Events 2019

A list of events of interest to Messerschmitt Enthusiasts, taking place throughout 2019. 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).

Pub Nights

Bristol Clubnight
2nd Wednesday in each month. The Major's Retreat, High Street, Tormarton, GL9 1HZ, just north of Junction 18 of the M4, 1st right off the A46 Stroud road, down to the crossroads, right into the village to find a proper local. Always 'schmitters at this one.
Contact Alan Hitchcock
MOC Wales & West of England
3rd Tuesday of every month. The Old Thatch, 285 Wimborne Road, Ferndown (Wimborne), Dorset, BH21 7NW.
Contact Colin Archer
01202 882734
or Peter Houghton
01202 897594
General meeting MEC/Heinkel-Trojan OEC Ltd.
3rd Wednesday of each month. The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, Nr Evesham, Worcestershire and therefore covering (in the broadest sense) Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Wiltshire. Classic car meeting in the summer behind pub.
Contact Tony Yates
07973 448023
East Midlands section of The Morgan Three Wheeler Club
3rd Wednesday of each month. The meeting is held at the Royal Oak, Brandon, just off the A428 to the east of Coventry. Messerschmitt owners and enthusiasts are invited by the group organiser, Malcolm Bull, who is also a Club member and runs a 'very nice' 1957, KR200. This will suit East Midlands Members for whom the The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, is a shade too far for an evening trip out!
Contact Malcolm Bull
MOC South Eastern
1st Thursday of each month. Victory Inn, Staplefield. RH17 6EU.
Contact Andy Woolley
07956 282241
MOC Southern
Usually 2nd Thursday of the month. Lunchtime pub meet at Sir Evelyn Wood, Chelmsford, Essex. CM2 8SY.
Contact Alison Armfield
MOC Nottinghamshire
Last Wednesday of each month. The Horse and Groom, Linby.
MEC contact is Colin Burton
01623 481050
General meeting MEC South East Area
Last Tuesday of each month, at the England's Rose, Postcombe, Oxfordshire. OX9 7DP. Just a couple of miles from J6 of the M40.
Contact Tony Yates
07973 448023
MOC Caledonian
Contact John Miller
01475 724229
Micro Maniacs Club Leeds-Bradford Monthly Social
Last Wednesday of the month. A regular social get together from 20h00 at: The Railway, Calverley Lane, Rodley, Leeds LS13 1NR (Tel: 0113 257 6603). For more details, contact: Ray Glendinning
e mail: bubblecarray@gmail.com
Tel: 01274 218455
Mob: 07977 445694

