February Club night

 Just a quick note to let you know that the Grange Centre at Midhurst has brought forward the closing date & will close before the new one is open.This means we have to cancel the February Club night which was due to take place on the 19th.

Some dates for your diary

We have had an email here at the web masters office from Amberley Museum with a list of their events that the “LL” club are inveited to in 2014, if you would like to attend any of these events then please contact Ambeley Museum for further details.

April  6th –   Vintage Car Show. The very popular annual spring gathering for pre 1956 cars only, with an emphasis on pre 1940.
4th May –  Vintage and Classic Motorcycles Show.  Features all ages and types of bike up to the late seventies.
11th May   –  Spring Steam & Vintage Fayre.  Working steam engines, historic tractors, stationery engines, woodyard working etc.
June 22rd –  Commercial Vehicles & Military Show.  Military and Historic Commercial Vehicles of all types.
20th July  –  Classic Car Summer Picnic.  An emphasis on the post-war up until the eighties cars, but open to all earlier ages as well.
September 21st  –  Annual Bus Show. An emphasis on pre 1960 with free passenger rides on exhibits around the site.
12th October – Autumn Vintage Vehicle Show.  Annual autumn celebration of all types of vehicles pre 1966 only. 37th year!

The entry forms for these events are released progressively through the season. We send out to people who have entered previously in recent years but anyone interested in the events who has not been before should contact the Museum office on 01798 831370 (office@amberleymuseum.co.uk) to request a form as soon as its available. We will also be making them available on our website together with a full listing of other events in 2014. (www.amberleymuseum.co.uk)

A trip to the Milestones Museum

Here is a great collection of pictures taken at The Milestones Museum in Basingstoke sfter one of our “LL” members took a trip here for the day and in the members own words this is what he had to say about his visit ” Smashing day, I hadn’t been there since it opened so quite a lot of different stuff to browse”

AC Owners Club Sprint

Again a few more pictures from Derek, this time on another trip to Goodwood to see the AC owners Club Sprint, as you will read in the lastest newsletter this was a chance find as they were off shopping to Chichester but decided to pop into Goodwood for a bite to eat and what did they find, lots of cars going round Goodwood!! Great pictures Derek as always.

The VSCC Autumn Sprint at Goodwood

On October 26th Derek Leach enjoyed a day at the Vintage Sports Club (VSCC) Autumn sprint held at Goodwood in West Sussex, here are a few pictures he has sent in for us here to look at.

Isle of Man Trip 2013

We have been sent this article for the club newletter which will be out shortly but we couldn’t put all the pictures in the newsletter article so I thought I would put the story and all the pictures here on the website.. Enjoy.

October 12th at 8.30 we set off for Liverpool to catch the ferry to the Isle of Man for a few days. After a comfort break at Warwick Services on the M40 we carried onto the M42, M6(T) and M6 as far as junction 16 at Stoke on Trent and then cut across country to Chester and the Wirral and finally through the Wallasey Tunnel which brought us to Liverpool Docks.Between Stoke on Trent and Chester we saw a huge model of a Dalek made from straw, sitting in the middle of a field after a sign advertising farm made Ice cream. They were well worth stopping for also as you approached the Dalek its upper part turned and uttered its famous phrase “Exterminate”.

On arrival at the docks we found our pre-booked parking and having a couple of hours spare we went exploring the old docks. Very interesting area to explore, we saw a couple of restored Ice cream vans (we love our ice cream), one being a Bradford Jowett and the other a larger Morris commercial. There was also a full size statue of a shire horse in recognition of the 2000 plus horses that were used to work in and around the docks in times past. After an uneventful crossing to Douglas the coach taking us to our hotel had to use the back roads as the Manx Car Rally was in progress along the sea front. The following day we took a trip on the Manx Steam Railway which takes you to Port Erin on the South West coast, a very nice railway museum at Port Erin. Finding the coastal path we walked back to St Mary Port, a distance of 5 miles, with superb views of the rugged coast line, we then caught a bus back to Douglas. 

Day two we caught the Manx Electric Railway (M.E.R.) to Laxey and then the Snaefell Railcar to the highest point on the Island. From the top you are supposed to see Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Isle of Man and Heaven. We could not see Wales or heaven but four out of six was not bad. After lunch we took the MER onto Ramsey and the bus to Peel then on to Douglas.

The next day we awoke to heavy rain so we took the MER to Laxey to see the largest water wheel still working, very impressive. We then went by bus back to Douglas and caught the train to St Mary Port in order to visit the Country Side Museum at Cregneash. By then the rain had stopped and the sun was shining. At the museum there were a few cottages to look around and in the farmyard a good selection of old machinery. In the farmhouse was a lady explaining how the unique, to the Island, quilting was done. She also had a Manx cat (no tail) with her. After the visit we again bussed back to Douglas.

Our last morning on the Island we were going for a ride on the horse drawn tram but unfortunately they had stopped running the previous day, still an excuse for a return visit.

After a wonderful journey home we arrived back around midnight.

By Pete and Jan Brewe