Douglas Hardwick Obituary

This was in our last newsletter (No-246 Jan/Feb) but thought I would post it here just incase anyone missed it in there, Doug was a long standing member of the Double LL Club and sadly passed away in November 2018.

Doug had great energy and zest for life, a strong personality, direct and pragmatic, a true Patriot of this country.
A man with a cool head, a tremendous sense of humour, also humility someone you could put your trust in, a real gentleman.
His great passion was motorcycles, he has a staggering amount of achievements. On the choice of motorcycle for the met police, representing his country in the Scottish six day trials, rode with the Royal Signals white helmets display team. I’m not sure his achievements will ever be equalled and still riding better than most of us into his eighties.
Doug was a gifted mechanic and engineer with a superb depth of knowledge, spending many hours in his workshop never happier than when making parts for restoring his classic bikes.
His 1935 Triumph Tiger 90 now saved for the nation and now in the Isle of man museum, his beautiful Ducatis now in private collections.
Along with friends including the motor strada lads here today we’ve ridden thousands of miles with Doug, his trips are legendary, superbly well organised across all of the UK, Northern Ireland and Europe, you never had a bad day or trip in his company.
Sadly missed by all.

John Stubbington 

Pictures of Members Exhibits

Here we have a large gallery of some of our members vehicles, collections and exhibits. I am not sure were these pictures were taken, when they were sent to me they were all in order with lovely caption picture by sadly my computer decided I didn’t want it like that so have completely jumbled them all up but hey there are some lovely pictures here from 2018. There are more to come in a week or so…

And thanks to Derek for sending them in.

Enjoy.
Wendy

Goodwood Walk 2018

Here is a collection of pictures taken in May last year on the clubs Goodwood Walk, looks a bit chilly..
Thanks to Derek Leach again for the pictures from his CD

Winners list for 2018

Below is the list of the winners from the AGM in November, congratulations to all

DOUBLE ‘LL’ CLUB AWARDS 2018

DIBBLES HIRE CARS CUP  CLUBMAN of the YEAR          IAN BLAKE
LADIES CUP                         LADY                                       ROSE SMITH
FOSTER CUP                       FAMILY                                    MIKE, JOHN & MARY STUBBINGTON
MICHAEL SEDGWICK CUP NEWCOMER                          KARL WALFORD
TIM HARRIS FOUNDER CUP FOUNDER                           DEREK & VAL LEACH
DON PINHORN SHIELD PRE-49 CAR                                ROSE SMITH
DON COLLINS  SHIELD POST-49 CAR                              FIONA GOODWIN, PAUL SPOONER, MIKE STUBBINGTON
TED BAVERSTOCK SHIELD COMMERCIAL VEHICLE     RAY DAVEY
TRACTOR SHIELD                 TRACTOR                           RAY DAVEY
MOTOR CYCLE SHIELD        MOTOR CYCLE                  GARY LUFF
JACK HARDING SHIELD       STATIONARY ENGINE       ARTHUR CARR
COLLECTIONS SHIELD        COLLECTIONS                    IAN & JENNY BLAKE
DON WINDIBANK SHIELD    BYGONES                           JOHN STUBBINGTON
DEREK & VAL LEACH MECHANALIA SHIELD NEWSLETTER ALIC FRY
DEREK & VAL LEACH MECHANALIA CUP      NEWSLETTER RUNNER UP                TREVOR STRUDWICK
BOB LINTOTT   PRESIDENT’S TROPHY PRESIDENT’S AWARD GARY LUFF

ATTENDANCE PLAQUES AWARDED TO.
IAN BLAKE
JENNY BLAKE
FRED CARTER
ARTHUR CARR
RAY DAVEY
FIONA GOODWIN
PETE GOODWIN
CLIFF HOLMAN
IAN KNOWLES
DEREK LEACH
VAL LEACH
GARY LUFF
ROSE SMITH
PAUL SPOONER
JOHN STUBBINGTON
MIKE STUBBINGTON.

More pictures from Derek’s CD

Another collection of pictures from the CD Derek sent to me, I think these pictures are from Drive it Day back in the spring… Enjoy

AGM winners 2018

We  held our AGM on Wednesday 21st November and this gallery shows some of the winners from this years event.

Members collections

From Derek’s CD which he has kindly sent in with over 200 pictures.
Derek also put them in order with a caption for each event but sadly my computer won’t read the CD in order so I am going to have to put them up as they come as I can’t work out which is what!! But enjoy the many pictures and I hope that your vehicle or collection will appear in time.
I will add a few pictures each time as and when I have the time.

Thanks Wendy

August Events

As we are on the last day of July I thought I would pop a list of our events up for August. Hope you are all having a good rally season so far…

1th Saturday – Club Rally – Yapton Flower Show at Village Hall, Main Road Yapton BN18 0ET  Contact Ann 01243 551683
15th Wednesday – Club Night –Tea and Chatter at Derek and Val Leach Petersfield, GU32 2JQ. (full address details are in the latest news letter). car parking is restricted please arrange to car share if possible starting at 7.30pm.
18th & 19th Saturday/Sunday – VIntage and Steam – at Weald and Downland Museum Singleton. For more information visit www,wealddownland.co.uk
25th 26th & 27th Sat/Sun/Mon – Festival of Transport – Hellingly Eastbourne
23rd 24th 25th 26th & 27th Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon – Great Dorset Steam Fair. For more information visit www.gdsf.co.uk
27th Monday – Graffham fete

Swanage Coach Trip

We here at the “LL” web department have received this great picture of some of our members on the coach trip to Swanage a few days ago, great picture Ian thanks for sending it in…

Plaque and Cup form 2018

In your last issue of Mechanalia there was your Plaque and Cup form for the 2018 season, please fill this form out and return to Derek by 30th September to be considered for the awards at the AGM in November.