AMOC Area 16 Newsletter December 2014

Christmas Aston Area 16 1 - Version 2

Happy Christmas to everyone in AMOC Area 16

Dear Fellow Area 16 Members.

Next Regular Area 16 Club Meeting: 13th January 7.30pm. Meeting at Netherfield Arms Netherfield Rd Battle TN33 9QD

I would like to thank all our area 16 members for their support during 2014 and look forward to seeing everyone at events in 2015, happy and safe motoring.

5th December   Friday evening Area 16 Christmas Dinner:
A massive thank you to Nigel for organising the Christmas Dinner event at Shelley’s in Lewes, the event was well supported by members from various parts of Sussex, All the guys looked splendid in their dinner suits, there seemed to be an impromptu red theme from a number which was quite coincidental, the ladies did the men proud and looked magnificent in their gowns. A massive thank you to everyone who donated raffle prizes which were in excess of 16. The raffle this year was in aid of an organisation close to Liz and my hearts, “Hounds For Heroes’  we have three dogs of our own, so we have a bit of a soft spot for these hounds. This organisation trains and provides K9 support and assistance for injured and disabled service men and women, very similar to guide dogs but these dogs are trained to support the individual in  what ever is required. Do have a look at the link for their web site.   A staggering £255 was raised from the raffle for this worthy cause.

The traditional “Over Cooked it Award” had a number of nominees who presented a number of excellent stories and events, following a very close vote, Mick Newson once again took the trophy to re-hang it in pride of place at home. See the link below for a couple of pictures,or our web site for more pictures.


Mick Newson with the "Over Cooked It" Trophy

Mick Newson with the “Over Cooked It” Trophy

Members News: 2 members have left AMOC Area 16 in the last month, however, both members have requested that they continue to receive the news letter and may well return to the fold in the future, we wish them well in their future motoring.

Area 16 Web site is up and running now  have a look for news and pictures. We have a section for Area 16 members cars, if you would like some pictures of your car on the site, along with a brief description or story of its history then please send them to Gary who will add them.

Come And Join Us In Some Curling On Real Ice 
Date for your diary 29th March 2015  – The winter Olympics may seem a while ago but the memory of the Curling fun lives on with the AMOC Area 16 Curling event 29th March 2015 – we have a limited number of places which will be reserved to the first 24 who provide payment before 1st February 2015. ONLY 13 PLACES REMAINING £20.00 per head for 2 hours on the ice. Contact me to book your place. To take part you will need to wear layers of clothing and gloves – we do play on the ice, shoes are provided.  Please arrive by 11:30 and be able to enjoy a coffee and sneaky preview of what you will be doing. We will be given a video introduction and then be on the ice with instructors between 12 and 2. Afterwards to a pub, TBA to discuss the efforts of teams and individual performances over a meal or a drink.

 Dates for 2015
Take a look at the AMOC & Area 16 Events Calendar spreadsheet (see Link Button below) from AMOC HQ, we have added Area 16 regular meets and will add other events as we are notified of them. Any suggestions for pubs/venue for future monthly meets or drive outs will be welcome. The clubs celebrates it’s 80th anniversary in 2015  so we can look forward to some great events.

Thank you to a number of members with some suggested events, as a taster they are:

Visit to Heritage Restorations: Peter Brown suggestion to visit Peter  Scott’s premises near Uckfield will be arranged for the Spring of 2015

Brewery Visit/ Bluebell railway:
Would you be interested in a tour of a micro brewery, the 360 brewery would offer us a tour and tasting session. Having enjoyed trying the beer at Sheffield Park Classic Car Show we think it would be an enjoyable trip. Could you please let us know if you would be interested in combining this with a trip on the Bluebell railway.

Impromptu drives out: set up of a text message notification for interested parties, If your up for this then please E Mail me with Mobile number to be contacted on, I will see what the response is like on this. We will revisit this in the future.

Visit To Bruges 2015  (Update Dec 14)I am suggesting the weekend of 24th April for a visit to Bruges, Please let me know if you are up for this on this weekend.
Anyone interested in a weekend visit to Bruges in Belgium in 2015? Suggest a drive on a Friday returning late Sunday. I have spoken with the Belgium rep who is keen for us to go and has lots of ideas and suggestions. Once he has come back to me with hotels etc.. I will let you have the details.

Gary Wigzell (Asst Rep)

Area 16 Forthcoming Events: 

Dates for 2015

Take a look at the spreadsheet from AMOC HQ events, (see Link below) we have added Area 16 regular meets and will add other events as we are notified of them. Any suggestions for pubs/venue for our regular monthly meets will be welcome.


13th January: 7.30pm. Regular Meeting at Netherfield Arms Netherfield Rd Battle TN33 9QD

10th February: 7.30pm. Regular Meeting.

The Gardeners Arms Selsfield Rd

Ardingly, West Sussex RH17 6TJ

10th March: 7.30pm. Regular Meeting & Skittle Night at the Royal Oak at Barcombe High St Barcombe, East Sussex BN8 5BA

29th March:  11.30hr – 14.00hr Curling on Ice at Fentons Nr Tonbridge.

14th April: 7.30pm. Regular Meeting Quiz Night at the Royal Oak, Wineham,

Wineham La, Henfield BN5 9AY

12th May: 7.30pm. Regular Meeting TBA

9th June: 7.30pm. Regular Meeting election night. At the Griffin Inn at Fletching. Nr Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 3SS. Situated in the middle of the village.

14th July: 7.30pm Regular Meeting. Black Rabbit at Arundel, West Sussex, along side the river Arun.

2nd Aug:     Hooe 46th Vintage Car Show and Concours D’Elegance at Hooe Recreation Ground Postal Code  TN33  9HU se web site

11th August: 7.30pm Regular Meeting The Gun, Gun Hill, near Chidingly, TN21 0JU.

8th September: 7.30pm. Regular Meeting TBA

13th October: 7.30pm. Regular Meeting The Red Lion, Ashington, London Rd Ashington, Pulborough, RH20 3DD

10th November: Regular Meeting TBA

December: Christmas Function TBA.

Current Area 16 Members

Total 180 (- 2 on last month)

Items for sale or Wanted:

Remember to let me know if you have anything to sell or are looking for and wish to advertise here.

 WANTED: Dust Cover for 2001 DB7 Vantage ; Contact Mick Newson on 07747 112349

Neil Bennet (New Member)

Is looking for or hopes to find a DBS6 or DBSV8 needing a rebuild or repaint, etc. If you can help E Mail Gary and I will put you in contact.

John (New Member)

I am the proud owner of a Aston Martin saloon body 1934 vintage

and am looking for a  chassis. John is also in need of drawings of a 1934 chassis, as he has a Aston body. can anyone help.

If you can help, E Mail Gary and I will put you in contact with John.


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