On Sunday 19th January around 70 of us were at our annual awards lunch at the Redcliffe Hotel, Paignton. Wall to wall sunshine greeted those who joined in the morning car run first. Bill & Val Rhodes had arranged a very scenic route through Ogwell up on to Dartmoor and back down to Paignton via Ashburton and Totnes.
The sun continued to shine and we had the usual excellent silver service meal in the Redcliffe’s Paris Singer room with its panoramic views over Torbay.
The Points Trophy is awarded for the highest number of events attended in an old vehicle. Runners up were Bill & Val, with Colin & Cathy Wills taking first position.
The premier cup is the Ian Hannaford Trophy, given in memory of our founding chairman. It’s been awarded since 1995 to the member who has contributed most to TOWC life over the year. Chosen by secret ballot at our November AGM, this year’s very worthy winner was our Webmaster and graphic designer, Phil Haste. Sadly not present on the day, his cup was presented (tongue in cheek) to Phil’s photograph by Chairman Julian together with last year’s winner Harry Kuehling, our Social Secretary.
New Year’s Day
A drizzly day with hill fog meant that our old cars stayed safely sleeping at home, but around 40 of us welcomed in 2020 at the Old Smokey, Marldon. An excellent meal was enjoyed at the pub where TOWC was founded in 1992. Thanks to our organiser, social sec Harry for organising the day and taking the photos.