29th Heritage Run – 7th May 2018
The 29th Heritage Run was another great success and was blessed with some glorious weather. Members arrived early to park up cars and book in entrants, sell raffle tickets etc., whilst the Caister Lifeboat crew and volunteers made the bacon rolls and cups of tea. There were 191 cars pre- booked but, unusually, there were a few non-starters this year. It was great to see former club secretary and HeritageRun founder Jeff ‘Pitters’ Pittman at the start. With some of the original club members also on the run it was like going back in time 29 years for me!
Once the majority of entrants had set off we packed up and set off on the 62 mile run to Raynham Hall, a grand Grade 1 listed C17 house near Fakenham, which has been the seat of the Townshend family for 400 years. The cars looked great lined up along the drive to the house, although the heat in the sun had forced some to take shelter under the trees lining the entrance avenue.
The Participants’ Choice award went to Jorian Tuxworth’sMG Magnette for the second year running, and the Furthest Travelled was Stephen Hearne from Musbury, Devon, in his MGB Roadster.
There are some excellent photos of the event, which include many members’ cars, on John Allen’s Heritage RunFlickr webpage – Click Here
There are also some pictures taken by Mark Smithson, Steve Nichols and myself on our Broadland MGOC Flickr webpage Click here
ncluding the raffle, we raised a brilliant £2932 after expenses, which will go to local charities, and many thanks go to all those members involved with organising the run and all those who helped out on the day.
July Club Night Run to the Filby Bridge Restaurant 4th July 2018
Clive has kindly organised a run to the Filby Bridge Restaurant for the July club night. The meeting point will be the Caister-on-Sea Tesco car park for a 7.00pm departure, with a short run to the restaurant. If you would like to eat please choose from the menu below and advise Clive by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01692 678577 & 07748 980164 by 26th June at the latest.
Roast Turkey Homemade Lasagne (meat)
Braised Steak in red Wine Gravy Homemade Steak & Kidney Pie Grilled or Fried Cod Vegetable Lasagne (vegetarian option)
Homemade Bread & Butter Pudding Homemade Lemon Cheesecake Belgium Chocolate & Raspberry Tart & Ice
Cream Eaton Mess
The cost including Tea or Coffee will be £16.50 per person
Martham Village Gardens Open Sunday Classic Car Display and Caister Lifeboat Cheque Presentation – 8th July 2018
David is planning to present the Caister Volunteer Lifeboat crew with a cheque from the 29th Heritage Run proceeds before driving to The Green at Martham for the classic car display associated with their open gardens day. Meeting point will be the lifeboat station for 10am. Please note entry forms for the classic car display should be submitted before 25th June.
Stody Lodge Classic Car Event
A week after the 29th Heritage Run, 12 members found themselves on the route of last year’s run. Meeting upat Caister Lifeboat Station we set off on a shortened version of the route, because there are several members who never get to do the run, as they usually travel directly from the starting point to the finish to set up themarquee etc. The weather wasn’t as bad as had been predicted and it improved as the day went on.
We eventually arrived at Stody Lodge and were directed to the orchard where we, and the Norwich MGOC, hada special parking area. Dave’s superb Jaguar XK150 was singled out and he was asked to park it in the middle of the entrance to the gardens.
David Johnson and Peter Thomas (Norwich MGOC) were asked to judge the best car of show and chose a stunning 1954 Riley RME.
This was a very nice show with the great gardens making an excellent backdrop. Thanks go to the MacNicol family for inviting us. For more details please go to http://www.stodyestate.co.uk/newsevents.
Vintage Transport Festival, North Norfolk Railway, Holt – Sunday 1st July
The Vintage Transport Festival at the Poppy Line will be held on Sunday1st July.
The organisers have confirmed parking for 12 BMGOC cars.
The meeting point will be the usual car park at Roys of Wroxham for a 9.30am start (please note this is half an hour later than stated in the last newsletter).
Stonham Barns Classic Car Show 19th August 2018
6th June Club Night Run to Browston Hall
The June club night will be a run to Browston Hall, near Gorleston-on-Sea, for a carvery. We will leave Morrison’s car park, Beccles, at 7.00pm. For more details please contact David –email@example.com or tel. 01603 438940.
Free LW/MW Radiomobile set
We have been contacted by Graham Stone, who was prompted to contact us after seeing the Heritage Run pass through Taverham where he lives. He is an ex-MG owner and has an old LW/MW Radiomobile set, in working order, which is free to anyone who wants it. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
May Club Night Run to the Barnby Swan Inn
Although it was a bit of a rush for us to get to the Harleston starting point on time, the run to the Barnby Swan was very enjoyable and worth the effort. Paul and Geoff had picked some great roads and lanes and the pace was gentle enough to look at the picturesque countryside.
Several members had driven directly to the Swan and we joined them for a very enjoyable meal. Many thanks go to Paul and Geoff for organising the evening.
Corton Classic Car Show, Sunday 3rd June, 2018
Phil Bean has passed on details about the Corton Classic Car Show, Corton, near Lowestoft on Sunday 3rd June, 2018. No need to book – just turn up between 9.00am and 10.00am. There will be a craft fair, auto jumble, all types of cars, powerboats,buses, recovery vehicles, children’s entertainmentand refreshments. Proceeds will go to Great Ormond Street Hospital. The event organisers can be contacted on 0771 915 4575.
Felthorpe BBQ & Concours Friday 22nd June
Received from Chris Liles of the Stag Owners Club:
Felthorpe Airfield, Taverham Road, Felthorpe, NR10 4DR. 6.30pm onwards, free to all classic vehicles. Informal, friendly, huge assembly of varied classics plus Bar & BBQ. Norfolk Jaguar Drivers Club + Stag Owners Club + Salhouse BellClassics Club are co-organising this year. Raffle proceeds will go to Bloodwise charity in memory of long-term past co-organiser, Sue Staveley of Norfolk JDC. Please buy raffle tickets generously.
No need to book in, just turn up on the night and enjoy yourself.
Glenn Miller concert at Cromer Hall 5th August
Hopefully you will have seen my email regarding theNorth Norfolk Classic Vehicle Club’s invitation toattend the Glenn Miller concert at Cromer Hall on 5th August 2018. Although a couple of members contacted me to say they would like to go, the overwhelming response was that members would still like a club stand at Helmingham Hall Festival of Sports and Classics (see below). Thank you to all those who responded.
Helmingham Hall Festival of Sports and Classics 5th August
If you would like to attend this event with Broadland MGOC please let me have your entry fee of £10 per car (driver and one passenger) by the end of June. For more details please go to https://www.helmingham.com/events/the-festival-of- classic-sports-cars