Events - for our members. However, please contact us if you would like to come along as a non-member

View our outline Calendar of Events here

 

February

 

Tuesday 20 February - Committee Meeting - The Bull, Hinton 7.45 pm


Sunday 25 February - Spares Shed - 10.00am - 12.00pm


March

 

Sunday 4 March - North Wilts / Swindon Meet
- lunchtime meet - 1.00pm - Richard Gosden

North Wilts meet

The Prince of Wales pub at Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7HT.

They have a large car park and are open all through the afternoon.

Please contact us for more information – here

 


Saturday 17 March - BA7C AGM - 11.30am

AGM 18

The Bristol Austin Seven Club AGM will take place at The Burrington Inn, Bourne Lane, Burrington Combe, Bristol BS40 7AT

The AGM is when the Club’s committee reports on the past year’s activities, good and bad. It is also when the members have the opportunity to nominate and vote for those members whom members would like to see on the committee, either as a specific post holder, or as a general committee member.

In addition to reports and elections, trophies will be awarded for club activities in 2017.

Tea and coffee on arrival will be provided by the Club from 11.00 am. After the meeting, you may wish to take advantage of the food served by The Burrington Inn - snacks, fish, grills, roasts or sandwiches. Menu - here

After lunch, we hope to organise a road run over the Mendips for those who arrive in their Austin 7s.

Please contact us for more information – here


Tuesday 20 March - Committee Meeting - The Bull, Hinton 7.45 pm


Sunday 25 March - Spares Shed
- to be confirmed


Thursday 29 March - East Of Bristol Lunch Meet
- lunchtime meet - 1.00pm - Ian Moorcraft

East Of Bristol Lunch Meet

Butchers Arms, 22 Bath Road, Bristol BS30 9DG on A431 halfway between Longwell Green and Hanham.

The pub opens at 1pm. It is one of the few remaining "old style" pubs and lunchtime is usually very quiet and for that reason rolls need to be ordered the day before - ring Lee or Zena on 0117 960 7285 (no other bar food available because the pub has no kitchen.

If you are a new member or have only had your Seven for a short time, this is a great place to get advice on anything to do with running and maintaining your car, many of us have over 50 years experience with Sevens.

Please contact us for more information – here


April

 

Saturday - Monday 14 - 23 April - Lake District trip - Robert Randall

Lake District Revisited

Mature members of BA7C may remember we used to spend Easter in the Lake District, driving up the motorway on Good Friday and back on Easter Monday. Well, we are going back! But we are taking it more leisurely and missing out the busy Easter period. If you would like to join us for all or part we are arriving 14 April and departing 23 April.

Please fill in the entry form in our newsletter so we know when to expect you.

Where are we staying? Bowness-On-Windermere.

Please make your own accommodation arrangements. Accommodation information can be found here

There are a range of activities, attractions and places of interest to visit in the Lakes which we hope to explore. We will plan each day depending on the weather. This is a lovely area of the country to travel around and share in the local culture.

For those driving Sevens all the way - as we will be - we will take a couple of days to drive up and back, so please contact us if you would like information on our plans for the journey.

Please contact us for more information - here


Sunday 15 April - Spares Shed
- to be confirmed


Tuesday 17 April - Committee Meeting - The Bull, Hinton 7.45 pm


Sunday 22 April - Drive It Day

Drive It Day logo

Drive It Day commemorates the 1000-mile trial that was run in 1900 from London to Edinburgh and back. 65 cars started, 35 finished. The FBHVC encourages owners of historic cars to bring them out to show the world, either by joining in an organised event or just driving out locally.

For students of history, details of the original event can be seen at https://goo.gl/kk9lxr which includes links to copies of “The Autocar” which covered the event during the year 1900.

FBHVC plaques are available - see the FBHVC website - here


Friday 27 April - Association Archives - Talk by Nick Beck
- The Bull, Hinton - 8.00pm

End of month meeting

Nick is the Bristol Austin Seven Club’s representative on the Committee of the Austin Seven Clubs’ Association and is heavily involved with the A7CA Archive. Nick will tell us all about how the archive started, what’s involved, who is doing what, how the digitisation is progressing, and what gems from the history of the Austin Seven continue to be found.

If you would like a meal before the talk, The Bull starts serving meals at 6.00pm - Menu - here

Please contact us for more information - here


May

 

Sunday 5 - 7 May - Early May Bank Holiday Weekend
- Caroline Beck

Advance Notice - Caroline Beck is organising a weekend in the Ledbury / Hereford area. More information to follow.

Please contact us for more information – here


Sunday 6 May - North Wilts / Swindon Meet
- lunchtime meet - 1.00pm - Richard Gosden

North Wilts meet

The Prince of Wales pub at Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7HT.

They have a large car park and are open all through the afternoon.

