Originally Posted by Kinky
Can I ask what time it starts and finishes at? And is there any form of schedule - and what times activities start/finish?
Many thanks in advance,
For those of you who have not visited this venue in the past there is a great deal to see and for those who have been before, you will find many changes. New since our last visit is the ‘James Bond Experience’. This contains vehicles from the films, including the Lotus Esprit submersible from ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ and the Q Road Boat from ‘The World Is Not Enough’. In addition there is a large collection of memorabilia and props from the films. I regret there is no GTV6 from ‘Octopussy’, but hopefully there will be plenty of these cars in the Club event.
Cars of the Stars are a featured exhibition in the main museum and there is an excellent collection of F1 and rally cars as well as ‘World Land Speed Record Breakers’, sports cars and everyday vehicles of UK heritage that we have not seen before. We particularly like the period garage, which gives a very good atmospheric impression of what these, used to be like. For those of us who are slightly older, it will bring back many memories as will the Shell Historic Posters display.
For those of you who wish to get away from the motoring theme, there is the Abbey ruins and exhibition of monastic life. The Palace House, home of Lord Montagu will be open with many new features.
There are plenty of walks for those who wish to stretch their legs. including, the Victorian Gardens, the Abbey Cloisters and the Mill Pond Walk. Hopefully the weather will be favourable, as there is plenty of space for picnicking. There will also be various catering facilities on site as well as the excellent Brabazon Restaurant.
We will be handing over for display in the National Motor Museum, two cars, for exhibition, a first for the Alfa Romeo Owners Club. These are Tim Simons beautiful and now very rare Alfetta GT and a Giulietta Sprint provided by John Williams.These important models celebrate their 30th and 50th anniversaries in 2004. Handover will be at 11.30.am.
At 1.30pm Alfetta Registrar, Alex Jupe and Club chairman, Jon Dooley will be holding a seminar in the comfortable Lecture Theatre. This can be accessed via the entrance drive and you will pass this on your way in. Jon, as a British Touring Car Championship competitor, has vast experience of racing these cars in the late 1970s early 80s, driving for the Alfa Romeo Dealer Team. Alex has a large amount of experience in the restoration and improvement of these interesting cars. Please give your support to what should be an interesting and informative session.
At 2.45 selected cars will be displayed in the Arena. Cars will be chosen on the day for display and Club Editor, Chris Savill, will provide information as each car is paraded. If your car is selected you will be given an information sheet to complete and hand in before the event. Please make you car available at the correct time.
During the day there will be an informal Concours D’Elegence. There are 5 trophies, which are:
Westover Motors Award
Car of the Day
Best Alfetta GT/GTV/GTV6 Anniversary Trophy
Best Giulietta / Giulia 101 Anniversary Trophy
These will be presented at 3.45pm. If your car has been selected, please make it available near to the commentary box in the Arena area.
At 4.0pm there will be an Extraordinary General Meeting in the Lecture Theatre and you will have been informed of this separately.
There will be a special parking area for the two models celebrating their anniversaries , the Alfetta Gt and Giuletta families. They will be displayed either side of the drive leading to the Alfa Romeo Hospitality Unit, at the southern end of the Red Field.
We are pleased to welcome local dealer Westover Motors from Bournemouth, who will be providing a display of the current Alfa Romeo range. We thank them for their support for this event.
The Club Marquee houses the Club Shop and the Membership sub committee will be on hand to sign up new members during the day. New secretary Peter Edwards will be pleased to meet you.
We are hoping for a good turnout of Trade Autojumble and Model stalls These will be sited around the edge of the field.. In addition, there will be cars for sale on the day. Look out for those bargains.
Members of the Committee will be on hand during the day, in the Hospitality Unit, to assist with any queries you may have.
We hope you have a most enjoyable day at The National Motor Museum and have a safe journey home.
The Events Team
10 am Gates Open
11.30am Handover of Alfetta Gt/ Giulietta Sprint in the Museum
1.30pm Alfetta/Transaxle Seminar. The Lecture Theatre
2.45pm Display in the Arena Area
3.45 pmConcours D’ Elegance prize giving
4.0 pm EGM. The Lecture Theatre