We continue to follow MSCC and Government guidance and it’s great to be able to report on COVID compliant events attended by some Anglemoggers.
On Sunday 23rd August, Anglemog members were invited by local Jaguar clubs to take part in a Car Meet at North Weald airfield, near Harlow. The event replaced the cancelled Classic Car Day which in previous years has been held at Hyde Hall, the Essex RHS garden.
Rosemarie Nelson reports…..a very respectable nine Morgans attended, together with one “guest” – the owner of a smart 1955 Jaguar XK120. The airfield was chosen as it gave the opportunity to get together in safe, socially-distancedsurroundings. Indeed, in line with regulations, cars were parked more than 2 metres apart and as the day was very blustery and rather chilly, we’re sure that any germs must have been blown far away!
Just over 100 vehicles attended, including TRs, Morgans, Bentleys, a Peerless and obviously lots of Jaguars. Snacks and hot drinks were available from a red double decker bus/cafe and in some cases, these supplemented our picnics.
North Weald airfield is a base for the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance and one of their representatives was present to receive a cheque for £600, from donations made on the day. All members agreed that it was a thoroughly enjoyable morning and a great chance to meet up with friends, with the added bonus of being able to watch the little planes taking off and landing on the airstrip not too far away from our parking area.
On Saturday 7th September I decided to give my car a run to Snetterton to see the Morgan racing. There were very few spectators so social distancing wasn’t an issue and it was nice to be doing something that felt almost “normal”. With the greatest respect to our racers, I’ve seen more exciting races! It was the MGBs that provided the action which was so enthusiastic that one ended up on its roof! (Pictures on the website). It was nice to meet up with some Folkmoggers and particularly good tohave a socially distanced chat with Vic Champness, the only other Anglemogger I met.
You'll be sorry to learn that John Hayes has had his Roadster t-boned. Thankfully, John was not hurt but his car has been seriously damaged and is now back at the factory. Apparently it was a clear dry day and John had his lights on but white van man said....."I didn't see you - Your brakes are good, mine aren't". John appears to be taking this calmly. This stoic approach impresses me as those of you attending an October weekend a few years ago may recall that I was apoplectic all weekend.......and that was only a dented wing!
Thinking ahead, it seems unlikely that our usual AGM will go ahead in November unless the outlook on COVID restrictions change significantly. Whilst some Centres are making use of the MSCC Zoom facility to hold noggins and meetings, my present thinking is that an AGM via Zoom maybe too much of a challenge for Anglemog and I wish to ensure everyone has the opportunity to have their say. So with member support, I’m thinking of postponing until it is possible to safely meet indoors. We can still circulate annual accounts to be ratified at a later date and all standard agenda items, including election of officers, could be suspended until we can all meet again under one roof. This will probably coincide with increased club activity so the new Centre Secretary and Committee would have fresh impetus. Your feedback on this will be appreciated please.