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FEBRUARY 2018 – NEWSLETTER.

Posted by Terry

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JANUARY, 2018 – NEWSLETTER.

Posted by Terry

SEASONS GREETINGS.
Here’s hoping that you all spent a peaceful and happy period over Christmas and that everything you would wish for yourself and your nearest & dearest will come to fruition in the coming year.

2018 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL.
Membership renewal forms are currently being distributed. (Many thanks to those who volunteered to pass some forms on, thus significantly reducing postal costs.) There is no increase in the subscription fee and hopefully you will have enjoyed and appreciated belonging to the club, which remains arguably the largest and most successful in the area. Members are asked to complete the Renewal Form, including current vehicles, and return with subscription to Andrea, our membership secretary. It is important that the form is completed, as it acts as a check against payments and is also, more importantly, used as our Audit for the Public Liability Insurance.

SOCIAL EVENT. BULLS HEAD. Sunday,21st. January, 2018.
Just a reminder of our “Hot Pot” gathering on 21st. January, 2018 from 12h00 onwards, food served until 15h00. Whilst many cars will be in “hibernation”, should the weather be suitable, the old ‘uns will be more than welcome.

OTHER JANUARY 2018 EVENTS.
Jan.21st.: Malvern Autojumble, Worcester
Jan.28th.: Newark Autojumble, Notts.
Jan.28th.: British Mini Club Fair, Bingley Hall, Stafford.

GORWELLION.
The information regarding this destination has been posted under the Events & Download tabs of the web-site

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. Monday, 5th. February,2018.
Notwithstanding the excellent voluntary ‘non-committee’ help given by members, the current committee would benefit from being more numerous. Please give very serious consideration to the nomination process. Pinching the words of someone far more famous than this author “Now is the time to think not of what the club can do for you but rather what can you do for the club”. For those reading this newsletter online, please note that 2018 AGM forms are available on the Events / Downloads tabs.

2018 EVENT LIST.
This is currently being prepared but is not at the top of my priority list as HMRC returns take priority at this time of the year. (This is an example of where additional committee resource would be helpful.) Consequently it is not proposed to publish until March and will only be available either on our web-site or at our Monthy Meetings.

ANNUAL CHARITY COLLECTION. 16th. December, 2017.
As reported in last month’s newsletter it was not possible to hold this event this year. The ‘Public Realm’ works were apparently still ongoing and it was not possible to obtain the necessary licence from Cheshire East Council. Hopefully we will be in a position early in the year, March/ April, to have the event then and perhaps in a location other than Congleston, Middlewich for example. Nevertheless, despite this sad state of affairs, Beartown’s very own Santa Claus, Tony Leyland, was out & about. He subsequently presented me with the sum of £60 as a donation to the Donna Louise Trust. It was suggested and agreed that the club match this amount and send and interim donation for £120.

RAFFLE.
The raffle takings at the club night totalled £43.

WANTED.
Set of 14 inch MK1 GTi Steel Wheels (presumably VW Golf). Contact: karlgren846@yahoo.co.uk

FOR SALE.
CHAMPION Spark Plugs. Brand New in Box (BNB). All types available, either for classic or modern cars. Volume orders welcomed, get yourself a bargain at 50p each + p.p. Contact Phil Moreton 07770837133

ANTIFREEZE – From FBHVC.
Technology moves forward and new products are constantly being launched with claims to improved formulations and performance. With bitterly cold weather in January antifreeze articles are often found in the press, with some alarming stories which at just seem to be about the well- known tendency of antifreeze to find the tiniest hole and cause leakages - but in some cases it has led to catastrophic engine problems.
Traditional blue ethylene glycol is a toxic but highly effective antifreeze and contains silicates as an inhibitor to help prevent corrosion in an engine with mixed metals in its make-up. Bluecol and Blue Star are well known brand names and both of these are declared suitable for classic cars on their company websites. Be aware that there are also new- or no-silicate ethylene glycol formulations (usually red) available which may not be suitable for all engines.
Propylene glycol is another well-known and less toxic antifreeze formula and usually contains silicates but Comma, the main manufacturer, have now discontinued it in favour of an ethylene glycol product containing 'bittering agents' to make it less palatable and minimise the risk of accidental poisoning.
Both of the above products use inorganic additive technology (IAT).
Recently problems have been reported concerning the use of antifreeze mixtures using organic acid technology (OAT). OAT was introduced in the mid-1990's and the products are biodegradable, recyclable and do not contain either silicates or phosphates and are designed be longer lasting. However these products do seem to cause problems in older engines; over and above the ability of antifreeze to find the smallest crevice and leak, OAT antifreezes have been accused of destroying seals and gaskets and causing a great deal of damage in 'old' engines. For this reason the manufacturers do not recommend their use in historic vehicles. These products are usually coloured red, pink or orange.
The final category is HOAT. These products use hybrid organic acid technology in an ethylene glycol base with some silicates in the formulation alongside the organic corrosion inhibitors. The product is usually coloured green and is not recommended for use in historic vehicles.
The Federation of Historic Motor Clubs are still researching this problem but our advice at the moment is:
• only use BLUE coloured IAT antifreeze in historic vehicles;
• only use OAT products ('advanced' or 'long life' antifreeze) if the vehicle used it when new and if specifically directed by the vehicle's manufacturer;
• never mix different types of antifreeze without thoroughly flushing out the system;
• always replace the coolant within the time scale specified by the antifreeze manufacturer as the corrosion inhibitors break down over time.

