BB News July - August 2012

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Apologies for the slight delay in getting this edition of the BB News to you, I have been having one or 2 technical issues here at BB Base Camp! As I write this I am daring to wonder if finally, at last we are to get a wee taste of summer as the sun has made an appearance again making everything grow even faster in the garden, especially the weeds! I hope you have all managed to avoid the rain and escape onto the open road for some road trips and quality time with your Classics. Don’t forget to write in at tell me about any adventures you have and pics too of course!

Gosforth Village Jubilee Parade
Here is a picture that was taken in our local Jubilee Parade, where, for a small village there was a great selection of locally owned Classics including a 1957 Bond, and a Ford Model Y. Built in 1973 this is an 1800cc MGB Roadster, bought by its current owner in 1980 when it was just 7 years old and in “Original Condition“ (i.e. a bit rough around the edges!!) It was restored by Rob in the mid 80’s and used as his only car until 2001 when it was again restored by a local garage. It is now is used in “Summertime Only” and is regularly on display in shows and events throughout Cumbria.

BrmmBrmm “I-Spy”
This is a TR3A, as I am sure you can tell, one of the cars we are looking for in our new game of "I-spy". I am sorry if you have already spotted all three of the cars we are looking for, but you haven’t let us have your stories or pictures of where and who spotted them! So, as a reminder and a hint I thought I would add a picture of one of them.

All you need to do is to spot the 3 cars mentioned in BB News and take a picture (preferably with you alongside it) and send it to me at or, submit it to your club gallery for consideration for the Photo of the Week.
For each picture sent in, 1 point will be awarded, although I do need to restrict it to 1 photo per car per club I’m afraid. I will keep a tally of the points awarded to each club and will select a photo to include on each edition of BB News. At the end of the year we will send a highly sought after BrmmBrmm trophy along with a certificate to the winning club in time for Christmas, and will also include a special feature of the club in the New Year News.

Here is a reminder of the cars to spot over the next 2 months:
  • Triumph TR3/TR3A
  • Ford Model T
  • Austin Allegro

Forthcoming Events

Here are a few of the events taking place across the country over the next couple of months that I thought sounded interesting:


Saturday 14th July 2012 - Sunday 15th July – Oulton Park Classic Car Event, Taporley, Cheshire - an exciting opportunity for classic car owners to take part in track cavalcades, watch the racing and visit the paddocks.
For more information: Tel 01565 723863 or see:

Friday 20th July – Weeting Steam Engine Rally & Country Show, Suffolk - Static displays of vintage cars, motorbikes, bicycles and military vehicles, plus vintage bicycles ridden in period dress
Tel: 01842 810317 or email: Website:

Saturday 21st July - Chiltern Open Air Museum Classic Vehicle Show, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire - Pre 1940s, all makes, models, of transport, private, agricultural, industrial and service vehicles.
Contact Sara Wright for more details Tel: 01494 875542 or email:

Sunday 22nd July - Grampian Museum Vintage gathering at Aberdeen - One of Scotland’s best car shows with vintage, classic, modern classics, steam cars, sports cars and supercars, numerous club stands along with traders and car dealers.
Contact Ann Garland for further details. Tel: 019755 64517 Website:

Sunday 22nd July - Beaumanor Hall Classic Show, nr Loughborough, Leicestershire - over 650 vehicles displayed in the lovely grounds of Beaumanor Hall. Classics, auto jumble and trade stands, children’s inflatables/quads plus free admission into the Hall where there will be stalls of crafts and collectibles.
Contact Geoff and Linda Price for more information Tel 01922-643385 Website:

Sunday 22nd July - Amberley Classic car summer picnic - Cars of the 50s 60s and 70s with period. An opportunity to see a very stylish gathering of late-classic cars dating from as early as 1955 - a must-see for all classic car enthusiasts.
Contact Mrs Lyn Whitcomb for further information: Tel: 01798 831370 or see:

Saturday 28th July - Tortworth Vintage Transport Show, Wotton-under-Edge, nr Bristol - Vintage and Classic Cars, Motorbikes, Commercial & Military Vehicles, Trade Stalls & Refreshments.
Contact Keith Shakespeare for more details. Tel 01527 575003; Email:

Saturday 28th July - Cumbria Steam Gathering, Cark Airfield, Flookburgh, - a colourful summer event with classic exhibits and displays, including a whole host of entertainment and vintage transport favourites as diverse as tractors, majestic steam engines, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, cars and cycles.
All enquires contact Tim Holt 015242 71584


Wednesday 1st August - Classics on the Common, Croxley Green, Hertfordshire – Wide range of interesting Vehicles such as Classic, Custom, Kit, Vintage Race, Super Cars as well as Commercial vehicles and motor bikes.
Contact Kevin France for more details, Tel: 01923 673991 or email Website:

