2024
MAY
12 NEW FOREST CENTRE: ANNUAL ROTARY SOUTHAMPTON MAGNA NEW FOREST CAR RUN will start and finish at Copythorne Parish Hall. Two runs, a short run of ~40 miles, for the older, or less reliable vehicles, and a longer run of ~80 miles. Trophies for oldest car, furthest flung traveller, and best matching costume and car, as well as a quick quiz. Entry is for any car manufactured 40+ years ago may be made by email to jjwebley@aol.com or Carrun@rotarymagna.uk
Event Organisers
22 NEW FOREST CENTRE: VISIT TO HOUGHTON LODGE GARDENS. We will meet there for 10.30am for tea/coffee and biscuits, then have a walk around the gardens and grounds of the charming 1790 Cottage Ornee which is grade 2 listed and on the edge of the Test River. We will finish refreshments around 11.30am and wander around to see the apple tree blossom and varied garden displays, and go and see the Alpacas. Lunch will be served at 1.00pm in the newly refurbished conservatory (the bar will be open for drinks if required). The costs for the package at this time is £29.50/head for the garden entry & lunch. A Booking form is available on our website but note the closing date is the 3rd May
Jim Finch T: 01962 862378
JUNE
9 NEW FOREST CENTRE: DEVIZES ON THE GREEN. For the third time this intimate gathering of classic cars with food and craft stalls will take place on the famous Crammer in the centre of Devizes.
Colin Dimbylow T: 07783448783
20 NEW FOREST CENTRE: ALLSORTS MEETING. An evening gathering with our Allsorts friends at the Empress of Blandings. More details to follow.
Jim Finch T: 01962 862378
24 NEW FOREST CENTRE: REASONABLE WEATHER WEEKDAY. We are planning to visit Longford Castle at Bodenham (just outside Salisbury). As we are classed as a Special Interest Group we can drive ourselves there and park at the front of the Castle. We visited it in 2019 - it is a very interesting private home not available to the general public except a few set days each year. The guided tour will start at 10.30 and lasts 2 hours. The cost of the guided tour is £16.00 pp. There are only a limited number of places so you must book before 1 May to avoid disappointment. After the tour there will be lunch at The Radnor Arms, Nunton. Bookings to be made directly to David Tofts who will then forward the lunch menu to you when it is available.
David Tofts T: 01425 477686
JULY
7 NEW FOREST CENTRE: BROADSTONE FUN DAY & COMMUNITY PICNICA local gathering of classic, vintage, sports, supercars and unusual vehicles, with free entry. Takes place at the Broadstone Recreation Ground, Lower Blandford Rd, Broadstone, BH18 8NZ. E-mail for more information and entry details.
Richard
13 NEW FOREST CENTRE: WHEELS AND WINGS. We are returning to this exciting event in 2024. To enter go to “Wallop Wheels and Wings 2024”. Do Not, repeat, DO NOT HIT Book Tickets Tab as this is for the members of the public, not exhibitors and car clubs! Scroll down to “Car Registration”, click that tab and complete registration form. Don't forget to enter the car club “Austin Healey Club”. You will need the driver’s and passenger’s passport and driving licence to hand to book. Please let me know that you have booked your place on the Club Stand so that we can have a sufficient number of cakes.
David Tofts T: 01425 477686
20 NEW FOREST CENTRE: NEW FOREST ANNUAL PICNIC & CONCOURS AT COPYTHORNE. We’ve decided to run a picnic rather than a BBQ this year for the annual Centre Concours. As last year, it will take place at the Scout field in Copythorne (just down the road from the Empress at What3Words ///caps.slang.fond). Please bring your own drinks and food. This year, we plan to create suggested routes for a planned drive from a couple of locations in the Centre. More details to follow. We’ll aim to eat at around 1pm. As is traditional, if some of you would be good enough to bring along cakes for afternoon teas, that would be superb. And again, we will also hold the annual Centre Concours after we've eaten.
Jim Palmer T: 01329 289568
24 NEW FOREST CENTRE: THE TRIUMPH TR REGISTER, WESSEX GROUP, has invited us to their inter-club meeting which will take place at 19:00 in the grounds of IBM, Hursley Park Rd, Hursley, Winchester SO21 2JN. For a number of years they have been meeting here with friends from other car clubs and want to open this up to a wider number of people with a good opportunity to meet members of other car clubs.
Jim Finch T: 01962 862378
28 NEW FOREST CENTRE: CLASSIC CAR EVENT AT WOLVERCROFT GARDEN CENTRE. Organised by the Wessex Branch of the Variety Club Children's Charity at Wolvercroft Garden Centre near Fordingbridge, Hampshire which will include catering, entertainment and a limited number of stalls. If you would like to attend please inform David Tofts who can coordinate entry and numbers.
David Tofts T: 01425 477686
NOVEMBER
30 NEW FOREST CENTRE: LAYING UP SUPPER. An early heads-up for our annual end-of-season event.
David Tofts T: 01425 477686