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December Newsletter

Posted by Bryan Hurst

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER- BY BRYAN HURST
Members News
We are sad to report the passing of Elizabeth Ashton Stretton one of our better known members in November. A charitable donation in her memory was made to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.
December Meeting (4th)
Please note that the January 2018 meeting will be on Tuesday Jan 9th. The raffle raised £71.
Terry announced that the charity collection in Congleton town centre was cancelled due to ongoing refurbishment of the pedestrian area. An alternative fundraising event will be held next u year, if possible.
Christmas Lunch
Forty three partook of an excellent Christmas luncheon at the Best Western Hotel in Alsager on Sunday 3rd. Unfortunately, only 40 people paid resulting in a deficit to club funds of £61.50. Rather than having to chase you for the money please give the outstanding monies to John Baker or any member of the committee. We do not wish this oversight to mar what was otherwise a great event where I met a lot of members I had not known before.
Forthcoming Events
December 02 the Christmas cracker Transport Fair, Museum of Transport. Heaton Park, Manchester
December 03CONGLETON BEARTOWN CCC CHRISTMAS LUNCH
December 03The Christmas Cracker Transport Fair, Museum of Transport. Heaton Park, Manchester December 10 Newark Mega Autojumble, Newark, Notts.
For Sale
CHAMPION Spark Plugs. Brand New in Box (BNB). All types available, either for classic or modern cars. Volume orders welcome, get yourself a bargain at 50p each + p.p. Contact Phil Moreton 07770837133
Review of Events in 2017
My thanks to Ray Yates for putting this together.
THE SHOWS SO FAR!
1.) Secret Bunker..Nantwich..2nd April.
Cold, very cold, damp and only 6 cars on show but also a jet plane, missile and anti-aircraft gun so a really unusual line up.
Mainly radio stuff and uniforms on the stalls but the cars were unusual as well with specialist Landover, Lanchester and a really weird Fiat---Scary man!
2.) Smallwood Show. May
Absolutely brilliant this year, it had everything going for it! Good weather throughout, well laid out, good crowds new events and drama.
But the outstanding part of the show on each day was the cars, such a huge variety ,all types, all ages ,all values and all immaculate!
And our cars were outstanding (the owners scrubbed up well too.)
The Shows Highlight?.....I don't know but I thought the Show ring was a lot better even if the "commentator" did say my car was renowned for rusting!!!
3.) Tatton Park in early June
Good weather again and again a very good turnout from the club not only on our stand but with members showing in other clubs where their numbers were down and in the very competitive general show area.
Our stand was full with "our bus" taking a prominent part in the display and with such a varied selection of makes, models and types of car on show we had a very well presented display drawing much attention and praise. This time the stand was in a more prominent position and certainly more noticeable.
AND I found that elusive spare part (window catch) on the autojumble --- good all round!

4.) Anglesey-North Wales-June.
The Motor Museum was the venue for this small local show on a very, very wet day but what a venue!
If you've never been there then you really must go, it's well worth paying the £6 entry fee to go into the museum. It's bigger than it looks, some wonderful cars of the 40's to 70's,a Vauxhall specialist section for souped up Victors and Lotus Carlton's, a Military section ,Tractors and equipment (well it is Anglesey) and even a bus, not quite as good as ours but well worth a look!
Good strong cup of tea in the Museum Cafe as well.

