The *NOSH* 7th January 2018

A
nother New Year and as usual, weather permitting, we are aiming to gather at 'Ye Olde Leathern Bottel' for our traditional, post-Christmas Nosh, lunchtime, on Sunday, 7th January 2018!

'Ye Olde Leathern Bottel' is at Lewknor (on the borders of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire) and finding your way there could not be easier! Look for Junction 6 of the M40, at the foot of the Chilterns and head towards Watlington on the B4009 (that's heading left after leaving the motorway, coming from London, or right, coming from Birmingham). The first turning on the right after leaving the motorway, takes you into the village of Lewknor and to the door of the 'Ye Olde Leathern Bottel'. Try and arrange to arrive at around opening time (12 noon) to have the best choice from the pub's excellent menu and a comfortable seat (go to http://www.theleathernbottle.co.uk/ for more information and to view a 'sample menu'!).

I've had a quick look in the crystal ball (otherwise known as the Met Office UK Outlook for Thursday 28 Dec 2017 to Thursday 11 Jan 2018) and the weekend of the 7th January 2018 appears shrouded in uncertainty! However, it is suggested that a generally more settled spell of weather could become established and this would likely bring a mixture of colder and drier conditions with brief interludes of milder, wetter and windier weather. Snow is a possibility, although perhaps not towards the south, as well as an increased likelihood of overnight frosts. Whatever the weather, it should be a perfect day out and we tend to be lucky!!

If you need more details, click Tony Yates (Honorary Secretary) or e-mail Tony at KaRo.Club@Outlook.com. If you get lost on the day, 'phone Tony on 07973 448 023 or the pub on 01844 351482.


Messerschmitt Calendar 2018

S
omething for the diehard Messerschmitt Enthusiast is this Calendar for 2018, published by the Messerschmitt Museum of Flight (click here for details — Messerschmitt Museum of Flight).

The Museum, located inside the security area on the grounds of Airbus Defence and Space in the German town of Manching, near Munich, is the home base for eight Messerschmitt aircraft. The Messerschmitt Collection, established by the Messerschmitt Foundation (the other one!) is captured in a twelve-month calendar featuring the legendary aircraft by Prof. Willy Messerschmitt. A Messerschmitt KR200 is featured in two of the quality black and white photographs, including this one. A must-have for every Messerschmitt fan especially since access to the Messerschmitt Museum of Flight and visits are currently only possible on one Friday afternoon per month!


AGM - Saturday 28 October 2017

Fend House PebworthFend House Pebworth

M
embers are cordially invited to attend the Club AGM on Saturday 28th October 2017 to be held at Fend House, Pebworth, Worcestershire, CV37 8XQ, by invitation of the Messerschmitt Foundation of Great Britain (MFGB). For those who do not know Fend House, it is a former chapel in the village of Pebworth, acquired and converted using a legacy left by Phil Boothroyd, former President of the Messerschmitt Owners Club and indeed, a founding member of our own Club. Fend House will eventually house a collection of Messerschmitt and FMR vehicles along with Phil Boothroyd's extensive archives and memorabilia. We will have the use of a meeting space and also a fully equipped kitchen.

We plan to start the meeting at 11am, with the intention of having the more 'formal' proceedings of the AGM first, taking any Reports, reviewing the Club Accounts and electing a Committee to see us through the next twelve months. We will also be appointing Roger Hall's replacement as Club President, Roger having sadly passed away on Wednesday 30th August 2017 following a protracted illness. The Club Secretary will be proposing the we appoint Bob Parry, a former Club Chairman, as our new Honorary President.

We will then have a less formal, open discussion on possible developments within the Club on the parts side, closer co-operation with the MFGB on the registering vehicles under the DVLA's V756 scheme (utilising their archives which detail the history of Messerschmitt and FMR vehicles registered in the UK) and events that we might hold, support or participate in during the coming year. A suggested timetable is that we will break for lunch at around 12:30 and close the meeting by 3pm to allow those with long distance to travel, to complete most if not all of their journeys in daylight, benefiting from the last 'knockings' of British Summer Time! Please bring along your own lunch and note that the Fend House kitchen is even equipped with a microwave oven! The Club will be providing tea and coffee.

