Andy Cawley

2009-2011    Andy Cawley


I was mainly  a trials man when I became Captain. I felt that I should emulate the heros of the past and become a “racing driver”, well I got my competition licence. Though it is difficult to describe circulating in the Anzani as racing at least I had fun and now I can truthfully say my car and I have competed in every branch of motorsport.  FUN was the byword of my captaincy, fun is the whole point of owning a ‘Nash and being part of the Chaingang. Being responsible for the welfare of the GN I got plenty of opportunities for spanner bending and roadside rebuilds which is all part of the fun.  Visiting Joé was a treat and being given one of Archie’s medals will be one of my most treasured memories. On my watch we had a Bolzano Raid, 1000miles in 24 hours, The Stanley Cup, Harewood and various GN Jollies culminating in the ascent of the Mighty Violu in the GN. During my term I also took on the mantle of the spares having sadly lost two stalwarts in the shape of Ian Stirling and Mark  Joseland. On the revolutionary front I was the captain who extended the membership to Post War Frazer Nashes and was responsible for proposing our first female Captain. A lot happened which would not have been possible without secretaries John Marsh and Paul Baker and a brilliant committee and other members of the Chain Gang and not least Penny, my wife and intrepid GN pilot. Here is a good point to thank my predecessors for giving me something to live up to and setting the example of having FUN in and amongst chain driven cars and their devotees.

 

Tim