BB News May - June 2012

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We're in early summer and the weather has certainly been keeping us on our toes! I hope you have not all been blown or washed away. Here on the West Coast of Cumbria I've been very lucky with many bright, warm and sunny days – long may it continue!

BrmmBrmm Club Trophy 2012
In the last edition of BB news I announced a new initiative to encourage more club involvement with BrmmBrmm and BB News - I'd much rather share news and promote the activities of our club members than report general classic news. We have had only a limited response to our new game though. Have I made it too hard? Anyway, to give you a little more time, we will run the first challenge for another couple of months and see how it goes – here is a reminder: For your chance to win this trophy, all you need to do is play the BrmmBrmm version of “I-spy” – it’s that simple! With each edition of the newsletter I will select 3 Classic Cars and all you need to do is to spot them 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 the afore mentioned 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.

The cars to spot over the next 2 months are:
  • Triumph TR3/TR3A
  • Ford Model T
  • Austin Allegro

Tamar Valley MG Owners Club 30 years old this year
This picture, submitted by the Tamar Valley MG Owners Club is of some of their members taken on March 25th outside the mine at Carnglaze Caverns at St Neots in Cornwall, after their Club Sunday Lunch. The Club is 30 years old this year and this is the branch of the MG Owners Club for the Plymouth area, covering South Devon and South East Cornwall. They meet on the first Wednesday of the month at The Moorland Garden Hotel in Yelverton, PL20 6DA at 8pm.
So if you live in Plymouth or the surrounding area, why not go along and make some new friends. All MG enthusiasts are welcome, with or without an MG! For more info contact: Keith Halsey & Sally Alexander (Club Secretary) e-mail:-

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 5th May - Donington Historic Festival. Donington, Derbyshire - Watch classics on the track, wander round the paddocks. Off-track displays include Group B rally cars, historic karts, autojumble, memorabilia stalls, cafes, bars, food outlets and extensive club displays of classic cars.
Tel: 01379 678 787 or email: for more information

Saturday 5th May to 7th May - Llandudno Transport Festival – largest transport festival in Wales, held in conjunction with the Victorian Extravaganza. Costume, vintage fairground and a host of attractions combine in a unique annual celebration of transport and entertainment heritage
Contact Sandra Ricketts on 01492 545053 or see: or email

Monday 7th May - Nottingham Classic Show - Thoresby Park nr Ollerton, Nottinghamshire. Categories for Pre-1950 vehicles, 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s saloons, Sports & Convertibles, American, Military, Kit and Custom and Commercial vehicle, plus similar categories for motorcycles. Also a range of autojumble and trade stands.
Contact: Andrew Greenwood -01484 667776 mobile: 07831281284 View on or email

Saturday 12th May - Land Rover Spring Show - Driffield showground, Driffield, Yorkshire - A feast of Land Rovers, from the earliest to current models. Trade stands, an autojumble, arena action and, naturally, the off-road course down the road at the military training area.
Contact Abbie ford on 01775 768661 or Email:

Saturday 12th May – Sunday 13th May - Marches Transport Festival at Ludlow Castle, Shropshire - Cars Pre 1980, Pre War, Post War, Modern Classics, Special Interest. Also the Ludlow Spring Festival comprising of 140 Real ales, over 60 local food and drink producers, talks and demonstrations, children's activities, food trails and much more.
Contact Beth Heath on 01584 873957 or 07899 792369, View the website on or email

Sunday 13th May - Crich Morris Minor day – Crich 8 miles from junction 28 of the M1 in Derbyshire - A celebration of this British classic with clubs stands, street parades and lots more.
Contact Karl Clements on : 07966697329 or email :

Saturday 19th May - Beaulieu Spring Autojumble – National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Hampshire - two-day line-up includes motoring parts, automobilia, accessories, literature, tools and clothing. Professional demonstrations of techniques useful for restoring and repairing classics.
Contact: Chrissy Winchcombe on 01590 614614 or email

