

Barry Lindsay the Chief Marshall put everything into organising sufficient marshals for the tests and without all the marshals the event couldn’t run and we will be eternally grateful to them for turning out and it was great to see that most seem to enjoy their day’s sport.   Barry’s reward was the pleasure of running opening car and set some very competitive times

Mark Taylor with help from Richard Thomson did a fine job with results

Helen Gibbon and myself attended to the administration side of the event with Helen doing a great job at signing on and helping with the layout of the programme and signing on packs.   A large amount of my work falls after the event dealing with returns to the

MSA and Reis, email results etc and paying some of the urgent bills the remainder falls on our treasurer, Eric Ritchie, who unfortunately was away on holiday but sorted out the Howard Arms as our HQ.

Finally a big thanks to all our test sponsors who featured in our programme and to Jim McDowell our Scrutineer!

The weather was very kind to us and the great variety of cars competing made for some great nostalgia for me personally the little blue Imp featured on the cover was the car of the event having had the first one registered in Carlisle back in 63 it brought back great memories of how wondrous they were.

Hope I haven’t forgotten to thank anyone?!