Events 2017

A list of events of interest to Messerschmitt Enthusiasts. We will be adding and updating details of events during the course of the year, so do come back and check from time to time. If you are involved in organising any events that would interest MEC members then please let us know (email: takeoff@messerschmittclub.org or send to Mark, Tony or Alan).

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8th January
The *Nosh* Lewknor. The Messerschmitt Enthusiasts' annual opener at a traditional English Pub, just below the western edge of the Chilterns, Oxfordshire. A ‘modern' interpretation of the Annual Christmas Event, held by the Club since it's foundation in the late 1960s! If you've missed it, same place same time next year!! Details: The *Nosh*
11th – 12th February
The Footman James Great Western Classic Car Show 2017. Kicking off the show season is the biggest and best of its kind in the South West of England. Details: Great Western Classic Car Show
3rd – 5th March
40th Antwerp Classic Salon 2017. Antwerp Classic Car Show, Belgium ‘One of the best in Europe'. Details: Antwerp Classic Salon
31st March – 2nd April
Practical Classics Restoration Show N.E.C. Birmingham,. The UK's fastest growing classic car event, supported by the FBHVC and the Heinkel Trojan Club. Details here: NEC Restoration Show
5th – 9th April
29th Techno-Classica Essen. Arguably one of the best classic car shows in Europe. A must for any enthusiast who has yet to visit! In Essen, Germany. Details: Techno-Classica Essen
5th – 9th April
Scottish Micro-car Club April Rally. North Ledaig Caravan Park, Ledaig, Oban, Argyll PA37 1RU. Book direct Tel: +44 (0)1631 710291. More details from John Ducker Tel: +44 (0)1855 821354, E-mail johnducker@tiscali.co.uk or visit (when updated): Scottish Micro-car Club
14th – 17th April
Reliant Owners Club (North East Branch) Easter Rally. at Ripon Racecourse, Boroughbridge Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 1UG. Tel: +44 (0)1765 530530, Costs: £10 per unit per night (Buffet on Saturday evening included). For more details, contact: Ruth Lewins, Tel: +44 (0)191 584 3094 or visit: Reliant Owners Club Rally
23rd April
Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs - Drive It Day. Many events up and down the Country. See: FBHVC Events
1st May
Popham Aero Auto Jumble Classic Vehicle Rally and Fly-in,. Popham Airfield, Coxford Down, Winchester SO21 3BD. More details and a link to an application form can be found here: Popham . Telephone enquiries call: +44 (0)1256 397733. Peter Darby may have a pass or two spare for Club Members. Please note that on the day, the policy will be ‘no pass, no free entry' and respect plea regarding less 'modern vehicles'!
12th – 14th May
Bug Club Early Bird Rally 2017 at Lakeside Barn, Ashton Keynes, Nr Cirencester SN6 6QP. All are welcome! Organised by Jeff Ellis, Tel: +44 (0)7713 595563; e-mail: mrbondbug@gmail.com or visit: Bug Club Rally
12th – 14th May
East Anglian Microcar Club Spring Camp. This year, the EAMCC are back at Lawshall, near Bury St Edmunds, for their Spring Club Camp. The weekend will follow the normal format of runs out, fish-n-chip run and social evening with quiz. Please contact Helen Cotton (Tel: +44 (0)1728 724084) if you are joining them so they can gauge the numbers and allocate Hook-ups, if required - They have once again booked the inner field for their Rally. More details may appear here: EAMCC Events
13th – 14th May
Beaulieu Spring Autojumble. Sister to the iconic and world-famous International Autojumble, the Spring Autojumble is perfect for those with an existing project looking for parts, looking for your next project and of course motoring enthusiasts! Details and entry prices here: "Spring Autojumble"
2nd – 4th June
Asparafest nr Evesham. Worcestershire's Aspara-tastic Music & Food Festival! A family orientated celebration of asparagus with Vintage & Classic Vehicle displays (details when we have them). Supported by the Fleece Inn, Bretforton, where we have a monthly Microcar Club Night. For more details, watch this space or visit: "Asparafest"
