Magazine Preview: May 2018

Magazine Preview: May 2018
This months magazine will be hitting your doormats very shortly, so to wet your appetites here are some sample articles to look forward. Other articles include Stag LD2 Update, Love's labours lost, FBHVC Press Release, Technical Corner and a variety of club member offers and events

Swiss Alps to Southern Alps NZ

I’ve found you a car – it’s a Stag”. I’d had a bad start to the year, so my brother Colin’s news was good to hear. I had been considering buying a TR6 for a couple of years, but couldn’t find a good one at a sensible price. 

“You might remember this one - it’s dark red with wire wheels. Imported from the UK. I restored it for the owner - all new panels - it was in my workshop about 10 years ago, and it’s still in beautiful condition”. 

Stag Car Owner’s Club New Zealand

We’re organising the National 35th Anniversary weekend for the Stag Car Owner’s Club New Zealand. This will be held the 22nd to 24th February 2019 in Methven Canterbury. As we hold these events every two to three years, we’re confident that over 30 stags will participate in the event. 

SOC at the Practical Classics restoration Show

Black Country Area had organised the Restoration Show at the NEC for the last three years, but a need for time off work to set up on Thursday and to cover Friday opening forced them to stand down, so Roger and I volunteered. Tony Lapworth used his templates from the November show for the carpet and electric orders and volunteered to bring the Club van suitably loaded and to help with set up and break down. So a huge thank you Tony who did most of the work and was feeling ill. Also helping at set up and on stand duty were John Daniels and Bill Fannon, thank you both. As we finished setting the stand, both cars arrived punctually. 

From 0-70 in less than 3 years

No, I am not making a silly comment on the car, I am referring to my journey in relation to Stag ownership and the SOC. In the summer of 2015, for various reasons, I decided that 40+ years of motorcycling (mostly for pleasure) were coming to an end. Not least of these were the effects on my body, and the reluctance of the current Mrs Rowland to jump aboard for a trip out in the countryside.