MASCOT Mag April 2020

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MASCOT Mag April 2020

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.

Hopefully you will have received your copy of MASCOT and on page three will see the Big Search is on, this is the first stage of the launch of the MG midget 60th weekend 25t to 27th June 2021. I would just like to thank all our small team of committee members that have worked hard to start putting together this event to be held in the North West Area , with a special thanks to Derek Colbeck for  producing the artwork on page three.

More information  on this major event for 2021 is already on the Club website, take a look .

 

Up Date on events taking place this year 2020

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Up Date on events taking place this year 2020

by Robert Neil McLeod

Good morning All.

Shelley & I hope you are all keeping well, in what is becoming a very strange time when we really do not know if any events will go ahead this year, so with fingers crossed I have had some revised dates of events for August 2020 sent to me. I have set the dates out below and will go ahead and register those interested going in the hope all is well by then.

The Restoration Show @NEC 7th to 9th August.

Tatton Park Classic Car Show 15th & 16th August

Miller Park (Preston ) Classics in the Park 15th August (this has not been confirmed as still going ahead) and it also clashes with one day of Tatton Park, so I have not had a reply to my email as yet so would have to assume it will still be going on. So we will have to look at numbers wanting to go to any of these events and if we can get enough interest to cover both days on the 15th August.

Looking further ahead we have made a date for a Club weekend away @ The Cairndale Hotel in Dumfries 11th to 14th September for a great price of £62 per person per night dinner B/B . We do need to confirm this booking by the first of May if you would like to join us of this weekend do let us know ASAP. As so much has changes this year this may be a chance to get together and give us time to party, after what will have been a year we will want to put behind us.

Looking to next year the Prestatyn Classic Car Show has been set for May 30th/31st 2021.

As more Info comes my way I will keep you in touch or if any information come to anyone of you please let me know, though we are not able to have our club meetings we can still very much keep our MASC area club as active as we can until crisis is over.

In the meantime take care be safe and keep polishing.

Cheers Neil

Government closures

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Government closures

by Robert Neil McLeod

Good morning All.

I and sorry to say any thoughts we may have been able to hold a self isolation Drive it Day Run and Picnic, will now be imposable to run .

With the latest  news of the Government  closures of all Pubs and Hotels, this would not give us access to any toilet facilities on any route we may have driven. As the situation we are facing unfolds I think we can safely say most events planned for this year will now NOT take place.   I thank all those of you that showed an interest in taking part in the Drive it Day. We will look forward to at some point in the future being able to hold the missed events and Runs.

The next time our cars are out on the road  they should look especially clean and well polished, as we will have the time to all the jobs we had been putting off.

All that remains for me to say is be safe and take care and please keep in touch with photos and reports we can use for the club MASCOT magazine,  with no events to report on this year our club editor will need any articles car related he can get to fill the pages.

Neil & Shelley

Come and join us on Drive it Day 26th April.

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Come and join us on Drive it Day 26th April.

by Robert Neil McLeod

The wizened and young at heart Drive it Day Run 26th April 2020.

As us 70+ have been confined to our homes during the time of the Corona virus I thought we should escape this day with our classic car along with our trusty navigator.
We also invite you younger ones to join us at a safe distance of course, so with this in mind I have drawn up a few rules for the day.
(1) A route map will be provided, but remember you are taking part in a Social Run. It is non-competitive and you are here to enjoy your classic car. A location will be given for a lunch stop. There is no defined route and you can choose any route you wish to arrive there. Bring a picnic Lunch.
(2) At a given meeting point Route Maps will be placed in a suitable area and will have been sprayed will disinfectant that kills 99.99% of bugs alongside a hand sanitizer, if one can be found. Please remember when collecting your route maps to keep the recommended distance apart of at least 1 meter.
(3) At comfort stops please give priority to those most in need (70+) allowing them the extra recommended time of 20 seconds to wash hands and again queuing at the recommended distance please.
(4) If the weather is good and we can picnic outside our cars please remember to set your chairs at the recommended distance apart, for those of us that might be hard of hearing if they indicate so, then the route maps will come in handy!, if you roll in to a cone shape it can then be used as a loudhailer, But please be careful NOT to cough when in use.
(5) If the weather is unkind to us we may need to have our picnic in the car when we can wave at each other though the windscreen, for those of us more technical minded with a smart phone we could have a conference call or text on a what’s app.
(6) The day is about getting together for all ages (at a safe distance of course) and enjoying motoring in our classics. This year it looks like they and us will missing out on many shows and events, so please come and join us on a day of fun putting all the grim news behind us for a time and enjoy the day, Oh! and bring some throat lozenges as you my get a bit sore from shouting.

Meeting point and more Info to follow, let me know if you would like to join us.

Neil

Cancelled events update

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Cancelled events update

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hello All.

I have just had word that the Lymm Historic Transport Day on the 28th June is now also cancelled. It is starting to look as this year is going to be a right off.

So I was thinking as we are a resilient bunch in the North West  and Fraser has already done and tested a route for Drive it Day on the 26th April, be a shame not to do the run, but instead of the lunch stop at the pub, we take a picnic and we can sit a meter apart when lunching,  as most of us sleep with our navigator, we should not have a problem with contamination. If you might be up for this  give me a email .

Keep well .

Neil

Message from MASC committee.

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Message from MASC committee.

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.

The below is a copy of sent to area reps from our MASC Committee.

