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Photo courstesy of Haynes International Motor Museum

Mid-August, and the last Bank-holiday before Christmas looms ominously! What will you do with that extra day off? What if it rains and ruins your outdoor plans?

Avoid such worries by spending Sunday 27 August with us in the delightful surroundings of the Haynes International Motor Museum! There'll be shopping too for the ladies! (We're not being sexist - they've told us that they'd rather do that than spend the day with us...)

Come back for photos and stories from our day out!

 

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 A previous visit: dressing as a land girl is optional.

 

Delicious autumn!  My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.  -   George Eliot

George Elliott quite rightly loved autumn, and so do we as a club. From the moment September arrives eyes turn to the sky and frequent mutterings of 'looks like snow' can be heard!

The one sad inevitability that autumn does bring, however, is the dwindling immediate opportunities for camping.

Fear not - the club is aware of this impending horror, and has taken steps to get at least one more camping trip in this year! 

On the first weekend in September (Friday 1 to Sunday 3 September) we will be returning to Park Farm, a local site where we have enjoyed some fantastic camping on several occasions - the most recent being our Battle of Britain themed Road Run (captured in the picture above).

For newer members that have not been, the farm is nice and local in Llangattock (near Crickhowell. NP8 1HT) and we camp in a field all by ourselves that runs along the Monmouthshire Canal. (The site has washing / toilet facilities, but be aware these are a five minute walk from our field).

There is no daily itinery for the camping, everyone is free to enjoy the day at their own pace, be it on or off-site. We then typically gather of an evening to sit around a camp file and make fun of any Freelander owners that are with us. That's the joy of camping - it's like a boozy barbeque without the walk home!

Head to the forum for further details, and to add yourself to the list!

 

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 Canal foot-path runs along field

 

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Poor photo taken just before the light completely faded, but gives good idea of the field

 

 

Porthkerry

 

May's meeting last year took place in the beautiful surroundings of Porthkerry Park, and we were treated to some unusually clement early spring sunshine, and some equally lovely fish and chips! 

 

Anglesey cover

 

After a year of anticipation, the day of our Unplanned Angesey Tour dawned bright and sunny. The challenge of getting as many members of the club to drive from South to North Wales had been set at a previous club meeting, and despite a Planned tour being offered - where members could stay in Hotels, or cause horror to other motorists by taking caravans - all members had decided to rough it out on the Unplanned (AKA we might be sleeping in a layby) Tour.

If you enjoy making use of our 5% discount with Bearmach then you'll be delighted to hear that this has now been increased to 10%. Celebrate by buying all those parts that you've been promising yourself!

 

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Folk lore tells us that the idea for the Land Rover came when Maurice Wilks strolled along the coast at Red Wharf Bay with his brother Spencer. Maurice sketched the outline of the vehicle in the sand, and the rest is history!

Cardiff City

Photo borrowed from South Wales Classic Car Club gallery (Photographer John James)

 

Following the successful and very nearly dry Singleton Park Classic Car Show on May Day Monday, our attention now turns to the imminent Cardiff City Show! This is probably the most local show for the majority of our members, and will take place on Sunday 21 May 2017 at Cardiff City Stadium!

 

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A few weeks ago the sun came  out briefly, which can mean only one thing - Spring is here, and with it the start of the car show season! Dust off your flasks, deck-chairs and waterproofs!