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  • Southern Classics Southern Classics Southern Classics

    Society NewsletterSociety NewsletterSociety Newsletter

    Issue 119 Issue 119 Issue 119 --- February/March 2013February/March 2013February/March 2013

    Club Events Calendar for 2013 on Inside of Back Page

    Next events -

    February - Noggin & Natter at The Crabtree Inn, Lancing

    March - Noggin & Natter at The Owl, Kingsfold

    March - Saturday 23rd Drive-It Event & Visit to CCK Historics (page 6)

    April - Sunday 14th Car Show at Chichester College

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    Chairperson - Garry Goodey 02392 257846

    [email protected]

    Promotions Secretary - Richard Long 07976 259290

    [email protected]

    Treasurer - John R Leaney 01903 763703 (after 6.00 pm please)

    [email protected]

    Membership – Peter Haynes PO Box 1212, Crawley, RH10 0GX

    07890 943489 [email protected]

    Regalia – Eric Wood 2 Forge Close, East Preston,

    West Sussex BN16 1HX 01903 782661 (6.00 – 8.00 pm please)

    In this issue: Membership & Society News Pg 4 Trips on Offer Pg 5 Drive-It Event Pg 6 Minutes of the 2012 AGM Pg 9 Other News Pg 13 Member’s Classic Story at the NEC Pg 15 Member’s Classic Story “Morricedes” Pg 17

    A Drive to………… Pg 23 A Bit of Fun Pg 24 10 Minute Sudoku & Poem! Pg 26 Members and Trade Adverts Pg 27 Non SCS Events Diary Pg 34 SCS Events Diary Pg 35 Regalia Back Page

    Webpage Co-ordinator – Phil Webb [email protected]

    Newsletter Editor - Robert Spence 01273 462309

    [email protected]

    Postal Mailing Address for Newsletter Items Southern Classics Society

    c/o Windy Ridge 7 Downside

    Shoreham-by-Sea West Sussex BN43 6HH


    General Committee Members

    Ted Preston 01903 812796

    Maria Chaborel 01293 883224

    [email protected]

    Ralph Pendry 01903 786116

    Southern Classics Society – Committee

    Disclaimer - The views expressed in the Southern Classics Newsletter are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the Society.

    Newsletter Printed by Southwick Print 01273 595694

    Front Cover - Member builds “Special” to beat the floods & hopes for a prize at Chichester!

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    Introduction A very happy New Year to you all and I hope that all your Christmas Classic Car wishes came true. Sadly for me, Mr Claus seemed to have lost my letter as no Aston Martin DB5 Volante in my stock- ing. Oh well there is always this year! Presents I did get were some great articles and jokes for the magazine. Many thanks for these, and please keep them coming. New member Steve Lord has sent in the story of his unique “Morricedes”, a serious challenge in home engineering if there ever was one and David Geere tells us of his “Montego at the NEC”. Our very hard working Promotions Secretary, Richard Long has also delivered a New Year present in the form of a pre show season Drive-It event for Saturday 23rd March from Sompting to CCK Historic in High Hurstwood for classic or modern cars, (depending on weather!) Full details are on page 6. Richard has also been firming up details of our two new car show venues for May and June, and the good people at Newhaven Fort and NT Sheffield Park have also put in a lot of work on the Soci- ety’s behalf in advertising these car shows, and are looking forward to the events as much as we are. All that is left to say is; here’s hoping 2013 proves to be another good year for the Society’s and our fellow car clubs’ many and varied events. Kind regards, Robert

