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.
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.
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:
THE SP NORFOLK SUMMER WEEKEND
19th – 22nd July 2019
A get together for SP owners, wives and partners which has taken place for the last four years. The 2019 event has been booked for Friday 19th July to Sunday 22nd July 2019, thus cleverly avoiding Wimbledon finals day and more importantly Silverstone Classic Weekend.
The weekend is based at a hotel just outside Norwich. We meet Friday lunchtime onwards with a group dinner in the evening. Saturday morning is taken up with a run around Norfolk with the route devised by Alan Mason and Tony Cartwright. A route book is provided with only simple navigation skills required. We stop for coffee and lunch. Thereafter participants are free for the afternoon before meeting up for dinner in the evening.
On Sunday morning we depart the hotel and drive to the Suffolk coast for lunch at Thorpeness, from where we depart for the journey home.
If any SP250 owner is interested enquiries can be made for room availability, owners are also welcome to join us for either the Saturday or Sunday runs. Subject to availability it may also be possible to arrange extra seats for the dinners or Sunday lunch.
This is a very informal and friendly weekend.
Use the contact page if you require further information or contact Stewart Amos.
Wending our way through Norfolk – 2018
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:
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.