It’s been a while since I’ve sent out a ‘dates for your diary’ email as there has been nothing much to tell you about. Now, with the outlook a little brighter, I thought I would let you know about some events coming up that we may be allowed out to take part in!
Clearly, these are all subject to change and I will endeavour to keep you updated.
Please note that, for now, our monthly meetings will continue on Zoom. Once the current restrictions have been relaxed sufficiently and the weather allows Bruce has very kindly offered to host another get together at his place. We will return to The Red Lion, Thornby once conditions allow.
MG Spares Day – This is normally held at Stonleigh in February but has been shifted back to Sunday 18th April and relocated to the Telford International Centre. MASC will have a stand and this might be an early chance to put some miles on our cars this season in order to seek out that elusive widget.
Drive It Day 2021 is on Sunday 25th Last year we had planned to go to Hughenden Manor, a National Trust property near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. Plan was to meet up in Towcester for a 10.30am departure and then take a cross-country route to the property. I’m happy to organise this route this year unless anyone else has an alternative suggestion.
Midget60, Friday 25th to Sunday 27th June 2021 – The Big Weekend organised by the club to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Midget. Details in MASCOT and on the club web site. Several of us are travelling up on Friday afternoon so there should be opportunities for us to travel together perhaps collecting members from other Areas on the way. If you’re thinking of going but have been put off by the price of the venue hotel then Dave Sewell has found an alternative hotel nearby which is less expensive. Contact Dave on firstname.lastname@example.org or give him a call on 01455 272901.
Historic Rally Car Register, Welland Valley Wander Sunday 15th August 2021 – Promises “Interesting places, interesting route, interesting cars. A tour through Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire finding hidden England.” More details to follow.
Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th September 2021 – Classics at Prescott. Entries from last year have been transferred to this new date. More details at https://www.winchcomberotaryclub.com/classics-at-prescott. There will be members from other MASC Areas attending including a large group from Bristol.
September 2021? – Lanes Run in conjunction with Central Area. Plan is for two Areas to meet up at Sharnford and follow a scenic route ending at Brixworth Country Park. More details to follow.
TBA (July 2021?) TYRE Fest, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Awaiting details of re-scheduled event.
TBA (August 2021?): Abingdon Works Show, British Motor Museum, Gaydon. Sounds like the sort of thing that we would like so we should go! More details to follow.
Last year we had planned to relocate our monthly meeting to Stony Stratford in order to meet up with the Home Counties North West Area. Let’s hope we can do that this year.
British Motor Museum at Gaydon will be holding ‘Gaydon Gathering’, a free monthly evening gathering aimed at motoring enthusiasts. These will take place on the second Tuesday of every month starting on 13th April 2021. Pre-booking is essential.
Caffeine & Machine – We promised ourselves a visit to this popular ‘road house’ venue near Ettington for a while. Would make a nice destination for an evening run one mid-week evening in the summer.
Gilks Garage Cafe, Kineton – Similar direction and distance as C&M above. Would make a great venue to meet up with Central, HoE and HCNW Areas.
There are also regular classic vehicle meets across our patch including those at Earls Barton and Kineton Village and others organised by Silverstone Social and Long Buckby Vintage and Classic Vehicle Meet. I will let you know more once 2021 events are announced.
Please let me know if you would like any further details on any of the above or if you are aware of other relevant events that others might be interested in attending.