Welcome to the Notts & Lincs (Forest & Fens) Noggin
We represent the counties of both Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, or in other words almost 7% of the entire area of England! So finding a suitable venue for everyone is not always an easy task. We try to look for somewhere not too far from the A17, which is a direct route to Newark, so makes the travelling a bit easier. Not sure exactly where we will be meeting after things settle down again – we’ll have to see where is open!
During Lockdown we had two socially distanced garden parties, which were a great success and we may well make that an annual event in more ‘normal’ times. We have our annual dinner on the second Monday in January, which has always been well supported.
There are normally about 16 of us who meet for the Noggin, even though we have nearly lost some members over the years when they have changed cars – one of our members sold his Scimitar and bought a Riley, but we still welcome him and his wife to our meetings.
I am very lucky to have such a great bunch of Noggin members to join me on these occasions. Generally we all eat at the venue and there is always a great buzz with lots of chat, which means it is a very welcoming environment for significant others; sometimes Scimitars even get a mention! On a more serious note, we have a number of members who are very knowledgeable about Sabres and Scimitars, so if you do need some advice there are always people there to talk to.
As we all lead quite busy lives, we tend to use the monthly meeting as our main event. In the past we have supported County Wheels, a local show of about 500 interesting vehicles of all types, which is run for charity. Also, not being satisfied with our own big area, we have crossed the border into Derbyshire to represent the RSSOC at the Donington Historic festival.
I would like to encourage you to join us if you have not been before; we are quite civilised and have rarely drawn blood when we bite! So, when things have settled down, why not check us out. Failing that please let me know your current email address so that at least we can let you know what we are up to and when.