Events

drawingsmlHere is where we’ll publish a rolling list of events:

Key to Events

drawingsmldrawingsml = Events organised by the club for members and guests, full details of these events can be found in the club magazine

drawingsml = Events organised by others but where there will be a club presence. Plans may well change so please keep an eye on the club mag closer to the time or contact the named member or a member of the committee. 

There are many of the  following events that have been cancelled or postponed due to Covid 19 Coronavirus, whilst we are all disappointed everyones health must come first. We will do our best to keep the events list up to date however with the world changing daily this is difficult so please remember to check with event websites or organisers before going to see if an event is still going ahead!

EVENTS 2021

25th April

drawingsmlFBHVC Drive It Day

Support this years event by getting your 500 out, maybe meeting up with 500 friends locally and enjoy a picnic. Rally plates can be ordered online at www.driveitday.co.uk which this year supports the NSPCC Childline charity.

19th June

drawingsml Classics By The Castle at Hever Castle , Kent, TN8 7NG

This was a lovely event in 2020 and it’s set to happen again this summer and the Fiat 500 Club has been invited back. If you are interested in attending please contact Lisa Bardsley on lisa@effectivepresence.co.uk  07770728235

27th June

Luton Festival of Transport, Stockwood Park, Luton, LU1 5NT

Classic car show with auto jumble, food, trade, charity stalls. Fun dog show. More details and to book your 500 in go to www.cvpg.net/luton-festival-of-transport/

3rd July

drawingsmldrawingsml 1st Fiat 500 World Wide Meeting, Sharnbrook Hotel, Park Lane, Sharnbrook, MK44 1LX

Organised by the Fiat 500 Club Italia an online weekend event including streaming broadcasts, shows, talks and live calls with the world. Goody bags available at 20 Euros plus postage (pre-ordered only). We will be joining in with a fun packed day of activities. To register your place before 31st May contact Laura events@fiat500club.org.uk

4th July

drawingsml Italian Car & Bike Day, Sharnbrook Hotel, Park Lane, Sharnbrook, MK44 1LX

If you have a sexy Italian model in your garage or on your driveway and would like to have others admiring her beauty, please email Ciro events@sharnbrookhotel.com to register your car/bike. All we need is your name, contact number & vehicle make & model. Gates open at 11am for Spectators. For more details www.petrolheadonism.club/events/italian-car-bike-day

 18th July

drawingsml Auto Italia Italian Day, Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0SL

For more details and to book your tickets go to www.auto-italia.co.uk/events

 1st August

drawingsmldrawingsml London Local Driveout

A local driveout around London for more details please contact Lisa Bardsley on lisa@effectivepresence.co.uk  07770728235

7th – 8th August

drawingsmldrawingsmlChairman’s Weekend, inc. Classics in the Park, Rushden, Northants

More details to come, we will be displaying at the Classics in the Park on Sunday. Contact Rod at chairman@fiat500club.org.uk

22nd August

Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival, Tewkesbury School, GL20 8DF

Classic cars, supercars, hot rods, live music, organised by the Rotary Club. More details and to book your 500 in go to www.tewkesburycvf.org/exhibitors

27th – 29th August

drawingsmlCamp CarFest South, Laverstoke Park Farm, RG25 3DR

A car and music festival, we will be having a club stand for the weekend. Each car will cost £52 which gives 2 weekend exhibitor tickets. To book your space on the stand please email Laura events@fiat500club.org.uk More details at www.carfest.org/camp-carfest/

30th August

drawingsml Cowley Classic Car Show, Notcutts Garden Centre, Nuneham Courtney, Oxon, OX44 9PY

More details and booking online at www.cowleyclassiccarshow.org.uk

9th – 12th September

National Microcar Rally, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5RP

Weekend rally, camping available with show day on Sunday. More details and booking info www.national-microcar-rally.co.uk

11th – 12th September

drawingsml Vintage Nostalgia Festival, Stockton Park, Wiltshire, BA12 0SQ

Cars, fashion, music and dance festival, more details at www.vintagenostalgiafestival.co.uk If interested in attending please contact Gill for club parking at watkinplumbing257@btinternet.com  or 01300 345257.

 11th – 12th September

drawingsml Classics at Prescott, Prescott, Gotherington, Cheltenham, GL52 9RD

Organised by the Rotary Club of Winchcombe, held at Prescott Hill climb. More details at www.winchcomberotaryclub.com/classics-at-prescott We will be taking part in the static display on Sunday.

