April 2019 Newsletter

It’s April and here we go again with another action packed newsletter, or just my usual drivel!

On the 29th of March we held our Annual Awards Presentation at Trethorne, there was a good attendance and awards officer Nigel managed to off load a quantity of the club’s silverware including a new award in the form of the LNCMC “Triple”. This was awarded to Ben Tonkin for class wins on 2, 3, and 4 wheels, well done Ben, I can’t imagine we will be giving out too many of these for such a notable achievement.

On Sunday the 31st of March we held the Northgate Sporting Trial at Ashleigh Farm, Lifton. There was a good entry of 13 competitors on what is a fairly new venue for us, it is a superb site and we have by no means used this to its full potential with a lot of unexplored ground available. Conditions for the event were dry and with sunshine virtually all day it made for a very enjoyable event. Unfortunately almost at the end of the day Jon Fack sustained a very unpleasant injury to his hand needing hospital treatment, this is a reminder that as the signs say “motorsport is dangerous” and whilst we see the signs it is only when something goes wrong that we really take heed of it. On behalf of the Club we wish Jon a speedy recovery.

The event was won by Alan Baker from Gloucester, a full view of the results can be seen on the club website here http://www.lncmc.co.uk/download/7640/

Next up is the Club Annual General Meeting to be held on April the 4th at Tresmeer Village Hall, PL15 8QT at 8.00pm. There will be the usual election of officers and most important two very long standing committee members wish to stand down, so we need two candidates for the role of Chairman and Secretary. These are both fundamental positions for the general running of the club, please give it serious consideration.

The bar in the hall will be open and there will be nibbles.

The next event on the calendar is the Motor Traders Trial on the 7th of July, regs for this will be posted on the website a little nearer to the time of the event.

As we approach Summer there are thoughts of rallies etc, if you know of or are involved in one please get in touch with me and I can give it a mention to demonstrate motoring experiences in the round. I spent last Saturday giving the Lammie a run out to the Teignmouth Scooter rally, with a round trip of just under 150 miles it was a very enjoyable ride, with one exception, the padding on my seat is no longer sufficient so I am now shopping for a more comfortable saddle.

I have been back in the garage doing battle with the supercharger on the Dellow, it is now all up and running I merely have to get in some road miles to do the last bit fettling which mainly comes down to which carburettor spring works best. Looking back at the project the bit that was the most challenging was getting a belt tensioning wheel in place which was easy enough to adjust without fouling up other workings around the engine. On the third attempt I think I have it sorted (for now) but we shall see.

With just over two weeks to go before the Land’s End Trial I would like to think I can be confident in getting to the finish, but it’s tricky driving with your fingers crossed.



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