5.) Nantwich Show-- on a Wednesday in July
What started out as a very wet Wednesday turned out to be a very warm, sunny Wednesday and our club was out in force so to speak, a good line up, a good variety and very interested punters.
The bonus was the cheeses that were sold off cheap at the end of the one-day show and because it is primarily an agricultural show, in fact the largest one-day show in the country, the content was superb, we will be back!

6.) Middlewich on the 16th July.
Good weather ,good venue , again an amazing show content with friends and owners old and new in this very compact showground in the heart of the town led to a very good day! Beartown Club is also amazing because at this event were members who hadn't been at other shows so you really did meet club members on the showground for the very first time (outside the Bulls Head) It proves what an incredible varied membership base we have and although there were only a small number of traders again I dropped on a missing 3 litre badge for the motor and an incredibly rare book on the PMT bus co.....What a day!

7.) Tatton Park Show---19th /20th August.
Was a show in two halves! Saturday it threw it down looking like Sunday would be cancelled despite the efforts of the "heroic groundsmen". But No! the show went on with an absolutely great Sunday.
Given the conditions we had a full house on both days on the stand! Well we would have done 'cept Neil was diverted in his Bentley to the General area as the road had cut up real bad by then and he couldn't get to us!
Members again were showing on other club stands so it was once again a cracking turn out with us all trooping off to the Jensen stand to see Rob's latest acquisition! Did we tell you its mucky brown! Good motor though.
Fair do's to Terry he did a brilliant job in the circumstances, even Fred said so!

8.) Clonter Opera at the beginning of September
Is a good little show for charity where you can ride on a horse and cart ,eat Jerusalem cakes from the W.I. stall, buy better quality gear from the stalls or just circulate, enjoy the dog and music shows or even have your fortune told.
Our cars were shown off to good effect in this woodland setting and again were very much appreciated. It's a nice feeling taking part in a charity event like this one BUT we did notice, just like last year, that a certain person was very well looked after by the ladies when he went for a scone and cuppa!!! We won't say his name because of embarrassing him but he drives a Wolesey Hornet and a Singer Gazelle (not both at once).

Any other contributions or comments are welcomed.
If any of you want to send me a brief description of a show you have been to earlier in the year I would be most grateful. Please email them to bryan.hurst2@btinternet.com

My chance to wish you all a Happy Christmas

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November Newsletter

Posted by Bryan Hurst

    Members News

Unfortunately we keep on getting bad news. Ted Edward’s son Anthony passed away after a long battle with cancer. A number of members will attend the funeral at Vale Royal crematorium. In addition to signing a card a donation will be made to the nominated charity.
Club members paid their respects to Jack Cartledge and Gerald Blagg by members attending both funerals and by signing sympathy cards. Donations have also be sent to the charities nominated by the families of Jack and Gerald.

If you want to have a photo of one of your cars on next year’s calendar bring it with you to the next meeting

    Recent Events

There was a good turnout of around 16 cars for our drive out and show on Sunday 25th October despite the bad weather.
Andrea and Clive Steggel and Paul Cassell have been invited to show their Bond and Volvo 1800ES respectively at the Classic Car Show at the NEC next weekend. It is an honour for the owners and the club to be invited to sit at the high table of car shows. Also congratulations to Stephen Dent whose MGB V8 featured in the October edition of the MG Owners magazine. His MGB roadster will feature in Cheshire Life in the December or January edition. This is due recognition of the quality of the cars under the custody of 'Beartown Members'

    Upcoming Events

The deadline for completion of forms for the Christmas lunch was 1st November. Members wanting to attend will need to contact John Baker to see if places are available 01477 571317.
The Christmas collection in Congleton may take place on Sat Dec 16th in the town centre- we still await final confirmation from Cheshire East, who have asked that something is put under the cars because the paving will be brand new. Final confirmation will be made at the December monthly meeting 4th Dec.

Hotpot Social on 19th Nov at the Bulls Head.

Visit to RAF museum Cosford- The museum is opening its workshops to visitors to for the week commencing Nov 13th.. Some members are planning to go on Nov 16th. If interested contact Eddie on 07885 894835 or George on 07908598692 ASAP for details.

    FOR SALE.

CHAMPION Spark Plugs. Brand New in Box (BNB). All types available, either for classic or modern cars. Volume orders welcome, get yourself a bargain at 50p each + p.p. Contact Phil Moreton 07770837133.

