Issue 86 June 2018

MONTHLY MEETINGS
The first Thursday of the month at The Peacock Inn, Henton nr Chinnor OX39 4AH and the third Thursday of the month at The Littlebury Hotel, Bicester both meetings start at 8.00pm.

If you are not on our e-mail list for short notice updates please visit our web site to register.

Apologies for there not being a Newsletter last month. We are still looking for someone to take over as Editor!

FUTURE EVENTS

Proposed forthcoming area events for next few months.

June 3rd Wessex Car Show
June 17th Stonor Food Festival
June 24th Bicester Heritage Flywheel – this event may change
July 1st Drive and Pub Lunch Change from calendar
July 8th Chateau Impney Hill Climb
July 15th Prescott Hill Climb – 80th Anniversary
July 22nd Silverstone Classic
July 29th Amberly Museum Car Show
August 3-5th Weekend visit to Bomber Command Memorial Lincoln
August 12th Newbury Car Show
August 26th Brill Car Show and Beer Festival or Dunsfold

We are looking for volunteers to run some of the above events due to holidays.

Always check our web page / Facebook page for confirmation, full details and up to date information.

Rally Dates for 2018

National Rally at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire 30th September

We will be planning an overnight stay

Past Events

March 8th saw Our Annual Ten Pin Bowling tournament held this year at the Bicester Leisure Centre. A smaller and quieter venue. The winner was Alan Ward also being the highest scoring man and Caroline Wilson for the highest scoring lady. Congratulations to them. Everyone enjoyed the evening.

March 10th We had a visit to Ivan Dutton Limited who works on restoring Bugatti’s. It was very interesting seeing this renovation work. We saw some stripped down to the chassis and were able to study the engines. One owner wanted his sprayed the same colour as another car in his collection. We were made very welcome and could have chatted for even longer. There was not a detail about all models that he didn’t have the answer to at his fingertips. Many thanks to Ellie and Derek for not only discovering this chap but arranging the drive to it beforehand as well.

March 18th Ellie again arranged for us to have lunch at Haddenham Garden Centre. Food very good as before. Then a run to Waddesdon to see the daffodils. The walk round the garden was not too crowded but also probably due to the weather being rather cold. It was good we had so many cars turn up. Thanks again to Ellie and Derek.

April 15th. Fives go crabbing in Mudeford! After a warming cup of coffee lines were cast and fishing began. Those not taking part went for a quick ramble. Dave Wiseall caught the most crabs with Simon, Alan and the other Dave getting some too.

Ellie found out from the café staff that the record caught was 250 so perhaps we didn’t do so well. A bit of harmless fun. When it started to rain food became a priority so we decamped to the nearest Toby pub for lunch. They luckily managed to squeeze all 11 of us in with a couple of cars going elsewhere. Thanks to all for a great turnout on a miserable day weather-wise.

April 29th. Spring Rally at Goodwood. Once again a superb setting but what a pity the weather was so cold. Everybody appeared to enjoy the day regardless. Jenny, Dave, Ellie and Derek braved handling the registration desk between them. I hope everyone who wanted a plaque received one as not every new member knew they were available. The parade lap round the track was very slow but at least we can say we did it. Also we discovered one of our members had a new RF on show.

Many more pictures on Facebook page and main Club web site

REGULAR MEETINGS

1st Thursday – Pub meet at The Peacock Inn, Henton nr Chinnor OX39 4AH. Good Pub food available beforehand or start at 8pm.

3rd Thursday – Meet at The Littlebury Hotel Bicester. Directions on web site – entering Bicester from Bicester Village roundabout look for Brown Signs directing to hotel. Start at 8pm.

Wednesday Club

We now have a drive once a month, usually to a National Trust property. If you would like to be included please let us know.

General
We usually have a full programme of events planned but there is always room for more should anyone wish to organise a drive. Please note we are now able to reimburse petrol costs to cover planning the routes.

If members have photos or reviews of events attended and would, subject to space, like them included in future newsletters please send them to the newsletter editor

Forum
Oxford Area now has its own Forum section on the main club forum https://mx5oc.co.uk so you can post your views on any subject.

Reminder
If you wish to join in with other spur of the moment runs please find details by visiting the Forum/Main Club web site and/or our own web site (see below) and check the relative sections.

Area Co-Ordinators:
Dave & Jenny Ward Tel: 01235 525843 or mobile 07803 702207 & 07711 547669
Email : jenny.ward@mx5oc.co.uk

Web page
Hosted by Alan Ward
https://ox.mx5oc.co.uk
Please check site for full information on planned events for 2018 for the Area and Nationally.
Also listed on main club web site

acebook page
https://www.facebook.com/mx5ownersclubOxfordArea
Newsletter Editor (email:jenny.ward@mx5oc.co.uk )
Jenny & Dave Ward Mobile: 07803 702207