Friday - Sunday 27th - 29th March 2020
The Practical Classics Car and Restoration Show with Discovery at the NEC.
Use the Club Discount Code in the members' only area.
Book by 26th February to see the club benefit.
Probably the best show of the year as it’s ‘hands on’. So far we only have Denis’ Bagheera confirmed. How about your car? The point of this show is to bring along work in progress, so less than perfect cars are preferable. Let’s have a look at your French scrap. You never know, we may even get it fixed.
Contact Titus a.s.a.p. for inclusion.
Accommodation: Premier Inn Tamworth South, Watling Street, B77 5PN.
Wednesday 27th May-Monday 1st June
The Club is travelling to Montlhéry to celebrate the Murena 40th on Saturday 30th of May. We plan to make a longer trip of it to include Romorantin.
To book the main event at Montlhéry use this link to the registration form. Use the link included there to register using code MATRA20. Firstly, all MATRA cars are invited not just Murena.
Below is the intended MECUK itinerary but please feel free to pick and choose. Hopefully we will see some of you join the UK convoy or at least meet up with you in Montlhéry for the event. Ferry crossing: Return trip from Newhaven to Dieppe. DFDS.(approx. £116 + cabins from £15). Leave Wednesday night 27th May 11pm to arrive in Dieppe Thursday morning. Breakfast somewhere on route to be decided. Return Monday evening 1st June 6pm. Thursday: after breakfast, drive to Le Mans. 172 miles / 3 hrs. Museum and circuit. Then on to Romorantin. 121 miles / 2hours. Time to look around the town and old factory etc. Hotel of choice is Hotel La Pyramide. This is the only hotel with enough capacity for all of us. I suggest we eat in the hotel on Thursday night. Friday: MATRA Museum in the morning followed by lunch in the square. Then at around 2pm drive the 115 miles / 2 hours up to Montlhéry for the 40th. Our hotel in Montlhéry is the Comfort Hotel Linas, 10 avenue Ettore Bugatti, 91310 Montlhéry which is close to the event venue and is the only half decent one with our required capacity. Unfortunately its restaurant is closed on the Friday and Saturday nights that we are booking. We will have to eat out. There are plenty of restaurants a mile or so up the road. To see a list of hotels follow this link. Saturday 30th celebrate the Murena 40th at Circuit de Montlhéry .
The full 159 Euro package for two people includes lunch and 3 laps around the banked circuit. There is a 23 Euro option without the track run, lunch and paddock parking.
Saturday night eat out again. Sunday morning drive 36km / 45 minutes to The Palace of Versailles to eat some cake. Then drive 78 miles / 1 hour 30 minutes to Rouen. Our hotel of choice is the Comfort Hotel Rouen Alba, 12 place du Gaillardbois, 76000. It's in the middle of the old town for little cost with parking close by but a pay and display. There are plenty of other hotels to choose from with a Google search. Sunday night eat out in town. Monday do the sights of Rouen, lunch etc. Then drive the 40 miles / 55 minutes back to Dieppe for your chosen time of ferry crossing home. If you are interested, then book the Montlhéry tickets and hotel as soon as possible as there is limited capacity for both. Contact Titus for further information. firstname.lastname@example.org
July Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th. MECUK Midsummer Weekend
Comprising a visit to the Weald and Downland Living Museum and the Club AGM
Greig is putting in place our 2020 AGM weekend. He’s confirmed our Sunday visit to The Weald and Downland Living Museum, which is 7 miles north of Chichester, PO18 0EU.
Discover rescued rural homes and buildings (over 50) set in a 40 acre site of beautiful landscape in the South Downs National Park. Family friendly and dog friendly. They have demonstrations in their 17th century working water mill, cooking in the Tudor kitchen and it is the home of the television program 'The Repair Shop'. https://www.wealddown.co.uk/
Our friends in the SIMCA club are invited to join us. The museum will let us park inside the site but need to know the number of cars. Please let Greig know as soon as possible if you would like to attend so as he can confirm the parking arrangements with them.
The AGM, along with another attraction, will be held on Saturday 4th at a venue yet to be confirmed.
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