March Monthly Meet

Message sent by Richard Wharmby

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March Monthly Meet

by Richard Wharmby

Good Evening Spridgeteers ,

First of all I would like to thank Ian Cooke for his 30 + years as Area Rep for our Notts & Derby’s area. I’m sure you will all agree that Ian’s been an excellent rep for MASC and I’m sure he will always remain an important member of the club.

 I am still settling into the role so hopefully I’ll be fully up to speed shortly.

Thursday 12th March will be our next monthly meet at The Hunters Arms, Kilburn. Hopefully I will see you there.

A few items to discuss will be Drive it Day where we will be planning a route to the International Bomber Command Centre near Lincoln. Any route  suggestions will be welcome.

I have also been asked about having some club sweatshirts / T Shirts for our area members.

This years Autokarna is the 31st May at Wollaton Park. If you are wishing to attend the event and join the Notts & Derby MASC display, then please contact Ian Cooke.

If any member has any events they would like to promote to the group then please let me know and I will let members know. 

If anyone wants to submit any Midget / Sprite article whether its about an event they have been to or restoration story for the Notts & Derby Mascot page then drop me an email.

We have set up an area WhatsApp group for our MASC group. Its open to all Notts & Derby members and can be used to promote future events or discuss anything Midget / Sprite related. If you would like to be added to the group then drop me text and I will add you. My contact details are in Mascot. We currently have around 20+ members joined so far.

I look forward to meeting you all at some point throughout the year.

Regards

Richard

 

 

 

 

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’.

 

 

Regional Area Web Pages

Message sent by Mike Bennett

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Regional Area Web Pages

by Mike Bennett

Hello

You are receiving this email because you are on my list of Area Reps for the Midget and Sprite Club, if you do not perform this role, please let me know.

We now have a new system on the website to make it easier for you to update the website page for your area.

The maintenance form can be accessed by clicking the “Area Page” image on the Area Rep#s page (Menu -> Member#s Area -> Area Rep). If you do not see the Area Rep menu item when you log in, please let me know.

The Regional Area website page is the shop window for your area, adding information and photos to your page will encourage new Spridget owners to join the club and get involved in your area.

With the new system, it is easy for you to keep the page updated, providing a point of contact for your existing members.

I have transferred the details from all the original pages to the new format, some of the photos copied across do not look so good in the new format, if you have the originals, we can replace them.

There is a document describing the maintenance form, you can download it from https://www.midgetandspriteclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Regional-Area-Website-Page-Maintenance.pdf

If you have any problems with this, please let me know.
Cheers
Mike Bennett
Webmaster

Upcoming dates for your diary – February 2020

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Upcoming dates for your diary – February 2020

by Andrew Parrott

Hello

We discussed a few upcoming events at our MASC Area meeting last night and these are outlined below in addition to the ones I’ve previously mentioned.

Importantly, a destination for this year’s Drive It Day was agreed, see below.

• * UPDATE * Sunday 22nd March 2020: Silverstone Social Classic Car Meet at Turweston Aerodrome. First event of the year for SSCCM. A relaxed meeting catering for all classics. Open from 10am to 1pm. We have our own pitch so we can park together. Let me know if you’re planning to attend so that I can ensure our pitch is big enough to accommodate us all – currently it’s for five cars. I may not have my car back together in time but I will still attend the event and take our Area flag for someone to use.
• 27th to 29th March 2020: Practical Classics Car & Restoration Show. MASC will have a stand, please show your support. I will be on the stand on the Friday.
• * UPDATE * Drive It Day 2020 is on Sunday 26th April. We will be going to Hughenden Manor, a National Trust property near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. Plan is to meet up in Towcester for a 10.30am departure and then take a cross-country route to the property.
• * UPDATE * Sunday 10th May 2020 – Classics at Prescott. Full details at: http://www.classicsatprescott.com/copy-of-saturday-drive-the-hill. There are currently four of our group who will be attending and we’re aiming to travel to Prescott in convoy at least for some of the journey. If you want to attend, reserve a place for the static display via the link above. Please let me know if you’ve done this so I’ve got an idea of numbers. Hopefully we can all park together when we get to Prescott. There will be members from other MASC Areas attending including a large group from Bristol.
• Saturday/Sunday 30th/31st May 2020: Nottingham Autokarna at Wollaton Park. We’ve been invited to attend by the Notts & Derby MASC Group. We would need to pre-book.
• * UPDATE * Sunday 28th June 2020: 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.
• Sunday 5th July 2020: Silverstone Social Exclusive visit Fuzz Townshend’s Classic Oils at Bicester Heritage. SSCCM have a number of events planned for 2020 and this caught my eye. There are also two gatherings at Turweston Aerodrome (Sunday 22nd March and Sunday 11th October) together with events at various venues around the county. Check out ‘Silverstone Social Events’ on Facebook for more details.
• * NEW * 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.
• * NEW * 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.
• * NEW * 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

