NEW YEARS DAY RUN 1st JANUARY 2021 *STOP PRESS*: CANCELLED. With great sadness, we must CANCEL our 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. CONTACT PETER LAWSON BY PHONE OR EMAIL FOR ANY FURTHER ADVICE.
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.
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.
Wednesday 5th Suffolk club night at the Greyhound, Ixworth.
Thursday 20th Club night meeting is unfortunately not practical at this time. That’s the bad news. The good news is that we can all meet a few days later at North Weald Airfield.
Sunday 23rd Our club is invited by the Jaguar Owners Club Area 33 to a car meet at North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way, CM16 6HR. 9am to 2pm. We hope you take this opportunity to meet your old friends and their even older cars. The details following are provided by the Jaguar club. This meeting will be arranged in accordance with all government COVID-19 guidelines including a minimum 3m spacing between vehicles, facilities on site for handwashing and queue control measures for the toilets and food outlet. Catering will be available from the on-site caterers and offers both hot and cold drinks and food for sale. (I can recommend the coffee). There will be plenty of toilet facilities immediately adjacent to our parking area with facilities separate facilities for men, women .Parking will be with plenty of room to ensure safe distancing between the vehicles and whilst queueing. This event is by invitation only and so will not be advertised to the public, thereby better enabling us to control numbers and distancing and all attendees are requested to observe the guidelines and controls in place. It is necessary that we pay for the use of the airfield and for this reason we are requesting £5 per car. Any surplus funds will be donated to the Essex Air Ambulance that operate from this Airfield and will be present on the day. We hope that this will be a great opportunity for friends to re-unite and enjoy their cars in a safe and relaxed atmosphere. There is no need to pre book , just turn up on the day . We are parking in a different area to last year and so this time we are parking at the other side of the Airfield by the new The new Revetment Cafe
Sunday 30th Wings and Wheels at Stow Maries Airfield. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 2nd Suffolk Club night
Thursday 17th Club night
Sunday 27th A Vintage Day Out at Cressing Temple Barns. Join in the fun with your Austin evens. More up to date details for club members soon but start getting your cars prepared by wiping the last year’s dust off!
Sunday 4th National Austin 7 Rally at Beaulieu. Entry forms should be available in March.
Wednesday 7th Suffolk Club night
Thursday 15th Club night
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 www.eastonlodge.org.uk EA7C contact – Peter Lawson
Wednesday 4th Suffolk Club night
Sunday 15th RHS Hyde Hall Classic Car Show. More details when and if confirmed.
Thursday 19th Club night
Sunday 22nd Picnic at Pelham. Provisional invitation to join Norfolk and Suffolk A7 Clubs in Bardwell, Suffolk. More details when confirmed.
September 1st Suffolk Club night
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
Wednesday 6th Suffolk Club night
Thursday 21st Club night
Wednesday 3rd Suffolk Club night
Thursday 18th Club night