The 29th Northern Microcar Rally
was based at Torworth Grange just
off the A1 north of Newark. We'd like to thank our hosts Rob, Val, Carla
and the team for looking after us so well.
Our road run on Friday was to
Scampton - home of the Dambusters. As an active MOD site it was
necessary to submit our details well in advance of our visit for security
purposes, all went smoothly and we were warmly greeted and escorted by the
volunteers of the Heritage Centre.
We had a full tour of the Dambusters exhibition and more modern day exhibits.
As can be seen the RAF are keen to recruit more female pilots to their ranks.
The current Base Commander of RAF Scampton is Wing Commander Joanne Campbell BA
(Hons) MA RAF.
Events Co-ordinator Ray Glendinning has contacts in very high places as we had a
private viewing of the RAF Red Arrows going through their display routine for a
Click on the above image to play a short video of the RAF Red
Arrows fly past courtesy of Ray Glendinning
and a longer version courtesy of Steve Pepper below:
Our Saturday road run was to the Barrow
Hill Round House which is
the last surviving railway roundhouse in the United Kingdom with an operational
In true Micro Maniacs Club form our journey there was eventful (we got lost!)
but nevertheless we enjoyed our drive through some lovely countryside.
Our final evening was spent in the usual tradition of quiz,
raffle and prize giving in the beautiful surroundings of Torworth Grange
conservatory and lake.
to our prize winners:
Best in Show
Thanks as always to Ray Glendinning our Event Co-ordinator for the planning and organising
of another successful Annual Rally.