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Enthusiasts' Club UK

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Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd July
Including the 18th Leighton Hall Classic Car and Bike Show, Sunday July 2nd
Day 1 Saturday 1st July 2017
Optional visit to Carnforth railway station, home of Brief Encounter. Also nearby is Morecambe Bay, Arnside and Grange over Sands. Levens Hall and the NT Sizergh House are well worth a visit. For those interested in the Bluebird legacy, Coniston Water and the local museum is just an hour away.

Day 2 Sunday Leighton Hall Classic Show, Cumbria LA5 9ST
Admission includes Gardens and Park plus tea rooms
Owners of classic MGs, Triumph Stags, Austin Sevens and Land Rovers and more, will be proudly presenting their treasured automobiles for families and enthusiasts to enjoy. For visitors there’s chance to speak to the exhibitors, pick up a rare or discontinued part, bag a bargain or just enjoy browsing the many displays.
Alongside the classic cars, the event showcases over 500 displays of classic motorcycles, commercials, 4x4s and ex-military vehicles. Highlights of the show will include an arena with commentary, auto jumble, trade stands and lots of club displays.
Leighton Hall is the lived in family home of the Gillow furniture making family and during the classic car event, for a small extra charge, visitors are invited to take a guided tour of the house. Famous for its’ Objets d’art and stunning pieces of priceless furniture, the house has no roped off areas. There’s also time to enjoy the gardens, grounds and charming tearooms.
This family day out has plenty for children too, with the extended and upgraded children’s play area, which complements the garden dens, caterpillar maze, tree face trail and the wonderful Woodland Walk.
Some accommodation has been arranged in the nearby village of Silverdale, with more available a few minutes away in Arnside.
For more details email

Blenheim Palace Festival of Transport August 27th & 28th
Entrance and parking free for the first members to confirm they will be coming. Parking will be in front of the new MECUK Marquee with some refreshments available. We hope this central location will attract as many members as possible for the Matra Enthusiasts summer outing.

Please contact club member Tim Simpson to request further details or confirm your attendance.”

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Scottish Tour, 9th-15th September
Our visit will include:
Jedburgh castle & jail, Abbey and Mary Queen of Scots museum. Rosslyn Chapel & the Falkirk Wheel (pictured). Stirling castle. Falls of Clyde at New Lanark & Albion motors museums in Biggar. Lead mine museum at Wanlockhead & Drumlanrig castle at Thornhill. Samye Ling Monastery at Eskdalemuir & The Devils Porridge at Eastriggs.

Friday 8th.
Holiday Inn, Darlington A1 Scotch Corner. 01748 850900 email:
From £47.70 for the night. 90 rooms available so no need to quote the club as a reference on booking, but the longer you leave it the more the price will increase!

Saturday 9th - Wednesday 13th.
The Moffat House Hotel, Moffat, Dumfriesshire. 5 nights leaving Thursday 14th. Sept. It is a Best Western Hotel with a good car park at the front.
Dinner, bed and breakfast:-
Double/twin £150 per night
Single £95 per night
Bed & Breakfast
Double/Twin £95 per night
Single £77.50 per night
Tel: 01683 220039 email: (Zoe) 8 rooms reserved.

Thursday 14th.
Ecclefechan Hotel. 01576 300213 (Steve) 8 rooms reserved. Prices £69 double/twin, £44 single
Please confirm your own reservations quoting Greig Dalgliesh or Matra Enthusiasts Club, and let him know
If anyone wishes to stay at a different hotel, please make your own arrangements but let us know.

Footman James Manchester Classic Car Show September 16th-17th
The club will again have a stand at the Footman James Manchester Classic Car Show, September 16-17. Details to follow but anyone wishing to let us put their car on the stand should contact Tim Simpson
We have supported this indoor show at Manchester’s Eventcity since its inception and each year it continues to attract more visitors to its relaxed atmosphere. Added attractions for those visiting nearby include the nearby Trafford Centre for shopping with dry ski slope and golf driving range a minute away!

East Anglian  Practical Classics Annual Show

East Anglian Practical Classics invites all Matra Enthusiasts' Club Members to its annual show at the Oaksmere Hotel, Brome, Eye, Suffolk IP23 8AJ on Sunday 17th September, from 10.00.  No formal booking, but please email if you wish to attend.

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