VBOA Rally 2013

Billing July 2013
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Your friendly Vauxhall - Opel Club since 1994
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One of the great things about the trip to Billing is meeting so many Club members, some you haven't seen since last year, and others you have only heard about, or met on the Web Forum. By the Friday afternoon when Colin and Marilyn Scott arrived, the Club Stand (HQ) was already in operation in the form of a new “Event Shelter” donated to the Club by Sue Watt. On site were Sue Watt, Richard and Beth Watt and Brandon Smith along with Kevin Bricknall, Simon Downs and Keith and Shirley Richardson. Soon Peter Norrish arrived, then Andrew Waite and family pitched their tent. After the tents were up, the first port of call was a quick run round the Auto-jumble in case there were some early bargains to be had. Friday afternoon and most of Saturday was spent getting cars looking their best, (although the baking sunshine made polishing an impossible task) looking round the other Club stands and generally socialising. Saturday night we had the Quiz, a joint effort between Jane Miller and Kevin Bricknall (somehow won by Wales!) and an extremely funny tape produced by Ian Broadway. After that a pleasant few hours were spent round the “camp-fire” before bed called (after all, there was another day ahead).Sunday was Judgement Day, both Club and Show. The results appear below, but congratulations to Keith and Shirley Richardson on their immaculate Mk.2 Cavalier which was the Club entry to the Chairman's Cup. Many more members appeared on the Club Stand on Sunday, making a very presentable show with all three generations of Cavalier and four Chevettes (Chevette attendance at Billing has sadly declined; we now average 5 to 10, although having said that we did only have 7 Cavalier Mk.1 this year), including the cars of some of the new members we gained over the weekend. A successful raffle and auction were held, with some excellent prizes on offer. And then, all too soon, it was time to pack up and leave. See you next year! Club award winners for Billing 2013 were:- Cavalier Mk.1 - Best Saloon - Richard Watt. Cavalier Mk.1 - Best Sports Hatch - Stephen Fordham. Cavalier Mk.2 - Best Saloon - Keith Richardson. Cavalier Mk.2 - Best Hatch - Mark Sweetman. Cavalier Mk.2 - Best Convertible - Kevin Williams. Cavalier Mk.3 - Best Saloon - James McGrath. Cavalier Mk.3 - Best Hatch - Steve Welch. Chevette - Best Saloon - Peter Norrish. Chevette - Best Hatch - Richard Kemp. Manta B - Best Coupe - Richard Haywood. Best Lady Owner/Driver's Car* - Marilyn Scott – Cavalier Mk.1. Best Guest Car - Dave Boon – “Silver Bullet” . Bob Watt Memorial Award – For dedication to the Cavalier & Chevette Club - Kevin Bricknall. *This award has been reinstated after a lapse of several years to try to encourage the Club's lady members to come along to Billing with their cars and have a crack at our friendly, fun show. Must just say a huge thank you to all Club members for making Billing 2013 the best yet. Apologies to all those members attending whose names the Editor left on the cutting room floor! Report by Richard Watt, Colin and Marilyn Scott & Jane Miller