Beauford Club Magazine Summer 2019 #117

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Summer 2019 Issue 117

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The Beauford Club Magazine Committee Members Position



Jonathan Berg

Secretary and Membership Secretary

Liz Ovenden

Magazine Editor

Owen Copeland


Address 2 Jubilee Cottage, Norton Road, Daventry NN11 2LS 17 Brooklime Drive, Boughton Vale, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 0SF

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01788 547033 Summer Rose, Lydia Street, Willington, Crook, DL15 0AE

07519 654526 Treasurer

Michelle Copeland

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07595 631327 Webmaster

Tony Ovenden

17 Brooklime Drive, Boughton Vale, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 0SF

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Dennis Murphy

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Paul Hicks

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Keith Woolfenden

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Colin Ingley

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Bill Buckley

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Editor Owen Well –its been a very busy last few months getting on with day to day life and planning more work on our church conversion. After events of the last 12 months Michelle & I have concluded that life is too short to put off things that we want to do so despite our busy schedules we are now also showing our beautiful Bernese Mountain Dogs and have bought an accessible caravan so we can all travel longer distances and have our own place to stay. Our building work had to take a back seat in early May when I suffered another excruciating episode with my long term back problems, however I did not allow a total waste of our building time as I fell out with my chosen Electrician so used 3 weeks to turn my DIY Electrical knowledge into fully qualified professional knowledge that will satisfy Building Control requirements. This will also save us a considerable amount of money in our church conversion as we also have a former church hall to convert too –again requiring full rewiring. My Beaufords are both still hibernating as we no longer have any weddings booked ( by design) for the foreseeable future. Both have their batteries disconnected to prevent deep discharge but the other day I connected them & turned the key to find that bother Rosie & Phoenix fired up straight away. There aren't many modern cars that can be started after more than 6 months disconnected that can do that. I will however need to service the brakes before I attempt to drive them on the road—Cortina rear drum brakes do have a tendency to seize after long periods of inactivity. I am still hoping that before this year is up that I will have both cars re-mot’d ( although Rosie is now MOT exempt ) and that Michelle & I can have a few outings to report in future magazines. The next few months will be back to full on building work now that my back condition has settled again with current activities involving insulating the external walls & ground floor before ordering our under-floor heating system , laying it & commissioning it before applying a lot of plaster boards to the ground floor walls. Oh and of course rewiring throughout with my own skill & expertise our new electrical supply throughout the ground floor. 4

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This current edition of the magazine has your Chairman—Jonathon Berg piece missing as he was un-expectantly overseas due to business commitments so to avoid any further delays I have sent the magazine to print. You will find within Liz section that Jonathon has been working on more new ideas to move the Beauford Club forward as discussed at the AGM plus additional meetings that have taken place since then too so I'm sure he will have a lot more to report in your next edition of the magazine. I have had a couple of pieces too for future editions from club member about their adventures in their Beaufords which will appear in the next edition. Plus some items about maintenance and care for your Beauford. In the meantime here is a little bit of factual data about some of the earlier Gearboxes that you might find in your Beauford Ford Type E Gearbox Ford 4 speed single rail gearbox, used for more demanding applications than the Type 3 box. It is available most often without an integral bell-housing, although later boxes (usually found in Sierras) had integral bell-housings. Cast iron maincase with alloy tail housing. Often referred to as the ‘Rocket’ box. (Rocket is the name of the original close-ratio competition gearbox that was based on the Type E). 1" x 23 spline input shaft. Originally fitted in: Ford Capri 1.6 / 2.0 82 on Ford Cortina Mk3 2.0 Ford Cortina Mk4 / Mk5 1.6GT / 2.0 / 2.3 Ford Escort RS2000 Mk1 / Mk2 Ford Escort RS Mexico Mk2 Ford Sierra 1.6 / 2.0 Oil capacity 1.5 litres. Standard oil grade SAE80.


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Kop Hill Climb 21st and 22nd September 2019 This is an amazing event held on a public road (which is closed for the day) just outside Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. All proceeds for the event go to local charities. On average around 800 cars and motorcycles turn up and are displayed in the paddock for visitors to inspect and chat with the owners. By far the majority also run the Hill, returning to the paddock through the centre of Princes Risborough! The first time I visited in 2017 there was everything from a 1904 Darracq to a 2017 Audi R8V10 Spyder, capable of 207 mph. There was even a Covin (Porsche 911 turbo lookalike) kit car.

