Using a tulip route originally planned for 2021 but cancelled thanks to Covid, we met for a chilly 9.00 start from Dereham Market place. The 50 mile run took in Swanton Morley and the old runway at Deopham Green (usually a good road for some foot down driving but today unfortunately curtailed due to a lady and her horse), then continued along the A11 to Spooner Row, before taking a circular route around Old Buckenham for some Triumph spotting. It finally crossed a ford just before arriving at Peter Beales Roses. Yet again the restaurant did us proud with lovely food and great service as the staff coped brilliantly with our group of 28.
Three Triumph clubs were represented with 14 classics including three big Triumphs, a Vitesse, a Herald, three TR4s, a TR3 and an MGB. Most popular was the TR7/8 with four.
Well that was a busy one! Our third Scatter Treasure Hunt saw Norfolk swarmed with classic cars. Every classic in seemed to be on the road for Drive It Day. While great for those taking part it did make the counting of points at the end a lot more time consuming. With three points given fo every classic car photographed and five points if they were snapped on the move (by the navigator obviously) there was a lot of photographs to look through. But many thanks for all those who took part and took the time to send me so many. The winners were Mark and Mike (Spitfire) with 233 points. Next time I’m thinking we might restrict it to just Triumphs’s! Many thanks also for the positive comments, it would appear that you all had a great time.
Another good showing of Triumphs for our annual run to Cromer for Fish and Chips. With four starting at the Easton layby and a further four joining us at Dereham. A good run up to the coast, the dark clouds looking ominous at times but not actually dropping anything. Arriving at Cromer around 7.30pm where there were a few more Triumphs waiting making a total of 11 on the cliff top. A walk down to the chippie and then back to the car park for a good natter.
This was to be our first real test of the Herald and Viking combo. A 150 mile drive to a campsite near to the Triumph Picnic in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire. We did this last year in the Triumph 2000 towing the Sprite and ended up on the back of a trailer. This time we were hoping for a better outcome.
The campsite ended up to be a field at a farm. Nothing wrong with that, it was cheep enough although the toilet needed a really good clean.
Sunday morning saw us re hitch and head off to the picnic. There wasn’t a need to worry about what sort of reception we would get the TSSC made us feel more than welcome. After a bit of toing andfroing we were in position. A very pleasant day was had with plenty of interest in our big trip and some money collected too.
As always we seemed to be one of the last to leave with a very pleasant journey home. Caravan towed well. The only breakage was a window catch. We’re almost ready for the big one.