Solent

 


AREA CO-ORDINATORs

Mal Rowland & Terry Botto

Solent Region meets twice a month, for a Sunday Drive on the first Sunday of each month, which takes place all year round and an evening event on the third Wednesday of each month. Full details of all our events, are provided in our “Solent Area Programme”, which is posted on the Solent Area of the Forum and is a live document and can be found at;(https://mx5oc.co.uk/forum/yaf_postst96352_Solent-Area-MX5-2017-Programme.aspx).

So, this is where you will find the latest information on all our meets. During the winter months, we normally use “The Milbury’s” (https://themilburyspub.synthasite.com/) in Beauworth but again, watch the Solent Area Programme for the latest details.


REGULAR MEETS

Held at The Milburys Pub in Beauworth, SO24 0PB on the third Wednesday of each month during winter months but as stated above, please check the Solent Area Programme for the latest details.


 PAST EVENTS

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Feb
19
Wed
2020
SOLENT – Kung Fu Buffet visit on 19th February 2020 @ Kung Fu Buffet
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Clare & Richard cordially invite you to join them, for some delicious oriental food, as advertised in the program.

They have booked a table at Kung Fu Buffet and the table is booked for 19.30.

For those not familiar with the venue,  it is an “all you can eat oriental buffet” with offerings ranging from Sushi to sweet and sour with the likes of pizza available for those who prefer normal food.

The venue is located beside the main Quay Street car park in Fareham PO16 0JN.

If you intend to come please reply to the forum post, so they can ensure we have sufficient room.

We look forward to seeing a good turn-out on the night, as its been a great event and well supported in the past.

Regards

Richard and Clare

 

Mar
18
Wed
2020
SOLENT AREA – Mal’s Sozzie Run @ The Sussex Brewery
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm

Mal’s Sossie Run to the Sussex Brewery, Emsworth on Wednesday 18th March 2020

Hi Folks,

It’s that time of year again, for Mal’s Sossie Run – YAY!

This is a firm favourite in the Solent Calendar and is our last evening event indoors before we are able to resume our evening drives, as the clocks go forward on the 29th March – Fan-Dabi-Dose!!!

The restaurant is provisionally booked for 20 people and menus are appended to this post.

So, in order I can advise the venue on our numbers and meal choices, please email me on; mal.rowland@mx5oc.co.uk only and not via our Facebook page, as meal orders have got lost in the plethora of posts in the past and I don’t want people to be disappointed on the night in not having a meal pre-ordered from the Sausage Menu given below;

SAUSAGE MENU_October 2019

I will lead a drive from Wickham Square, PO17 5NJ, where there is plenty of parking, for those who wish to meet up and travel in convoy to The Sussex Brewery.

The meeting time at Wickham Square will be 18:10, for a prompt departure at 18:40

I look forward to seeing you there to tuck into some delicious O’Hagans Sossies!

PS: For those not wishing to eat from the sausage menu, please see the main menu below;

Main Menu_October_2019

Mal’s tip of the day: To see page two of this attachment with the meal choices on, hover your mouse on the page and at the bottom of the page it will bring up a grey banner and you need to click on the arrows to select the page you wish to see.

Best Regards

Mal

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Mar
29
Sun
2020
SOLENT – An Extra Event for 29th March 2020 at Bursledon Brickworks @ Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum
Mar 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Hi Everyone,

An additional event is offered in our Solent Calendar, mentioned to us by a member recently and is posted here for those that wish to attend.

Please post your responses on the Solent Forum to enable us to gauge interest and if the take up is good, we will update this post with a rendezvous point, so we can drive in convoy to Bursledon Brickworks and park up, hopefully together.

Best Regards

Mal & Terry

Spring Craft Fair and Car Rally

Sunday 29th March 2020, 11.00 – 4.00

A special craft market to kick start the season. Entry prices include both the museum and the craft fair. A good chance to buy unusual Easter presents for all the family. This year we will be hosting a visit from a car rally so the courtyard will be full of cars of all shapes and sizes.

Special one day prices: Adults £4, Children free

Free parking, cafe open for light refreshments

May
2
Sat
2020
East Sussex – Magnificent Motors – 2nd & 3rd May 2020 @ Magnificent Motors
May 2 @ 9:00 am
East Sussex - Magnificent Motors - 2nd & 3rd May 2020 @ Magnificent Motors

MX5 Owners Club will be attending this show again this year and hoping for another superb turnout. We have booked our spaces and just need members to attend.  There will be a club stand over the two days, so if you wish to show your cars off please contact Jon and Belinda by pm, email or telephone/text (evening and weekends only on 07955186399) if you are interested in displaying your car, and to reserve your car space and whether you would like to show on either Saturday or Sunday, or both days come rain or shine.