Some of the vehicles on display are incredibly rare, like the 1933 24 litre Napier Railton, brought from the Brooklands Museum last year. Where else would you see a vehicle like that thundering up the Hill? Because of the popularity of the event it is too late for the Beauford Club to book a pitch in the paddock or club area, but the public parking area has a large space at the side of the track allocated to visiting classic and “interesting� cars, where Beaufords would be able to park.


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If you are interested in visiting this fascinating event I suggest that you visit their excellent website at This contains loads of information about the event including location, all the attractions and a list of all the cars and motorcycles that have been entered and which days they are running the Hill. By far the majority are there on both days. You can book your tickets on line in advance at a reduced rate of £12 per adult and £4 per adult per half day in a grandstand. These grandstand tickets sell out quite quickly, so I would advise booking early. Ordinary admission tickets will be available on both days, but at a slightly higher cost.

I have already booked my admission and grandstand tickets for the Saturday and hope to see as many Beaufords there as possible. It’s a great day out! Keith Woolfenden


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Club Secretary Liz OVENDEN’S OFFERING There was great excitement in the Ovenden household at the beginning of May because our Beauford came home, yay! The engine was looking all bright and shiny and we did think that it was strange to be able to drive it without the smell of burning oil, which when we came to think about it, had been around for quite some time. We did manage a quick run round before driving to Stoneleigh but that was its first main outing since it came home. We even managed to give it a good clean, which it really did need. The second week in June we were due to go on holiday so we took the Beauford down to our garage (Cory’s Car Repairs in Rugby, who have several videos of the car on their Facebook page) to have a pre-filter in between the petrol pump and the tank fitted, which is the reason the car went down there in the first place last year! We got back from holiday and the filter had been fitted but were greeted by a very worried looking Everton (the owner of the garage) who informed us that when he went to open the door to move the car something cracked in the front door and the door dropped – the weld had broken/split on the top hinge. Tony hates not to have something to do to the car so repairing the hinge was a job to do before the next outing on the following weekend. He dismantled the hinge on the broken side the top half which bolts on to the A post of the car to discover that the problem was the original weld had split. A fairly simple job to grind it out and reweld it. All back together and looking good. Our door hinges have been chromed but fortunately the repair was not on the visible part of the hinge.


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E-mail addresses I have recently sent out my very first email mailshot to all members. However, this threw up the fact that a lot of email addresses on my mailing list are out of date. I have managed to contact a lot of members but there are still some whose addresses are out of date. If you have recently changed yours or are about to do so, please don’t forget to tell me of your new one. Also we still have a few members without email addresses. If you have not got one, is there any close family member who would not mind receiving an email for you. If so, then please do let me know as it would be very useful to have contact with all members. Subscriptions Subscriptions for the current year were due on the 1st March and we are now into July and still there are members who have not yet paid up or notified me that they do not want to remain members. I spend a lot of time chasing members unnecessarily, sometimes up to three emails each which invariably are not answered. I know people are busy and have every good intention of paying but forget, but I am busy too. I have a house to run, my garden to do and, of course, my miniature hobby which I have not had time to do anything with lately. I don’t mind, in fact I quite often enjoy, doing Beauford Club stuff but it’s the constant time consuming stuff I do not enjoy. With this in mind at the AGM it was discussed and agreed by all members present that with effect from next year the subs will be going up to £20 per annum but only members paying by standing order will have their subscriptions at £20. Members who still wish to pay by cheque or other means must do so before 1st March to take advantage of the £20 subscription otherwise it will be £30. I will be sending out a standing order form with the next magazine which can be completed and sent to your banks. Standing orders can be cancelled by you at any time if you do not wish to renew your membership. Overseas members can continue to pay using Paypal.


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Stoneleigh National Kit Car Show Sunday 5th and Monday 6th May 2019 Once again the weather was good to us. On Saturday afternoon we arrived with the trailer to set up and half a dozen people turned up to help and everything was set up in record time. Many thanks to Maureen Murphy who baked some delicious cheese scones for the show, and after setting up we all sat down for a coffee and the scones came out and went down exceedingly well, so much so, that they were all gone by the time we left!

