AGM & Christmas Lunch (New date)

After the disappointment of having to cancel our annual Christmas lunch due to adverse weather, a new date has been set.

Sunday the 28th of January at the Garryvoe Hotel for 12.30. This will be followed by our AGM, combining both events in the one day. Michael Mullins will notify all members early in the new. Hopefully we will have better luck weather wise. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Happy Christmas to everyone and a safe new year.


Christmas lunch canceled

Due to inclement weather in various parts of the country today, we sadly made the decision to cancel our much anticipated Christmas Lunch. We have been extremely lucky in past years, weather wise on this day so today’s weather though disappointing is a first as far as my memory recalls.

Apologies to everyone, especially the Garryvoe Hotel, who were most understanding but our members safety is a priority for the club.

Meeting Report 25-Oct-17

We met for our last meeting of 2017 in the Kingsley Hotel – not to say that we won’t meet again for the rest of the year, but the November meeting will be in Jonathan and Eirin’s house, followed within a few weeks by the Christmas lunch in early December. Then our next formal meeting will be in January to agree the 2018 Calendar of Events. Anyway, this is what we talked about tonight:

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Wexford 2017 Trip Report

The last overnight event of the year took place on the 2nd and 3rd September, how quickly the year has passed. This time we returned to Wexford for a very enjoyable weekend arranged by Rodney. We met at the Dunbrody Visitors Centre in New Ross at noon on Saturday and drove to Johnstown Castle and Gardens. Whilst the castle is not open to the public at present it provided a magnificent backdrop for our cars. The present castle dates from the 19th century and is now the responsibility of the Agriculture and Food Development Authority.


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NCT Snigger. 

A big day in the life of every motorist. Booked in, and reminder  set in your  phone, on the off chance it might slip your mind. In reality it  has probably been in your every thought on the days leading up to the test.

For people like me, who like to drive an old Jaguar,  the anxiety levels before a test day are quite an experience. My 2004 2.7 Diesel engined S Type falls right in to this category. So the day before the test I cleaned, polished and tested the lights for deficient bulbs and checked the usual minor things that can be addressed by an unskilled enthusiast with little mechanical knowledge. A week before hand a new water pump had been fitted and I replaced 3 of the tyres.

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