2018 ended with a fantastic Christmas Party held at the St. Mellion Hotel in Cornwall which was attended by 64 members and guests, suffice to say everyone appears to have enjoyed themselves at this new venue as I have had some very good feedback about the event. One of the traditions of the Christmas party is to have our annual photo competition, the best photo was judged by last years winner Rob Holland who picked Tim Hipwell’s picture of a row of Astons taken on tour in Northern Spain. The Challenge Trophy was awarded to Richard Dix for his outstanding work organising our Devon Club meetings throughout the year.
We also held our annual club elections at the party and I have been elected as the new Area 20 Representative for 2019. With the support of a number of members that have stepped forward to organise events we have a full calendar planned for 2019, so thanks to all who contributed with their ideas and suggestions. The 2019 calendar of events has been emailed out to all, but if you have not received a copy please let me know and I will email a copy to you.
Our first meeting of the year is at the Glazebrook House Hotel in Devon on 24 February, organised by Richard Dix.
Our big event in April, the Cornwall Tour weekend at the Carbis Bay Hotel near St Ives organised by Tim Whale, has had a great response and is now fully booked. If we have any cancellations I will let you all know.
Below is the list of our forthcoming events for Area 20 in 2019.
February - Sunday lunch Glazebrook House Hotel, South Devon. Fully booked.
12 March - Devon Club evening at the Moorland Hotel, Haytor, Bovey Tracey.
12 to 14 April - Cornwall Tour Staying at The Carbis Bay Hotel, St Ives.
20 April - Bob Peterson Engineering visit and lunch at The Lewtrenchard Hotel.
30 April - Cornwall Club evening at the St Tudy Inn near Bodmin
14 May - Devon Club evening at The Moorland Hotel, Haytor.
9 June - Drive and visit to the Lyn Valley Classic Car show North Devon.
18 June - Cornwall Club evening at The St Tudy Inn, Bodmin.
13 to 14 July - Aston display at Powderham Castle Historic Vehicle Classic Car Show, near Exeter, Devon.
23 July - Devon Club evening at The Glazebrook House Hotel.
14 August - Theatre Royal Show, Plymouth. (New Event, planning in progress)
3 September - Devon Club evening the Moorland Hotel, Haytor.
September - Cornwall Club evening St Tudy Inn.
October - Lunch and drive at the Hartnoll Hotel Devon.
November - Clay Shooting Ashcombe and Lunch at the Smugglers Devon.