Herald - Issue 450

Page 76 • The HERALD • 7th December 2023 v SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE HERALD v AUTOPAT A Family Business Established since 1982 PROMPT & EFFICIENT v Servicing v Mechanical Repairs v MOT’s - Petrol & Diesel v Air Conditioning Service Unit 3, Hardley Ind. Est., Hythe 023 8084 0163 CLASSIC CAR CLUB – ‘Looking After Bodywork’ The Southampton and New Forest Group of the Austin A30/A35 Owners’ Club members are continuing to enjoy the friendly, social atmosphere at their monthly meetings. Every meeting includes a ra e with many members leaving with a prize or two. e club holds many events throughout the year with speakers on various topics, picnics, quizzes, car meets, club drive days and an annual charity auction. Club News On ursday 26th October, members met for their monthly out and about road trip. e venue was Headlands Farm Co ee Shop, Romsey Road, West Wellow. It was well attended with some members bringing their classic vehicles. e event was enjoyed by everyone. On ursday 9th November the club was given another in house talk this time by the Chairman on the subject of bodywork and paintwork repairs. He set up a steel front wing panel to explain the process and stages of repairing, the tools needed, llers and abrasives. He also gave information on primers and top coat techniques to achieve the nal nish to the repair. e members were able to share their own experiences of problems they had encountered and overcome. e speaker emphasised that when there is rust damage it must be cut out completely and replaced with a new piece of steel because, if le , it will in time a ect the work done. Many classic vehicles will, from time to time, need repairs to both bodywork and paintwork so members found the talk interesting, helpful and enjoyable. e club is always happy to welcome new members that are owners of any make of classic car, not the club members with a view to joining. Members have a range of classic vehicles such as Bedford, Ford, Land Rover, Mercedes, M.G., Morris, Riley, Saab, Triumph and Volkswagen enabling the club to expand the membership. Why not drop in for a taster visit, a tea or coffee and share any of your classic car experiences with members? You will receive a warm welcome. The next meeting will not be until January 2024 Meetings take place on the second ursday of each month, starting at 7.30pm, at Netley Marsh Community Hall, Woodlands Road, SO40 7GE. Do go along and meet them. ‘LIFE’S TOO SHORT – PUT SOME MILES ON IT’ Tools and Products from Talk forgetting those enthusiasts who appreciate them but don’t have one of their own, to come and meet 2024 Tickets on Sale for Beaulieu’s Packed Events Calendar Beaulieu is getting ready for an exciting year ahead, with early bird tickets now on sale for the newlyannounced 2024 event calendar*, which sees the return of much-loved shows and rallies for the busy new season. With plenty of great days out and memorable times with friends and family to look forward to in the grounds of the National Motor Museum, there’s never been a better time to plan a trip to Beaulieu. Bringing together motoring enthusiasts with a wide selection of unmissable gatherings, fourteen Simply rallies will be taking place throughout the events season. Springtime Simply Aston Martin will be starting the line-up on Sunday 7th April, with the rallies over the following months including Simply Italian on Sunday 21st April, Simply Jaguar on Sunday 23rd June, Simply Japanese on Sunday 21st July and Simply French on Sunday 1st September. While much-loved season nale Simply Smart will round o the line-up on Sunday 10th November. One of the best places in the south to see stunning supercars up close, the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend will be going down a storm on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August, with impressive displays and action-packed demonstrations. Celebrating the excitement and the variety of the supercar world, the demonstration runs and sound-o are always show highlights, while world-class hypercars will be on show on the lawns of Beaulieu’s Palace House. Spring Autojumble will be taking place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May with a vibrant MoggyFest display and all kinds of motoring treasures on o er. At International Autojumble on 14th and 15th September, there will be hundreds of stands to browse for bargains as part of a huge weekend of buying and selling action. While the Custom and American Show on Father’s Day Sunday 16th June will bring together all manner of eye-catching motors, from glitzy American classics to jaw-dropping hot rods. Beautiful Borders and vibrant ower displays, to plants and gardening supplies for sale, plus expert advice, the BBC Good Food Market, street food, musical entertainment and more, there will be so much to see. Beaulieu Events Manager Charlotte Mountain said: “2024 is going to be another exciting year, with plenty of great days out in the Beaulieu grounds and opportunities to display your vehicle in one of the Simply rallies. From the return of the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair, which is an unmissable show for gardeners looking for inspiration and advice for the growing season ahead, to the exhilarating action of the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend, there is a lot to look forward to.” Visitor and participant tickets include entrance to all that Beaulieu has to o er, including the National Motor Museum, Little Beaulieu, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, the ancestral Montagu home Palace House, Secret Army exhibition, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey and the stunning grounds and gardens. Visit www. beaulieu.co.uk for more information. Beaulieu is also ideal for car clubs looking to hold their own rally, taking the hassle out of hosting an event with excellent facilities and all-inclusive access to the whole of the attraction. For more information see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/hold-your-rally-atbeaulieu or to discuss your club’s requirements with a member of the Beaulieu Events team email: events@ beaulieu.co.uk The popular BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair will be bringing glorious garden displays and plenty of eye-catching plants to the Beaulieu event fields from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May. Returning for its fourth year, this green- ngered paradise has already established itself as a favourite with gardeners. From inspirational Beaulieu Supercar Weekend If you need help with your phone, tablet or laptop, Hythe Library have a volunteer available to sit with you and help with your questions. 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