On Sunday there was a good turnout of a dozen or so cars. Bacon sandwiches were available for breakfast and were much enjoyed (I think, but I am prejudiced as I cooked the bacon). The usual lunch of salads, nibbles and cold meats followed by cake and bread pudding was at 1.00 and then the AGM was at its usual time of 3.00 pm. I think next year I will book the AGM for 11.00 am which means we can have our meeting and then lunch which will leave the afternoon free to have a look round the show. Monday, much to our surprise we had three or four cars, which for Monday is classed as a good turnout. Another chance to look round the show followed by a slightly later lunch then about 3.00 dismantling of the club stand began. 10

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It always seems to take longer to dismantle than to put up, but maybe its because the packing of the trailer has to be done in a certain way otherwise not everything will fit in. By 4.30 everything was clear and most of the show was partially packed up as well. It has just been announced on the news that next year, 2020, the bank holiday is going to be moved from the first Monday in May (4th) to Friday 8th May which is the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Why the government could not have left Monday 4th alone and just given us an extra Bank Holiday I really don’t know. I suspect that they did not think of all the upheaval it will mean to lots of people who had plans for the usual May Bank Holiday. I have just contacted Grosvenor who run the Stoneleigh show and they have told me that next year’s show will be on Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3rd May 2020 as there is no bank holiday on Monday 4th May (it will be Friday 8th May).. It has to be this weekend in May as Stoneleigh is booked up for the following one. Minutes of the 2019 AGM PRESENT Jonathon Berg – Chairman Liz Ovenden – Secretary Tony Ovenden – Web Master Bill Buckley Keith Woolfenden Colin and Sue Ingley Dennis and Maureen Murphy Pete and Maureen Horsfield Sharon Berg John Forbes Ted and Chris Byron Kevin Jones Apologies

Ken and Carol Price Owen Copeland - Editor Michelle Copeland - Treasurer Derek Bracegirdle

The meeting opened with Jonathon welcoming everyone to the meeting. 11

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Quorum There were enough members present to form a quorum for the meeting. Minutes of the 2018 Annual General Meeting There was just one small discrepancy in the Minutes – in the Treasurer’s Report the figure for the Surplus/Deficit for the year on the penultimate line for 2017/18 should have stated £1303.21 not £303.00, but this made no difference to the final figures. It was agreed that there were no further matters arising from the 2018 Annual General Meeting and the Minutes were proposed and agreed. Chairman’s Report Jonathon said that he had now been Chairman for one year but his report would be extremely brief at this section of the meeting. However, he had more details to cover under number 9 on the Agenda Treasurer’s Report Liz read out the Treasurer’s report : 2017/18


Income Advertising income Subscriptions Sale of regalia Deposit account interest Total Income

288.00 2208.32 1028.40 3.23 3527.95

288.00 2805.65 875.11 9.19 3977.95

Expenditure Web site + hosting Storage World Liability insurance Purchase of regalia Magazine expenses Miscellaneous expenses Miscellaneous postage Total expenditure

191.88 624.00 165.00 510.51 1225.79 109.34 141.42 2967.94

230.00 624.00 168.00 1046.50 1027.95 176.48 38.86 3312.05

Surplus/Deficit for year



13533.00 1303.21 14836.21

14837.02 665.92 15502.94

Opening balances +/- surplus/deficit for year

A more detailed breakdown of income and expenses were available from Liz should anyone require them. 12

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Secretary/Membership Secretary’s Report Liz read out her membership report: I hope everyone has received their magazines which were posted last Monday. Normally Easter is the time when the magazine starts to be prepared but this year as there has been only a small gap between Easter and the May bank holiday Stoneleigh show, it was all done in a bit of a rush. My thanks go out to Owen, who despite being inundated with building works has continued to find time to edit and produce an excellent magazine. The membership itself has seen an almost record breaking gain in members this last year with over 20 new ones. However, the problem remains in getting existing members to renew their memberships for the current year. It always seems to be those who have joined in the last 18 months or so who seem to be very slow in renewing and the majority of reminders have gone out to them. I am still sending out about the same quantity of magazines each time, which is about 200 but this does include 10 or so to our advertisers. Reminders have again been sent with this last magazine by way of a sticker on the envelopes, which I hope will motivate a few, but further email reminders will probably have to be sent out later. David of Beauford Cars is definitely in partial retirement but will get any parts anyone requires or do any restoration work needed Editor’s Report Liz read out the Editor’s report received from Owen: It’s been a busy year away from the enjoyment of my Beaufords this year but our enjoyment isn’t reduced any despite the reduced mileage. I’m pleased to say the content for the club magazine has been coming forward over the last few months plus with the added efforts of Jonathon, our Chairman, should hopefully continue to produce encouragement for future content. I’m hoping that the content and format is still ok and relevant for club members, but would like to remind everyone that I only collate the magazine for the enjoyment of the members so it should reflect what the members want. I am prepared to continue editing and publishing the club magazine as long as the support continues - unless another club member would like to take up the task of the club magazine. Owen was thanked for all his efforts and for regularly producing such a good magazine 13

