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.
January 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.
February Tuesday 22nd Monthly Meet, Richmond Club 7.30 pm
March 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. July
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.
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.
October 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’.
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
Hereford Austin 7 Club
Events Diary 2017
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.
January Sunday 1st—New Year’s Day. Classic Car meet at the Royal Oak, Much Marcle, 10.30am. followed by a lunch at 1.00 pm at the Full Pitcher, Ledbury, hosted by Eddie.
Monday 2nd-- New Year’s Bank Holiday.
Saturday 14th—A winter excursion to the Golden Valley. Kindly hosted by Kip and Carmen. Meet at the Poston Mill, Vowchurch for lunch, followed by an invitation to The Old House for coffee.
Tuesday 31st -- AGM and Monthly meeting, Richmond Club, 7.30pm. The agenda is: minutes of the last meeting to be read, reports to members from the various departments, the annual election of committee members, and a general meeting.
Wednesday 8th--Church Stretton. The Church Stretton Old Farts club have managed to engage Norman Dewis of Jaguar fame - he was involved with the Le Mans cars etc etc. He is 96 and is very well known in old car rounds. He is giving a talk at Cardington Village Hall which is near Church Stretton. There will be a short introduction on Swallow Sidecars and a film of the 1953 and 54 Le Mans race. Then, after coffee, Norman will talk to us about his experiences at Jaguar. Finish about 1300hrs and there are lots of local pubs to have lunch. If you would like to come, phone Peter Relph on 01694-723003.
Wednesday 15th---A trip to the Swindon Railway Museum, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon, SN2 2EY, meeting at 10.30, followed by a Chinese meal at HongXin ‘eat as much as you like’ Restaurant in Pepperbox Hill, Peatmoor, Swindon SN5 5EZ. Weekday Lunch: £7-50 (drinks extra). I have eaten here very many times in the past, and can, generally, recommend it. Kindly organised by Kip, he has requested you tell him if you are intending to come. Make your own way there. No need to come in the 7, this is a job for your modern. Museum Entry: Adult £8-50, Senior (us!) £6-80. (Personally I find Swindon extremely confusing with dozens of roundabouts seemingly competing to win a look-alike contest. So if you are unfamiliar, it might be best to bring your satnavs using the details provided. MH)
Thursday 16th-- A presentation at Pembridge Village Hall on Thurs. 16th. Feb. at 7.30p.m. It is titled’ Herbert Austin andthe Longbridge Story’. Entry will be £5 including refreshments. More information in due course.
Thursday 23rd-- HVA Auction at Ledbury Rugby Club. Lots include two Austin Sevens.
Friday 24th--Sunday 26th—9.30 to 5.30 on all days. Race Retro weekend. Stoneleigh Park, Coventry. Historic Motorsport in all its forms: Historic, vintage, classic and retro motorsport vehicles, clubs, exhibitors, autojumble, Silverstone Auctions competition and classic car sale. Tickets include Free Parking and Showguide. Book online at raceretro.com or ring 0871-297-0743. Quote Ref: RR17DM. Day Tickets £20pp (16+), Child (5-15) £5-00, Weekend £34, Groups (10+) £19-50.
Sunday 5th-- Malvern Drive-in Classic Autojumble, Three Counties Showground. (Drive-in means you can take your classic car and park it in the showground but you still have to pay the full admission charge - adult £7, kids 7 - 14 £2.50)
Wednesday 8th— 12.00 Noon. The Gloucestershire branch of the Morgan Sports Car Club would like to invite HA7C Members to this talk by Ian Patton on his pan USA trip on an old Indian Motorcycle. Ian Patton completed a time trial in 2012, New York to San Francisco for pre-1929 motorcycles. The route was around 4,000 miles. His illustrated talk captures the spirit and atmosphere of the adventure. £25 per person, this includes a 3-course lunch, coffee and a donation to speakers’ nominated charity. For further details see SpotMog website: www.spotmog.co.uk To book: Moira Norwood 01452 790647 or email@example.com All welcome
Wednesday 22nd—A visit to Birmingham Motor Cycle Museum and afterwards Gaydon Motor Museum. Meet at Birmingham Museum at 11.00. Kindly organised by Kip, if you are intending to come, please let him know.