6th 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, 50 years ago! If you've missed it, same place same weekend next year!! Details: “The *Nosh*".
9th – 10th February
The Great Western Classic Car Show 2019. 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” .
14th – 17th February
The London Classic Car Show. EXCEL London. 'The must-attend event for any discerning classic car owner, collector, expert or enthusiast'. Details: “London Classic Car Show”.
1st – 3rd March
42nd Antwerp Classic Salon 2019. Antwerp Classic Car Show - Antwerp Expo, Belgium ‘One of the best in Europe' and featuring this year, the Lamborghini 'la sensazione Italiana' and 60 years of the Mini. Details: “Antwerp Classic Salon”.
22nd – 24th March
Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show N.E.C. Birmingham,. Still the UK's fastest growing classic car event and and hailed the ‘friendliest of car shows'. Over 28,000 enthusiasts will attend during the weekend. Supported by the FBHVC and the Heinkel Trojan Club (with special discounts for members). Details of the show here: “Heinkel Trojan Club Events” or direct, here: “NEC Restoration Show”.
5th – 7th April
VETERAMA Hockenheimring at the Hockenheimring, Am Motodrom, 68766 Hockenheim. The 'Season opener at the Hockenheimring' includes a massive autojumble. More than 2,500 exhibitors, about 20,000 visitors and about 300 automobiles offered at the marketplace for entire vehicles The event takes over the Hockenheimring motor racing circuit, which will host the 2019 German F1 Grand Prix at the end July. Details here: “Frühling Hockenheimring”.
5th – 7th 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 Show”. Up-to-date English translation not yet available.
10th – 14th April
31st Techno-Classica Essen. World Show for Vintage, Classic and Prestige Automobiles, Motorsport, Motorcycles, Spare Parts, Restoration and World Club Meeting. In Essen, Germany. Details: “Techno-Classica Essen”.
19th – 22nd April
Reliant Owners Club (North East Branch) Easter Rally. at Ripon Racecourse, Boroughbridge Road, Ripon, N. Yorks. HG4 1UG. For details of this and other events of 'Reliant' interest, visit: “Reliant Owners Club Rallies” and follow the links.
28th April
Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs - Drive It Day. Many events up and down the Country. See: “FBHVC Events”.
6th May
The 2019 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 is planning to have a spare pass or two for Club Members so contact him directly, if interested (e-mail: peter.darby1@ntlworld.com). Please note that on the day, only classic cars and paying traders will be admitted into the main arena and a valid pass must be displayed on entry. Your entry pass entitles a driver and one passenger to attend free of charge. Classic vehicles are models over 20 years of age.
18th – 19th May
Beaulieu Spring Autojumble. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, with over a 1000 stands & stalls, 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 – 2nd June
Spring Rally 2019. Hosted by East Anglian Microcar Club, at Rose Farm Touring Park, Stepshort, Great Yarmouth NR31 9JS. Details can be found on their Facebook page: “EAMCC Events”.
6th – 9th June
Micro Maniacs 30th Annual Northern Microcar Rally. A long week-end event to be held at: Vale of Lune RUFC, Powderhouse Lane, Lancaster LA1 2TT (Tel: 01524 64029). More information on this and other events in and around the White Rose County, can be found here: “Micro Maniacs” . Contact and booking - Ray Glendinning: email: bubblecarray@gmail.com; Tel: 01274 218455 or Mob: 07977 445694.
9th 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!
14th – 16th June
Heinkel Trojan Club AGM Rally Weekend at the Bubble Car Museum, Clover Farm, Langrick, Boston PE22 7AW. Road run on Saturday to local place of interest and possibly short run out on Friday afternoon. AGM Meeting to take place on Saturday evening at 7pm followed by a BBQ or buffet at 'reasonable cost'. All micro car owners are welcome to this event. Limited hook ups available, book direct with Mike or Paula at the Museum on 01205 280037. Further details will appear in the Club magazine, Cruiser News.
20th – 23rd June
Messerschmitt Club Deutschland Annual Rally. Am Viehmarkt, 54576 Hillesheim-Eifel, a medieval town, located in the Vulkaneifel district of the Regierungsbezirk Trier (Rhineland-Palatinate) Germany. This meeting is not on a campsite, so space is limited and trailers/caravans and motorhomes may need to be located elsewhere. For full details of the Rally, contacts details and information on how to register, visit: “MCD Rally 2019”.
22nd June
Castle Combe Summer Action Festival 2019 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".
22nd – 23rd June
The 40th Bristol Classic Car Show 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”.
27th – 30th June
Micromaniacs' ‘Darlington Rally' at Hurworth Grange Community Centre, 41 Hurworth Road, Hurworth, Darlington, Co. Durham DL2 2BN, Tel: 01325 720840. Costs: £10 per unit per night + £1 insurance charge (£3 for non members). Bar on site! Toilets, showers and waste disposal available in the Community Centre but NO electric hook-ups available. Further details can be found here: “Darlington Rally” or contact Eric Bruce on +44 (0)191 586 0854; +44 (0)7885 742566; e-mail: e.i.bruce@hotmail.co.uk.
14th July
Naunton Classic & Vintage Transport Show & Village Fete. A day event from 11:00 - 16:00 at: Naunton Recreation Ground, Village Avenue, Naunton, Gloucestershire GL54 3AS. £5.00 entry per vehicle 'in advance' includes: driver and first passenger, plus a cup of tea/coffee and a bacon sandwich for the driver. Full details, costs and how to enter, here: "Naunton Show".
28th July
Stroud Classic Car Show the Playing Field, Bisley Old Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1NL. Free entry to exhibitors and the public. No need to book, just turn up on the day, although the organisers would appreciate it if you let them know that you will be attending. Contact details and more about the event, here: "Stroud Classic Car Show".
1st – 4th August
Messerschmitt Owners Club ‘Sycamore Farm' Rally to be held at Sycamore Farm, Nether Alderley, near Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4TU. All the usual stuff plus visits to the Anderton Boat Lift (for canal enthusiasts) and the Avro Heritage Museum, amongst other attractions. Liz & Mick Harris are the organisers (e-mail: lizharris.smartika@gmail.com). Full details including prices and camping/accomodation can be found here: "MOC 2019 Rally".
23rd – 26th August
11th 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).