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Saturday & Sunday 21st/22nd May Avantime 20th Anniversary Event

The Avantime Owners' Club are holding an event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the UK launch of the car. The main event will be held on the Sunday at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire.  All fellow Matra owners and enthusiasts are welcome to join them.  Enquiries to Simon Farmer 07886 161700

Friday 3rd June Gawsworth Hall Cheshire

Club members will be attending the local classic show in the grounds of the Elizabethan timbered hall, vehicles on display by application, link attached but all visitors’ welcome.

Sunday 12th June Simca Club Open Day

Simca Club members Stuart Wade and Guy Maylam are holding their biennial open day at Stuart's orchard site at Forge Stones, Heath Road, Boughton Monchelsea, Maidstone, Kent ME17 4HS.  All MECUK members are invited.  Their vast display consists mainly, though not exclusively, of classic Simcas, Talbots and Chryslers.  For enquiries contact either or

Sunday 17th July Beaulieu Motor Museum French Car Day

The club has been invited to attend the ‘Simply French’ event at the motor museum with discounted tickets for members giving access to the whole site, if purchased before 1st April 2022.

Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th August 2022 Annual General Meeting 

This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held at The Olde House, Newbold, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 4RN on Saturday 13th August at 4pm. Always a lively meeting and this is your chance to have your say about your club.
For those wishing to make a weekend of it we plan to visit The Great British Car Journey museum on Saturday at around 10am (followed by the AGM at 4pm.)
Then on Sunday The Chesterfield Motorfest to include French Car Day, Americana and a whole host of other old and interesting vehicles will fill the town centre streets. Our friends in the SIMCA and Alpine Renault clubs will join us there too. It’s free to attend. Contact Mick Ward
If you can’t join us for the AGM then just come along to one or both of the car events planned.
For those wanting to stay overnight at the hotel, COULD I SUGGEST YOU BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOMS ASAP. Some of us will be booking in on the Friday night too. The rooms are newly refurbished and I’m told they are selling out fast. From £60 per night plus breakfast. If you book directly through their website you can expect 20% off the evening meals. That's what their site says. When booking please enter that you are booking as part of the MATRA Car Club in the comments section.
Please let me know which nights you are booked for and how many of you are joining us for dinner and on which nights so as I can arrange for us to be seated as a group in the dining room.
See you all there.

Sunday 28th -Monday 29th August Capesthorne Hall Classic Car Show Cheshire

Club members will be attending one day to be confirmed. Parking in the ground of the stately home with the option to join either the Jaguar or Mercedes club. See website for more details.

Sunday 11th September - Great North Classic Car Show

The organisers have decided to hold this event after all.  The Club will have a presence if there is sufficient interest.  Places are now available to book.  If you are interested we will organise a block booking.  Our preferred hotel is Newcastle (Team Valley) Premier Inn NE11 0BE.  Given the past history of the organisers, you are strongly advised to choose a booking option which allows late cancellation.  Please contact Peter Chaloner if interested.

Friday November 11th - Sunday 13th November NEC Classic Car Show

Annual stand at the NEC

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