OMC 60th ANNIVERSARY and CHRISTMAS PARTY. 18/12/19.

This years Christmas party will be held at GREAT BARR GOLF CLUB, 75 CHAPEL LANE, WALSALL, BIRMINGHAM, B43 7BA on Wednesday 18th of December 2019.
Please be there by 7.30 for a 8pm start.
We will also be celebrating our clubs 60th anniversary on the same evening.
There will be a buffet prepared by the golf club restaurant staff including a dessert.
We will have a guest speaker, NEVILLE HAY, who will give a talk and film show about how the OWEN ORGANISATION started the motor club and RUBERY OWEN involvement with BRM RACING and the drivers in the 1950s and 1960s.
This event will be TICKET ONLY. Tickets will be available soon and will be £5 per ticket ( 2 tickets per member )
and NON MEMBERS £15 EACH.
This is ticket only due to us having to let the club know how many buffet meals to cater for.
Tickets will be available from CLARE JENNINGS and DERRICK WALLBANK.
We would like to see as many club members as possible for this celebration, and if you know of any of the members from the early days of OMC, then please let them and us know about it.
We look forward to seeing you all their.

CLASSIC RUN UPDATE 15 SEP

The roadbook has now been finalised (thanks Melvyn) and should not be missed. No use wishing you had done it afterwards. The 105 mile route will be split into four halves. Starting from Shrewsbury we traverse the Long Mynd to the morning tea halt at the Glider Station then it is back via the Stiperstones for petrol in Church Stretton followed by lunch at Acton Scott Working Farm.

From here we go via Delbury Hall (recently added), to the afternoon tea halt at Knowbury, near to Titterstone Clee Hill, then back to the Food Centre at Ludlow for sit down meal.

The route has two characteristics. The first half traverses roads previously used on MN and Goggin rallies with some twisty stuff  but stunning scenery. The second half is very relaxing, again with great scenery. Just one small ford!

Do not miss this run. It will not be repeated again in such a beautiful part of the country. Put your entry in now.

BOB COTTERELL – Route Co-Ordinator

 

HIMLEY HALL CLASSIC CAR SHOW

OMC have a stand booked for the above show on Sunday September 1st.
I have a pitch booked for 15 cars, At this moment, I have 14 cars booked, if anymore want to join us on the stand then I need to know now so I can ask for a bigger pitch.
The ones booked now are,
1 Derrick, Cortina.
2 Peter, RS turbo.
3 John wilding, Hotrod.
4 Martin, imp.
5 Elaine, sprite.
6 Luke, Saxo.
7 John and di, MG
8 Dave and Carol mg.
9 Melvyn, Scimiter.
10 Trevor, Hillman.
11 Dave Lucas, Berkley.
12 Nathan, Harrier.
13 Matthew, rover.
14 Paul, Rover.

I will give you until the end of July to get back to me, then I will ask Gemini events if I can have a larger pitch.

Derrick Wallbank 07966321333.

LOCAL VINEYARD VISIT

Who would be interested in visiting a local vineyard near tamworth?

I have been in contact with BUZZARDS VALLEY VINEYARD AT DRAYTON BASSETT NEAR TAMWORTH.

They do a tour of the winery giving slide shows, tour of the vineyard (weather permitting), a tour of the processing plant and wine tasting at the end and also if you want a ploughmans lunch as well. This all takes about 3 hours. The cost is £10 for the tour without the meal or £20 with the meal.

I am looking to do this on Saturday 19th of October as a end of season visit.

We can also take our classic cars to put on a display at the vineyard if we want to weather permitting.

Now I need a response to this message AS SOON AS POSSIBLE PLEASE so I can confirm a booking. If you are deffinatly interested I will require a £5 booking deposit please, and state wether you want to do the tour with or without the meal.

Please call or txt me on 07966321333 ASAP.

DERRICK WALLBANK, SOCIAL OFFICER.

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Gallery

Photo’s taken during 2017/18 of various Owen Classic Car Show Displays

Graham Hill Trophy Sprint 2019 – Results

Thank you to all the competitors who entered and took part in the Graham Hill Trophy Sprint on 9th June 2019. We are sure that you would like to thank all the volunteers, without whom we could not put on this event.

We were very lucky with the weather in that those few sports of rain just faded away and we had a great dry afternoon.

The results for the timed runs can be downloaded from below.

Owen Motoring Club – Rally History

Now published and for sale, “Owen Motoring Club Rally History. A culmination of six years research to dig out the history of many of the rallies organised by Owen Motoring Club. Due to some known events having no history available, this publication is not a results bible. Events covered from 1960 through to the years at Weston Park. The focus being on the club’s road rallies including all ten Motoring News events. Seventy five pages of history plus many pictures in black and white and in colour, some of which are believed to be never published before. Written as a tribute by Anton Bird, a club member since 1975, for Owen Motoring Club`s 60th anniversary year. The club formerly known as “The Owen Organisation Motoring Club”, OOMC, was formed in December 1959 by “Rubery Owen & Co.” employees.

Copies of the book are available through the author at £12.50 per copy. Payment by cash or cheque payable to Owen Motoring Club Ltd. 

Postage Rates:    

First Class £2.00

Second Class £1.75

Overseas rates please contact.

To order your copy please contact Anton Bird by email, antonbird@talktalk.net

As a result of the research that went into this project the club now have a Rallies Archive, which is kept by the author of this publication. Donations of any Owen Motoring Club rally information or documents of any description for inclusion would be appreciated.