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Chesham Natter Quiz Night

In an effort to continue our aim to have closer relationships with neighbouring clubs, we accepted an invitation from the Chesham Club to field a team for their quiz night at the Chartridge Park Golf Club on Tuesday 24th October. As it turned out, we could only offer a team of four to represent the club. As teams were to be of six we were ... More

Weekend Away in Canterbury

The weather again looked as though it might spoil our weekend away, but in fact Friday dawned bright and sunny, and the weather was kind to us for the three days.  All six couples arrived at The Falstaff Hotel by mid afternoon, checked in and then wandered around the town to get our bearings. Canterbury is a very attractive and lively city, ... More

Kop Hill Climb

  This is an event that some of our members went to, and  Clive and Roger both drove the Hill. Dave's car was in the display area even thought to be there he was a little creative with the year of manufacture as you need to be 25 years old to display and over 40 to drive the hill. The weather wasn't as good as last year, but this ... More

Day Out at The Stonor Park Craft Fair

Saturday 26th August. Eight cars gathered at The Bell in Stoke Mandeville, to enjoy a bacon bap breakfast before setting out to the Craft Fair at Stonor Park.  The drive from Stoke Mandeville is through the Chilterns, and this is beautiful English countryside, one of England's best-kept secrets – only one incident – after a couple of ... More

August Club Night – Akeman Run and Dine

Twelve cars carrying 21 people arrived to participate in the run A circular route of some 33 miles was organised to take in some of the picturesque villages in west Buckinghamshire. The first car back was (David and Richard in the MGF), followed not long after by the all-girl team of Mary, Karen and Jackie in the Yellow Peril, ... More

Grand Prix BBQ

This annual social event was held in Bicester on 16th July, the Sunday of the F1 race. A baker's dozen of us assembled at around midday, and Jackie opened the proceedings by going round and organising the sweepstake of the drivers. I then followed this by flashing up the barbecue and cooking a batch of sausages and onions for a hot-dog ... More

Westcott Village Fete and Funday

Adrian and Clive attended this event on Sunday 9th July – another beautiful sunny summer day. There were a few other classic cars assembled, including Ian Smith's veteran Austin Taxi that we saw at our PoO, and a lovely old Humber. But the car that really attracted attention was a 1920's Lafitte, a little known vintage car. This small ... More

Pride of Ownership Event

July 3rd was our annual Pride of Ownership (PoO) event, one of our major events in the year. This particular Monday evening proved to be an ideal one; the weather was gorgeous, a hot day turning into a lovely balmy evening. Alex had let us use the Dairy in Waddesdon Manor, a fabulous venue for this type of event. Based on previous years, we ... More

June Club Night

For the June Club Night, we were fortunate enough to have a guest speaker, Phil Hartree, ably supported by his partner, Bev. Phil is a renowned and highly successful skydiver, the holder of many trophies and records for his sport. Firstly he gave us an overview of what skydiving actually is, and by way of an introduction he showed us a video ... More

Me And My MGs – Adrian Bennett (contd)

Having now corrrected the V5 details on my TF, we contentedly used her for trips out and to attend MG events. I continued to have niggling problems with it – only one windscreen wiper would work, and periodically it would run rough because the carbs would lose their settings over time. The wiper issue was easily diagnosed – the operating ... More