AMOC Area 16 February 2015 Newsletter

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Picture taken at Beachy Head, provided by Rob Tetley, shot by Mike Sannwald.

Happy New Year to everyone in AMOC Area 16 

Dear Fellow Area 16 Members.

Next Regular Area 16 Club Meeting: 10th February: 7.30pm. Regular Meeting with Quiz Night at the Royal Oak, Wineham, Wineham La, Henfield BN5 9AY, South of the A272 and East of Cowfold

First and foremost apologies for not getting a news letter out in January, don’t know where the time has gone, This news letter will hopefully catch up with the news and events.  I would like to thank all our area 16 members for their support during 2014 and look forward to seeing everyone at meetings and events during 2015, happy, exciting and safe motoring.

I would like to welcome new members this month, they are, Martin & Maria Dimond, Jim & Joan Stott and Christopher Yates, Welcome to you all from myself and all area 16 members, we all look forward to meeting you soon.

There has been a couple of amendments to the regular meeting from previous news letters, please see this newsletter for the current plan of events so far for 2015.

Our first meeting of 2015:
 13th January was held at Netherfield Arms Netherfield Rd Battle TN33 9QD .  Our first meeting of the year received a good turnout on a rainy, cold (with some hail thrown in) at The Netherfield Arms with a welcoming landlord and staff supported by an excellent winter warming menu offering a good varied choice. We met and welcomed new Member Michael Wheeldon who has a 2011 V8 Vantage, who travelled a 140 mile round trip to join us, we hope to see him again with his car at events in 2015. Good varied discussions on Astons along with many other subjects, including some reminiscing of one of our member’s former form of transport, used locally, this being a military Tank, we look forward to seeing some pictures, who can guess who this member is??  Well done to those Members who struggled through rain and hail to get to Netherfield and join us.

Area 16 Members News: I have been informed from HQ of 3 additional members recently for Area 16 this month. I would like to welcome new members, Martin & Maria Dimond, Jim & Joan Stott and Christopher Yates, Welcome to you all from myself and all area 16 members, we all look forward to meeting you soon.

Area 16 Web site continues to be up and running please visit  http://www.amoc-area16.co.uk  and 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 / cars, or previous cars on the site, along with a brief description or story of its history then please send them to me to add to the web site. Any previously owned cars or vehicles by members along with short one line comments are most welcome and sure would be of interest to our fellow members.

WE STILL HAVE SOME SPACES:  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 28th February 2015. 14 places booked, ONLY 10 PLACES REMAINING £20.00 per head for 2 hours on the ice. Contact me to book your place. To take part it is recommended you wear layers of clothing and gloves – we do play on the ice, non-slip 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 safety / instruction 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. Friends and family members are welcome.

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.

Visit To Bruges 2015  (Update Feb 15)  We are planning to visit Bruges on the weekend of 24th April, 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, We currently have 5 Cars with 10 people who are interested so do get in touch if you can make it. The plan so far is to drive out on the Friday returning Sunday PM or Eve. I have spoken with the Belgium rep who is keen for us to go and meet up with some of their members. We are looking at Hotels in the area and at channel tunnel costs as this is being written, WI will send you links for channel tunnel booking, and suggested hotels, and will ask members to book and pay for there own travel and accommodation, we are looking at meeting up at a meeting point in France, driving to Belgium via a cost road, arriving in Bruges mid afternoon to book into hotels, I am hoping to arrange a meal / get together with Belguim members of mAMOC on the Saturday, with lunch or evening meal, The idea is to have a relaxing social weekend, with members taking in the sights as they wish, we hope to go for a couple of drives, but these will not be long distance, I am always open to suggestions or requests, so please look out for news updates on this.

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 a date in 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.                   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.

2015

February 10th: 7.30pm. Regular Meeting Quiz Night at the Royal Oak, Wineham,  Wineham La, Henfield BN5 9AY, South of the A272 and East of Cowfold

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

March 29th:  11.30hr – 14.00hr Curling on Ice at Fentons Nr Tonbridge. http://www.fentonsrink.co.uk

April 14th: 7.30pm. Regular Meeting. The Gardeners Arms Selsfield Rd Ardingly, West Sussex RH17 6TJ, Opposite the South of England Show Ground

April 24th: Visit To Bruges 2015  (Update Jan 15) We are planning to visit Bruges on the weekend of 24th April, Please let me know if you are up for this on this weekend.

May 12th: 7.30pm. Regular Meeting 7.30pm The Six Bells, Chiddingly, BN8 6HT, North of the A22 at Golden Cross.

June 9th: 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.

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

August 2nd:     Hooe 46th Vintage Car Show and Concours D’Elegance at Hooe Recreation Ground Postal Code  TN33  9HU se web site http://www.hooeoldmotorclub.org.uk

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

August 22nd – 23rd:   Shoreham Airshow & classic car show, See Nigel or Gary for Tickets, costs and details to follow.

August 31st: Bank Holiday Monday. Display of Astons at the 11th Bexhill Classic Car Show at the Polgrove Recreation Ground. 10.am.

September 8th: 7.30pm. Regular Meeting TBA

October 13th: 7.30pm. Regular Meeting The Red Lion, Ashington, London Rd Ashington, Pulborough, RH20 3DD, West of A24

November 10th: Regular Meeting TBA

December: Christmas Function TBA.

Current Area 16 Members  Total 183 (+ 3 on Previous 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:

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.

FOR SALE:  No items for sale this month.

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