As last year, we will not be asking for subscription renewals for 2017/18 until after the AGM where we hope to make a decision on whether or not we should request them, still not yet being able to publish TAKE-OFF! If you should need reminding, the last time we requested subscription renewals was at the beginning of 2012 and Club Membership has continued on a rolling basis ever since!

If you need more details concerning the AGM, the Club, have any other queries or indeed, if you would like to join the Committee and help in any capacity, please let our Honorary Secretary, Tony Yates know as soon as possible (by e-mail to secretary@messerschmittclub.org) or 'phone 07973 448 023.

If you wish to attend the AGM, it will be helpful if you could let us know so we can look out for you on the day. If you are unable to attend, please let our Secretary Tony know so we can record your apologies in the Minutes.


National MicroCar Rally 2017 - Prize Winners

BERKELEY

BEST 3 WHEELER T60 24FKF Colin Pears
Runner up T60 320ADA Geoff Dabrowa

BEST 4 WHEELER B95 TAS255 Ian Forrester
Runner up SE492 902EBO Graham Higgs

BOND

1ST Bond MkG 466AET John Johnson
2ND Bond MK D SOU112 Malcolm Thomas
3RD Bond MK D KHL483 Will Standen

BOND BUG

People choice Bug TYT229J Keith Bradley
USED & ABUSED Bug NTM 914M Jimmy Lardner
FURTHEST TRAVELLED Bug BRL 419K Terry Horwell

HEINKEL TROJAN

1ST Trojan 1-MGC-626 Andrew Meynckens
2ND Heinkel TYE525 Jamie Cooke
3RD Heinkel AL-98-36 Gerard Vingerhoed
Longest distance to event Trojan 1-MGC-626 Andrew Meynckens

ISETTA

1ST Isetta Van 31EBB Steve Rummer
2ND Isetta 597AEL Brian Chadwick
3RD Isetta HEG 175 Helen Ayriss
Spirt Award Isetta GSV820 Ray Glendinning

MESSERSCHMITT

1ST KR175 TLF815 Ali Robertson
2ND KR200 924FGC Yvonne Jaques
3RD KR201 949GKP Alan Prince

METAL CLASS

1ST Powerdrive SLY804 Gary Aitken
2ND Vespa 400 337UYW Wynford Jones
3RD NSU Sport Prinz CCO113B Ken Bell

PLASTIC CLASS

1ST Frisky Sport 705AOW Malcolm Dudley
2ND Nobel 200 YUL102 Mike Clarihew
3RD Scootacar Mk1 679NBJ Keith Mellors

PEOPLES CHOICE (BEST IN SHOW)

Vespa 400 Wynford Jones

Liège-Brescia-Liège long distance Trophy (sub 500cc)

Berkeley T60 293 miles Geoff Dabrowa

SPIRIT OF THE NATIONAL

Jim & Sheila Ellis


43rd National MicroCar Rally 6 – 11 September 2017


T
he 2017 NMCR will be hosted by the Scottish MicroCar Club at Grasmere Sports Show Ground, Stock Lane, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SL. http://grasmeresports.com/ Grasmere is a mere 24 miles north east of Jct24 on the M6.
 
 
 
Costs:

Motorhomes/Caravans       £11.00 per unit per night
Tents                     £9.00 per unit per night
Autojumble/Club Stand       £10.00
Entry fee & Rally Pack         £6.00 per unit
Sunday visitor with Microcar   £6.00 inc rally pack, per car, inc passengers
Friday evening meal         £8.50 per head cold buffet, veg, meat & hot potatoes
Saturday evening meal       £8.00 per head Pies, peas & chips

Please note that we will have exclusive use of the whole site from Wednesday evening until Monday morning. The site facilities include Ladies & Gents toilets and showers, kitchen with cooker and fridge, and dining area. We are offering evening meals on the Friday and Saturday evening on site, BYOB. To help with catering numbers, please let Marilyn know if you would like an evening meal on either or both days. Also on another area of the site is a small bar which will be open from 7.30pm onwards each evening. A Catering van will be offering breakfasts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings, 8 -10am. Sorry but no electric hooks up are available.