MEETING UP POINT: 09.00 for Saturday and Sunday at Morrisons Superstore, Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 6QN. We will depart from here at 9.30am (Promptly) from where we will drive down to Western Lawns and set up on our allotted pitch

Magnificent Motors is established as one of the biggest FREE motoring spectaculars on the south coast. With more than 600 vintage and classic cars, motorbikes, buses, and more expected to display on Eastbourne’s Western Lawns and Wish Tower Slopes with live music entertainment in tow throughout the weekend!

The long established free motoring event regularly attracts interest from over 40 car clubs across Sussex, Kent and further afield, with the likes of Aston Martin Owners Club Area 16, East Sussex BSA Owners Club, East Sussex Stag Owners Club, Ford Consul Capri & Classic Club and many more gracing Eastbourne’s green lawns.

For those of you wishing to stay over the weekend there are many hotels in the area such as Strand Hotel, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, BN22 7AN

Telephone Number 01323 721831 – email: ers@strand-hotel.co.uk

PLEASE NOTE; There are no reserved rooms booked

PLEASE NOTE:  This year only this is not a Bank Holiday weekend as usual due to the Bank Holiday being moved to the 8th May for VE Day

Anyone wishing to join in this event please let us know.

Saturday 2nd May Sunday 3rd May
1 Jon and Belinda Jon and Belinda
2 Nerina Nerina
3 Mark Mark
4 Grant Grant
5 Chris and Heather Peter and Paula
6 Keith G Paul and Anna
7 Dave and Megan Dave and Megan
8 Les and Maddie
9 Colin R
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May
3
Sun
2020
East Sussex – Magnificent Motors – 2nd & 3rd May 2020 @ Magnificent Motors
May 3 @ 9:00 am
East Sussex - Magnificent Motors - 2nd & 3rd May 2020 @ Magnificent Motors

MX5 Owners Club will be attending this show again this year and hoping for another superb turnout. We have booked our spaces and just need members to attend.  There will be a club stand over the two days, so if you wish to show your cars off please contact Jon and Belinda by pm, email or telephone/text (evening and weekends only on 07955186399) if you are interested in displaying your car, and to reserve your car space and whether you would like to show on either Saturday or Sunday, or both days come rain or shine.

MEETING UP POINT: 09.00 for Saturday and Sunday at Morrisons Superstore, Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 6QN. We will depart from here at 9.30am (Promptly) from where we will drive down to Western Lawns and set up on our allotted pitch

Magnificent Motors is established as one of the biggest FREE motoring spectaculars on the south coast. With more than 600 vintage and classic cars, motorbikes, buses, and more expected to display on Eastbourne’s Western Lawns and Wish Tower Slopes with live music entertainment in tow throughout the weekend!

The long established free motoring event regularly attracts interest from over 40 car clubs across Sussex, Kent and further afield, with the likes of Aston Martin Owners Club Area 16, East Sussex BSA Owners Club, East Sussex Stag Owners Club, Ford Consul Capri & Classic Club and many more gracing Eastbourne’s green lawns.

For those of you wishing to stay over the weekend there are many hotels in the area such as Strand Hotel, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, BN22 7AN

Telephone Number 01323 721831 – email: ers@strand-hotel.co.uk

PLEASE NOTE; There are no reserved rooms booked

PLEASE NOTE:  This year only this is not a Bank Holiday weekend as usual due to the Bank Holiday being moved to the 8th May for VE Day

Anyone wishing to join in this event please let us know.

Saturday 2nd May Sunday 3rd May
1 Jon and Belinda Jon and Belinda
2 Nerina Nerina
3 Mark Mark
4 Grant Grant
5 Chris and Heather Peter and Paula
6 Keith G Paul and Anna
7 Dave and Megan Dave and Megan
8 Les and Maddie
9 Colin R
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May
21
Thu
2020
INTERNATIONAL MEETING IN HOLLAND
May 21 @ 1:11 pm – May 23 @ 11:45 pm

The Venue is Assen in the Netherlands

2018 visitors at the British Motor Museum               Evening meal in Hengelo 2015

If you are interested in joining us the drop me a line @ mal.jones@mx5oc.co.uk and I will put you in the loop.

2015 crews waiting to board the Ferry                     MX5’s at the Hotel in Hengelo 2015

Dutch and English crews at the Danish border 2017         MX5’s at the Trinity Hotel Frederica Denmark 2017

Jun
7
Sun
2020
SOLENT AREA – Isle of Wight MX5 Day on Sunday 7th June 2020 @ The Wight Mouse Inn, Chale,
Jun 7 all-day

IOW MX5 DAY – Sunday 7th June 2020

After a hugely successful visit to the Isle of Wight in 2018 (over 60 cars) we are doing it again! 
 
