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Postby mikeyr » Mon Nov 28, 2005 3:11 am

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Postby Phillip » Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:05 am

It's never too early to plan for Stowe 2006!

Our aim: Match or break the ten car record!

This year the British Invasion show is from September 14 to 17 2006.

Help us make your Singer experience the best it can be. Tell us what you liked and didn't like if you've attended Stowe in the past.

We would like to stage another picnic drive, which proved very popular this year. Would you spend the extra day to do that or would you prefer to incorporate it into the Sunday?

Any and all comments welcome!
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Postby Peter McKercher » Fri Sep 08, 2006 2:06 pm

The September edition of "The British Marque" tabloid newspaper was mailed out yesterday and goes to members of approximately 90 British car clubs. Prominently displayed on Page 23 were a trio of Stowe Singers. Thank to Terry Trovato for submitting.
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Postby Paul Bouchard » Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:44 pm

Greetings from Stowe!!

With no real summer vaction to speak of, it was decided to make Stowe a bit of a rest & a car show, so we drove down (with cars in tow) on Thursday.

Phillip's 36 LM and my 47 Super Ten are still on their trailers but eager to get on to the field.

Sadly, the Ten will remain on the trailer for the ride to the field, and will be ungraciously pushed into place. With no brakes (literally) it would be a little unsafe to drive.

Gladly, the engine is in place, although untested, but if it is a calm day today, I will try to coax some life into her.

Signing off from Stowe,

Paul
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Postby mikeyr » Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:54 pm

Well it looks like Stowe was again a great event...more details and lots more pictures to follow but here you go for starters

http://www.singercars.com/stowe/2006/
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Postby Paul Bouchard » Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:01 am

Just back from Stowe, and in a word, it was GREAT!

Funny how you can really look forward to meeting people that you have only met a time or two. Now that it is over, I can not wait to see them again!

The popular "Garage Front" display from Hudson was brought down for the show. Thanks to the relationship we have developped over the years with the show's organizers, we were able to get additional space for the display. Thanks too to all the willing helpers in maming short work of the set up.

Show day and there were 6 cars in attendance. 7 were registered, but a trailer problem kept Rick Meade's Roadster from being there, but not Rick!

The weather was beautiful, with a hint of clouds in the morning and glorious sunshine for the rest of the day. With the cars aligned, it was time for the finishing touches. A special thanks to Lynn Mulder who's creativity brought about the "mechanic" who would grace the garage theme. With a pair of coveralls, a few blankets, a pair of boots and a wooden "tibia" she created a mechanic who only charged half-price... well he was only half a mechanic!

The display and cars drew much attention from the croud. Photo opportunities were taken at the door of the garage, as people dropped by to see the cars. Again a number of former Singer owners as well as a few new and past members dropped by. Near the end of the show day on Saturday, we heard the word "Singer" over the PA and went running. As a special treat, the Singer club was awarded with the first Stowe British Invasion Car Club Participation Award!!! This was an incredible surprise. As many of you know, a lot goes in to arranging a meet. The rewards are seeing the people you know and like, sharing "war-stories" about restorations and near disasters. To be recognised by the organization that puts the Stowe event together was a treat.

The club and Singer marque were very well represented, and garnered much "air time" from the Stowe organizers as a spunky group od enthusiasts. A far cry from a marque that to most is associated with a certain sewing machine maker.

With Singers in class 47, there would be a while before our group would appear again, so time was waken with cleaning up the site so that a clean getaway could be made. Again, lots of hands did make for light work.

Class 47 winners were being announced and the usual "suspects" made up the first two spots. This is not a shot at the pre-war gang, the croud loves the pre-war cars, and Peter's Sports and Phillip's LeMans are beauts. The BIG surprise for me was that Wallace, my 47 Super Ten took 3rd place!!

I suspect (know) that the garage and mechanic did sway a lot of votes my way, so I am honoured to share the "glory" with all those who helped put it all together. First I would like to thank my family for their moral support. I would like to thank the organizers of the Sto... oops, the music is playing, my time for "thanks" is up.

The day ended with our usual gathering at the Golden Eagle Confrence room. Cheaper food was available at any of the fine eating establishments, and they do not ask you to bring your own drinks, but to be in the company of many old and new friends was worth it.

Awards were presented. My favorite was "Best First Drive (for limited distance) presenmted to Toni Haley. She managed to slip in her first drive at the controls in the Haley Roadster while on the picknik stop. The cahtting and laughs droned into the night. I would have wanted for more time, but there was still more show, and little tome for sleep.

The Sunday event day was much more subdued, even for Stowe. Missing was the usual excellence of a Ballam tailgate picknik, but the Ballams were there! Ed, fresh from an hour or two sleep, with Ann and the kids did show up (as promised). Good thing too since a lot of muscle power was needed to move the Super Ten from the display to the Singer club photo-op location. A good thing that Gene Abbondelo's wife Linda was on site as she would pilot Wallace for its longest run this side of the Atlantic.

Group shots and long good-byes ended off a great day and a great show, thanks in no small part to the people that make this type of event a treat to be part of.

Until next year, and sooner if at all possible.

Paul
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Postby Paul Bouchard » Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:06 am

A couple more pics
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Stowe 2006

Postby sophie » Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:36 am

Stowe was a great success. We had a wonderful time. All the Singers and those other cars where just beautiful. We did have a tremendous time on our roadrally, that has become a tradition for the Singer club. We might be a small group, but we do get noticed! Thanks to the Singer garage and Paul's latest addition to his collection.
Lynn and I want to thanks Phil and Paul for all they do and have done for this event . It is with the help of people like them that has made this event such fun and a big success. We are looking forward to next year.

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Postby Paul Bouchard » Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:41 pm

Gene & Lynn, I am with you! I can not wait for next year. Hopefully by then I will not need "people power" to move the 10 from place to place. Plus I will remember to bring a ladder and a spare drill! (I guess that you had to be there).

It was too bed that Ed and his familly were not able to attend on the Friday, but kudos to him for for being there on Sunday, sleep deprived, although you would never know it. The "Ballam Run" picnic drive was a great idea 2 years ago, and will be a fun event for next year (no pressure Ed).

As you say, we Singerites may be a small group, but man do we make a splash! People do recognize the "Men in White" and then to receive the first Car Club Participation Award at Stowe! For me though, the real treat is the support and thanks from all who attend and fly the Singer flag.
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Re: Stowe

Postby teddy_b » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:46 am

Anything coming up? When is the next event?


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