CLUB ACTIVITIES

Below you will see all the activities the club is currently involved with, as well as other local monthly meeting contacts at the bottom of the page.

If you want more infomation on any of the activities or meets please use the contact page, or to get in touch with specific members mentioned, their details are in the pasSPort document.  You can find out how to get one on the pasSport page.

If you have or know of a Daimler SP250 related activity or event you wish to have mentioned on the website please use the contact page to provide full details.

,THE BIG ONE – 60th ANNIVERSARY

14th – 15th June 2019

2019 sees the 60th Anniversary of the launch of the SP at the New York Motor Show and, will be celebrated in an appropriate fashion.

The Program

Friday 14th June 2019

Celebration Dinner in the evening at the St. John’s Hotel, Solihull. Speakers at the event are expected to include Quentin Willson, the well known writer and broadcaster who is also a SP250 owner.

Use the contact page if you require up to date information, booking form etc. There may still be hotel room availability. Alternatively contact Glyn Overy.

Saturday 15th June 2019

We hope to have the biggest SP250 gathering ever, exceeding the 200 cars that attended the 50th Anniversary rally at Gaydon.
This will be at Ragley Hall, Alcester, B49 5NJ
Please book in advance, use the contact page and a form will be sent or emailed to you.

Week preceding the Dinner and Rally

Run from Peebles to Solihull. Fully booked but reserve list started. Contact us to check if availability.

WELL THIS IS NOW OVER A, GREAT SUCCESS AND CREDIT TO THE ORGANISING TEAM OF GLYN, BARRY AND TONY.

The Dinner attracted no less than 250 guests, with speeches from David Manners, Gillian Goldsmith, John Symes and Quentin Willson.

Despite the weather on the Saturday not being especially helpful, approximately 140 SP250s attended Ragley Hall.

We welcomed guests from Australia, the USA, France, Germany, Belgium.Switzerland and the Netherlands as well as from the UK.

 

 

 THE SPA CLASSIC IN BELGIUM

17th – 19th May 2019

A trip is being organised by Laurence Jones, the trip will include a day or two either side. Gregoire Thorel one of the organisers has now told us that a parade lap for SP250s to celebrate the 60th  will take place at 12.35 pm on the Sunday.

Use the contact page if you require further information or contact Laurence Jones.

This was a great success. Photos are now on our Gallery page and videos links are on our forum.

 

FRANKIES CLASSIC CAR AND BIKE FEST

1st September 2019

The Essex section of the SP250 owners club have been heavily involved with this charity event since its inception in 2012. They have formed the bulk of the organising, marshalling and judging teams. Over the last seven years in excess of £125,000 has been raised for Saint Francis Hospice.

The team were delighted and somewhat surprised to receive a special commendation at the Classic and Sports Car Magazine Club awards at the NEC Classic Car Show in November 2018.

This was in the ‘Contribution to Charity’ section. The judges commented that this was “a fantastic effort from such a small club”.

Alan Mason and Tony Cartwright – A well deserved award

The 2019 event is on Sunday 1st September at Ford’s Dunton Technical Centre. We would appreciate any offer of help for the event. Your attendance would also be appreciated.

Follow the link for further information:

https://www.sfh.org.uk/frankies-classic-car-fest

THE SP NORFOLK SUMMER WEEKEND

 19th – 22nd July 2019

This Annual event has now taken place, and once again it was a great success, enjoyed by all. At various times during the weekend we had up to nine SP250s and with one exception the weather was kind enough to allow hoods to be down.

The weekend was based at a hotel just outside Norwich. We met Friday lunchtime onwards with a group dinner in the evening. Saturday morning was taken up with a run around Norfolk with the route devised by Alan Mason and Tony Cartwright. A route book was provided with only simple navigation skills required. On the run we were joined by two local SP250s, the first crewed by Robert and Margaret Briggs and the second by Dennis and Mary Rowe. Coffee and lunch stops ensured that we were all refueled.

Part way through the drive we manged to run into rainfall so heavy that Noah would have converted his SP into an ark. When we reached the lunch stop the occupants had mainly dried out and simple removal of the rubber bung in the floor resulted in the SPs draining.

On Saturday evening we were joined for Dinner by Robert and Margaret Briggs and a good time was had by all.

On Sunday morning we departed the hotel and drove to the Suffolk coast for lunch at Thorpeness, from where we left for the journey home.

If any SP250 owner is interested in joining us in Norfolk in 2020, I hope this event will be repeated.

This is a very informal and friendly weekend.

Use the contact page if you require further information or contact Stewart Amos.

Thorpeness – Journeys End

KOP HILL CLIMB FESTIVAL – PRINCES RISBOROUGH,  BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

 SATURDAY 21st and SUNDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 2019

We will have a dedicated display area in the paddock, organised by Michael Gallagher on both days under the auspices of the Daimler & Lanchester Owners Club.

This is an excellent well organised event with lots going on apart from the obvious attraction of the Hill Climb. For full details visit the website:
www.kophillclimb.org.uk

To book a car into the club paddock display book via the Entrant tab on the website.

 

 

 

 Stewart Amos on the start line at the 2018 event.

 

NEC CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW

8th – 10th November 2019

There is a regular SP250 presence and stand at the major NEC classic car show. We go out of our way to welcome not only current owners but anybody who has an interest in SP250s. We know from comments received that those attending are pleasantly surprised by the friendly welcome they receive on our stand. We strive to ensure that everybody who comes on the stand is greeted, and if they wish we are always more than happy to discuss the cars and answer questions. The 2018 show was an outstanding success for us and we are already looking forward to the 2019 show which runs from Friday 8th November to Sunday 10th November.

We look forward to seeing you there. If any SP250 wishes to help on the stand, please use the contact page if you require further information or contact Laurence Jones.

LOCAL SP250 MEETINGS

These can vary from monthly meetings to informal, ad hoc get togethers.

Currently in the UK there are meetings in:

Essex: Contact  Laurence Jones

Hertfordshire: Contact Michael Gallagher

Surrey: Contact Barry Thorne

There are also very active SP250 clubs and groups in:

Australia: New South Wales – Alan Hunt, Victoria – Digby Smith, Western Australia – Steven Seddon

Holland: Contact Joep Osendarp

New Zealand: Contact Peter Altmann

Switzerland: Contact Pascal Berset

Contact details for the above are all in pasSPort, or please use our contact page.