Following on from the success of our June 2018 visit, this is an early “heads-up” that Darren (one of our IOW members) has kindly made preliminary arrangements for Sunday 7th June as follows; 

 

09:00 Meet at the large car park of The Wight Mouse pub, Military Road, Chale, PO38 2HA. Meet and greet, and enjoy breakfast with coastal views of the English Channel.

11:30 Set off from The Wight Mouse for a potentially record-breaking convoy along the ten-mile coastal Military Road to Freshwater Bay. (Hopefully we will have the longest line of one-make of car on British roads. We are currently liaising with Guinness World Records and Iain Fleming on this, to see if it is the art of the possible).

Once we’ve reached the end of the cruise the Isle of Wight is yours to enjoy! Some people may want to arrange to visit Osborne House in East Cowes, some may like to drive around the rest of the Island, or if you’re planning on another meal then it would be nice to drive via Yarmouth and return back to the Wight Mouse to show gratitude for them allowing us to use their car park earlier in the day.

A recent update is that Darren was proposing to include a “potentially record-breaking convoy along the ten-mile coastal Military Road to Freshwater Bay. (Hopefully we would will have the longest line of “one-make of car on British roads”). for a record attempt for the longest convoy of MX5’s. However, I ran the idea past Iain Fleming and Iain fully supported the enthusiasm of doing things with the car, but with this he could only highly advise against pinning planning a record attempt, as they are excruciating. Iain went on to say that; Also, there is not a record of this kind presently and establishing a new record is incredibly difficult with a frankly hysterical amount of administration. However that aside, the guidance from Guinness at the moment for parades of vehicles is that attempts are specifically excluded from the Public Highway. This is probably due to the 2 vehicle gap requirement and the sheer difficulty of managing other road users and a raft of other logistical and safety issues. 

 Wight Link & Red Funnel have again agreed to give us a 20% & 15% discounts on their ferry services from Portsmouth to Fishbourne & Southampton to East or West Cowes (NB: Prices may be different for East or West Cowes Crossings)

The discount codes are:  
Wightlink 20% Discount = SP20MAZDA 
VALIDITY OF OFFER:  SUNDAY 7TH JUNE 2020

HOW TO BOOK CARS

BY TELEPHONE:

1.         Contact the Call Centre on 0333 9997 333 (calls charged at local rate)

2.         State to operator that you wish to book a rally offer and quoting Promotion Code SP20MAZDA

3.         Give operator full details of booking required (Date, Time and Port of travel for outward and return journeys, passengers number etc)

4.         A booking will be made (subject to availability) and payment will be required at this stage (by credit card)

5.         An admin fee will apply to bookings made by telephone

 
ONLINE:

1.         Go to the Wightlink website www.wightlink.co.uk

2.         On the Home Page there is a box at the top of the page titled START YOUR BOOKING. Complete booking details and you will then be taken to the availability screen. 

3.         Complete the remainder of booking details requested. 

4.         The Promotion Code SP20MAZDA should be entered on Step 4 in the Promotion Code box, (which is located at the bottom of the page).  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PROMOTION CODE IS CASE SENSITIVE AND SHOULD BE

            ENTERED AS CAPITAL LETTERS.   When the code is entered, it will re-calculate the price of the booking and take the discount off.

5.         Payment will be required (by credit card)

CONDITIONS

Wightlink uses Flexi-Pricing for its public fares, which means that prices are not static and may increase in line with demand for particular crossings. The sooner a booking is made, the more likely you are to pay a lower fare and fares will generally get higher the closer you get to the sailing date, particularly during busier times.  Bookings for this offer must be made and paid in advance.  All sailings are subject to availability.

The discount cannot be claimed retrospectively for bookings that have already been made and paid for and cannot be used in conjunction with any other Wightlink Promotional offers

and
Red Funnel 15% Discount  = MX52020 Validity = 5th to 8th June 2020 
Discount = 15% Discount off the public rate

Uses: 50

Valid: 5/6/2020 > 8/6/2020

 
Please can you indicate if you would like to be included on this visit, or even if you would like to be put as a “maybe”. Please note that depending on take-up for this event, we may have to limit numbers, so commitment is key!
More details on this event will be forthcoming in the coming weeks and months, so keep checking this post for more info.
Hope to see you and your MX5s on 7th June!!
Best Regards
Mal, Terry & Darren 
Mal Rowland
Joint Solent Area AC with Terry Botto, for the MX5OC