RO: David Clelland
ARO East: Tim Price
ARO West: Neil Baird
With a bit of luck the winter weather will soon be behind us (it’s snowing as I write this) and we can look forward to drier and warmer days. This will allow many of us, who store our cars when the roads are covered in salt, to get them ready for the forthcoming season. Hopefully there will be no problems for those going on our Weekend Away to Inveraray at the start of April.
While there were no car related events during the first two months of the year, we had our regular Meeting in February and a Burns Supper in January followed by a Sunday Lunch in February. The Burns Supper was held at the Railbridge Bistro at South Queensferry on 29th January and was well attended. It was a very informal affair. No kilts on show. Although, Brian Hutchison, who organised the event, sported a stylish pair of tartan trews. While we call it a Burns Supper there is no poetry or singing. It is just an excuse to eat traditional Scottish fayre in good company. As far as I could see there were many clean plates and no complaints. Our Sunday Lunch in February was held on Sunday the 16th at Louis Brown’s in Dalgety Bay. Again this was very well attended, although Storm Denis did stop one or two people joining us due to high winds and flooded roads. The food as usual was up to a high standard and it allowed us to chat with many friends that we had not seen for a while and relax in a nice environment. Thanks to Nick Marshall for organising it.
There was no Meeting in January due to the Christmas and New Year holidays, so our first monthly Meeting of the year was at the beginning of February. It was here that the Management Team reported to those present what was planned for 2020. Earlier in the meeting Neil Baird talked members through the annual survey results. We continue to see positive feedback and as always the Team will use this information in the planning of future events. Monthly Runs and attending Classic Car Shows were high on the list. Organising trips abroad was also discussed and if enough people are interested then possibly something can be arranged for next year.
Links to Doodle Polls for the various Shows have been emailed to all Scottish members. You should note that all the organisers are keen to have a quick reply. So, if you haven’t already added your name to the lists, do so now to avoid disappointment.
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4th March, 2020 (Wednesday) – Club Night at Bo’ness Motor Museum
15th March, 2020 – Start of Season Run
1st April, 2020 (Wednesday) – Club Night at Bo’ness Motor Museum
3rd – 5th April, 2020 – Spring Weekend Away
19th April, 2020 – Monthly Run
6th May, 2020 (Wednesday) – Club Night at Bo’ness Motor Museum
10th May, 2020 – Bridge of Allan Show
17th May, 2020 – Porsche in the Glen
31st May, 2020 – Club’s BBQ at Bo’ness Motor Museum
7th June, 2020 – World of Supercars at Knockhill and Thirlestane Casstle Show
14th June, 2020 – Errol Show
21st June, 2020 – Monthly Run
28th June, 2020 – Moffat Show
Some pictures of events already taken place during the last year –
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 2020: