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Spring Rally 2007
Fri 18th May 2007 to Sun 20th May 2007
organised by Central Scotland

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The Spring Rally 2007 will be at the Beamish Museum - near Durham. http://www.beamishmuseum.co.uk/index.html on May 20th.
The host Area for this event will be our good friends Tyne Tees, there will be a small admission fee which covers the cost of the Rally and the museum / park (normally £16.00)

The Ravensdene Hotel, http://www.ravensdenelodgehotel.com
has been booked as the Rally base Hotel and room bookings are now being taken. Some Central Scotland members have expressed a wish to go down for the weekend ie..Friday to Sunday, either way its up to you, book for one night or just travel down on the Sunday.
Rooms are £50.00 (discounted from £70.00) per night.
Quote 'Tyne Tees MX5 owners club' to secure the room and get the discount.
The tel no is 0191 460 4312. They will ask for £20.00 non refundable deposit on booking, payable via debit or credit card.

Glasgow Airport to Beamish Museum...171 miles.
Edinburgh Airport to Beamish Museum...140 miles.


**************DINNER IS SOLD OUT*****************
Please send your application form back asap, do not include remittance for entry into Beamish, the entry fee will be collected from each car at the Gates on the day.
Book the meal and any tours that you would like.



For anyone not eating in the Ravensdene, a list of eateries in the area..

Pubs, Cafes, Restaurants.

A varied selection to suit all tastes and budgets. Please book direct with the restaurant of choice.

The Shepherd and Shepherdess just outside the gates of Beamish, near the roundabout.  Traditional Pub food.

Peggy's Wicket, Beamish, Stanley, County Durham DH9 6RN Tel: 0191 3700384  (need to book in advance for this one)
 
Pepe's Ristorante, Station Rd, Beamish, Stanley, County Durham DH9 0QU Tel: 0191 3701009
 
The Blue Bell Inn, Kip Hill, Stanley, County Durham DH9 0LR Tel: 01207 232163
 
South Causey Hotel and Equestrian Centre, Beamish Burn Rd, Stanley, County Durham DH9 0LS Tel: 01207 235555

Beamish Park Hotel, Beamish Burn Road, Marley Hill, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE16 5EG Telephone: 01207 230666

The Causey Arch Inn, Marley Hill Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE16 5EG

The Moorings Hotel, Hett Hills, Chester Le Street, County Durham DH2 3JU Tel: 0191 3701597

Riverside Chinese Restaurant, 3 Bridge End, Chester Le Street, County Durham DH3 3RE Tel: 0191 3893101
 
Memories of India, 3 Pelaw Bank, Chester Le Street, County Durham DH3 3TJ Tel: 0191 3887777

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant, Black Horse Yard, Front St, Chester Le Street, County Durham DH3 3AZ Tel: 0191 3891919
 
Himalaya of Chester-le-Street, 11 South Burns,Market Place, Chester Le Street, County Durham DH3 3EZ Tel: 0191 3888753
 
Himalaya of Birtley, 5 Leybourne Hold, Birtley, Chester Le Street, County Durham DH3 1QF Tel: 0191 4111345

Prince's Cottage Chinese Buffet and Restaurant Durham Rd, Birtley, Chester Le Street, County Durham DH3 1LU Tel: 0191 4923838

The Mill House Blackfell, Birtley, Chester Le Street, County Durham DH3 1RE Tel: 0191 4151313
 
God's Kitchen Front St, Chester Moor, Chester Le Street, County Durham DH2 3RJ Tel: 0191 3884588

There’s also a good selection of Chinese, Indian, Spanish, American and Italian restaurants all within the film village inside the Metro Centre just off the A1.
Not forgetting McDonalds. KFC, Pizza hut, Burger king, Weatherspoons, Est, Pacco, Big Lukes and a chippy, all within the Metro Centre
Near the Holiday Inn there is a Toby pub and restaurant, and about 100 yards away there’s a Campanile motel with restaurant.
TGI, Frankie and Benny's and the Skiff Inn (fish) and Harry Ramsden fish restaurant about 500 yards from the Metro Centre
'Last Days of the Raj' Kells Lane, Low Fell......a fantastic Indian eating place!
Just off the Durham Rd. Low Fell.


