2013: Christmas Weekend at the Bedford Swan Hotel on the 21st December
The traditional weekend away at Christmas was fun and festive.
2013: Rochford and County Ploughing Match - 6 cars went
The venue Sutton Hall Shopland Road Rochford Essex SS4 1LH. Including vintage-modern tractors ploughing in various classes and heavy horse ploughing. Also classic cars, face painting, bouncy castle, welly boot throwing, farmers market, steam train rides all free and entry was free. Burger van plus doughnut and ice cream van on site. It was a nice day and the event was very well attended we all had a good time checking out tractors.
2013: SPA 6 HOUR - 5 cars went
Some ERIC's went to the Spa 6 Hour this year. lead by Steve and Bernice Fowler. SPA 6 hour was on the weekend of the 23rd September. It was a great trip with some fantastic racing.
2013: Isle of Wight Classic Car Show - 7 cars went
The classic car show on the Isle of Wight are the 14th -15th September. A visit to see Dave & Julia Rose.
2013: Grand Rendezvous Chelsea Hostpital - 9 cars went
September 8th. A nice day out even though the rain turned up for lunch.
2013: Regimental Summer Ball - 6 cars went
Aston Martin owners were invited to attend with their cars, Date Sat 10 August 13, 1900 hrs, James Bond Casino Royale Theme,
2013: The Royal Windsor Farm shop - 1 car went
We were invited to attend a car show at the Royal Windsor Farm shop on the 4th August.
All Free to enter and there is a vintage bus to take CAR Owners to Windsor town every 2 hours £1 each way.
2013: THE WORLD’S BIGGEST CLASSIC RACE MEETING - 5 cars went
26-28 July, With more than a 1,000 race entries this year’s Silverstone Classic was the biggest race meeting staged anywhere in the world during 2012. Many of the 24 races boasted full 58-car grids and the busy race schedule included six decades of Formula One history, a feast of classic touring cars plus just about every sportscar from the legendary Jaguar C- and D-types of the Fifties to the awesome Group C Le Mans prototypes of the Eighties. Despite the huge grids and fiercely fought competition, the packed programme ran to schedule with just one short safety car period in two days of epic racing. Eric cars lapped the track with other Aston Martins.
2013: ERIC at The Brands Hatch Superprix
On Saturday 13th July ERIC's wined, dinned and watched historic motor racing, oh boy it was hot.
2013: Le Mans - 9 cars went
ERIC's at Le Mans is a given, I don't think they can start the race without checking that ERIC's are in attendence.
2013: RREC Rockingham Castle
Premier event for Royce and Bentley enthusiasts 15th/16th June......
The castle and grounds also being open for those not inclined towards the ultimate in automotive opulence.
Saturday hosted a H&H auction of automobilia followed by a card of 60 odd runners We shall have to look on the website to determine what actually past the post.
Sunday being the big day with something like 1000 cars parked it a field, ranging from the dawn of motoring through every epoque of Royce and Bentley through to the present day. The traders village having representation from new vehicle dealers, Jack Barcley and Stratstones, through several 'pre owner' agents such as The Real Car Company (a Welsh organisation who always have some exciting and interesting 'restoration' stock and non too agrecious prices), and P& A Wood... And then the specialist restorers, the specialist breakers and finally the flim flam stuff like posters, hats and chamios. A very good jass band played outside the beer tent, and a number of of the traders offering more than cards and fliers in the form of 'a glass of something sir? Or perhaps you would care to help yourself to canepes?' Even the porta-loos were of a different class to most other outdoor events!
All in all a great day to observe and contrast so many coachbuilders skills and styles, and witness the silent running of so many engines....Brilliant.
2013: Warren Classic & Concours.
On Saturday, May 4, a quiet hamlet in Essex was like a magnet for classic cars and over 7000 car enthusiasts. The 1st of what could become an annual event saw some rare and well kept cars. ERIC was well represented in the show and the concourse. Special mention to Nick who came second in a strongly contested vintage class. >Link<
2013: Donington Historic Festival
Steve and Bernice Fowler represented ERIC Equipped at Donnington and had a great time to boot.
2013: AMOC Spring Concourse
Class: PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP - Owner: Chris Tabor - Model: Virage 7 Litre - Year:1990 - Position: 1st
2013: Waltham Abbey Car Show
Sunday May 26th, Gates Open 9:00am, at Waltham Abbey Townmead Leisure Park, Brooker Road, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JH.
2013: Laon Classic - 19 cars went
19 cars & 37 ERIC's went to Laon Historic in France, in May. We all had a great trip. Check out this link >Link<
2013: The Abarth Museum
A general invitations to the ERIC's
You may recall that a few of us visited The Abarth Museum on our Le Mans Classic odyssey in July. Small induction ceremony and the museum now sports an A4 ERIC sticker on the front door.
Guy Moerenhout proprietor/race and rally driver has extended an invitation for us to join in at his World Abarth Meeting :-
This all took place on the weekend from Friday 17 till Sunday 19th of May