*2013 - Sept (12th), 13th - 15th - SNCR Weekend around
George Singer’s Birthplace
in Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, Dorset.
Given the importance of this location to all Singer folk, enthusiasts from Singer Clubs worldwide will be invited to attend. Our ‘Base Camp’ for the weekend is the George Albert Hotel on the A37 north of Dorchester. We have negotiated a special B & B rate of £90.00 per couple per night, based on a minimum two night stay. It is most important that you book as soon as possible in order to secure your room. The telephone number is 01935 483430 - say you are with the Singer party in order to get the special rate. There is a caravan site associated with the hotel which may be of benefit to some members. You can see more hotel details on their web site
Provisional Programme for Singer National Car Weekend 2013 in Honour of George Singer
Thursday 12th - Informal evening get together at the George Albert hotel, with food available - sandwiches and light snacks through to full meals. Rally instructions and routes will be handed out.
Friday 13th - Scenic drive to Kingston Maurward for a day of George Singer activities. This is where we shall be very close to George Singer and his family, seeing where they lived, and walking where they walked. There will be a plaque unveiling at the Elizabethan Manor House, where the family were living when George was born, and a buffet lunch/reception will be held at Kingston Maurward Mansion, now used as a college. Other proposals include the unveiling of a George Singer Snr picture, and/or a locally made tribute, at the College’s Visitor Centre, and a talk on Kingston Maurward and its connection with George Singer and Thomas Hardy.
Friday Evening - Bus (vintage?) trip from hotel to Green Man at King's Stag for informal meal, followed by quiz. We have sampled the food there - it is very good.
Saturday 14th - Scenic drive to Dorchester to see museums and shops, then via scenic route, including Thomas Hardy Monument and Jurassic Coast views, to Abbotsbury and/or other suitable attraction.
Saturday Evening - the traditional Club dinner at the George Albert Hotel, with after dinner presentations.
Sunday 15th - Scenic drive to Athelhampton House and Gardens, (winner of the 1997 HHA/Christie's Garden of the Year), via the Tolpuddle Martyr's Museum and other place(s) of interest, for the traditional ASCO National event with prize giving.
Lunchtime Noggin and Natter in Norfolk. Now at the Swan Inn, Ringland, Norwich, at noon on the First Saturday of each month. Open to all old car enthusiasts, HRG and Singer owners particularly. Best to ‘phone Barry Paine on 01603 810598 or 07966 431968 before setting off in case of any change.
VSCC Meetings - For details visit www.vscc.co.uk or e-mail: info @ vscc.co.uk
* "Noggin & Natter" - 3rd Wednesday of every month, from 8pm at the Sir Walter Tyrell - This is near the Rufus Stone near Brook in the New Forest. All Singer enthusiasts welcome. Contact John Horne on 01425 658260 for further details.
* "Noggin & Natter" - 2nd Monday of each month from approx 8pm at the White Hart, Moneywell Green, Holyport, near Maidenhead. All Singer enthusiasts welcome. Contact Mike Hyman on 01252 655214 or John Payne on 01252 834116 for details.
* "Noggin & Natter" - South West & South Wales area - 2nd Wednesday of each month at 8pm. Our monthly meetings will now be held at The Major’s Retreat. This pub is in the centre of Tormarton village approx 1mile north east of junction 18 of the M4 motorway. The beer is good and the landlord convivial! All members welcome. Contact Nick Warren on 01666 577363 for details.
* "Noggin & Natter" - Milton Keynes Classic Car Club monthly meet at The Caldecotte
Arms, Caldecotte Lake, Milton Keynes. May to Sept - first Friday - 7.30pm. Oct to
April - first Sunday - noon. ASCO members welcome. For further details telephone
Dave Longstaff on 01908 676463,
email: dave’ @ qitc.com or visit www.mkclassiccarclub.co.uk
* "Noggin & Natter" - Sunbeam Rapier Chilterns Area invite you to join them at their meetings from 8pm on the third Monday of each month at the Leather Bottle, Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. (Turn south off the A414 onto the A4147). All Rootes and Chrysler club members welcome. During the summer ‘away meetings’ are held, so make sure to check with Ron Atherton on 01525 221943, or Jerome Senn on 0208 458 5401 before you set out.
* "Noggin & Natter" - Midlands Vehicle Preservation Society at the Royal British Legion Club, Kimberley Road, Baginton CV8 3AR - 1st Monday of each month at 7.30pm. All Singer enthusiasts welcome.
