RO: David Clelland
ARO East: Tim Price
ARO West: Neil Baird
September turned out to be this year’s busiest month. It started with the Bo’ness Revival Hill Climb and Show. This is a unique event in Scotland in as much that it is a competitive event run alongside a static show. As usual it was well attended and a great success. Our monthly meeting, the following Wednesday, was held at Zoldani Auto Salon in Dunfermline where some of the intricacies of detailing were explained. Next came our Autumn Weekend Away to Yorkshire. On the Friday we met at the Porsche Centre, Edinburgh, before heading south to the Beansheaf Hotel at Pickering, where we stayed until the Sunday. I don’t have enough space here to report all that we got up to, but I can assure you that we covered a large part of the county, taking in many of the sights and experiences it had to offer. Next came the Selkirk Show and to be honest there was nothing special about that, except that after many years it’s likely to be the last one. It seems that the organising committee want to retire and there is nobody to take over from them. Let’s hope a solution can be found. This was followed by Tartan Tarmac’s “BIG DAY OOT”. It was the first one they had organised and it was held at Knockhill, featuring lots of cars on display as well as action on the track. The organisers also included “Porsche at the Hill” in this event and along with other Porsche owners we were given a very prominent area for us all to show off our cars.
Since I was one of the few that attended all of the above, I was pleased to have a weekend off before the start of October. We had our normal monthly meeting at Bo’ness Motor Museum and caught up on the business that couldn’t be discussed the previous month. This was followed on the Saturday with a visit to Tesla, Edinburgh. The first thing that we were told was that Tesla was not a motor manufacturer but an energy company and I was amazed at how they saw the future. It certainly changed my idea of it. With regard to the cars themselves the performance and handing of them was outstanding. I can’t wait to see what Porsche comes up with. For a while now I’ve been keen that members help in organising our monthly Runs and I’m pleased to report that John Park responded with an excellent run round the East Neuk of Fife, stopping for lunch at The Tavern, Strathkinness. Sadly this will probably be our last Run of 2019 and I hope we will have many more in 2020.
Now that we are fast approaching the end of the year, our thoughts must turn to TIPEC Scotland’s December Meeting, where the Management Team will automatically stand down and a new team will be elected. I think I can say that 2019 has been a successful one and I would like to thank everyone that has helped and taken part in making it so. On behalf of the current Team TIPEC Scotland (David Clelland, Tim Price, Neil Baird, Andrew McDowell, Nick Marshall and John Davidson), I’d therefore like to wish everyone a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.
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
Regional Sponsors 2019: