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AMOC Area 16 Sussex May 2017 Newsletter

Area Rep | Published on 5/9/2017


Dear Fellow Area 16 Members.

Next Regular Club Meeting Tuesday: 13th June at The Gardeners Arms, Selsfield Rd, Ardingly RH17 6TJ. Tel:01444 892328

Election Night – please make Gary aware if you wish to put yourself up for election. Only current members can vote. We would ask you to check your membership status, due to changes in the AMOC HQ ensure you have your new membership card, this will have a DB11 on the front. Anyone is welcome to join area 16 for the evening only members may vote.

Assistant Rep: We have offers of help from a couple of our members, If anyone is prepared to assist Gary in some organization then please let him know, the more assistants we have the easier it is, It’s the members that make the club that it is.


St Georges Day April 23rd – Although I didn’t attend this personally, I understand this was a very enjoyable event and a good Aston display was had assisting area 7 (Kent) in supporting this event.

Charity Classic Car Run, Denbies Wine Estate to Historic Dockyard, Chatham. This was a fun event with a good mix of cars, vans and military vehicles, leaving Denbies following a good English breakfast taking some good roads (Non Motorway) to the dockyard. A superb museum for all the family along with an excellent, virtual tour of the days of when they built the wooden ships, (The Victory) in the dock yard which it is famous for.

Magnificent Motors – Eastbourne, an event held on the seafront a good selection of cars, Area 16 had a great turnout for this, 9 cars on Saturday and 8 on the Sunday with a good variety, Saturday was the better weather, but it did stay dry on the Sunday. For more pictures see Area 16 Section on


Our May Club Meeting was held at The Five Bells, West Chiltingdon, Pulborough. A lovely little pub with an interesting drive through some excellent country roads, it was a shame the weather was not better, but we had a good turnout of members, thanks to the landloard and his wife for looking after us so well, also for Geoff / Jeff for coming along with his white DB6, being local to the pub, he thought he should come along, his first club meeting for some 34 years, hopefully he won’t leave it quite so long till next time. For more pictures see Area 16 Section on



The English Festival, Horsham town event - was an excellent day, thank you to HWM for sponsoring this event and for all the Aston’s who made the town centre display a pleasure to see and be a part of. We had 26 Aston’s displayed ranging from DB2 to the DB11. A special thanks goes to Mike Bowman, an Area 16 volunteer, who coordinated this event for me, the organisation worked extremely well along with the event team of Horsham council. When it came to 3pm, it was engines start, lots of noise and a guard of honor from Henry VIII army of soldiers with their swords and flags. For more pictures see Area 16 Section on



Area 16 POLO SHIRTS & Caps

We have a small stock of Navy polo shirts with our logo embroidered on them, sizes available are S,M, L, XL these are of good quality and are ONLY £20 Each, if you are interested in other colour’s or items such as shirts, fleeces, rugby shirts or caps, please contact Gary.

Polo shirts men’s and ladies short sleeve £20

Polo Shirts with long sleeves £25

Short Sleeve shirts £30

Long Sleeve shirts £35

Caps £10

or £15 with suede peak.

Gary Wigzell (Area Rep) E Mail

Area 16 planned events for 2017:

With all the events mentioned below please email with your intentions so we can coordinate arrangements.

May 10th to the 14th - German Tour – Now all booked, should you wish to join us you will have to book your own accommodation.

May 28th - Croquet & Picnic lunch and afternoon at Peter Players. Arrival from 13.00hrs (1PM). Please bring your picnic and chairs. The address is:

Keepers Cottage, Hastings Road, Flimwell, WADHURST TN5 7PR go to this link for detail of how to get there.

Please let me know your intention of coming so we have an idea of numbers.

June 11th - Brooklands Museum Display of your Astons June 11th Brookland AMOC Club Day Brooklands Museum Display of your Astons £10.00 per head entrance to the museum. Other area Astons will be in attendance, please let me know if you are coming along.

June 13th - Election Night – please make members and Gary aware if you wish to put yourself up for election.

June 25th - Tickerage Vineyard Tour followed by lunch at Blackboys Inn, where we will rendezvous and park cars before tour. Blackboys have a classic car event on this day, of which we will be part of the display. Please let me know ASAP if you wish to join us and for lunch.

29th 30th July – Hot Air Balloon Festival on behalf of Eastbourne District General Hospital, Cars will need to be in attendance before 10am and leave after 5pm you can choose which day you want to attend. Evening performances from 5pm – 10pm (car can remain on site if you wish). Please let Gary know as soon as possible if you wish to attend, registration need to be complete by 15th June.

Sept 15th – 17th – Isle Of Wight (IOW) car shows – If you wish to join in this weekend extravaganza you will need to let us know a.s.a.p We have secured a booking at The Bourne Hall Country Hotel

I have rooms reserved until Friday March 3rd (See previous E Mail dated 1st March) Cost for the weekend is £4 entry to show (must be prepaid) by contacting Victor on the number on the flyer attached.

October 27th We have three tables booked for Murder Mystery Evening This will be held at the Powdermill Hotel, Nr Battle, East Sussex. The price per person is £45.00 which includes a glass of Prosecco or soft drink on arrival while you meet the actors, 3-course dinner including coffee and the murder itself.  If you wish to attend and have not already put your name down please let us know a.s.a.p. The hotel are offering special rates for those attending wishing to stay overnight.

November 18th – CURLING - Curling at Fenton’s near Tunbridge Wells. Prompt 10am start. We have 24 places available, first come basis please let us know if you are interested. £20 per head this includes video, tuition and two hours on the ice (yes real ice) dress appropriately for great fun. We will select a pub nearer the time to visit after and have a well-earned meal for those who would like.

Car shows -There are several car shows that are listed below, we have listed on last page so you can put in your diary if you want to attend. Details will come out to you nearer to the event via the monthly newsletter.

Below are other events that we are waiting for confirmation of dates & details that may be added into the calendar Include:

If you want to add any event that you would like the club to attend please do let us know.


May 28th

Croquet afternoon at Peter Players

Keepers Cottage, Hastings Road, Flimwell, WADHURST TN5 7PR

June 4th

Observatory, Herstmonceux by invitation from Jag enthusiast club

Please let Gary know if you are interested a charge of £10 per head.

June 11th

Brookland AMOC Club Day

Brooklands Museum Display of your Astons

June 13th

Club Meeting - Election Night

The Gardeners Arms, Selsfield Rd, Ardingly RH17 6TJ. Tel:01444 892328

June 25th

Tickerage vineyard tour with lunch at Blackboys Inn

July 11th

Club Meeting

The Coach and Horses, School Lane, RH17 7JF. Tel: 01825 740369

July 16th

Michelham Priory

Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, Hailsham BN27 3QS Phone: 01323 844224

July 23rd

Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre (Cars between 1955 /1992)

Amberley, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT

July 29/30th

Eastbourne Balloon festival

 See above

July 30th

Storrington Car Show

 SAD CASE event

August 6th

Waldron Pub car show


August 8th

Club Meeting

The Black Rabbit, Mill Rd, Arundel BN18 9PB Tel:01903 882638

August 13th

Rye Car show


August 26th

Festival of Transport


August 27th

Festival of Transport


August 28th

Bexhill 100


September 8th - 10th

Goodwood Revival


September 12th

Club Meeting

Sussex Ox, Milton Street, Polegate, BN26 5RL. Tel:01323 870840

September 15-17th

IOW Trip


October 1st/7th

Horsham Town -event


October 10th

Club Meeting

The Countryman Inn, Countryman Lane Shipley, RH13 8PZ. Tel:01403 741383

October 27th

Murder Mystery Evening - Powdermill Hotel

Powdermill Hotel, Powdermill Lane, Battle. 01424 775511

November 5th

London to Brighton run - Jack and Jill Clayton gathering and lunch


November 14th

Club Meeting

Blackboys Inn, Lewes Road, Blackboys, Uckfield TN22 5LG. Tel 01825 890283

November 18th

Curling at Fentons

Fentons, Frant, Tunbridge Wells.01892 826004   £20.00 per head