May Report – 2018

Lincolnshire Group May 2018 Report

Sevens to the Sea

The sun shone in the early morning and for most of the day. Your committee arrived at the start for 08.00 and for once nearly all the entrants arrived early. After signing on they availed themselves of bacon butties and a hot drink in the Hartsholme Park café. I took calls from three non-runners. Either poor health, poorly car or both. The Deputy Mayor of Lincoln arrived at 08.30 and was chaperoned by Paddy Malone who proceeded to introduce him to the fifty odd cars and their owners. After the drivers briefing the Deputy Mayor of Lincoln manfully flagged everyone off.

 This year after 42 miles there was new coffee stop at The Three Horseshoes pub in Goulceby. All the cars parked in the attached paddock which was used for camping and glamping. We even had a chance to examine the Pods & Yurts that were on site and available to rent. Then it was off for another 36 miles to our usual lunch stop at Walesby Village hall. As last year the villagers gave us a superb welcome laying on tea, coffee and an especially made Austin Seven cake!

 The final part of the route covered some 27 miles and upon arriving at Cleethorpes Dave Lucas and members of the Humber group were there to assist with the parking on The Esplanade. Once parked they were presented with their commemorative certificates by none other than our PWA7C Magazine Editor, James Cornish, who was ably assisted by his wife Sue. To the best of my knowledge we only had one breakdown and that was a very rare 1930’s Morris Jensen. As the saying goes “You can rely on an Austin”.

 The evening meal for the fifty nine who stayed over was held at Papas Fish Restaurant on The Pier. I always panic a little when arranging a new dining venue, however everyone agreed the quality and portions of the food were so good that I have already booked for next year [Sunday April 7th 2019].  Furthermore the waiting staff were so attentive and pleasant even putting up with the crack and banter coming from table One!

 There was good support from all over the UK which included a strong Yorkshire contingent. Even though Ian Hoole, a Sevens to the Sea virgin, announced that they had bigger mole hills in Yorks. than our Lincs. Wolds, I know he has already booked his Cleethorpes hotel for next year so we must be doing something right. Well done to all those who have e-mailed me with their appreciation of all our efforts. Your support is much appreciated.  See you all next year.

 BBQ – Sat. Aug. 11th

Summer will soon be here. Our annual BBQ fun and food day is open to all members near or far. Please see separate advert. Send for your tickets Now. We have already sold 34!

 Blyton Park 2018

I have organised another Blyton Park track day for Wednesday 20th June and have tried to avoid date clashes with VSCC & Bert Hadley. Full advert  appears elsewhere just a few places left

 2018 Programme with Current Confirmed Diary Dates

 Sun. May 13th                 Mystery Sunday Lunch Run, starting at The George

                                        Tel Ande Malone – 01522 751994  to book your place

Sun. 3rd. June                 Autokarna, Wollaton Park

Wed. June 20th               Blyton track day

Wed. July 11th                Wellow – Joint Group Meet

Wed. July 18                   1.30pm – Bomber Command Memorial visit

Tel. Peter 01636 892919

Sat. Aug. 11th                  BBQ @ South Scarle £6 p.p.

26th August                     Grimsthorpe Castle Speed Trial Event

                                        [ Organiser ian Bancroft ]

Sun. 9th Sept.                  09.30 Alford Manor Steam Day

Wed. 12th Sept.               Nic Turley – Presentation on the A7 Archives

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!

 Sun. April 7th 2019          Sevens to the Sea


Below are other events you may be interested in. Google for more info:-

12th/13th May Newark & Notts County Show;5th Aug. Revesby Show;

4/5th Aug. Baston in Blitz; Sat.1st Sept. Sleaford Car Show

 Lunchtime Meet 3rd Wednesday of month 12 noon @ The Woodcock, Burton Waters , Lincoln. Next date  12 noon Wed. 16th May


 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.


 The Lincolnshire Group was founded in January 1969 and we shall be arranging a memorable day to celebrate this milestone on Saturday 15th June 2019. There will be a run hopefully taking in Lincoln Cathedral environs and finishing at Brayford Pool with a jazz band, a celebratory plaque for each driver and scones for all to go with your picnic.

Peter Rowlands