Upcoming Club Events

Local events are the heart and soul of the Club and there are simply too many going on across the country to list them all here! To view all of the upcoming events in your local area, click on the Areas link above and choose your local area.


 

 

South Central: Hampshire Meet

18 January 2017 19:30 at Sheperd and Flock Farnham GU9 9JB

Third  Wednesday   every month ~      Jan 18th Feb 15th Mar 15th  Apr 19th, May 17th.  7.30pm onwards ~ The Shepherd & Flock, Farnham, GU9 9JB    
Good Food available  ~  No advance booking needed  !!! Parking on site.     All welcome 




South Wales: Monthly Sunday run

22 January 2017 11:00 at Sainsbury's Quay Parade. Swansea

This month’s run is organised by Andy and Jen. The run will take place on the 22nd January and will be a leisurely drive around the Gower. Everyone to meet at Sainsburys car park, Quay Parade, Swansea SA1 8JA at 10.30am for a 11.0am start (Please Note the Start time is 30 mins later than normal). A coffee stop is arranged at the Oxwich Bay Hotel with a carvery lunch booked for 2.00pm at the Manor Park Country House, Clydach SA65NR. Lunch - Main course £8.95. Starter or Dessert £2.50 each. Andy and Jen require confirmation of numbers for lunch by Wednesday 18th January at the latest. Contact details are: Tel 01792 845765 or email: jendavies12@hotmail.com




Kent: Brookers Oast Pub Meet

22 January 2017 12:00 at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Maidstone Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6PY

Hi Folks Looking forward to seeing you all again on Sunday for another fun and enjoyable lunch and of course the usual get together in the car park with the bonnets up and help and advice from fellow members. It is usually on the 4th Sunday every month 12 noon lunchtime, however some dates change in the season due to other events, please keep an eye for updates. We have our own reserved area in the pub so no need to book just turn up and enjoy, they have a selection menu and also a sunday carvery to choose from. We look forward to seeing you. Members and potential members are welcome. If anyone wishes to do a run before or later in the afternoon following the meet please come forward all suggestions always welcome.
Brookers Oast
The Hop Farm
Paddock Wood
Maidstone Road
Beltring
Tonbridge
Kent TN12 6PY
http://www.brewersfayre.co.uk/brewersfayre/our-pubs/maidstone/brookers-oast.html  

 

Look forward to seeing you all for another busy year ahead

Thanks Sarah and Martyn xxx Area Coordinators - Kent Area Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk tel 07973 679636 No calls just Text thank you




Lincolnshire: Club night

25 January 2017 20:00 at Upton, Gainsborough

25 January Club night
Last Wednesday of the month.

8pm. Rose and Crown, Upton, Gainsborough
DN21 5NQ   Come along. Food available




South Central: Classic Car Meet

29 January 2017 08:00 at White Lion Antiques A30 London Road Hartley Wintney RG27 8AE

Also on the  Last Sunday of the month ~ Hampshire meets ~  8am till 12.00.  Jan 29th Feb 26th March 26th, Apr 30th, May 28th,    Classic Car meets at  White Lion Antiques, A30 London Road, Hartford Bridge, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire. RG27 8AE   An option is to take a run from here to our Sussex lunchtime venue for a drink & all MX5chatter, where good food is available to order till 3.00 ~    No need to book  All welcome!  




Cornwall: January Jaunt

29 January 2017 10:30 at Cornish Gateway, Victoria Junction on the A30

January Jaunt

 
Sunday 29th January 2017
 
Meet at the Cornish Gateway Victoria.
 
10:30 - Leave at 11:00
 
Lunch will be at approximately 13:30.
 
Anthony Gordon-Porter.
 
(Details & Menu by Club email - shortly)




South Central: Sussex Lunch Meet

29 January 2017 13:30 at The Foresters Kirdford RH14 0NO

Sussex  Last Sunday  every month ~ from 1.30 ~   Jan 29th Feb 26th March 26th, Apr 30th, May 28th,   The Foresters Arms,  Kirdford, West Sussex  RH14 0NO    
Take a run down & meet us for a drink & “all MX-5 chatter” .    Good food is available to order till 3.00 ~       No need to book  All welcome!




Peaks and Pennines: Monthly Social Meeting

02 February 2017 20:15 at The Rockingham Arms, Wentworth, S62 7TL

Our Social evenings are at The Rockingham Arms, 8 Main St, Wentworth, S62 7TL  Off road parking, good quality food, hand pulled beers, private room. 
The meetings alternate between the first Wednesday or first Thursday of every month this is to accommodate members who have other commitments. 
We have exclusive use of the large restaurant which is down the few steps to the left of the main bar. 
Many people arrive around 6:30 and sample the excellent bar food before the meeting starts. 
Our meetings are open to members and prospective members, you do not need to tell us you are coming or book, just turn up, you will be made very welcome. 
Whilst we would like to see your car, there is no need to come to the social meetings in a MX5 
See the Peaks and Pennines web site and Forum for up-to-date details. http://pp.mx5oc.co.uk/index.htm     http://pp.mx5oc.co.uk/index.htm   
If you are new to the Peaks and Pennines area or have been a member for some time and never got around to coming to a meeting, come along and join us at this new venue




Peaks and Pennines: February Sunday Run

05 February 2017 10:00 at Birdwell > Derwent Dam > Sheffield

Before the end of our February Run we will have seen Fire Engines, Police Cars and members could finish up in the back of Ambulance (NO, a certain infamous member has  not got his Black Mk1 back on the road!) the Sunday Run will be finishing at The National Emergency Services Museum in West Bar, Sheffield.S3 8PT The run is starting at 9:30 for 10:00 at a new venue, The Dearne Valley Farm at Birdwell S70 5SZ, they serve a Traditional or Vegetarian Breakfast at £3.95 or a full Farmhouse breakfast at £5.95 along with tea and coffee. Lesley and I called in there very briefly on Sunday dinnertime when the restaurant was very busy, the manager made us very welcome even though he was extremely busy and clearly harassed.    Let’s give it a try as a starting point and see how it goes. Our route will take us briefly on the A616 to Deepcar from where we follow side roads recently resurfaced for the Tour de France to Moscar passing close to the Strines Reservoir. From there we drive alongside the Ladybower Reservoir for several miles to our first break location. We then head to Bretton, where hopefully we should get some panoramic views, and then on to Hathersage, Ringinglow and Sheffield City Centre, where I have arranged to park on a friend’s car park, if other cars are trespassing on his private car park we can use the council park across the road which is available at £1.00 for the afternoon. The National Emergency Services Museum is a tardis, it contains many interesting vehicles and other exhibits, along with several enthralling video presentations. Many of the vehicles are open for members to get into. Rides around the locality on a vintage fire engine are available for a small donation. Sorry for safety reasons you will not be able to slide on the firemans pole! Sunday is the last day for The RNLI’s Hope in the Great War exhibition commemorating the centenary of the First World War at the museum. I intend to book a restaurant for Sunday Lunch at about 3:15 (cost £6.00 with first accompanying drink £1.00) at a place with good parking just outside the City Centre, but Lesley and I will be trying the restaurant out before confirming its location. The run is approx 50 miles long, there will be a P & T stop after about 1 hour into the run. Entry to the Museum is £5.00 each for groups. If the weather is not kind, the route can be shortened at various points, (or we could just stay in the pub and go directly to the museum when it opens!!) We hope you will be able to join us Burton and Lesley