Sunday 20th May - Classic Rally and Autojumble – Old Warden park, Biggleswade Beds – lots of jumble and trade stalls, indoor trade space Club camping available with bar and entertainment. View: Call 01527 863770 or email

Friday 25th May – 27th May - Enfield Pageant of Motoring - Playing Fields, Great Cambridge Road, Enfield, Middlesex - Classic Vehicle Show and Autojumble with special mini 50 celebration. Vintage and classic cars, motorcycles and steam engines, funfair and wall of death.
Call 020 8367 1898 for more information or email


Saturday 2nd June - Triumph TR7 & TR8 Weekend, at Tatton Park, Cheshire - 2,500 Classic entered with 90 clubs 600+ private enties and 250 trade & Autojumble stands
Contact Stuart Holmes on 01565 723863 or 07915 221737 or see or email

Sunday 3rd June - Norfolk Mini Day - Fakenham Racecourse, Norfolk. A great family day out with concourse competitions, raffle, inter-club "Mini-lympics", traders, craft stalls, kids entertainment and autojumble. To mark 21 years of the club we're inviting owners of other classic vehicles to bring them along, either individually or as part of a club. There’ll be a prize for the best classic on the day as voted for by everyone who attends Mini Day.
Full details can be found at

Sunday 3rd June - Goodwood Breakfasts-Rule Britannia! At Goodwood in Sussex - British vehicles of all ages, celebrate HRH The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a Pit Lane street party, and best dressed car and visitor prizes
For more information please contact: Mione Thorpe on 01243 755055, email or see the website at

Monday 4th June - Tingewick Diamond Jubilee Car Show, Fete & Beer Festival – Tingewick Recreation Ground, Water Startford Road, Buckinghamshire - Classic car show for all classic/vintage cars/bikes/buses/tractors
Contact Kate Lowe on 01280 847077 or 0753 9217171 for more information or email at

Friday 8th June - 10th June - Heritage Bristol Volksfest - Washingpool Farm, Easter Compton, Bristol, Somerset – A Volkswagen show for all incarnations of VW and their friends and family. However, everyone is welcome.
Contact on 0117 9540045, view at or email at

Saturday 9th June - Dunstable Classic Motor Rally – A wide variety of cars in the different categories. Category A - Pre War, Cat B '45-'68, Cat C '69- present day.
Contact Mick O'Sullivan on 01582 890 270 or email

Saturday 9th June - Vintage Vehicle Rally in the Highlands of Scotland – an informal event, with a prize for the vehicle judged best on the day. Owners are asked to turn up on the day at 11am.
Please contact 01997 423 266 or 07736 463 762.

Sunday 17th June - Fathers Classic Day Out – Woburn Abbey, Woburn, Beds – Classic, performance cars and motorcycles invited with trade stands and family entertainment - call 01527 863770 or email

Sunday 17th June - Knebworth Fathers day at Knebworth Park nr Stevenage A1M Junction 7 – Over 300 classic cars on site on the day, with an arena, commentator plus an all day concours, plenty of trade and autojumble stands.
For more information contact: Andrew Greenwood on 01484 667776 / 07831281284 or email

Saturday 23rd June - Astle Park 1000 engine rally – Astle Park Chelford on A535, Cheshire - One of the countries biggest and best steam fairs also with classic cars. Nostalgic atmosphere combining magnificent traction engines and classic cars
Contact Mr Statton on :- 01260 281378 or view the website at or email

Friday 29th June – 1st July - GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED – Goodwood House nr Chichester, Sussex - With 150,000 visitors attending the event, the Festival attracts unique cars and legendary drivers from all over the world. Indeed, it is the only event that most of the current Formula One teams attend outside of a Grand Prix, and it is confirmed that Lewis Hamilton will attend.
Contact Mione Thorpe via e-mail or Phone 01243 755055

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