Sunday, 8 November 2015

Team Flying Log RBRR entry and Cookie's Cars valuations

At long last the entry for the 2016 Club Triumph Round Britain Run has opened. This year the supported charity is Guide Dogs as per the poster below.

Team Flying Log's entry is now posted awaiting confirmation of our place. In previous years the event has been oversubscribed and places taken within a couple of days, however the fact I posted off ours on the day the entries opened and also the fact that the numbers of cars this year has increased to 130 I'm pretty confident we'll be in first time without going on a waiting list.

A slight change to the "Team Flying Log" members this year. Paul was unable to make it this time around. Paul is an accomplished classical singer performing with the BBC Philharmonic so trying to keep the same balance with a musical (semi) professional Paul's replacement is Mark Smith, Lead Guitarist rom ACDC/ Thin Lizzy Covers Band Syn City Rockers. So this time The Log will be Rockin' it's way around Britain!

The Flying Log at John O'Groats last time around.
So can't wait for next October and be warned I'll be on the scrounge for Sponsorship during the summer of 2016...

My agreed value insurance on the two Triumphs has to have a re-valuation done every 2 years and both the Flying Log and GT6 have just been revalued. Triumph values have been shooting up this last couple of years, particularly GT6s so it was no surprise that the values have increased. My Insurance is through the TSSC scheme and the  valuations are carried out and underwritten through the club. The valuations can be a bit controversial as they tend to be higher than the resale value of a car as it's based on how much it would cost to replace the car with one of a similar condition and then carry out the various restoration work and improvements to replicate the existing car.

Anyway I'm well satisfied with the agreed values for my 2 cars, £10.5K for the GT6 and £2.5K for the Flying Log. With the value of my modern 2011 BMW 3 series touring depreciating year on year the GT6 will soon be the most valuable car I own as it's nearly worth as much as the beemer already.

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