Area 16 Diary Of Events 2016

9th February Club Meeting – 7.30pm  Royal Oak, Wineham Lane, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9AY Tel: 01444881252 – Elaine McCormack’s Quiz Night.

26th February – AMOC track day – See AM News November 2015

8th March Club Meeting – 7.30pm Change of venue please note  Gardeners Arms, Selsfield Road, Ardingly, West Sussex RH17 6TJ – 01444892328

10th April – Simply Aston Martin Event – MORE ASTON REQUIRED At Beaulieu Motor Museum

Participants   Adult £10.00 • Child £5.00


12th April Club Meeting – 7.30pm  Skittles Night – Venue  Royal Oak, High Street, Barcombe, East Sussex, BN8 5BA   Tel: 01273 400418  Everyone welcome, if you intend to come along, please let me know, latecomers welcome. Food is available at the pub, before or during our games.

15th – 17th April – Area 16 European Tour now booked.  We have booked rooms at Najeti Hotel Chateau, Tilques, France. See the link The cost of the rooms for 2 sharing a double room is £192 for the two nights. Breakfast will be an additional £12 per person per day. Payment would be made to the hotel at time of departure. Check-in at the hotel is after 16:00 departure by 12:00 on the Sunday. Parking at the hotel will be outside but if you check out the hotel Google street view/ hotel pictures it gives you an idea of the remote setting and car parking.

30th April/ 1st May – Magnificent Motors, Eastbourne

7th May – Cricket Bat Maker Tour & Lunch  TW Keeley Ltd, Ashburnham TN33 9PE Tel: 01435 830452.  Arrival at 13.00hrs.  A visit to a Cricket bat makers, something different and I’m sure will be of interest, any cricketers amongst our members will be impressed with some of the famous customers this cottage industry has had. The work involved to get the sound of leather on willow. I am sure this will be interesting for those non-cricketer’s also. A light lunch and drink (we believe wine or soft drink) will be provided free of charge, however a donation towards Sussex Air Ambulance would be most welcome. 25 Astons would be nice, (Porsche Owners club turned up in 15) 12 to 15 cars can be parked in the showroom factory building, the remainder in the wood yard area, so lets support a good cause and enjoy the day.

10th May  Club Meeting – 7.30pm  The Gun, Gun Hill, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0JU. Tel: 01825 872361 

14th May – Croquet & Picnic at Peter Players  Please let Gary know if you intend to take part so that estimated numbers can be known in advance. Times etc. to follow.

28th MayDrive out Saturday meeting at Breakfast Club, Deanland Wood Park, Golden Cross, Near Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3RN. If you wish to join the breakfast you will need to let us know and arrive at 9:00 however if you wish to join for the drive out we will plan to leave Deanland at 10:30 take a drive out and have lunch. If you would like to plan one of the drives we aim to do this regularly over the summer months.

5th June – Picnic at the Mark and Susie Tidy’s  Please let Gary know if you intend to take part so that estimated numbers can be know in advance. Times Etc. to follow.

5th June – Car show at Middle Farm, Firle. Lewes Rotary Club.

14th June  Club Meeting – 7.30pm  Election Night – The Forge, Halland, Near Lewes,  East Sussex, BN8 6PW  Tel: 01825 840456  If you would like to put your self forward as area Rep or as assistant area rep please let Gary know in advance before May 30th. Please note we can have more than 1 assistant rep to share the load.

18th / 19th June – Brooklands Double 12 event. See link below for details of this event,


18th June – Hurtwood Park Polo Club  Horsham Lane, Ewhurst Green, Surrey, GU6 7SW  Rock ‘n’ Horsepower – Classic car display and music concert, see link below for details and booking form,  This event has been recommended by one of our members, Steve Elliott. The entry cost of this event is shown as Classic Car: £40 per car (2 people)

25th JuneDrive out Saturday meeting at Breakfast Club  Details as above

3rd July – AMOC event at Burghley House  Address:
Burghley House

This event has an arrival time of 09.30am, so an early start for those driving up on the day. For event details see AM News or the link below, looks like a fun Aston Day. Let me know if you are planning to attend.

12th July Club Meeting – 7.30pm  Five Bells, Chailey Green, Lewes, BN8 4DU. Tel: 01825722259

16th July Michelham Priory car show TBC

17th July – Rowfant House, Classic Car Show

30th JulyDrive out Saturday meeting at Breakfast Club  Details as above

31st July – SAD CASE car show, Storrington.  Web site link

9th August Club Meeting – 7.30pm  Sussex Ox, Milton Street, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 5RL. Tel: 01323 870840

14th August – Rye car show TBC

27/28/29 August – Festival of Transport, Hellingly  Broad Farm, Hellingly, East Sussex, BN27 4DS

Web site link

29th August – Bexhill 100, Polegate recreation ground, Bexhill on Sea.

13th September Club Meeting – 7.30pm  Black Rabbit, Mill Road, Arundel West Sussex, BN18 9PB. Tel: 10903 882828 

24th SeptemberDrive out Saturday meeting at Breakfast Club  Details as above

2nd October – Horsham Car and Market event  Details to be confirmed

11th October Club Meeting – 7.30pm TBC

6th November – London to Brighton, Veteran Car run  Meet at the Jack & Jill Public house around 10.30 to view and support the cars and their drivers, need to book a table for lunch if required.  Address: Brighton Road, Clayton, West Sussex BN6 9PD

Phone:01273 843595

8th November Club Meeting – 7.30pm TBC

19th November – Curling at Dundale Farm, Dundale Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 9AQ. Tel:01892 826004  £20.00 per head We have the whole complex booked, we require a Min of 24 players / Max of 30, Ideal is 24, So Book early with payment to the club account.  Arrive from 09.30 for coffee, H&S briefing and instruction in curling starts promptly at 10.00am and we are on the rink until 12.00, midday. If you would like to attend lunch following the event ending at 12, please let me know, so we can book lunch at a local pub. It is suggested that you wear loose warm clothing and bring gloves. This is great fun, see our web site for our previous visit here, So book ASAP with Gary to confirm your place. We look forward to seeing you!

10th December – Christmas Party. Horsted Place, Little Horsted.

This is now confirmed, details will be sent separately to this news letter. Briefly, exclusive use from 2pm on the Saturday until 11am on the Sunday, activities during the afternoon, evening black tie dinner, dancing / entertainment at a cost of only £89.00 per head, (supplement of £3.00 for the beef menu choice) Unfortunately there is an increase in cost this year from the hotel along with the fact the AMOC area budget has not yet been confirmed. If this cost can be reduced you will be notified and refunds will be made. Please make payment ASAP so as to confirm your place and assist with the deposits that are required.


You will see above our current plan for events and functions for 2016, I hope there is plenty here that is of interest and that you will be able to support Area 16 in a number of events. Please save dates in your diaries, book your places and pay for the events that require booking. Any payments must be made to our club account or by sending a cheque to myself, see details below:-


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