Events Diary 2018
Please note – Items listed on Bold Type are events organised by HA7C. Items in standard type are events organised by others, but may be of interest to HA7C members.
This is not a complete list of events, and will be added to throughout the year as fresh events are notified to me. For that reason, the dates of events may be subject to change.
Monday 1st --New Year’s Day Meet, Royal Oak Much Marcle. A large gathering of vintage and Classic Car enthusiasts. Eddie is kindly hosting a lunch meet for members at ‘The Full Pitcher’ pub in Ledbury after the meet. Always a popular start to the New Year, contact Eddie on 01432-356841 to reserve your place.
Monday 8th 12.30 pm. Committee Meeting at the Pilgrim Hotel, Much Birch.
Sunday 14th A7CA Meeting. This takes place at The Green Man Pub, 14, Daventry Rd, Dunchurch. CV22 6NS. Bob Garrett has kindly volunteered to represent HA7C at the meeting.
Saturday 20th 11.00 am A visit for Cider tasting at Gwatkins Cider, followed by Lunch at Poston Mill, Vowchurch at 12.30 pm. Kindly hosted by Kip, contact email@example.com
Tuesday 30th Richmond Club 7.30 pm. Monthly meet, Minutes of the Committee meeting, AGM, Election of Committee Members and N&N.
Tuesday 22nd Monthly Meet, Richmond Club 7.30 pm
Friday23rd-Sunday25th--Practical Classics’ Classic Restoration Show at the NEC Birmingham.
Tuesday 27th Monthly Meet, Richmond Club 7.30 pm. Committee Meeting, followed by a group discussion on Members’ choice for the HA7C 10th anniversary celebrations.
Monday 2nd (Easter Monday) Coleford Festival of Transport. 9.30 -4.30. The whole town is more or less given over to a display of classic cars. Some 500 cars in attendance. Autojumble, food and entertainment.
Sunday 8th A7CA Meeting. AGM. This takes place at The Green Man Pub, 14, Daventry Rd, Dunchurch. CV22 6NS. If you would like to represent HA7C for what is always a most interesting meeting covering all things A7, please let Michael Ward know.
Saturday 14th-Sunday 15th The Great Shires Game Fair. Malvern showground. All sorts of Classic cars, commercials, tractors, stationary engines, motorcycles etc. Free entry. I have entry forms, but also contact 01392-421500.
Sunday 22nd. Drive-it Day. HA7C are meeting up with SWA7C for this year’s Drive-it Day. Meet at the Hills Restaurant in the Bishops Meadow Caravan Park at 11.30 am for brunch, followed by a run up across the lovely Epynt down into Builth. Follow on down to Erwood station for refreshments, finishing with a drive back up to the ice cream parlour in Builth.
Tuesday 24th Monthly Meet, Richmond Club 7.30 pm
Saturday/ Sunday 5th/6th Border Counties Vintage Club Annual Show at Vauxhall Fields, Monmouth. Steam and Country Show with vintage and classic cars. 10.00am to 5.30 pm. Contact 07966-117936 for details and to enter your car.
Monday 7th – Bank Holiday. ”The Bluebell Run”, kindly hosted by Barbara and Ray Moses. Meet at the Green Man, Fownhope, 9.30-10, followed by a 1 hour scenic drive to Ledbury for a light lunch, then a short run to Bosbury House for a display of classic cars, and a chance to enjoy the Bluebell woods. Contact Barbara or Michael H to come along. Pre booking and lunch menu choice is essential.
Saturday 19th-Sunday 20th Spring Autojumble at Beaulieu.
Sunday 27th - Monday 28th Eastnor Vintage Family Day. Eastnor Castle. Entries are invited. All sorts for the steam enthusiast Steam engines. Live jazz, steam engine rides and pony rides are all to be enjoyed. Visit eastnorcastle.com/visit-eastnor-castle
Tuesday 29th Monthly Meet, Richmond Club 7.30 pm.
Wednesday 30th -6.30 pm-An evening of bowling at Leominster. Kindly organised by Pat Caine, we are booked in for a fun evening of bowling at the Leominster Bowling Alley, situated in the Grove, which is part of the Golf Club complex. £9-99 pp for the “Steak and Bowl night”. Situated on the A49 on the by-pass just North of the Cadbury’s factory.
Sunday 3rd June-- 1.30 pm. A visit to Aunt Martha's Tea Rooms, Cinderford, in the Forest. Kindly hosted by Jason and Hazel Moses we will meet at Pengethley Manor at 1.30 pm, have a drive, and arrive at Aunt Martha's at 2.30 to 3.00. For those who haven't been before Aunt Martha's is a quaint little establishment where the waiting staff all wear Victorian costumes. If sufficient numbers are interested there will then be the option of a further run to a pub to meet for dinner/drink to finish the day. Please let Hazel know asap on 01981-565909, or of course by e-mail.