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Top to bottom, left to right: Non Member Flying lady £165 Headlamp rim £25 Beauford scroll £25 Heavy chrome badge £25 Sew on badge £2 Blue/chrome badge £25 Bumper end tube £4 Bumper tube cap £10 Vin plate £10 R/Board strip caps 2 types £1.75 Lapel badge £3 Old style key ring £3 New type key ring £5

Member £150 £20 £20 £20 £1.50 £20 £3 £9.50 £9 £1.50 £2.50 £2.50 £4.50

P&P £10* £5.00 £1.00 £3.00 0.60p £2.00 POA 0.80p 0.60p POA 0.80p 0.80p 0.80p

*includes insurance Postage is UK only and on Multiple items will be adjusted


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Webmaster’s report Since last year the web site has been hosted by a new company, Paradise, owned by Jonathon and after a few minor hiccups is now working well without any problems. After the hacking incident two years’ ago we now keep a “copy” of the web site on our computer at home, so any amendments to the web site are first typed on to that copy and then copied live to the web site. This way we will always have an up to date back up copy of the site. Last year there were 16 new adverts on the web site, 14 of which were from current members and only 2 were paid for. Election of Committee All Committee members both present and unable to attend had agreed to continue and on a show of hands this was agreed. Preparing the Club for the future by Jonathon Berg, Chairman A year ago Jonathon did not know what the responsibilities of the Chairman would be, but thanks to Liz and Tony he has now come to realise that part of his role is in trying to keep the cars continuing for the next 20/30 years in the future. He went on to explain what he proposes and asked for the opinion of the members present at the meeting. As Beauford Cars are no longer in production the purpose of the Club is changing insofar as they need to try and keep the existing cars on the road as long as possible. This could involve sourcing parts which are now getting scarcer, especially Cortina. The current membership subscription of £15 per annum can give members a discount for insurance purposes, a discount with some suppliers, discounted regalia, free advertising of Beaufords for sale both in the magazine and on the web site plus four magazines a year. Jonathon proposed a VIP membership which for a higher amount would give VIP members extra benefits. This was discussed amongst the meeting, but it was decided at this stage not to go ahead with a two tier membership 16

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Currently the general age of members is 50+ years and it would be good to try and get younger members. As wedding companies owning Beaufords start to close or retire, then it would be nice if “youngsters” could buy their cars for enjoyment purposes, but they would face the problems of maintaining the cars. Currently there is a social media company running a campaign on Facebook, on behalf of the Club, to raise awareness of the cars amongst the younger generation and they have produced statistics to show that the majority of Facebook users who have visited the site are in the age group 25 to 50 years. This campaign is now coming to an end but the social media company should be asked to continue on a low key basis. Our cars are unique – there are not many other kit cars which are four seaters suitable for family use. Potential owners may be discouraged by the problems of maintenance and repair. It was suggested that the annual subscription to the club should be increased in order to provide a fund for the acquisition of hard to source spares. It was agreed that with effect from 1st March 2020 (next year) subscriptions should increase to £20 and members will be encouraged to pay on time either by filling in a standing order form, or by Paypal. Any member whose payment is overdue could encounter an admin charge. Liz says that she spends a lot of her own time chasing unpaid memberships and would be most grateful if members could pay on time. Finally, it was agreed that a forum of members (Jonathon, Tony, Keith and Liz) be set up to discuss ideas on promoting the club and the acquisition of certain spares. Club Activities - Liz Last year the club attended here, and several other shows, but unfortunately Tony and I were only able to attend Stoneleigh as most of you who read the magazine will know that our car has been off the road for the last 8 months or so. However, I have managed to keep the web site up to date with forthcoming events


