Events

July 2019

24/07/2019
8:30 am - 11:00 am

http://www.veteran-cars.co.uk/bowk

 

Just to let you know that this year’s Best of West Kent veterans’ rally will again start at Penshurst, (Satnav TN11 8DG) this time on Wednesday the 24th of July. The format will be the same as last year, with the vets starting to arrive from about 8.30am and getting on their way to Chiddingstone and Hever at about 11.00. Morgan owners/club members wishing to visit the house and gardens will enjoy the same reduced rate entry as last year, viz. £4.00 for the gardens and £2.00 for the house. We will also be able to take advantage of the catering facilities laid on for the vets’ drivers and passengers. I remember that last year the home made lemonade was extremely good – and most welcome!
Morgan-dedicated parking will be in The Paddock as last year and signposted from the entry. In case any of you need your memories refreshed, I’ll post the instructions again a few days before the event and I’ll have a recce to make sure “our” field isn’t under water!
Unfortunately it’s unlikely I’ll be able to make it myself as I have a medical appointment that I’d rather not reschedule. Sorry I won’t see you there, but I’m very happy to act as go between in the meantime.
Incidentally, the event organisers were very pleased with how last year’s went and were glad that we attended in such numbers. They thought it was much better than at Chartwell, but as a volunteer gardener there, loyalty prevents me from commenting!
Very best wishes
Alastair
Alastair Gordon
 
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August 2019

04/08/2019
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
High Salvington Mill, Worthing West Sussex

This year’s display is on Sunday 4 August at the Mill in High Salvington.  We try to arrive by 13h45 as it is safer to all be parked before the mill opens to the public at 14h30 (but often earlier if there is a long queue) and in the past couple of years there has been a queue forming to get in.  Many of us meet at the Mill around 12h30 so we can arrange  the cars around the mill.  Some bring a picnic which we eat in small groups.  Then the Millers arrange our tours of the mill around 14h00 before the public ones.  It normally finishes around 17h00 when it is safe to move the cars again. So please be aware that cars will be expected to stay until the end of the event as it is very dangerous to have cars moving whilst the public are still there.

 

As always, teas, delicious home made cakes and ice cream are available at extremely low prices.  The mill charges £1.00 per person for the mill tour, which again is fantastic value and it all goes towards the upkeep of the mill.

 

If you are interested and would like to reserve a space for this year please let me know as soon as possible because as many of you know the display places are limited.

 

We have about twenty two car spaces to fill and it would be good to have a wide selection of types and makes of cars/bikes on display.  It is not just for Morgans,  last year we had a really good display of many different types and marques, which is so much more interesting for the visitors.  As many of you know one side of the mill grounds is more sloping and a bit difficult for the low ground clearance cars such as Morgans to negotiate, so if you have a particular problem please let me know in advance.  If you or a friend has any other classic vehicle and is interested please contact me .

 

If you need more information please email me and I’ll try to find the answer.

 

Looking forward to seeing you and your vehicles at the mill.  Please note, again this year I am using a dedicated email address. car4mill@btinternet.com

 

With reference to the General Data Protection Regulations can you please confirm that you do not mind me holding your email address on my password protected computer, and that I may contact you about future similar events at the Mill.  I will not pass any information provided to any other person or organisation.

 

Ann English     car4mill@btinternet.com

11/08/2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cranleigh Showground, Cranleigh

 

Last date for registration for the car club area is 1st July. – Don’t miss it!

 

Philip Loring is coordinating a Morgan Display at the Cranleigh Lions Classic Car Show on Sunday 11thAugust. This event normally attracts around 1500 classic vehicles each year and up to 8000 visitors.  www.cranleighlions.org/events/classic-car-show

There is also live music, food and drinks stalls, Autojumble, Kids entertainment, vehicles for sale, a large antiques market, general country and trade stalls, plus specialist Arena activities all day long.

There will be a dedicated Morgan Club area in a prime position, where we can all meet, have a picnic, or eat in the food village and generally enjoy the day.
Currently there are 17 Morgans registered.

Bookings are now open for this event and in order to park in the dedicated Morgan area you must first register at https://carshow.cranleighlions.org using our club code KDC4734.There is a registration fee of £6  per car to include driver and passenger. Please note that the minimum age of vehicle registration does not apply to us. However in order to make their booking system work, for any car less than 20 years old please enter 1995 as your year of registration.

If you need any more information or are having problems in registering please contact Philip by email at ploring62@gmail.com. You can pay on the day (£10) but you will not be able to park in the dedicated Morgan area.

All proceeds from the show will be used to support the less fortunate in our community and also support national and international Lions appeals and projects.
Calling all expert drivers!   
 
This year the Lions would like to feature the Morgan celebrating 110 years or Morgan Cars.  We will be holding a fun manoeuvring competition in the main arena and require 5 or 6 volunteers prepared to have a go at a simple non damaging and slow speed driving test.
Its great fun and would be excellent if we could have models representing the complete range 4/4 to plus 8.  However you must have a luggage rack!
 
If you are interested in volunteering or have any problems in registering for the event please do not hesitate to contact me  by email ploring62@gmail.com or telephone 01483 276884 /  07947 695524

Philip Loring

September 2019

08/09/2019
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Giggles Pub, Nutley West Sussex

 

 

For September Tony and April Wright are organising a walk followed by lunch on the Ashdown Forest on Sunday 8thSeptember. Meet at the Giggles Pub in Nutley (on the A22 opposite the village green) at 11am for coffee followed by a walk of about 1 hour (including a couple of hills). This will be followed by 1pm lunch at Giggles Pub recently taken over by a local resident. Menus will be available on our website shortly and also will be sent round on our email ring. It will be necessary to pre order your menu choices in advance. Also Matthew Eade at Nutley Sports and Prestige Cars says that he may open in the afternoon for a visit and a cup of tea, or after lunch you could drive over the Ashdown Forest and visit the Ashdown Forest Centre at Wych Cross