New Area Rep for Notts and Derby area

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New Area Rep for Notts and Derby area

by ian cooke

Hello all

Please note that the new Area Rep. for Notts and Derby is now Richard Wharmby who can be reached on the email address and phone number shown in Mascot.

Please feel free to contact him regarding any event suggestions, Mascot articles and local club issues.

It may take a while to transfer all contact details and responsibilities regarding the MASC to Richard so please bear with us, so in the meantime you can still contact me during the transition period.

Regards

Ian

Contact details: ian cooke | Feb 20,2020 |

Seat belt bolts

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Seat belt bolts

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.

Ian Feeney is
Looking for 2 bolts for the seat belts into the sill.
Need to be 1.5 Inches and they look like unc.

If anyone doing the Valentines Day Run can lay there hands on any and bring tomorrow,  he would be grateful.

Tatton Park 6 th &7 th June & Weekend away in Scotland

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Tatton Park 6 th &7 th June & Weekend away in Scotland

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All .

We have now had conformation that we have a pitch at Tatton Park Classic and Performance Car Spectacular, We now need to submit entry’s by 27th April , So please, if you would like to attend this event could you let me know along with your car details so we can obtain Vehicle Passes in good time.

Shelley mentioned at club night we had arranged a good deal at the Cairndale Hotel in Dumfries , we have been there before and a good hotel that looked after us very well and in a very nice area with still more places to visit.

This would be the 11th to 13th September 2020, It is a week later than we were going to go, but the hotel is very busy that week.

The price is £62 per person Dinner B/B per night . If you would like to visit this area again or it is for your first time then please  join us for our Club Weekend away.  The Cairndale Hotel is holding rooms for us until the 1st May. If you are interested please let Shelley know as soon as possible.

Neil & Shelley

Wollaton Park Autokarna

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Wollaton Park Autokarna

by ian cooke

Hello all

I have at last received details for the Wollaton Park Autokarna.

Entries are to be made to me in order that I can book all cars together for the MASC paddock.

Pre-booking is only £5 – cheques/notes to myself at:-

6 Bayswater Road, Kimberley, Notts    NG16 2TP

together with information on your car, model, make, year and reg. please. (doesn’t have to be Spridget, so long as it’s a classic)

Individuals may book in advance for the general classics area at £6 per car on the Austin 7 club website.

www.pwa7c.co.uk

See you all on Thursday at The Hunters Arms, Kilburn

Regards

Ian

Contact details: ian cooke | Feb 11,2020 |

Wollaton Park Autokarna

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Wollaton Park Autokarna

by ian cooke

Hello all

I have at last received details for the Wollaton Park Autokarna.

Entries are to be made to me in order that I can book all cars together for the MASC paddock.

Pre-booking is only £5 – cheques/notes to myself at:-

6 Bayswater Road, Kimberley, Notts    NG16 2TP

together with information on your car, model, make, year and reg. please. (doesn’t have to be Spridget, so long as it’s a classic)

Individuals may book in advance for the general classics area at £6 per car on the Austin 7 club website.

www.pwa7c.co.uk

See you all on Thursday at The Hunters Arms, Kilburn

Regards

Ian

Contact details: ian cooke | Feb 11,2020 |

Club night@the Kilton Inn

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Club night@the Kilton Inn

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hello All.

Well we hope you have all survived the storm over the weekend and will be able to make it to club night this coming Wednesday night.

On Sunday 16th is our Valentines Day Run , for those that have booked to go we will be meeting at the Kilton Inn at 10am to leave by 10-30am , It is not too long a run as befits the time of year .we have booked to finish the run at the Greyhound Pub at Ashley around 2pm , I have paid a deposit of £5 per person,  If you could pay me on club night or on the day please. Also if you have not already had a look at the menu and let me know your choice , please could you ASAP , All menus on their website are available including vegetarian . Thank you

See you on Wednesday Night.

Neil & Shelley.