Huge thanks to everyone that attended Seven Sisters 2019. We had a fantastic turnout and despite the weather, the event has to be one of the best yet!
We had a great group of people with plenty of light hearted banter especially towards Chris Powell. Chris’s interesting parking techniques Saturday morning tested the experience and knowledge of our marshals. (Checkout the photos of the red Discovery 2)The recovery was successful and handled safely by all. This hill will now been known as Chris(‘s) Hill 🙂
In other news, we had a few breakages and the most impressive one has to go to Josh Creffield. Josh managed to blow the rear diff in his Discovery 2 Saturday afternoon. They began the diff replacement at 4:30pm. By 7:10pm Josh was back up and running ready for the night event.
We had a very impressive variety of vehicles from Freelander’s and Suzuki’s through to heavily modified L200’s and some awesome challenge trucks! Of course not to forget all the varieties of Land Rover Discovery’s, Defender’s and a smart looking Range Rover Classic
We would also like to mention our regular Summer & Seven Sisters attendees Neil, David, Adrian, Gavin and Dale, who’s continued support over the years at all our events is always appreciated.
We are slowly sorting through all our photos and videos from the weekend. Feel free to send your photos into firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them on our Instagram and Facebook page for all to see.
Thanks again and watch this space for our 2020 dates!
Our Green Lane Officer Arran has set up a Shire WhatsApp group for green laning. This will be used alongside the usual channels to organise green lane days and weekends. Some of the events will be spur of the moment / short notice trips and as some people don’t tend to visit the Facebook group, its a quick and easy way to communicate and discuss green laning events.
Contact Arran on email@example.com to be added to the group.
Big thanks to everyone who made the trek to Wales for our Seven Sisters off-road weekend, it was a blast and we hope to see you again next time!
Speaking of which – we’ve got dates for next year, put these in your diary:
Summer Sisters – 22nd-23rd June 2019
Seven Sisters – 28th-29th September 2019
Online bookings for Summer Sisters 2019 will open soon!
We’d also like to thank everyone for putting pennies in the charity tin for teas & coffees in aid of Hampshire & Isle Of Wight Air Ambulance, along with the donation from the entry fee we raised over £220 in a weekend so a big pat on the back to you all!
The weekend of the 27th-28th we’re off to Wales for a weekend of playing at the huge and brilliant Walters Arena, a site with something for everyone and every vehicle. You can book tickets & camping online now!
Some of you may have seen on our Facebook page that some of the committee are intending to step down at the next AGM in May;
Christine, our long-serving / long-suffering Club Secretary has decided to hang up her notebook after more years than it would be polite to count. A huge thanks to Christine for all she’s done for the club over the years.
Gary and Kim Clark are also stepping down from their roles as Events Officer and Newsletter Editor / PR respectively due to work and family commitments. Again, a huge thanks to both of them for their input to the club.
This does mean we have some positions vacant on the committee if you’d like to get involved and help out – it doesn’t need a huge commitment to make a big difference to the running of the club so please do contact us if you’re interested in helping out in any way at all.
OK I’m not sure if Christmassyiest is a word but congrats to Noel for winning the competition at our Mannington play-day with his nicely decorated 90!
Congrats to Piers and Chris who came in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Thanks to everyone who attended, and thanks to everyone who put change in pot for Hampshire & Isle Of Wight Air Ambulance. We hope to see you all next time – the next Mannington is the 25th of February, our next play-day is 28th of January at Bunny Lane.
We are pleased to announce the dates for Seven Sisters and Summer sisters 2018:
Summer Sisters – 23rd-24th June 2018
Seven Sisters – 15th-16th September 2018
Online bookings for Summer Sisters 2018 will open soon – an ideal Christmas pressie!
To address some of the rumours we’ve heard on Facebook etc. there will be no changes to our rules or the types of vehicles (or tyres) permitted at these events. Other types of event on the site may be different but those changes do not affect us!
Some exciting news is that RR Parts are providing a selection of raffle prizes including a Bearmach service kit, Bearmach wrap-around diff guard, and a T-Max hi-lift jack. We are also putting some club merchandise into the raffle so you could win some lovely ShireLRC gear, or if you’re unlucky you might win a club keyring!
The T-Max hi-lift jack will go to one randomly selected member on the day – you’ve just got to be there and signed in to be in with a chance!
We can also confirm there will be a burger van on-site for food and drinks.
Proceeds from the raffle will go to the Hampshire & Isle Of Wight Air Ambulance.
A huge thanks to all who turned out for our end of year “Cold turkey” play day at Mannington. We had a great turnout, and a grand time was had by almost everyone – we’re not sure if the guys stuck in the ice-cold pond were having fun or not, but it looks like they were providing entertainment for those stood on dry land!
Here’s just a couple of the many photos from the day which are already up on our Facebook group:
So with 2017 just a few days away, here’s a couple of dates for your shiny new calendar: