V8 Column for January 2007

Annual V8 Curry

The Cambridge Curry Centre, a spacious curry house in the centre of Cambridge. (Photo: Ian Quarrington)

The annual V8 Curry Night has been a tradition of the V8 Register from its formation in 1978. It is usually held in early February and starts the programme of V8 Gatherings for the year! This year the V8 Curry Night is on Saturday 24th February 2007 and is being arranged by Ian Quarrington at his favourite curry house in the centre of Cambridge. Although it is a spacious restaurant you will need to book a place by contacting Ian at iquarrington@prior.com or on 01480 210783. All members of the V8 Register and fellow Club members and friends are very welcome. Full details are on the V8 website with a location map and car parking guidance. More . .

The following day, Sunday 25th February, there is the annual Stoneleigh MG Show at the National Agriculture Show Ground so why not make a weekend

of it. The V8 Register contact is Clive Wheatley on
01746 710810. You can book online on the Stoneleigh website at www.mgshow.co.uk

Prix des Alpes 2007
This year will be the tenth Prix des Alpes. Al and Fiona Barnett have taken part in all of them and look forward to this anniversary event. If you think you might enjoy the scenery, the burble of the V8 up at 8,000ft, good hotels, but not the competition, then there is a touring class where the routes are more straightforward. Details can be obtained from brownings.sportscene@virgin,net or you can call Al Barnett on 01306 875786 for further information on what is involved.

V8 Saunter in the Shires
The next V8 Tour in the popular annual series is planned for the long weekend from Friday 28th September to Monday 1st October 2007. It will be based at Sywell in Northamptonshire. The full programme of visits and events will be released early in the New Year by the organiser Tony Lake. He has arranged accommodation at the Aviator Hotel at Sywell aerodrome, an art deco building that was the clubhouse and officers' mess in the thirties. Dine in the Cirrus room overlooking the landing strip that attracts a wonderful selection of vintage aircraft and enjoy a programme of visits to interesting sights in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire. The cost will be £399 double and £299 single - full details and a booking form are on the V8 website. We are hoping several Club members with Leopard and Tiger Moths will fly in over the weekend including V8 members, Ron and Valery Gammons.