Editors News Jan 2015
By Mark Tewkesbury – Editor
As another year kicks off it was whilst compiling the Events List that something was brought into perspective, nothing lasts forever! One glaring omission this year of course is Ardingly, gone but not forgotten. OK the last couple of years haven’t been brilliant but it shows that this once highlight of the rally calendar succumbed to the pressures of modern life. Will others go the same way? Looking through the list, there are so many shows on, all clashing for available dates that I would not be surprised if others don’t fall by the wayside too.
Talking of clashing dates, a weekend in August has no less than four possible venues to choose from! One of course is the Foxleigh Barn Get-Together held at the Amberley home of Pete and Lin Vandendyck. As it is the 10th year they have decided to organize it themselves, so if anyone is looking for a relaxing weekend in the Sussex countryside this is it. There are some lovely walks around the area, the chance to meet and chat to new friends, run in that latest project without the pressure of a full blown rally or drag out something temperamental and get it looked at by the resident ‘experts’. There will also be a Bring and Buy Sale to clear space in the shed and a Saturday night barbeque with live folk group… what could be better? Camping is available from the Friday night and extra nights are available should you wish to make a holiday of it, but be quick as space is limited and entry is by form only. So remember Foxleigh Barn, the rally without the hassle of public, 8th & 9th August. See events list for contact details to get your entry form.
We have a good line up of guest speakers for the Spring 2015 Club Nights and a warm welcome awaits you, along with a nice cup of tea or whatever.
Going back to the beginning that nothing lasts forever, I have decided to hang up my pen at the end of this club year. I feel I have made too many mistakes of recent and it is also good to have a change, a new style of presentation, etc. I must of course thank all those that contribute to making this newsletter, without them there would be no content and Andy Thompson has done us proud with fitting in collecting and processing the newsletter so promptly. Due to other commitments this year I won’t be around the rally field much, so third party reports and news will be more important than ever. In short if you have something to say, get it down on paper/computer and send it in, please.
Deadline for the next issue is February 20th.