12th September

Classics on the Lawn, Delapre Abbey, Northampton, NN4 8AW

More details at www.delapreabbey.org

 11th – 12th September

20th Classic Car Extravaganza, Ryde Esplanade, Isle of Wight, PO33 2HE

Charity car show on the esplande, all enquiries to Vic Gallucci 0208 439 7871

 18th – 19th September

drawingsmlSave the Date! Exciting New Event, Venue TBC

More details to follow, a new exciting event at a major location, save the date!

 9th October

drawingsmldrawingsml Lakeland Driveout

A day Driveout enjoying the local area in Cumbria, more details to follow, please contact Dave Nicholson northwest@fiat500club.org.uk 07818 426848

 28th November

drawingsmldrawingsml AGM & Winter Lunch, Sharnbrook Hotel, Park Lane, Sharnbrook, MK44 1LX

AGM Followed by our winter lunch, more details to follow.

Date TBC
Silverstone Experience Club Visit, Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, NN12 8TN
We are organising a club visit to the new Silverstone Experience Centre. This is a ticketed event and places must be booked and paid for in advance. Please email events@fiat500club.org.uk to book your place, depending on group numbers tickets will be £17.50 / £18.75 adults, £8.75 / £9.50 Child 5-15 yrs, Seniors 65+ (ID required) £14.00 / £14.40. You will then be given payment details.

The Silverstone Experience is a brand new visitor attraction at The Home of British Mo-tor Racing. Visitors can take an immersive 2 – 3 hour journey through the past, present and future of British motor racing and the history of the famous racing circuit. You will discover everything from medieval monks to WW2 Wellington Bombers and will be able to get up close to Formula 1 cars and racing motorcycles. The Silverstone Experience is packed with hands-on activities. Children and grown-ups alike can climb into a replica Grand Prix car, practice their skills as an RAF pilot and try commentating on a race. They’ll also be able to find out about the science and engineering behind the sport in the engaging Tech Lab. Add to this a 360-degree cinema experience, ‘The Ultimate Lap of Silverstone,’ and an outdoor track trail and there’s something for everyone!
• 2-3 hours of entertainment for everyone, not just motorsports enthusiasts.
• Family-friendly, indoors except for outdoor heritage track trail
• Atrium Café & Shop with exclusive Silverstone Merchandise
• Entrance includes 360-degree cinema experience – The Ultimate Lap of Silverstone
• Free Club Area Parking
Visit www.silverstone-experience.co.uk for more details.

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Derbyshire Discovery Tour

We have now done the initial planning for this tour around the scenic Peak District. Based out of Baslow where there is a variety of accommodation to suit most tastes and a campsite, we are planning three circular routes on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of around 45 – 55 miles each. Folk will be free to join for all or any of the days.

We have been visiting the Peak District for years but found some fabulous scenic drives in areas new to us. Visit the grand estates such as Chatsworth, drive the dramatic “Cat & Fiddle” road to 1,700 feet over the moors (in the past it gained a reputation of being used by mad motorcyclists but there are so many speed cameras these days it is completely safe), for the foodies, we aim to visit Bakewell for a famous pie and the equally well known Hartington Cheese Shop. We are also planning to visit some lovely places like Tissington and Castleton and probably take a peak (excuse the pun!) into one of several caverns in the area. On the Sunday we are planning to drive over Mam Tor with it’s stunning views of Winnats Pass – they say on a clear day that you can see all the way to Manchester! – and we will try and fit in a visit to the famous “plague” village of Eyam where the villagers made the heroic decision to quarantine themselves to prevent the spread of the disease. As you will gather a lot to see and we may not be able to do it all but we will do our best.

Finally, If you like walking, you can’t visit the Peak District without taking your boots and so we will be arranging to stay on an extra night or two for those who want a break from driving and a chance to enjoy some fabulous walking country.

To register interest please contact stephen.r.edmonds@btinternet.com or 07976 921986

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Dorset Delights
The Dorset Dawdle was to be May 2020, then April 30th to May 3rd 2021 however this will not be possible due to Covid restrictions. We will get a new date announced as soon as possible.  Please contact Gill on watkinplumbing257@btinternet.com or 01300 345257