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June 2019

30th Heritage Run, Monday 6th May 2019

The early May Bank Holiday Monday saw the club hold its 30th Heritage Run. The weather forecast leading up to the event looked a bit iffy but it stayed bright and dry, if a little cold, for the run.

We had a total of 195 cars enter the event, with 13 cars not showing on the day. The marshalls did a great job parking all the entrants in the Beach Road car park, as there is a point just before the first cars head off when space gets a little tight. A special mention must also go to Jenny, Jill, Viv, Gloria, Rita, Carolyn and Bev for booking everyone in and selling raffle tickets etc. The Caister Volunteer Lifeboat crew also did their usual fantastic job of providing everyone with their bacon rolls and cups of tea.

The 70 mile route, devised by David Johnson and Dave Francomb, finished at Wolterton Hall, near Aylsham, which provided an excellent backdrop to all the cars. Unfortunately, the winner of the Participants Choice award, Graham Dale, owner of a lovely Jaguar XK150, left before David was able to present him with his award, but Joseph and Mary Rook were given the Furthest Travelled award, having travelled 143 miles in their MGB V8 Roadster from Walmer in Kent.

As we are still waiting for one or two invoices to arrive I cannot give an exact amount the Run raised this year, but it should be around the £3000 mark. Many thanks go to all those who took part on the Run and brought raffle prizes/bought raffle tickets and especially to those who helped out on the day. There are some excellent photographs taken by John Allen of members cars arriving at Wolterton Hall – please check them out by going to . Snaps I also took on the day can be viewed on our Flickr webpage

Please remember we are looking for someone who would like to take over the administrative side of the Run for next year. This includes emailing entry forms, keeping records of those who have entered, answering questions about the run, etc. If you would like to take on this role please let Jenny know (don’t worry – help and advice will be given!).

May Club Night

Due to the Bridge Inn being extra busy, the May Club night was a fish and chip supper at the Kingfisher Fish Bar at Walcott. The fish bar stayed open after their normal opening hours especially for us so a big thank you to them. After a massive portion of cod/haddock and chips we made the most of the pleasant evening and drove to the Pleasure Boat Inn at Hickling. Unfortunately, car battery problems meant Jill and I had to leave whilst it wasstill daylight (thanks to Paul and Geoff for your help) so I can’t report on the rest of the evening. Thanks go to David for organising the meeting.

Congratulations Peter and Karen

Congratulations go to Peter and Karen who tied the knot on the 26th May. The club wishes them both the very best for the future.


Stody Lodge May 12th 2019 – review by Rita Carvosso, photos by Graham Brown

The weather was sunny and bright when 10 cars met up at Roys car park for the ride to Stody Lodge.
We had a coffee break on the way at Reepham which was tasty and enjoyable. The route from there was through lovely country lanes filled with lush green trees and hedges. David even managed to find some roads with grass up the middle, which is always good.

Stody did not disappoint – the Azaleas were gorgeous in vibrant shades of pink,yellow,red,white and orange. The walk round the lake showed them off very well.

There were many classic cars to view – one being a rare 1936 MG PA Airline Coupe which won the Vehicle of the Day. Both Peter Thomas of the Norwich MGOC and David Johnson – who were both judges on the day – agreed it was a worthy winner.

Norwich Classic Vehicle Club Family Day, Strumpshaw Steam Museum 2nd June

A reminder that those who are planning to go to the Norwich Classic Vehicle Club Family Day should meet on the road between the Brundall roundabout (Shell petrol station and McDonalds) and Blofield village opposite Norfolk Premier Golf / Pirates Island Adventure Golf for 10am. The event will be raising money for the Caister Lifeboat and promises 700+ classic cars. Entry £2 per classic car. For more information please contact David Johnson.

June Club Night Run to the White Lodge, Attleborough 5th June

Those members going on this run should have already given Paul their menu choices.

The meeting point will be the Harford Park and Ride car park leaving the site at 7:00pm prompt.

For more information please contact Paul.

Felthorpe BBQ and Concours, Friday 14th June

June 14th Friday FELTHORPE BBQ & CONCOURS Felthorpe Airfield, Taverham Road, Felthorpe, NR10 4DR. 6.30pm onwards, free to all classic vehicles. Informal (just turn up), friendly, huge assembly of varied classics (200 cars in 2018)plus bar & BBQ.Norfolk Jaguar Drivers Club are organising with support from Stag Owners Club & Salhouse Bell Classics Club and others. Raffle proceeds will go to Bloodwise charity in memory of long-term past co-organiser, Sue Staveley of Norfolk JDC.

Helmingham Festival of Classics and Sports Cars 4th August

The ever popular Helmingham Festival of Classic & Sports Cars is on the 4th August this year. Club entry is £10 per car plus driver and passenger. The closing date for club entries is 13th July – if you would like a place on the BMGOC club stand please give me your £10 by the July club night.

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