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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

 

Please note that events may be added or amended at short notice, so please check back here or check our Facebook page.

 

March

 

Sunday 3 March - North Wilts / Swindon Meet
- lunchtime meet - 1.00pm - Richard Gosden

The Peterborough Arms at Dauntsey Lock, Chippenham SN15 4HD.

Please contact us for more information – here


Tuesday 12 March - Committee Meeting - The Bull, Hinton 7.45 pm


Saturday 16 March - AGM - commencing 11.30am

The Burrington Inn, Bourne Lane, Burrington Combe, Bristol BS40 7AT


Saturday 23 March - AGM - commencing 11.30am

Dear Member(s)

Unfortunately the AGM notified for the 16 March 2019 was not quorate. This means that the minimum requirement of 25 members present was not achieved.

Under the Articles of Association rules we have therefore re-arranged the AGM for the 23 March 2019 at 11.30am at The Bull, Hinton, SN14 8HG


Sunday 24 March - Spares Shed
- Chris Roberts

Please note that no dogs are allowed at the Spares Shed.


Thursday 28 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

 

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


Saturday 27 April - Monday/Tuesday 6/7 May - Post-Easter Holiday
- exploring Mid Wales - Bob Randall

Post Easter Holiday 19

For this year’s post-Easter Holiday we are exploring Mid Wales based at two locations, areas which some of you will be familiar with.

We plan to arrive at Dol-Llys Farm Caravan and Camping Site (near Llanidloes, Powys) on Saturday 27th April and depart Tuesday 30th April. The second part of the holiday will be based at Cwmdu Campsite (near Crickhowell, in the Brecon Beacons National Park), arriving 30th April, departing 6th or 7th May.

If you would like to join us for all or part of the holiday and are camping, please contact the campsites direct to make your bookings.

If you would prefer not to camp, there are cottages and B & Bs at both locations.

Please fill in the entry form at the back of the newsletter to let us know when to expect you.

Please contact us for more information – here


Sunday 28 April - Drive It Day

Drive It Day

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 - here - which includes links to copies of “The Autocar” which covered the event during the year 1900.

All owners of historic vehicles are encouraged to take their cars out on the road to celebrate the UK’s transport heritage.

FBHVC plaques are available - see the FBHVC website - here


Sunday 28 April - Spares Shed
- Chris Roberts - to be confirmed

Please note that no dogs are allowed at the Spares Shed.


May

 

Sunday 5 May - North Wilts / Swindon Meet
- lunchtime meet - 1.00pm - Richard Gosden

The White Hart, High Street, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9JX.

Please contact us for more information – here


Tuesday 14 May - Committee Meeting - The Bull, Hinton 7.45 pm


Saturday 25 May - Sunday 2 June - North Devon Run
- Hilary Fitch

North Devon Run May 19

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.

We will be staying at Channel View Caravan and Camping Park, Manor Farm, Lynton, North Devon, EX35 7LD.

To reserve your camping space please send me your entry form (at the back of our newsletter) by Tuesday 21st May please.

Please contact us for more information – here


Sunday 26 May - Spares Shed
- Chris Roberts

Please note that no dogs are allowed at the Spares Shed.


Thursday 30 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 16 June - Spares Shed
- Chris Roberts - to be confirmed

Please note that no dogs are allowed at the Spares Shed.


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


Friday 28 June - Pre Beaulieu Concours

To be confirmed


July

 

Sunday 7 July - North Wilts / Swindon Meet
- lunchtime meet - 1.00pm - Richard Gosden

Venue - to be confirmed.

Please contact us for more information – here


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


Friday 19 July - Sunday 21 July - BA7C Annual Weekend Rally

Rally 18

After our successful return to the Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum in 2018, the Committee has decided to repeat the experience for 2019. We will have use of the big field behind the museum, as we did in 2015 for our Golden Jubilee Rally, which will give much more space for camping and for trailers and will leave more space for the vehicle display. This is why we have gone for the later date, as the field is not available in June.

Our rally will also coincide with the official opening of the Jack French Garage.

Please contact us for more information – here


Thursday 25 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


Sunday 28 July - Spares Shed
- Chris Roberts -

Please note that no dogs are allowed at the Spares Shed.


August

 

[No Committee Meeting, Spares Shed or Newsletter]

 


September

 

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

Venue - to be confirmed.

Please contact us for more information – here


Friday 13 September - Monday 16 September - Shitterton Run
- Hilary Fitch

To be confirmed


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


Thursday 26 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


Sunday 29 September - Spares Shed
- to be confirmed

Please note that no dogs are allowed at the Spares Shed.


October

 

Sunday 13 October - Sunday 20 October - Forest of Dean Run
- Charlie Miles

To be confirmed


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


Sunday 27 October - Spares Shed
- to be confirmed

Please note that no dogs are allowed at the Spares Shed.


November

 

Sunday 3 November - North Wilts / Swindon Meet
- lunchtime meet - 1.00pm - Richard Gosden

Venue - to be confirmed.

Please contact us for more information – here


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


Sunday 24 November - Spares Shed
- to be confirmed

Please note that no dogs are allowed at the Spares Shed.


Thursday 28 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

 

Thursday 26 December - Boxing Day Run

To be confirmed