I trust you are well.
February saw us at The Plough and Fleece in Horningsea. The pub had recently re opened ( about the week before our visit) and the food has improved and I am sure once fully up to steam (like the seasonal vegetables, in joke) will be better still. A good turnout including a new face, Stuart, good to meet you, the sound of a Giulia QV is always a joy! We also managed to beet the A14 road closures by getting ahead of the coning off lorry!
I have booked a stand for 35 cars for Kimbolton and 30 for Helmingham. A number of events seem to be changing their booking systems. Kimbolton want you all to book on line, but then you have to tell me your coming, then I have to confirm the number going, and book a space big enough! (Comment has been made re last year’s stand being undersize!) There will be no need for the wristbands as I guess you’ll print your own ticket. Tickets will be available via www.Ticketsource.co.uk, currently only general admission are available.
Helmingham and Glemham I will have to book as a block so let me know which you want to go to, the Oaksmere which is on the same day as Glemham will be a come and go as you please relaxed event.
We have a very busy series of events this year, in some new areas and venues, plus some Sunday morning Car and Coffee meets which are getting very popular, we also have a major clash in September with three on the same day, let me know your choices! See below;
Thursday 23rd March. 7pm Monthly Meet The Rushbrooke Arms, Sicklesmere, Suffolk, IP30 0BU
Saturday 25th March, Cars and Coffee style meet! 9am onwards, The Liberator Restaurant (formerly ‘Jimmy’s), Old Buckenham Airfield, Abbey Rd, Old Buckenham NR17 1PU, United Kingdom
Saturday 8th April Cars and Coffee, 9am till 12pm , CAMBS Old Ferry Boat, Holywell, Holywell Front, St. Ives. PE27 4TG, Coffee, a breakfast and a good natter, come and go as you want!
Sunday 16th April Spring Alfa Day next year will be on the 16th April at Duxford Imperial War Museum Obviously they will want a good turnout of section members to marshal, who will get free entry of course! Please volunteer now!!
Since we were last there as a club, they have rejuvenated the American Air Museum so a great selection of Alfas and an updated American Hall to see and all the usual attractions, the workshops are always worth a visit.
Tickets on sale here now! https://www.tickettailor.com/events/alfaromeoownersclub/853316/
Further details will of course follow.
Looking Further Ahead! And further afield! Clash Alert!!!
Sunday June 25th Quadrifoglio Day, Alfa Romeo celebrates 100th anniversary of Quadrifoglio badge at the Museo Storico.
We have three events on the same day, we are of course free to go to all, but do we need to pick one as the ‘prime’ section event, do let me know your thoughts!
Sunday 3rd September, Southern Alfa Day, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent. ME4 4TZ
Sunday 3rd September, Italian Car and Bike Day, The Oaksmere, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 8AJ
Sunday 3rd September, Classics at Glemham. Little Glemham, Suffolk, IP13 0BT,
Don’t Book Via Their Website!! This year they have moved to the Helmingham format of me having to buy all the tickets, in one go. So that if you want to go, do let me know and tenner up front!! No need to rush though!
I hope to see you soon
Graham Simper, Alfa Romeo Owners Club, East Anglia Section Secretary