Non-members are welcome to join us at these events. In addition to these events there are "Noggins and Natters" throughout the regions in the Member's Section.
AOC Members should refer to their copy of the Calendar for full event information. The Calendar can be dowloaded from the Members only pages of the website.
Sunday 6th August
NORTHERN: MG Northern Day, Bewerley Park, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire. HG3 5HQ – The largest MG show in the North. Once again they have extended a warm welcome to the Northern Section of the Alvis Owner Club. Last year they gave us a very prominent display area within the show arena.
Sunday 6th August
NORTHERN: Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8EE. Organised by The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge, the Vintage Weekend is an annual rally for vintage, veteran and classic vehicles held in the West Yorkshire Town of Hebden Bridge, in the heart of the South Pennines.
Friday 11th - Sunday 13th August
SCOTTISH: Scottish Section Weekend - incorporating the Scottish Alvis Day will take place in the Perth area. The hotel is the Dunkeld House Hotel (formerly the Dunkeld Hilton) and the Sunday will be spent at Scone Palace as last year. The weekend will take the usual form of an interesting scenic drive on the Saturday and a Dinner at the hotel, and concours judging and driving tests on the Sunday.
Sunday 13th August
SOUTH WEST: A picnic for AOC members is to be held in the grounds of the National Trust's Great Chalfield Manor near Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire SN12 8NH by kind permission of the donor tenants Robert & Patsy Floyd. This is a romantic moated medieval manor with an Arts & Crafts garden. The house has featured in many films most recently Wolf Hall and Poldark. Drive through the archway and park in the courtyard in front of the house. Bring your picnic to arrive any time after 11.45am. Afternoon tea can be taken in the 1920s garage forecourt of the house still complete with its glazed canopy for washing the motors. Excellent guided tours of the house are available.
Sunday 13th August
EAST ANGLIA: BBQ .
Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th August
NORTHERN: Passion for Power Classic Motor Show - Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN - One of the UK’s most popular Classic Car Events with over 90 Classic and performance Car Clubs attending and over 300 private Entries. Massive Autojumble and Trade area with 250+ plots.
Sunday 6th August - The Brecon Classic Motor Show at Libanus, on the A470, just South of Brecon. Please contact David Harvey (david.harvey951@btinternet) for more details.
Sunday 20th August – Prescott Breakfast Club - back to the Prescott Clubhouse, featuring the Porsche Club (UK)
Sunday 27th August - Sherborne Rotary Club is once again organizing the ever popular road run and meet in Sherborne School Courts on August Bank Holiday Sunday. The Optional 40 mile Road Run starts at 11am and the route provided circumnavigates a pretty bit of Dorset countryside ideal for pub stops or taking a picnic. It finishes by 2pm back at the Old School Courts where participants can view the most wonderful collection of old cars and chat with a similar collection of (mostly) older drivers. The price this year is £12.00 per car including driver and one tea! – Additional teas can be purchased from the Event Office. To download an entry form go to www.sherbornehvr.co.uk
Friday 1st September
EAST ANGLIA: Picnic at Melford Hall, Long Melford.
Sunday 3rd September
NORTHERN: Vintage by the sea - The Midland Hotel, Marine Rd, Morecambe, Lancashire LA4 4BU. A celebration of all things Vintage: cars, live music, fashion etc. As voted the best vintage event in the world by the Guardian Newspaper. The fantastic setting of Morcambe’s seafront provides the backdrop that transforms into a multi-venue playground where, visitors can learn the dances, take in specially curated live performances, ogle over vintage vehicles or take advantage of the decade’s specific hair and beauty makeovers. See website www.midlandvintage.co.uk.
Sunday 10th September
NORTHERN: Hartington Show near Buxton, Derbyshire - High Fields, Hall Bank, Hartington. SK17 0AT. An opportunity to meet with our fellow Midland Alvis Enthusiasts, arrive from 9.30am onwards to a great country show, Vintage Tractors, Stationary Engines, Vintage Lorries, Cars & Steam Engines.
Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th September
SCOTTISH: Cairngorm Autumn Tour - Meet at Lands of Loyal Hotel, Loyal Rd, Alyth, PH11 8JQ, Tel 01828 633151, on Thursday 14 Sept in time for drinks and dinner; drive Cairngorm Circuit on Friday 15 Sept (approx. 185 miles), dinner back at hotel; disperse Saturday morning.
Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th September
MIDLAND/ SOUTH EAST: KOP HILL CLIMB Nr Princes Risborough Bucks HP27 7AE – There will be an Alvis Owner Club stand again this year at Kop Hill Climb. We need 10 or more Alvis cars each day on the stand to put on a good show to the large number of visitors who attend. Please come on either the Saturday or Sunday or both days. Tickets will be available for purchase in April at www.kophillclimb.org.uk.
Saturday 30th September
MIDLAND/ SOUTH WEST: 2nd Tri – SECTION LUNCH - Following our most enjoyable ‘Inaugural Lunch‘, we announce the date for the second one. Research has already commenced to select this second venue; details will be announced shortly. It is likely to be hosted in South Gloucestershire.
