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Newsletter November 2009 Sadly this is my last Newsletter but the good news is that Christine Immelman has very gallantly volunteered to take over. Phil is going to assist on the publishing side and I will still be involved as photographer and reporter. This will result in you having a much more interesting and varied Newsletter. This just leaves the post of Chairman to be filled and it has been decided that this will be resolved at the Stable end of the year Braai. I will be overseas so am unable to attend, this being one of the reasons I am stepping down, as this is going to occur more frequently. The one thing I want to do before I step down is to congratulate and thank Phil for the fantastic job he has done in creating the Lancia Stable. It is a facility that cannot be matched by clubs ten times our size and I am sure that Peter would be proud to see what Phil has built from his collection of spares. I have a concern that many members may look at this success and see Phil as the ideal candidate for Chairman. I cannot disagree with this but the problem is a major part of this success is that the Club and Stable are run as separate enterties but are closely aligned. Having the same person heading both or amalgamating the two will dilute both and possibly lead to their downfall. I know that Phil agrees with me on this. So please look to someone else to Chair the Club so that he can continue with the good work without it being diluted. Jim LAST EVENT Social Meeting – Presidents Braai – Lancia Stable – Sunday 1st November Unfortunately this date clashed with several other events so the numbers were down considerably on previous Presidents Braai's. This did not stop us all having a good time. The change of venue meant it was the first time some of the social members ad been to the Stable. They were very impressed with the facilities but I am not sure if they were talking about the workshop and spares or the Bar. It was only the offer of food from the Braai, so well prepared by Phil, Riaan & Greg, that managed to attract them out into the sunlight. It was great to see Chris out and about again with her wheelchair. Hopefully the crutches should be thrown away before the next event. Jim FORTHCOMING EVENTS Garage Meeting – Annual Stable Braai - Saturday 12th December You should all have details of this from Phil so I will not elaborate. If you didn't get details contact Phil using the information at the end of the Newsletter. Timor Hall Classic Car Show – Sunday 24th January “The” show of the year. We will be having a Stand and Picnic as usual and hoping to show at least ten Lancias.. Hopefully some of the new members will bring their cars along to give a bit of variety. Contact Riaan or Phil if you would like to show your car. Go to http://www.classiccarandbikeshow.co.za/ if you want more information. LANCIA ON TOP GEAR On the latest edition of Top Gear show in the UK last Sunday the presenters did a complete about face from their usual stance and voted Lancia as the manufacturer who has produced the largest number of great cars. Most of the show was dedicated to Lancia with many cars shown including Stig doing a lap in a Stratos. Of course in the usual TG style every good point is balanced with a bad one but the show is a great showcase for Lancia. If you are not prepared to wait three years until it is shown here, you can view the following clips on Utube. The second one is of Stigs lap. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMQZeVNKzw8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWfTZGA1VwY QUOTE OF THE MONTH Here is the quote by the late Enzo Ferrari :- " If a man drives from passion, neither the money nor the risk count ; if a man drives as his business , it is right that he should value his life at what he considers a fair price " I think he will turn in his grave if he knew what is going on today ! Chris FOR SALE For affordable bargains check out the club website www.lancia.za.org. Many interesting Lancias for sale. TAILPIECE A cheeky look under the bonnet of a Delta S4 at the recent English NEC Classic Car Show CAPE LANCIA CLUB Club Website: www.lancia.za.org now regularly updated. 2009 Calendar (Provisional) December 5th – Garage – Lancia Stable Braai January 24th – Timour Hall Classic Car Show COMMITTEE Ex Chairman/Editor Honorary President Treasurer Jim Baldwin New Editor Home 021 557 1266 Christine Immelman Leo Kruger Work 021 710 6823 Cell 082 622 8677 Email Garage Meeting Co- email@example.com ordinator PRO/Social Event Co- ordinator Spares/Webmaster John Harvey Riaan Visser Phil Laing Cell 083 474 1808 Home 021 762 1362 Cell 082 3460127 Cell 082 772 5944 Email Riaan_Visser@bat.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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