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Robbie's News Year 2000.
Last Update Friday 17th. November 2000.
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Leo and Guust from Holland are thinking
about fitting a hardtop to their Falcons. They would appreciate any
information regarding trimming, fixing etc. from owners who have fitted
Doug Philp from Broughty Ferry near Dundee has resumed the build of his Falcon Sports SRi. Doug was on holiday in Yorkshire in May, when his house caught fire. You can understand that most of the summer he spent getting things back to normal and the JBA had to wait. Doug has returned to the task refreshed this Autumn. Check it out Here.
Steve Hill has dropped his web site about the
Javelin. He has moved to an new site, but has still to add the Javelin
Pages. I will keep you posted.
Coming Next Month Nothing planned as yet. In fact it has gone very quiet. I guess it is down to the terrible floods that you are all experiencing down south. Hope next year it will be much drier. Maybe I will do a Christmas Theme.
A cloud hangs over Stoneleigh for next year 2001. New halls are being built to replace the old ones. The results of this, are that the price has rocketed and organizers will have to expect to pay very high fees for the use of the ground and halls for next year, which means these costs will have to be passed onto Manufacturers and Trade Exhibitors. Question is will they be able to afford such high costs and would it be worth their while.
Dig at JBA. I had a wee dig at Dave & Ken in the Scottish Region web site, about not attending Scotland since 1997. Of course, I have got it wrong again, As you can see in their reply below.
" JBA have attended every dedicated kit car show
there has ever been in Scotland. Even the first one ever held at Knockhill about 10 years ago, I seem to remember us being one of the few
I can appreciate their point. JBA have been at every dedicated Kit Car show in Scotland. Other manufacturers seemed to reduce their numbers over the years. The 1997 show was the last proper Kit Car show and the organizers moved it from April to July. They did not half get it wrong. The dates they chose were when everyone was away. The main Edinburgh and Glasgow holidays. Results, attendance was drastically reduced and manufacturers and traders did not receive the trade and interest in their products, that was normally expected.
I guess we just miss a proper Kit Car Show in Scotland.
Stuart Kelly has suspended his JBA web site, as he is busy with other web projects. I hope he resumes this at a later date, as he had taken loads of good quality JBA photos, throughout the year. Some of which appear on this site.
Wheel Alignment Central Region. A new
centre has opened in Scotland called
Grantown on Spey
The Scottish section had their annual run to meet up with the northeners on Saturday 12th.August. This was the first run that we had with a Javelin in tow. Sorry Alex I shall rephrase that, it could show us a nice rear number plate, depicting that it was No1. We had the hoods down most of the day and the weather was very warm. It was nice to welcome Alex Sargent with his JBA Javelin as a new member.
This is getting to look like last years report, as I was late as usual, catching them up at Ballater. I couldn't find them anywhere, all the cars were there, so I had a chat with Sugar while I searched for the mobile. They were having coffee in the hotel next door. Dave Tennant said you will have to be first next year.
We headed towards Grantown on Spey. Stopping at the Smoke House. It was here that we had arranged to meet up with Dick Scott from Inverness and he was waiting with that warm Scottish greeting. The Smoke House was closed, but we had our packed lunch, in their picnic park, which is always open, but not the toilets.
Gordon & Julie Hay, from Nethy Bridge had recently purchased a JBA Falcon Plus Two, turned up to meet and chat to our happy band.
We continued to Revak Estate half a mile along the road, in search of toilets and what a beautiful place it was. It was an ideal place for a rendezvous, had we known about it, with cafeteria, duck ponds and gorgeous surroundings.
Dick joined us on our journey west through to Coylumbridge and parted company with us here, heading north for home. We had to make a fuel stop at Newtonmore before starting southbound. All the JBA's were able to fill up with unleaded, except me and as the big Esso garage did not stock LRP, I put in £5 of unleaded to get me to Dalwhinnie. I found it strange that an Esso garage did not have LRP as Esso were the first to advertise it last year before any other petrol company.
Whilst filling up in Dalwhinnie the weather started to change and sheets of rain could be seen falling in the distance, time to put the hood up. Dalwhinnie is a strange place weather wise, it can be bright and sunny one minute and a blizzard the next. The cafe that is there now was originally called "Port in a Storm".
The final stop was at the House of Bruar a tourist attraction centre with walks and waterfalls, the best time to view the falls is in the spring, but I don't think that this year, it would have made much difference.
The House of Bruar cars in the line up
left to right are
Thanks to Alex for taking the photographs.
Hi! Folks Well the season is moving on and the weather up till now has been terrible, however it changed in Scotland last weekend July 16th.for the outing of the JBAOC Scottish Region. More details Here.
It was a large show of classic cars, with the JBAOC and the Scottish Kit Car Club having stands there. Camping is available on the site.
This was the first Javelin ever built by JBA and was owned by Kim Hollings from Stockport who sold it to Alex from Dunbar Scotland. There is only a couple of photos of the Javelin on this site and no information at all about them. However with the help of Kim, who had also built another Javelin and Alex I hope to be able to put up a page dedicated to the Javelin with a lot more photos and more information.
My son Kenny looked at it and smiled with
fond affection and said
The JBA Owners Club has a new Web Address. You can now find it at www.jbaoc.org
The Scottish Kit Car
Show has now reverted back to
Wigtown Run May 20th.
The Scottish Section of the JBAOC had their first run of the season to Stair Park in Stranraer for the Wigtownshire Rally. Donald Collier, John Donaldson, Dave Tennent, Ceri and myself . I travelled down on the Sunday morning and the outlook was grim with rain threatening and at Glasgow very dark clouds . However once we got to Ayr the clouds dispersed and the sun started to break through. Once we arrived at Stranraer the weather was lovely and warm. The Park soon filled up and Ceri finally arrived. I really enjoy looking at Classic Cars, it reminds me of my boyhood years. A lot of visitors thought our cars were classics.
Christine Collier won a bottle of "Queen
Margaret" whisky in the raffle and wondered if it was real, as it had
foreign writing on the label. I was able to assure her it was. It is blended
by Invergordan Distillers in Leith and shipped to Germany then comes back
into this country being sold at Lidl Stores.
A very enjoyable day was had by all.
There is a clear absence of photos in this
report. The fool with the camera made a muck of them.
"Hi! Scotty, Beam me up Stuart Kelly".
Change of Venue
Safe Driving All the Best Regards Robbie.
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