4th June
3rd Didcot Railway Centre Transport Rally at APCOA Foxhall Road Car Park, Didcot, OX11 7HJ (same as last year) although subject to change due to the possibility of the Rally car park site being converted into a Multi Storey car park. The rally site will open at 07.30. Details/entry forms here: Didcot Transport Rally. The deadline for the receipt of entries is 7 May
8th – 11th June
Micro Maniacs Club 28th Northern Microcar Rally. Micro Maniacs Annual Event at the White Swan, Rawcliffe Road, Newton upon Rawcliffe, Nr. Pickering North Yorkshire YO18 8QA. Costs: Motorhome/Caravan/Camping £8 per adult per night, children £4 plus £1 per unit insurance charge for members (£3 for non members). Rally pack £5. Details and booking: Ray Glendinning on +44 (0)1274 218455 or Mob: +44 (0)7977 445694 (e-mail to: bubblecarray@gmail.com). More information can be found here: Northern Microcar Rally
11th June
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway's June Classic Vehicle Clubs Day at Toddington Station, Gloucestershire, GL54 5DT. Combine the scene of historic road transport with a backdrop of vintage trains. Although primarily for Car Clubs and organized jointly with the Prescott Breakfast Club, individual participants are welcome. Vehicles entered attract a two for one ticket voucher otherwise normal ticket prices for those wishing to travel, but for those just planning to admire the cars there will be a small admission charge! Details/entry forms here - Toddington Classic Vehicle Days
15th – 18th June
Messerschmitt Club Deutschland Annual Rally. Bürgerhaus Ober-Schmitten, Schulstraße 15, 63667 Nidda in the district Wetterau, Hesse, Germany. For details, visit: MCD Rally 2016 and follow the link to the registration form. Otherwise contact Alfred Barth, post to: Miltenberger Str. 3, 68259 Mannheim or e-mail: alfred.barth@gmx.de
17th – 18th June
The Footman James 38th Bristol Classic Car Show 2017 at the Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN. Details here: Bristol Classic Car Show
24th – 25th June
Heinkel Trojan Club AGM Rally Weekend at the Bubblecar Museum, Main Road, Langrick, Boston, Lincolnshire PE22 7AW. Arrival and get together with friends and catch up with gossip etc. Saturday - 10am Road run of about 75-80 miles to a place of interest then back for BBQ in evening plus quiz. Sunday - 10 am AGM meeting in Museum Coffee shop. Cars on the rally field for showing. More info. from: Peter Jones, tel: +44 (0)1527 501318 or Julian Haycraft, tel: +44 (0)1522 868474
29th June – 2nd July
Micromaniacs' ‘Hartlepool Rally' at Hartlepool Rugby Club, Mayfield Park, Easington Road, Hartlepool TS24 9BA (Tel: +44 (0)1429 266445). Costs: £10 per unit per night + £1 insurance charge (£3 for non-members). Bar on site with local restaurants and shops within walking distance. Toilets, showers and waste disposal available at the Rugby Club. Contact: Eric Bruce, e-mail: e.i.bruce@hotmail.co.uk, Tel: +44 (0)191 586 0854 or +44 (0)7885 742 566 (mobile). More information can be found here: Hartlepool Rally
7th – 9th July
32nd Bath Micro Car Rally at Keynsham Rugby Football Club, Crown Fields, Bristol Road, Keynsham BS31 2BE. Programme: Friday - Rally opens midday. Saturday - Road run to place of interest; evening at 7.30, free drinks and snacks in gazebo. Sunday - Display of vehicles, Club Stands & Autojumble. Event organiser: Wynford Jones Tel: +44 (0)7541 197243. There is also a Facebook page here: Bristol Microcar Club Rally which you are invited to 'like'! Your support is needed to enable this event to continue being held!!
28th – 30th July
Hammond Collection Microcar Gathering and Museum Open Day. School House Farm, Boarden Lane, Hawkenbury TN12 0EB. On-site camping - Booking Essential (free if you come with a Microcar); Saturday road run and evening social event; Museum open on Sunday. Rally information from Lesley Cook: cooksfh@aol.com or visit Facebook: The Hammond Collection .
