RECENT EVENT AND DRIVE IT DAY

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RECENT EVENT AND DRIVE IT DAY

by Graham Kirkup

Hi all,

First of all, join us for a fun run on ‘drive it day’ this Sunday April 28 from Melbourne Village College The Moor SG8 6EF at 11:00 to the Beautiful setting of Finchingfield maybe for lunch, via Thaxted for a coffee option and site seeing. You can test your navigator with a tulip diagram route direction sheet or simply follow a small convoy on the quiet back roads planned.There is no time restriction on this 30 mile fun run. A £5 donation to Cherryhomes Trust is requested, enjoy as the weather looks promising.

On Saturday in glorious sunshine eight of our cars kicked off from Cambourne heading for Jordan’s Mill near Biggleswade, getting our tyres wet in a ford then whetting our whistle in a truly classic pub en route.

The eighty odd mile drive took in Cardington hangers of R100+R101 rigid airship fame and Danish Camp by the Great Ouse river in Willington, then on to our favorite location for dinner The white Swan at Conington.

Thanks go mostly to Chris Flinders and Mary for organising a varied and interesting run.

Graham Kirkup

gramag.kirkup@ntlworld.com

Reply to Graham Kirkup | Apr 23,2019 |

Oakamoor Hill Climb Saturday 13th July 2019

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Oakamoor Hill Climb Saturday 13th July 2019

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All , Here is some info on the Oakamoor Hill Climb I have sent am email to see if we can have a club display Area , But it does look like the entry fee is around £10 per car, If you think you would like to attend this event please let me know so to ascertain numbers .

Cheers Neil

Static Display Area / Club Parking
Allocated parking spaces may be ordered in advance for anyone wishing to park their vintage or classic car or motorcycle in the Static Display Area (pre-1975 as listed above and at the discretion of the Organiser). The online registration system is now live! To enter online please click on the link on the home page or click on the Book Now button on our Facebook page. For more information, please contact info@oakamoorhillclimb.org.
Club Parking
POA
Club parking is available if you wish to have a dedicated space in the Static Display Area. Please contact us to discuss the available options and pricing for an advertisement in the programme, a web page logo and a website link to promote your club.

Price per car
£10
There will be a small fee per car in the dedicated parking area.

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Apr 12,2019 |

AREA MEETING THURSDAY APRIL 11 2019 – WHITE SWAN CONINGTON

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AREA MEETING THURSDAY APRIL 11 2019 – WHITE SWAN CONINGTON

by Graham Kirkup

Hi area members,

just a note that there is a meeting as above starting at usual time of 8pm, and a welcome in particular to new members.

Thanks to Chris Flinders we have done a recce of the Jordan’s Mill run to be held on Easter Saturday April 20 starting at Morrison’s car park 10:30, and members are to pre book the midday meal in response to his email, noting we intend to eat after the run, at The White Swan.

The fun run on Sunday April 28th from Melbourne Village College at 11:00 noting there will be toilet and vending machines available at the sports centre behind the main block. A nominal £5/car donation to Cherry homes Trust is required. Please contact me if you are interested 01223 511835  or gramag.kirkup@ntlworld.com for further details, we will use a tulip diagram passing thru’ Thaxted on to Finchinfield stopping at leisure to view places of interest en route.if not familiar with tulip diagram then some can go in convoy,

Hoping to catch up with you at these events.

Graham Kirkup

 

 

Reply to Graham Kirkup | Apr 09,2019 |

Club Night on Wednesday

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Club Night on Wednesday

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.

I have just been reminded(thanks Bernie) there is a club run on the events list for Wednesday night at the Kilton Inn . So if you would like to do this short run of about 15miles, please arrive around 7pm  giving us still time to have a full meeting to discus the many events coming up soon.

Cheers Neil

Ian Feeney, Has a few items if any would like them listed below.

asking if anybody is interested in
• Drivers door
• Passenger door
• Bonnet
• Boot
All for a mk3 Midget
All in need of some TLC to some degree or other.

If anybody is interested I’ll bring them along on Wednesday.
No reasonable offer would be refused.

Next stop EBAY.

 

 

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Apr 09,2019 |

2019 NW Calendar

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2019 NW Calendar

by Mike Bennett

It’s rather late I’m afraid which is down to me, but Steve Keil’s 2019 Calendar for the North West members is now available to down load. Please click this link

https://www.midgetandspriteclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Calendar2019.pdf

Cheers

Mike

Reply to Mike Bennett | Apr 04,2019 |

Hooton Park 31st March

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Hooton Park 31st March

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All .

Brian has just sent some links that might be of interest to those of thinking of joining him at Hooton Park on the 31st March.https://www.facebook.com/groups/544489112237193/permalink/2428202517199167/

https://griffintrust.org.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/hootonpark/

 

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Mar 25,2019 |

CAMBRIDGERSHIRE AREA MEETING MARCH 2019

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CAMBRIDGERSHIRE AREA MEETING MARCH 2019

by Graham Kirkup

Hi All,

Our club meeting last Thursday 14th whilst lacking in numbers was high on content, apart from discussing future motoring events electrical matters were a topic. Having a limited understanding  together with a great respect of electrics since you cannot smell it or see it, but it can kill you is enough for me and I steer clear of working on it and its effects even on cars, maybe reinforced by an article in ‘enjoying MG’ a while ago where rubber bumpered MGBGT.s would misteriously start up  and if in gear drive on with calamitus effect. This was found to be an electrical fault asociated hand brake warning light wired through the ignition.

