Congleton Bear Town Classic Car Club
14Sep/170

NORTH RODE TRANSPORT FESTIVAL 16/17th SEPT.2017

Posted by Terry

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFAVOURABLE GROUND CONDITIONS.

8Sep/170

September Newsletter

Posted by Bryan Hurst

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

New Members
Two new members joined at the last meeting:
Les Parker who owns an MG YB 1952 and a Toyota Celica 1998
Margaret Coates who owns a VW T2 Camper 1973 and a Ford Popular Plus Mk1 1981
Please ensure you make our new members welcome.
Club News
The club wishes to express deepest sympathy to the friends and family of Phil Owen who sadly passed away peacefully on August 10th after a long illness. Phil was one of the founder members of the club. A donation of £50 was made to Douglas Macmillan Hospice along with a signed sympathy card.
Happier news is that Eddie Howell and Stephen Dent won runners up prizes at recent shows confirming again the quality of the cars in our club.
There was no prize for the club stand at the show at Tatton on 19th and 20th August. It was a bit of a washout with some of the tracked vehicles getting bogged down in the mud.
The raffle raised £58 and an additional money was raised when Ray auctioned a one-off CBCCC mug . The winner was Andrew with a bid of £7 from Andrew.
My thanks to Tony Pomelli for the picture of his “ little ones”
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If any of you wish to add some of your pictures to the newsletter or have a short report from a show you have been to please email then to me. Bryan.hurst2@btinternet.com
Unfortunately, we no longer have the resources to provide newsletter by snailmail. We really nned more help to run the club and if anyone is able to help please let us know.
Upcoming Events
Club BBQ on Sep 9th – this Sunday. Helpers to arrive before 12 please.
Holmes Chapel Show at the Village hall- cars to arrive between 12.30 and 1.30. A number of members have already signed up to attend.
Smallwood Show 16th and 17th
Club road run on September 24th- meet at the Bulls Head between 10,30 and 11 followed by the club show in the afternoon
September Events
September 0270th. Eccleshall Show, Nr. Stafford
September 02Beaulieu International Autojumble Rally, Beaulieu
September 03Clonter Opera Artisan Fair & Classic CarsCLUBSTAND
September 031000 Classic Cars Show, Cholmondeley Castle, Nr. Malpas, SY14 8AH
September 03MGOC Potteries & South Cheshire Charity Road Run
September 03Trans Lancs Transport Show, Heaton Park, Manchester
September 03Beaulieu International Autojumble Rally, Beaulieu
September 03Classic & Retro Show, Himley Hall, Nr. Dudley, DY3 4DF
September 08Goodwood Revival Meeting
September 09Yesteryear Rally, Hampton, Malpas
September 09Nostalgic Weekend, RAF Burtonwood
September 09Goodwood Revival Meeting
September 10CONGLETON BEARTOWN CLASSIC CAR CLUB SHOW & BBQ
September 10Yesteryear Rally, Hampton, Malpas
September 10Heritage & Classic Vehicle Rally, Etruria Industrial Museum
September 10Nostalgic Weekend, RAF Burtonwood
September 10Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group Autumn Show: South Promenade, Lytham St. Annes, FY8 1NP
September 10Classic Drive and Ride-In Day, Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, Windermere,Cumbria
September 10Goodwood Revival Meeting September 16Smallwood Village Fete.
September 16North Rode Transport Show, Bosley, Nr. Congleton
September 16Rudyard Lake Train Galapeter
September 16Footman James Manchester Classic Car Show, Event City
September 17North Rode Transport Show, Bosley, Nr. Congleton
September 17Rudyard Lake Train Gala
September 17Footman James Manchester Classic Car Show, Event City, Mcr.
September 17End of Season Transport Show, Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, PR25 2LE.
September 17Classic Motor Show,Wentworth Woodhouses,S.Yorkshire, S62 7TQ
September 22 September 23High Legh Garden Centre, Festival of TransportHighLegh
September 24Beartown Classic Car Club Autumn Show, Bull's Head.CLUB STAND
September 24Newark Mega Autojumble, Newark, Notts
September 24High Legh Garden Centre, Festival of Transport
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10Aug/170