Cornwall: Mid-Cornwall Meet

07 February 2017 18:15 at London Inn, Summercourt

Mid-Cornwall Meet - Tuesday 7th February (Week Early due to Valentine’s Day)
 
London Inn
 
School Road, Summercourt
Newquay
Cornwall
TR8 5EA
 

( Come off the A30 at the Summercourt signs and the Pub is in the centre of the Village by the Traffic Lights. Plenty of parking at the back, caution as it's both unlit and slightly uneven in places!)
 
Those wishing to eat should aim to arrive 18:15 - 18:30
The Social side of things will then follow. If Possible so as to be able to give the Landlords a guide, RSVP on both meets to me please.

Looking forward to seeing you all there
 
Pauline & Steve Switzer
 
 
M: 07867556869
 
E-mail -  steve.switzer@mx5oc.co.uk
 
Cornish Fives Area Coordinators




Tyne Tees: Central Social Night

08 February 2017 19:30 at The Stables. West Herrington, DH4 4ND

come along for a drink and a chat - new members welcome 




Cornwall: Valentines weekend 2017

10 February 2017 15:00 at Kingswood and Devoran Hotel, Sidmouth

Kingswood and Devoran Hotel, Sidmouth website - http://hotels-sidmouth.co.uk/hotels-booking/the-kingswood-devoran/   Friday 10th February for two nights or longer.    

Seaview Twin / Double £133 per room per night dinner, bed and breakfast
Rear Twin / Double £113 per room per night dinner, bed and breakfast
Rear Single £57 per room per night dinner, bed and breakfast
 
Please book your rooms with the hotel direct telephone number 08000481731, mention the Mazda MX-5 owners club and advise us so we can keep check on numbers.
 
stephenwestley@hotmail.com
 
There will be some form of entertainment on the Saturday after Dinner, a quiz or something similar.
 
Those who have stayed here before will know what to expect - clean accommodation, good food, friendly staff, private car park, seafront location. Take a look at the website for further information.
 
Possible run on the Saturday after breakfast but as weather is so unpredictable will decide this later.
 
Looking forward to another enjoyable weekend.
 
Steve and Beverley




Kent: Valentines Run Chartwell to Hever Castle

12 February 2017 10:30 at Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent TN16 1PS

Hi Folks New for 2017  Valentines run from Chartwell to Hever Castle  Starting Point: We will start as normal from Chartwell National Trust Car Park (Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1PS from 11am this is a pay and display car park or free if you are a National Trust member displaying your badge,   There is a coffee / restaurant where we normally have a cofffee and natter and toilet breaks before we start our short run to Hever Castle. instructions will be handed out on the day. Please can you post your interest on the forum /FB page or send me a TEXT message or email to my normal number or email address the details are in back of STHT or newsletter - please do not ring as my phone is switched off in the daytime while I am at work in my full time job, so please TEXT me thank you. You will be able to either bring yourself a picnic or eat in the Castle Retaurant the finishing point of our run address below for information This was the home of Anne Boleyn. Hever Castle Hever Road Edenbridge Kent TN8 7NG please note if you wish to go into the Castle and Gardens  Adults castle and garden £16.90 Adult Gardens only £ 14.20 senior (60+) castle and garden £14.70 Senior Gardens only £12.70 Please note you can buy tickets online in advance at reduced pricing if you wish. Winter Events at the castle - Living with Birds from 11th - 19th February in conjunction with the RSPB which may interest those that like celebrating our British garden birds. Snowdrop Walk they should be out in splendour so enjoy a walk through the gardens. I look forward to seeing you all with your cars all ready for a new season of fun. Thanks Sarah and Martyn Kent - Area Coordinators  Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk Mob: 07973 679636 (Text Only)




Lincolnshire: Sunday lunch

12 February 2017 12:30 at Upton, Gainsborough

 12 February - Sunday lunch Rose and Crown, Upton 12.30pm Contact Greg & Carolynne to book lincsmx5@gmail.com  

 




South East: East Sussex - M25 Charity run

18 February 2017 20:30 at Thurrock Services

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Kent: Charity midnight run around M25

18 February 2017 20:30 at Thurrock Services and South Mimms Services M25

John Wheeler who is now in the Solent Area is trying to get as many MX5s involved in this event. This is a midnight drive around the M25 with our "Hoods Down" no matter what the weather! on the 18th February 2017 and once more Lee Pudney has invited the MX5s to join the MGs in raising more funds for "Homes4Heroes".  John is arranging 2xdoor plaques, a fridge magnet and sponsorship forms.  Please make an initial donation of £5.00 to cover postage and the make to FRL 2017 just giving site.   Meet up points again will be "Thurrock Services" leaving at 20:30 and the "South Mimms Services" where all cars should leave at approximately 22:30.  The link to the Just Giving Site is https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/FRL2017   Many, Many Thanks to the Following 'Hardy MX5'ers' who are going to brave the Midnight Air and have helped raise over £380! out of a total of £580 so far! John W & Patricia K Mal R & Terry O AC’s for Solent Jon & Belinda K AC’s for East Sussex Sarah J AC for Kent Jane H Tom & Karen A Sam B Gerry H Graham & Jeanette W Dave V Alan W Pete & Shirley L Tim H Paul M Marcel K (Netherlands) Jerry F Chrystianne H Ted G Grant Alastair & Judith S Len B Martin & Judy D  Charlie & Don Jane H Steve H




Kent: Brookers Oast Pub Meet

26 February 2017 12:00 at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Maidstone Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6PY

