A day at the Hollycombe rally

Here is a nice report that we have received from Mike Jeavons on his time spent at the Hollycombe Rally on the 9th June…


Ted and I arrived at the Double LL rally at Hollycombe on a sunny Saturday morning in his Minor drophead. Thankfully, he hadn’t put the hood down for the journey so I didn’t look like Ken Dodd on a bad hair day. There were already some member’s cars on display as well as quite a few bygone displays in tents and awnings. With military vehicles at the top of the field, a number of tractors, some motorcycles and lots of stationary engines there was plenty to look at.

By eleven, the club had a very good turnout of exhibits on show, with cars turning up on a regular basis. Nice to see opposites from the 50’s, with a pink Edsel Ranger and a bright red Bond Minicar in attendance. The Volvo 1800 Coupe has always been a favourite of mine, the silver blue one on display was in superb condition.

After chatting to lots of old friends, many of whom I hadn’t seen since last year due to my current eye problem, I did a tour of the rally site with my camera, mindful of Wendy’s “I expect lots of photo’s for the web site” comment.

Having done my duty, I strolled down to the café, where I indulged in an excellent plate of fish and chips. Ted joined me whilst I drank my coffee and we had a wander around the steam fairground before boarding the train, along with Dave, Ken and Paul. As usual this meant sensible conversation was somewhat lacking during the train trip, but there was a lot of laughter.

I enjoyed my day at Hollycombe; it’s a very interesting place with plenty to look at, the LL rally adding to that. There did see to be rather a lack of public coming up to the top field to look at the exhibits, despite the new train halt where people could get off right alongside the field. Perhaps I missed it, due to my poor eyesight at present, but I didn’t see any signs down by the main building saying that the LL were displaying there.

I hope it wasn’t too wet on the Sunday for those members staying in caravans and tents, it certainly was here in Havant from late morning onwards. The photo’s I took appear elsewhere on the web site, hope you like them.

Mike Jeavons        June 2012.

PS  I get my first “New eye” in an op on the 25th June, so will soon be able to attend the rest of the 2012 LL events, with my camera of course.

More Hollycombe 2012 pictures

Thank you to Ian Blake who has sent in these pictures from his weekend at Hollycombe…

This weekend 17th June

This weekend Sunday 17th June is Bersted Parish Festivial at The Community Centre, Chalcroft Lane, Bognor Regis. PO22 5TU at 11.00am. Lets hope the weather improves for them and hope to see some of you there…

The Double LL rally at Hollycombe

We hope that everyone enjoyed the rally at Hollycombe this weekend, the weather was fairly kind to us and we had a good turn out of vehicles and collections etc. Here are LOTS of pictures from the weekend, pictures were taken by Mike Jeavons

If you have any photos or a story about the weekend we can put on the website then email them to us. Contact the web master on the who’s who page.

THIS WEEKEND “Double LL Club Rally”

Don’t forget this weekend is our rally held at Hollycombe Steam Collection, Iron Hill, Liphook. Hampshire. GU30 7LP. The event starts at 12.00pm both Saturday and Sunday. Looking forward to seeing many of our members there for our yearly club rally. Lets hope the weather will be kind to us and the sun will shine..

Please make sure you have your passes on display as you enter the site… No passes no entry…

If your not a member of the club you can still come and visit us at the event, Hollycombe will be open both days so come along and see us and maybe join our friendly club. Normal entry fee will be applied for entry. Once in the gate you can ride the fairground rides, ride the trains and come and see the Double LL show at no extra cost… A great day out for all the family..

Below are a few pictures of the rides in the Hollycombe fairground..