Some new shows were born in 2021 and they made a very good impression so I hope they are still going for 2022. Then there was also more of the low profiled car meet at a local pub or in our case in the LINCS area at the local airfield. So whilst looking at the cars you get little private plane or 2 chugging into the air in front of you. Something different something nice.
Our two Guild meetings AGM & the All Granadas Together were successful and gave us all a chance to catch up with everyone and see some new faces & new cars . A chance to take stock of what was going on out there on the show circuit is always a pleasing result.
Now the winter months are here things quiet down for a few months, so please take the opportunity to send a few photos and a short write up about you beloved Granada for the Cars the Star slot in the mag. The life and times of your Granada and your time together are always a good read.
Granada Chasseur barn find.
Back in the early part of November I received a phone call via Jason Davies from a gent called Johnny Smith who hosts a YOU TUBE show called “THE LATE BRAKE SHOW “. His show specializes in barn find cars in the most unusual places you wouldn’t think a car could be in. He came to the GUILD seeking general tech information on a Granada Chasseur that he is going to reveal via YOUTUBE with the permission of the owner. With the limited info I passed him on to our Guild Member Martin Sherry who has owned a Chasseur for many years and hopefully could answer Johnny’s many questions, Johnny has now revealed the Chasseur and the condition is very good. So I don’t think it will be that long before that the CHASSEUR will be on the road and under new ownership. Maybe we will see it in the Guild ranks. If you want to have a look go to YOU TUBE type in “THE LATE BRAKE SHOW “ then click on Classic Granada barn find. The vid is 30 minutes long video and watch out for the left hand drive Mk1 he rocks up in at the start of the video before the CHASSEUR bit. Thank you to Martin Sherry who provided most of the information to enable Johnny Smith to complete the video .
New Mk2 Granada Corgi model
Another call I received was from John Lakey of CORGI VANGAURD MODELS. John has been running the Mk2 Granada scale model project for many years. His call was to find the owner of a red Mk2 Granada that he wanted to contact regarding Corgis next Granada model run. The car they have selected is GEG 9Y ( GEGGY ). You all know the car - Tim Browns immaculate Mk2 2.8i Sport saloon (Dec in the 2021 calendar). It’s a great car and it’s about time GEGGY made a noise on the model scene. Well done Tim a long time coming. I’m looking forward to adding 2 Geggys to my Granada model collection.
NEC classic car show
The NEC classic car show was back this year, having been cancelled last year, and the Guild was also back with a club stand in Hall 8. The NEC show is a very high profile and a very busy 4 day show (1 day set up and 3 days of show) and on the last day you know you’ve done it. Long time member Brian Creed is our man who organizes and runs the NEC Guild Stand each year and this year the stand was again very busy. I would like to thank Brian, Jason Davies, Grahame Ribbans and Paul & Netty Tyler (the 2021 show crew) who stood the NEC post this year. THANK YOU.
Well that's it from me for this year, so thank you for your continuing support to the Guild.
HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE CHRISTMAS & AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL, SEE YOU IN 2022
Your Chairman - Bryan Stone