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    East Anglian Newsletter and meet info - April 2017



    Here's April's newsletter - http://www.ukcobraclub.co.uk/forum/i...hp?topic=612.0



    and without the funky photos -

    April

    Hi to you all,
    April’s meet at The Bull, Brantham clashed with a few other events, notably the Goodwood Members Meeting. However, we fired up the trusty Dax and tootled to the pub (the roads between us and the pub are mostly 30 and 40 mph) so some degree of restraint was required. As soon as we sat at our table and ‘got the beers’ in, we were joined by Guy Beston and then, shortly after, by Andy Edmonds. Sunday roast was soon on the table and we all settled down to the usual chatter and words of wisdom.
    As usual, there was not much in the way of boring technical car speak. Eileen had recently been given a sack load of surplus Brassica oleracea. So, we soon got down to discussing how to deal with an excess of said brassica (or Cauliflower to you and I). So far, we’ve had cauliflower soup (of various styles), roast cauliflower, cauliflower in salads, mashed cauliflower and cauliflower cheese. The end is in sight.
    Keeping to a true culinary theme, we then debated whether a really good pudding should be a suet pudding or a sponge pudding. Happily, the more pressing issues of the day surfaced and Guy enlightened us on the differing types of Rover (Buick) V8 bellhousings and how was it possible to get camping tickets for the better in-circuit campsites for the Le Mans 24 Hours without paying through the nose (Steve knows the answer to this but is sworn to secrecy).
    Eileen then finished off her pudding (suet or sponge?) by reminding us that endurance racing on a 8.4 mile long circuit for 24 hours is for pussies; and that real head to head motor racing is to be found in Formula 1 BRISCA Stock Cars on a 285 meter long shale or asphalt track where the only engine size rule is ‘the bigger the better’. Nuff said!


    So, for this month’s meet on Sunday 16th April @ 12:00 we have a clash with Easter Sunday. We suspect the majority of you will be chowing down on that extra large Thorntons dark chocolate bunny rabbit and may not want a plate of roast beef.
    However, in true East Anglian region style, we’re off to West Norfolk this month. We’ve put a pin in the map and chosen The Willow House, 2 High Street, Watton, Norfolk, IP25 6AE http://www.thewillowhouse.co.uk/ and 01953 881181. Don’t forget to phone and book if you intend to eat (mindful of it being Easter Day). Let us know if you are planning on coming along.

    We’ll continue to populate the ‘3rd Sunday’ calendar with interesting pubs to visit in our usual ‘On Tour’ format.
    If you have a recommendation or favourite venue, please let us know.
    May 2017 - East Norfolk
    June 2017 - West Suffolk – The Henny Swan, as recommended by Paul Jarrett.
    July 2017 - East Suffolk – either Suffolk Food Hall, or Jimmy’s Farm, as recommended by Joy Soar.
    August 2017 - West Norfolk

    etc.

    We’re always on the lookout for pub recommendations and event info for 2017 – if you have a recommendation or favourite venue, please let us know. We have received some for East Suffolk, still on the lookout for other areas.

    Steve & Eileen Brown Home - 01206 863804 Email – thebirches@hotmail.com
    Photographs - © Steve Brown
    Steve Brown

    CRC Regional Rep - East Anglia

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    Sorry didn't get out this weekend chaps..... the builders dumped three tonnes of sharp sand in the back yard, to brick up the steel piers we have had fitted to stop our back wall falling over!

    Couldn't get the car out!
    Dax Tojeiro - Mike Huddart 383ci stroker, dark blue with wimbledon white stripes, retro racing decals.





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    Well next Sunday the 23rd is the ASM open day. That would be a good excuse for an outing.

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    will be there weather permitting.

    What time is the opening Andy?

    Assume donations to charity?

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    Hi Paul,

    Doors open around tenish through to late afternoon usually.

    Donations to East Anglia Children's Hospice

    See you there.

    Andy
    A S motorsport Ltd. 01379 688356 mob; 07909531816 web; asmotorsport.co.uk email \"andrewsoar@yahoo.com\"

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