Gordon Higgs and Chris Flinders both recalled odd electrical incidents and problems, Higgsie in particular referred to the Aston Martin Lagonda of the 80’s which used cathode ray tubes to operate dashboard screens, with their inherently lethally high currents if one had to carry out work in those areas.

EVENTS:

April 6-7 Snetterton- Peter Chase has highlighted this ‘proper’ classic car racing event, he is going along and wondered if anyone of us was also going to inform him via myself.

Easter Saturday April 20th Fun Run starting at Morrisons car park Cambourne 10:30 then on to Jordan’s Mill near Gamligay all via minor roads calling at various places of interest en route for an early evening meal c 6:30pm at The White Swan Conington – contact myself or Chris Flinders (maryflinders@outlook.com) if interested.

Sunday April 28th ‘Drive it day’ charity fun run starting from Melbourn Village College The Moor Melbourn SG8 6EP at 11am. £5/car donation to Cherryhomes Trust for help to physically disabled people in the Cambridge area.(www.cherryhomes.org.uk). The easy run (with tulip diagrams provided) will visit Thaxted and finish at Finchingfield (approx 28miles) with optional lunch stops. This is not a speed event and takes in minor roads most suitable for our cars as an enjoyable run.

Sunday May 5th Earsham Hall classic vehicle and country fayre. Organised by The Bungay Area Lions Club contact: michaelgardiner@hotmail.com

Sunday July 14th Kimbolton classic cars and country fayre.Please let Chris or myself know asap for entry passes. We will be alloted our own area, this has something for everyone.

Sunday August 4th Higham Ferrers classic car and country fayre, this is a super event, also smaller in scale than Kimbolton thus limited space.

We intend to organise another tenpin bowling event but at Pidley sports venue thanks to Nigel/Diane Fenn, watch this space.

We will be planning other events and look forward to some good weather to make them more enjoyable, otherwise catch up with you at our next meeting Thursday April 11th at The White Swan.

Graham Kirkup frogeye TVS 664

 

 

Reply to Graham Kirkup | Mar 22,2019 |

Wiltshire MASC Meeting – March 25th

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Wiltshire MASC Meeting – March 25th

by Geraint Swann-Price

MASC Wiltshire – March Update.

Hi everyone. This is your last minute reminder that it is our monthly social night on Monday, from around 7 PM, at the Barge Inn at Seend. Everyone is very welcome, and if you come early we can eat together; the food is pretty good. We love to see new faces too, and even encourage non-car chat too, if you can keep it clean and avoid the B word.

As I write I am on my way back from the NEC, the Practical Classics restoration show, where we’ve had a busy and tiring day. (I’m not driving!) The MASC stand was well attended, and I caught up with a few good friends there. I have been using the prototype roller clutch release bearing, the 1098 version , so I could give him feedback on that. It works well so far, nice and smooth. At the show I also got an insurance quote from Carole Nash, (£108, including breakdown, which seemed reasonable) and for just getting the quote I got 5 litres of decent Classic 20/50 oil, free. Can’t be bad.

Many more tales to tell, but they can wait. As I’m feeling flushed, maybe I’ll be at the bar and shake the moths out of my wallet on Monday, so see you there!

Andy

Website outage

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Website outage

by Mike Bennett

Dear Member

We have had a significant outage with the club website and email system, regrettably, it caused considerable inconvenience, not only to our members but also to the members of the committee that use the facilities to run the club, specifically to Neil our editor and Stuart our membership secretary who heavily depend on the emails for the production of MASCOT and administration of the membership.

Without going into too many technical details, the problem started when the server crashed intermittently, just like the problem with an elusive misfire, there could have been a number of causes for these problems and numerous steps were taken to isolate the issue and fix it. Then the server crashed and could not be restarted. The engineers replaced numerous components but, in the end, it was irreparable and a new server was built and installed. The email system restarted and worked well but the website could not be re-instated due to the way in which the new server had been built. The engineers attempted to resolve this but brought down the email service in the process. After a while, it became apparent that this situation was not going to get any better and a new company was found to host a server and they built a new one that had the advantage of being a later model and using newer technology. The new contract also provides for them to manage the hardware and operating system and automatically switch to new hardware should the same problem occur in the future.

With the new server available, the club’s website and email system have been restored and are now operational.

This has been an intense and at times very frustrating episode and I am sorry that it has caused so much inconvenience, but on the positive side, we now have a better platform for our internet technology.

 

Mike Bennett

Webmaster

Reply to Mike Bennett | Mar 16,2019 |

Tatton Park Classic car show 1st & 2nd June 2019

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Tatton Park Classic car show 1st & 2nd June 2019

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All ,I have just received the below message from Tatton Park

Good Afternoon Neil,
Thank you so much for your continued support of the Classic & Performance Car show at Tatton Park in June this year.
We have had such an overwhelming response from clubs this year we would like to accommodate as many clubs as possible which will give the show a great variety of cars to be enjoyed by the public.
To achieve this it’s with regret that we will have to ask you to reduce your selection of cars to bring to the show to maximum of 10.
Your club booking is confirmed (Stand D4 10 x 15) and we look forward to receiving your part 2 of the application process
With kind regards .

We do have a list of 11cars wanting to attend ,so should not be a problem as some will only be going one day , If you only would like to attend on one day could you please let me know which day and then we can offer places to other members that might like to go. Disappointing !! as we have had a very big turnout in the last few years.

Cheers Neil

 

 

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Mar 15,2019 |