AUGUST NEWSLETTER

Posted by Bryan Hurst

AUGUST NEWSLETTER

CONGLETON BEARTOWN CLASSIC CAR CLUB

Our meeting on Monday 7th August was well-attended. The raffle raised £62 and thanks to all who donated prizes. The books by J Clarkson were as popular as ever even despite his recent illness. Tickets for the forthcoming show at Tatton Park were handed out by Terry.

Notable Events

Tony Pomelli won runner-up in the 1970s saloon class at the Cheshire Classic Car and Motorcycle show at Capesthorne with his lovely Fiat 500. At the Leek show The Mayor of Este (twinned with Leek) invited him for an expenses paid trip to Italy because he liked his car so much- sadly the car will not be going.

Steve Adams won class 6 with his 1934 Morris 10/4 at the Thoresby National Rally.

Although many of us, me included, are unlikely to win prizes for our cars we should take pride in the variety and quality of cars in our club.

Cancellations

Glebe Farm show is cancelled

The road run planned for August17th has also been cancelled

Up and Coming Events

Clonter Opera

Holmeschapel Show on Sunday Sep 17th- see previous newsletter for details

Club BBQ on Sep 10th. Help will be needed with set-up on Saturday and Sunday- further details at the September meeting. Booking form available on the website

Other Events

August 06 Newark Mega Autojumble, Newark, Notts

August 06 British & American Car Show, Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, PR25 2LE. August 10 Beartown Classic Car Club, Evening Show, Bull's Head.CLUB STAND

August 11 ROVERFEST - 50 years of V8 Engine, Wroxall Abbey,Warickshire

August 12 Cheddleton Carnival, Cheddleton, Nr. Leek

August 12 Astle Park Traction Engine RallyJane C. Webster (www.outdoorshows.co.uk) August 12 ROVERFEST - 50 years of V8 Engine, Wroxall Abbey,Warickshire

August 13 Astle Park Traction Engine Rally

August 13 N. Cheshire Classic Car Club Show, Claremont Farm, Clatterbridge

August 13ROVERFEST - 50 years of V8 Engine, Wroxall Abbey,Warickshire

August 19 Classic Car Show & Cheshire Autojumble,Tatton Park,Knutsford CLUBSTAND

August 19 Music, Motors & Fine Food, Leek Town Centre

August 20 Classic Car Show & Cheshire Autojumble,Tatton Park,KnutsfordCLUBSTAND

August 20 Llandudno MGOC Snowden Charity Car Run

August 25th. Cheshire Microcar Rally, Nether AlderleyAndrea Steggel (01625860893)

August 26 Oulton Park Historic Sports Car "Gold Cup" meeting

August 26 Cheshire Game & Country Fair, County Showground, Tabley

August 26th. Cheshire Microcar Rally, Nether Alderley

August 27Classic Cars Day, Apedale Light Railway, Chestertonwww.avlr.org.uk

August 27 Oulton Park Historic Sports Car "Gold Cup" meeting

August 27 Cheshire Classic Car Show incl. Mercedes day, Capesthorne Hall, Nr. Macclesfield, SK11 9JY

August 27 Cheshire Game & Country Fair, County Showground, Tabley.

August 27th. Cheshire Microcar Rally, Nether Alderley

August 27Shrewsbury Steam & Vintage Vehicle Rally

August 27Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group Summer Show: Italian Gardens, Stanley Park, Blackpool, FY3 9HU

August 28 Oulton Park Historic Sports Car "Gold Cup" meeting

August 28 Cheshire Game & Country Fair, County Showground, Tabley.

