Events Diary 2019

JANUARY 2019

Tuesday 1st January

New Years Day run from Writtle Church (park in the grounds of the church) where many people turn up to see our cars on this annual event. We will be there by 10.00am or earlier before departing for a run, leaving at 11.00am. For those having dinner at our destination in Bocking, we are expected to arrive before 12.30pm. The distance and route will be planned to enable this provided departure from the church is prompt. (NB. booking for dinner is now full and no more places are available. No limit on participants for the run however.) Contact Peter Lawson for run information.

Wednesday 2nd 7pm Suffolk club night, The Greyhound, Ixworth Suffolk IP31 2HJ

Tuesday 15th Committee meeting.

Wednesday 16th 7 pm Club Night. Put your thinking caps on for our Quiz Night. General knowledge and a few Austin 7 themed questions. Little Channels Golf Club, Back Lane, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, CM3 3PR.

Sunday 27th Lunch run, Details to follow. Contact Bill Preston or Peter Lawson.

FEBRUARY 2019 

Wednesday 6th  7pm Suffolk club night, The Greyhound, Ixworth Suffolk IP31 2HJ

Thursday 14th  Valentines Day run. To cater for some of our more northern members we are organizing a run and light lunch in the Colchester area. Meet for the start at 10am at the Barn Garden Centre Café, Turkey Cock Lane, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 8ND. A run of about 25 miles through beautiful countryside will finish at Fillpots Nurseries Café and Restaurant, Straight Road, Boxted, Colchester, CO4 5RB. Contact Peter Lawson.

Saturday 16th Workshop Day. From faulty fuel gauges to irritating indicators and hapless horns, let ‘Doc’ Spearman try and sort out your electrical eccentricities. Plus whatever else crops up on the day. Usual time – 10am. Usual place – Pete’s Garage. 

Wednesday 20th 7 pm Club Night. Valentines photo quiz. Bring along a wedding photo and another of the car you owned at the time and let members try and pair them up. A fun night for all. Little Channels Golf Club, Back Lane, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, CM3 3PR. 

MARCH 2019

Wednesday 6th 7pm Suffolk club night, The Greyhound, Ixworth Suffolk IP31 2HJ

Tuesday 12th Committee meeting.

 Sunday 17th Sunday Run and Pub Lunch. Join us for a run of about 30 miles starting from Blake End Craft Centre, Rayne, CM77 6RA to to the Bell Inn, Castle Hedingham, CO9 3EJ
Meet at 10a.m. for a 10.45 start.
Note, the pub does not do traditional roast dinners but normal pub grub. Please check their website to see if the menu is to your liking – http://www.hedinghambell.co.uk.
Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to come, and if you want to eat, so that we can inform the pub of expected numbers.
For further information contact Peter and Marion Lawson

Wednesday 20th 7 pm Club Night. Annual AGM. Little Channels Golf Club, Back Lane, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, CM3 3PR. 

Sunday 24th Lodges Coaches Classic Car Show Day.  High Easter. From 10 a.m. All classic, vintage and veteran vehicles welcome. Bacon rolls and refreshments available.

Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th  NEC Birmingham. Practical Classics Restoration Show. B40 1NT – Barn Find to Concours

 

APRIL 2019

Wednesday 3rd  7pm Suffolk club night, The Greyhound, Ixworth Suffolk IP31 2HJ

Wednesday 10th Mid-week run of about 30 miles (for all you retirees) Meet 10 a.m. at Blackmore Tea Rooms ending at garden centre cafe in Brentwood area. Contact Peter Lawson.

Saturday 13th Workshop Day. Gearbox strip down. Usual time 10a.m. Usual place, Pete’s garage.

Sunday 14th Colne Valley at War Event. The steam train museum at Castle Hedingham will be transformed into that of a small country station during wartime. Help recreate the atmosphere with your Austins and period clothes too. Steam train rides and free entry for exhibitors. Contact Peter Lawson or register with your details to colnevalleyatwar@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE NEW DAY AND NEW VENUE FOR CLUB NIGHT FROM THIS MONTH

Thursday 18th 7 pm Club Night. FILM NIGHT. Please note new meeting venue. Little Waltham Sports and Social Club (Tufnell Hall) The Street, Little Waltham. Next door to the White Hart pub and restaurant. To mark the evening we will be having a film show of old black and white Austin Heritage movies.  Stall and circle seats all the same price!

Sunday 28th National Drive it Day where our Essex members meet up with their Suffolk counterparts for a drive bordering our two counties. Meet 10am at the Lamarsh Lion community pub, Bures Rd, Bures, and return to the pub for lunch. Further details to follow. Contact Peter Lawson.

MAY 2019

Wednesday 1st  7pm Suffolk club night, The Greyhound, Ixworth Suffolk IP31 2HJ

Sunday 5th  Ipswich to Felixstowe Old Vehicle Run. This is the 49th time this event has run and is extremely popular. Apply early as entry numbers are capped. Entry fee is £17 and forms are available from https://www.ipswichtransportmuseum.co.uk.

