RO: David Clelland
ARO East: Tim Price
ARO West: Neil Baird
It’s hard to believe that we are now past mid-summer – maybe it’s because the weather has been so poor. Although, in Scotland I think we’ve been lucky in missing the rain that the south of the country has been getting in biblical proportions. So far, the only Show that has been sunny is Bridge of Allan. Weather forecasts for Thirlestane Castle and Errol Shows weren’t particularly good but in the end, while overcast, it remained reasonably dry. Next ones at the time of writing are Moffat and Glamis Castle so fingers crossed.
Our Run in May, took us round the Trossachs and up to Bridge of Orchy for lunch. On the way home we cut over Glen Aray from Loch Awe to Inveray and round the end of Loch Fyne, down the Rest and be Thankful at Glen Crow to Arrochar and along the side of Loch Long before going over the hill to Loch Lomond where we went our own ways home. Again the weather played a part in this outing. Weather forecast wasn’t good and as a result numbers were down on the usual. Although we only experienced the odd shower, the worst of which occurred while we were eating lunch. The Run in June to Portpatrick unfortunately had to be cancelled. When put in the calendar it wasn’t realised that this Sunday was Father’s Day. This presented a problem with organising a lunch venue and many regulars had other commitments, so it was felt that in the circumstances we postpone our trip to this area for another time.
The Porsche Centre in Perth has been in operation for just over a year now and during this time TIPEC Scotland has attended their opening and been invited to the launch of new models as well as other events. We have also received hospitality and been allowed to meet at their premises for both our Invershin weekends. At our June Meeting we were therefore pleased to welcome Paul Smith, one of their managers, who gave us a short talk on what the Centre could offer and assured us of their support on all things Porsche in the future. He also brought along a lovely new Boxster that we could all drool over.
TIPEC Scotland currently has 125 members of which we normally get about 30 at our monthly meetings. It’s appreciated that distance and other commitments preclude more people coming to these meetings. During the summer we attend Classic Car Shows all over the country and I’m pleased to say that this allows even more members to join in. Runs and weekend away are now being organised and hopefully this will encourage those in the far flung corners of the country to participate. Email is our main way of communicating with all our members. However, when a group email is sent out, it’s clear that many are not being delivered. Text messages have even been tried to reach these members. So, if you haven’t been receiving emails please contact the Management Team at email@example.com and your details will be updated.
Some pictures of events already taken place in 2019 –
Full event details will be shown on our online calendar which can be accessed by anyone. This can be seen at https://tinyurl.com/y9qodad2 Please note that you don’t need to download or log onto anything to view the calendar.
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Bo’ness Motor Museum, Bridgeness Road, Bo’ness, EH51 9JR in the upstairs 007 Bar, 19.30hrs for a 20.00hrs start. www.motor-museum.bo-ness.org.uk
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