We went to Lincoln…

We went to Lincoln…

Having successfully driven 448 miles to Market Bosworth and back for the Annual Rally, we ventured to Lincoln for the TR register International Weekend which included the Triumph Marque Day on the Sunday.
Leaving Saltburn by Sea, (just South of Redcar and Hartlepool), on the Thursday we drove a meandering route to Little Weighton in East Yorkshire for a night’s stay at Rowley Manor Hotel. This was a lovely old hotel – which would actually make a good venue for a National event if it were ever to head ‘Up North’!
After afternoon drinks overlooking the croquet lawns it was time for a cool shower then an included two course evening meal. Following a sumptuous breakfast we continued our journey. We stopped at Brigg en-route and then onward to our destination of Bridleway bed and breakfast which was a very well appointed barn conversion,only 1 mile from Lincolnshire Showground.
There had been a mistake in the programme, no longer a drinks reception on the Friday evening, a shame as at the same event 2 years previously it had been a good time to catch up with friends we had not seen for a while.
On the Saturday we parked prominently to show Gloria in all her glory. Trevor Sherwood was in the main show hall, but he has his own story to tell! The day was even hotter than the previous 2 so we took advantage of a free shuttle bus into Lincoln City centre. If you have never been, we thoroughly recommend it as it has something for everyone.
The Saturday evening was spent with friends around a giant barbeque, sharing a cool beer or two of course!
On Sunday we were joined by David Mason in his Southern Cross, and we spent the day talking to many admirers and potential owners of cars from our Club. Over the 2 days we were interviewed twice in the show ring by Graham Robson who knows his cars!
The event finished around 4pm and we hope we portrayed our cars in a good light. Our Gloria was the oldest car on the site and everyone agreed that for an old lady, she certainly looked good!
The following morning we started the journey home, calling at the Ferguson Fawcett (locally known as the Fergie!) at Walkington, East Yorkshire , more food and drink, and the final leg of the trip on Tuesday morning. We crossed the Humber Bridge twice and covered 398 miles in total. Time for Gloria to have a well-earned rest before her next outing to Croft Nostalgia weekend on 4/5 August, and then to be a wedding car on 11 August. More to follow!

Chris and David Ferguson (and Quinta of course)