NEC 2018 Classic Car Show Review
Three BMGOC members made their way to the NEC for the 2018 Classic Car Show on the 10th November.
Graham had arranged to meet his son there and spend the day with him, so we arranged a meeting point and time and then Geoff and I started to explore the show from the first exhibition hall we arrived at from the car park. This, with hindsight, was a mistake as we were in the very last hall which featured car clubs. We spent far too long looking around the stands, many of which had had a lot of time and effort spent on them. By the time we worked our way through the event to Hall 1, with all the really expensive and exotic machinery that you don’t see every day, it was 5.00pm and we had run out of time! A quick phone call to Graham bought us an extra 30 minutes, which was much appreciated.
For those who have never been, the show covers over one million square feet (about 18 football pitches, apparently), and this year featured more than 3000 classic and vintage cars and motorbikes. There were over 500 specialist exhibitors, a high-profile classic car auction, restoration demonstrations, a massive indoor autojumble and a Wheeler Dealers live show. We were among 71,000 people who attended the event over 3 days.
MGs were well represented this year with a £100,000 electric MGB being showcased, Mike Brewer’s restored MGA,numerous MG and Midget clubs, including the MGOC, and a Roadster with a very smart interior.
All in all a great day. Many thanks go to Graham for doing all the driving and to Geoff and Graham for their company.
BMGOC Christmas Meal, Bridge Inn, Acle
As usual, the December club night will also be the BMGOC Christmas meal. Please arrive for 7.00pm, sitting down at 7.30pm.
November Club Night Minutes – by Jill Smith
Thirty one members turned up for the November club night at The Bridge Inn. David began the meeting by welcoming new members, Colin and Hilary, who have a green MGTF.
Please could members complete the forms for the December club night Christmas meal (The Bridge Inn)and the New Year’s Day meal (The Old Ram, Tivetshall) as soon as possible and return to David, along witha £5.00 per head deposit for the New Year’s Day meal.
There will be no club meeting on 2nd January as it will be the day after the New Year’s Day run.
The February club night (6th February) will hold a raffle of unwanted Christmas presents. Gifts should be wrapped in Christmas paper and all monies raised will go to club funds.
The March club night (6th March) will be attended by the Air Ambulance with demonstrations on using a defibrillator and resuscitation.
St George’s Day Run (28th April) – The North Norfolk Classic Car Club are arranging a run to Sandringham but is has been decided not to join them this year. Suggestions are welcome of where to go instead. A suggestion of a trip to Orford has been made.
The evening was rounded off with a quiz, kindly compiled by Carol and compèred by David. After four rounds of brain-teasing questions, team ‘What Nots’ finished in last place but the winners were team ‘Clueless’.
The New Year’s Day Run to the Old Ram Coaching Inn at Tivetshall St Mary
26 members have paid their £5 deposit for the New Year’s Day meal. Could those who intendjoining us please let David have their menu choice and deposit ASAP, preferably bringing it to the December club night. The meeting point will be 11am in the lay-by on the A47 Norwich Southern Bypass, just past the A146 Lowestoft slip road.
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