DMG Photo Competition

It s not just MASC that are running a photo competition, The David Manners Group are looking for Autumn photos of your Spridget in this season.

Two lucky winners will receive a luxury Autoglym Cleaning Kit and 8 runner-ups will receive a small glove compartment DMG brolly.

Please send your photos to marketing@davidmanners.co.uk

Practice Autotest Day

Members of the Midget and Sprite Club have been invited by the Lincolnshire centre of the MG Car Club to take part in a Practice Autotest Day on 10th April. Tuition and an explanation of the rules will be given.

For an entry form please contact the MGCC Competitions Secretary David Stonehouse on 01790 754774

Silvertsone Classic Club Discount

Members of the Midget and Sprite Club can obtain a discount on their tickets for the Silverstone Classic on 26th to 28th August, Visit the Discount Codes section of the Members Area.

There will be a MASC club stand at the event.

4th July Celebrating the Donald Healey Motor Company plus the launch of the mk1 Midget and Mk2 Sprite

The Austin Healey Club are holding a celebration event on the 4th July at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon. The event will celebrate all things linked to the Donald Healey Motor Company and the launch of the mk1 Midget and mk2 Sprite.

The Heart of England Area will be representing the club with a stand and a couple of cars on display. The event is open to all members of the Midget and Sprite Club. Tickets include access to the event and the museum and are available here:

https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/whats-on/warwick-healey

Further details of the event can be found here:

https://www.warwickhealeycc21.com/july-4th

Donnington Historic Festival CANCELLED

I am immensely disappointed and very sorry to have to let you know that new guidance was issued by government yesterday- Tuesday 6 April – which contradicts the previous position that spectators would be permitted at non-elite sport events from Step Two of the roadmap (12 April onwards). As a result of yesterday’s announcement, the 2021 Donington Historic Festival can now only be run behind closed doors, with only essential personnel attending.

Whilst outdoor attractions like zoos and theme parks can reopen, and events such as boot fairs, steam rallies and food festivals can take place with up to 4,000 visitors per day, a specific ban has now been applied to spectators at sport events until 17 May. This means that all events due to take place between 12 April and 17 May will have to be run behind closed doors.

I know exactly how hard some of you have worked to promote the event to your members, and how disappointed you will all be that DHF is not permitted to welcome spectators this year.

Those of you and your members who have already booked will, along with all other affected customers, be contacted by email by Donington Park’s operators, MSV, with options on how to manage your booking – including obtaining refunds. Please note, while I’m always happy to help where I can, I don’t handle ticketing at all, and it’s not handled from the DHF office, so ticketholders should wait to hear from MSV. You can read more about this here: http://news.msv.com/statement-5-march.aspx

Once again, I am so very sorry and disappointed to have to give you this news. I can only hope that we can see each other again next year.

With best wishes

Karen

Karen Coe
Car Club Co-ordinator
Donington Historic Festival

NEC Restoration Show CANCELLED

As a consequence of the ongoing impact of Covid-19, the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, will not run on 11-13 June 2021 as originally planned. The next edition of the show will now take place 18-20 March 2022.

“It’s extremely disappointing that this popular show will not be going ahead,” says MASC’s Alan Pritchett. “With a brighter future in prospect, MASC is hoping that COVID is in retreat and we can all get back to enjoying our cars again – particularly in November for the Classic Motor Show.”

The cancelled show will be replaced by an online edition on the 27th March, available here – https://www.necrestorationshow.com/online-edition. You can get involved by entering the Pride of Ownership, and sharing your own Lockdown Discoveries.

Show Director Lee Masters is also looking forward to the end-of-year event: “We have confidence that come the autumn, life will have returned to a more normal rhythm and we are planning the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery as usual for November.”

Tickets already purchased will automatically be carried over to the same day next year. Visitors also have the option to move their booking to the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show (11-13 November 2021) or Reis Race Retro (18-20 February 2022).

Area Rep Changes

If you’ve been following MASCOT closely you’ll have noticed that a few Area Rep positions have changed around recently:

  • Somerset: Jess Linham is now in post as Area Rep.
  • Surrey: Gavin Rowles has taken over as Area Rep from Mike Gorman.
  • Heart of England: Lara Warburton has taken over from Dave Colclough.
  • Dorset: Karen Mallik has taken over from John Gully.
  • Ireland: Noel Kavanagh is co-ordinating occasional meetings on the island of Ireland.

Area Reps are key to the club reaching members in local areas, and provide an important conduit between the committee and members. If you’re interested in taking up the mantle, we’re looking for interested people in the following areas to take on the role of Area Rep:

  • North Wales
  • South Wales
  • North East
  • Sussex
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Oxford

For more information, contact Area Liaison Officer Andrew Parrott to discuss what the role entails. His details can be found in MASCOT, along with those of all the Area meetings and their Reps.