Wessex


AREA CO-ORDINATORS

Sue Chorley
Email:
wessex@mx5oc.co.uk


REGULAR MEETS

Club nights will be held regularly every fourth Wednesday of the month, with a regular start time of 7pm.

Where: The New Queen Inn, Ringwood Road, Avon, CHIRSTCHURCH, BH23 7BG
When: Fourth Wednesday of the Month from 7pm

If you would like to have a meal before the meeting aim to arrive from 6pm.

We look forward to welcoming members old and new as well as anyone who would like to come along and discover the Club and what we get up to!

Midweek meetings

We have a series of midweek meetings for those who can and would like to join in.

These will be from 10am every second Wednesday of the month, generally starting from Dobbies Garden Centre, Cadnam SO40 2NB, but check the calendar event for details.

These will be an informal Coffee/Chat/Meetup followed by a drive out in the local area, (volunteers and weather permitting). Drives aim to depart at 11am.

Shows and Events

We also usually arrange a sizeable Wessex presence at the Club’s Spring and National Rallies. We also attend and support track days, local Classic Car shows held in Dorset and nearby areas.

New members or members from other Areas visiting Dorset can be sure of a warm welcome at all Wessex events.


DIARY

Apr
17
Wed
2024
SOLENT AREA – A drive and visit to The Hampshire Hog, Clanfield for Supper on Wednesday 17th April 2024 @ The Hampshire Hog
Apr 17 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

HI Everyone,

A bit of time until we do this run in April, which will be our first drive after the clocks go forward, so this is an early “heads-up” of this one but the seeds of the event have been sown and a reservation for 15 to 20 people has been made, which can be updated to add more, as desired

Update as of 17th Feb: Serena and I visited the Hampshire Hog today and I spoke to the Deputy Manager (Connor) to finalise details for our visit and he has allocated us the large dining area seperated from the main bar area, which is perfect for our needs. The food is absolutely excellent with very good staff and we hope you will enjoy the food and visit

We will update the venue on our numbers nearer the time but in the meantime to aid this process, please let us know if you are attending this event  and your meal choices and we will capture them for the venue to work to.

Please see the menu below and let us know your choices soonest and also please send a £5 deposit/head to PayPal A/C (malrowland21@gmail.com), remembering to state “Hampshire Hog Deposit(s)”

A4 HHog Menu Template - A4 Centred

Mal’s tip of the day: The above PDF menu is on two pages, so once you have made your meal choices, if you wish to see the dessert choices then go to the bottom of the PDF file and click the “down arrow” to reveal page 2…..simples

Best Regards

Team Solent

 

 

Apr
24
Wed
2024
WESSEX AREA – Monthly Club Meeting @ The New Queen Inn
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Club nights will be held regularly every fourth Wednesday of the month, with a regular start time of 7.30pm.

Where: The New Queen Inn, Ringwood Road, Avon, Christchurch BH23 7BG.
When: Fourth Wednesday of the Month from 7.30pm

The New Queen Inn |

If you wish to book please ask for a table in our allocated area. Tel: 01425 672432.

We look forward to welcoming members old and new as well as anyone who would like to come along and discover the Club and what we get up to!

May
8
Wed
2024
WESSEX AREA – Mid month meet/(+- Drive) @ Hamworthy Club
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

As long as we have a volunteer to plan a drive we aim to have monthly drives after our meeting. This month we will be leaving The Hamworthy Club at 11am.

Feel free to contact us for more information closer to the event.

May
11
Sat
2024
SOLENT AREA – A drive and visit to Bill Rawles Classic Cars, Four Marks, Nr Alresford, on Saturday 11th May 2024 @ Rawles Classic Cars
May 11 all-day

Hi Everyone,

This one was recommended to me by our very own “Martin Down”, who visited the venue a little while back and said it was very good, so I kept it in my back pocket until now and have conversed with Jack Rawles, via email over the last few weeks and arranged this visit for us.

In order to fit in with the venues availability we have had to shift this event from the first Sunday in the month to the second Saturday in the month but if promises to be a good one and Jack says they will provide a great tour of what they do there and will provide free tea and coffee. I will provide a box of biscuits for you all to tuck into also

This is an early “Heads-Up” for the event and final details will be posted once we have confirmed timings with Jack and a suitable drive route to Bill Rawles Classic Cars, so keep an eye on this Calendar entry and the MX5OC Forum, nearer the time for further updates.

Best Regards

Mal

 

May
12
Sun
2024
WESSEX AREA – Dorset Blind Association Motor Show PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! @ Dorset Blind Association Motor Show
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Entry cost to include showground display, breakfast roll and hot drink at registration, exclusive entry to the Castle. Booking in advance is essential, as entry will sell out.

Contact: 01202 712865 or email fundraising@dorsetblind.org.uk

 

Registration includes: Showground entry, Castle entry, breakfast roll *Vegetarian option available* and hot drink at registration for 1 person

Registration opens at 9am at Castle Car Park. Refreshments available 9am-10am ‘Best Car Awards’ at 3.30pm

May
22
Wed
2024
WESSEX AREA – Monthly Club Meeting @ The New Queen Inn
May 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Club nights will be held regularly every fourth Wednesday of the month, with a regular start time of 7.30pm.

Where: The New Queen Inn, Ringwood Road, Avon, Christchurch BH23 7BG.
When: Fourth Wednesday of the Month from 7.30pm

The New Queen Inn |

If you wish to book please ask for a table in our allocated area. Tel: 01425 672432.

We look forward to welcoming members old and new as well as anyone who would like to come along and discover the Club and what we get up to!

Jun
12
Wed
2024
WESSEX AREA – Mid month meet (+- Drive) @ Dobbies Garden Centre
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Midweek meetings

We have a series of midweek meetings for those who can and would like to join in.

These are from 10am every second Wednesday of the month starting from Dobbies Garden Centre, Cadnam SO40 2NB.

These will be an informal Coffee/Chat/Meetup followed by a drive out in the local area, (volunteers and weather permitting).

Drives aim to depart at 11am.

Jun
23
Sun
2024
SOLENT & Neighbouring Areas – Thruxton Historic 2024 @ Thruxton Circuit
Jun 23 all-day

Hi Everyone,

Since arranging the Solent & Neighbouring Areas 30th Anniversary event in 2019, we have since been invited back each year and this year we are returning again to the  “Thruxton Historic Event 2024”  in June, to enjoy a fabulous day out and celebrate 35 years of the brilliant MX-5. Hopefully, in stunning sunshine, as per 2023, where we sat on the bank, under the Solent Area Gazebo, overlooking the race circuit

This year, we are only going attending on the Sunday, as past experience has shown that this to be the most popular day for our members. The only downside is, we may not get the same parking area on the bank that we had last year with close proximnity to facilities, such as toilets, tunnel to inner track area and food caterers etc. However, Iain Fleming, is kindly working on this for us with the Thruxton Team and will udpate us very soon on this issue. Once we know the outcome, we will update this post with the necessary infomation.

To register with the MX-5 Owners Club discount for the Thruxton Historic race meeting on Sunday 23rd of June, proceed as follows;

To purchase discounted car club tickets and supply vehicle details for a free club display vehicle pass visit the dedicated car club ticket booking page (see link below).

Please Note: Each order allows you to book one free vehicle display pass with the driver and any passenger tickets need to be added at checkout!

Adult Car Club Tickets: One day £15 Weekend £28

Children 15 years and under admitted free with an adult ticket holder.

https://thruxtonracing.co.uk/th-car-club-2024

To purchase discounted car club tickets and supply vehicle details for a free club display vehicle pass visit the dedicated car club ticket booking page (see link below). Each order allows you to book one free vehicle display pass when purchasing the driver and any passenger tickets.

Adult Car Club Tickets: One day £15 Weekend £28

Children 15 years and under admitted free with an adult ticket holder.

Scroll down to the numbered section, select a ticket type/day, and click ‘ADD TO BASKET’

Click ‘CHECKOUT NOW’ to go to your basket where you can amend ticket quantities.

Enter code MX5OC245TH in the DISCOUNT CODE field (bottom left of the basket) click APPLY to activate the discount, repeat for each ticket type on the order.

Please check the total before clicking PROCEED TO CHECKOUT

Car Club tickets must be booked by 2pm Monday 17th June. Tickets and display vehicle passes will be sent to club members by first class post on or before this date.

Tickets and display vehicle passes will be sent to club members by first class post on or before this date.

Once you have booked your tickets, please email us at: solent@mx5oc.co.uk to confirm your attendance so we can track numbers attending!

Club displays will be on the banking and grass areas in the outfield and marshalls will driect us to our allocated club area, which  will be signposted.

Circuit information and faqs can be found here https://thruxtonracing.co.uk/racing/historic

Updates and event information on the event website here https://www.thruxtonhistoric.com/

Best Regards

The Solent Team

MX-5 Owners Club