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Gruppe North Scotland RO Stewart Gordon 0169 884 1692 (evenings) 0797 480 8342 (mobile) flashgordon944@blueyonder.co.uk ARO Alan Neilson 0132 487 1543 0779 323 4096 (mobile) alz1933@alanneilson.fsnet.co.uk ARO Neil Fraser 0131 660 0143 0794 661 6782 (mobile) neil@fraser72.freeserve.co.uk Meetings are held first Wednesday of every month 8pm at The King Robert Hotel, Bannockburn, Stirling, FK7 0LJ. A Look Back On 2007 Although dropping back slightly from the high of 2005, membership has increased by 130% of the original number eight years ago. Attendance at the monthly meetings has been steady, between 20 and 30 each month depending on whether its been a summer or winter meeting, which is a credit to all who take the time to come along. Having set out the Diary for 2007 back in February we had filled all the months from March through to December with one type of event or another including shows, pub runs, weekends away, our national TIPEC show at Thoresby Park, our regional concours at Selkirk, and in November some of us were at the NEC in Birmingham supporting TIPEC and Kevin Tocher, who kindly donated his 964 Cabbie for the three days of show, well done Kevin! We got off to a sticky start with the first show of the season at The Museum Of Flight being cancelled due to construction work, but we managed to get out to most of all the other events and it’s fair to say everybody who has attended any of the above has had a great time. My only concern is that there are still members out in the region who we don’t get to meet and it would be nice to put a faces to names! Still come on the 8th December is our Christmas party night, with over 30 members booked to attend the event.

To all our members, especially those who have supported the region on events and outings, along with Alan Neilson and Neil Fraser the AROs for their help and support, thank you all very much. So for 2008, let’s see a showing of those absent names, there are a bunch of regular members out there dying to share in your car stories and experiences. Hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a brilliant Hogmanay. Hope to see you all in 2008.

Cheshire & Staffs RO Steve Taylor 0777 491 2069 (mobile) stephen_taylor@datascope.com ARO Dave Watson 0790 192 8356 (mobile) watson1970@aol.com Meetings are held third Tuesday of every month 8pm at The Whipping Stocks, Stocks Lane, Over Peover, Knutsford, WA16 9EX. I’m writing this after returning back from the Classic Car Show at the NEC in Birmingham, once again a very enjoyable day. The TIPEC stand was very well supported with some fantastic Porsches on display. Well done to the TIPEC team who organised this years event. Last month the Cheshire & Staffs region held their first club night in their new venue: The Whipping Stocks just outside Knutsford. We had an open forum night with Unit 11 Porsche providing the answers to members’ technical questions. the atmosphere was fantastic and with 30 members attending on the night one of the best club nights we have had for several months. Here’s hoping that many more months will be the same. We have a few events on the horizon so if you would like to join us on them let me know. If you have never attended an event or club night don’t be shy we are a friendly bunch and we don’t bite. Saturday 8th December we are holding a Rolling Road

Morning at TDi Northwest in Warrington. I have provisionally booked us in but we could do with a few more cars on the day. Unit 11 Porsche have kindly offered to open up for a pre-run inspection and to provide tea, coffee and biscuits. Please let me know if you fancy coming along. Tuesday 18th December we will be having our annual Christmas meal, to be held on club night at the Whipping Stocks at 8pm. Menus are available with a variety of starters, main courses and desserts followed by Coffee and Mince Pies, all for £17.95 per head. Again we need an idea of numbers so let me know. If any members would like to suggest an event or have any ideas that would benefit the region please let either myself or Dave Watson know. Remember it’s your club and you’re the members so feel free to talk to us. When and where possible we will endeavour to please.

North West RO John Pye 0795 781 8636 (mobile) tipecnw@tiscali.co.uk ARO Brenda Marginson 0125 483 1766 brenda.marginson944@virgin.net Meetings are held first Monday of every month 8pm at The Thatch & Thistle, Chorley Road, Blackrod BL6 5LA. When this falls on a Bank Holiday, we meet on the second Monday. I am writing this having just had our first meeting at the Thatch & Thistle at Blackrod, I am glad to say that everybody was most impressed with the new venue and so we have decided to move our meetings here in future. Special thanks go to the landlord Peter for organising hot pot and mushy peas for us all free of charge, and boy did that go down a treat, so much so he brought out another tray for us! I tried to get Peter to put on free food every month … I’m sorry, he won’t go for that, but I did try! What he can do is put on a hot pot, curry dish or something along those lines when requested at a very good price. Something to think about for our concours and quiz nights etc.

All Torque 67  

The magazine of The Independent Porsche Enthusiasts Club (TIPEC) in the UK. Issue 67, December 2007.

All Torque 67  

The magazine of The Independent Porsche Enthusiasts Club (TIPEC) in the UK. Issue 67, December 2007.

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