Events Diary 2018

 

2018

Please note that from August onwards, event dates  in BLACK with description in RED are club organised.

JANUARY 2018

Monday 1st New Years day run Meet Writtle Green 10 am Coffee in church then  11 am approx. leave for Rivenhall Oaks Golf Club, Forest Road, Witham, CM8 2PS. Carvery Lunch (12.30/1.00) £18 per person including tea and coffee.(Deserts extra pay on day) You must buy your Dinner Tickets in advance from Richard and Jane Bohannan.

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

Tuesday 9th Committee Meeting 7pm

Wednesday 17th 7 pm Club Night Little Channels Golf Club, Back Lane, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, CM3 3PR. An oily quiz.

Saturday 20th 10 am Peters Workshop Day “Brake Repairs and Lining” Contact Peter Lawson.

Friday 26th  Felsted Panto  “Panto goes to Hollywood” Felsted Memorial Hall Braintree Rd Felsted, CM6 3DS. Tickets includes fish and chip supper in advance from Jane and Richard Bohannan.

FEBRUARY 2018

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

Wednesday 14th Valentines Day Run, 10am The Lordship Tea Room, Lordship Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3RS. Leave at 10.45 for Lunch at The Hurdlemakers Arms. Woodham Mortimer Contact Bill Preston.

Wednesday 21st 7 pm Club Night Little Channels Golf Club, Back Lane, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, CM3 3PR.  Race Night

MARCH 2018

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

Saturday 10th 10 am Peters Workshop Day “Shock Absorbers” Contact Peter Lawson.

Sunday 11th Lodges Coaches Open Day The Garage, High Easter, CM1 4QR Meet at 10am. for a visit to the Coach Museum, Contact Roger Spearman.

Tuesday 13th Committee Meeting 7.30 pm

Wednesday 21st 7 pm Club Night Little Channels Golf Club, Back Lane, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, CM3 3PR .AGM

Sunday 25th. March Hare Run. Meet 10.30 Tesco’s Great Dunmow. 11.00 ish leave for Bocking for lunch. £5 per person deposit required for lunch. Contact Brian and Barbara Jenner

APRIL 2018

Sunday 1st, Transport Fest, Museum of Power,Hatfield Road, Langford,  Maldon, CM96QA    http://www.museumofpower.org.uk/Vehiclesform.html

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

Tuesday 17th Committee meeting

Wednesday 18th 7 pm Club Night Little Channels Golf Club, Back Lane, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, CM3 3PR. A7CA Archive Presentation by Hugh Barnes 

Saturday 21st Peter’s Workshop Day. Drag links. Drag yourself along to Peter’s garage. Contact Peter Lawson.

Sunday 22nd Drive it Day

Meet at Cherry Lane Garden centre in Long Melford for coffee and start point . Approx 25 mile run to Stoke By Nayland Golf Club for Sunday roast, dessert  and coffee. £19.50 payable in advance. Tickets from Peter Lawson at club nights or post.

MAY 2018

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

Sunday 6th Ipswich Felixstowe Road Run. Book individually before 31st March 2018.  NOTE  FULL

Monday 7th The Middy in the Wars  Brockford Station  Wetheringsett Stowmarket Suffolk IP14 5PW

Thursday 17 to Sunday 20th Molentocht. Dutch Rally

Saturday 12th  Sunday 13th  Saffron Walden Crank Up Sparrows Hill CB11 3TU  http://swcrankup.co.uk/

Sunday 13th Cars and Coffee meet at Lodges Coaches The Garage, High Easter, CM1 4QR  10am – 2pm. 

Wednesday 16th 7 pm Club Night Little Channels Golf Club, Back Lane, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, CM3 3PR. 

Sunday 20th Clacton car show 10am

Sunday 20th  A Vintage Affair, Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DJ.  10am – 5pm

Sunday 20th Olde Tyme Rally, Classic Car Show, Museum of Power,Hatfield Road, Langford,  Maldon, CM96QA    http://www.museumofpower.org.uk/Vehiclesform.html

Saturday 26th  “Motor vehicles of the last century” 11-4.30 Little Common, The Street, Little Totham, CM9 8LB information with Les Morley. Click on link for registration form    little-totham registration form   Little Totham Car Show Invitation

Saturday 26th Vintage Vehicle Rally 11am to 4pm. Dedham Vale Vineyard, Green Lane, Boxted, Colchester, Essex CO4 5TS Register your vehicle: info@dedhamvalevineyard.com