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Your Comments
18th May 2007 20:05 :: graeme & Christine Babbs
Wow it's over and I haven't left the house yet! (It's OK Si, I KNOW...!)

20th May 2007 20:05 :: Gordon & Janice
Well,we're back. All the way home with the roof down, but sadly not with power steering.
Great weekend, fun company, excellent driving and definitely a most memorable hotel ;-)


20th May 2007 20:26 :: Graeme & Christine Babbs
We've certainly caught the sun! That was our first rally since Edinburgh and a good one too I thought. The cavalry charge home was good too!

20th May 2007 21:03 :: Evy
Thanks loads for organising this! Great to see you all again. Really loved the run on Saturday. Super route. Great experience to come to my first ever rally today too. (Never seen so many 5s in one place) Great weekend!

20th May 2007 21:50 :: redhot
i hope u guys enjoyed the run ,when i looked at the weather last night and realised it was so bad i cancelled to day and now i see the photos of the weather im p***ed off,i didnt expect the weather to be good where you were and surprize surprize the weather was great here to

21st May 2007 09:42 :: linda dobbie
first rally and very enjoyable, even got my style bars at a good price !

21st May 2007 10:08 :: Jon
Great Rally! Weather was a touch windy on Friday & Sat, but Sunday was glorious. Beamish was fantastic. Great to see everybody. Well done Tyne Tees!

21st May 2007 11:17 :: Dot and Chas
What a great weekend,thanks to Richard,Douglas and all at Tyne Tees.
Met up with another silver 5 on the way home and had impromptu mini convoy MX51 GAR.
Chas's sunburn will die down eventually!
My foot is slowly recovering from overuse!

(thanks also to Dinaz for her healing hands on Friday night)

21st May 2007 15:02 :: John & Heather
Thanks to all for a great weekend.

Dinaz - pain is gone many thanks

21st May 2007 16:54 :: Jenny Dorgan
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend over the border and will come back to see us again in the not too distant future (in a better hotel though I promise, yeah I know, I slipped up there) However, I hope the venue for the rally, the great weather, fantastic driving roads and our northern hospitality more than made up for it.
Thanks for making the trip.
Jenny. D

21st May 2007 17:33 :: Douglas & Linda
Would like to offer my congratulations and thanks to Jenny & Jim and all the Tyne Tees team who collectively made Beamish 2007 the huge success it was, attention to detail was impressive, fantastic location, brilliant weather, all put together made a most memorable Rally.


21st May 2007 18:21 :: Gavin
What more can I say, it's all been said already. The driving behaviour was good too.

21st May 2007 23:01 :: Rob and Margaret
Many thanks and congratulations to Jim, Jen and all at Tyne Tees for such a fantastic rally, you really know how to put on an event.
Thanks to Douglas, Richard and Eilleen for their contribution to a wonderful weekend.

22nd May 2007 12:54 :: alex
Yep!  Fantastic!!  What a great venue for  the rally too, and the treasure hunt was fun, but why didn't Cilla and I win?  We tried so hard!!

What about the main rally in September?  It's meant to be a great motor museum.

ALEX.

p.s. My clear indicators look great!

22nd May 2007 20:05 :: Tom & Barbara
Well done to all the organisers.
Barbara & I had a great weekend in fantastic company.
Did anyone else get a delivery from MX5parts today? wink.


22nd May 2007 22:36 :: Jacqueline & Ian
Many thanks for a great weekend, we really enjoyed our first MX-5 rally.

26th May 2007 17:29 :: bill and carolyn
what a fantastic rally we both had a great time it was nice to see so many mx5s in one place.good to see our friends from north and south of the border again .our thanks to jim and jen dorgan for organising the rally

28th May 2007 14:00 :: Jim
Great weekend - Our first rally and another great visit to Beamish. Thanks to all for organising!

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