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.
Purists should look away now as we introduce an electric car that actually looks good (sorry, Martin) and has pedigree. Conversion specialist e-Drive Retro can take your very own classic – yes, that one in your garage – and make it clean and green without altering its driving characteristics or, crucially, its looks.
With the help of 3D scanning and printing, the company are confident they can tailor a replacement power unit to fit any car. There’s a drawback, however – to turn your car EV, you’ll have to drive it to e-Drive’s HQ in Finland, and that’s a lot of petrol. Read more on http://bit.ly/2cg4xZC
Bright spark! Triumph GT6 converted to EV
It’s the vehicle event with a difference and it’s on Sunday, September 18. Gartcosh Autojumble/Car Boot Show will feature classics and sports cars of many eras, plus bargains galore – from a household bulb to that part you’ve been after for ages. Visitors, including AutoScots members, are welcome to pitch up and sell.
Hosted by the Wolseley Register and Gartcosh Classic & Sportscar Club, the show and sale is at Gartcosh Social Club, Eastgate, Gartcosh G69 8AS, close to Junction 2A of the M73.
Buses! As kids, they were the closest to family cars many of us had, and on Sunday, September 18, Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust is inviting the public – including members of AutoScots – to walk among more than 100 of them.
Bridgeton Bus Garage is sure to be a major attraction on Glasgow Doors Open Day. Visitors will be taken on a guided tour of the vast garage and shown historic vehicles in all stages of restoration, from crocks to fully restored and running. For kids, there’s also a treasure hunt and colouring-in, and Clippie’s Cafe will serve the hungry.
The garage will open from 11.30am till 5pm (last tour at 4). Advance booking is advised. More information on http://www.glasgowdoorsopenday.com/event/bridgeton-bus-garage
So you want to be a fireman when you grow up? AutoScots’ meet on Monday (Sep 5) is the place for you!
It’s Fire Engine Fun Night when members and friends will get a close-up of Archie Houliston’s fully preserved 1980s Scania appliance, blue lights, two-tones and all. There’s also ladders, hoses and water – hundreds of gallons of it – so let’s see who can scoosh highest and longest.
Archie, of GVVT, Bridgeton, will happily answer all your questions about the machine, how he keeps it gleaming and its years in service.
The fun starts at 8pm at the Naseeb, Ayr Road, Newton Mearns, close to Junction 5 of the M77. Formerly the Indian Platform Southside, the restaurant is under new management and offering an improved menu which has already been voted a hit by members. Pre-meet curry is available from 6pm. Bring family, bring friends … see you on Monday.
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Scottish Ford Day is next up on the calendar for AutoScots. Members heading to Lathalmond on Sunday (Sep 4) will leave the northbound slip road of the A77 at Fenwick at 8am. Events organiser and muffin master Michael Young will be at the Q8/Bellfield McDonald’s from 7.30 to welcome hardcore breakfasters.