Events Diary 2021


NEW YEARS DAY RUN 1st JANUARY 2021 STOP PRESS*: CANCELLED. With great sadness, we must CANCEL run Chelmsford City Council’s Public Health and Protection Services have confirmed that the present situation with its more stringent rules makes it impossible to go ahead. As a club we do not want to invite any ire or criticism from anyone. Please stay at home for yours and everyone else’s safety. We wish you a better 2021 and hopefully plenty of runs to make up for those lost in 2020.


With current Covid restrictions in place we have not made any plans for runs, meetings or events. When the present lockdown ends and we know what further restrictions, if any,  might be in place, we then hope to be in a position to fill in some dates for this year’s diary. Some organisations are taking tentative steps to make plans for the summer and as and when we hear of these we will add them to the site. We are pleased to be able to add the first two such events for July. See below for details.

APRIL 2021

Sunday 25th National Drive it Day. Due to the uncertainty of Covid rules in place at the time we are not organising a specific event . However there is nothing to stop you going out in your Austin 7 for a run and showing your historic vehicle to the wider public, which is what Drive-it-Day is all about.

MAY 2021

Sunday 23rd Lodges Coaches Car Meet

Sunday 23rd North Weald Car Meet

Sunday 30th Stow Maries Wings and Wheels

JUNE 2021

Sunday 13th Picnic Run Meet 10 am at Chatham Green for coffee and cake departing later for a run then returning for picnic in the garden. Limited to 30 people outside to comply with Covid rules so please let us know if you re coming. Just bring your picnic -teas and coffees provided. Contact Peter Lawson.

Thursday 17th Club Night Tufnell Hall, Little Waltham (next to the White Hart). 7pm. Chance to meet once again (with relevant Covid rules in place), and catch up with friends. See current Chassis magazine about pre-ordering meals.

Sunday 27th A Vintage Day Out, Cressing Temple. 10.30am -4.30 pm. Pre-booking necessary for this retro day of fun, games, dancing, food, drinks and classic cars in aid of the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity. Entry fee is £5 per car. Please contact Peter Lawson as soon as possible so that a group booking form can be entered on your behalf.

JULY 2021

Sunday 4th National Austin 7 Rally at Beaulieu. Entry forms can now be downloaded from the PreWar A7 club website.

Wednesday 7th Suffolk Club night at The Greyhound, Ixworth

Saturday 10th Workshop Day returns at last. Meet from 10am. With a few carburettor problems lately amongst members, this will be our subject today plus whatever else turns up. Usual place and time. Members only. Contact Peter Lawson to book a place.

Sunday 11th Wheels and Hooves Show. 11 – 4pm Elmwood Equestrian Centre, Burnham on Crouch CM0 8NT. This show is run by a group called The Eccentrics who share a passion for all things mechanically interesting. There will be a display of historic vehicles of all kinds and you are invited to bring along your old vehicle. As this is short notice you can just turn up by 10am or contact the secretary on 01621 773606.

Thursday 15th Club night at The Tufnell Hall Little Waltham. Next to the White Hart. As we’re still under some sort of Covid restrictions still, it’s likely that not so many members will turn up so it will just be a noggin and natter again. Hopefully the weather will be favourable enough for some Sevens to turn up. If you have anything of interest to bring along and talk about, please do.

Sunday 18th 10am -4pm TransportFest at Museum of Power, Langford, Maldon. CM9 6QA Contact Tel. 01621 843183 (Entry form below)

Sunday 25th Club outing to Gardens of Easton Lodge  Open Day 25 July 2021 11.30am to 5pm.  An opportunity to explore the World War history of the Gardens and estate and understand the lives of the men and women who were based on the site. Music: Perfect Vintage duo will entertain with their take on war era songs. Stalls and exhibits Children’s trail and games Refreshment available    Adult entry £5.50   – Advanced booking essential  Children under 16 FREE
Dogs on leads welcome. Guided tours will be available on the day.
For more information please visit        EA7C  contact  – Peter Lawson
. Contact me as soon as possible. We plan to meet together at the duck pond in Little Easton between 10.30 and 10.45 so that we can all drive in together.


Wednesday 4th Suffolk Club night at The Greyhound, Ixworth

Saturday 14th Workshop Day 9.30am to 10am start. Roger is going to show us his method of replacing the front bearing lip on a member’s crankcase. Tea, coffee and cakes in exchange for a donation to Farleigh Hospice.

