Christmas Meal

6th December 2015


Due to changes at The Star we are trying a new venue this year. We have our own dining room and will be meeting in ‘The Study’ at 12am. Lunch will be served at 12.30.

Best Western Reigate Manor Hotel is on the A217 only 1 mile from junction 8 on the M25. The address is Reigate Hill, Reigate RH2 9PF.

We need to know numbers as soon as possible and if you wish to attend it would be appreciated if you could confirm by return

Please email rayboulton744@btinternet.com or phone me on 02089491065. We are away from 17th September for 7 days.

Menu is enclosed and I would ask you to forward me your menu selection and cheque for £25.00 per person, made payable to NG Owners Club by 30th October.


Sue Boulton

Can you help?

A Plea for Information:

I am trying trace an NG-TA built by my Granddad and any information about this car no matter how small or insignificant would be much appreciated.
The car was built by my Granddad, Richard (Dick) Larkman, and my Uncle around 20 years ago. I was very close to my granddad and used to go to his house at the weekends and help/watch them building the car. I have some very fond memories of this time and the car. We lost my granddad some years ago and I still miss him dearly. I’ve thought about his car a lot and recently I have developed a real yearning to find out what happened to it.
My Granddad was a very skilled panel beater and fabricator and my uncle was very good with mechanics, so as you can see the car has many unique features including the grill and engine covers and the section in front and below the grill. It was finished to a very high standard and I remember lots to nice comments from members of the NG Owners Club at a show at Castle Combe in the early-to-mid 90’s.
The car is an NG-TA , based on a Marina 1800 TC (Reg JEL379N) - although when the kit was brought the company was called Pastiche. It was built in the early 90’s in Southampton and remained there until it was sold to a dealer (Meon Valley car sales), I’m told it took a long while for the dealer to make a sale. Recently, through the club with Bob Morrison's help, I have found that the last know member-owner was a Mr Allen Venn of Bracknell. Unfortunately his membership lapse in 2001 and I don’t think the car has been Taxed or MOT’d since then.
I have contacted the DVLA but they won't release any details of a current owner - as they say my need is not of sufficient importance. I have written to DVLA in the hope that they may forward my details to the current owner - and I live in hope. I have also written to Mr Venn at his last known address and hope for a reply.
So if anyone knows anything about the whereabouts of my Grandad's TA, or of Mr Venn, or has any memories about my Grandad then please, please contact me.
e-mail eddybrazo@hotmail.com.
Also if the owner is out there I have some photos and details of the original build which will be of interest to them.

Thank you - Edd Catell (Sevenoaks)