About the Mid Staffs Region (2 replies)
About the Mid Staffs Region
[size=150:304z4wza][b:304z4wza]Welcome to the new place to find out what's on in the Mid Staffs Region[/b:304z4wza][/size:304z4wza]
Below you will find more details about the region and what's on offer if you come along to our meetings, but first a little background information. The Mid Staffs Region is incorporated into a general classic car meeting held on the outskirts of Stone in Staffordshire, and along with the MCR the meetings are also recognised by the MG Car Club Midland Centre as one of their regular monthly meetings. Collectively the meetings are known as the Stone Classic Car Group, and there are no additional fees payable beyond your MCR membership for attending the meetings. Some events such as the Annual Tour and the Christmas Dinner are priced to break even and so offer exceptional value for money.
Now the East Cheshire, Derbyshire and South Cheshire Region has become inactive and disappeared from the Regional Meetings page in [i:304z4wza]CooperWorld[/i:304z4wza], if you live in these areas and wish to join us please contact me. You can either send me a PM via this forum or used the contact details published in [i:304z4wza]CooperWorld[/i:304z4wza]
I hope you enjoy finding out more about the Region and I look forward to seeing some new faces in the future.
[size=150:304z4wza][b:304z4wza]The Stone Classic Car Group[/b:304z4wza][/size:304z4wza]
Established in 2011, The Stone Classic Car Group is a monthly meeting for people interested in classic cars, held at the George and Dragon, Meaford Road, Stone ST15 0PX on the first Monday of each month. The Mini Cooper Register and the MG Car Club Midland Centre both recogise the meeting as one of their regular meetings. The MG CC Midland Centre awarded the meeting as â€˜Natter of the Year' in 2011. Additionally many local enthusiasts come along to the meetings, so there is always a wide selection of cars and interests at the meetings from vintage cars to modern MGs and MINIs.
The meetings are intended to foster interest in Classic Cars generally, and encourage people to use their cars as often as possible. To this end we hold:
' Two touring events; one for Drive it Day which is a fairly gentle 50 miles or so, and the other is around the 120 â€“ 150 miles in length and occupies a full day.
' An annual Christmas dinner with well known guests from the Classic Car movement or motorsport. In the past we have had Will Sparrow and Nigel Raeburn (a formidable pairing on British Rally scene in the late 1960s/70s), Barrie â€˜Whizzo' Williams, and Stuart Turner former competitions manager at BMC and Ford.
' Visits to interesting places, recently we visited Prodrive and MG Motor UK at Longbridge.
' A mid summer informal concours where people vote for the car they would most like to take home - not their own of course! The winners to date have been a Bristol 406, Lotus Elan Sprint, SAAB 96 2-stroke and an MGA roadster
' A number of talks and guest speakers. Last year we learnt about International Historic Rallying, Modifying Production Cars for Competition and the work of the Federation of British Historical Vehicle Clubs.
' Trips to other classic meeting, in particular the Historic Rally Car Register meeting at the Swettenham Arms near Congleton.
' There is also a newsletter which is sent out roughly once a month.
' And of course some traditional pub natters, where enthusiasts chat about whatever they fancy!
The meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month and there are no fees. You come along whenever you can, from 7.30pm onwards.
So briefly, that is the 'Stone Classic Car Group', and I hope you will be tempted to join us soon. I'll add you to my email circulation, so you will get information about what's on in the future.
Below is Nick and Lynne Hunter enjoying the Autumn Tour 2014
Nice photograph of Nick and Lynne Hunter's Mk 2 S!