Sunday 15th RHS Hyde Hall Classic Car Show. The club is invited to make a display of their cars in these beautiful gardens. Arrival time no later than 9.30am after which the gates will be shut and you cannot leave until after 16.30. Entry is free for our members but you will need a pass. Email or phone Peter Lawson who will send you the pass to print off. We have the same area as in previous years.

Thursday 19th Club night at the Tufnell Hall, Little Waltham, next to the White Hart.

Sunday 22nd Lodges Coaches Car Meet. High Easter. Space set aside for a dozen EA7C members. Contact Roger Spearman to reserve a place.

Sunday 22nd Picnic at Pelham. Bardwell, Suffolk. An invitation to our Essex members to meet fellow Seveners from Norfolk and Suffolk and other A7 Clubs in the region for an enjoyable day with like-minded folk. A lovely day out in a beautiful setting. Contact Peter Lawson for further details and directions.

Monday 30th Countess of Warwick Show at Little Easton STOP PRESS: THERE ARE STILL A FEW PLACES LEFT SO PLEASE CONTACT US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IF YOU STILL WANT TO ATTEND..NOTE : We have been limited to a maximum of 30 cars. As we normally have well in excess of this number please let us know as soon as possible if you wish to attend as entry will be on a first come first served basis. Note that for the first time there will be a small charge of £5.00 per car Ensure you arrive between 9 and 10am. Contact Brian Jenner or Peter Lawson to add your name to the list.


September 1st Suffolk Club night

Sunday 5th Little Waltham Classic Cars & Open Gardens for Farleigh Hospice on Sunday 5th September. More details closer to the date.

Sunday 5th to Friday 10th. TOTIE 3 The Only Tour Is Essex (and Suffolk). Resurrection of last year’s cancelled tour. FULL, but contact Peter Lawson if you want to meet on any of the routes during the week.

Sunday 5th Braintree and Bocking Classic Car Show in the Public Gardens. £5 entry. Contact for entry forms –

Sunday 12th Stebbing Fete. Organisers of this year’s event would be delighted if members could display their cars at this delightful little show having made such an impression a couple of years ago. Details to follow.

Thursday 16th Club night at the Tufnell Hall, Little Waltham.

Saturday 18th Workshop Day. Replacing a rear hub bearing and oil seal and a demonstration of a pre-war diagnostic ignition system tester. Usual time and place. Contact Peter Lawson.

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th Salute to the 40’s at Chatham Dockyards


Wednesday 6th Suffolk Club night at the Greyhound, Ixworth

Wednesday 13th Picnic Run. Meet 10am for 10.30 departure at Hanningfield Reservoir by the Cafe on the Water for a 35 – 40 mile run returning to the start for a picnic. Contact Peter Lawson for further details and to let me know if you’re attending.

Saturday 16th Workshop Day. No specific subject yet but bring along your problems for ‘Doc’ Spearman to solve. New members especially welcome. Usual time and place,. Contact Peter Lawson.

Thursday 21st Club night at the Tufnell Hall, Little Waltham Model Car Race Night. Dig out your model cars from the past years, give them a service and polish for a fun night of racing. See October’s Chassis for details and rules. Contact Peter Lawson for details if you want to start building a new one now.


Wednesday 3rd Suffolk Club night at the Greyhound, Ixworth

Saturday 13th Workshop Day. Got that wandering feeling? Come and learn all about the parts of the steering system that add up to play at the steering wheel. Usual time and place. Contact Peter Lawson for more information.

Thursday 18th Club night at the Tufnell Hall Little Waltham. From 7pm CLUB PUB QUIZ NIGHT. Test both your general and Austin Seven knowledge.


Wednesday 1st Suffolk Club night at the Greyhound, Ixworth

Thursday 16th Club night Christmas Party at the Tufnell Hall Little Waltham. We’ll have enough turkey and trimmings by the time Christmas comes round so we’re having good old fish and chips or chicken and chips or pie and chips or veggie burger and chips followed by mince pie and chips, sorry, ice cream. £9 per head. Orders to be placed early with Roy Goodrum. If you want to dress up, this years theme is face masks and/or Xmas jumpers. Music, fun, games and dancing.

Saturday 18th Suffolk Club Christmas dinner at the Greyhound, Ixworth

JANUARY 1st 2022

NEW YEARS DAY RUN Meeting at Writtle Church and finishing the run at the Chequers Pub Writtle. Park within the church grounds from 9.30 onwards to depart 11am. Refreshments including mulled wine and mince pies provided by Writtle church volunteers in return for a donation. Orders for dinner, limited to 40 people to be made in advance with Hazel Clements.

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