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Food for Thought:
Hexham and DMC's Interclub Quiz and Curry night
3 May 2017

Wednesday May 3rd saw a very different type of meeting for the members of Whickham and District Motor Club that decided to venture forth to New Ridley and take part in Hexham and District Motor Club’s excellent Interclub Quiz and Curry night at their regular meeting place: The Dr. Syntax.

The invitation had been extended to a number of local Motor Clubs and representatives wre present from Whickham, Durham, Alnwick and Tynemouth to name but a few, and as could have been expected, competition was fierce. Teams of three was the order of the day and so Whickham fielded three teams: Mac Cliff, Guy Wickham and Gordon Bradford as Whickham A; Peter Metcalfe, Gordon and Ollie Currie as Whickham C, and Tosh, Brian and Gary as the best of the rest (or more accurately - the rest)- Team Mad B’Stards.

Questions were divided into ten categories ranging from BRC Champions, BRC Drivers and Co-Drivers, Sponsors, Rally locations, Race Flag signals, Historic Rallying, old car makes and models etc. and certainly had many competitors scratching their heads and muttering under their collective breaths.

From the word ’Go’ it became very apparent that two of the Whickham Teams were going all out for the win, with both of them maintaining the top two spots throughout the competition, never relinquishing the lead and eventually taking both the top two places with a very fine Win and Second Place. The third WDMC team managed to hold their own quite well considering that 67% of the team knew nothing at all about Rallying (which made up 80% of the questions on offer), nevertheless, they came into their own on the Flag Interpretation round, scoring an impressive nine out of ten and being the top scoring team.


A Sunbeam Stiletto - or as Ed Graham calls it: A Hillman Stiletto

Sunbeam Stiletto

Final results on the night saw WDMC taking both First and Second place, an impressive win and showing that we have some real talent in the Club. Our third team may not have been particularly good at the questions but they did wipe the floor when it came to the raffle by taking 25% of the prizes on offer and going home with a ’Very Good Haul’.

Hexham did, however, take top honours in the hospitality stakes with a truly superb curry that really showed everyone how to host a curry night - it was absolutely brilliant, with a huge cauldron of curry that would have put the Witches of Eastwick to shame, an equally impressive sized pot of rice, plus a dozen extra cartons of Mild, Medium and Spicy curries next door together with Pickles, sauces and Naan bread enough to feed a King. Or at least Brian and Gary. Fabulous food, really well provided.

Many thanks must go to both Hexham Motor Club and in particular Ed Graham, who ran the quiz in his own inimitable style, with good humour, in a superb atmosphere, and with a great selection of raffle prizes that went down really well indeed with all present.

A really good night indeed, we were made extremely welcome, everything that was good about an interclub evening all coming together perfectly.

Thanks Hexham!

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