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Anyone wishing to attend any shows listed in the magazine or on the web site should contact Liz (me) to see if the Club would be able to attend. We are registered as a club with Gemini events but they would like 4 cars on a club stand. Keith Woolfenden once again spoke about the Kop Hill Climb which is a two day event at Princes Risborough in aid of charity. It takes place on public roads which are closed to traffic on the 15th and 16th September and is about half a mile long. There are plenty of local hotels for anyone wishing to go to this event. If you did not want to take your Beauford it is just as much fun to be a spectator. Club Facilities Once again bacon sandwiches were provided for the early arrivers and a buffet lunch as well as tea and coffee was provided for members. It was noted, however, that if members enjoyed lunch with the club, if they were still on site then they would be asked to attend the AGM. Any Other Business The next Annual General Meeting would be held on Sunday 3rd May 2020 (Bank holiday weekend) at a time to be advised. This was correct at the time of writing but the date is now uncertain due to the change of May bank holiday dates. Jonathon thanked Tony and Liz for their efforts over the last year and those members present were thanked for attending. The meeting closed at 4.15 pm Friday 7th June As agreed in the last paragraph of the Minutes under Preparing for the Future, a meeting was arranged for Friday 7th June between Jonathon, Keith and Tony and Liz. The Minutes of this meeting are as follows: Following the Agenda put out by Jonathon the points in order were discussed: 18

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Publicity It was agreed that the Facebook campaign No.2 starting on 1st June 2019 should be continued for a period of 10 months at £100 per month with the objective of seeking 20+ new members. Jonathon was to write an article for Complete Kit Car Magazine, including photos, to let all readers know that the Beauford was still alive and kicking and to set out the objectives of the club. JB Runs, etc A trip to Beaulieu had been talked about but it was agreed that this should be organised for next year. The organisers at Beaulieu will give a reduction in entrance fees from the standard £21.75 to £13.50 for clubs with groups of 12 or more. There are no minimum numbers but if only a few wished to attend then the price would possibly revert to the standard entrance fee. KW Gaydon Motor museum. Keith would contact them regarding a visit (plus lunch). A date of Sunday 21st July 2019 was suggested and Keith would be sent a list of local members to see if they were interested KW Kop Hill Climb. Sunday 22nd September 2019 is the date of this event. Keith was to see if he could register the Club for this event. KW Membership Fees etc As per the agreement at the AGM with effect from 1st March 2020 membership fees should be raised to £20 and members should be asked to set up a standing order or paypal payment. The justification of this was the need to build the club into something for the future and to pay for increasing the membership through publicity (Facebook etc). As members know membership of the club offers access to spares and regalia kept by the club, at a discount plus the email access to Liz and Tony for their knowledge of the cars and spares. They also thought that in future only members would have access to this knowledge and any non member seeking “free” advice would be asked to join the club, as this would otherwise be unfair to existing members.


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Currently any member who joins the club from 1st November onwards will receive 16 months membership for the price of one year. It is proposed that the membership fee should be charged pro rata to any new members for the months of the existing membership year left. Honorary Members There are presently about 20 or so non paying honorary members who have in the past served on the committee. In future it is suggested that the only honorary members should be current Committee members. Any non position assigned Committee member who has not attended the AGM for a period of three consecutive years will be expected to resign from the Committee and be asked to be a subscription paying club member. The vacant position can then be re-assigned if necessary. Wedding List It was agreed that in due course the existing wedding listing would be discontinued and replaced by a new system to be designed. This would allow members who wished to participate to access their advert and update it with extra wording and photos plus there would possibly be media access for greater viewing by the public. However, the cost of going on this new wedding list would be increased to £50 pa for existing members and £100 for new members (which is less than £2 a week). This may not be available for next year but possibly in a future year. Meanwhile the cost of going on the wedding list would stay at £10.00. Cars for Sale The cost of cars for sale on the web site would be increased to £25 with effect from 1st March 2020 and the web site would be set up to automatically delete any adverts which had not been renewed after this period unless a request to leave an advert on the site had been received. It was noted that the seller of cars sold on ebay would have to pay 10% of the selling price if the car was sold. Members will continue to take advantage of a discount on all regalia/ spares, which in a lot of cases was at cost price.