Saturday 9th—Madley Miglia- A day out driving around the Gospel Pass with lunch at Castlefields.
Sunday 10th TOTIE (The only Tour is Essex) departs. David and Linda, Michael and June, and Gill and myself are going, along with 50 others from A7 Clubs across the country. Entries are now closed.
Friday 15th TOTIE tour entrants return.
Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th. 10.00 am to 6.00 pm each day. Kenilworth Castle, Warks. English Heritage ‘Best of British’ Event. A large collection of British Classic cars are attending and HA7C members are invited with their cars. To enter your car, contact Victoria Redwood at English Heritage via e-mail Victoria.Redwood@english-heritage.org.uk
Wednesday 20th Visit to Puy du Fou and La Bressuire, France. Kindly hosted by Kip. Entries are now closed
Tuesday 26th Monthly Meet, Richmond Club 7.30 pm. Club Photoshoot night. Bring your Seven for the Annual Club Photoshoot.
Sunday 1st Club trip to Cumbria departs. Hosted by Brian Bedford. At the time of writing one vacancy has arisen. Contact Brian Bedford: firstname.lastname@example.org for details and entry.
Sunday 1st--Austin 7 Rally at Beaulieu. The 55th Austin Seven Rally is planned to take place at Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, SO42 7ZN. Event organisers are on 01590 614614.
Sunday 8th--A7CA Meeting. This takes place at The Green Man Pub, 14, Daventry Rd, Dunchurch. CV22 6NS. If you would like to represent HA7C for what is always a most interesting meeting covering all things A7, please let Michael Ward know.
Sunday 15th—Vintage Vehicle Day, Roman Park, Credenhill. In Place of Radway Bridge. A day out with cars vans tractors and stationary engines. Entry by a donation to charity. Contact: email@example.com or Gordon Batchelor on 01432-760312
Monday 9th--Cumbria Trip returns.
Saturday 14th--Annual blessing of cars at St Mary’s Church, Craswall. Gather at 9.30 am, Service at 10.00 am, followed by a scenic drive and roastlunch at White Haywood Farm, Craswall at 1.30pm, to finish the day. Book your lunch with Pauline at www.blackmountainsfarmrestaurant.co.uk.
Tuesday 24th Monthly Meet, Richmond Club 7.30 pm.
Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th -- A visit to Brooklands Motor Museum. This will be kindly hosted by Eddie Loader, who will be handing out details at this month's Monthly Meet. If you can't make the meeting but would like to put your name down, contact Eddie on 01432-356841 direct.
Friday 3rd-Sunday 5th. Gloucestershire Extravaganza. South Cerney Airfield, near Cirencester. HA7C are invited to attend. Website: http:// www.glosvintageevtravaganza.co.uk/index.html
Sunday 12th –Three Cocks Show, Hay-on-Wye. Contact Glenn Sanger for details and entry form.
Saturday 25th --Gloucester Retro and Classic Festival. Gloucester City goes retro for this festival. Entry forms from Michael H. Visit www.gloucester.gov.uk/retro-festival to see what is on offer.
Saturday 25th – Monday 27th –Pershore Plum Festival. The whole town comes alive for this festival. HA7C do not have any Club attendance at this event. However it is full of classic cars of all types, and well worth a visit.
Tuesday 28th Monthly Meet, Richmond Club 7.30 pm.
Saturday 1st-Sunday 2nd (tbc) International Autojumble at Beaulieu.
Tuesday- 4th,11th, or 18th --2nd Shed Night. Hosted by Eddie and Frank. Subject details and date to be confirmed when known.
Tuesday 25th Monthly Meet, Richmond Club 7.30 pm.
Sunday 7th -- A7Ca Meeting. This takes place at The Green Man Pub, 14, Daventry Rd, Dunchurch. CV22 6NS. If you would like to represent HA7C for what is always a most interesting meeting covering all things A7, please let Michael Ward know.
Sunday 14th-- Malvern Festival of Transport
Sunday 21st –Wye Valley Wander—This event will be a joint hosting by Kip and Michael H this year. Probably the last run out of the year, a chance to get out in the Autumn sunshine for a run around the lanes of our county.
Wednesday 24th-Bowling at Leominster. Kindly hosted by Pat Caine.
Tuesday 30th - Monthly Meet, Richmond Club, 7.30 pm. “Ladies Night”. Following the success of the jewellery workshop amongst the ladies of the club last year, Karen has very kindly agreed to do another ladies evening for us. She hasn’t quite decided what she is going to do yet, but when she does, I will let you know in an update. But put this in your diaries as ‘One for the Ladies’.
Sunday 25th Christmas Lunch Bunch of Carrots
Tuesday 27th Monthly Meet, Richmond Club. Mulled wine and Mince Pies evening
No monthly meeting
If you are organising an event, or know of something that might be of interest to HA7C members, please let me know.
Contact: Michael Harcourt: firstname.lastname@example.org