    November Calendar

November 04 Klondyke Mill Bonfire Party, Draycott in Clay, StaffS
November 11NEC Classic Car & M/C Show, NEC, Birmingham
Remembrance Sunday November 12NEC Classic Car & M/C Show, NEC, Birmingham
November 18 November 19Newark Mega Autojumble, Newark, Notts
November 19 Beartown Classic Car Club Hot Pot Social, Bears Head
November 25 November 26Malvern Drive-In Classic Car & Bike Autojumble. Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcs, WR13 6NW
Since we are coming to the end of the year I will be writing an end of year review largely based on show reports sent by Ray Yates. If any of you want to send me a brief description of a show you have been to earlier in the year I would be most grateful. Please email them to bryan.hurst2@btinternet.com

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October Newsletter

Posted by Bryan Hurst

October Newsletter

Members News
Too often these days we have to repost the sad news of members passing away. Jack Cartlidge, who will be remembered for speaking his mind at the AGM and for his legendary fry-ups at shows, slipped away after a long illness. Funeral details are Tuesday 17th october,2017 @ 11h30. St.Annes Church, Brown Edge, ST6 8TB . We also heard the sad news of the death of Gerald Blagg. Gerald’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 10th October at 12.40 at Crewe Crematorium. The club wishes to pass their respect and condolences to the families of Jack and Gerald.
New Members
Mike Walker joined us he has a 1929 Sunbeam 16/9 tourer and a 1935 Morris 8
Other News
Vehicles of Historical Interest (VHI): “Substantial Change” Draft Guidance
Most vehicles first registered over 40 years ago will as of 20 May 2018 be exempt from periodic testing, unless they have been substantially changed1.
Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) with 12 or more seats and large goods vehicles (i.e. goods vehicles with a maximum laden weight of more than 3.5 tonnes) will not be subject to a general exemption from periodic testing at 40 years and will be within the testing regime.
The criteria for substantial change :
A vehicle will be considered to have been substantially changed (and hence not to have been historically preserved or maintained in its original state and to have undergone substantial changes in the technical characteristics of its main components) if it meets one of the following criteria. Such vehicles will not be considered of historical interest and will be continue to be subject to vehicle testing.
Criterion 1.
If a vehicle has a power to weight ratio of more than 15% in excess of its original design, unless such a modification took place before 1988.
Criterion 2
If a vehicle has been issued with a registration number with a ‘Q’ prefix; or • is a kit car assembled from components from different makes and model of vehicle; or • is a reconstructed classic vehicle as defined by DVLA guidance; or • is a kit conversion, where a kit of new parts is added to an existing vehicle, or old parts are added to a kit of a manufactured body, chassis or monocoque bodyshell changing the general appearance of the vehicle.
While reconstructed classic vehicles and kit conversions can have age-related registration numbers that are more than forty years old, they are not VHIs. Radically altered vehicles should have registration plates with a “Q” prefix, but if a keeper considers they have such a vehicle with an original registration plate they should either test it or establish whether it is a radically altered vehicle.

October Meeting
The raffle raised £45
Recent Events Attended by Members
The BBQ went well despite the first rain in over 15y. External catering was regarded to be success and will be repeated next year all being well.
A number of us went to the first Helms Chapel Village show. There was a good selection of cars from several sources. I hope this is repeated and that we are invited back.
Clonter Opera raised £2600 and Swettenham Church £500 for food on the day. As a thankyou club members are entitled to a 10% discount on tickets.
Upcoming Club Events
The is now news about whether the usual Christmas collection will be going ahead in Congleton town centre due to the refurbishment work. If we do not get clarification soon it was suggested we have it in Sandbach- next exciting episode next month.
Forthcoming Club Events
October 14th cars to the village hall on Cobb Lane, Hough.
The road run originally scheduled for the 125th has been moved to the 22nd. Those who want to join in will meet at the Bulls Head at 10.30 and back for the CLUB STAND
October Events Calendar
October 01Walled Towns Trail Car Run. October 07
October 08Malvern Festival of Transport, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcs. WR13 6NW
October 08Yesteryear Rally, Heaton House Farm, Rushton Spencer
October 14Music, Motors & Fine Food, Leek Town Centre
October 14Klondyke Mill October Steam Party, Draycott in Clay, Staffs
October 15Klondyke Mill October Steam Party, Draycott in Clay, Staffs.
October 21 October 22Newark Mega Autojumble, Newark, Notts
October 22 Beartown Classic Car Club Show & Road Run, Bull's Head.CLUB STAND

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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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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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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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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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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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