"Thrills in the Hills" TVR run 2017. Sat May 27th

"Thrills in the Hills" TVR run 2017. Sat May 27th

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KEVTVR

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709 posts

83 months

Friday 25th November 2016
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" THRILLS IN THE HILLS "
( This is TVR,s 70th Birthday year, lets aim for 70 TVR,s on this run to celebrate ) we aimed for 70 and got exactly 100.....

The High Peak TVR car club are once again hosting the very popular "Thrills in the Hills" Peak District TVR run. In May 2016 we had 60 TVR,s on this run and we are hoping for at least 70 this time to celebrate TVR,s 70th Birthday year.
This run takes us through some of the best of the Peak District scenery and on some of the best driving roads. We have blasts across the moors, winding twisting country roads, scenic towns and villages, re-group points and turn points (great for videoing all the cars) and amazing Peak District scenery along the way. Part of our afternoon run takes us on the A515, the 1950s Proposed Road Race Circuit for the Peak District. Imagine Jaguar D-types, Ferrari Monzas, Aston Martin DBR1s and 300S Maseratis fighting it out over a fast, narrow road circuit looping over high hills. A circuit almost as long as the old Nürburgring, with every sort of corner and hazard from stone walls and off-camber curves to a narrow bridge under a railway. A circuit in England, on the Queen's Highway. Some of this is part of our "Thrills in the Hills" run.  
If you arrive early at http://www.hassopstation.co.uk/ you have the choice of breakfast before leaving and we have a planned lunch stop at http://www.theknightstable.co.uk/ . The finish location is the stunning http://www.monsalhead.com/ with its fantastic views.
A great TVR day out not to be missed. START HASSOP STATION CAFE DE451NW meeting from anytime 9am onwards, START EXACTLY 10:30am.
We had people from all parts of the UK with us last year. Why not make a weekend of it and stay over for the Nomads Sunday meet at The Fox House, Hathersage Road, Longshaw, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 7TY
http://www.visitpeakdistrict.com/accommodation/

Full details and maps to follow. You can also follow us on the "HIGH PEAK NOMADS TVR CAR CLUB" page on FACEBOOK. You will also find the event details there. We are also asking for a £2 per car entry fee this year just to cover some of the many costs involved. Many thanks.
Kev Townsend.


Please see the video of the 2016 run
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vtdV3Ab4nY[url]























Edited by KEVTVR on Monday 29th May 22:42

James_G31

17 posts

37 months

Friday 25th November 2016
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I'm going to be putting this into the diary now I have my T350. I was there last year for the morning and lunchtime gatherings with my mate taking pics. We were the two idiots on our road bikes if any of you noticed http://thumbsnap.com/A6YtrKkq.

potash4

116 posts

51 months

Friday 25th November 2016
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Looking forward to this one, its in the diary!!!

driving

BuzzBillsberry

1,304 posts

179 months

Sunday 4th December 2016
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This will be my 1st outing on this event and we're looking forward to it

Buzz

BuzzBillsberry

1,304 posts

179 months

Sunday 4th December 2016
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This will be my 1st outing on this event and we're looking forward to it

Buzz

Incognegro

1,522 posts

81 months

Monday 5th December 2016
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I'll be there going to try and get more of the MK TVR boys in on this one too.

portzi

2,292 posts

123 months

Sunday 11th December 2016
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I have done both the Peak district hills and the Surrey hills, there is really no comparison, The Peaks are by far the most beautiful scenery and best driving roads, the Surrey hills are full cyclist's and Range Rover Overfinch's smile

Jon100p

49 posts

55 months

Thursday 5th January 2017
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We went on this run last year for the first time and it was a great day - so we are coming again - all the way from Dorset!
Already booked the same B&B - orchardhousebakewell.co.uk - we can recommend it.

phazed

18,338 posts

152 months

Thursday 5th January 2017
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portzi said:
I have done both the Peak district hills and the Surrey hills, there is really no comparison, The Peaks are by far the most beautiful scenery and best driving roads, the Surrey hills are full cyclist's and Range Rover Overfinch's smile
Speaking as a person who lives in the Surrey Hills, I mostly agree with you.

