December Report – 2017

Lincolnshire Group  –  Dember 2017 Report

The publisher’s Xmas deadline has caught me out so there will be no report on the undoubtedly very entertaining Xmas dinner at The George. However this is an urgent plea for you to attend the 2018 AGM at The George 7.30 pm Wednesday January 10th. You should by now be well aware that after the business section Pete Jury is going to give us an update on his dynamo / control box / LED  developments.

 AGM Agenda:-

  • Sec. Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Election of Officers

[ All remaining willing to stand again but we do have 2 committee vacancies following the retirement of Gerry Cock & Ande Malone after many years of sterling work upon your behalf ] We currently have one nominee Stuart Kent. We shall be looking for another on the night! 

  • Suggestions from the floor for our 2018 calendar of events.
  • [ Already suggested – Visit to Dave Mawby to see his Austin collection. Visit to the Ingle brothers to see their collection, Visit to Bomber Command Memorial, visit to Lincs. Falconry Centre. ]
  • Pete Jury update

Holland – Dutch ATDC Rally

 The rally is confirmed as being in Stompetoren and I have 10 rooms booked at the Van der Valk Hotel, Akersloot bij Alkmaar. Jody Kaldenberg the Chairman of the Dutch Austin Ten Drivers Club has obtained a special rate of 129.50 euros per night for two people in a double en suite room with breakfast. The plan is to sail overnight Thursday 28th June from Hull, arriving Rotterdam on the Friday morning. The non-motorway journey to Alkmaar is a distance of 92 miles. The ATDC rally is over the weekend but we are booking seven nights in the hotel in order to explore the town of Alkmaar and the surrounding area, sailing home overnight on Friday night 6th July. As well as the modest rally fee the other cost will be the ferry. No group discount available so you will need to book your own crossings, best done a.s.a.p. To date I have 7 couples definitely signed up. If you would like to take part please e mail a.s.a.p. I should also be able to obtain more than ten rooms if required. Please google Alkmaar as there is lots on the web.

 2018 Programme with Current Confirmed Diary Dates

 Wed. 10th Jan.      AGM. Followed by Pete Jury giving us an update on his electrical products. [ ]

 Wed. 14th Feb.                Guest Speaker – My Life as a Spy

 Wed. 14th March            Shoebox Racing

 Wed. 11th  April              Nic. Turley Talk – Austin 7 Archives Now & in the Future

 Sun. 22nd April                Sevens to the Sea.

Sun. May 13th                 Mystery Pub Run 

26th August                     Syston Park Sprint, Nr. Grantham.

 Wed. 12th Sept.               Guest Speaker

 Wed. 10th Oct.               Stuart Ulph’s Media Night

 Sun. 21st Oct                  Annual End of Season Run

 Wed. 14th Nov.                Looking for suggestions

 Wed. 12th Dec.                Xmas Quiz & festive fun!


 Lunchtime Meet 3rd Wednesday of month 12 noon @ The Woodcock, Burton Waters , Lincoln. Next date  12 noon Wed. 24th January.


 www.  Give it a try & give our Webmistress “Brenda” your feedback!!!!!!  Over the last three years we have had 79,000 hits. Brenda has also instigated a new section entitled “Sales” . This is where Lincs. Gp. Members can advertise cars or parts for sale. Put your A7 parts on now instead of Ebay . Postscript; An RM Saloon has just been sold within 48 hrs.!.

If you have sold your vehicle / items, please let us know so we can take the advert down. She has also recently posted some information regarding the history of the Lincs. Group & the Sevens to the Sea event.

 Peter Rowlands         Hon. Sec.