Please contact us for more information – here

 


Sunday 13 May - Downs and Vales - Norman Whitworth

Downs and Dales Run

Norman Whitworth has put together another of his well-researched, informative and enjoyable runs around the countryside of Wiltshire, which he knows like the back of his hand!

We will meet at 12.00 for a 12.30pm carvery lunch at Marlborough Golf Club, SN8 1DU

After lunch it’s a short trip to Pewsey Heritage Centre, which will be opening up especially for us. There is no charge, but donations will be appreciated. The Heritage Centre collections highlight the social, agricultural and industrial aspects of rural England over the past 150 years or so, a period which includes the rise and fall and rise again of the Kennet and Avon Canal, and the railway with its rapid links to both East and West.

With the coming of mechanisation and the movement of people into Pewsey, engineers and engineering premises were established in villages that became the focal point of social life - people moved from the land and the outlying hamlets to set up in business or to work for companies supplying services to the expanding communities. The collection includes historical engineering equipment as well as items illustrating the way people lived.

En route to the Heritage Centre we’ll pass Cadley Garage complete with old petrol pumps, and the Big Belly Oak, growing when Henry VIII hunted in Savernake Forest. Then through Wootton Rivers under Martinsell Hill, New Mills and over the K & A Canal.

When we leave the museum we’ll follow the River Avon through Upavon, East Chisenbury, under the Swan at Longstreet to Netheravon where we leave the Avon to climb high onto the plain with views back over to Martinsell Hill. On to the Pepper Pot, Wilton Windmill (which might be working), Crofton Pumping Station (not in steam), Wolf Hall (Anne Seymour, Henry VIII and all that), Chisbury, Ramsbury and back to Marlborough.

Knowing the numbers of our party will increase our chances of a table in the window for lunch - magnificent views. So, please submit your completed entry form as soon as possible.

Please contact us for more information - here


Tuesday 15 May - Committee Meeting - The Bull, Hinton 7.45 pm


Sunday 20 May - Spares Shed
- to be confirmed


Saturday - Sunday 26 May - 3 June - North Devon Run - Hilary Fitch

North Devon Run

Please join us in your Austin Seven for an informal and relaxed week long holiday with exciting driving over some of the steepest roads in the country. As well as driving our Austin Sevens, we may also dabble our feet in the sea at Lee Bay, ride on the water operated Cliff Railway at Lynton/Lynmouth, or walk the stunningly beautiful coastal pathways. Come for a single day or as many as you can – just as long as I know who is coming when – otherwise you might get left behind at the campsite.

The 1 in 4 hills are definitely why we come to this area, but other things of interest are Heddon Valley, Watersmeet, Lynton, Lynmouth, Exmoor, Tarr Steps, Holnicote Estate, Porlock, Wimbleball Lake and anything else that takes our fancy.

All you new participants will be pleased to hear that our campsite has full facilities, including free hot showers, hot water at washing up sinks and basins and a well equipped laundry. It also has special facilities for the disabled and a family wash/shower room.

The camp site is Channel View Caravan & Camping Park, EX35 6LD - further information from - here

Other accommodation available from Tourist Information Office, Lynton. - further information from - here

Please indicate on the entry form in our newsletter how many nights camping you require and I will book it for you - Hilary Fitch. If you are staying at a B&B or hotel also please tick how many days you are attending so that we don’t leave without you.

Please contact us for more information - here


Thursday 31 May - East Of Bristol Lunch Meet
- lunchtime meet - 1.00pm - Ian Moorcraft

East Of Bristol Lunch Meet

Butchers Arms, 22 Bath Road, Bristol BS30 9DG on A431 halfway between Longwell Green and Hanham.

The pub opens at 1pm. It is one of the few remaining "old style" pubs and lunchtime is usually very quiet and for that reason rolls need to be ordered the day before - ring Lee or Zena on 0117 960 7285 (no other bar food available because the pub has no kitchen.

If you are a new member or have only had your Seven for a short time, this is a great place to get advice on anything to do with running and maintaining your car, many of us have over 50 years experience with Sevens.

Please contact us for more information – here


June

 

Sunday 10 June - Visit to Aerospace, Bristol - to be confirmed
- Dan Cole and June Price

Aerospace Bristol

Aerospace Bristol opened in autumn last year at Filton Airfield to celebrate the city’s century-long aviation history. Further information - here

The Museum centerpiece is Concorde Alpha Foxtrot, the last of the iconic supersonic passenger jets to be built and the last to fly, which is now housed in a specially constructed hangar. A short walk away in an imaginatively restored 100 year old hangar are the bulk of the other exhibits.

The plan is to make this a day visit: for those travelling by A7, to meet for coffee, followed by a short run to arrive at Aerospace Bristol, for those travelling by other means – to meet at Aerospace Bristol.

The group rate (for 20 + people) is £15.00 per person and this includes a guided tour of approx. one hour. Our tour will conclude with the Concorde Gallery, where we can queue jump for priority boarding !