    Newsletter 120 - April/May 2013 Deadline for Articles by 01/03/2013

    Chairperson’s Jottings Well a new year starts and it is my second as chair of the SCS so I wish you and your families a Hap- py New Year and hope to see you all at the various Events that the Club and especially Richard have organised for us in 2013. I am sorry that Sue and I didn’t get to the Brooklands meeting on the 1st January to meet up as planned but we had a full on Christmas with birthdays following close on, then New Year so we decided that we would just take “Millie” the AH Sprite out around the countryside and then down to the seaside instead. Millie is now in the garage with “Muttley” the Riley awaiting all the jobs that need doing including finding out why she drinks as much oil as she does fuel? From the number of e-mails and discussions that have been going on within the Committee I think we will have a very full calendar and a lot to talk about at the January meeting at the Owl of which will be reported in the newsletters and on the Web Site, so get the motors ready and please come and join us. One last thing; if any member has any concerns or comments on the Society, please do feel free to contact me by phone or email. Regards Garry

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    Obituary - It is with sadness that Janet King has informed us that her husband Graham has passed away. Graham and Janet joined the Society in 1997 and were keen supporters of our shows and overseas trips. Graham was the proud owner of a wonderful 1956 Black Mk1 Jaguar that was seen at many of the club’s car shows. Janet would like to thank everyone for their support at this time.


    May I wish all current and lapsed members a happy New Year with all you wish for coming to pass. December and January of any year is a hectic time with a round of Christmas dinners and lunches in December and annual dinners and lunches held in January and February for many clubs with which we are associated. Theses events range for us all over Surrey and West Sussex. This time of year is made all the busier by Southern Classic Society membership renewals. We start the year with a potential membership of 173 single members and 81 joint (pairs) members making a grand total of 345 members. The renewals have come in steadily during the last month and I must thank all the members who have renewed so far. Your 2013 Membership Card will either be included with this magazine, or posted separately if you normally get your Newsletter by email. May I ask members that have forgotten, or have not got around to it yet, to please renew soon so that I may complete the task. If you have not received your membership card by the middle of February, please let me know on 07890 943489 or email [email protected] We would like to welcome the following new members;

    John Mitchell from Pulborough with his Bentley T2 John and Diana Flavell from Steyning with their Morris Minors

    Ronald and Joyce Smith from Southwick Peter Haynes

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Society News 2012 Christmas Social Dinner at The Fox - By Phil Webb The traditional end of year get together saw a large group of 52 members joined together at The Fox in Patching for a very good time. As always the food was excellent with a wide variety of choic- es from traditional Turkey to Duck, Steak, Salmon, Pheasant - too much to list. With starters, main, pudding, mince pies, coffee and of course the odd glass, or bottle in some cases, of wine and beer. It was good to see members from further away attending with a number intending to make the most of the evening by staying in local Bed and Breakfasts. Another tradition was a free raffle with (almost) all the prizes being bottle shaped. The one everyone wanted to win (including the chair- man who won last year) was one of Phyllis's wonderful home made cakes, this year a lovely Christ-

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    mas cake with crackers as well. Again we thank Ted for organising this wonderful event and the date is already booked for 2013, 6th December…….now that is planning for you!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Trips On Offer (More on Page 8)

    Coach Trip to Nuffield House and The Oxford Bus/Morris Museum On Wednesday 8th May, the East Sussex MG Owners Club are organising a coach trip to Nuffield House, home of the late William Morris, then Lord Nuffield, near Henley-on-Thames, followed by a visit to the nearby Oxford Bus/Morris museum and they have kindly opened up the trip to Soci- ety members. The cost is £20 for National Trust members, Nuffield House is owned by the NT, and £27 for non NT members. The cost covers the coach and entrance to the house and muse- um. Coach pickups are at Langley (Eastbourne), Horam and Tunbridge Wells. To book a place, or request more information, please contact John Baggott on 01892 862656. Nuffield House is left almost exactly as it was when Lord Nuffield died, the house and its contents are a revealing and intimate glimpse into the character, interests and life of one of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs and benefactors, yet a man who remains relatively unknown today. The house is also a rare survival of a complete, upper-middle class home of the 1930s. It retains the majority of the furniture and contents acquired by Lord and Lady Nuffield when they took up residence, as well as having several rooms still decorated in the 1930's style. Lord Nuffield’s love of mechanical things can be seen behind cupboard doors in his bedroom which hid a miniature workshop with lathe and tools. It was here