Friday 31st-Sunday 2nd April---Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration show. NEC Birmingham.
April Sunday 2nd --Bromyard Speed Festival -- (from their website) “Bromyard Speed Festival is a street motoring event to be held in the centre of Bromyard. It is a celebration of the rich motoring history in and around Bromyard. Around 100 to 120 historic, vintage and public interest vehicles relevant to Bromyard, will take part in a street parade through the town centre, from the Town Square on Broad Street, returning via Rowberry Street. Each class of 10-12 vehicles will drive around the circuit for a period of 15–20 minutes with a leading pace car used to determine safe circuit speeds. Commentary will come from a Public Address system on the street. When not on parade the vehicles will be held in paddocks in the town’s two main car parks where they can be open to public view. Trade stands and other attractions will complete the offering and provide a fun day out for the serious motoring fan as well as the casual enthusiast.” *Further to e-mails to all members, it may be possible for HA7C members to enter. Enter on line, or contact David Southcott.
Saturday 8th- -Pre-tour Meeting, British Motor Museum, Gaydon. Meet at 2.00 pm. This is a meeting for those booked on Eurotour 2017 in June. Sunday 9th April: Malvern Festival of Transport. Owners of classic cars can enter this event in advance. Passes which allow 2 adults and 2 children can be ordered from Classis Shows for £4 per pass. Entry forms can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 01484 667776. Normal admission price £8, kids 7-14 £3.
Monday 17th-- Coleford Festival of Transport, Coleford, Gloucs
Sunday 23rd- Drive it Day.A venue kindly suggested by Michael Ward, this Drive-it Day will be a visit to Hop Pocket Craft Centre and Shopping Village, Bishops Frome, approximately half way between Hereford and Worcester, and South of Bromyard. Meet at the Pilgrims Hotel at 10.30 for a short run through Hereford City Centre to the Village. Lunch there, followed by some retail therapy in the opportunities provided, and then depart for home. (I shall publish the lunch menu in a separate note nearer the time).
Saturday 29th--Sunday 30th. Border Counties Vintage Club Steam and Country Show at Vauxhall Fields, Monmouth. Classic Cars, trade stands and steam engines & exhibits. If you wish to enter your car, pre booking is essential. Tel: 07966 117936.
May Monday 1st -- Early May Bank Holiday.
Tuesday 9th—1st Shed Night. 7.30 pm at Riddings Farm. A chance to learn more about your Seven.Kindly hosted by Frank and Sue Sibly and features a talk kindly given by Eddie Loader on an aspect of A7 maintenance or repair. This talk is on the subject of brakes, with hopefully a live demonstration on an actual car.
Wednesday 24th---- A Visit to the Big Pit, Blaenavon, near Abergavenny. 10.30 am. Meet at Waitrose in Abergavenny at 10.30 for a cup of coffee, and then drive the short distance to the Big Pit. A working Coal Mine from 1880 to 1980, it is now a museum. The visit will take approximately 4 hours, and will include an underground tour lasting approximately 1 hour. Lunch is available in the original Miner’s canteen. (I shall publish the menu in a separate note nearer the time). There is also a coffee shop and Museum. As a Group, we get the following benefits:
Free entry (£3-00 p&d parking charge) 10% off in Miners Canteen and coffee shop on a minimum spend of £5 per person 10% off in the Museum shop on a minimum spend of £5 per person Guided tours Behind the scenes tours and conservation demonstrations, available on request Complimentary refreshments for coach driver
To book your place, please ring Eddie 01432 356841 or e-mail MH.
