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Classic and Restoration Show 2024

Once again the Midas Club have a stand at the Classic and Restoration Show at the NEC.

The dates are 22nd to 24th March and there is a discount code (both club members and friends can use this) The code is S24CC878, quote it when ordering tickets on line.

Help will be needed each day of the show and on the preceding Thursday to erect the stand and set out the displays. Please contact any of the committee members if you can help. If helping, members will get passes to enter the show.

Ticket information here

Club Memberships are now due for renewal.

Members who do not pay by standing order, please arrange payment £20.00 as soon as convenient.

If your details or car info needs updating please email the Membership Secretary

The 2023 Classic Car Show

Once again the Club has a display stand at the Classic Car show. The dates for this years show held in the main exhibition areas of the NEC are Friday 10th to Sunday 12th November.

Club members will have an email with details of how to access the discounted tickets.

What to expect.

On the Club stand should be three cars. A Mk3 Convertible; a car which won the on-line concourse event and has to be one of the best convertibles with various sensible upgrades. The second Midas is a Mk2 Coupe, recently assembled from a kit which had languished in a Scottish garage unbuilt, unmolested and filled with all the extra components needed still boxed or wrapped. The picture of the car with bits laid out ‘a la’ plastic kit is as iconic as the interior colour and trim.

See this at the show, it’s probably the most original and authentic Mk2.

Also on show the car which won the Club’s on line concourse competition during ‘lockdown’

The third car is a mystery guest as the theme of the show is ‘partnerships’ so will it be a GTM, Marcos, Pastiche or one of Richard Oakes many kit car designs such as the Nova, Blackjack or recent ADO Midget?

Whilst the Show’s content is predictable (cars, bits, chat shows etc.) the individual entries and variety of exhibits make it a worthwhile event. Do your bit for charity as well by supporting the Sporting Bears who provide rides in all sorts of classic and sports cars, even a Traction Engine has put in an appearance.

JBO 11/10/23

The National Kit Car Show Malvern 2023

The Midas Lineup

With a change of venue from Stoneleigh the club’s AGM was held at the National Kit Car Show at the Three Counties Show ground in Malvern. Set to the East of the Malvern Hills the venue is a series of flat display areas, covered hall, and large camping area. The venue suffered none of the restrictions on space which Stoneleigh (the previous venue) had due to the incursion of HS2. The new venue didn’t seem to attract the same number of cars or visitors, perhaps next year will improve as it’s reputation as a venue grows.

The AGM report has been in the club magazine, but for non-members the significant event of the afternoon was the transfer of the role of Club Secretary.

Roy Forrester taking over as Secretary from Tony Moss. Thanks must go to Tony Moss for all his work in the past, and his help organising the various shows we attend.

Retiring Club Secretary Tony Moss (left) hands a Judges award to the new Secretary Roy Forrester.

The Minikits stand paid tribute to the late Barry Stimson. A fine Rochdale Olympic and Gilbern Genie.

Easily accessible from the M5 the event is one which is a must for Kit Car enthusiasts. JBO 1/10/23