Craig F's visit to Spa 2017, Belgium
A selection of photos from his trip in his MGB this summer to the event
27 August: Linlithgow Classic Car Day
Another lovely summer's day for the Linlithgow Classic Car Day and a huge turnout of cars from 'auld yins' to muscle cars and everything in between - three MGB GT V8s no less and lots of other MGs, but not all from the Edinburgh Club!
10 August 2017: Meet and Eat at the Bridge Inn, Ratho
A sunny evening saw a good turnout of members for the 'meet and eat' at the Bridge Inn, Ratho. Generous portions and good company. Also thanks to Karen for snapping Robert and Craig's unfeasibly large burgers and trying valiantly to follow the photographer's instructions to have 'eyes open and mouth shut!
13 July 2017: Meeting & Barbecue
26 MGers turned out for the annual BBQ, which was a fun evening in spite of the chilly and then wet weather. Allan & George were superb as chief chefs, cooking everything to perfection and remembering who brought what. We managed our burgers before the rain started in earnest and we had to adjourn to Boroughmuir's bar for the selection of puddings.
9 July 2017: Glamis Castle Show
We were invited to join the Tayside, Kingdom and Octagon clubs on Mike & Kay Dennis's wonderful MG stand at Glamis Castle. Mike & Kay had put a huge amount of work into the stand, had over 70 cars on the day and won the best stand award - well deserved. A good range of MGs on show - moderns, zeds, TFs, MGBs, V8s, Cs and a central display of the 'auld yins' from the Octagon Club. A great day spent with like-minded and friendly people - shame the rain started at 1pm!
8 July 2017: Dunbar RNLI Gala Day
We again supplied the open top cars for the RNLI Gala Queen and her entourage at a sunny Dunbar. The Queen and first attendant opted for the white cars - oldest first. Martin sent up all the extra cars for other important people and it was much appreciated, and was preferred to going in a Land Rover!
Photos by Helen Kirkness, video Lindsay Kyle
25 June 2017: Trip to Scotland's Secret Bunker and Anstruther
12 assorted MGs assembled at South Queensferry for a scenic run through Fife's prettier villages for a visit to Scotland's Secret Bunker, followed by lovely fish & chips in Anstruther. A grand day out.
4 June 2017: BVAC Thirlestane Rally
Another wonderful and most enjoyable BVAC Thirlestane Castle show - sunshine and showers, but not too wet thankfully. It was good to have the three MG clubs together - Edinburgh, Caledonian and Northumbria - all doing their bit to keep the MG marque in the public eye. Allan's MGB and Martin's Midget were both 50 and we had a cake (very popular with the public!) and balloons to celebrate.
It was a pleasure to have Craig & Heather (MG TF500) from KIngdom Club, Tony & Jill (TC) and Jim & Loretta (RV8) from the Octagon Club on the stand. Also to have Peter's immaculate ZT (seen with Ian's ZS) and to meet Malcolm with his traction engine.
14 May 2017: Gymkhana
29 April 2017: Grassmarket Vintage weekend
We joined the car display at the Grassmarket Vintage Weekend - a good weekend with plenty of sunshine but a nippy east wind. There was the usual entertainment of music, cancan dancers, acrobats, magicians and lots of stalls selling everything from vintage clothes to interesting food. Many thanks to everyone who brought their car along and talked to the public - the older the car, the more popular it was!
23 March 2017: Drive it day
Great day, lovely weather & good grub! Good turnout too.
19 March 2017: Technical Day
The 'Technical Day' was attended by 18 members - and it didn't rain! Part 1 was seeing round Gerry's amazing expedition Land Rover; Part 2 was Dave going over servicing and adjusting SU carburettors.
Many thanks to Bill & Karen for hosting it and suppying lots of lovely grub.
18th February 2017: 10 pin Bowling at Dunfermline with the Kingdom MG Club
22nd January 2017: Carvery lunch at Lauriston Farm