I think that the weather forecast must have put off a lot of people from taking their cars to RyhopeEmgines Museum for the End of Season Show. It was supposed to be cold and raining all day but when I got up it was blue skies and sunshine so I took the TF, with it's recently fitted hardtop, and went for a look. There were a few club members at the show and some had even taken their MG's. I met Bob Luke and we had a leisurely stroll around before stopping for a warm up, a cup
It was a cool Sunday on the 7th of October and we had eighteen cars met up at Bowburn services for Bob and Denise’s last run of the year, the Autumn Foliage Run. The run left Bowburn and headed West to Spennymoor and then through many small and interesting villages to Hamsterley and then South via Wham, Highlands and Lowlands and a ford before ending up at Caldwell and the Brownlow Arms for lunch. The afternoon run was again along very picturesque roads and passing the Grassh
A dozen cars left Bowburn Services on a cool evening on the 22nd of August for Eddie Gommo’s first supper run, some had elected to bring their everyday cars as the forecast wasn’t too good. After a short but interesting run two dozen members sat down for a meal at the Otter and Fish pub in Darlington. The food was delicious as can be seen by the empty plates. The company was good with lots of friendly banter. It was very nice to meet up with new members Dave and Roslyn Smith
There have been a number of summer events lately but one of our favourites is the summer barbeque at Flaxton. Sunday the 19th August, it was warm and overcast but it didn’t spoil the annual trip South, fifty four people turned up from Durham and South Yorkshire MG Clubs, meeting at the market place in Easingwold before moving on to have a truly sumptuous meal in Farmer Johns garden, After the meal we were treated to a tour of John’s barn where he has a number of very interest
A few weeks ago Bob Luke was approached by Malcolm Vance, an old friend of his from the Mercedes club. Malcolm had been approached by Durham Council and asked if he could arrange a car show in Durham. The car show was to be in five different locations in the city. Malcolm asked Bob if the MG Club would be interested in the Elvet Bridge to display 15 pre 1999 cars. Bob contacted me and we agreed that it was a superb venue even if it was short notice we reckoned we could put so
The morning of Sunday 2nd September dawned bright and clear, and surprisingly warm for County Durham at 20⁰c. Eighteen interesting sports cars belonging to Durham MG Club members gathered at Bowburn Services for the start of the ‘Tom Hall Trophy’ Run. This annual event was instigated by Gwen Hall in memory of Tom, a much respected Club member. All entrants are invited to make a donation towards the Clubs Charities, and the annual trophy is presented to one of the participants
Sunday the 8th July was forecast to be warm and sunny and it didn’t disappoint. Seventeen cars and their lucky owners responded to what is now an annual invitation from Durham University for a relaxing day out in a beautiful setting at the Durham Botanic Gardens. The passing public enjoying the gardens thought the cars looked well in the setting, Rod Anderson gave them a voting slip and asked them to vote for their favourite car. After lunch and a casual wander round the quit
Eighteen cars turned up at the Northbound Washington Services for our Angel of the North Run. We had the usual coachload of Japanese tourists at the service station admiring the cars at the same time, this has been a regular occurrence for the last few years. June Tough keeping an eye on this Japanese girl with her hand on husband John’s car.