August 28th. Cheshire Microcar Rally, Nether Alderley

August 28th Shrewsbury Steam & Vintage Vehicle Rally

August 28 Northwich Festival Classic Car Show, Moss Lane, Winnington, Nr. Northwich August 28 Notts Classic Car & Bike Show, Thoresby Park, Ollerton, NG22 9EP

August 28Woodsmoor Classic Car Rally, Nr Stockport

Next Meeting on Monday 4th September

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17Jul/170

July Newsletter

Posted by Bryan Hurst

July Newsletter

There was a good turnout for our July meeting on a beautiful roof-down evening.

Events Highlighted at the Meeting

We were invited to participate in the Holmes Chapel show on Sunday September 17th. There will be a display of classic cars with space for up to 40. The show will take place at the new community centre – previously the AP Club near the railway station. Cars will be on display from 2 until 5 PM. Those wishing to attend please give in their names to the organizer who will be attending the August meeting.

Other events mentioned include:

Middlewich 15th and 16th July

July 15th St Lawrence Church Biddulph 1000-1300 with a free Bacon Bap and a drink for attendees

July 16th Big one at Bentley

Classic Car Show at Tatton 19th 20th August- there may be a limited number of places still available on the Saturday. Contact Terry if interested.

Club social and car run on July 13th The road run will start at 18.30 from the O:Ld Vicarage

Details on the events page on the website

New Members

Three new members joined us:

Robert Thorley who has an immaculate Hillman Imp

Nigel Morley who owns Austin 7s a Jowett and a Sunbeam 90

Phil Johnson who has a split-screen VW camper and a Beetle

Welcome to our new members and we hope to see you at the August Meeting

Plaques

Just a reminder that there are a couple of Brass Plaques for your badge bar at £10 apiece

September BBQ

The club BBQ will be on Sunday September 10th at the usual venue kindly provided by Andrea and Clive. Forms are available on the website should you or members of your immediate family wish to attend. Other guests will be charged £7.50 which is the cost price. Completed forms must be handed in at the August meeting. Forms will be available at the meeting if you do not have internet access. We will also be looking for help with setting up and the BBQ and cleaning up afterwards

July Events

 July 01 Vintage Charity Rally, Agricultural Showground,Shrewsbury

July 01 Warslow Classic Car & Vintage Rally, Warslow,  SK17 0JL

July01 Rustic Music & Arts Festival, Hope Farm, Dutton, Nr. Northwich

 July 01 Stars & Stripes Classic American, Tatton Park, Knutsford

July 01 Goodwood Festival of Speed

July 02 Nantwich Classic Car Show, Nantwich Town FC Car Park, Nantwich

July 02 Vintage & Classic Transport Rally, The Elephant Pub, Newcastle Road, Shavington

July 02Vintage Charity Rally, Agricultural Showground, Shrewsbury

 July 02 Rustic Music & Arts Festival, Hope Farm, Dutton, Nr. Northwich

 July 02 Stars & Stripes Classic American, Tatton Park, Knutsford

 July 02 Leighton Hall Classic Car & Bike Show, Carnforth, Lancs

 July 02 Newark Mega Autojumble, Newark, Notts.www.newarkautojumble.co.uk £10 early bird 08 July 02 Great British Mini Day, Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, PR25 2LE

July 02 Goodwood Festival of Speed

 July 08 Cheshire Steam Fair, Daresbury, Nr Warrington

 July 09 Wilmslow Show, Wilmslow

 July 09 Cheshire Steam Fair, Daresbury, Nr Warrington

 July 09 Caerwys Classic Car Show, Barlows Camp, Caerwys

 July 13 Beartown Classic Car Club, Road Run & Evening Show, Bull's Head. CLUB STAND 

July 15 MIDDLEWICH CLASSIC CAR & M/C SHOWCLUB STAND

 July 15 Oakamoor Hill Climb, Carr Bank, Oakamoor, Staffs

 July 16MIDDLEWICH CLASSIC CAR & M/C SHOWCLUB STAND

 July 16 Classic Motor Show, Walsall Arboretum Walsall, WS21 2QA

 July 22 Manchester Airport Aviation & Transport Fair

 July 22 Kings Bromley Show, Nr. Burton-on-Trent

 July 22 Tunerfest, Oulton Park, Nr. Tarporley, Cheshire

July 23 Cheshire Classic Car Show incl. Morris Minor day, Capesthorne Hall, Nr. Macclesfield, SK11 9JY

