BB News March - April 2010

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We have certainly seen a return to a "proper" winter this time round and I think like me you are now hoping the worst is over and itching to get behind the wheel and be off without any more weather interruptions to attend some of this year’s enthusiastically anticipated events.

Before updating you on news and events for the coming two months, you may well have noticed, if you take a regular look at BB News, that there has been a lack of updates for a few months. Unfortunately Pauline Hulme, who ran BB News and was involved with BrmmBrmm from the very beginning in early 1999, sadly passed away on August 23rd, 2009. This left a big gap in the life of her family, as well as BrmmBrmm. It is only proper then that our first item of news this year is a tribute to Pauline, who was very much appreciated by members of the BrmmBrmm Classic Network.

The thumbnail photograph which was on the BrmmBrmm home page for the last few years came from this photograph taken around 1965, with Pauline at the wheel of her beloved "Yvette". Yvette was a well travelled steed, as they both moved to Holland for a few years, while Pauline worked at ESTEC, the European Space TEchnology Centre, which became the European Space Agency. In letters home, Pauline lamented the quality of the local Dutch roads at the time, which were rattling poor Yvette to pieces. Finally, she took the decision to pass Yvette onto her brother for safe keeping, while she moved onto a more practical Ford Cortina. True to his word, her brother took care of Yvette, even replacing one of the broken front callipers which Pauline had been driving around with(out) for a few months. In fact contrary to popular belief, the collision between Yvette and a police car was not his fault, evidenced by the full acceptance of damages by the local constabulary.

This second photo shows Pauline several years later at her son's wedding in 2001. The car is not Yvette, but was certainly inspired by Yvette. I'm told that Pauline was doing "donuts" in the courtyard of the Scottish castle where the reception was held.

Yes, she is at the wheel - its a left hand drive import, first exported to to Boston, USA. Her son just came along for the (white knuckle) ride.

Pauline is sadly missed by her family, though they are consoled by a great many happy memories of a spirited lady, loved by all.

As BrmmBrmm’s new administrator, I’d be delighted to get to know you better so please send me news of what you’ve been up to. If you have any events you would like listing for next issue please send them through – and I’ll make sure they make the May/June BB News.


Ford Anglia 105E NW Owners Club

It is time again to pamper the Anglia and get out to the classic car shows over the summer months. The Ford Anglia 105E NW Owner's club have news on their website of an event not to be missed - Sat 1st May, Sun 2nd May, Mon 3rd May - Llandudno Transport Festival. See for more details.

Forthcoming Events

Here is a small selection of the many events taking place all over the country over the next two months.


Sunday, 7th March – International Triumph Show 2010 at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, Warwickshire
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Sunday, 7th March – Winchester MG Owners Club Annual Cobweb Spin
at IBM Club, Hursley Park, Winchester, Hampshire
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Saturday, 13th March – The 2nd Malvern Classic Dirt Bike Show & Off Road Spares Day
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Sunday, 14th March – The 24th "Real Classic" Malvern Classic Bike Show & Jumble
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Sunday, 19th - 21st March – The Regis Classic Tour 19 - Annual event, based in Shropshire, to raise money for the charities “Orchid” and “Against Breast Cancer”.
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Sunday, 28th March – International Jaguar Spares Day at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, Warwickshire
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Sunday to Monday, 4th – 5th April – The Medway Steam and Transport Show at Chatham Dockyard, Chatham, Kent
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Monday, 5th April – Wyke Down Spring Vehicle Meet
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Sunday, 11th April – MG Cumbria’s “Roof of England Challenge” . From Kendal , on some of the highest and most spectacular roads in the Pennines.
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Sunday 11th April – Portway Austin Group Daffodil Run
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Sunday 11th April – The Malvern 3rd Classic and Performance Ford Show & Jumble
Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire
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Sunday, 18th April – The 8th Malvern Classic Car Show and Spring Spares Day, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire
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