Hi Folks Looking forward to seeing you all again on Sunday for another fun and enjoyable lunch and of course the usual get together in the car park with the bonnets up and help and advice from fellow members. It is usually on the 4th Sunday every month 12 noon lunchtime, however some dates change in the season due to other events, please keep an eye for updates. We have our own reserved area in the pub so no need to book just turn up and enjoy, they have a selection menu and also a sunday carvery to choose from. We look forward to seeing you. Members and potential members are welcome. If anyone wishes to do a run before or later in the afternoon following the meet please come forward all suggestions always welcome.
Brookers Oast
The Hop Farm
Paddock Wood
Maidstone Road
Beltring
Tonbridge
Kent TN12 6PY
http://www.brewersfayre.co.uk/brewersfayre/our-pubs/maidstone/brookers-oast.html  
Look forward to seeing you all for another busy year ahead
Thanks Sarah and Martyn xxx Area Coordinators - Kent Area Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk tel 07973 679636 No calls just Text thank you




Peaks and Pennines: Monthly Social Meeting

01 March 2017 20:15 at The Rockingham Arms, Wentworth, S62 7TL

Our Social evenings are at The Rockingham Arms, 8 Main St, Wentworth, S62 7TL  Off road parking, good quality food, hand pulled beers, private room. 
The meetings alternate between the first Wednesday or first Thursday of every month this is to accommodate members who have other commitments. 
We have exclusive use of the large restaurant which is down the few steps to the left of the main bar. 
Many people arrive around 6:30 and sample the excellent bar food before the meeting starts. 
Our meetings are open to members and prospective members, you do not need to tell us you are coming or book, just turn up, you will be made very welcome. 
Whilst we would like to see your car, there is no need to come to the social meetings in a MX5 
See the Peaks and Pennines web site and Forum for up-to-date details. http://pp.mx5oc.co.uk/index.htm     http://pp.mx5oc.co.uk/index.htm   
If you are new to the Peaks and Pennines area or have been a member for some time and never got around to coming to a meeting, come along and join us at this new venue




Cornwall: Far Eastern Foray

05 March 2017 12:00 at St Kew Highway

Far Eastern Foray   Meet at St. Kew Highway Services on A39 (PL30 3ED) @ 1200hrs for a 1230hrs departure.

The later start time is to allow members from East Cornwall time to arrive without leaving really early.

Lunch scheduled for 1430hrs @ Bay View Inn, Widemouth - surfboard and wetsuit hire available if needed! Eddie & Deb Gray




Tyne Tees: North Social Night,

08 March 2017 19:30 at The Three Horseshoes, Horton, NE24 4HF

come along for a drink and a chat - new members welcome!




Kent: Go Karting - Sittingbourne

12 March 2017 13:00 at Bayford Meadows Kart Circuit, Eurolink Ind Est, Symmonds Drive, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 3RY

Hi Folks As promised I have organised the following Go Karting for you please let me know ASAP if you want to take part space limited

Meet for Lunch at 1pm at the 60 seater American Diner onsite for lunch this then allows time for spectating the professionals and letting food go down before our time slot at 3.30pm for 40 mins.
 
We need a minimum of 8 people maximum 16 people and deadline for payment to sarah is 26th February. 
 
confirmed and booked 12th March 2017  at 3.30pm 
 
Location
Bayford Meadows Kart Circuit
Eurolink Industrial Estate
Symmonds Drive
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 3RY
 
Price normally £65 + VAT (£78) per head but got it for £55 + VAT = £66 per head due to Winter discount
 
This includes  £66 per head to pay by 26th February 
 
Registration and safety briefing followed by a 10 minute Practice and 2 x 15 minute races using the circuits 270 SUPERPRO KARTS – Min. Age 18 years. Gives 40 minutes on track. 
Also award ceremony with trophies.
 

Important Information

Alcohol must not be consumed prior to or during an event. Please respect this requirement for your own safety and that of our staff. Drivers should dress appropriately for the experience. Ideally, wear jeans, a jumper and trainers. Sensible shoes that cover the whole foot must be worn. Sandals/open-toed shoes, ballet pumps or high heels are not allowed. You will be unable to take part if you are not wearing appropriate footwear. 

The Bayford Meadows 60 seater American Diner is on-site and ready to cater for your refreshment needs during your event.

Selling a wide range of cafeteria style food and drinks both hot and cold, as well as having a licensed bar (for after the karting!) our Diner is able to provide an all round service; and operates under a 5 Star Food Hygiene Rating.

Catering Options

There are a range of options available Whatever your choice, you will find the prices reasonable and the food good value for money.

Example Prices:

All Day Breakfast £6.00                                                                                                                                                                       (Two bacon, two sausages, egg, fried slice, beans or tomatoes, bread and butter, tea or coffee) Vegi Burger £2.50 Ham and Cheese Toastie £3.50 Salad: Ham/Cheese/Tuna £2.80 Coffee £1.00 Plus regular weekend specials are available too! A selection of sandwiches, pre-ordered, £3 per person.
Unlimited tea and coffee during your event £2 per person.
Thanks 
 
Sarah And Martyn 
Kent Area Coordinators 
email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk
Mob: 07973 679636 (Text Only)
 




Kent: Dog & Duck Pub Meet

19 March 2017 12:00 at Stourmouth, Plucks Gutter, Kent CT3 1JB

Hi Folks


Come and enjoy a fun afternoon with meal and chit chat and car fetling in the car park at this lovely country pub

The Dog and Duck Public House

Set in orchard Kent countryside and owned by the same family for over 45 years, you are assured of a warm and friendly welcome at the Dog and Duck pub. A range of beers, wines and spirits is available, and there is always a choice of real ales. The bar menu is fairly comprehensive, from salads and ploughman’s lunch, through fish and chips, vegetarian and pasta dishes to 10oz steaks - not forgetting choices for the children – and a tempting pudding menu.
So Duck and Duck at Plucks Gutter will start  12 noon as follows
 Dog and Duck, stoumouth, Plucks Gutter, Kent CT3 1JB
 
12 Noon onwards 
 
 
 
   Please let Sarah Know you are coming along so that the pub can be informed  Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk  mob: 07973 679636 (Text only)  thanks  Sarah & Martyn Area coordinator - Kent Area




Peaks and Pennines: Wales re visited March 2017

25 March 2017 09:00 at Hassop Station - Llangollen

DAITH AR Y FYORDD CYMEU, MAWRTH 25TH 2017
WALES ROAD TRIP, MARCH 25TH 2017

For those who have been before, you will probably know the route better than I do, however for those who haven’t been before, you are in for a treat!