Friday 3rd August - Gloucestershire Steam & Vintage Extravaganza, South Cerney Airfield near Cirencester - Vintage Transport of every description, Working Displays, Rare Breeds, Aircraft, Trade Stands and Traditional steam driven Fun Fair. The event combines a huge Steam & Vintage Transport Show, Country Show & Aircraft display.
Contact Ben and Hazel Smith for more information 01453 751391 or see

Saturday 4th August - Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend - This popular family event attracts hundreds of vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, motor scooters, commercial, military and American vehicles as well as kit cars.
For further information see web site: or contact Dave Bell on 01422 842597

Sunday 5th August - Goodwood Breakfasts-Thoroughbred Sunday - Celebrating the golden era of Goodwood Motor Circuit with pre-1966 classics, with a special emphasis on cars that celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2012, including the Ferrari 250 GTO, AC Cobra, Lotus Elan, MGB, Triumph Spitfire, Rover 2000, etc.
Contact Mione Thorpe, via e-mail or Phone 01243 755055 or view their website:

Sunday 5th August - Duxford Spitfires, Merlins, and Motors, Cambridgeshire - Duxfords annual classic car show brings together for this new event, a partnership of the iconic Spitfire with stunning classic cars, represented by car clubs such as the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club.
Contact Jessica Jeske for more details: Tel: 01223 835000, or view their website:

Friday 10th – Saturday 11th August - Stag Owners Club National weekend, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire - The TR Register and Stag Owners Club bringing Triumphs together at an international event. Triumph Stags plus other Triumphs as well as all classics.
Tel: 01379 677735 or Email: for more information or see:

Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th August - Summer Classics Bristol - A vast array of Classic, Vintage and Retro Cars, Scooters and Bikes displayed in dedicated areas for British, European and American vehicles, with an off road track for Land Rovers and 4x4s. Great entertainment, kids play area, Village Green with local crafts, traditional fresh foods, bar, trade stands, auto jumble and displays.
Tel: 01179540045 or Mobile: 07930 015817 for more details or see:

Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th August – Astle Park Traction Engine Rally, Chelford, Cheshire - A magnificent display of traction engines, steam powered organs, and classic cars. The Saturday traditionally hosts a visit by the Rolls - Royce Enthusiasts Club displaying Rolls - Royce and Bentleys. Also autos jumble and stalls.
For more information Tel 01751 473780 or email Website:

Sunday 12th August - Woburn Festival of Transport - Over 500 vintage vehicles of many types will meet in Woburn Deer Park for the Festival of Transport.
Contact The Rally Organiser for more details: Tel: 01525 290333 or email Website:

Sunday 12th August - Wisbech & District Vehicle Club Road Run - All road legal vehicles over 25 years old including cars, commercials, military vehicles and motorbikes. The Road Run commences at the Somers Road Car Park in Wisbech at 9.30am and consists of an eighty-mile route around Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire with a static display at Perkins Engines in Peterborough and culminating in a show at the Somers Road Car Park, Wisbech.
Tel. 07946810391 email or view their website: for more details

Wednesday 15th August - Mighty Dub Fest Northumberland - Vast array of VW cars and campers on show. Full weekend of entertainment. Music, Auto-jumble, Trade stands and Workshops,
Contact Bruce Emmett for more details: Tel: 01325 339107 or email

Friday 17th – Thursday 23rd August - Caledonian MGCC 5 day Southern highlands Tour -
Enjoy a holiday atmosphere by choosing to complete the entire event or, join one of the daily start points. This year’s Tour takes you to the Southern Highlands of Scotland, based for two nights in Pitlochry, then on to The Mull of Kintyre for the West Coast seascapes with views of the Isle of Arran and Northern Ireland.
Contact Robert Gammage on 01235 555552 for more information or email Here’s their website:

Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th August – Tatton Vintage and Classic Show, Tatton Park nr Knutsford, Cheshire - 25th year for the North West’s biggest event! Up to 80 club displays, 2000+ classic exhibitors, giant auto jumble, large car mart area, over 2000 cars each day.
Contact Stuart Holmes on 01565 723863 or 07915 221737. Website:

Saturday 25th – Monday 27th August - Rudgwick Steam and Country Show (Sussex/Surrey) - The 26th Rudgwick steam and country show with Craft marque, auto jumble and music. Vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, trucks & steam engines. Celebrating 50 years of the Triumph Bonneville.
See website for details:

Sunday 26th – Monday 27th August - Blenheim classic Show, Woodstock, Oxfordshire - The Oxfordshire Classic Car Show is a gathering of Clubs and Private Enthusiasts as well as Trade Stands and Auto jumble Stands.
Contact Andrew Greenwood for full details Tel:-01484 667776 or email Website:

Sunday 26th August - Knebworth Classic Motor Show - The22nd Knebworth Classic Motor Show - All classes of classic vehicles including military and commercial, bikes, cars, and public service vehicles.
Contact Stephen Smith for full details Tel: 01527 863770 Mob: 07831 276021 email: or see their website:

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