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.

 


May

 

Sunday 1 May - Bluebells in Forest of Dean
- Charlie Miles

Bluebell Run

As usual, we will meet at the Peters Cross picnic site at Woolaston (map ref GR 558993, post code GL15 6PR) on the A48 between Chepstow and Lydney.

Meet at 10.30 am for an 11.00am start.

Entry forms are at the back of this newsletter and should be submitted before Friday 22nd April.

Please contact us for more information - here

 

 


Sunday - Sunday 1 - 8 May - Pineapples in Dorset
- Louise and Bob Randall

Pineapples in Dorset

Do pineapples grow in Dorset? This very question and others may or may not be answered by joining us at the Pineapple Estate, Salway Ash, Bridport DT6 5DB.

We will spend a week reacquainting ourselves with the Dorset countryside based at this campsite near Bridport. Join us for a day, weekend, the whole week – whatever suits you. The campsite is just 5 miles from the Jurassic coast and is dog friendly. We are told that within walking distance we will be met by quaint village pubs, a vineyard and a cidery offering tours and tasting experiences.

Please book directly with the campsite – they don’t usually allow groups but have made an exception for us so please tell them you are part of Bristol Austin 7 Club and send your entry form to us from the back of our March newsletter.

Please contact us for more information - here


Sunday 15 May - Spares Shed - 10.30am - 12.30pm
- Tim Reynolds

Spares shed

Please don’t come earlier.

Due to the difficulties involved in handling cash payments, can I request that members pay for spares purchased by cheque, please, if possible? An alternative is to pay by bank transfer using a smartphone but this needs to be done at the time of purchase.

Please park on the same side of the road as even house numbers.

Please do not park on the pavement.

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


Tuesday 17 May - Committee Meeting - 7.45 pm

Please send your requests for discussion or your comments to any Committee member.


Thursday 26 May - East of Bristol lunch meet
- Arrive between 12.30pm and 1.00pm
- Ian Moorcraft

East of Bristol Lunch Meet

The White Harte, 111 London Road, Warmley, BS30 5NA

A Grade II listed building between Bristol and Bath on A420 at Bridgeyate.

It provides a lunch time menu and no need to pre-order.

 


June

 

Tuesday - Tuesday 7 - 14 June - North Devon Run

North Devon Run

North Devon Run is back on the BA7C calendar as an event for 2022.

The camp site we will be using is “Lynmouth Holiday Retreat” (previously known as Channel View).

The toilet/facilities blocks have been completely refurbished and are truly excellent. Unfortunately we will no longer get the fantastic rates we had in the past, but the new management have agreed to give us a 10% reduction with no additional charges for trailers or extra cars.

The event has been moved to start after the school half term and the two public holidays in that week. It will start from Tuesday 7th until Tuesday 14th June. This will make travelling to and from the event, plus the places we visit, much quieter than during the school half term. The campsite will also be far less crowded.

For members of the Bristol Austin 7 Club - to book a pitch you need to call Lynmouth Holiday Retreat directly on 01598 753349. Ask to talk to Lucy and state that you are part of the Bristol Austin Seven group to get your 10% discount and access to one of the reserved pitches. NB. The 10% discount only applies to pitches for Caravans, Motorhomes, Camper vans and tents.

Entry form in our January newsletter.

Please contact us for more information - here


Saturday 18 June - Severn Beach Centenary
- June Price

Severn Beach

The Pilning and Severn Beach Parish Council has invited us to join in with some of their centenary celebrations – so a double centenaries get together! The Austin 7 was launched on Thursday 21 July, while earlier on 5 June 1922, Severn Beach was established as a location by the opening of the railway station.

Severn Beach is an interesting area. In the early 20th century it was a quiet rural location on the Severn estuary, which frequently flooded as the land was below sea level. The railway first arrived in 1901 with goods trains from Bristol. In 1922 an 'excursion' platform was built by GWR and this enabled the development of Severn Beach as a popular riverside resort. After the heyday of the 1930s, by the 1960s the attraction of Severn Beach had waned and during this period all the station buildings were demolished. Ironically the only survivor is the original 'excursion' platform.

Severn Beach has a Heritage Trail you can follow for 'memories of times past'; the bracing air of the Riverside Walk alongside the latest flood prevention work; and a 'different' aspect of the Prince of Wales Bridge to enjoy. An invitation has also been extended to local owners of other historic cars to join us.