We will be meeting at the “Hassop Station Café” (DE45 1NW) at 9am on Saturday the 25th of March 2017 (I would suggest just a quick drink here, as we will be stopping around 11am for a snack)
9.30am prompt, we leave and make our way over towards Buxton, through Congleton, and on to the M6 for a very short drive of about 6 miles, where we turn off and head towards Bridgemere Garden World (CW57QB) this is the biggest and best garden centre in the country, therefore due to its size and shopping potential, we will allocate two hours here for a snack and a bit of retail therapy. From here we drive on B roads all the way to Llangollen, ending up at the “Ponderosa café” at the top of the Horse Shoe Pass for lunch ( LL20 8DR)
After a quick bite (if required) and the customary photo shoot, it’s back down the pass and straight to the White Waters Hotel in Llangollen (post code LL20 8AD) The plan is to check in around 2.30pm have a wash and brush up, then walk down the path that runs alongside the River Dee into Llangollen (about ¾ mile). We tend to have one or two drinks at the “Corn Mill” and if the weather is kind (or at least not raining) we can sit on the decking which is sited over the edge of the River Dee itself (it’s spectacular, but very chilly, so please wrap up warm) then it’s back to the hotel for Dinner and yet a few more drinks and social banter. As we have used this hotel before, they are charging us £149.85 per couple and £120 per single, for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, you can upgrade if required, but frankly, the standard rooms are adequate for one night. Please take a look at their web site. www.whitewatershotel.co.uk

The following morning, after a short trip down the A5 and the A483, we drive onto roads which most serious motorists only dream about. I won’t go into great detail at this point, but if you are in any doubt, just ask anyone who’s been before, and then watch their face!
In short, we turn right off the A483 (at the White lion pub.SY10 8LJ) and on to the A495, we follow this road until we get to the A490, where we turn right heading towards Llanfyllin, passing the Lianfyllin Workhouse on route ( SY22 5LD) then it’s a left turn onto the B4393 to Abertridwr, here we take a right turn at the so called petrol station (SY100LT) where the roads turns into the B4396 towards Penybontfawr, then it’s a left on B4391 towards Bala. Here we can take a short comfort break if required. From Bala the road take us on the A4212 and eventually back onto the infamous A4391 which, God willing, leads us safely to Ffestiniog. We then pass through Bleaenau Ffestiniog ending up at Betys-y-Coed where we can take a longer break. There is plenty of parking here for only £2 for two hours (20p mind you to spend a penny!). After lunch, it’s up the A5 and onto the A55 heading towards Llandudno, we then drive over the Great Orme, they charge £2 per car, but at least there’s a small café at the top with fantastic views. Then down the other side to a large shingle beach, where we can all re live our childhood, yes its MX5 Kite flying competition, where the highest kite and the most outlandish kite, just might win a small prize. From here it’s a short drive back to the A55 and then homeward bound. Some of us also take the opportunity to stay over on the Sunday night, so if this is something that appeals to you, please let me know

The reason I’m sending you this information seven months in advance, is due to the fact that the Rolls Royce, Lotus and MG owners clubs also use the White Waters Hotel, and therefore its first come first served.

YOUR NEXT STEP
If you would like to join us, I will need a small deposit of just £25 per room before or at the next MX5 meeting on the 5th of October, please also ensure that I have your full names and email address, in order for me to confirm your deposits have been used to secure your room.
Please contact me on:
Email trevor.1.walker@btinternet.com
Deposits at the October 5th meeting
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
1. Warm clothes for the Saturday afternoon in Llangollen
2. Camera for the budding photographers
3. Full tank of fuel for the start of each day (there’s a decent petrol station in Llangollen)
4. Sense of humour and money for drink or tw

Best regards
trevntrish

Link http://pp.mx5oc.co.uk/WALES_TRIP_2017.pdf   




Kent: Brookers Oast Pub Meet

26 March 2017 12:00 at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Maidstone Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6PY

Hi Folks Looking forward to seeing you all again on Sunday for another fun and enjoyable lunch and of course the usual get together in the car park with the bonnets up and help and advice from fellow members. It is usually on the 4th Sunday every month 12 noon lunchtime, however some dates change in the season due to other events, please keep an eye for updates. We have our own reserved area in the pub so no need to book just turn up and enjoy, they have a selection menu and also a sunday carvery to choose from. We look forward to seeing you. Members and potential members are welcome. If anyone wishes to do a run before or later in the afternoon following the meet please come forward all suggestions always welcome.
Brookers Oast
The Hop Farm
Paddock Wood
Maidstone Road
Beltring
Tonbridge
Kent TN12 6PY
http://www.brewersfayre.co.uk/brewersfayre/our-pubs/maidstone/brookers-oast.html  

 
Look forward to seeing you all for another busy year ahead
Thanks Sarah and Martyn xxx Area Coordinators - Kent Area Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk tel 07973 679636 No calls just Text thank you




South West: MX50 lunch

05 April 2017 11:00 at Meet at Bernaville Nursery.

MX50 April lunch 2017

Wednesday 5th April 2017

Rosemoor Gardens, Nr Torrington North Devon, EX38 8PH

Meeting at Bernaville Nurseries Exeter EX5 5EU. (on Exeter to Crediton road)
Meet time 11am for coffee 
 
Drive to  Rosemoor Gardens EX38 8PH
 
Returning from Rosemoor via A386 stopping at Thurdon Cross for cuppa then travelling back to Exeter via A30.
 
Last date to book by Wed 29th March
 
Please contact Stephen Mariner direct to express your interest for this event on 
Email Stephen.mariner182@btinternet.com or call  07531 298839




South East: EAST SUSSEX - GO KARTING

09 April 2017 11:00 at Filching - Campbell Track

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Tyne Tees: SOUTH SOCIAL NIGHT

12 April 2017 19:30 at The Manor House, High Lane, Maltby, MiddlesbroughTS8 0BN

come along for a drink and chat - new members welcome!




Kent: Chatham Festival of Steam Easter Sunday

16 April 2017 10:00 at Chatham Dockyard , Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE

Hi Folks If you fancy getting together for a nice family day out for Easter Sunday. This family event has a carnival atmosphere with all-inclusive festival fun and entertainment, including a free steam funfair, street acts, walkabout performers, together with classic and vintage cars, locomotives, steam traction engines, motorbikes, farm animals, traders and ‘Call the Midwife’ location taster tours. Alongside our Steam displays, traction engines, travelling Locomotives and classic/vintage cars displayed, you will see an array of festival entertainment. FREE traditional steam funfair, live music, street acts, Giant Hook A Duck, Giant Rope Maze, Call The Midwife Film Location Tours, Steampunk Village, Punch and Judy, Traction Engine Tug-O-War, festival traders and Kentish food and drink. Finally an exclusive opportunity for you, your family and friends to see our finale ‘Parade of Steam’. All this in addition to The Historic Dockyard’s usual galleries and attractions, including three historic warships, you will be sure to spend a fun filled Easter with us!   Start: Meet at Maidstone Services M20 for the short run to Chatham Dockyard at 10am Destination: The Historic Dockyard Chatham Chatham Kent ME4 4TE Date: Easter Sunday 16th April 2017

