40th National Microcar Rally

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
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

Ray Glendinning
07977 445 694

Messerschmitt Floor Mats

MEC Rubber MatMEC Rubber Mat

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

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:

Events 2014

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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

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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

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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!


ollowing on from the successful NMCR Stand at the Classic Motor Show in 2012, the NMCR Fund Administrators have recently heard that they have been offered a 52.5 sq. metre stand in Hall 12 Stand No.12-900 at this year's show.

On display will be a selection of rare and unusual micro cars – the final line up is yet to be confirmed. For further details please contact Ray & Jenny Dilks 01773 782688 or jennydilks@hotmail.co.uk

Also, the Heinkel/Trojan Club and the Isetta Owners' Club have adjoining stands in Hall 12 too – so micro cars will be well represented this year.

Anyone wishing to visit the show can take advantage of the early bird offer or the club advance offer by quoting the relevant code – a good saving on the door prices! Club Single £16.50 quote 2013SC (valid for Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November)

Jenny Dilks, Grant Kearney, & Grenville Taylor (NMCR Fund Administrators).

National MicroCar Rally Review Meeting

he 39th National MicroCar Rally Review meeting will be held on Sunday 27th October 2013 in Pinxton Village Hall, Kirkstead Road, Pinxton Derbyshire NG16 6NA at 1.15 pm to discuss this year's rally and plan for next year's rally. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available. Everyone is welcome to attend – further details contact Ray & Jenny on 01773 782688 or 07712 654777. The Hall will be open at 12.30pm.

National Microcar Rally 2013

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t the end of August, this year's National Microcar Rally will be taking place at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire and we have received the advance programme from the NMCR Administrators.

Thursday 29th August: Campsite opens 12.00. A visit to the Morgan Motor Company has been pencilled in for 14.30pm. If you wish to visit the Morgan factory YOU MUST BOOK WITH MORGAN DIRECT a.s.a.p. on 01684 573 104. The cost is £12.50 per head.

Teme Hall (on site) will be available in the evening for a get together. Bring your own drinks.

Microcar Events 2013

new list of Micro-car and related Events for 2013 has been published (click on Diary link above). Some of the entries in these listings are a bit vague — no info yet on Messerschmitt Rally in Germany, or other German events; Swedish, Finnish or Belgium Rallies; Scots and East Anglia. 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 organisation is still being worked out. Obviously if you are involved in organising any events that would interest MEC members then please let us know (e-mail takeoff@messerschmittclub.org or send to Mark or Alan).

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