The plan is to meet for coffee from 10.00am at The Fox pub in Easter Compton; then leaving at 11.00am for the short drive along to Severn Beach, where we will first park in the Promenade Gardens. At approximately 12.15pm we will drive through Severn Beach to the Recreation Ground and Village Hall, where the cars will be on display over lunch time and the afternoon. There will be a musical interlude over the lunch period followed at 3pm by an amateur dramatic production in the Village Hall.

Bring your own picnic, or use the local facilities – café, bakery, food van and teas + cakes from the Village Hall.

Please let June Price know if you intend to join in with this double celebration of centenaries!

Entry form in our May newsletter.

Please contact June Price for more information - here


Sunday 19 June - Spares Shed - 10.30am - 12.30pm
- Tim Reynolds

Spares shed

Please don’t come earlier.

Due to the difficulties involved in handling cash payments, can I request that members pay for spares purchased by cheque, please, if possible? An alternative is to pay by bank transfer using a smartphone but this needs to be done at the time of purchase.

Please park on the same side of the road as even house numbers.

Please do not park on the pavement.

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


Tuesday 21 June - Committee Meeting - 7.45 pm

Please send your requests for discussion or your comments to any Committee member.


Friday 24 June - Pre-Beaulieu Concours

Please contact us for more information - here


Sunday 26 June - Newark Park Rally
- Gordon Phillips

Newark Park

Although primarily for Austin Seven cars, this event, which has been running at a variety of locations since 1967, welcomes all pre war and classic cars. It is now run under the banner of the Bristol Austin Seven Club but will be manned by most of the old same team. Numbers of cars may be limited this year so if you wish to attend please ensure you send an entry. Austin Sevens will take priority in this year of the car’s centenary which we hope to mark in special ways.

The event is set in the grounds of Newark Park, a fascinating Tudor hunting lodge set in parkland above Wotton under Edge in the south of Gloucestershire. The post code (only to be used from the North) is GL12 7PZ. The house, which is owned by the National Trust, is open to the public at weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Your entry fee to the rally includes entry to the house. If you are a member of the National Trust please show your card. Please note the National Trust is now charging for parking in the main car park. The house has a small N.T. shop and a refreshment pavilion.

Newark Park is fully sign posted by the National Trust. To reach Newark Park take the lane which leads off from the junction of the A4135 Tetbury to Dursley Road and the B4058 Wotton to Nailsworth Road. Please be aware of members of the public, who may not be expecting to see old cars around. Entry fee to the Rally will be £5.00 for all entrants. In case of Covid restrictions preventing it going ahead cheques will not be banked until after the event. Please make cheques payable to Bristol Austin Seven Club Ltd. and send with the entry form in our April newsletter.

Cars should arrive by 11 o’clock on the day.

Please contact us for more information - here


July

 

Tuesday 19 July - Sunday 24 July - Austin 7 Centenary Rally

Austin 7 Centenary Rally 2022

The Fire Service College, London Road, Morton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 0RH

A week-long celebration of 100 years of the Austin 7.

Events, entertainment, accommodation, catering, leisure facilities and over 1,000 Austin 7’s

 

Organised by The Austin Seven Clubs’ Association.

Further information from - here

 

Download the Poster - here

Download the Press Release - here

Please contact us for more information - here


Tuesday 26 July - Committee Meeting - 7.45 pm

Please send your requests for discussion or your comments to any Committee member.


Thursday 28 July - East of Bristol lunch meet
- Arrive between 12.30pm and 1.00pm
- Ian Moorcraft

East of Bristol Lunch Meet

The White Harte, 111 London Road, Warmley, BS30 5NA

A Grade II listed building between Bristol and Bath on A420 at Bridgeyate.

It provides a lunch time menu and no need to pre-order.

 


August

 

Sunday 21 August - Spares Shed - 10.30am - 12.30pm
- Tim Reynolds

Spares shed

Please don’t come earlier.

Due to the difficulties involved in handling cash payments, can I request that members pay for spares purchased by cheque, please, if possible? An alternative is to pay by bank transfer using a smartphone but this needs to be done at the time of purchase.

Please park on the same side of the road as even house numbers.

Please do not park on the pavement.