Saturday 10th-Sunday 11th--Gloucestershire Motor Show. A 2 day show for Pied Piper Charity. Pre 1975 Classic Cars. Arrive before 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. (You cannot leave before then). I have entry forms, or contact email@example.com. Tel 0300-4226119.
Tuesday 27th --Monthly meet, Richmond Club, 7.30pm ‘Bring your Car’ night for the group photo. We have been approached by a local artist, Chris White, who is looking for commissions to paint our cars. He will be in attendance.
July Saturday 22nd -- Sunday 23rd--Much Marcle Steam Rally, Much Marcle.
Saturday 22nd--The Annual St Christopher Blessing of cars and other transport at St Mary's Church, Craswall, arrive 11am for 11.30 start. This is a beautiful little church set in the Black Mountains, and we ask you to bring your own picnic. Any queries, please contact Kip by e mail, or otherwise phone is 01981 550293 till 3 May, after which the number is 0033 231 40 95 27. Co-ordinates for the church are 52 deg 01' 13.41"N and 3 deg 02' 55.11" W.
Sunday 23rd--Ouistreham Day Rally near Caen (attended by members in 2015) which this year will be on July 23rd. A7 members will be welcome, and can book their attendance via Kip. Depending on when people want to come over, he can organise a two or three day rally - again would those interested please let him know.
Tuesday 25th—Monthly meet, Richmond Club, 7-30pm. It is hoped to engage an expert to give us a talk on Austin 7’s. More when we know what form this might take.
September Tuesday 12th—2nd Shed Night 7.30 pm at Riddings Farm. A chance to learn more about your Seven.Kindly hosted by Frank and Sue Sibly and features a talk kindly given by Eddie Loader on an aspect of A7 maintenance or repair. The subject of this talk is tba by Eddie.
Sunday 8th October: Malvern Festival of Transport. Owners of classic cars can enter this event in advance. Passes which allow 2 adults and 2 children can be ordered from Classic Shows for £4 per pass. Entry forms can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 01484 667776. Normal admission price £9, kids 7-14 £3
Sunday 22nd –Wye Valley Wander. Probably the last run out of the year. A run along the lanes of the Wye Valley at this beautiful time of year. Details are not yet finalised.
Tuesday 31st—Monthly meet, Richmond Club, 7.30pm. Further to Karen’s fabulous talk on the making of jewellery last year, she has kindly agreed to provide a workshop to actually make some of the items she sells in the shop.
November Sunday 26th—Annual Christmas Lunch at the Bunch of Carrots, Hampton Bishop, Hereford. 12.30 for 1.00 pm.
Sunday 26th November: Malvern Drive-in Classic Car and Bike Jumble. (Drive-in means you can take your classic car and park it in the showground but you still have to pay the full admission charge - adult £7, kids 7 - 14 £2.50)
Tuesday 28th— Monthly meet, Richmond Club, 7.30pm. Last scheduled meet of the year. Following the popularity of last year’s “Mulled Wine & Mince Pies evening”, it is proposed to repeat this year.
December There are no meetings this month.
If you are organising an event, or know of something that might be of interest to HA7C members, please let me know. Updated 16/1/17 Contact: Michael Harcourt: email@example.com
Hereford Austin Seven Club 2016 Events 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.
January 1st January-- Annual New Year’s Day Meet at the Royal Oak, Much Marcle. 10.30 am onwards. Afterwards Eddie is organising a lunch, venue Bunch of Carrots Hereford.
Tuesday 26th-- AGM and Monthly meeting, Richmond Club, 7.30pm. The agenda is: minutes of the last meeting to be read, the annual election of committee members, matters arising, and a general meeting.