 

ENTRY PRICE

Adults : £15.50 Children : £10.50 † Concessions : £13.00 Groups : Family ticket (2A+2C or 1A+3C) - £43.50 † Child Age Range : 5 - 15 years   You can take advantage of a 25% discount on your tickets to the Festival of Steam and Transport 2017 by booking in advance online if you wish.   Group prices are available for groups of 15 or more. Contact Group Sales on 01634 823815 or groupsales@chdt.org.uk. If we get at least 15 confirmed people I will find out the group rate   Thanks for your support   Sarah Jarrett and Martyn Terry Kent Area Coordinators email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk  




Peaks and Pennines: April Over-nighter to The Spring Rally

22 April 2017 09:00 at The Stockyard - Lacock - Cheddar Gorge - Ashton Court

This run is at the planning stage

The proposal is leave the Stockyard promptly at 9:00, travel down the M1 and M69 to pick up a Fosse way a Roman Road through the Cotswolds to Lacock NT, to look around its many interesting attractions, picnic here or visit on of the many cafes or pubs, then its on to our overnight stop, possibly the Premier Inn nr Chippenham.

The following day we will make for the Rally site via The Cheddar Gorge   http://www.cheddargorge.co.uk/  


Lacock Tourist Information Guide

Lacock village is near the town of Chippenham (3 miles) in North Wiltshire. The village, which dates from the 13th century and has many limewashed half-timbered and stone houses, was used as a location in the TV and film productions of Pride and Prejudice, Moll Flanders and Emma.
The Abbey also featured in the recent Harry Potter films.

THE LACOCK VILLAGE AND ABBEY STORY

Lacock Village in Wiltshire

A visit to the village is akin to taking a step back in time, owned and managed by the National Trust, it has been beautifully preserved and unchanged since it was a thriving township that traded in wool.

Church of St Cyriack at Lacock

Lacock village has been the venue for many film makers, the popular TV programme, The Cranford Chronicles, was filmed here as was some of the shots in the Harry Potter movie, Larkrise to Candleford and Lost in Austen were amongst the many of the other films requiring an authentic background. The village church of St.Cyriack featuring in most. A major feature in Lacock is the Abbey that was founded in 1229 by Ela Countess Dowager of Salisbury


Lacock Abbey

Lacock Abbey

Founded in 1232 and converted into a country house c.1540, the fine medieval cloisters, sacristy, chapter house and monastic rooms of the Abbey have survived largely intact. The handsome 16th-century stable courtyard has half-timbered gables, a clockhouse, brewery and bakehouse. The Victorian woodland garden boasts a fine display of spring flowers, magnificent trees, an 18th-century summer house, Victorian rose garden, newly restored botanic garden and ha-ha.

Lacock Village

Fox Talbot Museum

The Museum of Photography commemorates the achievements of a former resident of the Abbey, William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77), inventor of the negative/positive photographic process and whose descendants gave the Abbey and village to the Trust in 1944.  





Peaks and Pennines: MX5 Owners Club Spring Rally 2017

23 April 2017 10:00 at Ashton Court, Bristol BS41 9JN

The MX5 Owners Club Spring Rally is at Ashton Court Bristol, BS41 9JN

Full details shortly on www.springrally.co.uk

Details of the venue at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashton_Court
 




South East: MAGNIFICENT MOTORS - EASTBOURNE

29 April 2017 09:30 at Eastbourne

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Kent: Brookers Oast Pub Meet

30 April 2017 12:00 at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Maidstone Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6PY

Hi Folks Looking forward to seeing you all again on Sunday for another fun and enjoyable lunch and of course the usual get together in the car park with the bonnets up and help and advice from fellow members. It is usually on the 4th Sunday every month 12 noon lunchtime, however some dates change in the season due to other events, please keep an eye for updates. We have our own reserved area in the pub so no need to book just turn up and enjoy, they have a selection menu and also a sunday carvery to choose from. We look forward to seeing you. Members and potential members are welcome. If anyone wishes to do a run before or later in the afternoon following the meet please come forward all suggestions always welcome.
Brookers Oast
The Hop Farm
Paddock Wood
Maidstone Road
Beltring
Tonbridge
Kent TN12 6PY
http://www.brewersfayre.co.uk/brewersfayre/our-pubs/maidstone/brookers-oast.html  
Look forward to seeing you all for another busy year ahead
Thanks Sarah and Martyn xxx Area Coordinators - Kent Area Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk tel 07973 679636 No calls just Text thank you




South West: Sausage making tour. !!

04 May 2017 17:30 at North Petherton.

Sausages!!

Thursday 4th May 2017
Pyne the Butcher, Regional Rural Business Centre, Market Way,
North Petherton, Bridgwater, Ta6 6Df.    Nr J24.off M5

Meet at venue

5.30pm for 6pm start

Approx 47 miles from Exeter

Make own way

£10 per person to include demo/tour 
and Supper:  Sausages, cottage pie or lasagne and veggie option available too. 
To include a drink as well!

Shop will be open for purchases.

April 2017 club meeting. (£5 deposit will be required).
 
Please contact Dot and Alan direct to express your interest in this event and to give an idea of expected numbers.
email  Alandot@btinternet.com or  Phone. 01548 550670 or mobile 07914274642
 




South East: East Sussex-Heaven Farm

07 May 2017 10:00 at Heathfield

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Kent: Dog & Duck Pub Meet

14 May 2017 12:00 at Stourmouth, Plucks Gutter, Kent CT3 1JB

Hi Folks


Come and enjoy a fun afternoon with meal and chit chat and car fetling in the car park at this lovely country pub

The Dog and Duck Public House

Set in orchard Kent countryside and owned by the same family for over 45 years, you are assured of a warm and friendly welcome at the Dog and Duck pub. A range of beers, wines and spirits is available, and there is always a choice of real ales. The bar menu is fairly comprehensive, from salads and ploughman’s lunch, through fish and chips, vegetarian and pasta dishes to 10oz steaks - not forgetting choices for the children – and a tempting pudding menu.
So Duck and Duck at Plucks Gutter will start  12 noon as follows
 Dog and Duck, stoumouth, Plucks Gutter, Kent CT3 1JB
 
12 Noon onwards 
 
 Please let Sarah Know you are coming along so that the pub can be informed  Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk  thanks  Sarah & Martyn Area coordinator - Kent Area




Kent: Brookers Oast Pub Meet

28 May 2017 12:00 at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Maidstone Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6PY