July 23 Manchester Airport Aviation & Transport Fair

July 23 Wirral Historic Vehicle Rally, Wirral Area

July 26 Nantwich Show, The Showground, Nantwich, CW5 8LD

July 28 Carfest North, Bolesworth Castle, Tattenhall  (Children in Need Event)

 July 29 Carfest North, Bolesworth Castle, Tattenhall  (Children in Need Event)

July 30 Audlem Festival of Transport July 3) Classic Motor Show,Beaumanor Hall,Nr Loughborough, Leics.LE12 8TX

July 30 Rotary Motor Show, Frodsham Community Centre

July 30 Carfest North, Bolesworth Castle, Tattenhall  (Children in Need Event)

July 30 Classics at the Castle, Bodelwyddan Castle, Nr Rhyl

July 30.Lytham Hall Classic Car & M/C Show, Lytham

Next Meeting

Monday 7th August

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12Jun/170

June 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Bryan Hurst

CONGLETON BEARTOWN CLASSIC CAR CLUB

June 2017 Newsletter June 12th

Author- Bryan Hurst

May was a busy month for me and the club .At the club meeting on June 5th there was a good turnout despite the lousy weather. The raffle raised £43. Terry informed us of a number of upcoming events. And reviewed what we had done during May.

Smallwood

Although there were some admin hiccups those who attended gave it a thumbs up. This is a show I will consider attending next year. My excuse this year was that I was watching F1 at Monaco.

Endon Well-Dressing

This is the club’s way of showing our respect to Harold.

Road Run Sunday May 21st

Excellent turnout of 20 cars for a 49 mile run finishing up at the Venetian Marina. Only 10 cars got lost!

Tatton Classic Car Show June 3-4

The stand was full both Saturday and Sunday. I was there on Sunday and we were entertained by novel ways to try and stop rainwater collecting on the roof of the gazebo during a heavy shower early on. The rest of Sunday was fair. We did not get a prize for the stand this year but two of our members got individual prizes. Frank for his rare A35 pick up and Renzo for his X19.

Forthcoming Events

Classic cars at the Venetian Marina on the 1st Thursday of the month with prizes ( wine) for the best car.

Venetian Marina (Nantwich) Ltd, trading as Venetian Marina  Cholmondeston  Nantwich  Cheshire  CW5 6DD

Car show at the Elephant Shavington – Forms from Terry if interested

Club Events in June

Car show at the Bulls Head on June 15th Let’s see if we can fill the car park.

Upcoming Events in June- see website for details

June 03 Classic Car Spectacular, Tatton Park, Knutsford

June 03 Retro Car Mania, Weston Park, Shifnal

 June 03 Klondyke Mill June Steam Party, Draycott in Clay

June 04 Classic Car Spectacular, Tatton Park, KnutsfordCLUB STAND

June  04 Newark Mega Autojumble, Newark

June 04 Klondyke Mill June Steam Party, Draycott in Clay, Staffs.

 June 09 Cholmondeley Pageant of Powerwww.cpop.co.uk Queen's Official Birthday

June 10 North Rode Vintage Rally, Bosley, Nr. Congletonwww.northrodevintagerally.co.uk

June 10 Cholmondeley Pageant of Pow

June 10 RAF BURTONWOOD Classic Car Show + Dance

June 10 Hale Carnival and Classic Car Show, Hale, Nr. Liverool Airport

June 11 North Rode Vintage Rally, Bosley, Nr. Congleton

June 11 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power

June 11 Austin & Morris Classics Day, Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, PR25 2LE.