February Sunday 21st--Lunch and Film Show at Cawley Hall, Eye, near Leominster. 12.00 for 12.30 pm. Lunch followed by nostalgic films, featuring this year, “Triumph cars on the Monte Carlo Rally”, “Installation of early Telephone Exchanges”, and “Wartime Rationing”. £16 pp for Lunch and the films. Contact Hugh Girvan firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Tuesday 23rd -- Monthly Meet, Richmond Club 7.30 pm. A film evening with Kip Waistell. Slides are shown in the first half, film in the second half. Also have 5 minute “C'etait un Rendez-Vous” film of Ferrari speeding through Paris, and several films such as old films of Land Speed Record cars, Edwardian racing etc.
March Wednesday 2nd- Prescott Bugatti Owners Clubhouse, 12.00 noon. Gloucester branch of the Morgan Sports Car Club are inviting HA7C Members to a 3-course lunch where you can hear all about taking a 1932 Aston Martin International from Peking to Paris in 1997. £24pp. Contact Moira Norwood e-mail: email@example.com
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th —Classic Restoration Show. NEC Birmingham. Tickets: Saturday or Sunday £14, Combined days £23.
Wed 16th/ Thu 17th--Herefordshire Vintage Auction at Ledbury Rugby Club. Viewing from noon on 16th, Auction 11.0am 17th. Lots include Ruby ‘restoration project’
Sunday 27th -- Easter Sunday.
Monday 28th—Easter Monday. Coleford Festival of Transport, Coleford, Gloucs. 9.30 am to 4.00 pm. Website: www.colefordcarnivaloftransport.co.uk. Contact Mike Ward if you would like to go.
Tuesday 29th -- Monthly meet Richmond Club 7.30 pm. “Austin Production Films”. Hosted by Ron Sadler.
April Sunday 3rd —Bromyard Speed Festival. 10.00am to 4.30 pm. Take your car around the circuit! www.bromyardspeed festival.co.uk for details. Pre-event social function on the Saturday for participants. Event free to spectators.
Friday 8th--Tuesday 12th --- John Williams of SWA7C is inviting HA7C members along to their spring meeting in North Wales. This is 4 nights in the Royal Hotel Llangollen, N. Wales. The cost is £70 per night per Double Room on a B&B Basis. Dinner in the hotel is £15 pp for 2 courses, £18 pp for 3 courses. I don’t have John’s contact details, so please contact Eddie on 01432- 356841 for further details, and to book.
Sunday 10th—Prescott Breakfast Club 09.30 for a N&N and breakfast at Prescott.
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th – “Wartime Weekend” at Gloucester and Warwickshire Steam Railway. An old favourite for HA7C, where you come along in 1940’s attire. A great day out. If you wish to come, let me know. (See also Sunday 12th June).
Sunday 24th—Drive-it Day. A trip to Abby-cwm-hir. A lovely and interesting Country House near Llandrindod Wells. Have a look at their website: www.abbeycwmhir.com. Meet at Honey Café for coffee, and then drive to Llandrindod for lunch and a tour. Optional dinner at Castlefields, Clifford, to finish the day. Contact Michael H for details, and to book.
Tuesday 26th—Monthly Meet, Richmond Club 7.30 pm, “An Opal Restoration”. A talk by Michael Ward. This talk has been cancelled. There will now be a N&N evening instead.
May Monday 2nd-Bank Holiday Monday-A trip to Bosbury. If the sun is shining on 2nd May and you like nice gardens and cream teas, jump in your cars and come to Bosbury. Laura and Nat Hone open their 35 acre gardens at Bosbury House as an annual event for charity. The gardens are lovely with lakes and bluebell walks through the woodland areas. A Classic Car display is part of the attraction. Free Entry. Contact Hugh Stirling at firstname.lastname@example.org Change of Venue. Tuesday 10th—1st Shed Night. 7.30 pm. A chance to learn about your Seven.Kindly hosted by Frank and Sue Sibly, and features a talk kindly given by Eddie Loader on an aspect of A7 maintenance or repair. Tonight's subject is "The use of Tools". The venue for this has been changed.
