June 6th - Club Night - Race Night. Another opportunity for members to choose and support a horse. We ran eight races and the evening provided a lot of sometimes noisy fun with very vocal support, by the members, for their chosen horse. We will almost certainly run another race night next year.

June 18th – Simply Classics & Sports cars at Beaulieu – Club Stand. Another opportunity to visit Beaulieu at a much reduced admission. As an exhibitor you receive half price entry with complete access to all of the attractions. We erected our event shelter and many members gathered underneath it with tables and chairs in evidence ready for an alfresco lunch. The selection of cars on show was very interesting with many of the vehicles being seen for the first time. This event has now become a firm favourite in the 1020 calendar and I look forward to next year.

July 4th – Club Night – Pride of Ownership. Our first event of this type and the response from members was extremely encouraging. We had a reserved area of the car park for us to display our cars and we had to expand beyond that area. Members were asked to vote for the car ‘They would Most Like to Take Home’ – the winner with most votes was Colin Sexton for his Connaught Green MGB GT. Colin received a tankard which will be engraved for him, held for one year and then competed for again in subsequent years.

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Colin Sexton receiving his Pride of Ownership award


July 10th – Morris Minors – Classics in the Forest at Burley Park. 1020 received an invitation to join with the Morris Minor club at Burley Park and a group of members attended setting up a club stand. Although the weather started not too well it improved later and an enjoyable day was had by all. We thank the Morris Minors for their invitation to a very good venue.

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Burley Park with the Morris Minors


July 17th – Classics & Supercars at Sherborne Castle – Club Stand. We had a large stand at this show, space for 24 cars and our event shelter; we were joined by two non-members who helped swell our numbers. This show has gone from strength to strength over the years and next year they are looking at around 2,000 car exhibiting. The choice of exhibits ran from the usual club stands to pure exotica including McLaren, Aston Martin, a wide range of Supercars and the Tesla car, arguably the best electric car in the world. The show ground was enormous and the overflow exhibitor car park was larger than some of the car shows that I have attended. There was however a downside, the entrance to the show was too limited to accept the influx of cars and some of our members queued for 45 minutes. We have heard that next year the organisers hope to open up an additional entry gate.

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Sherborne 2016

Eighty plus 1020 members and guests assembled at the premises of Phoenix Classic Cars at Holton Heath for a coffee start prior to the run. The weather was very cold and the tea, coffee and pastries provided by John Copleston and his family were most welcome. Members drifted off from around 11.00 am to start the 57 mile run which ended at Pamphill Parish Hall. The run passed through some of the picturesque side roads of Dorset, many of them lined with bluebells. On arrival at the Parish Hall, members were greeted by the sight of a pop up gazebo which housed a wonderfully presented hog roast. The food was superb, prepared and presented for us by John's younger son Ryan and his partner Tamzin. As you can see from the picture, the weather had warmed up enough for members to enjoy eating outside the hall in the sun. Phoenix Classic Cars provided the coffee start and the hog roast for the club as a celebration of being in business for two years since taking over from Roger Taylor. We thank John, his wife Karen and their family for their hospitality and hard work on the day and wish them continued success. We must also thank Pat Lodge, Gillian Hales and her friend Shirley for providing endless cups of tea and coffee and Tony Hales and his friend Trevor for parking cars as they arrived and Dave Bailey and George Parrott for planning another excellent route. Thank you all - without you it would not have been possible.

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Hog Roast in full swing


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This was a very well attended event organised by 3CVCCC as the holders of the trophy, with I believe 12 teams taking part. 1020 were represented by two teams, each of six players. Our "A" team were George & Sue Parrott, Tony & Sue Cheyney and Pip & Ursula Bonner, our "B" team players were Adrian & Rita Mullins, Stefan & Peter Morawiec and Les & Jackie Cherrett. The choice of "A" or "B" team was decided by time of arrival in the room and choice of where to sit, not by any preconceived idea of prowess. The winners of the 2016 quiz were DHMC, who originally proposed the idea of the quiz and provided the trophy. The 1020 "B" team were runners up and the 1020 "A" team were in 3rd place. Well done to both our teams for representing us so well. DHMC as winners of the quiz will be responsible for hosting and organising the quiz in 2017 and we congratulate them on their success this year.

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Runners up - the 1020 "B" team


 
The annual skittles challenge between Dorset Historic Motor Club took place on Thursday 17th March at Hamworthy Sports Club. This event is organised each year by DHMC and always proves to be a fun event. I must report however that once again 1020 were not successful on the evening and that we lost by a total of 34 pins, our biggest loss so far. We congratulate them on their win and hope to do better next year. On completion of the match we had a round of "Killer", each player starting with three lives and losing one each time you failed to knock one or more pins down. We were more successful with this, with some of our players lasting until the last round but one, with the ultimate winner for the bottle of 'Bubbly' being Neville Gerry from DHMC. Our thanks go to our hosts of the evening for their invitation and friendly sportsmanship.

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Shaun (without the aid of satnav) doing his best to help our score, watched by the scorer, Brian Whiteside.

This was a very well attended event organised by 3CVCCC as the holders of the trophy, with I believe 12 teams taking part. 1020 were represented by two teams, each of six players. Our “A” team were George & Sue Parrott, Tony & Sue Cheyney and Pip & Ursula Bonner, our “B” team players were […]

The annual skittles challenge between Dorset Historic Motor Club took place on Thursday 17th March at Hamworthy Sports Club. This event is organised each year by DHMC and always proves to be a fun event. I must report however that once again 1020 were not successful on the evening and that we lost by a […]

Our guest speaker this evening was Chris Piercy and his presentation was “The Fastest Steam Car in the World”  Chris started off with a brief verbal introduction to the program, following this with a DVD which some more of the background, building and record breaking attempts which took place on Edwards Air Force Base in […]

Canford Magna Golf Club was again our chosen venue for the dinner dance; unfortunately for the last time as the golf club is closing at the end of March. 59 members and guests attended and enjoyed a superb meal produced by the catering team. Music on this occasion was provided by our club member Shaun […]

42 vehicles assembled at the Avon Heath Country Park for the start of the 2016 Winter Road Run. The weather was a little on the cool side but quite a few members used the café facilities for coffee and snacks. We set off, following the prepared route of 44 miles, which included a coffee stop […]

This was a truly unique evening for 1020. A most interesting talk and presentation from Sarah & Andrew. It covered everything from the purchase of the farm, planting the vines, which were purchased from Champagne through the cultivation process and onto the harvest. We were informed that the climate and soil at the vineyard is […]


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