Take Off

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till no new issues of Take Off and we are aware that for some time now, the links to the back issues on KaRoscene are broken so that you've not been able to download copies. All part and parcel of the same problem involving the software on which the web-site runs and which requires a major overhaul. There is a major new software release due soon but in the meantime, we will continue to 'paper over the cracks' and just add news items and details of events, as and when.

If you are a Club Member, would like a back issue of Take Off and can't download it, please drop an e-mail to admin@messerschmittclub.org or use the contact form, stating your name and the particular issue that you require. We will then e-mail a pdf copy to you.


AGM - Saturday 7 February 2015

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reminder that our AGM will be held on Saturday 7 February 2015 at the King & Queen, Longcot near Shrivenham (just off the A420 between Faringdon and Swindon, see http://www.longcotkingandqueen.com/). Postcode is SN7 7TL, if you need it!

We will meet at lunchtime (from 12:30 or sooner if you can make it) with the intention of having a fairly informal get together, taking any Reports and electing a Committee to see us through the rest of the year. Hopefully we will have some good news concerning TAKE-OFF this time and can agree a subscription for 2015 having decided at our last AGM, to skip it again for 2014.

If you would like to join the Committee and help in any capacity, including as Membership Secretary, or assisting with the web-site and magazine, please let our Secretary, Tony, know as soon as possible. All are welcome and the more the merrier!

If you wish to attend the meeting it will be helpful if you could let Tony know so we can look out for you on the day. We should all have somewhere to sit at the King and Queen, possibly in their function room if we have booked it in time!


The *Nosh* Lewknor Sunday 11 January 2015

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nother Year gone and weather permitting, what better way to get the New Year off to a good start than our traditional post-Christmas 'NOSH'! We are aiming to gather at the ‘Ye Olde Leathern Bottel' Lewknor as usual (on the borders of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire) lunchtime, Sunday 11th January 2015.

For newcomers, 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 about opening time (12 noon) to have the best choice from the pub's excellent menu and a comfortable seat (http://www.theleathernbottle.co.uk)!

If you need more details, contact Tony Yates (Honorary Secretary) at mec.mail@virgin.net, or if you get lost on the day, 'phone Tony on 07973 448 023 or the pub on 01844 351482.


32nd DWAC Annual Rally

T
he 32nd DWAC Annual Rally is due to be held in Hengelo (Gelderland) from Thursday 28th through to Sunday 31st August 2014.

There is still time to book your place at this classic microcar event, which is being organised by our Dutch friends this year, in the Province of Gelderland, on the eastern side of the country. The all-in cost of the event, for Adults, is € 55,00 per person (€ 57,50 if paying using PayPal) plus a € 10,00 supplement when registering and/or paying after the 1st August.

For more details plus the weekend programme and registration form, go to: http://www.dwac.eu/Evenementen/evenement-jaar-2014.html


40th National Microcar Rally

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t all happens this coming weekend! The 40th National Microcar Rally runs from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th September 2014 and will be hosted by the Micro Maniacs at:

Wetherby Racecourse
York Road
Wetherby
West Yorkshire
LS22 5EJ

Visit http://www.national-microcar-rally.co.uk/ for all of the latest news and further information.
The basics are:

Entry fee and Rally Pack: £6 (including 40th-anniversary clock)
Day Visitors (members of the public) on the Sunday: £1
Camping: £12 per unit, per night

Thursday: Welcome, from 12:00; Road Run to Ripon
Evening - Social get-together on site

Friday: Road Run to York - National Railway Museum
Evening - 'Race Night' in Paddock Bar

Saturday: Road Run to the Yorkshire Dales; Autojumble in Bramham Hall
Evening - Live Band in Bramham Hall

Sunday: Vehicle Display and Presentations

Contact:
Ray Glendinning
bubblecarray@gmail.com
07977 445 694


Messerschmitt Floor Mats

MEC Rubber MatMEC Rubber Mat

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e are pleased to announce that rubber floor mats are back in stock again and available for purchase. Place your order now and if you have previously enquired about purchasing a mat or have provisionally placed an order, contact Peter Darby to place your order or to confirm an existing order and arrange delivery and payment. Peter's contact details are -
Tel: 01183 778174
e-mail: regalia@messerschmittclub.org.


Classic Car Auction in Perth Scotland

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collection of Microcars is due to come up for sale at Morris Leslie Vehicle Auctions, Errol Airfield, Perth, Scotland, including this 1954 Messerschmitt KR175 (Lot number 790); a 1963 KR200; two Isettas and two Heinkels. The date of their Classic Vehicle Auction is Saturday 29 March 2014. The auction catalogue is here:
http://www6.amstock.co.uk/morrisleslie/SaleStock.aspx?Sale=1624.


Events 2014

NMCR 2013 - Beckford Silk MillNMCR 2013 - Beckford Silk Mill

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he list of Micro-car and related Events for 2014 has been published (click on Diary link above). This early list for 2014 has been provided by Alan Hitchcock but by his own admission, is incomplete and some of the entries are a bit vague. There are a few are long running annual events that we anticipate but for which we have not yet received details, others are one-offs for which the organisation is still being worked out. We will update the list from time to time as the year progresses. Obviously if you 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 - Ye Olde Leathern Bottel, Lewknor: 12 January 2014

The 'NOSH' 2013The 'NOSH' 2013

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nother Year and what better than getting it off to a good start with our traditional post-Christmas 'NOSH'! We are aiming to gather at the ‘Ye Olde Leathern Bottel' Lewknor again (on the borders of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire) at lunchtime, on Sunday 12th January 2014.

For newcomers, 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 about opening time (12 noon) to have the best choice from the pub's excellent menu and a comfortable seat (http://www.theleathernbottle.co.uk)!

If you need more details, contact Tony Yates (Honorary Secretary) at mec.mail@virgin.net, or if you get lost on the day, 'phone Tony on 07973 448 023 or the pub on 01844 351482.


AGM - Saturday 16 November 2013

Inn for All SeasonsInn for All Seasons

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ur AGM will be held on Saturday 16 November 2013 at the Inn for all Seasons, on the A40, just to the west of Burford (see http://www.innforallseasons.com/).

We will meet at lunchtime (from 12:30 or sooner if you can make it) with the intention of having a fairly informal get together, taking any Reports and electing a Committee to see us through next year. Hopefully we will have some good news concerning TAKE-OFF and can agree a subscription for 2014 having decided at our last AGM, to skip it again this current year.

If you wish to join the Committee and help in any capacity, especially with the web-site and magazine, please let our Chairman, Tony, have your seconded nomination as soon as possible. All are welcome and the more the merrier!

If you wish to attend the meeting it will be helpful if you could let Tony know at least a week beforehand, so he can ensure we will all have somewhere to sit at the Inn for all Seasons. It is fairly roomy so there should be plenty of space for us on a quiet Saturday!


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