Our monthly Sunday meets are back running.
After a good recommentation from Ray and Sue Smith we will be using the 'Fox and Hounds' Lydford. EX20 4HF 'twixt Tavistock and Sourton Cross on the A386. Next Sunday lunches are: 19th Feb, 19th March, 16th April.
'Wheels' at the Royal Cornwall Show Ground, Wadebridge July 16th.
Mt. Edgcumbe Classic Car Show Aug. 5th
Aveton Gifford Show TBC
Devon Riviera Show. Paignton Green. July 23rd
Anglesey Tour May 9th - 11th 2023
Hi All, Elwyn and I have booked 20 rooms at the Trearddur Bay hotel in Anglesey for May 9th,10th and 11th 2023. As we have not been to Anglesey on previous tours in Wales, we thought it would be an ideal place to visit.
Classic double room for 3 nights B/B evening meal £495.00 based on two people sharing
classic single room for 3 nights B/B evening meal £ 405.00
There may be an additional cost of around £15 - £20 per booking as we have requested private dining on the last evening.
For further information. Please contact Kay Hedditch on Tel: 07858 441103
To make a reservation please call : The Trearddur Bay Hotel on 01407 860 301
When booking please quote the dates of booking ,my name Kay Hedditch and also The Panther Car Club.
Hope you can join us
Kay Hedditch and Elwyn Thomas.
Meet in the hotel bar from 7.30pm on the 2nd Friday during the 'closed' season, October until April, at the Bedford Hotel, 1 Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8BB Phone: 01822 613221.
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 started about 25 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.
Over time however our membership base has moved Eastwards and once again to reduce travelling time and distance we moved from the Arundel Arms in Lifton and relocated to the Bedford Hotel in Tavistock. This hotel provides good food and atmosphere.
Contact: Andy Graves on 01752 778415
PCC Area 12. Devon and Cornwall.
The following classic car events are set for go this year.
Sunday May 8th. I’ve organised a short run in Cornwall starting from the Tamar Bridge Car Park, Plymouth at 11.00 am and ending at Cotehele (National Trust) for a Cream Tea. A lunch break is also arranged at ‘The Canteen’ on Maker Heights for noon.
Wadebridge ‘Wheels’ is on the 17th July at the Royal Cornwall Showground.
Mt.Edgcumbe Classic Car show is on Sunday 7th. August,
Aveton Gifford Classic Car Show , South Hams, Devon. 7th August.
JEC (Jaguar Enthusiasts Club) have invited us once again to their Jaguar and Classics
Car Show. It will be held in Escot House, Ottery St.Mary on 4th.September. We put on
a good show in Torquay last year.
There’s some reachable shows that David Gooding (Area16) has in his list and I’m
Meanwhile we meet every second Sunday at the Bedford Hotel Tavistock for lunch.
Andy Graves Area 12 Contact.
Area 12 and all members.
Noon July 4th. Assemble at Louis Tea Rooms, Callington, Cornwall PL17 8AX. For a coffee or light lunch, then drive through Tavistock and over Dartmoor, stopping at a well known view point before passing the Merrivale Quarry which supplied a lot of cut granite for London’s buildings and the memorial on the Falkland Islands to those that fell in 1982. We then drive behind the infamous Dartmoor or Princetown Jail, built in 1809 and housed French POW’s from the Napoleonic War and American POW’s from the War of 1812, before descending to Dartmeet. From here we go to Ashburton, pick up part of the old A38, then the A385 and head for Totnes (Sandal City). From Totnes we either follow the road to Paignton or Dartmouth to use a ferry across the River Dart – this will depend on the accessibility of the ferry with its loading ramps.
Following Les Miller we head to Brixham ( a famous fishing town) and the Berry Head Hotel for a Devon Cream Tea – Clotted cream on first in Devon. Contact Andy Graves so he can book in the numbers.
Our first 2019 Area 12 local visit is to Castle Drogo EX6 6PB on the 12th.May. Gather at the ‘Hog & Hedge’ A30 Whiddon Down Services EX20 2QT for 10.30am Castle Drogo is a 1930’s Lutyens design, National Trust owned, and has just completed a multi-million pound renovation to keep the rain out. The countryside around here is beautiful Springtime Devon. The castle has several walks down to and along the River Teign.Contact Andy Graves 01752 778415.
9th. April Finch Foundry, Sticklepath, nr. Okehampton.
7th. May. Eden Project. Rendezvous at Nile Bakery and Cafe, 100 Holmbush Road. PL25 3LP for 10.00am latest
17th. July. ‘Wheels’ at the Royal Cornwall county Showground.
7th. August Mount Edgcumbe American and Classic Car Show, Torpoint Cornwall. Entry fee of £5.00 payable on entry or by pre-booking. I’ll again bring the motorhome.
29th. August Bank Holiday Monday. Aveton Gifford Classic Car Show. This is a small show in a village and we have been there since its inception. Registration essential as numbers are limited. Booking form will be on the Aveton Gifford Classic Car Show webpage when date is confirmed.
Please contact Andy Graves for all of the above
Area 12 Christmas dinner, disco B&B at the Hotel California, Newquay, Cornwall. December 5th.
This is AREA 12’s Christmas Dinner and Disco.
Hurry Up and Book:
Mt.Edgumbe Show, near Plymouth on the 3rd.August.
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
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.
Area 12 Christmas Lunch.
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.
Saturday 14th. April. Finch Foundry, Sticklepath.
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
June 10th 2012 - TAMAR VALLEY MG OWNERS CLUB RUN
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.
25/26 of August. Cornwall Festival of Speed
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.
This is the Christmas Menu (>>> more), please make your selections in time and phone it directly to the Arundel Arms.