Hampshire region update

Message sent by Tony Salter
Hi everyone

Here is a tentative first email from Sally and me.

Firstly we hope that everyone is ok and keeping out of trouble!

Unfortunately our usual venue the Queens Head has closed.  We were looking for another venue anyway and were actually in the process of arranging a one off meeting at a pub that offered a generous outside gazeebo/marquee; ideal for a bit of social distancing etc.  Sadly the new rule of six has rather put an end to that.

We have heard from a few people within the region, which is rather nice.

Chris Jacobs is still putting together his freshly painted Teal Blue MK3, It should look good when revealed.

Denis Baker has been swapping engines around and should by now have the original engine back in his woody, thankfully his Cooper S has been spared this trauma.

Mike and Barbara Mark have seen a downsizing of their impressive fleet.  The Inno that has lurked unseen for a while is looking forward to it’s new home and their MK3 hillclimb car (Ginge!) has a new local home where it should continue it’s career of motorsport.  Meanwhile their red/white car is now red/white again and has seen some impressive progress since being acquired.

Lawrence and Annie Gandar have been out and about in their RSP, Max, and are planning a bit of maintenance.

Tony Salter’s new project, a hillclimb Riley Elf has been progressing.  It is now in paint, OEW/Dove grey.  The majority of the car is together and it is currently having a new engine and gearbox being built for a new season of motorsport.

Paul Holloway has not been anywhere is particular, but has been play with either his Cooper or 1275GT during lockdown and has hinted that he too might be competing again next year.

Pick up Pete has been around and is tidying up his pick up.

We have not heard from Peter Gibson for a while, we hope he is ok.

Apologies if we have missed anyone out.  Email us at tony@motomart.biz to let us know how you are doing.

Kind regards

Tony and Sally.