AJS Rally 2014 - Alcester, Warwickshire

This year it was Eddie and Mavis's turn to organise the AJS 9 Car Club's annual rally and they did a great job. The weekend, 11th, 12th & 13th July 2014 was based around the "Kings Court Hotel" at Alcester. Here we were looked after brilliantly with a seperate room set aside for meetings & evening meals. 

On Saturday we all gathered at 9.15 a.m. for a short drive through some lovely countryside to Toddington Railway Station where we boarded the 11.10 a.m. G.W.R steam train to Cheltenham. After a really enjoyable train journey we arrived back at Toddington at 12.40 p.m. when we had the first "technical hitch" of the weekend when Barbara & Caroline's car would not start!! After some intensive "heads under bonnet" activity, thank you Martin, Philip, Ken and others and a jump start from Peter we were eventually back on the road and after lunch we returned to Alcester with a much needed cup of tea on route. 

Back at the "Kings Court Hotel", Saturday evening and it was time for our annual AGM, another excellent meal and some inspiring speeches from our President "Young Jim" and Chairman Peter.   

Sunday began with an interesting drive to Eddie & Mavis's where an AJS Technical/Club discussion took place. It also gave us the opportunity to see Eddie's car in its current state before the serious business of restoration begins. 

We then took a drive to Jinney Ring Craft Centre where we all enjoyed lunch in pleasant surroundings before returning to the Kings Court Hotel for some rest and relaxation, another excellent meal and a few drinks before most left the following morning. 

2014 Rally Photos 

For photographs of the rally click here. 

Piston & Props, Sywell 2014

2014 was the first year that the club attended "Sywell Classic - Piston & Props" which took place at Sywell Aerodrome in Northampton over the weekend of 27 & 28 September 2014. 

This is a fantastic event, in addition to numerous club stands representing a wide variety of classic cars, there is a sprint track down which Formula 1 cars, Group B Rally cars, Hot Rods, Dragsters and Motorcycles race throughout the weekend. Add to this a variety of breath taking aerial displays from a variety of classic planes & specialist acrobatics teams, vintage music, vintage fair, etc. 

Pete & Suzi, Martin & Caroline arrived Friday night and set up the AJS pitch, a small marquee displaying AJS literature and memorabilia with Peter's AJS two seater and Caroline's saloon on display. The organisers of the event encourage participators to dress in period clothing with a "best dressed award" so on Saturday the four of us donned our "glad rags" and set the table for "afternoon tea". Pat & Bernard joined us for the day and had so much fun they returned the next day suitably attired. 

A great time was had by all, although we failed to win any prizes!!

Click on the link below and catch a glimpse of us about 23 seconds in or just take a look at the photos which give a real flavour of the event. 

Photos of Sywell Piston & Props 2014

For photographs of the club at Sywell Piston & Proops 2014 click here