2021 - 2023
Wolverhampton Transport Festival 2023
Whilst the club was unable to attend the Wolverhampton Transport Festival on 16 July 2023 "en masse", we were very pleased to hear that Nigel had taken A930 to "fly the AJS flag",
AJS Rally 2023 - Anglesey
The annual meeting for 2023, was based at the Gwesty Gadlys Hotel, located close to Cemaes Bay, almost at the most northerly tip of the isle of Anglesey. It saw the largest gathering of AJS members and cars since pre COVID. In all 15 members attended and it was great to be able to welcome relatively new member Stephen George to a rally for the first time.
The island provided the club with some great suitable motoring through its relatively low lying landscape. The itinerary for the weekend was
Friday 9th - Informal evening at the hotel. Evening meal at the hotel restaurant.
Saturday 10th - Following breakfast, a route through sympathetic countryside on a circuit of the Island. Stops for lunch and at various places of interest en route. Arriving back at the Gwesty Gadlys Hotel later in the afternoon.
Sunday 11th - The club will travel across the island back to the mainland on a leisurely drive to take in some more dramatic scenery with the mountains of Snowdonia as a backdrop for the day.
Monday 12th - Following breakfast, unless staying on to explore further, members to depart for the return journey back home
A few pictures of the rally below
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AJS Rally 2022 - Evesham, Worcs
Great to see everyone at the 2022 AJS Rally over the weekend of 25 and 26 June 2022
The weekend, based around Evesham and organised by Peter & Suzi with help from John & Minty, saw a good turnout of members, but was somewhat less successful on the car front, at least three members unexpectedly without their cars because of last minute problems.
Notwithstanding the lack of AJS cars, we had our usual packed weekend of activities. Saturday morning saw everybody go off to Hidcote Manor, a national trust property formerly an Abbey until it was disbanded by Henry VIII in 1559. After some of the now obligatory heads under bonnets and running repairs - Warren having lost a pin from brake pushrod needed to effect some emergency repairs to get his brakes working - we all enjoyed a wonder round the gardens.
Saturday evening saw our usual AGM, but on this occasion, it was unusual as it saw the celebration of our club chairman Peter Hubbard 30 years of service. John Goose gave an excellent speech and presented Peter and Suzi with gifts from the club, for Peter, a book on Hill climbing and a few bottles of Red, for Suzi a gift voucher to spend as she wishes. Thank you to Peter for all his continuing work for the club over all these years and to Suzi for all her help and support.
Sunday, again saw members going in different directions, a number went to Blenheim Palace, built for the first Duke of Marlborough in recognition of his military triumphs in the War of Spanish succession, culminating in the Battle of Blenheim, and birthplace of Winston Churchill. Others went on the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway from Broadway to Cheltenham racecourse, a route previously travelled by the club on our 2014 rally.
In the afternoon a number of us who hadn't
been there the previous day went to Snowshill Manor and Gardens. Snowshill was
created by Charles Wade , architect, artist and collector of everything from
snuff boxes and toys to armour, weapons and musical instruments.
All in all another successful weekend. It was fantastic to see so many old and new members and friends.
AJS Rally 2021 - Ilminster, Somerset
A few pictures a rather wet 2021 rally at Ilminster, Somerset