Day 1. About 40 TR7/8's of various types came, with some being driven by members of Tony Lee's family who had been invited to take part. Some of us started from the base hotel near Stratford-on-Avon with others joining us at a rest stop in Oswestry. From here the roads became much more interesting as we drove up to the next stop at Lake Vyrnwy.
|Some of the cars at the hotel start.|
|Our lunch halt location, Lake Vyrnwy dam.|
|TR7 traffic jam on the road to Bwlch-y-Groes|
|Nearing the top of the pass.|
|TR7's only allowed!|
Back at the hotel they had prepared an excellent buffet for us followed by a talk from Gordon Birtwistle who was the Triumph High Speed Development driver and has an endless supply of amusing stories from those days. Very interesting chap.
Day 2. The organisers had arranged for us to visit the Midlands Air Museum at Coventry Airport where we were able to park the cars amongst some of their 70 or so historical aircraft. They have all sorts of planes from a Fairey Gannet to a Vulcan and even a more modern Russian attack helicopter. We especially liked to be able to climb up into the Vulcan bomber cockpit to see where a crew of five worked to fly with our nuclear deterrent. We were also able to sit in a Gloster Meteor and an Armstrong Whitworth Argosy cockpit.
|Another photo opportunity.|
|My partner Jo in the Vulcan cockpit|
|1914 AC Sociable|