Club Area 12 - Devon, Cornwall & W.Somerset

Roving meetings from 7.30pm on the 2nd friday until March. January meet as usual at the Arundal Arms, Lifton.

Contact: Andy Graves on 01752 778415
editor-at- panthercarclub.com

Area 12 covers the South-West of England, with members from the counties of Devon and Cornwall, although members from Somerset and further afield often join us.
The Area always has a full calendar of events through out the year. This year is already filling up with a local club event nearly every month.
The Area started about 18 years ago when I bought a 1.6 Kallista (which needed a lot of renovation). I was put in touch with other members in the region and we started meeting monthly. We tried several venues in an effort to reduce the driving distance to the meet. We met for several years at the famous ‘Jamaica Inn’ on Bodmin Moor, however the staff were disinterested and service was not very good, but they did have a roaring log fire.
We have since moved to the ‘Arundel Arms’ in Lifton. The hotel is world renowned for its trout fishing rivers in the locality. The hotel has become accustomed to us and we occasionally have lunch or dinner there. Very good food and service with a price to match.

 

2013:

The last winter meet for Area 12 is on 12th. April at the ‘Arundel Arms’ Lifton


The first 2013 event for Area 12 is to the Finch Foundry in Sticklepath on April 20th. Meet at the ‘Little Chef’ Sourton Cross for a coffee and in time to be at the foundry for 10.45am.


Sunday August 4th 2013 - Castle Hill in North Devon
The Castle Hill Car Festival will be staged within the magnificent parkland grounds of Castle Hill, the home of The Earl and Countess of Arran at Filleigh, in North Devon. The festival will play host to over 1,000 historic and classic vehicles and over 10,000 visitors during the weekend event.
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I just need the details for each one of us attending and the relevant fee from you. I assume we will be going for the one day – the Sunday. I’ll fill the form in and send it off along with the fees.
Andy


Area 12 Christmas Lunch.
1st. December at the Arundell Arms, Lifton.  12.00 for 12.30. £28.40 inc Vat. pp.
Glass of bubbles on arrival.
We are limited to 16 places due to a Christmas Fayre taking place in the main restaurant - You may find a present or two.

Contact Andy Graves via email please.


 

Area 12 Events in 2012:

I’m holding the last ever ‘Workshop Day’ at my garage premises on Saturday 7th. April.
Although it’s in Area 12 the workshop is open to all members.
I just need to know who’s coming for catering purposes.
The workshop is at 12 Kay Close, Plympton, Plymouth. PL7 4LU. 01752 348811
It will start at 9.00am and finish at 4.0pm.

Saturday 14th. April. Finch Foundry, Sticklepath.
Meet at Little Chef. Sourton Cross for 10.00am.
There’s a good pub (the Taw River) across the road where we had an excellent cream tea after going to the RHS at Ringmoor.

Have a look to the photos and report:
Finch Foundry April 14th 2012

 

April 22nd. As part of 'Drive it Day' we have an invitation to 'Drive Cornwall' with Truro Rotary. Details to follow.

May 27th. Tamar Region Jaguar Day at Buckland Abbey
We have been asked to be the guest car club at the Tamar Jaguar Enthusiasts Club Show at Buckland Abbey. Last year it was Aston Martins - our profile is rising, so let's have a good number.
They have room for about 10 cars, in a special display area.
A BBQ and a bar will be operating.

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June 10th 2012 - TAMAR VALLEY MG OWNERS CLUB RUN
The Tamar Valley MG Owners Club takes pleasure in inviting you to the “PEOPLE& PLACES RUN” to be held on Sunday 10th June 2012 starting from National Trust, Saltram House, Plympton (car park, just follow the signs) Although not essential, it may prove useful to have Ordnance Survey Landranger Map 201 to hand in order to get an overview of the route, which is approximately 80 miles.

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June 17th. Devons’ Dartmoor. Picnic lunch and a cream tea cruise. Meet in the car park behind the High Moorland Visitor Centre, Princetown for 10.30.
Route is being devised. Contact Andy Graves if going as lunch (if picnic not preferred) and cream tea has to be reserved. 

 

25/26 of August. Cornwall Festival of Speed
The club visit is for the 26th. This is taking place at Pentillie Castle on the banks of the river Tamar, it’s near the St. Mellion golf course. As soon as we have the full details we’ll update this item.
One of the organisers, a Panther Kallista 2.8 owner, has reserved us 10 display spaces for the Sunday. It is a first in the region and there will be plenty of media coverage. Let's do our very best to support him and the event.

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Sunday 9th December. Christmas Lunch

It’s at the Arundel Arms Lifton and the table is booked from 12.30pm. A menu will be sent out later for you to choose, if possible, your preferences.
We have been offered the private dining room were we can converse (and throw bread rolls?).
Those of you who don’t want to drive there and back in a day can book in for the Saturday evening – ring 01566 784666 to book in. dinner bed and breakfast is very good, ask Geoff Booth, but not cheap.
http://www.arundellarms.com/weekend-breaks-devon

This is the Christmas Menu (>>> more), please make your selections in time and phone it directly to the Arundel Arms.
Their phone number is 01566 784666. don’t forget to say it’s for the Panther Car Club Xmas Lunch.
Make a note of your selection and take it on the day – just in case you can’t remember what you ordered.
They have given us the private dining room as there is another group in the main dining room.
This Lunch will also be instead of our usual Friday meeting. 

Hi folk,
Geoff Booth has kindly offered to collate all the menu choices. He can be emailed on geoffreybooth2276@btinternet.com
Please forward your selection to him asap and he will liaise with the Arundel Arms.
It seems they were not able to receive menu requirements from individual members as they phoned in.
They would like all menu orders in ten days before the day.
Geoff will do it all in one go - as before please keep a list of what you ordered and take it with you.

Cheers Andy

Christmas dinner on  the  24th November at the Metropole Hotel Llandrindod Wells (Photo by: Gary) Christmas Lunch - Area 12 at the Arundel Arms Lifton on the 9th December

 


 

 

 

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