Hello all,
The MASC committee has decided that in the light of the current coronavirus crisis it is deemed appropriate to follow current Government advice and to limit social interaction as a club. All club activities such as monthly/weekly meets, attendance at shows and other activities where MASC is being represented as a club are to be suspended until further notice. It is felt that this is a responsible action for MASC to take to protect its members and other people in the community with whom the club come into contact with.
This is clearly a very serious worldwide situation which is going to have far reaching consequences. Awe can only hope that a solution will be found to deal with this situation and allow people to return to normality.
In the meantime wish all your area members the very best from the Committee and stay safe.
Neil Thomas.     MASCOT Editor
(On behalf of MASC)

Events canceled

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Events canceled

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.

As by now you will all realize we are going though some very changing and testing times, so it is with regret we are going to cancel drive It Day on the 26th April and also our next club night on the 8th April, with the NEC Restoration show now not going a head , I have been informed anyone that has a ticket this will be honoured at any revised date in the future. I will keep you informed if the future event we have on our list for this year  will still be going ahead, this we will only know as the year unfolds. For now the events listed above are definitely cancelled.

Hope you all keep well.

Neil & Shelley

 

Healey cars at the Market Hall Museum, Warwick.

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Healey cars at the Market Hall Museum, Warwick.

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.

I have just received the Info as below which may be of interest to you.

Neil

Heritage & Culture Warwickshire are delighted to announce its exciting summer exhibition “Healey: Cars for Speed & Glamour” that will run from Friday 1st May to Saturday 30th September 2020 at the Market Hall Museum, Warwick.

This is the first time the Museum has devoted the entire ground floor to one exhibition. It will focus on Donald Mitchell Healey CBE, entrepreneur, inventor and racing driver and the Donald Healey Motor Company he founded. It will tell the story of the rise of a remarkable company that started in the Cape area of Warwick and achieved international fame, designing some of the most famous and desirable sports cars in motoring history. The exhibition will feature artefacts, archives and photographs, owned by Donald Healey or his company. It will demonstrate the extraordinary spirit of Donald, his sons, Geoffrey and Brian, and the talented team that worked with them. Highlighting the works, the cars, the motor sport exploits and some of the less publicised projects! In addition to the exhibition, there will be a programme of community engagement activities that will allow people of all ages to learn about the Healey story.

We want to publicise the exhibition widely to make sure as many people as possible get to enjoy this wonderful story. To help we are contacting specialist press and motor related organisations to ask if you would promote the exhibition through your news and social media channels. We will share our promotional material and the press releases with you and/or provide a short article with more details for you to publish on our behalf. If you are able to help or would like any further information, please email louisejennings@warwickshire.gov.uk

To allow us to deliver the exhibition to the highest standard and deliver an exciting community engagement programme, we are also getting in touch with organisations to discuss how they might like to support and get involved through corporate sponsorship. We have a number of sponsorship options available. If you are interested in sponsoring the exhibition or the community engagement programme, please contact bronwenwilliams@warwickshire.gov.uk .

It would also be great to see you there! Please bring your family and friends along to see the exhibition and take part in some of the fun events.

For updates on the exhibition follow us on

Twitter @oisinthedeer , @RuairiTheFawn @ourwarwickshire , @Chambearlin

Facebook page Warwickshire Museum

Instagram @heritageandculturewarwickshire

Visit: heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk // www.ourwarwickshire.org.uk

Thanks
Kind regards
Louise

Lymm Historic Transport Day 28th June 2020

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Lymm Historic Transport Day 28th June 2020

by Robert Neil McLeod

We have now had an email to say we have been accepted in to the Lymm Historic Transport Day on the 28th June 2020, we can now gather names that would like to attend if you would like to attend this day please let me know ASAP . Then I can talk to the organizers regarding numbers .

Cheers Neil
Your Club has been accepted, subject to agreeing numbers.
Hi there

Once again, thank you for being patient with us as we filtered through all the applications from all the Clubs wishing to bring their vehicles to this year’s event.

We have now had the opportunity to evaluate all the details received and congratulations, we’re delighted to confirm that your club has been accepted by the committee.

That said, we need to make a final agreement with you on the number and type of vehicles you bring to the event and request that you be available to discuss this over this next week.

Kind regards,
Chris
Chris Berg
Mob: 07733 105766

Classics in the Park @ Preston 15th August 2020

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Classics in the Park @ Preston 15th August 2020

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.

I have just received Info on this years Classics in the Park at Preston  as Below, I have asked again if it is ok for me to book us as a group, as we have done in the past. This has always been a free event and as they this year are asking for donations , I was thinking we could ask each car take part for a £5 as a club donation, So with this in mind could you let me know if you would like to attend this years event.

Thank You.

Neil

Dear Classic Vehicle Enthusiast

Thank you for entering your classic vehicle for the Classics in the Park Show last year, I do hope you enjoyed the show. This year the show will be held on Saturday 15th August 2020, 11am-4pm.

We will once again be providing a Hospitality Marquee where there will be complimentary drinks and cakes available. Exhibitors will receive a Voucher valid for two people.

We will again be producing a Show Programme listing the vehicle entries.
There were some splendid Classic Cars and Bikes attending last year and we were delighted to be able to award some of the exhibitors with Trophies.

The Trophy Categories for 2020 will be as follows:
1. Best in Show
2. Best in Show (runner up)
3. Pre 1945
4. 1945-1960
5. 1961-1970
6. 1971-1979
7. Modern Classic (1980 on)
8. Classic Motor Bike
9. Outstanding Club Award

Classics in the Park continues to be a free event for all, thanks to our generous sponsors and the many kind donations received at last year’s show via the Collection Buckets.
In order to help with funding costs for the show we would welcome donations prior to the show day this year. If you would like to donate, please enclose this with your entry form.
Cheques made payable to ‘The Friends of Avenham & Miller Parks Group’.