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Events

 

 EVENTS  2017
Dates - Pictures - Reports - Worldwide!

   
  

The print version of the Register events list can be downloaded, but you'll be able to pick up copies free at any of our events, or from a committee member

Magnettes & Steam

Our traditional season-opener is as usual on Easter Saturday, this time at Tenterden Town station (TN30 6HE) on the Kent and East Sussex Railway (kesr.org.uk) There's no specific timetable for the event, but you're encouraged to arrive early if possible (from 9am), as we will be using the same entrance as pedestrians, so arrivals after 10am will need to be marshalled through. The station cafe opens at 10am, and the first train departs at 10.40

K&ESR winds through the Kent countryside for more than 11 miles from picturesque Tenterden town to Bodiam, where it’s just a short walk to the castle owned by the National Trust. It looks to be a great venue, and as usual you can just turn up on the day, although it would be very helpful to know if you're coming so we have an idea of numbers. Please contact Stephen Tickell (tel. 01737 760330 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). 

There's a small discount available for train tickets booked in advance via this link (which will be available until shortly before the event), which also entitles you to a free hot drink in the station cafe. Sorry no discount for tickets bought on the day

For those requiring B&B, we suggest Collina House, close to the town centre, and Little Silver hotel (slightly further away). If you are making a weekend of your visit, you might be interested in the special Real Ale excursion train on Saturday evening - it's recommended you book this as early as possible 

Peter Martin asks that orders for spare parts for collection at Magnettes & Steam be sent to him in advance. Although he's located close to the K&ESR it will be difficult to fetch spares during the day as he'll be busy at the station.

  

Stowe House and Gardens

A visit to the magnificent house and gardens, organized by John and Cynthia Harris. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. John or phone 01604 642662 for more information, and so we'll have an approximate idea of numbers in advance. Meet at Stowe House 10am

  

MGs in the Park

An annual event at the Cotswolds Wildlife Park organized by Oxfordshire MGOC, with reserved parking for Magnettes. Free entry for MG + driver (pay on gate for passengers), and visitors can enjoy the extensive wildlife as well as the many different MGs. More information at www.oxfordshiremgoc.co.uk/mgs_in_the_park.html

Silverstone weekend - MG Live

Once more it is time for the annual bonanza of motor racing, chatting to friends and making new ones, and touring all the stands. Once again the main marquee stands will have a theme chosen by the exhibitor. Last year it was won by the T-register with a magnificent depiction of a picnic Tea Party with painted backdrop and superb display. Our own showed the versatility of the Magnette – any ideas for this year please shout them to the Committee.

Venue is, as usual Silverstone circuit. More details will appear in Safety Fast and on mgcc.co.uk/mglive

 

21st  Z Magnette Day

The annual European Z Magnette Day (at least a weekend) will this year be held near Salzburg in Austria. More information is available here, and please book by 30th April - mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Wiltshire weekend

Please note - This will now be a one day event, on 15th July, due partly to limited accommodation in the area because of an air-show on the same weekend. Please contact Mac Pile (01793 851169) if you plan to attend, particularly for the meal. He may be able to advise on local B&B options if you do wish to stay overnight.

Saturday

Swindon Railway Museum SN2 2EY. Meet from 11am onwards. Reserved parking at the Swindon Designer Outlet Centre, opposite the museum

Afternoon - Register AGM at 2pm, inside the museum 

Evening - pub meal 

Stockfest

Held in the village of Stockcross near Newbury, the classic car show is part of a festival featuring live music, gardens and food.  We have been invited by the MGCC MGA Twin-cam group and there should be reserved parking for Magnettes, with free entry. Arrive from 11am (show starts at 12). More information and directions at rarebreedstour.co.uk/stockfest-car-show

 

 Kop - Hill hill climb

Again an opportunity to drive this historic course or display your Magnette as part of the club exhibit or classic car display , but to do so you will have to register on the Kop-Hill web site which should appear mid April. www.kophillclimb.org.uk.  Although shown as a 2 day event you can book for a single day only. The register organiser is David Halliday.

 

Lou Shorten Tribute Meeting

Our traditional event has proved a popular format over the years & will consequently be followed again this year. Please  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   John Harris if you're planning to come, as the number of hotel rooms and for Saturday night dinner are limited.

Saturday

Morning/Afternoon - John Shorten will be hosting at 44 The Street, Lenwade, NR9 5SD

Evening - Dinner at Wensum Valley Golf Club, followed by Register prize-giving
Dinner £21.95 for 3 courses, or book dinner, bed and breakfast for £62.50/person (£78 single room) with our special discount code

Sunday 

Visit to Sandringham House, with Register parking, starting 11am approx. Discount admission to museum and grounds - £9 (£8 senior citizens). Various lunch options