Reports From Your Regions......
NorthWest Region........Lynda and Stephen Edmunton. The first Northwest Cappuccino meeting was held on Sunday 2nd March at the Premier Lodge, Swan at Bucklow Hill. Of the 6 Cappuccino's registered in the Northwest area, three of the little beauties were in attendance, including my own darling Cappy. One Cappuccino who brought Simon and Michael along from Merseyside, was definitely a street wise, wired for sound machine. The back parcel shelf boasted 6 speakers, blasting its tweeters and woofers for miles around. Dawn, who came along with her friend Joy, oozed love for her little car.
Both members have very busy and un-scheduled work. Therefore, setting up regular meetings will prove to be difficult although I feel they would attend if free to do so. Recruiting other members to the Register was discussed with enthusiasm and hopefully will prove productive with windscreen frothing and liaison with dealers. Simon suggested that Suzuki may send a SCORE letter with every Cappuccino part order sent out, introducing SCORE to first and second owners alike. Simon has also fitted a normal pulsating stop light in the rear high-level reflector with minimum modification. Estimated costs were around £40.00 and the effect was good. We took note that Simon's car had its thermostat replaced with Suzuki accepting that there was a common fault. Simon believed that all Cappuccino's would be recalled to remedy this fault. He also had trouble with his exhaust manifold which cracked and had to be replaced.
Stephen and I went along to the Yorkshire meeting to support Stuart (Falshaw) with him returning the gesture. During the two discussions it was decided that a trip out on Easter Monday across Saddleworth to Holmfirth would be organised, which Stephen and I will also use as our March meeting.
I suggested a trip to Blackpool in the Autumn to see the illuminations with our roofs off. Fish and chips will, of course, be mandatory. If anyone else throughout the Country is interested, please speak with your Regional Representative and we will see if we can organise a block booking for accommodation. Otherwise, we will probably make it a day/night trip out.
Contact has also been made with Portmeiron (Wales) with Stephen and I spending a week-end there in April, so we will check it out further. We understand that Martyn Parsons (Birmingham) is also checking this venue out so we will probably talk to him also. Thanks for planting the coffee bean John. Hopefully, we will be able to enjoy numerous frothy Cappuccino gatherings in the future.