EVENT CANCELLEDSaturday 14th—Hereford Vintage and Classic Motor Show. Hereford Racecourse 10.00am-4.00 pm. Organised by Hereford Round Table. Vintage Cars, m/c’s, agricultural and military vehicles parading throughout the day. Free Entry. Contact herefordroundtable.co.uk/motor-show-exhibitors. EVENT CANCELLED.
Sunday 22nd --- Prescott Breakfast Club 09.30 for a N&N and breakfast at Prescott.
Friday 27th –A visit to the JCB Factory kindly organised by Pat Caine. Please book with Pat in good time. All details have been sent to you in an e-mail, and are also in the March edition of the Crankhandle.
Tuesday 31st—Monthly Meet, Richmond Club 7.30 pm. “A Swallow Revived”. A talk by Glenn Sanger.
June Wednesday 1st- Wednesday 8th – Irish trip. A trip to Innishannon Steam Fair organised by Pat Caine and Brian Bedford. Contact Pat or Brian for full details and to reserve your space.
Saturday 4th-- Classic & Vintage Show at the Hog's Head, Llantilio, Crossenny, NP 17 8TA, near Abergavenny. From 10am to 3.pm. £5-00 Entrance and Parking, but all proceeds go to local charities. Contact Julian Tod on 07836-379899 or e-mail email@example.com
Saturday 11th-- Madley Fete/Classic Car Show. Small friendly event in field next to the Church. Contact Colin Barratt firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 11th-- Sunday 12th --Gloucestershire Motor Show--10.00 am to 5.30pm Saturday, 10 am to 4.00pm Sunday, at Highnam Court, Gloucester, GL2 8DP. Adults £10, children £5. A great Family day out. HMTQ 90th Birthday Tribute Band, Street themed Cafe. 150 Classic and Vintage cars of all makes.Classic m/c's. Ferrari rides. For the ladies: Catwalk shows, Hair and Beauty demonstrations. For the Children: Fancy Dress, Animal Corner, Goal shooting skill test. My brochure even shows the Stig! Further details; www.gloucestershiremotorshow.co.uk
Sunday 12th—A day out on the railway. Friends of Prescott have teamed up with GWSR and are offering car clubs, including HA7C, a day out. The day starts at 10.00 a.m. when you can have Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and afternoon tea as well as enjoy the great locomotives that GWSR has to offer. Includes a trip past Prescott and on down to Cheltenham racecourse, and a tour of the locomotive sheds. Each Club attending will have its own dedicated parking area in the adjacent field (with all-weather road) with easy entry into the Station. There will also be a number of trade stands for your delectation! They have asked me to co-ordinate the HA7C entry, so if you wish to come along, please let me know good and early.
Sunday 12th -- 10-30 am to 4-30pm. Credenhill Community Event, Roman Park, Station Road, Credenhill, HR4 7DF. Classic /Vintage cars and machinery, Crafts and collectables. Dog show. Refreshments all day.
Wednesday 22nd-Monday 27th – The trip to France. Hosted by Kip and Carmen Waistell.
Saturday 25th June--Motor Show Hereford. 9.15am to 4.30 pm. The Sunshine Horsepower Motor Show is held in the centre of Hereford in Maylord Street where there will be a display of classic cars. They have a face painter and other attractions. A goody bag of food is provided for each exhibitor which is brought round at about 12.45. Banners for the event will be put up round Hereford 2 weeks prior to the event and an advert will be placed in the local paper. Contact Ginny Murfin at Sunshine Radio on email@example.com for more information.
Tuesday 28th— Monthly Meet, Richmond Club, 7.30 pm. “Bring your Car night”. The Club’s annual photoshoot.
