Another MK2 to the road again. I'm very happy to announce that another Granada Mk2 has been restored to a road worthy condition. It's my Granada (JADE) that I've been working on for the last couple of years on & off and I must say that she has given me a few head banging problems to solve along the way. But once you solved them the end result is very satisfying indeed. There will be a write up for JADE in the Mag later in the year.
Getting back to the Guild stuff and our AGM. This year we are back at the Northey Lodge caravan & camping site Nr Peterborough. We were there in 2019 before the Bat & Rat virus kicked in so those who attended then may remember that there is no, on site shop or club house, but there is a shower and loo building which is open 24 hours. But we will have a hot food & beverages available via a catering van owned by Ellis. Ellis and his van was with us in 2019 and will be on site again this year on Saturday and Sunday. So you can fill your tummy up with his goodies. If fast food is not for you then there are the local shops a takeouts at Whittlesey - about 10 mins away or so.
It is nearly business as usual for the GUILD AGM but with the current COVID climate involving certain rules it will be a bit different. The committee has decided in the best interest of everybody we will not have the Raffle and there will not be any car Judging or trophies. These activities will not comply with the current regs as both will involve members having to get too close to one another and come into contact with objects and surfaces which cannot be cleaned such as raffle tickets and forms etc. This was not an easy decision but we must be with the current rules.
We have listed the applicable Covid rules for the AGM on page 11 of the Mag. We will still be having the AGM on Sunday as usual as we all need to know the condition of the Guild. This year the AGM will be a chance for us members to get a weekend show under our belts and relax and chill out for the a few days or however long you want to stay. Even better if the weather is on our side this time and a good opportunity for your Granada to have a good run out as well .
CAMPING GAS bottle shortage. Watch out folks there seems to a bottled gas shortage for the moment. CALOR GAS and possible the other companies might be in the same boat with supply difficulties. The word is the reason for this is more people are taking up camping and caravan holidays in the UK causing a high demand for gas. I know for sure that CALOR GAS is not letting new bottle contracts with existing customer's or first timer's. But they should do bottle exchange with empty for full so I do suggest that you don't leave it until the last minute. My 2 local camping supplier's didn't have one bottle of 6 kg propane between them. Also bear in mind that the AGM is in the mid holiday season and camp sites might have sold all their stocks by the time you want some. GET YOURS EARLY
IT'S GUILD CALENDER PHOTO TIME. Once again we are will looking for your Granada to pose for the Calendar. Don't care what condition it's in cos it's your Granada and that is good enough for us. Those members who sent in their own pictures in for the 2021 calendar were excellent and made a very good Calendar indeed. We have already received 5 Granada photos (4 Mk1's and 1 Mk2) so are looking for another 7 photos - 2 x Mk1's and 5 x Mk2's. You can take you own picture and send it to JK the Mag editor.
CLUB MAG. Please keep sending in your write ups and "your Car is the Star" articles as it helps to fill the Mag up. It's nice to go back over the years when you write about your car. There's a lot of fond memories in them write ups especially if you had the car a long time. Don't forget any bits for sale you can advertise them in the Mag for free. Just let us know when you've sold the items so we can take your old ad out and remove it from the website.
Well that's it from me for now. JK told me to keep it short & sweet. I hope you make it to the AGM weekend and come and relax with a nice pot of tea, coffee, or fizzy stuff . Amber nectar does the trick for me.
Take care and see you there.
Your Chairman - Bryan Stone