Scotia Classics Meets (formerly the Scottish Classic Car Owners Network) will be holding their informal meetings on the 1st Sunday of each month at 4pm on the car park of Showcase Cinemas Glasgow, Barrbridge Leisure Centre, Baillieston, Glasgow, G69 7TZ. For more details see their website www.scotiaclassics.co.uk. All are welcome.
Gemini Events: For details either: visit
7 July - Festival of Transport, Barleylands Farm, Billericay, Essex
18th August - 2nd Hampshire Classic Motor Show, Breamore Countryside Museum, Nr. Fordingbridge, Hants
25 & 26 August - 23rd Knebworth Classic Motor Show, Knebworth Park, Nr Stevenage, Herts
18 - 19 May - Beaulieu Spring Autojumble - Visit us on the ASCO Stand No G162 in the GREEN Field. John Horne, Allan Jones, Bill Haverly, Rory Angus & Peter Watts will be there to greet you. There will be somewhere for members to leave any items they would rather not carry around the field all day, and, with a bit of luck, there will be tea, coffee and a selection of cakes on the go all weekend.
19 May - 4th Strathaven Classic and Interesting Vehicle Show at the Strathaven Rural Centre. For details and to enter, visit: www.strathavencarshow.co.uk, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: 07910343291
2 June - Woolaton Park Autokarna & Nottingham Post Motor Show. Singers have their own paddock and hope to get a good number there. If you are interested please e-mail: DavidThacker01 @ aol.com, or call David on 07773948830 or 01949 845439
7-9 June - Classic Cars at The Beale Park Boat Show. Situated on the banks of the beautiful River Thames near Pangbourne, Berkshire. Classic cars will receive a Free Pass to the Boat Show for the driver and one passenger. For details & Booking Form please visit
8 June - Letchworth Garden City Classic & Vintage Car Club Annual Picnic. Bring your own classic or vintage vehicle & your picnic and join us. For more details please contact:- picnic @ lgccvcc.co.uk 01462 674347 or visit www.lgccvcc.co.uk.
9 June - Woking Hospice Classic Wheels & Fun Day at Mercedes-Benz World, Weybridge. £8 per car incl 2 Pass, + £5 per extra adult & £2 per chiild. Includes access to Mercedes Benz World building and exhibitions. Download Entry Form from www.wsbhospices.co.uk, complete and return by 24 May.
*16 June - Kingston Maurward College Open Day - Nr Dorchester. Singer cars will again be welcome and the event offers a great family day out. For details contact John Horne on 01425 655109. The Open Day also offers the opportunity of a preview of the venue for our SNCR George Singer Day on 13 Sept.
29-30 June - Scottish Rootes Enthusiasts Moffat Rally. Drive through the Moffat Hills on the Saturday and gather with up to 900 Rootes and other cars on the Sunday on the Moffat Showground. Contact Gordon Bisset on 01387 710318 or E-mail:
*13 - 14 July - Powderham Historic Vehicle Gathering, organised by the Crash Box and Classic Car Club. Despite last year’s event having to be cancelled due to the weather, the club still made a donation of £5,000 to the cancer charity FORCE.
23 Singers were booked in for the 2012 event, which had to be cancelled due to impossible ground conditions. Hopefully the weather will be kinder this year and even more will be there in 2013. For a place on David Keogh and Dik Garrood’s Singer Stand, contact David Keogh, our Devon & Cornwall Area Rep, by e-mail at: davidkoegh2006 @ tiscali.co.uk, or call David on 01752 880293.
3-4 August - Castle Hill Car Festival, Barnstaple, Devon. The Festival will be in the magnificent parkland grounds of the Earl and Countess of Arran’s Castle Hill estate near South Molton in Devon, just 40 mins from J27 of the M5. Track Sprint Trial, two more sedate road runs through the spectacular North Devon countryside. plus full programme of arena events, extensive auto jumble, and lots to see and do for all the family. Download booking form from:
11 August - White Dove Collector’s Show, Kingsley, Nr Bordon, Hants. A huge gathering of Historic Classic, Military & Commercials, with Craft Stalls, Autojumble, Bar, BBQ, Tombola, Raffle etc. All supporting Local Phyliiss Tuckwell Hospice. . Contact John Turner on 01420 473062 or e-mail email@example.com