The X1/9 Owners' Club 2016 National Event took place over the Bank Holiday weekend in Kirkudbright, Scotland and was a great success with some fine weather and lots to see and do, including the Kirkudbright Classic Car show and annual Tattoo. Write ups and photos will appear in the next mag. A HUGE thanks to Ewen for all the effort he put into organising the event. Now, where will 2017 take us...
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It's been a busy year for the Club, participating in a large number of events in 2015. We've had a stand at the Practical Classics Restoration Show at the NEC for the first time, attended the Prestatyn Classic Car Show (this has become quite a regular fixture), Stafford Italian Masters Car Fayre, Stanford Hall Summertime Classics and The Classic, Kit and Retro Action Day at Castle Combe. Following on from last year's National Event as Silverstone Classic, we attended again this year and also entered the London to Brighton Run for the first time. The Club's National Event in Devon was a great success too.
We're also sorting out some events for next year. We've had the dates through for next year's Prestatyn show, Ewen is busy organising a National Event in Scotland plus we're considering a jaunt across the Channel.
That's all to come though. More imminent is the Classic Motor Show at the NEC on 13th-15th November. As usual, Andy has been busy organising our stand there so if you're free this weekend, why not pop by and say hello.Add a comment
Words and Photographs by Sharon & Ray Taylor
The clue is in the name, yes, it was held in Devon, based around the Woolacombe Bay Holiday Park. This Holiday Park has a mixture of Holiday Chalets, Static caravans and Tents and is set in an area of great beauty with wooded valleys and fabulous walks.
This was my third X1/9 National, and Sharon’s - well over 10th - she has also organised at least one.
They follow a distinct pattern; Friday, Meet and Greet in the Bar; Saturday, an organised run around the area with carefully planned “pit stops”, then in the evening a Dinner. On Sunday it is “Show and Shine” time, after which we all go to the Bar to hand out the various Awards. Sharon won “Best Car” this year – she had done a fantastic job with some new polish for the body and a different type for the “black work parts”.
After that it is “tyre kicking time” and gradually people drift away back home.Add a comment
The committee has been working hard over the last year to reduce the cost of running the Club and producing the magazine. As a result, the Club finds itself in a financially healthy situation and it is in a position to pass the benefit on to new and renewing members. Therefore, from the date of the AGM (4th October), we are pleased to announce that the cost of full membership has been reduced from £30 to £25.
So, if you were debating whether to join the Club, now is the perfect time to take the plunge and enjoy the benefits of being a full Club member.Add a comment