Saturday 2nd--Sunday 3rd --54th National rally of Austin 7's at Beaulieu. On Saturday 2nd there is a drive through the New Forest, followed by an evening BBQ. On Sunday 3rd there are Displays, Autojumble, Concours and Awards. On site camping is available. Ticket price includes entry to the National Motor Museum, Palace and Gardens. Entry Forms from 750 Motor Club. Tel 01332-814548 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 3rd-- Prescott Breakfast Club 09.30 for a N&N and breakfast at Prescott. Saturday 9th-Sunday 10th --Le Mans Classic. A 24 hour race for classic cars. 4 day packages available from £199. Contact Bob Cole: email@example.com
Sunday 10th--Radway Bridge Vintage Vehicle Event. Gathering of Vintage vehicles at Radway Bridge Garden Centre, HR1 3RX 10.30 – 4.00pm Phone 01432 850009 if intending to go or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 16th--Gathering of Pre-War cars at Prescott. Take a picnic. Pre-War dress optional. Drive your Austin up the Hillclimb hill for a small fee (must be booked in advance). ‘Wartime’ BBQ & concert in the clubhouse in the evening. Possibly a flyover visit by a prewar aircraft. (last year a Hurricane)
Sunday 17th--Committee Meeting. 1.00 pm. (Committee members only)
Sunday 17th. Navigation Rally or Tour (you choose) starting at Prescott. Pub lunch en route and ending with cream teas. Contact: 01959 533802/ 07714 228114. See www.prewarprescott.com
Sunday 17th --Upton House and Gardens Rally, Midlands Austin 7 Club. Further info Contact Andy Lowe 0121-477-0547 or email@example.com
Sunday 24th --Forest of Dean Historic Vehicle Club-- 12 Noon. To celebrate the 200th Anniversary (to the day) of the opening of the Old Wye Bridge in Chepstow. To celebrate this event Cars, tractors, m/c's, light commercials, and horse and carts are invited to turn up at 12 noon, with a re-enactment of the walk from Beaufort square, Chepstow to the Old Bridge for it's official opening in 1816. There will be a medieval Fair, bandstand and grand reception in the Drill Hall. Cars to assemble on the Gloucestershire side of the riverbank, from Tutshill down to the river and after the official opening, will cross the bridge, loop around the town and then display on the lawns in front of Chepstow Castle. No need to pre book, just make a note to turn up on the day.
Saturday 23rd --St Christopher Blessing Service and Picnic. 11.30 am at St Mary's Church, Craswall. St Christopher is the patron Saint of Travellers. You are invited to bring your transport, ancient or modern, motorised or not, to the beautiful Black Mountain church of St Mary's for a short blessing service followed by a "bring your own" picnic in the grounds of the church (where pre-war cars will be parked) and adjoining field (for post-war). For the Parish, this is an entirely new venture, which we are sure you will enjoy and which we hope to continue and expand in the years to come. An expression of interest to Reverend Nicholas Lowton at firstname.lastname@example.org would be appreciated (to give an idea of numbers). You will then continue to be updated.
Tuesday 26th—Monthly Meet, Royal Oak, Much Marcle-- 3.30 for 4.00pm. Members’ Driving Tests. Kindly organised by Bob Garrett, this will take place in the Royal Oak, Much Marcle. We are promised an afternoon of great fun, with something for the ladies, so be sure you come along. Optional dinner afterwards.
Friday 29th/Sunday 31st -- Welland Steam & Country Rally. Vintage/Classic car entries, contact: Graham Probert (01432 880768) email@example.com
August Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th -- Tortworth Vintage Rally, Wickwar, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8LF. Open to all Vintage, Classic and Special Interest Vehicles & Motorcycles. If you require more information or are interested in going entry forms can be printed from the website, www.shakespearesrally.com.
Saturday 13th August -- The Mary Stevens Hospice in Stourbridge will be hosting a large Car Show on the Hospice grounds and would love to invite HA7C club members to come along with some cars to showcase. Contact: Laura Millard | Community Engagement Officer on 01384-37777. Mary Stevens Hospice, 221 Hagley Road | Oldswinford | Stourbridge.
Sunday 14th—Three Cocks Show and Rally, Hay-on-Wye. HA7C usually go as a Club. If you are coming, please let me know, and I will book you in. We are being offered a Club enclosure for our exclusive use, provided we let them know numbers in good time, so early bookings please.
