Diary

Events 2018

A list of events of interest to Messerschmitt Enthusiasts, taking place throughout 2018. 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 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).

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7th January
The *Nosh* Lewknor. The Messerschmitt Enthusiasts' annual opener at a traditional English Pub, just off the M4 and below the western edge of the Chilterns, Oxfordshire. A ‘modern' interpretation of the Annual Christmas Event, held by the Club since it's foundation in the late 1960s! If you've missed it, same place same time next year!! Details: “The *Nosh*" .
10th – 11th February
The Great Western Classic Car Show 2018. Sponsored by Footman James and kicking off the show season, this is the biggest and best of its kind in the South West of England. Details: “Great Western Classic Car Show” .
2nd – 4th March
41st Antwerp Classic Salon 2018. Antwerp Classic Car Show, Belgium ‘One of the best in Europe' and featuring this year, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 70 years of Citroën 2CV. Details: “Antwerp Classic Salon” .
16th – 18th March
Bug Club Early Bird Rally 2018 at Lakeside Barn, Ashton Keynes, Nr Cirencester SN6 6QP. All are welcome! Organised by Jeff Ellis, Tel: +44 (0)7713 595563; e-mail: mrbondbug@gmail.com. A pub meal on the Friday evening (please let Jeff know in advance so he can reserve you a seat). Saturday a run out and in the evening a take away followed by lots of chats and giggles. For more information, visit: “Bug Club Rally” .
21st – 25th March
30th Techno-Classica Essen. Arguably one of the best classic car shows in Europe. A must for any enthusiast who has yet to visit! In Essen, Germany. Details: “Techno-Classica Essen” .
23rd – 25th March
Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show N.E.C. Birmingham,. Officially the UK's fastest growing classic car event and often hailed as the 'friendly classic car show' over 25,000 enthusiasts will attend during the weekend. Supported by the FBHVC and the Heinkel Trojan Club (with special discounts for members). Details and links to the show here: “NEC Restoration Show” .
30th March – 2nd April
Reliant Owners Club (North East Branch) Easter Rally. at Ripon Racecourse, Boroughbridge Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 1UG. Tel: +44 (0)1765 530530, Costs: £10 per unit per night (Buffet on Saturday evening included). For more details, contact: Ruth Lewins, Tel: +44 (0)191 584 3094 or visit: “Reliant Owners Club Rallies” for details of this and other events of 'Reliant' interest.
6th – 8th April
Veterama Hockenheim at the Hockenheimring, Am Motodrom, 68766 Hockenheim. The 'Spring' Autojumble in Germany with more than 2,500 exhibitors, takes over the Hockenheimring motor racing circuit, which will host the 2108 German F1 Grand Prix later in July. Details here: “Frühling Hockenheimring” .
13th – 15th April
Old Timer Show Budapest, at the Hungarian Railway Museum. Over 500 exhibits. Classic cars and railways, what more could you ask for! Entries accepted and a brass plaque awarded to attendees. Lots of activities. For details, go to: “Budapest” .
22nd April
Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs - Drive It Day. Many events up and down the Country. See: “FBHVC Events” .
4th – 7th May
Spring Bank Holiday EAMCC Camp. This year, the East Anglian Microcar Club are camping at Waldringfield (were they were 3 years ago). The cost of camping is £16 per night including hookup (there should be enough hook-ups for everyone who wants one). The weekend will follow the normal format, details of which can be found here: “EAMCC Events” . Please contact Helen or Bob Cotton on +44 (0)1728 724084 before the end of February, if you plan to join them, so they can gauge numbers.
7th May
The 2018 Aero-Auto Jumble Classic Car Rally, & Vintage Fly-in,. At Popham Airfield, Coxford Down, Winchester SO21 3BD. More details and a link to an application form can be found here: “Popham” . Telephone enquiries call: +44 (0)1256 397733. Peter Darby may have a pass or two spare for Club Members (TBC). Please note that on the day, only classic cars (i.e. cars built before 1993) and paying traders will be admitted into the main arena and a valid pass must be displayed on entry. One pass admits vehicle and occupants.
19th – 20th May
Beaulieu Spring Autojumble. Sister to the iconic and world-famous International Autojumble, the Spring Autojumble is perfect for those with an existing project looking for parts, looking for your next project and of course motoring enthusiasts! Details and entry prices here: "Spring Autojumble" .
31st May – 3rd June
Messerschmitt Club Deutschland Annual Rally. Camping Irenensee, at Uetze, in the District of Hanover, Germany. Entry for vehicle and driver is 45€ and 30€ for a passenger (children under 12 years, free) with an evening meal on Saturday, included. Deadline for registration is 30.04.2018 after which a late registration fee of €10 will be charged. For full details and a link to the registration form, visit: “MCD Rally 2018” . Pre-registered foreign participants can pay their entry fee at the meeting.
8th – 11th June
Micro Maniacs 29th Northern Microcar Rally. The Micro Maniacs Club Annual Event is a long week-end event to be held at Torworth Grange, Great North Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 8NY. (Tel: +44 (0)1777 816439). More information on this and other events in and around the White Rose County, can be found here: “Micro Maniacs” . Details and booking: Ray Glendinning on +44 (0)1274 218455 or Mob: +44 (0)7977 445694 (e-mail to: bubblecarray@gmail.com).
15th – 17th June