Thursday 16th 7 pm Club Night 

Sunday 19th Clacton Classic Car Show at Plough Corner, Little Clacton, CO16 9ND.

Sunday 19th Wings and Wheels at Stow Maries Aerodrome. This highly popular event returns to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome for its 3rd year. A fun day for the family that marries our favourite aircraft with cars! Everything from classic and vintage four-wheelers, motorbikes and coaches to vintage aircraft. A total celebration of vehicles from both land and air. Not to mention our 3 exhibitions, Mess and Shop. The Stow Maries trademark BBQ will also be in full swing. We will also be welcoming some fantastic air displays, weather permitting. e-mail  events@stowmaries.org.uk

16th to 20th  Molentocht Rally. Goes, Netherlands.

Saturday 25th Little Totham Classic Car Show. A fun day out with tombola, refreshments and barbecue on the village green at Little Common, The Street, Lt Totham CM9 8LB. From 11.00  to 4.30.  Contact Peter Lawson for the organiser details.

Sunday 26th  “Cars On Bardwell Village Green” Bardwell, Suffolk.  IP31 1AW. 

JUNE 2019

Wednesday 5th  7pm Suffolk club night, The Greyhound, Ixworth Suffolk IP31 2HJ

Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th Aldham Old Time Rally. Closing date for entries is 6th May. Forms available from http://www.aldhamrally.co.uk

Thursday 20th 7 pm Club Night 

Sunday 23rd Farleigh Hospice Vintage and Classic Car Display and Open Gardens in Little Waltham. Contact Hazel Clements for further details.

Sunday 23rd Blackwater Country Show, Maldon http://www.blackwatershow.co.uk

Saturday 29th Gt Totham Car Show. Held on the cricket ground. To book, contact Gt Totham Garage 01621 891264

Sunday 30th Vintage Fair at Cressing Temple in aid of the Helen Rollason Charity. Details to follow.

Sunday 30th  Classic and vintage vehicle show  at the Millennium Hall, Great Saling, near Braintree. The show is combined with a traditional village fete which offers a wide range of entertainment and refreshment to suit everyone. Gates opens at 1300 hours but vehicles are welcome to arrive (and leave) at anytime during the day, there is no requirement to book nor an entry charge for classic & vintage vehicles and their passengers. We previously have had around 100 vehicles attend and our aim is for everyone to enjoy a relaxed and fun afternoon at the show. Email:amtaylor118@gmail.com

JULY 2019

Wednesday 3rd  7pm Suffolk club night, The Greyhound, Ixworth Suffolk IP31 2HJ

Sunday 7th   The 57th National Austin 7 Rally at Beaulieu. Entry forms available from March onwards at http://www.750mc.co.uk

Saturday and Sunday 6th & 7th. Epping Automotive and Aviation Revival. North Weald Airfield. Complimentary entrance for club members

Thursday 18th 7 pm Club Night 

Saturday 20th to 26th  Yorkshire Experience.

Sunday 21st ‘Time to Remember’. Gardens of Easton Lodge are organising a WW1and WW2 day. 11.30 – 5pm. A chance to display your car and your period clothing. Further details to follow.

Sunday 21st Ingatestone Classic Car Show. Ingatestone Hall, Hall Lane. CM4 9NR

Sunday 25th Clacton Classic Car Show at Plough Corner, Little Clacton, CO16 9ND.

AUGUST 2019

Sunday 4th The Five Parishes show at Fingringhoe Ranges, Langenhoe. Contact Peter Lawson.

Wednesday 7th  7pm Suffolk club night, The Greyhound, Ixworth Suffolk IP31 2HJ

Saturday 10th. Writtle Village Fair. Contact Peter Lawson.

Thursday 15th 7 pm Club Night 

Sunday 18th Hyde Hall Classic Car Show

SEPTEMBER 2019

Wednesday 4th  7pm Suffolk club night, The Greyhound, Ixworth Suffolk IP31 2HJ

Thursday 19th 7 pm Club Night 

Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd Salute to the ’40s. Chatham Historic Dockyard. Kent.

OCTOBER 2019

Wednesday 2nd  7pm Suffolk club night, The Greyhound, Ixworth Suffolk IP31 2HJ

Thursday 17th 7 pm Club night

NOVEMBER 2019

Wednesday 6th  7pm Suffolk club night, The Greyhound, Ixworth Suffolk IP31 2HJ

Thursday 21st 7 pm Club Night

DECEMBER 2019

Wednesday 4th 7pm Suffolk club night, The Greyhound, Ixworth Suffolk IP31 2HJ

Wednesday 11th 7pm Christmas Party. Leaden Roding Village Hall

JUST ANNOUNCED – Dates for TOTIE 3, The Only Tour Is Essex (and Suffolk) June 7th to 12th 2020.  Contact Peter Lawson.

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