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


September

 

Tbc - Monday - Monday 5 - 19 September - John O'Groats to Land's End
- Graham Salter

Please contact us for more information - here


Tuesday - Thursday 6 - 15 September - North Yorkshire Moors holiday
- Aileen Hood

North Yorkshire Moors

This is an area with both great countryside and coastal areas to explore. Plus one or two of the steeper roads in the country... Historic sites in the area include Whitby Abbey and Rievaulx Abbey. If the weather’s not so good, there are numerous indoor attractions, including those in York, which is about 45 minutes drive. If we’re luckier with weather, we’ll be investigating the smaller, steeper roads such as Rosedale Chimney, and little seaside places like Robin Hood’s Bay. There are also two railways worth investigating - the heritage North Yorks Moors Railway that runs right through the moors from Whitby to Pickering, and the Esk Valley Railway, which is a community railway with a picturesque stopping route from Whitby through to Middlesbrough.

Dates are Tuesday 6 September to Thursday 15 September, but you could arrive/depart earlier or later. Camping accommodation is at the Beacon Farm Ice Cream Shop, Sneaton, Whitby. Camping costs for us are £20 per unit/night with electric and two people, £15 with electric and one person, which is a good discount on their usual price. I don’t have prices for a tent without electric, but can sort that out as necessary. You do, however, need to be a member of the Camping and Caravanning Club if bringing a motorhome or caravan.

If you’d like to join us at the campsite, please email Aileen Hood with your requirements and she will book for you with the campsite.

Please do not book directly with the campsite or it’ll get very confusing and you might not get the same rates. If you’re joining us in different accommodation, please let Aileen Hood know you’ll be coming to join us.

Please contact us for more information - here


Tbc - Friday - Tuesday 16 - 20 September - Heart of Purbeck
- Hilary Fitch


Sunday 18 September - Spares Shed - 10.30am - 12.30pm
- Tim Reynolds

Spares shed

Please don’t come earlier.

Due to the difficulties involved in handling cash payments, can I request that members pay for spares purchased by cheque, please, if possible? An alternative is to pay by bank transfer using a smartphone but this needs to be done at the time of purchase.

Please park on the same side of the road as even house numbers.

Please do not park on the pavement.

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


Tuesday 20 September - Committee Meeting - 7.45 pm

Please send your requests for discussion or your comments to any Committee member.


Thursday 29 September - East of Bristol lunch meet
- Arrive between 12.30pm and 1.00pm
- Ian Moorcraft

East of Bristol Lunch Meet

The White Harte, 111 London Road, Warmley, BS30 5NA

A Grade II listed building between Bristol and Bath on A420 at Bridgeyate.

It provides a lunch time menu and no need to pre-order.

 


October

 

Sunday 16 October - Forest of Dean Run
- Charlie Miles


Tuesday 18 October - Committee Meeting - 7.45 pm

Please send your requests for discussion or your comments to any Committee member.


Tbc - Sunday 23 October - Spares Shed - 10.30am - 12.30pm
- Tim Reynolds

Spares shed

Please don’t come earlier.

Due to the difficulties involved in handling cash payments, can I request that members pay for spares purchased by cheque, please, if possible? An alternative is to pay by bank transfer using a smartphone but this needs to be done at the time of purchase.

Please park on the same side of the road as even house numbers.

Please do not park on the pavement.

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


November

 

Tuesday 15 November - Committee Meeting - 7.45 pm

Please send your requests for discussion or your comments to any Committee member.


Sunday 20 November - Spares Shed - 10.30am - 12.30pm
- Tim Reynolds

Spares shed

Please don’t come earlier.

Due to the difficulties involved in handling cash payments, can I request that members pay for spares purchased by cheque, please, if possible? An alternative is to pay by bank transfer using a smartphone but this needs to be done at the time of purchase.

Please park on the same side of the road as even house numbers.

Please do not park on the pavement.

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


Thursday 24 November - East of Bristol lunch meet
- Arrive between 12.30pm and 1.00pm
- Ian Moorcraft

East of Bristol Lunch Meet

The White Harte, 111 London Road, Warmley, BS30 5NA

A Grade II listed building between Bristol and Bath on A420 at Bridgeyate.

It provides a lunch time menu and no need to pre-order.

 


December

 

Monday 26 December - Boxing Day Run