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

 

June

 

Sunday 10 June - Visit to Aerospace, Bristol
- 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

Our group booking is for 11.15am and please meet in the main reception entrance. I suggest you allow plenty of travelling time to be sure of arriving for 11.15am. If you are extra early, you can always take advantage of the café for a coffee beforehand. Having checked out a couple of options for a short A7 run in the morning, I now think that it is not realistic to do any convoy travelling in this urban environment.

The group rate is £15.00 per person to include a guided tour of approx. one hour.

The tour provides a detailed look at the main exhibition in the 100 year old historic hangar, from the early days of the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company through to the present day, with a range of exhibits showcasing Bristol engineering and technical achievements. It concludes with a visit to the new, purpose-built Concorde Gallery, where we will jump the queue for priority boarding on Concorde Alpha Foxtrot – the last of the iconic supersonic passenger jets to be built and the last to fly.

After the tour you are then free to revisit any of the exhibition areas and/or use the café and depart at your leisure.

Please use the form at the back of our April Newsletter together with your cheque

Please contact us for more information – here


Sunday 17 June - Spares Shed
- Chris Roberts


Tuesday 19 June - Committee Meeting - Frampton Cotterell 7.45 pm


Saturday - Sunday 23 - 24 June - BA7C Rally

Rally 18

The Annual Rally will be held at the Atwell Wilson Motor Museum, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0NF.

Camping will be available on site from Friday afternoon until Monday morning at a flat fee of £15.

Water and loos are available, and arrangements have been made for us to use the showers at the Calne Leisure Centre, a four-minute drive up the road, for £2.50 per person. BBQs and stoves are permitted in the camping area, and dogs are welcome on a lead.

Blackland Lakes Camping, next door, is open if you prefer a more organised campsite, or there is a hotel in Calne and B&Bs locally.

On Saturday afternoon Norman Whitworth will be leading a run through Wiltshire, which will include a visit to the REME Museum at Lynham. On Saturday evening we will enjoy a “bring your own” picnic/bbq supper - and there’s a pub within walking distance if you’re thirsty. There are pubs that serve food within a short driving distance.

Sunday is the static rally - cars can arrive from 9.00 am, with judging starting at 11.00.

FOOD - on Sunday there will be 2 food trucks on site :
Fundae Sundae Parties“ - who will be providing traditional burgers and bacon rolls through to lasagne and various vegetarian options and hot drinks.
Plus “Fluffy Puffin” - who will be providing local ice cream. They are based in Calne.

Entry fee for the rally is £15 per car, which includes two tickets to the Motor Museum which now, of course, houses the Jack French Garage, which will be of particular interest to all A7 Special owners.

The Rally Entry Form is included in our April newsletter.

Please contact us for more information and the entry formhere


Friday 29 June - Pre Beaulieu Concours - The Bull, Hinton - 7.30pm

Pre Beaulieu Concours

To be held at the Bull, Hinton, Chippenham SN14 8HG

A Bristol concours d’elegance is a concours like no other. Rather than judging the cars on the flawless-ness of their condition, our winners receive their prizes for conditions such as rusty bonnet catches, over-flowing glove compartments, tatty seats - or, indeed, for being very clean and shiny! It’s all about individuality and originality.

Judging starts at 7.30 pm, so attendees will be able to drive home in daylight. If you want to start the evening with a meal, The Bull, at Hinton, starts serving food at 6.00 pm.

As well as meeting up with fellow members and enjoying a lively social occasion, you might be lucky enough to leave with a new screwdriver, a pair of pliers, a wire brush or a bottle of 3-in1 oil ...

Please contact us for more information – here


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

 


Thursday - Tuesday 12 - 17 July - Boscastle long weekend

Boscastle18

The Randalls are organising a long weekend in Boscastle on the north Cornish coast. This is a glorious part of the world, not far from Tintagel, Port Isaac and Padstow. This will be an informal weekend, exploring the area: there’s the stunning coastline, abundant wildlife, the Museum of Witchcraft, Norman churches, the Devil’s Bellows (a waterspout visible at low tide), St Nectan’s Glen (a 60ft waterfall) - further information from - here

The Randalls will be staying at Trebyla Farm Campsite, a mile from the village. If you’d like to join them there, please book through Pitchup, Boscastle, Trebyla Farm

When booking please ensure “Bristol Austin 7 Club, please site us together” is entered into the Special Requests text box on the booking page.

If you’d prefer a hotel or B & B, then information is available - here

When you’ve booked your accommodation, please complete the entry form at the back of our June newsletter and send it chez Randall, so that they know you are coming.

Please contact us for more information – here


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


Sunday 22 July - Spares Shed
- Mike Tarry


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 - nothing planned


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

 


Sunday 9 September - Spares Shed
- Mike Tarry


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


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


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


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


Sunday 28 October - Spares Shed
- Mike Tarry


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
- Mike Tarry


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