AMOC Area 16 January News Letter & Diary Of Events 2016


An Image taken by Jessica Hearne-Brown at  Horsted Place Dec 2015

Hello and welcome to 2016

I would like to wish all AMOC area 16 members and AMOC associates a very happy, healthy and safe new year.

So here we go, for another year of Astons, meeting new and old friends enjoying the brand of POWER. BEAUTY and SOUL. Below is our current plan for events and functions 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:-

Bank Transfer Details-


Sort Code:-  40-20-09    Acc No:-    01670727    Ref:-  Surname & Event

By Cheque:-   Please make cheque’s payable to:

Sussex Area 16    Send To:    Mr G Wigzell, 2 Rowan Walk, Crawley Down, West Sussex, RH10 4JP

Please read through and book early in order to help and assist the planning team. It’s you, the members, that make Area 16 so successful, without you, it would not be the club it is, thank you for your support.


Proposed Area 16 AMOC 2016 Events


12th January Club Meeting – 7.30pm – The Wheel Inn, Heathfield Road, Etchingham, East Sussex TN19 7LA Tel: 01435 882299

(15th January – Farnham Castle – Area 1 Xmas do)


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 – Netherfield Arms, Netherfield Road, Battle, East Sussex Tn33 9QD Tel: 01424 838282


10th April – Simply Aston Martin Event – At Beaulieu Motor Museum.  Participants   Adult £10.00 • Child £5.00  These prices are only valid if arriving in an Aston Martin and taking part in the event. Vehicle entry from 9.30am. If you would like to go as a club, please let Gary know ASAP so I can arrange numbers with Beaulieu.

This event includes admission to all the Beaulieu attractions – including The National Motor Museum. Please book your tickets on line. I have Estimated 12 to 18 cars to attend, I suggest we meet in Mill Road, Arundel, (road beside the castle), at 7.30 am and go in convoy from there. Please let me know Names and Car so I can gauge attendance. Those who intend to meet us there, or plan to make a weekend end of the event then please let me know.  Link for booking tickets 01590 612345 or internet link.

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.

24th April – Area 7 St Georges day, Westerham, Kent. This is generally a well-attended event by Area 7 and they always welcome us to join them. We meet at the George & Dragon Pub in the main high street of Westerham, generally from around 11.30 onwards, with music and entertainment provided.

30th April/ 1st May – Magnificent Motors, Eastbourne. – link to web site

I have the application form for this event held on the front at Eastbourne, We had a few members turn up last year, This is always a well attended show of a vast variety of cars and a great day out, If you would like to join us please let me know your Name, Car type, Reg No and day of attendance, Sat April 30th or Sunday May 1st. ASAP so I have an idea of numbers, This is a FREE event.


7th May – Cricket Bat Maker Tour & Lunch – 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. 25 Astons would be nice. The cost of this will follow shortly.

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.

20/21/22 May – Area 16 European Tour – We are looking at changing the date of this weekend away, TBC shortly, as this planned date clashes with AMOC Spring International Dinner and Concours Event. AMOC Event:- Spring International Dinner & Concours, Cambridge, Kent

28th May – Drive 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 – TBC

25th June – Drive out Saturday meeting at Breakfast Club – Details as above


3rd July – AMOC event at Burleigh House – See AM News

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 July – Drive 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

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27/28 August – Shoreham Air Show?  Need to confirm if this is on??

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 September – Drive 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 – Peter and Jean’ Suggestion ???


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 – The Brickwall Hotel, The Green, Sedlescombe, Battle, TN33 0QA. Tel: 01424 870253

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. TBC


Polo Shirt Area 16 Navya Web Polo Shirt Logo Web

Jan has organised some Area 16 Polo Shirts for our area 16 members and families, We have a small stock of Navy shirts with our logo embroidered on them, sizes available are S, M, L, XL these are of good quality and are ONLY £20 Each, if these are popular, we will expand on the colour range.  Please contact Jan Dunk to get one of these limited Polo Shirts.

For pictures and news of our events take a look at the website.

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