OUR MAPPERTON ROAD RUN IS CANCELLED AND RE-SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER (1 WEEK LATER)

This is due to the very poor weather forecast for Sunday - very heavy rain and winds up to 50 mph. Not exactly the best weather for a road run or for walking around the gardens at Mapperton.

Our apologies for the cancellation but we hope that you will be able to join us on the new date

 
Our Harbour Cruise, Fish & Chip Supper and Poole Fireworks evening went very off well. 86 members and guests were on-board the Purbeck Princess for a trip round the islands in Poole Harbour with a jaunt outside the harbour almost to Old Harry rocks, which provided an opportunity to view the lights of Bournemouth. The weather was dry, cool and with a light breeze. The food was very well received; the on-board bar was busy with sales of hot drinks and alcohol. The fireworks at the end of the evening were very good and provided a fitting climax to our night out. We were very pleased to have members of DAMASC, the A35 club, the Morris Minor club and the Jaguar Enthusiasts club with us on the evening, they were most welcome.


Early boarders


 
Members will know only too well that this year was a washout, the first time this has happened to us at Athelhampton House. Saturday afternoon saw a large group of helpers arrive and set up gazebos and event shelters, many of this group returning next day, in rain, to continue setting up and dressing the stalls. Understandably, with the atrocious weather a very poor turnout - we did have one MGOC member who drove down from Leeds (in his Ford Kuga) to join us for the day before turning round later in the day and driving back home.

My grateful thanks to all who attended, both members and guests for their enthusiasm and support.



Regional Secretary Nigel Knowles helping on the gate.


 
Poole Bay Classics Motoring Extravaganza at Breamore House took place in brilliant weather. Unfortunately our club stand this year only exhibited 6 cars. However a good day was enjoyed by those attending on what seemed a reduced turnout for this popular local show.


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Sherborne Classic and Supercar Show. This show always clashes with the Motoring Extravaganza which is a great pity. Our members are left with a difficult choice; support a local friendly club or attend the largest show in the area with over 2000 cars on display. As with Extravaganza the weather was brilliant and we were very happy to have shade from the event shelter. We had 17 cars on our club stand.


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Forde Abbey Summer Fair. A very enjoyable drive to get to this popular show, set in the grounds of Forde Abbey near Chard.  Around 200 cars were on show as part of the event with 5 club cars attending. There are many displays in the arena, lots of stalls with many food outlets. The Abbey is open for visits; there is a restaurant in the undercroft and a large tea room just inside the front entrance. The gardens are very attractive and boast the highest fountain in the country at 160 feet high, very impressive.


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Members will know only too well that this year was a washout, the first time this has happened to us at Athelhampton House. Saturday afternoon saw a large group of helpers arrive and set up gazebos and event shelters, many of this group returning next day, in rain, to continue setting up and dressing the […]

Poole Bay Classics Motoring Extravaganza at Breamore House took place in brilliant weather. Unfortunately our club stand this year only exhibited 6 cars. However a good day was enjoyed by those attending on what seemed a reduced turnout for this popular local show. — / — Sherborne Classic and Supercar Show. This show always clashes […]

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