June 11  4th. Cleveleys Car Show, Cleveleys, Nr. Blackpool

June 11 Manchester to Blackpool Car Run, Worsley Hall, Nr. Manchester

June 15 Beartown Classic Car Club, Evening Show, Bull's Head.CLUB STAND

June 17 Clwyd Vintage Society Annual Show, Oswestry Showgroundwww.cvvms.co.uk

June 17 1000 Engine Rally, Astle Park, Chelford

June 17 Music, Motors & Fine Food, Leek town centre

 June 17Woodvale Rally, Victoria Park, Southport

June 17 Simply Classics & Sports Cars, Beaulieu.

June 18 Clwyd Vintage Society Annual Show, Oswestry Showground

June 18 Peaks & Dales Charity Road Run, Marple to Buxton

June 18 Fathers Classic Day Out, Trentham Gardens, Staffs

June 18 1000 Engine Rally, Astle Park, Chelford

June 18 Woodvale Rally, Victoria Park, Southport

June 18 Father's Day Classic Vehicle Show, Clumber Park, Worksop

June 20 Cheshire Show, Tabley

June 21 Cheshire Show, Tabley

June 24 Kelsall Steam Rally, Kelsall, Nr Chester

June 25 Kelsall Steam Rally, Kelsall

June 25 Jaguar Car Show, Bleeding Wolf, Scholar Green

June 25 Shaw & Crompton Parish Council Classic Show, Nr.Oldham

June 25 Lymm Historic Transport Day, Lymm, Cheshire

June 29 Goodwood Festival of Speed

June 29 Rustic Music & Arts Festival, Hope Farm, Dutton, Nr. Northwich

June 30 Goodwood Festival of Speed

June 3  Rustic Music & Arts Festival, Hope Farm, Dutton, Nr. Northwich

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17May/170

May 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Bryan Hurst

MAY 2017.  NEWSLETTER. ( May 17th)

 

Here goes, my first attempt at writing the newsletter. I agreed to take this over from Terry to try and lighten his load. I will regularly be asking for contributions and suggestions for improvement. Any feedback good or bad will be acted upon.

Bryan Hurst

CLUB WEBSITE.

If you are having any problems please let us know. As far as I am aware it seems to be working OK.

NEW MEMBERS.

Please give a warm welcome to our new members Andrew and Julie Teszke.

ANNUAL BBQ.

It has been proposed that we bring in external caterers to do the cooking so that club members can enjoy the clubs major event without having to spend a lot of time slaving over a hot BBQ. It is estimated that the additional cost would be between 3 and 5£ per head. It is difficult to give a precise figure. The cost for guest tickets would be raised from £5 to £7.50 to offset the additional costs. Since we do not know the number of guests it is not possible to know how much this contribution will be.

The decision to outsource part of the catering has not been made we will be seeking your input at the next meeting after which a decision to stick with the old formula or change to part outsourcing will be made.

Irrespective of the decision we will need your support to run the BBQ. We will be looking for volunteers for the BBQ subcommittee at the next meeting.

PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE.

The Public Liability Insurance ‘Certificate’  is now available on the Web-Site, under the ‘downloads’ tab.

MEMBERS NEWS

We received a text from Harold to ask again for our support for the Endon Well Dressing on May 29th.

The club presented Karen Facer with a shrub and a get well card. The good news is that Karen is responding well to treatment. We all hope she is able to watch her new shrub grow to full bloom in the years to come.

 

KEY EVENTS IN JUNE

TATTON PARK; JUNE 03rd. / 04th., 2017.

The list for members wishing to participate from the Club Stand closed, as planned, at the April Club Night meeting. Every effort will be made to get the “passes” available for distribution at our May Club Night meeting; 02nd. May, but this is a big ask of the organisers. In the event of non-arrival, passes will be handed out at events, especially over the late May Bank Holiday weekend, thereby keeping postal costs to a minimum. As a last resort passes will be posted to members during the week prior to the Tatton Park event. 