Hi Folks Looking forward to seeing you all again on Sunday for another fun and enjoyable lunch and of course the usual get together in the car park with the bonnets up and help and advice from fellow members. It is usually on the 4th Sunday every month 12 noon lunchtime, however some dates change in the season due to other events, please keep an eye for updates. We have our own reserved area in the pub so no need to book just turn up and enjoy, they have a selection menu and also a sunday carvery to choose from. We look forward to seeing you. Members and potential members are welcome. If anyone wishes to do a run before or later in the afternoon following the meet please come forward all suggestions always welcome.
Brookers Oast
The Hop Farm
Paddock Wood
Maidstone Road
Beltring
Tonbridge
Kent TN12 6PY
http://www.brewersfayre.co.uk/brewersfayre/our-pubs/maidstone/brookers-oast.html  

 
Look forward to seeing you all for another busy year ahead
Thanks Sarah and Martyn xxx Area Coordinators - Kent Area Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk tel 07973 679636 No calls just Text thank you




Kent: 36th Great Bucket and Spade Run

04 June 2017 09:30 at Beech Court Gardens, Challock, Kent TN25 4DJ

Hi Folks Donation of £5 per car / Rally plaques Time First cars departing 10am Start: Beech Court Gardens, Challock, Kent, TN25 4DJ Final Destination: Government Acre, Royal Esplanade, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 0HE Date: 4th June 2017 Route: Country Route directions given out on the day Please confirm entries to Sarah by 1st April 2017. Form will need to be filled in and £5 given to Sarah.

Thanks for your support   Sarah Jarrett and Martyn Terry Kent Area Coordinators Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk Mob: 07973 679636




South East: EAST SUSSEX - SINGLETON OPEN AIR MUSEUM

11 June 2017 09:00 at Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0EU

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Kent: Gears of Change Classic Car and Military

17 June 2017 09:00 at Quex Park, Birchington, Kent CT7 0BH

Hi Folks Following on from the success of last years show, those that came along had a really great time,  we managed to whizz round the arena last year and hope to get this organised again for members So you can show off your drifting skills I am happy to organise another club stand but on the Saturday 17th June 2017 this year as we have the Bromley Show on the Sunday. There will be classic music and entertainment, retro market, event areana and a military show, not to mention the museum if you have time to visit. This is an action packed show.  The Gears of Change – Classic Car Show and Fought for Freedom Military Show Location Quex Park Birchington Kent CT7 0BH. Saturday 17th June 2017 – In Support of Charity (SatNav CT7 0HR)   Opening times - 9am for club display ( general public 10am to 6pm) Admission Prices £6 per car ( going to charity)  I will need your Registration, and name and contact details and money in advance please.   Deadline for booking End of April I will collect your money at pub meets thank you This is open to any club member of the MX5 Owners Club just contact me for information.   kind Regards Sarah Jarrett (Kent AC)  Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk Mob: 07973 679636 (Text Only)




Kent: Bromley Motoring Pageant Club Stand

18 June 2017 08:00 at Norman Park, Hayes Lane, Bromley, Kent BR2 9EF

Hi Folks Once again the Kent Area will be attending as a club display stand at Bromley Motoring Pageant on 18th June 2017. I am very pleased to advise that Nick and Anna Smith have offered to coordinate this event with my help. Please give your £5 to Nick and Anna Smith or you can pass to me at Pub meets to secure your place on the stand. Get together with your fellow members and display your cars together in a dedicated ‘Club Display’  Club Display Tickets are priced at £5 and includes entry for the car, the driver and passenger only. Any additional passengers will require a general admission entry ticket. If your family are coming in another car. We will also need for the booking form the individual contact details and vehicle details for each member. Most important we need your registration, Name of driver and passenger and contact details please. All clubs booked before Friday 28th April 2017 will qualify for a FREE commemorative Bromley Pageant 2017 plaque.  Booking deadline for club members is 22nd April 2017 please advise your  interest and we need your £5 in advance with contact details.
We will need you to set up on the stand at 8am as the show opens to general public at 9.30am the gates open at 7am for displays. LOCATION

Norman Park
Hayes Lane
Bromley
Kent BR2 9EF Time : 8am set up on stand  Big thanks to Anna and Nick Smith for offering to coordinating this event. This stand is open to other area members of the club who would like to attend as an MX5OC club member Thanks and Regards Sarah Jarrett (Kent AC)  email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk on behalf of Nick and Anna Smith ( Kent Newsletter & FB editors)   




Kent: Brookers Oast Pub Meet

25 June 2017 12:00 at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Maidstone Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6PY

Hi Folks Looking forward to seeing you all again on Sunday for another fun and enjoyable lunch and of course the usual get together in the car park with the bonnets up and help and advice from fellow members. It is usually on the 4th Sunday every month 12 noon lunchtime, however some dates change in the season due to other events, please keep an eye for updates. We have our own reserved area in the pub so no need to book just turn up and enjoy, they have a selection menu and also a sunday carvery to choose from. We look forward to seeing you. Members and potential members are welcome. If anyone wishes to do a run before or later in the afternoon following the meet please come forward all suggestions always welcome.
Brookers Oast
The Hop Farm
Paddock Wood
Maidstone Road
Beltring
Tonbridge
Kent TN12 6PY
http://www.brewersfayre.co.uk/brewersfayre/our-pubs/maidstone/brookers-oast.html  

 
Look forward to seeing you all for another busy year ahead
Thanks Sarah and Martyn xxx Area Coordinators - Kent Area Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk tel 07973 679636 No calls just Text thank you




Kent: Darling Buds of May Classic Car Show

02 July 2017 09:30 at Darling Buds Farm Buss Farm Bethersden, Ashford Kent TN26 3EQ

Hi Folks Now in its 22nd year the popular Darling Buds Classic Car Show will take place on 2nd July 2017. Some of this years attractions include: - Pop Larkin's yellow Rolls Royce - The Woodchurch Morris Men - Supercar Display - Vintage Fair - Arts and Crafts - Autojumble - Falconry Displays - Plus much much more... Entrance for car and all passengers is £15 on the day, prices include parking. Entry for bikes and pedestrians is £5 Adults, £3 children/pensioners. NOTE: There is no free parking around the site and any vehicles parked in lanes/on verges will be removed. Well behaved dogs are permitted but must be kept on a short lead at all times and you must clean up after your dog. Dogs must NOT be left in vehicles at any time, any found will be removed. The show is non profit making and all proceeds go to support the Kent Air Ambulance and Demelza House Children’s Hospice. Venue: Darling Buds Farm Buss Farm Bethersden, Ashford Kent TN26 3EQ Time: 10am to 4pm Please note this is not a club stand as all cars need to pre date 1990 so this will be park together and take a picnic and enjoy viewing the other cars on show. However we can all park together in the car park. Thanks for your support   Sarah Jarrett and Martyn Terry Kent Area Coordinators Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk




Eastern: Ace Cafe - Evening Meet

08 July 2017 18:00 at Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, N Circular Rd, London NW10 7UD

For our next visit to the Ace Cafe we've been invited to an evening event. For those wishing to take in some of the cities sites, there will be a route across london featuring monuments, bridges and tunnels. There is no congestion charge for weekends and the route goes West to East finishing up at Thames Barrier Park. Details will be updated nearer the time.  