Sunday 10th September - The AOC have been invited by Tenterden Lions Club to help celebrate their 60 years of supporting charities, with a Classic Car Show. The event will be held on 11 acres, a couple of minutes from Tenterden town centre. There will be an autojumble, trade stands, stalls, food and refreshments. £10 per car and one passenger, additional passengers £5. Further details available on: www.TenterdenLionsClub.co.uk/Car-Event To book a place please contact : firstname.lastname@example.org or 01444 457445
Sunday 17th September – Prescott Breakfast Club - back to the Prescott Clubhouse, featuring the Lotus 7/Caterham Owners Club
Sunday 24th September - Reepham Classic Car Event – meet at Reepham Market Square between 11.00am - 4.00pm, around 90 classic cars are expected. Cars are advised to arrive an hour beforehand to be shown to their allocated spaces as the Square is closed to traffic. This year’s theme is German marques. Although it is a free public event due to its popularity entry for the classic cars is by ticket only. This year I have been asked to assemble up to 6 Alvis for the show so contact me if you wish to attend. Should anyone require lunch there are two excellent venues in the Market Square, The Dial House www.thedialhouse.org.uk 01603 879900 or The Kings Arms Public House www.kingsarmsreepham.com 01603 870345, any queries about the event can be directed to the organisers by email to email@example.com
Sunday 1st October
EAST ANGLIA: Last of the Summer Wine event returns to the Swann at Lavenham.
Sunday 1st October
SOUTH EAST: South East Alvis Day This year the South East Section Committee invites all Members to join us at the magnificent location of Hever Castle in Kent. Spanning more than 700 years, the Castle's history is rich and varied. Hever famously became the childhood home of Anne Boleyn followed by Anne of Cleves. From 1557 it was inhabited by various families but gradually fell into decline before William Waldorf Astor acquired Hever at the beginning of the last century investing time, money and imagination restoring the Castle and creating stunning gardens and a vast lake.
Saturday 7th October
SOUTH WEST: Castle Combe Autumn Classic. - Season-closer of exciting vintage and classic track action, paddock access, relaxed atmosphere, no queues to get in. About 10 minutes drive from M4 J17 or 18. Bring a chair as there are no grandstands or seating, but plenty of leaning posts! Bar, restaurant, coffee stalls. Tickets £20 adults, £15 concessions, available on the gate or in advance from www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk.
Wednesday 11th October
SOUTH WEST: REMEMBERING MAURICE HARVEY. Meet in the square at St. Keverne, ten miles South of Helston, Cornwall, from 10.30am outside The White Hart Inn, TR12 6ND (coffee available). Pay our respects to Alvis’s most famous and successful racing driver, close to the 94th anniversary of his greatest race win, at his graveside, then raise a glass to his memory, with friends, in The White Hart, about 12.30pm, for the usual three hour lunch.
Friday 14th to Monday 16th October
EAST ANGLIA: The East Anglian Autumn Weekend will be based at the Sea Marge Hotel at Overstrand, 16, High Street, Overstrand Norfolk, NR27 0AB
Sunday 15th October
NORTHERN: North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Railway in Wartime - Be part of this hugely popular re-enactment weekend. For further information, visit nymr.co.uk. Our group will be based at Grosmont Station, where there will be music and dance. The Home Guard are stationed at Goathland station and Levisham station is transformed into Le Visham, a German-occupied French village. Cars up to and including TA14s welcome (sorry post-war). Period style dress required.
Thursday 19th October
MIDLAND: The Annual Skittles Match against the Bentley Drivers Club is at a new location chosen to improve accessibility for some of us! They clearly want us to get the trophy back! It will be at at Ansty Social Club, Grove Road Ansty, near Coventry CV7 9JD which is on the old A46 Leicester road about 2 miles from the M6 junction at Walsgrave.
Sunday 1st – Bicester Heritage – Sunday Scramble
Sunday 17th September – Prescott Breakfast Club - Prescott Clubhouse, featuring the Morgan Sports Club
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th November
ALL SECTIONS: Vintage and Classic Car Show. National Exhibition Centre. Birmingham - The U.K.’s premier indoor Classic Car Show. A good place to find the pieces needed for the winter project and of course Alvis will be having their own stand.
Thursday 30th November
ALL SECTIONS: Mayfair Meeting, at the Coach and Horses, Bruton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 6PT. The Club’s now traditional International gathering before Christmas for an all section Noggin and Natter. Christmas lights will be on and the new shows will be running so make a weekend of it.
Wednesday 6th December
SOUTH WEST: Far South West: Christmas Luncheon to be held at the Rising Sun Inn, near Altarnun, Launceston.
Tuesday 12th December
SOUTH EAST: Christmas Dinner at The Gomshall Mill in Gomshall, Surrey, GU5 9LB. By popular demand we are returning for a fine Christmas Dinner at the Mill in Gomshall. An historic location with a working water mill and easy parking, this venue offers a superb atmosphere but more importantly very good food and most certainly good company.