BEARTOWN CLASSIC CAR CLUB, EVENING SHOW, BULL'S HEAD   SATURDAY JUNE 15TH &PM

Come and join us and show off your baby. 

BEARTOWN CLASSIC CAR CLUB ROAD RUN JUNE 21ST AT 10.30 AM

Here’s hoping the weather is goo especially for those with rag tops.It was agreed at the April meeting to change the date of the road run from the 18th to the 21st   at 10.30 AM so that more could participate.

 RUSTIC MUSIC & ARTS  FESTIVAL. 29th June – 2nd July,2017

Stephen Dent is organising the Classic Car Show aspect of this family festival which takes place at Hope Farm, Northwich Road, Dutton, WA4 4LG. Camping is FREE, over 30 great live music acts including Lindisfarne. ( on the Saturday), all children and adult activities included in the entrance ticket. Members attending will be entitled to complementary entrance tickets so don’t hesitate to make your choice of attendance known to Stephen a.s.a.p.

 

 OTHER EVENTS IN JUNE- SEE EVENTS IN THE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS

 

June 03 Retro Car Mania, Weston Park, Shifnal, Shrops

June 03 Klondyke Mill June Steam Party, Draycott in Clay, Staffs

June 04 Classic Car Spectacular, Tatton Park, Knutsford

June 04 Newark Mega Autojumble, Newark, Notts

June 04 Klondyke Mill June Steam Party, Draycott in Clay, Staffs.

June 09 Cholmondeley Pageant of Powe

June 10 North Rode Vintage Rally, Bosley,

June 10 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power

June 10 RAF BURTONWOOD Classic Car Show

June 10 Hale Carnival and Classic Car Show, Hale, Nr. Liverool Airport

June 11 North Rode Vintage Rally, Bosley, Nr. Congleton

June 11 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power  

June 11 Austin & Morris Classics Day, Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, PR25 2LE.

June 14th. Cleveleys Car Show, Cleveleys, Nr. Blackpool

June 11 Manchester to Blackpool Car Run, Worsley Hall, Nr. Manchester

June 15 Beartown Classic Car Club, Evening Show, Bull's Head

June 17 Clwyd Vintage Society Annual Show, Oswestry Showground

June 17 1000 Engine Rally, Astle Park, Chelfordwww.1000engines.co.uk *****

June 17Music, Motors & Fine Food, Leek town centre

June 17Woodvale Rally, Victoria Park, Southportwww.woodvalerally.com£5 per vrhicle

June 17 Simply Classics & Sports Cars, Beaulieuwww.beaulieu.co.uk

June 18 Clwyd Vintage Society Annual Show, Oswestry Showground

June 18 Peaks & Dales Charity Road Run, Marple to Buxton

June 18 Fathers Classic Day Out, Trentham Gardens, Staffs

June 18 1000 Engine Rally, Astle Park, Chelford

June 18 Woodvale Rally, Victoria Park, Southport

June 18Father's Day Classic Vehicle Show, Clumber Park, Worksop, S80 3AZ

 une 20 Cheshire Show, Tabley

June 21Cheshire Show, Tabley

June 24 Kelsall Steam Rally, Kelsall, Nr Chester

June 25 Kelsall Steam Rally, Kelsall, Nr Chester

June 25 Jaguar Car Show, Bleeding Wolf, Scholar Green

June 25 Shaw & Crompton Parish Council Classic Show

June 25 Lymm Historic Transport Day, Lymm, Cheshire

June 29 Goodwood Festival of Speedwww.goodwood.co.uk

June 29 Rustic Music & Arts Festival, Hope Farm, Dutton Nr Northwich

June 30 Goodwood Festival of Speed

June 30 Rustic Music & Arts Festival, Hope Farm, Dutton,

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15Apr/170

APRIL, 2017 – NEWSLETTER.

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MARCH,2017 – NEWSLETTER.

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18Feb/170

FEBRUARY, 2017 – NEWSLETTER.

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30Jan/170

JANUARY,2017 – NEWSLETTER.

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