MTWC AGM and Rally Weekend

When:
September 27, 2019 – September 29, 2019 all-day
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Where:
Woodland Grange
Old Milverton Ln
Leamington Spa CV32 6RN
UK

The 2019 MTWC AGM & RALLY WEEKEND – The 2nd call to the Grid!

27th-29th September 2019

It’s happening! 

Many thanks to those who have already sent me their booking forms for the AGM and Rally at Woodland Grange in Royal Leamington Spa! 

MTWC Chairman Charles Smith and I were there in mid-April to check out details with the Woodland Grange team.  And it’s looking good! 

If you haven’t done so already, book your place “on the Grid” now!  Don’t leave it to the last minute. 

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If we can hit target numbers by the end of July, we will be upgraded to the main restaurant, and over dinner you will be able gaze out to see the line-up of Morgans on the hotel forecourt.  Charles Smith has already bagged his pitch!  (see photo).

The hotel facilities are first class.  We’ve sampled the excellent fare in the restaurant and were not disappointed.  And there are no parking issues! 

The plan for the weekend is as follows:

Friday evening:  Informal, but there will be a ‘silent pub quiz’ – with prizes!  And there will be some real ales in the bar…

Saturday Morning:  The Spares Fair as usual – with Gary Caroline and his team in control.  Stallholders/sellers please contact Gary direct (garyjtor@talktalk.net ).

Late morning to Lunchtime:  Scenic runs (long/faster and not so long/slower to appeal to 5 speeders/3 speeders/2 speeders of all vintages) and with suggested pit stops en route

Afternoon:  The 2019 MTWC Rally in the grounds of Woodland Grange, including:

  • Display of the Morgan 3Ws attending and the Concours judging. About 70 trikes made it to the opening run in Bridgnorth.  It would be great if we could come close to matching that! 
  • Wine Tasting. For those less interested in ‘greasy bits’ there will be a wine tasting session run by Ruth Ross.  Some pre-booking might be required – details to follow. 
  • And Julia Smith will be giving a presentation on Apiculture (which, as I’m sure you know, is bee-keeping).  And there will be bees!  No-one will be able to deny that there will be a real buzz at this year’s Rally!
  • We have yet to find people to demonstrate jelly juggling and cat herding… Please get in touch…  No previous experience required….
  • And if none of the above appeals, you can always nip into Royal Leamington Spa. The bus stop is just outside Woodland Grange, or go by car (there are several car parks in town).  We will provide various bits of tourist info on arrival at Woodland Grange.  The Pump Rooms are an obvious starting point!

Evening:  The Rally Dinner, including:

  • Pre-dinner drinks (the first one is ‘on the house’
  • 3-course dinner – excellent choices (see the booking form)
  • Musical entertainment courtesy of the SP Jazz Ensemble (playing light French café style jazz – so you can still talk and chat!)
  • The Award of Prizes (part 1)
  • A Mystery After Dinner Speaker – yes, it’s still a mystery!
  • Meeting friends old and new for a blether!

 Sunday morning:  The AGM and the Award of Prizes (part 2).

Bookings:  Details of Costs are on the Booking Form downloadable from the website and enclosed with the Bulletin.  There’s no need to pay for accommodation until you check out, so don’t delay!  But please send a cheque for the Dinner (£32pp) and your menu choices now.

Volunteers:  It would be most helpful if some Members would be prepared to help with specific aspects of the weekend – in the planning and/or on the ground over the weekend.  We need some folk prepared to do a stint at the Rally welcome desk on Friday afternoon/Saturday morning, and to marshal the trikes to the display area etc. 

AGM 2019 2Further details about Woodland Grange can be found on this web link: https://www.woodlandgrange.com/

There’s ample parking (for trikes, tin tops and trailers), plenty of space to hold the Rally and Concours.  And there’s a fitness centre, a Jacuzzi, all the usual facilities – including superfast Wi-Fi for the racers…

I look forward to seeing as many of you as can make it to Royal Leamington Spa over the weekend of 27th-29th September!

 

Paul Jowitt

Phone 0131 225 7583 or email p.w.jowitt@hw.ac.uk

 

Further information on the Venue…

1888  Woodland Grange was built for Major Richard Warner Brooks on his retirement from the army.  It included 12 rooms, servants hall and kitchens. 

1920  Major Brooks moved to Torquay to live on a caravan park.

1935  The swimming pool was built.  But there is no longer a swimming pool.  Just a Jacuzzi…

1960  The Salvation Army bought the property for £15,000 as a “Probationary Home for Problem Girls” to accommodate 4 staff and 25 wayward girls…

1968  Purchased by Coventry and District Engineering Employers Association now the EEF – Engineering Employers Federation – and opened in 1969 as a conference centre by Lord Stokes of British Leyland.

2019  Venue for the 2019 MTWC AGM and Rally Weekend!  Be there!

Booking: You can download a booking form if you click here. Print it, fill it in and post it.