Kent: Dog & Duck Pub Meet

09 July 2017 12:00 at Stourmouth, Plucks Gutter, Kent CT3 1JB

Hi Folks


Come and enjoy a fun afternoon with meal and chit chat and car fetling in the car park at this lovely country pub

The Dog and Duck Public House

Set in orchard Kent countryside and owned by the same family for over 45 years, you are assured of a warm and friendly welcome at the Dog and Duck pub. A range of beers, wines and spirits is available, and there is always a choice of real ales. The bar menu is fairly comprehensive, from salads and ploughman’s lunch, through fish and chips, vegetarian and pasta dishes to 10oz steaks - not forgetting choices for the children – and a tempting pudding menu.
So Duck and Duck at Plucks Gutter will start  12 noon as follows
 Dog and Duck, stoumouth, Plucks Gutter, Kent CT3 1JB
 
12 Noon onwards 
 
 Please let Sarah Know you are coming along so that the pub can be informed  Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk  thanks  Sarah & Martyn Area coordinator - Kent Area




Cornwall: Wheels 2017

16 July 2017 09:30 at Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge

Please let Steve Switzer know you are going to attend once you have been sent your event registration documents.  

E-mail -  steve.switzer@mx5oc.co.uk
 
Cornish Fives Area Coordinators

Wheels 2017 - Sunday 16th July

 

The Wheels Classic Vehicle Rally is taking place on July 16th this year.

Registrations are now open and we are expecting an excellent turnout of interesting vehicles
 
Could we give a gentle reminder to all those intending to come to please pre-register as this helps enormously with the logistics of the day.
 
You can register at www.wadebridgewheels.co.uk  on our easy to use booking service.

We are looking forward to the day and trust that you are too!
 
Thank you for your interest and support.
 
Regards,
 
Stuart Hutchison – Chairman
 




Kent: 11th Archery and BBQ Event

16 July 2017 10:30 at Fox's Archers Archery Club, St. Michaels School, Rowdow Road, Otford, Kent TN14 5SA

 11th Archery & BBQ Event – 16th July 2017   Yes it is that time of year again for the Archery competition. Full tuition is given if you have not done this before, we have a BBQ half time. It is a fun and enjoyable event. Sarah will need your money in advance please by 25th June 2017. Please note NO CHEQUES this is cash only thank you.   Maximum 30 people for Archery  members only for insurance so first come first served.   Cost   £18 for Archery and BBQ   £7 for BBQ only   Medals and Trophies are awarded on the day.   Time Start: 10.30 AM   AT:  Fox's Archers Archery Club        St. Michaels School        Rowdow Road        Otford        Kent        TN14 5SA   Thanks for your support Sarah Jarrett and Martyn Terry Kent Area Coordinators   Mob: 07973 679636 (Prefer Text or calls after 7pm evening) Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk




Kent: Brookers Oast Pub Meet

23 July 2017 12:00 at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Maidstone Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6PY

Hi Folks Looking forward to seeing you all again on Sunday for another fun and enjoyable lunch and of course the usual get together in the car park with the bonnets up and help and advice from fellow members. It is usually on the 4th Sunday every month 12 noon lunchtime, however some dates change in the season due to other events, please keep an eye for updates. We have our own reserved area in the pub so no need to book just turn up and enjoy, they have a selection menu and also a sunday carvery to choose from. We look forward to seeing you. Members and potential members are welcome. If anyone wishes to do a run before or later in the afternoon following the meet please come forward all suggestions always welcome.
Brookers Oast
The Hop Farm
Paddock Wood
Maidstone Road
Beltring
Tonbridge
Kent TN12 6PY
http://www.brewersfayre.co.uk/brewersfayre/our-pubs/maidstone/brookers-oast.html  

 
Look forward to seeing you all for another busy year ahead
Thanks Sarah and Martyn xxx Area Coordinators - Kent Area Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk tel 07973 679636 No calls just Text thank you




Kent: Teston Lock Picnic and BBQ

06 August 2017 11:00 at Teston Bridge Country Park, Teston Lane, Teston, Kent ME18 5BX

Hi Folks For those that would like a short run I will meet you at the Maidstone Services on M20 at 11am we will then make the short run to Teston Lock. Teston Bridge Country Park
Teston Lane
Teston
ME18 5BX Time 12 Noon

Bring your own portable/disposable BBQ and food, games, gazebo, chairs, rugs whatever you like, but a sunny disposition is a must. I will bring the club shelter for members to either grab shade from sun or get shelter from the wind.

Please note the Car Park is a Pay and Display for the day at weekends So bring change.

Directions from the A26 (Maidstone to Tonbridge Road) turn south onto the B2163 and the entrance is on the right between the level crossing and the river.

The Teston Picnic site is famous in this area of Kent for its beautiful setting, sandwiched between the River Medway and Teston Lock and its 14th Century Bridge. It is an ideal place for a day out by the river, having a nature conservation site attracting several different forms of wildlife.

Lots of fun to be had and a lovely stroll down to the lock.

look forward to seeing you all for a nice relaxing afternoon. Thanks Sarah and Martyn Kent Area Coordinators Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk Mob: 07973 679636 (Text only)




Kent: Brookers Oast Pub Meet

20 August 2017 12:00 at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Maidstone Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6PY

Hi Folks Looking forward to seeing you all again on Sunday for another fun and enjoyable lunch and of course the usual get together in the car park with the bonnets up and help and advice from fellow members. It is usually on the 4th Sunday every month 12 noon lunchtime, however some dates change in the season due to other events, please keep an eye for updates. We have our own reserved area in the pub so no need to book just turn up and enjoy, they have a selection menu and also a sunday carvery to choose from. We look forward to seeing you. Members and potential members are welcome. If anyone wishes to do a run before or later in the afternoon following the meet please come forward all suggestions always welcome.
Brookers Oast
The Hop Farm
Paddock Wood
Maidstone Road
Beltring
Tonbridge
Kent TN12 6PY
http://www.brewersfayre.co.uk/brewersfayre/our-pubs/maidstone/brookers-oast.html  

 
Look forward to seeing you all for another busy year ahead
Thanks Sarah and Martyn xxx Area Coordinators - Kent Area Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk tel 07973 679636 No calls just Text thank you




