The following are outline listings of events, open to members and their guests only. Full information and booking details are also available in our newsletter.
With the Covid-19 pandemic now abating we are planning future events
Please note that this includes the Annual General Meeting. As notified, the committee has already distributed reports and accounts for member scrutiny, but discussion and voting is deferred until such time in 2021 that we are allowed by Government to meet up safely again..
Brian Palmer, Chairman
RREC Annual Rally, Burghley Sunday 27 June
See RREC National website for details.
RREC Wessex events
Dorset Picnic at Wareham
Saturday 24 July
Courtesy Brian Palmer
New Forest Picnic
Saturday 7 August
Courtesy Dr Barry Fry
Sunday 15 August
Courtesy of Gary Wragg
Southbourne Picnic at the C S Rolls Memorial field
Friday 27 August
Courtesy Stephen Robson
RREC South of England Rally
Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire
Postponed to 28th August
Closing date 1 August - tickets will be sent out on 6 August
A return visit to this splendid venue in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. Easy road access, from all directions and even brown Heritage signs to guide you from the A3 (Rowlands Castle) or the A27 (Havant). We are grateful to be able to display our motor cars in front of the stunning Edwardian mansion which stands in 1800 acres of parkland and ancient forest within the South Downs National Park. In 1983 the 10th Earl of Bessborough gave Stansted Park, the Arboretum, his family home and its beautiful contents to the public. The state rooms are furnished as though the 10th Earl was still at home giving the visitor a real sense of a bygone era; the extensive Servants' Quarters below stairs are brought to life by the very knowledgeable and friendly guides. A limited number of guided House Tours (including a complimentary Guide Book) are offered on a first come, first served basis and depending on Social Distancing guidelines on the day. See the Entry Form below to book Tour tickets.
Bring your own picnic OR purchase food and refreshments from the Pavilion Tearoom, which is fully licensed and open from 9am and serves a delicious selection of cakes and homemade light lunches. The really excellent Garden Centre, which has its own restaurant or the Stansted Park Farm Shop which stocks the finest food and drink from Sussex and Hampshire artisan producers and a kitchen that prepares local, seasonal lunches. It is advisable to book any food with the above Stansted venues.
There will be the usual RREC attractions of light hearted Club car judging, a raffle (with really worthwhile prizes), a wandering Jazz Band, display vehicles and an Ice Cream van.
A copy of the postal entry form should be in your RREC national club magazine.
Entry ticket(s), Meeting Advice, and pre-booked rally motor car list (£15.00 entries) will be posted out in your SSAE. Subsequent late postal entries will only be accepted at the entry fee of £20.00 per motor car.
Secretary of the Meeting: Ted Meachem email@example.com
Autumn RREC Wessex events
Saturday 25 September
Courtesy of Ashley de Safrin
Visit to Frank Dale & Stepsons
Other Possible future events - volunteers to organise would be welcome:-
Visit to Mapperton House
Visit to Tank Museum, Bovington
Visit to Silver Lady GT
Invitations and Public Events
Information about public events to which RREC Wessex members are invited:
Cars and Coffee at Hillbrush - Mere BA12 6FE, Sunday 20th June 2021 at 10am
A small group of enthusiasts led by Visit Hillbrush and Broadpeak Car Storage have decided to set up a monthly get together of classics, moderns, and bikes, on a Sunday (late morning - so civilized timing) for chat and a coffee.
The first event is planned for Sunday 20th June 2021, kicking off at 10am at Visit Hillbrush's enormous car park. Their fab restaurant will be doing tea and coffee as well as delicious breakfast baps, but, be warned, you MUST book that in advance www.visit.hillbrush.
Basically, you can just turn up on the day but given this is the first event it would be really helpful if you could signal your interest in advance so we can gauge how many people and cars are likely to come. So please drop Johnnie an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01747 840666 or seek us out on Facebook: Hillbrush Cars & Coffee.
Further details on the organiser's flyer: Broadpeak Hill Brush Coffee and Cars June 2021
Interested in organising an event?
Ideas for interesting local events are always welcome. If you've got an idea for an event in any part of the Wessex area please take a look at our event organiser's guide for a checklist of actions for a successful event - then get organising!