AutoScots hosts its agm on Monday, February 6 at the Naseeb, Ayr Road, Newton Mearns. All posts are subject to re-election – chairman, vice-chairman, secretary/treasurer, PR/web, events co-ordinator. Nominations should be submitted to chairman Martin McLachlan by February 3 at the latest. Email Martin at AutoScots@hotmail.co.uk
Our events diary for 2017 will be compiled on the evening, and all suggestions will be welcomed. The agm begins at 8pm, and curry is available from 6. The Naseeb is close to Junction 5 of the M77. Join us!
Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year to all members, friends and supporters from all at AutoScots. See you in 2017 when we launch into the year with a club meet on Monday, January 9 at the Naseeb, Newton Mearns (8pm start, curry from 6). Our agm is on February 6 at the Naseeb.
ARRG’s first breakfast meet of 2017 starts at 10am on Sunday, January 15 at Cafe Razelle, Olympic Park, Dundonald. Thanks to Michael Young for organising.
Kick off 2017 with AutoScots. Our first meet of the New Year at the Naseeb, Newton Mearns, has been switched to January 9 – a week later than usual to accommodate the holidays. It will be our last regular get-together before the agm, which takes place on February 6. Both meetings begin at 8pm, with curry from 6.
There’s plenty time for the Christmas dinner to settle before ARRG host their first breakfast meet of 2017 at Cafe Razelle on January 15. The cafe is at Olympic Business Park, Dundonald, off the A719, postcode KA2 9BE. It’s a get-together for petrolheads, not a car show, so if your pride and joy is garaged up for winter, bring the daily driver. Thanks to Michael Young for organising.
Fancy a break from the pre-Yuletide rush? AutoScots will attend the ARRG brekkie meet at Cafe Razelle on Sunday (Dec 4). Starting time has been restored to the customary 10am.
Cafe Razelle is at Olympic Business Park, Dundonald, off the A719, postcode KA2 9BE. This is a get-together for petrolheads, not a car show, so if your pride and joy is garaged up for winter, bring the daily driver. Thanks to Michael Young for organising.
AutoScots.co.uk, upcoming events:
Sunday, Nov 6 – ARRG’s first brekkie meet of the winter season, 10.30am, Cafe Razelle, Olympic Business Park, Dundonald. Off A719, postcode KA2 9BE. This is a get-together for petrolheads, not a car show, so if your pride and joy is already tucked away out the cold, bring along the daily driver.
Monday, Nov 7 – discover all there is to know about undersealing and body protection with Preserve & Protect at the AutoScots.co.uk monthly meet, 8pm, Naseeb Restaurant, Ayr Road, Newton Mearns, close to M77, Junction 5. Curry from 6.
Fancy a pizza and petrolhead patter? AutoScots launches its series of pub social nights at The Old Plane Tree, Darnley, Glasgow, on Monday (Oct 17) at 7.30pm. The Old Plane Tree is close to Junction 3 of the M77. Address: 1 Leggaston Avenue G53 7PW. More at www.oldplanetreepubdarnley.co.uk.
A final reminder that AutoScots is rolling out the silver screen on Monday (Oct 3) for a show of members’ pictures. We’re looking for your memories of events you have attended with the club. Share them and give us a brief run-down on why they are special to you.
Email your images to Douglas Hunter, or bring them on a USB memory stick. Showtime at the Naseeb, Ayr Road, Newton Mearns, begins at 8pm and curry is available from 6.
The first of AutoScots’ new social nights is at The Old Plane Tree, Darnley, Glasgow, on Monday, October 17, starting at 7.30pm. The Old Plane Tree is close to Junction 3 of the M77. Address: 1 Leggaston Avenue G53 7PW. More at www.oldplanetreepubdarnley.co.uk.
Grub, drink and plenty patter is on the menu for the first of AutoScots’ new social nights. A survey of members at the September meet revealed a demand for more evenings out, and we are delivering with a get-together at The Old Plane Tree, Darnley, Glasgow, on Monday, October 17, starting at 7.30pm. The Old Plane Tree is close to Junction 3 of the M77. Address: 1 Leggaston Avenue G53 7PW. More details: www.oldplanetreepubdarnley.co.uk.
• Our regular AutoScots club meet at the Naseeb, Newton Mearns, on Monday, October 3 aims to put members firmly in the picture. Share your favourite photos from events past with the group and tell us the story behind them. Email images to Douglas Hunter, please.
• One for the diary: The first club meet of the New Year has been put back to January 9 to accommodate the festive holidays.
The Old Plane Tree … see you there on the 17th
AutoScots is heading to Sunday’s Tartan Tarmac breakfast meet at New College Lanarkshire’s Motherwell campus. The free-to-enter event features a vast range of vehicles, from classic to high-performance modern. Ayrshire-based members will set off from the northbound Fenwick slip road of the M77 at 8.30am.
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