FB and website

Message sent by

Message from Midget and Sprite Club

FB and website

by

Hello guys,

Just wanted to share with you a couple of things. Most of you may well have seen already the activity going on on the MASC FB page. There have been some strange interpretations made of the current Govt advice regarding activities allowed during the current crisis. For me it beggars belief the thought processes that some are exhibiting, some being MASC members and some being non members. Hence me putting up the summary of current advice from the Govt  on to the main front page of the FB site. The majority so far seem in agreement, less so those who question it. I personally think that we have a responsibility as a club to push this message and shows good leadership. I have asked Mike to put the same message on the front page of the website too.

I have the upto date membership list and am checking the names of those who are expressing particularly outlandish opinions on the current situation. Non members who are giving their ten penneth worth and are being particularly obnoxious, I have removed their post and removed them from the site.

Please tell me if you disagree with this approach. I must admit, as one of the admins on the FB page, the current situation has provided more time to monitor and be proactive on the FB page.

I’d also point out that Mike has put out an appeal now on FB for knowledge of the oldest and newest Midget, this being a feature of the Midget 60th celebrations ( this is despite having this information already, but it is a way of generating interest in the event). I’ve included it in April’s MASCOT too. Of course with 2300 people on there it does reach a wide audience. I find it difficult to say this as I am such a proponent of limiting the FB page to members only, but we would miss this promotional opportunity if we did limit it. I’m cringing saying this. This isn’t a U turn but an observation. What do you think?

MASCOT has been finalised and is currently being printed. I hope I will have enough to include in next month’s issue, otherwise it will be very thin!

I hope you are all keeping well and keep 2m apart.

I also hope that Mark gets home alright from Aussie land.

Neil

 

PS I’m using the email facility on the website to send this message.

Contact details: | Mar 27,2020 |

Government closures

Message sent by Robert Neil McLeod

Message from Midget and Sprite Club

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

Upcoming dates for your diary – March 2020

Message sent by Andrew Parrott

Message from Midget and Sprite Club

Upcoming dates for your diary – March 2020

by Andrew Parrott

Hello

Highlight is that there aren’t any as everything for the next three months has either been cancelled or postponed! Sorry.

There won’t be any monthly MASC meetings for the foreseeable future either.

It won’t surprise you that 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.

• * CANCELLED * Sunday 22nd March 2020: Silverstone Social Classic Car Meet at Turweston Aerodrome. SSCCM do have another event booked for the same venue on Sunday 11th October.
• * CANCELLED * 27th to 29th March 2020: Practical Classics Car & Restoration Show.
• * CANCELLED * Drive It Day 2020 is on Sunday 26th April. Hughenden Manor have said that they are closed for the forseable future. Advice from FBHVC is that the event cannot be re-scheduled but that clubs can adopt an alternative plan for the day. I particularly like their suggestion that: “there seems no reason why individual enthusiasts could not take their vehicles out for a drive on Drive it Day, waving to each other from a discrete distance, so long as that drive avoids physical social contact.” Read their full statement here: https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/news/article/driveitday2020
• * RE-SCHEDULED * Sunday 10th May 2020 – Classics at Prescott. Now moved to the weekend of 19th/20th September. More information to follow.
• * IN DOUBT * Sunday 28th June 2020: Lanes Run in conjunction with Central Area. Brixworth Country Park have said that they have been asked to suspend all public meetings for the foreseeable future. More details to follow.
• Thursday 16th July 2020: Our monthly meeting will be relocated to The Shoulder of Mutton at Calverton near Stony Stratford so that we can meet up with the Home Counties North West Area again. We will rendezvous in Towcester to leave by 7pm to travel down the A5 to the pub.
• 17th to 19th July 2020: TYRE Fest, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. We have been invited to this three day event by the MASC Younger Members. There is a tour of the Peak District on the Saturday and Rachel and I will be staying with friends in the area who run small B&B on Friday and Saturday nights. This B&B has two rooms available if others would also like to make a weekend of it. See www.stationhousebedandbreakfast.co.uk for more details.
• Sunday 2nd August 2020: Abingdon Works Show, British Motor Museum, Gaydon. Sounds like the sort of thing that we would like so we should go!

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.

Kind regards

Andrew
MASC Northamptonshire Area Rep

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

Message sent by Robert Neil McLeod

Message from Midget and Sprite Club

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

Message sent by Robert Neil McLeod

Message from Midget and Sprite Club

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

Yorkshire Area MASC meetings… CANCELLED

Message sent by Mark T Boldry

Message from Midget and Sprite Club

Yorkshire Area MASC meetings… CANCELLED

by Mark T Boldry

Dear All.

The Committee have made the decision that due to the current situation, all social type gatherings are cancelled for the foreseeable future…

That means that our Monthly meetings (along with our Drive It Day event) will NOT be going ahead.

This is very disappointing for us all and I HOPE that one way or another, we can keep in touch via Email, Facebook (if you use it) or Instagram with news and pictures of what we are doing.

As always, if you’d like to chat about anything or share any news, please feel free to call Anita or myself to chat (sociable hours only please).. 🙂

Please take care ALL of you and we look forward to seeing you ALL once this situation is behind us.

All the very best,

Mark & Anita

Yorkshire Area MASC

Message from MASC committee.

Message sent by Robert Neil McLeod

Message from Midget and Sprite Club

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)

Important Club Announcement

Message sent by Richard Wharmby

Message from Midget and Sprite Club

Important Club Announcement

by Richard Wharmby

 

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

(On behalf of MASC)

Events canceled

Message sent by Robert Neil McLeod

Message from Midget and Sprite Club

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

 

MASC Northamptonshire – no meeting this month

Message sent by Andrew Parrott

Message from Midget and Sprite Club

MASC Northamptonshire – no meeting this month

by Andrew Parrott

Dear Friends

The latest advice on the coronavirus situation is that we should avoid non-essential contact with others (especially in settings such as pubs and bars) and stop all unnecessary travel. On that basis I think that it would be prudent to cancel this month’s MASC Northamptonshire meeting which was due to be held this Thursday 19th March.

Best wishes

Andrew
MASC Northamptonshire Area Rep