Rally 2019 - Bristol Austin 7 Club Rally - 50th Rally

Friday 19 July - Sunday 21 July

Our Rally will be held at the Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0NF following the success of our Rally Weekend there last year.

We first went to the Atwell-Wilson for our Golden Jubilee year rally in 2015 and returned there last year. It is a small friendly museum situated in the heart of Wiltshire. The majority of the 100+ exhibits are cars from the 1920s onwards. They also have a collection of motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles as well as interesting motoring memorabilia, a Jack Spittle model lorry collection and a reconstructed 1930s style garage complete with vehicles. In addition, this year sees the grand opening of the reconstructed Jack French garage, so our rally will feature Specials.

Camping is available in the big field on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Water and loos are available, but no electric hook-ups. We hope that showers will be available at the Calne Leisure Centre as in our previous visits. 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.

A road run will be organised as usual by Norman Whitworth on the Saturday. Starting at the Atwell-Wilson Museum at 11.00 am, driving along lanes known only to him, to the Richard Jefferies Museum at Coate, where a few vehicles will join the vintage steam and agricultural display.

The museum is next door to the Coate Water Country Park, which offers a 70-acre lake, a nature reserve, woodlands, angling, sailing, golf, and a miniature railway. It also houses the The Sun Inn, where Norman has booked a private room for lunch (and reserved parking).

NB - If you would like to have lunch at The Sun Inn, you will need to order your lunch beforehand on the Entry Form at the back of our May newsletter. You will need to state your choice of meal on this form and attach your cheque (made payable to "The Sun Inn") for £5 per person for your meal(s) when returning the form to Norman Whitworth.
Please return the form by Saturday 6 July.
Obviously, if you do not fill out this form you can still have a meal at The Sun Inn but will not be sitting with Club members.

Saturday evening there will be a Bring Your Own/BBQ supper. There’s a pub within walking distance if you’re thirsty and there are pubs that serve food within a short driving distance.

Food, on Sunday. There will tea and coffee, and other drinks, plus a selection of cakes and savoury rolls available from the "Bungalow Cafe". Also, ice creams from Ray's Homemade Ice Cream.

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

Also on Sunday is the official openting of the Jack French Garage at 12.00noon.

By popular request, we will be entertained, on Sunday, by the Panama Jazz Band, who played for us at our Golden Jubilee Rally at the Museum in 2015.

Entry fee for the rally is £15 per car, which includes two tickets to the Motor Museum. Camping is £15 per unit for up to three nights.

The Rally Entry Form is included with our May newsletter. Please send your entry, with your cheque, to Clive Hooper

Dogs are welcome providing they are kept on a lead.

Please contact us for more information – here



Below is a selection of images from our Rally at Atwell Wilson Motor Museum last year.
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