Events

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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!

AUGUST

Bank Holiday Monday 31st – CANCELLED
Cowley Classic Car Show, Cutteslowe Park, Oxford

OCTOBER

Saturday 3rd – CANCELLED
All Italian Breakfast Meet, The Departure Lounge Café, Basingstoke Road, Alton, GU34 4BH

 EVENTS 2020

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 5th
Northern Italian Car Day, Raby Castle
Auto Italia is excited to introduce our Northern Italian Car Day at Raby Castle in 2020. The event will take place at this stunning venue on Sunday 12th July.
Raby Castle is without doubt one of the most impressive intact castles in the North of England. Built in the 14th century by the powerful Nevill family, it has a fascinating his-tory. Discover what this tremendous building and it’s parkland setting has to offer. Take an enlightening tour, enjoy a delicious lunch or explore the great outdoors.
The event is open to Italian cars of all eras and there will be club and marque displays, trade and catering. The well kept estate has good access from the A1(M) and A66 main roads and ideal for Italian car owners based in Yorkshire, the North East and North West.
All Italian cars from Fiats to Ferraris and all in between will be invited to display in the castle grounds with special cars placed in front of the castle.
Further information on tickets to follow. See www.raby.co.uk for information on the castle and grounds.
www.auto-italia.co.uk/events

drawingsmlWednesday 9th – Monday 14th

National Microcar Rally, Lower Lacan Caravan Park, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5RF

More details can be found on the website www.national-microcar-rally.co.uk

Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th
Charity Classic Car Extravaganza, Isle of Wight
Shows at Newport Quay and Ryde Esplanade. All enquiries to Vic Gallucci 0208 439 7871.

Saturday 19th – POSTPONED TO 27TH MARCH 2021
Silverstone Experience Club Visit, Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, NN12 8TN

drawingsmlFriday 18th – Sunday 20th

The Classic Car Weekender, Bicester Heritage, Bicester, Oxon

An event to look forward to!! We are having a club stand at the show, there are 10–20 spaces for club members to display their car on the stand for 1, 2 or the 3 days.
Each display car will receive 2 entrance tickets. If you would like to
display your car or for details of the discount code for tickets to attend the show, please email Laura events@fiat500club.org.uk 

The general club members discount code will give members a ticket price of £20 instead of £25 and this will include a drive in movie of your choice. Members will be able to book from 14th August.

Please see the advert on page 25 of the August issue of 500 News for further details.

There will be the opportunity to take part in club parades around the test track, drive in cinema, classic car displays and auction.

For further details www.theclassiccarshowuk.com

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Sunday 27th
Auto Italia Italian Car Day, Stanford Hall
Entrance prices are £10 per adult, £5 per child (5-13 years old), under 5s go free. Please note that there are no advance ticket sales and that it is a CASH gate. Gates open at 8am.
All Italian cars are welcome to park on the main site with special and unusual cars invited to park in front of the main house. All non-Italian cars will be parked in an adjacent car park on the left of the main entrance as used in previous years. Please note change to camping information: All camping must now be PRE-BOOKED. Please email claire@gingerbeerpromotions.com if you wish to camp the night before; prices are £10 per person. Yurts are also available to hire. £60 for 1 person/£75 for a couple sharing (double bed) and £10 per child, or £20 per head for up to 6 persons sharing. Price includes bed linen or sleeping bags and towels. There are a limited number of yurts available and we will require 5 day’s notice.
We will have a dedicated Italian themed trade village with food (think good coffee, wood-fired pizza, paninis and prosecco) and trade.
www.auto-italia.co.uk/events

OCTOBER

Saturday 3rd

Auto Italia Italian Car Day at Brooklands Museum

Over the last 34 years, the Italian Car Day at Brooklands has become established as the UK’s premier event for owners and admirers of Italian cars. The great thing about the Italian Car Day is that you never know exactly what you will see, but it is always spectacular. Rarely do you find such obscure and exotic Italian machinery, even at the most exclusive (and expensive) static events. Yet at Brooklands, the most fantastic cars are not only running, but running at speed – up the test hill and on the adjacent Mercedes-Benz World test track, visitors can get closer to the action than at almost any event, anywhere in the world. Visitors can expect to see everything from Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and De Tomaso, to Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia and many rare coachbuilt special cars.
Visitors arriving in any Italian car, be it a Fiat or a Ferrari, will be able to park in the areas dedicated to the relevant marque, and become part of the show. Finally, of course, there’s the historically fascinating Brooklands Museum itself. For so many reasons, it’s a day not to be missed.
For all event information contact: mail@philwardevents.com
For event news and tickets sales visit: www.brooklandsmuseum.com
www.auto-italia.co.uk/events

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drawingsmlSunday 4th
Bicester Heritage Sunday Scramble, Bicester Heritage, Buckingham Road, Bicester, Oxon OX27 8AL

Book the date in your diary to take your classic car out on the National Drive It Day and come along to the Bicester Sunday Scramble meet. Tickets can be purchased online click here. We are having a club area, the unique club code to use when at the checkout for your tickets is Fiat500Scramble. Please contact Laura events@fiat500club.org.uk

NOVEMBER

drawingsml Friday 13th – Sunday 15th
Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, NEC, Birmingham
Following on from last years successful stand we are hoping to have a club stand again this year. More details to follow.

drawingsmldrawingsmlSunday 29th
AGM & Winter Lunch, Sharnbrook Hotel, Park Lane, Sharnbrook, MK44 1LX
AGM followed by our winter lunch, more details to follow.

EVENTS 2021

Saturday 27th March
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

drawingsmldrawingsmlApril 30th – May 3rd 2021
Dorset Delights
The Dorset Dawdle was to be May 2020. We thought it best to cancel re-scheduling of the Dawdle and make a firm date for 2021 of the Early bank holiday April 30th to May 3rd. Also, note that we have changed the name to Dorset Delights and hope this bodes better. Please contact Gill on watkinplumbing257@btinternet.com or 01300 345257