Saturday 26th to Monday 28th  Enfield Pageant of Motoring, Great Cambridge Rd. EN1 3PL   http://www.whitewebbsmuseum.co.uk/html/body_enfield_pageant.html

Sunday 27th and Monday 28th East Anglian Railway Museum Transport Extravaganza, Wakes Colne, CO6 2DS.  http://www.earm.co.uk/transport-extravaganza/ 

JUNE 2018

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd   Woolpit Steam. Warren Farm, Wetherden, Suffolk IP14 3JX.  9am – 5pm http://www.woolpit-steam.org.uk/

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

10th to 15th TOTIE2 Tour    FULL            https://ea7c.org/totie-2-2018/

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th  Aldham Old Time Rally Chalkney Meadows, White Colne, CO6 2PP. http://www.aldhamrally.co.uk/Aldham%202018%20Entry%20Form%20-V18-f2.pdf

Sunday 17th Blackwater Country Show Chigborough Road, Heybridge, CM9 4RB  http://www.blackwatercountryshow.co.uk

Saturday 16th Rougham Village Fete

Sunday 17th  Journey Through The Ages : Vintage Rally and Country Fair. Goodrich Park, Palgrave IP22 1BA     www.throughtheages.co.uk

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

Saturday 23rd 10am Workshop Day. Changing a front spring. Hands on task on a member’s Box Saloon. 

Sunday 24th Little Waltham Open Gardens Day

Sunday 24th 10am to 4pm Classic car and Retro show The Lawns Hall Rd Rochford SS4 1PJ

Sunday 24th Hatfield Heath Festival  and Classic car show.

Tuesday 26th June Committee meeting.

Saturday 30th Great Totham Classic Car show. 2 pm to 5 pm The Cricket Ground (opposite The Bull Pub) contact Great Totham Garage  01621891264

JULY 2018

Sunday 1st   Maldon Motor Show on the Prom.   http://www.maldonmotorshow.co.uk/

Sunday 1st National Austin 7 Rally Beaulieu. 750 Motor Club.

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

Thursday 5th Classic on the Green at Friston, near Saxmundham.

Sunday 8th  Vintage Fair 10am Cressing Temple Barns CM77 8PD Names to Richard and Jane Bohannan to book a space.

Wednesday 11th Mystery Run and picnic. Meet in Writtle at Tiptree Tea Rooms 10am. Contact Peter Lawson.

Wednesday 18th 7 pm Club Night Little Channels Golf Club, Back Lane, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, CM3 3PR. Golf, or rather putting, competition arranged by Mary and Derek King.

Sunday 22nd July Dave Orange Tribute Run. Start Rayne Station. Contact Les Morley.

Sunday  29th Ingatestone Hall Classic Car Show Hall Lane CM4 9NR. 10am to 4pm Book on line at www.ingatestoneclassic.co.uk 

AUGUST 2018

Wednesday 1st  7pm Suffolk club night The Greyhound  Ixworth Suffolk IP31 2HJ 11am 

Saturday 4th August. Tea Dance Run. Morning run ending in Springfield for Tea Dance from 2-5pm. Sandwiches and cakes plus 1940s entertainment from Jeff Short. Tickets £10 in aid of Royal Air Forces Association. (No need to dance!) Contact Peter Lawson. CANCELLED by charity organisers

Sunday 5th 5 Parishes Show, Fingringhoe Ranges, Lodge Lane, Langenhoe Colchester CO5 7LX Arrive before 10.30  Contact Peter Lawson.  CANCELLED by organisers due to high fire risk from extreme weather conditions. 

Saturday 11th Workshop Day. Distributor strip down plus carb tuning. STOP PRESS Bonus job – First firing on the bench of rebuilt 3 bearing engine. Contact Peter Lawson

Saturday 11th Mersea Island Lions Transport Show Waldegraves Holiday Park CO5 8SE 10.30 to 5 pm ( Can’t leave until 5pm as tide is over the Strood )   http://www.merseaislandlionsclub.com/summer-show-information-vehicle-exhibitors/

Sunday 12th Picnic. Invitation from Dave and Karen Witton, Norfolk Austin club in Bardwell, Suffolk.  http://www.na7c.co.uk/Documents/Pelham.pdf

Wednesday 15th 7 pm Club Night. Talk and presentation from Emma Airey of RH Insurance.  Little Channels Golf Club, Back Lane, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, CM3 3PR.

