Category: Other

Things Ain’t What They Were

By David Love, Thought this 1974 advert might stir the memories of our more mature members and surprise our younger ones. Look closely at the car (Morris Marina) and you’ll also see it didn’t have door mirrors either. We didn’t worry about what was…

Run To The Sea – September 2015

By Martyn, Graham & Shaun Petry, What a better way to end our school summer holidays than have a run to the seaside. Helen & Nigel had organized a great mystery trip to the sea as one of the motor clubs outings. Setting off…

Run to the Sea – September 2015

By Eric & Linda Ritchie 10am on Sunday morning 6th of September, saw us in our 1960 Austin Healey Sprite on the M74 heading North. Nothing ahead of us on the road, and one car approaching very fast from behind. Mind you when you…

“Sorry George.”

By David Love Health and Safety policies now affect all aspects of our lives and are very contentious. What makes perfect sense to one person can seem senseless to another. Rallying is receiving a lot of Health and Safety attention at the moment; some…

Small Wonders

By David Love No, I’m not going to write about people like our Newsletter Editor although I will say that Helen does a marvellous job with the limited contributions she receives I’m sure her compact dimensions have nothing to do with it. I have…

“The Death of Forest Rallying!”

By David Love Maybe I’m being a little melodramatic or alarmist as it hasn’t happened yet but the death of forest rallying might be closer than we think. We have to accept that rallying, as we have known it, is now dead. Due to…

Ramblings….

By David Love Well, I’m back to ramble on a bit more and it’s all Helen’s fault! When I told her at the club night that I was hoping to write some rubbish for the newsletter she actually looked pleased, that’s when I realised…

My First 25 Years Of Rallying

By David Coleman I thought I would put finger to keyboard and share some memories with you on my motorsport life so far….. I started my love of Rallying in 1985 standing on my old school bridge that crossed Wigton rd in Carlisle and…

Test On The Rest

By Eric Ritchie Sometimes, life is just so difficult that it is hard to come to terms with the trauma and stress of it all………………….. !!! Such was the weekend I spent on Scotland’s iconic hill climb the ‘Rest and be Thankful’. This fantastic…

Tyred Topics Thanks

Just a very quick thank you to all of you who submitted items for the newsletter in 2013. Without you, there wouldn’t be a newsletter at all. The website wouldn’t be half as interesting without your input of photos, videos, etc. too. As always,…

RAC Thanks

Thank you to everyone who turned out to help marshal on the Roger Albert Clark rally.  Another top class effort by all, making a great job of running the Florida stage aswell as the End of leg service halt on Saturday Night and the…

The 4th European Austin Healey Tour – Part 2

By Linda & Eric Ritchie Because of our mechanical problems we had long since abandoned the official route and travelled to Inverary Castle for afternoon tea. A visit to my old friend Peter Semple who owns the Renault garage in the village brought back…