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We held our usual annual quiz at our November meeting and congratulations go to the ‘Rouge Traders’, namely Bob, Cully, Mike and Rod who won first prize a tin of chocolates, closely followed in 2nd place by ‘George & the No-Stars’, George, Andy, Ray and Carol, who won a bottle of wine and in 3rd place ‘The Hot Potters’ Martin, Liz, Peter and Paul who also won a bottle of wine. Club members donated all prizes, once again thanks go out for your kind donations. Another year draws to a close and the only event left to look forward to is our annual Christmas do at the Viking Hotel in Blackpool. We are considering having a change of shows next year so if you have any suggestions please put them forward. All future meetings at the Thatch & Thistle will be held as usual at 8pm on the first Monday of the month (second when the first is a bank holiday). The Thatch & Thistle is on Chorley Road, Blackrod, BL6 5LA. Directions as follows: Leave the M61 at Junction 6 and head north on the A6. You will find the Thatch & Thistle on the left hand side just after you enter Blackrod. Watch out for the speed camera on the A6! All there is left to say for those I won’t see at the Christmas do or meeting is: I hope you have a jolly good Christmas and a happy New Year, look forward to seeing you at one of our shows or meetings in 2008.

North East RO Gary Richardson 0138 881 7456 (evenings) 0784 906 3107 (mobile) Meetings are held first Sunday of every month 7:30pm at The Sporting Lodge, Low Lane, Stainton Village, Cleveland, TS17 9LW, just off the A19.

Lincolnshire RO Brod Purdy 0147 239 9381 (evenings) ARO Mike Daniels 0777 096 8159 (mobile) Meetings are held second Wednesday of every month 7:30–8pm at The King’s Head Inn, Kingsway, Tealby, LN8 3YA. Unfortunately I was unable to attend last night’s meeting of the Lincolnshire Area owing to a rather nasty migraine; even after I’d spent all afternoon preparing for my talk on our experiences on the Norwich Union/MSA Classic. This talk will now be held over to the December meeting (12th December 2007 … Kenya Independence Day, should you be interested.) I am looking at more ‘motor driven’ events for next year, including a visit to the Battle of Britain Museum at RAF Coningsby and a Sunday run around some of the lesser used roads in Lincolnshire, based around the Wolds. Carolyn and I have now had our entry on the 2008 Cape to Cape Tour confirmed, and there are still around 19 places left for anyone wising come and join us and raise funds for Macmillan Cancer. There is a new system in place this year that will ensure that all funds you raise can go to your own area. Any funds raised through my personal site ( will be allocated to Macmillan HQ for its work. My own website has become the ‘unofficial’ site for updated information about the 2008 Tour. ( Finally, one sad note. My article on the 2007 Cape to Cape Tour had as its main photograph, a 944 Lux driven by Dave Rae, a cancer sufferer himself. Carolyn and I managed to talk to him at the TIPEC

National at Thoresby when he and his wife talked about taking part next year. Sadly, Dave succumbed to his cancer and passed away not long after. Our thoughts are with his family and we shall certainly be thinking of him next year as we raise more funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Yorkshire RO John Oakes 0113 282 7512 ARO David Levin Meetings are held first Tuesday of every month 7:30–8pm at The Windmill, Hull Road, Dunnington, York, YO19 5LP. I have provisionally booked to have a Christmas meal for the club night and hopefully a quiz on Tuesday 4th December. Please bring along wives, girlfriends etc. Payment is on the night. Please note that there will be no meeting on Tuesday 1st January, as I will be away skiing. A Happy New Year to everyone! The new club website is and the forum there is an excellent way to keep up to date with news and events. The Windmill is located on the A1079 (Hull Road) approximately two miles east of York towards Hull and one mile from the A64/ A166/A1079 interchange. Their website is

All Torque 67  
All Torque 67  

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