Sunday 21st--Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival-- 11.00 am to 4.00 pm at Tewkesbury School, Aschurch Road, Tewkesbury, Glos, GL20 8DF (200 yds from M5 J9). Entrance £5-00, under 12 free, but Free Entry for Show cars and their drivers. Over 500 cars and 200 m/c's. Automobilia, BBQ, Bar, Live Period Music, Autojumble and 100+ Market Stalls. Ring 01684-850940, or visit website www.tewkesburycvf.org, to register, or just turn up on the day. Regret: No dogs on School Playing Fields.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday 27th-29th--Pershore Plum Festival. A weekend of events in Pershore finishing with a Classic Car display on the Bank Holiday Monday.
Sunday 28th-- Summer Serendipity at the Royal Oak, Much Marcle. Pre-War cars only. Similar to New Year’s Day gathering but rain is warmer.
Tuesday 30th—Monthly Meet, Richmond Club, 7.30 pm. Noggin and Natter.
Wednesday 31st--A trip on “Balmoral”—The Vintage Steamer “Balmoral” is one of the very few working paddle steamers left, and conducts 50’s style excursions in the Bristol Channel in the summer. Depart points Penarth, and visits are Ilfracombe and Lundy Island. The itinerary is depart Penarth 0930. If you would like to come, please let me know, and I will make the booking with the operating company on the Club’s behalf. MH
September Saturday 10th--Eaton Bishop summer fete. No entry fee. Held in a large private garden. Vintage cars, Austins and others, military vehicles, fete type games, barbecue, teas, beer, covered seating area, raffle, tombola, white elephant stall, 2nd hand book stall and various craft stalls.
Friday 16th, 17th, 18th --Stoke Prior Steam Rally, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 4LF. Open to all Vintage, Classic and Special Interest Vehicles & Motorcycles. If you require more information or are interested in going entry forms can be printed from the website, www.shakespearesrally.com.
Sunday 18th-- Prescott Breakfast Club 09.30 for a N&N and breakfast at Prescott.
Tuesday 20th—2nd Shed Night. Eversley House. 7.30 pm. A chance to learn about your Seven.Kindly hosted by Stuart and Lyn Howard and features a talk kindly given by Eddie Loader on an aspect of A7 maintenance or repair.
Tuesday 27th—Monthly Meet, Richmond Club, 7.30 pm. “Austin 7 Maintenance”. A talk by Eddie Loader.
Sunday 16th-- Prescott Breakfast Club 09.30 for a N&N and breakfast at Prescott.
Saturday 21st-- "Autumn Amble" hosted by Bob Garrett. A leisurely drive through Herefordshire's delightful countryside. Meet at the New Inn, Kilpeck, 10.30 am for a drive to a lunch venue.
Tuesday 25th—Monthly Meet, Richmond Club, 7.30 pm. “All about jewellery” with Karen Owens.
Friday 11th—Mulled Wine and Mince Pies. Eversley House. 7.30 for 8.00 pm. An evening very kindly hosted by Stuart and Lyn Howard at their home. Featuring great fun, great company, mulled wine, nibbles, and HA7C’s famous mince pies for your delectation. There will be a raffle, so please bring something along for the raffle, and help it go with a swing. This event has been cancelled.
Sunday 27th—Annual Christmas Lunch at the Bunch of Carrots, Hampton Bishop, Hereford. 12.30 for 1.00 pm.
Tuesday 29th—Monthly Meet, Richmond Club, 7.30 pm. An evening of skittles in the skittle alley.
December There are no meetings this month
The speaker evenings at the Monthly Meet have been taken from a list given to me to publish. Some of the guest speakers may not have been contacted first, and therefore may not be speaking, either on the dates specified, or at all. Monthly Meet fixtures therefore may be subject to change.
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 Updated 26/10/16