2nd – 8th August
Messerschmitt Owners Club ‘Peak' Rally at Uttoxeter Racecourse. Almost a full week of excursions and convoy runs to places of interest in and around the beautiful Peak District is planned – details to follow. Alan Town is organiser in chief and all are welcome. The Rally has its own web-site at: MOC Rally and a chance to register for regular up-dates by newsletter
10th – 13th August
Scottish Micro Car Club August Rally at Five Roads Caravan Park, Alyth, Blairgowie PH11 8NB. To book call the site direct on +44 (0)1828 632255 or email: dunnsgarage@ymail.com or steven.ewart@btopenworld.com. For further information contact Gary Aitken, Tel: +44 (0)1224 683403 or email: gary@bubblecar1.orangehome.co.uk. More information may be found here: SMCC Events
24th – 27th August
35th DWAC Annual Rally at RCN Zeewolde Holiday Park, Dasselaarweg 1, 3896 LT Zeewolde. Located on the re-claimed land of Flevoland, at the southern end of the Zuiderzee and not far from Amsterdam. This Rally celebrates 35 years and for the fans, starts a week earlier than usual, with a three day, 400 km tour around the Zuiderzee. Those participating will gather on Sunday 20th August 20th at the camp, to set out on the Monday. Book via the DWAC websitewhere you will also find more details: Jaarevenement DWAC
25th – 28th August
9th Cheshire Rally Sycamore Farm Caravan Site Chelford Road, Soss Moss, Nether Alderley, Cheshire SK10 4TU. 'Phone or e-mail Andrea to book a pitch, Tel: + 44 (0)1625 860, e-mail: (andreasteggel@aol.com).
2nd – 3rd September
Beaulieu International Autojumble. The iconic and world-famous International Autojumble is the biggest outdoor sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic. Details here: " Beaulieu International Autojumble"
6th – 11th September
43rd National Micro Car Rally will be organised by Marilyn Bryce and Alan Prince of the Scottish Microcar Club. The rally will be based at the Grasmere Sports and Show Ground (The Showfield, Stock Lane, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SL Grasmere ). Road runs to local places of interest are being planned for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Marilyn and Alan are making full use of their local knowledge to ensure that we get the best sights and attractions in the Lakes. This year the site is available on the Wednesday afternoon through until the Monday lunchtime. Contact: Marilyn, e-mail: mbryce132@gmail.com or Tel: +44 (0)7979 622580. For more information and regular updates, visit: NMCR
10th September
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway's September Classic Vehicle Day at Toddington Station, Gloucestershire, GL54 5DT. The September event is primarily for individual classic car owners. Details/entry forms here - Toddington Classic Vehicle Days
10th September
Pebworth Party in the Park on the Village Hall Green, Pebworth, Worcestershire, from 12 noon to 5pm, Admission - Adults: £3; Children: Free. Why? Pebworth is the location of Fend House, home to the Messerschmitt Foundation GB, who will be joining in with Sunday's events. All are welcome with their cars. There is also a Facebook page here: Pebworth Party in the Park which you are invited to 'like' in order to keep up-to-date! Pictures of 'Schmitts if you don't believe me!
21st – 24th September
Micro Maniacs ‘Christmas in September'! (Advance Booking Essential) at Drax Sports and Social Club, Main Road, Drax, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 8PJ. Contact - Bob Bareham Tel: +44 (0)1724 710747 or e-mail: bjbarehams@tesco.net
6th – 8th October
Veterama Mannheim at the Maimarktgelände, Xaver-Fuhr-Str. 101, 68163 Mannheim. This ‘must visit' Autumn Autojumble in Germany, will be also hosting a Messerschmitt Club Deutschland stand and spare parts store. Details here - Herbst Mannheim
4th – 5th November
The Footman James 17th Classic Vehicle Restoration Show at the Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN. Details here - Classic Vehicle Restoration Show
10th – 12th November
Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show NEC Birmingham. Includes and auction sale of classic cars. Details here - NEC Classic Motor Show
2nd – 10th December
50th Essen Motor Show. Automobile, Motor Sport, Tuning, Classics, Show & Action (Sales Exhibition for Vintage, Historic Motor Sport, Classic + Prestige). Details here - Essen Motor Show