As in, full of cyclists and Range Rovers!

Actually, it is just full of everything apart from the beautiful hills, which are fairly empty ( apart from the blight of mountain bikers) due to the fact that most of the population never exercises and leaves it free for the likes of my wife and me!

KEVTVR

Original Poster:

709 posts

83 months

Thursday 5th January 2017
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There is a good review in the January Sprint magazine from last years run. We are hoping for more than 60 this time.....


Edited by KEVTVR on Tuesday 28th February 23:19

Stevie Mojo

1,506 posts

185 months

Friday 6th January 2017
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Might try to make this.

KEVTVR

Original Poster:

709 posts

83 months

Monday 9th January 2017
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Unfortunately Les may not be able to join us this year, as we can fully appreciate this will be a very busy year for him and the TVR team. But a very nice reply from Les.
Dear Kevin,
 
Thanks very much for the email and for your kind invite to the event in the Peak District.
 
Having driven around the Buxton area a few times, I can understand what a great driving experience it would be to be with a group of fellow TVR owners, roaring through beautiful countryside on some magnificent and iconic roads. Sadly though, it is likely I will have to pass on this occasion, as pressure mounts on the approach to launch of the new car!
 
Hopefully next year will be less frantic (although I have my doubts!!) and I’ll be able to get to more of the club events.
 
If I happen to find myself at a loose end on the 27th though (i.e. not poring over drawings, choosing paint colours, wondering how to stop the back wheels smoking, etc.), I’ll be sure to join you.
 
Hope it goes well for the 2017 season and you all get to celebrate the 70th anniversary in style.
 
Kind regards
 
Les
 
 
Les Edgar
Chairman
TVR Manufacturing Ltd

Edited by KEVTVR on Monday 9th January 15:47

TVRJAS

2,390 posts

77 months

Monday 9th January 2017
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It's very nice of him to personally reply never mind thinking of attending. There can't be many Chairman of car companies willing to take part in such an event.

Will be doing my best to attend again cool

WillS66

89 posts

64 months

Tuesday 10th January 2017
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KEVTVR said:
" THRILLS IN THE HILLS "

The High Peak TVR car club are once again hosting the very popular "Thrills in the Hills" Peak District TVR run. In May 2016 we had 60 TVR,s on this run and we are hoping for a few more this time.
I've stuck this in the diary, haven't driven mine in the Peaks yet so looking forward to it.

I am a bit concerned about the number of cars in the pictures with their roofs up. Have you used some complicated editing software to remove the signs of the hurricane-level storm that would have justified such behaviour? ;-)

WillS

TVRJAS

2,390 posts

77 months

Tuesday 10th January 2017
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Dark cloudy skies all around us,I think we all knew it was coming.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfMlpNh01Ms&t=...

KEVTVR

Original Poster:

709 posts

83 months

Wednesday 18th January 2017
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Maps now online and also available on the day.

TwinKam

1,306 posts

43 months

Sunday 22nd January 2017
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Looking forward to this. Loving the road-book! driving
Have booked a room at 'The Manners' in Bakewell (it's cancellable, so if you know it, please let me know if I should... smile)

phazed

18,338 posts

152 months

Sunday 22nd January 2017
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Road book?

KEVTVR

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709 posts

83 months

Sunday 22nd January 2017
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TwinKam said:
Looking forward to this. Loving the road-book! driving
Have booked a room at 'The Manners' in Bakewell (it's cancellable, so if you know it, please let me know if I should... smile)
Looks like a great place to stay Rik and on part of our route, we are going past the front door.
Road book........A roadbook is a diagrammatic book typically used by rally co-drivers and overland travelers to navigate across uncertain terrain. Usually, the roadbook consists of several pages of tulip-diagrams, GPS co-ordinates and written instructions to assist in navigation.
In rally sport, the term pacenotes is more usual.




Edited by KEVTVR on Monday 23 January 12:41

TwinKam

1,306 posts

43 months

Monday 23rd January 2017
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phazed said:
Road book?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roadbook

Am I alone in having happy memories of Road Rallying, Targa timing, Tulips, 12 Cars, Plot n Bash... ?