Sunday  19th Hyde Hall “Grand Car Show” with EA7C and other car clubs. Be on site by 09.45 as cars will be “locked in” until 16.00hrs. contact Richard and Jane Bohannan

Sunday 19th Stonham Barns Classic Car Show and Vintage Market Pettaugh rd. Stonham Aspal Stowmarket IP14 6AT 10am to 4pm

Sunday 26th August. Picnic arranged by the Suffolk A7 Branch. Celebrating the Suffolk Branches’s 20th Anniversary. Join us at Gallowsfield Wood, Haughley, near Stowmarket. Contact Geoffrey Kay (Suffolk) or Peter Lawson (Essex).

 Sunday 26th  Lavenham Classic car show   11 am to  4 pm  £10 per car  https://lavenhamclassics.com/

Monday  27th Countess of Warwick show. 11 am Passes from Brian Jenner. For members of the public reading this, this is probably the biggest turnout of Austin Sevens of the year with many models from Austin’s 17 years of Seven production represented.

SEPTEMBER 2018

Sunday 2nd Barnards Farm, contact John Fromant. £10 per car. Arrive 1.30pm.

Sunday 2nd  Classic Car show Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens,   http://www.braintreegardenevents.co.uk/classic-car-show/

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

Wednesday 5th  Midweek picnic run with musical entertainment. Meet at Hanningfield Reservoir 10.00 (or earlier if having breakfast first at Cafe on the Water). Depart 10.30 for run of 35 miles or so with coffee stop then return to reservoir for picnic. Contact Peter Lawson.   

Sunday 9th  Walton Car Show  Princes Esplanade, Walton on the Naze, CO14 8PZ  http://www.wonclassiccarshow.co.uk/online.html

Sunday 9th  Classic and Sports car show. 10-4pm. Roundwood Garden Centre, Church Street, Bocking CM7 5LJ http://www.ecl.org or call 03330 135 538

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th. Salute to the 40’s Chatham Docks  http://thedockyard.co.uk/whats-on/salute-to-the-40s/

Sunday 16th Gardens of Easton Lodge Open Day. A great day out for members to display their Austin Sevens at the garden’s Apple Day. Explore the beautiful gardens and take part in pressing apples and making apple juice to taste. The East of England Apple and Orchard Project will be on hand to identify any of your own apples you bring along. Plenty of produce for sale too. Also entertainment from the Bishops Stortford Ukelele Band. Come early before all the fresh bacon rolls sell out. (Peter and Marion will be unable to have their cider run with apple pressing  this year so this is a perfect alternative.) Contact Brian Jenner (or Peter Lawson) http://www.eastonlodge.co.uk 

Wednesday 19th 7 pm Club Night Little Channels Golf Club, Back Lane, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, CM3 3PR. Race night for members’ model cars. Prizes for best car, furthest travelled, best crash etc. Specifications and rules in the latest club magazine or contact Peter Lawson for more in depth details.

Saturday 22nd  Workshop Day. Spearman’s spindle solution for the Zenith carburettor and timing your engine after replacing the dynamo for first time starting. Plus whatever else turns up. 10 am at Peter’s garage. Contact Peter Lawson.

Sunday 23rd Suffolk 20th Anniversary Lunch. 12 for 12.30 Newton Green Golf club 2 course carvery with tea or coffee.

 Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th Norton Heath Flower Festival. 11 -4pm. All Saints Church, Norton Lane,  Ongar.  CM5 9RT. Reserved parking for Austin Sevens alongside the church. Barbecue, plant stall, crafts, raffle, cake and produce, art display, bee products and more.  Contact Mary King.

Sunday 30th Battlesbridge Classic Car Show.  Passes from Mike Denny.

OCTOBER 2018

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

Saturday 6th Classic Vehicles Day at Ipswich Transport Museum. Limited places so if you are interested apply as soon as possible. Application forms from http://www.ipswichtransportmuseum.co.uk

Wednesday 17th 7 pm Club Night Little Channels Golf Club, Back Lane, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, CM3 3PR.  

Saturday 27th Annual Awards Luncheon. £20 each. Weavers Restaurant in Bocking. Tickets from Brian Jenner or Peter Lawson.

NOVEMBER 2018

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

Wednesday 21st 7 pm Club Night Little Channels Golf Club, Back Lane, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, CM3 3PR.

DECEMBER 2018

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

Wednesday 12th Christmas Party. NB. This is the 2nd Wednesday of the month, not 3rd as per club nights. This year’s theme is The Good Old Days. “Leonard Sachs” will be introducing a selection of home grown acts from amongst our talented members – rubbish or otherwise – for a fun filled night. We don’t expect full costumes as seen on the TV but perhaps some fancy hats. Contact Peter Lawson or any committee member.

 

 

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