Heinkel Trojan Club AGM Rally Weekend at the Bubblecar Museum, Main Road, Langrick, Boston, Lincolnshire PE22 7AW. Road run on Saturday to local place of interest and possibly short run out on Friday afternoon. Club AGM to take place on Sunday morning. All microcar owners are welcome to this event. Limited hook ups available, book direct with Mike or Paula at the Museum on +44 (0)1205 280037.
16th – 17th June
The 38th Bristol Classic Car Show 2018 at the Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN. Sponsored by Footman James, the Bristol Classic Car Show is the longest-running event of its kind in the UK. Details here: “Bristol Classic Car Show” .
17th June
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway's June Classic Vehicle Clubs Day at Toddington Station, Gloucestershire, GL54 5DT. Combines the scene of historic road transport with a backdrop of vintage trains. Although the June event is primarily for Car Clubs and organized jointly with the Prescott Breakfast Club, individual participants are welcome. Details and forms entitling you to free entry, here: “Toddington Classic Vehicle Days” . For visitors not entered and wishing only to visit the classic car display but not travel on the railway, there will be an entry charge of £3 for adults; children under 12 are free. For those visitors travelling on the railway, entry is free to the classic cars upon display of your train tickets. Normal fares apply to this event!
28th June – 1st July
Micromaniacs' ‘North East Rally' At Redcar Rugby Union Football Club, MacKinley Park, Green Lane, Redcar, Cleveland TS10 3RW. Cost £8 per unit per night plus £1 insurance for members (£3 for non members). Bar on site. Toilets showers and waste disposal available on site. For further details contact Eric on +44 (0)191 586 0854 or +44 (0)7885 742566. More information can be found here: “North East Rally” .
6th – 8th July
33rd Bath Micro Car Rally at Keynsham Rugby Football Club, Crown Fields, Bristol Road, Keynsham BS31 2BE. Details to follow but check out the Facebook page here: “Bath Microcar Rally” .
7th July
Castle Combe Summer Action Festival 2018 at Castle Combe Circuit, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14 7EY. Show, displays, demonstrations, autojumble and track time both 'parade' and 'flat out' as you wish! Open to all! Details 'and prices' here: "Castle Combe Action Day" .
2nd – 5th August
Messerschmitt Owners Club ‘Surrey Hills' Rally within the grounds of the Old Reigatians Rugby Football Club, Reigate, Surrey RH2 8JX. A packed programme of events from Thursday through to Sunday. Alan Town is organiser in chief and all are welcome. Full details and prices can be downloaded by following this link: "MOC 2018 Rally" .
24th – 27th August
10th Cheshire Microcar Rally at Sycamore Farm Caravan Site, Chelford Road, Soss Moss, Nether Alderley, Cheshire SK10 4TU. Contact Andrea for further details and to book: Tel: + 44 (0)1625 860893, e-mail: (andreasteggel@aol.com).
August
36th DWAC Annual Rally. Details to be announced.
30th August – 2nd September
44th National Micro Car Rally will be organised by members of the Bond Owners' Club. The rally will be based Sycamore Farm Caravan and Camping Site, Soss Moss, Nether Alderley, Macclesfield Cheshire, SK10 4TU. There will be road-runs on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the traditional display and prize-giving on the Sunday.
Further details will be posted here when available: “NMCR 2018” .
1st – 2nd September
Beaulieu International Autojumble. The iconic and world-famous International Autojumble is the biggest outdoor sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic. Details here: "Beaulieu International Autojumble" .
10th September
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway's September Classic Vehicle Day at Toddington Station, Gloucestershire, GL54 5DT. The September event is primarily for individual classic car owners. Details and forms entitling you to free entry, here: “Toddington Classic Vehicle Days” . For visitors not entered and wishing only to visit the classic car display but not travel on the railway, there will be an entry charge of £3 for adults; children under 12 are free. For those visitors travelling on the railway, entry is free to the classic cars upon display of your train tickets. Normal fares apply to this event!
20th – 23rd September
Micro Maniacs' ‘Christmas in September'! (Advance Booking Essential) at Drax Sports and Social Club, Main Road, Drax, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 8PJ. This years event will have a 1960's theme - groovy baby! Details here: “Christmas in September” . Contact - Bob Bareham, Tel: +44 (0)1724 710747 or e-mail: bjbarehams@tesco.net.
12th – 14th October
Veterama Mannheim at the Maimarktgelände, Xaver-Fuhr-Str. 101, 68163 Mannheim. This ‘must visit' Autumn Autojumble in Germany with more than 4,000 exhibitors and attracting around 45,000 visitors will be also hosting a Messerschmitt Club Deutschland stand and spare parts store. Details here - “Herbst Mannheim” .
3rd – 4th November
The Classic Vehicle Restoration Show sponsored by Footman James, is now in its 18th year and takes place at the Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN. Details here: “Classic Vehicle Restoration Show” .
9th – 11th November
Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show NEC Birmingham, the season's finale, is touted as the Biggest and Best Classic Motor Show in the UK! Amongst various featured events, includes the sale and auction of classic cars. Details here: “NEC Classic Motor Show” .
1st – 9th December
51st Essen Motor Show. The Essen Motor Show is an international exhibition for tuning, motor sports, vintage cars and motorcycles and Europe's leading trade fair for sporty vehicles. Details here: “Essen Motor Show” .