Kent: Brookers Oast Pub Meet

10 September 2017 12:00 at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Maidstone Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6PY

Hi Folks Looking forward to seeing you all again on Sunday for another fun and enjoyable lunch and of course the usual get together in the car park with the bonnets up and help and advice from fellow members. It is usually on the 4th Sunday every month 12 noon lunchtime, however some dates change in the season due to other events, please keep an eye for updates. We have our own reserved area in the pub so no need to book just turn up and enjoy, they have a selection menu and also a sunday carvery to choose from. We look forward to seeing you. Members and potential members are welcome. If anyone wishes to do a run before or later in the afternoon following the meet please come forward all suggestions always welcome.
Brookers Oast
The Hop Farm
Paddock Wood
Maidstone Road
Beltring
Tonbridge
Kent TN12 6PY
http://www.brewersfayre.co.uk/brewersfayre/our-pubs/maidstone/brookers-oast.html  

 
Look forward to seeing you all for another busy year ahead
Thanks Sarah and Martyn xxx Area Coordinators - Kent Area Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk tel 07973 679636 No calls just Text thank you




Kent: Dog & Duck Pub Meet

17 September 2017 12:00 at Stourmouth, Plucks Gutter, Kent CT3 1JB

Hi Folks


Come and enjoy a fun afternoon with meal and chit chat and car fetling in the car park at this lovely country pub

The Dog and Duck Public House

Set in orchard Kent countryside and owned by the same family for over 45 years, you are assured of a warm and friendly welcome at the Dog and Duck pub. A range of beers, wines and spirits is available, and there is always a choice of real ales. The bar menu is fairly comprehensive, from salads and ploughman’s lunch, through fish and chips, vegetarian and pasta dishes to 10oz steaks - not forgetting choices for the children – and a tempting pudding menu.
So Duck and Duck at Plucks Gutter will start  12 noon as follows
 Dog and Duck, stoumouth, Plucks Gutter, Kent CT3 1JB
 
12 Noon onwards 
 
 Please let Sarah Know you are coming along so that the pub can be informed  Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk  thanks  Sarah & Martyn Area coordinator - Kent Area




Western: GWR Run To Europe

20 September 2017 00:00 at That place we've all just voted to leave lol

We have decided to take GWR across the water and we are arranging a European road trip. If you are free between the 20th and 25th of September 2017 and want to join a few of us on some of the best driving roads in the world just let me know. Planning is very much in its infancy, but we will be looking at taking in some great roads around France, Switzerland and anywhere else that will have us. Be warned though, this will be a driving holiday, you could be driving for between 6 to 8 hours a day and we will be staying in budget hotels to keep the price down and finding places to eat as we go. So if you are more accustomed to 5* treatment, you might want to give this a miss. You will have to have a slightly adventurous side and like to explore small towns and villages looking for somewhere to eat and of course try the local wines on a budget, which from my experience is the fun way to do it. Let me know if you would like to come along and we can all get together and talk over the plans that Pete is currently roughing together.




Peaks and Pennines: MX5 Owners Club National 2017

24 September 2017 10:30 at British Motor Museum

Details will be added after the 2016 National see 
http://www.nationalrally.co.uk/ and
https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/ 
In the mean time have a look at our 2014 event https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbW1xPSvJ5Q  




South East: EAST SUSSEX - WAKEHURST PLACE COLOURS OF

08 October 2017 10:30 at Wahurst Place

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Kent: Brookers Oast Pub Meet

15 October 2017 12:00 at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Maidstone Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6PY

Hi Folks Looking forward to seeing you all again on Sunday for another fun and enjoyable lunch and of course the usual get together in the car park with the bonnets up and help and advice from fellow members. It is usually on the 4th Sunday every month 12 noon lunchtime, however some dates change in the season due to other events, please keep an eye for updates. We have our own reserved area in the pub so no need to book just turn up and enjoy, they have a selection menu and also a sunday carvery to choose from. We look forward to seeing you. Members and potential members are welcome. If anyone wishes to do a run before or later in the afternoon following the meet please come forward all suggestions always welcome.
Brookers Oast
The Hop Farm
Paddock Wood
Maidstone Road
Beltring
Tonbridge
Kent TN12 6PY
http://www.brewersfayre.co.uk/brewersfayre/our-pubs/maidstone/brookers-oast.html  
Look forward to seeing you all for another busy year ahead
Thanks Sarah and Martyn xxx Area Coordinators - Kent Area Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk tel 07973 679636 No calls just Text thank you




Kent: Dog & Duck Pub Meet

19 November 2017 12:00 at Stourmouth, Plucks Gutter, Kent CT3 1JB

Hi Folks


Come and enjoy a fun afternoon with meal and chit chat and car fetling in the car park at this lovely country pub

The Dog and Duck Public House

Set in orchard Kent countryside and owned by the same family for over 45 years, you are assured of a warm and friendly welcome at the Dog and Duck pub. A range of beers, wines and spirits is available, and there is always a choice of real ales. The bar menu is fairly comprehensive, from salads and ploughman’s lunch, through fish and chips, vegetarian and pasta dishes to 10oz steaks - not forgetting choices for the children – and a tempting pudding menu.
So Duck and Duck at Plucks Gutter will start  12 noon as follows
 Dog and Duck, stoumouth, Plucks Gutter, Kent CT3 1JB
 
12 Noon onwards 
 
  Please let Sarah Know you are coming along so that the pub can be informed  Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk  thanks  Sarah & Martyn Area coordinator - Kent Area




Kent: Brookers Oast Pub Meet

26 November 2017 12:00 at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Maidstone Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6PY

Hi Folks Looking forward to seeing you all again on Sunday for another fun and enjoyable lunch and of course the usual get together in the car park with the bonnets up and help and advice from fellow members. It is usually on the 4th Sunday every month 12 noon lunchtime, however some dates change in the season due to other events, please keep an eye for updates. We have our own reserved area in the pub so no need to book just turn up and enjoy, they have a selection menu and also a sunday carvery to choose from. We look forward to seeing you. Members and potential members are welcome. If anyone wishes to do a run before or later in the afternoon following the meet please come forward all suggestions always welcome.
Brookers Oast
The Hop Farm
Paddock Wood
Maidstone Road
Beltring
Tonbridge
Kent TN12 6PY
http://www.brewersfayre.co.uk/brewersfayre/our-pubs/maidstone/brookers-oast.html  

 
Look forward to seeing you all for another busy year ahead
Thanks Sarah and Martyn xxx Area Coordinators - Kent Area Email: sarah.jarrett@mx5oc.co.uk tel 07973 679636 No calls just Text thank you