Further details available from the organiser, Marilyn Bryce, 07979622580 or
e-mail: mbryce132@gmail.com

For updates and road run destinations check out the website: www.national-microcar-rally.co.uk


Events 2017

T
he list of Club, Micro-car and related Events for 2017 has been published (click on Diary link above). We will be adding and updating details of events during the course of the year, so do come back and check from time to time. If there are any errors or if you know of or are involved in organising any events that would interest MEC members then please let us know (email takeoff@messerschmittclub.org or send to Mark, Tony or Alan).


The *Nosh*, Lewknor, Sunday 8th January 2017

A
nother New Year and as usual, weather permitting, we are aiming to gather at 'Ye Olde Leathern Bottel' for our traditional, post-Christmas Nosh, lunchtime, on Sunday, 8th January 2017!

'Ye Olde Leathern Bottel' is at Lewknor (on the borders of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire) and finding your way there could not be easier! Look for Junction 6 of the M40, at the foot of the Chilterns and head towards Watlington on the B4009 (that's heading left after leaving the motorway, coming from London, or right, coming from Birmingham). The first turning on the right after leaving the motorway, takes you into the village of Lewknor and to the door of the 'Ye Olde Leathern Bottel'. Try and arrange to arrive at around opening time (12 noon) to have the best choice from the pub's excellent menu and a comfortable seat (go to http://www.theleathernbottle.co.uk/ for more information and a 'sample menu'!).

I've had a quick look in the crystal ball (the Romans saw no future in them) and the weekend of the 8th January is likely to be bright, cold and mostly dry in the South East but who really knows! Whatever the weather, it should be a perfect day out!!

If you need more details, contact Tony Yates (Honorary Secretary) at KaRo.Club@Outlook.com, or if you get lost on the day, 'phone Tony on 07973 448 023 or the pub on 01844 351482.


AGM - Saturday 22 October 2016

H
opefully all Members will have seen the e-mail concerning our AGM, brought forward to its more usual spot in the calendar, which means it will be held on Saturday 22nd October 2016 at Big Al's new 'local' the Prince of Wales at 16 High Street, Shrivenham SN6 8AF (just off the A420 between Faringdon and Swindon - see http://www.powshrivenham.com/).

We will meet at lunchtime (from 12:00 noon if you can make it) with the intention of having a relatively informal meeting as previously, to take any Reports and to elect a Committee to see us through the next twelve months.

If you would like to join the Committee and help in any capacity, please let our Secretary, Tony, know as soon as possible. All are welcome and the more the better!

As last year, we will not be asking for subscription renewals for 2016/17 until after the AGM and only then, if we are able to start publishing TAKE-OFF again. I understand from our Editor, Mark, that he may still have sufficient material for a magazine although would be delighted to receive any new contributions. Do look out for a subscription renewal notice should you receive your copy of TAKE-OFF!

If you wish to attend the AGM, it will be helpful if you could let Tony know so we can look out for you on the day. If you are unable to attend, please let Tony know as well. We should all have somewhere to sit at the Prince of Wales, possibly in their function room if it is available and there are sufficient of us. If you need any information on our meeting venue, or advice on local accommodation, please contact Big Al (alanbubblecars@hotmail.com).


Club and Micro-car Events 2016

T
he list of Club, Micro-car and related Events for 2016 has been published (click on Diary link above). We will be adding and updating details of events during the course of the year, so do come back and check from time to time. If there are any errors or if you know of or are involved in organising any events that would interest MEC members then please let us know (email takeoff@messerschmittclub.org or send to Mark, Tony or Alan).


The Hammond Collection Open Day July 2017

The Hammond Collection Open Day July 2017

H
ammond Collection Microcar Gathering and Museum Open Day to be held 28th – 30th July 2017 at School House Farm, Boarden Lane, Hawkenbury TN12 0EB. On-site camping available (booking essential and free if you come with a Microcar); Saturday road run and evening social event; Museum open on Sunday. Rally information from Lesley Cook: cooksfh@aol.com or visit Facebook: The Hammond Collection. Click on poster to see 'full size'!


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