As we need to pay a deposit to secure a group booking it would be very helpful to have an indication of interest in this proposed visit. Please let either of us know by Saturday 17 March, or at the AGM.

Please contact us for more information – here


Sunday 17 June - Spares Shed
- to be confirmed


Tuesday 19 June - Committee Meeting - The Bull, Hinton 7.45 pm


Saturday - Sunday 23 - 24 June - BA7C Rally

Rally 18

The Annual Rally will be held at the Atwell Wilson Motor Museum.

Further details to follow.

Please contact us for more information – here


Friday 29 June - Pre Beaulieu Concours - The Bull, HInton
- to be confirmed


July

 

Sunday 1 July - North Wilts / Swindon Meet
- lunchtime meet - 1.00pm - Richard Gosden

North Wilts meet

The Prince of Wales pub at Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7HT.

They have a large car park and are open all through the afternoon.

Please contact us for more information – here

 


Tuesday 17 July - Committee Meeting - The Bull, Hinton 7.45 pm


Sunday 22 July - Spares Shed
- to be confirmed


Thursday 26 July - East Of Bristol Lunch Meet
- lunchtime meet - 1.00pm - Ian Moorcraft

East Of Bristol Lunch Meet

Butchers Arms, 22 Bath Road, Bristol BS30 9DG on A431 halfway between Longwell Green and Hanham.

The pub opens at 1pm. It is one of the few remaining "old style" pubs and lunchtime is usually very quiet and for that reason rolls need to be ordered the day before - ring Lee or Zena on 0117 960 7285 (no other bar food available because the pub has no kitchen.

If you are a new member or have only had your Seven for a short time, this is a great place to get advice on anything to do with running and maintaining your car, many of us have over 50 years experience with Sevens.

Please contact us for more information – here


August

 

August - Piddle in the Hole Run - Phil Parsons
- to be confirmed


September

 

Sunday 2 September - North Wilts / Swindon Meet
- lunchtime meet - 1.00pm - Richard Gosden

North Wilts meet

The Prince of Wales pub at Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7HT.

They have a large car park and are open all through the afternoon.

Please contact us for more information – here

 


Friday - Monday 14 - 17 September - Shitterton Run - Hilary Fitch


Tuesday 18 September - Committee Meeting - The Bull, Hinton 7.45 pm


Sunday 23 September - Spares Shed
- to be confirmed


Thursday 27 September - East Of Bristol Lunch Meet
- lunchtime meet - 1.00pm - Ian Moorcraft

East Of Bristol Lunch Meet

Butchers Arms, 22 Bath Road, Bristol BS30 9DG on A431 halfway between Longwell Green and Hanham.

The pub opens at 1pm. It is one of the few remaining "old style" pubs and lunchtime is usually very quiet and for that reason rolls need to be ordered the day before - ring Lee or Zena on 0117 960 7285 (no other bar food available because the pub has no kitchen.

If you are a new member or have only had your Seven for a short time, this is a great place to get advice on anything to do with running and maintaining your car, many of us have over 50 years experience with Sevens.

Please contact us for more information – here


Friday 28 September - Talk by Jack Peppiatt
- The Bull, Hinton - 8.00pm

End of Month Meeting

A talk by Jack Peppiatt describing, with the assistance of slides, the epic journey from Buenos Aires to New York that he and four friends undertook in three Austin Sevens in 2013. More information to follow.

If you would like a meal before the talk, The Bull starts serving meals at 6.00pm - Menu - here

Please contact us for more information – here


October

 

Sunday 14 October - Forest of Dean Run - Charlie Miles
- to be confirmed


Tuesday 16 October - Committee Meeting - The Bull, Hinton 7.45 pm


Sunday 28 October - Spares Shed
- to be confirmed


November

 

Sunday 4 November - North Wilts / Swindon Meet
- lunchtime meet - 1.00pm - Richard Gosden

North Wilts meet

The Prince of Wales pub at Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7HT.

They have a large car park and are open all through the afternoon.

Please contact us for more information – here

 


Tuesday 20 November - Committee Meeting - The Bull, Hinton 7.45 pm


Sunday 25 November - Spares Shed
- to be confirmed


Thursday 29 November - East Of Bristol Lunch Meet
- lunchtime meet - 1.00pm - Ian Moorcraft

East Of Bristol Lunch Meet

Butchers Arms, 22 Bath Road, Bristol BS30 9DG on A431 halfway between Longwell Green and Hanham.

The pub opens at 1pm. It is one of the few remaining "old style" pubs and lunchtime is usually very quiet and for that reason rolls need to be ordered the day before - ring Lee or Zena on 0117 960 7285 (no other bar food available because the pub has no kitchen.

If you are a new member or have only had your Seven for a short time, this is a great place to get advice on anything to do with running and maintaining your car, many of us have over 50 years experience with Sevens.

Please contact us for more information – here


December

 

Wednesday 26 December - Boxing Day Run
- to be confirmed