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Big Al

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Pub nights list
« on: March 24, 2015, 08:08:13 AM »
Pub Nights

Lets try the Pub nights list on its own. This will need to be edited and pub nights I do not know about added. Again it can be copied and downloaded to your diary or into a magazine. Lets get this information out there.

1st Thursday of each month.
MOC South Eastern. Victory Inn, Staplefield. RH17 6EU.
   Contact Andy Woolley tel 07956 282241

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month
BEC Southern Chapter Nights, All welcome. The club is supported by a very dedicated and hard working
committee of  enthusiasts who want as many fellow enthusiasts to come and enjoy our regular once a month evening, please bring your spouse or partner along. Please do come and see us even if you are another type of motoring fan and don’t have a Berkeley. We meet at about 19.30 hrs. in the:
The Saddlers Arms
Send Marsh Road
Ripley
Surrey
GU23 6JQ

Summer: Second Tuesday every month from 6.30pm, Autumn : Second Sunday morning every month.
BEC Central Area Gathering(Classic Car Meet),
Queen Eleannor Hotel
Newport Pagnell Road West
Wootton, Northampton, NN4 7JJ
This is  a gathering of like minded car  enthusiasts of many different car marques.The BEC  Northern members come along with others and their vehicles to promote their interest in “Classic Cars”. Please come along you will be made welcome.
   BEC Chairman - Bill Toyer (01604-464222)


2nd Wednesday in each month.
Bristol Clubnight, The Major's Retreat, High Street, Tormarton, GL9 1HZ, just north of Junction 18 of the M4, 1st right off the A46 Stroud road, down to the crossroads, right into the village to find a proper local. Always 'schmitters at this one.
    Contact Alan Hitchcock  email alanbubblecars@hotmail.com

3rd Tuesday of every month.
MOC Wales & West of England, The Old Thatch, 285 Wimborne Road, Ferndown (Wimborne), Dorset, BH21 7NW.
    Contact Colin Archer tel 01202 882734 or Peter Houghton tel 01202 897594

3rd Wednesday of each month.
General meeting MEC/Heinkel-Trojan C Ltd. The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, Nr Evesham, Worcestershire and therefore covering (in the broadest sense) Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Wiltshire. Classic car meeting in the summer behind pub.
    Contact Tony Yates tel 07973 448023 email mec.mail@virgin.net

3rd Wednesday of each month.
East Midlands section of The Morgan Three Wheeler Club. The meeting is held at the Royal Oak, Brandon, just off the A428 to the east of Coventry. Messerschmitt owners and enthusiasts are invited by the group organiser, Malcolm Bull, who is also a Club member and runs a 'very nice' 1957, KR200. This will suit East Midlands Members for whom the The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, is a shade too far for an evening trip out!
    Contact Malcolm Bull email malcolmbull242@btinternet.com

3rd Thursday of each month.
MOC Southern, The Queens Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, Essex.
    Contact Mick Morton (phone before attending) tel 01708 475652  Fizzle warning, confirmation required or delete in a few weeks

Last Wednesday of each month
MOC Nottinghamshire. The Horse and Groom, Linby.
    MEC contact is Colin Burton tel 01623 481050

Last Tuesday of each month,
General meeting hosted by the MEC South East Area at the England's Rose, Postcombe, Oxfordshire. OX9 7DP. Just a couple of miles from J6 of the M40.
    Contact Tony Yates tel 07973 448023 email mec.mail@virgin.net

MOC Caledonian
    Contact John Miller tel 01475 724229

General meeting East Meon, Hampshire. no info.
     Contact Steve Vine
« Last Edit: March 27, 2015, 07:32:01 AM by Big Al »
Messerschmitt set, Goggo Darts, Heinkel 175, Fiat Jolly, Autobianchi, Fairthorpe Electron Minor, Borgward, Isuzu Trooper
Citroen BX 17TZD & GTI 16v
Held - MG Magnette ZB & 4/44
For sale - Vellam Isetta, Bamby, AC Type 70, Velorex, Church Pod, Reliant Mk5, KR200,  Saab 96, Bellemy Trials, Citroen BXs

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Re: Pub nights list
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 08:44:54 AM »
I'm pretty sure the MOC Southern at the Queens, Hornchurch fizzled out years ago.
Good idea to put the list up though.  Thanks.

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Re: Pub nights list
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2015, 08:46:01 AM »
Hmm. Bit of a thin list, it seems. Several clubs have a published list, but I feel it is pointless putting the information up, as I can see its very out of date. The IOCGB are carrying an event in my name that finished over 10 years ago when the meeting divided in half after the loss of the Landlord, another that is probably the same age of dysfunction, the nominated contact having rather publically moved to the Welsh coast! No real excuse for this. Means I will have to check those meetings that are up to see if that information is correct. And we return to my diatribe on advertising. Wrong info is as bad as no info. Cruising the club websites, it is interesting to see the lack of joined up thinking going on. Much based on 'its not my responsibility' or isolationism (which is kind of in opposition to the idea of having a club really. Very odd), I expect.
 
Of course it could be that, like so much else in the world, the clubs have changed into organisations where next to no members go out, possibly driving their cars, and socialise. This would account for the lack of meetings and the lack of positive feedback. If so I am not sure how they get stuff made, as with the Messerschmitts the clubnight was important for the exchange of part complete projects to the next in a chain of skills, ideas, inspection of parts and even the handing of parts to the organisation or person retailing them. Indeed it is the decline in this activity due to deaths and club politics that has seen one local pubnight shrinking. If the thinking is Facebook and texting has replaced the need to physically go out and meet people, then I feel sorry for you. 
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Citroen BX 17TZD & GTI 16v
Held - MG Magnette ZB & 4/44
For sale - Vellam Isetta, Bamby, AC Type 70, Velorex, Church Pod, Reliant Mk5, KR200,  Saab 96, Bellemy Trials, Citroen BXs

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Re: Pub nights list
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2015, 08:59:27 PM »
Good idea this list Al

The first on the list at Staplefield started off as the Sussex Bond Owners Club, we used this venue for many years, then the Schmitt guys joined us and now it is effectively the southern area Microcar Club.

You can add myself as a contact too....Nick Mander on 07887 950814

Cheers
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Re: Pub nights list
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2015, 07:47:27 AM »
Bretforton saw a good turnout of microcars. NSU, Trojan x 2 and a Schmitt celebrated lighter evenings over a pie and a pint. Sadly the Schmitt blotted its copybook by having a flat tyre when it was rime to leave. Seemed the valve stem had failed, bit odd. But harps to what the Bonders were on about with new tubes, gaiters and chafing elsewhere.

On the back of that it looks like we might have signed up several cars to Lorton's Scottish Microcar Club Rally. Get those cars out!

So while Tormarton bumps along, Bretforton is worth the trip out. Bit of a step from here, about 110 miles round trip across the Cotswolds, over Tormartons easier 84.
Messerschmitt set, Goggo Darts, Heinkel 175, Fiat Jolly, Autobianchi, Fairthorpe Electron Minor, Borgward, Isuzu Trooper
Citroen BX 17TZD & GTI 16v
Held - MG Magnette ZB & 4/44
For sale - Vellam Isetta, Bamby, AC Type 70, Velorex, Church Pod, Reliant Mk5, KR200,  Saab 96, Bellemy Trials, Citroen BXs