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Web site The web site will be eventually be updated so that members will be able to access certain areas. The membership list would be put on the web site but again this only be for certain committee members to access. If any member has knowledge of web site programs and would like to offer their service in bringing the club into the 21st century then their services would be most welcome. The Club Rules would have to be rewritten to incorporate the above if approved. Liz The next meeting will be held at 11.00 am on Friday 28th June 2019 Friday 28th June A very short telephone meeting was held on the 28th June between Keith, Tony and Liz. Jonathon sent his apologies but he had to go abroad at short notice. The main topic of the meeting was to discuss the Club visit to Gaydon Motor Museum on 21st July 2019. It was decided that Liz would send out an email to all members giving details of the proposed visit as follows: Members should meet at the museum at 11.00 on Sunday 21st July. It was originally thought that we should have two or three different venues to meet up and then travel in convoy to Gaydon. However, we were not sure how practical this would be as it would mean that certain members would have to be at each proposed meeting place to gather together everyone who was going. It was therefore decided that everyone should meet in the Gaydon car park.


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The 21st July is also a show day at Gaydon with an old Ford Rally taking place (good opportunity to ask them about where they get their spares from). The Club is willing to subsidise the entry fee. The cost of entry would therefore be £10 for adults, £5 for children (5-16 years) with under 5 years going in free. To enable the club to pay for all tickets and the tour in advance we need to know numbers. There was a deadline of Friday 12th July. Liz (well Tony really) sent out the Club’s very first email mailshot regarding the visit to Gaydon. An interesting exercise this mailshot as it flagged up quite a few out of date email addresses. Most of these have been contacted but there are a few who have not responded to telephone messages. Other Events Sunday 30th June 2019 Royal Pump Room Gardens, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Food and drink stands, live entertainment, picnic area. Tony and I attended this show and thoroughly enjoyed it. The people of Leamington Spa and surrounding areas do love their cars and there was a huge turnout. Our Beauford, being the only one at the show proved to be extremely popular, there being a constant flow of people looking and asking questions about it. Will definitely go again next year. Anyone attending this show can also look round the pump rooms and the main town centre is right next door to where the show was.


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Hollowell Steam and Heavy Horse Show 6th and 7th July Glorious weather, but as usual we got a bit lost finding our way there. The sat nav got a bit confused as it does not recognise farmers’ fields which is where this show is set up, right on the edge of Guilsborough, Northants. However, once we got there (and despite the sat nav it was fairly well signposted) we had a lovely day. Apart from all the cars, there were steam engines, beautiful heavy horses, loads and loads of stalls to buy all manner of goodies, some lovely food stalls (which tested my will power to the extreme) and lots of people. A good family day out and of course, the three Beaufords there were also proved very popular. Beauford Outing to Gaydon Sunday 21st July

The trip to Gaydon ( British Motor Museum) went very well – I have never seen so many Fords in one place – its no wonder we have problems in getting spares as all the old donor cars are now classic ones in their own right! There were six Beaufords who made it to Gaydon, which considering it was such short notice was a good turnout and it was a very nice day both weather and company wise.


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Gemini Shows I have now heard from Gemini Events ( the following dates for shows. The Beauford Club is now registered with them and as such we can have a designated club area but only if there are four or more cars attending. You can go on line and book yourself in to these shows but please let me know if you are attending at any of them and I can book a club space. Please remember that all bookings have to be 28 days before the date of the show. Sunday 28th July – Beaumanor Hall, Leicestershire, LE12 8TX (Nostalgia Show)

Sunday 11th August – Breamore House, Breamore, Hampshire, SP6 2DF (8th Hampshire Classic Motor Show)

Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August – Knebworth Park, Herts., SG1 2AX (29th Annual Knebworth Classic Motor Show) Sunday 1st September – Himley Hall, Dudley, DY3 4DF (Classic & Retro Show)

Sunday 8th September – Returning to Wentworth Woodhouse, Wentworth, Rotherham, S62 7TQ (Classic Motor Show) 24

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And Finally A blonde walks into a bank in central New York City and asks for the loan officer. She says she's going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan, so the blonde hands over the keys to a new Rolls Royce. The car is parked on the street in front of the bank; she has the title and everything checks out. The bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan. The bank's president and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at the blonde for using a $250,000 Rolls as collateral against a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then proceeds to drive the Rolls into the bank's underground garage and parks it there.

Two weeks later, the blonde returns, repays the $5,000 and the interest which comes to $15.41. The loan officer says, "Miss, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multimillionaire. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?" The blonde replies, "Where else in central New York City can I park my Rolls for two weeks for only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return?"


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