Midas Cars featured in Complete Kit Car photo shoot

Complete Kit Car July 2015

Complete Kit Car July 2015

During the National Kit Car Show, at Stoneleigh, Ian Stent of Complete Kit Car magazine gathered together a selection of Midas models for a photo shoot.

The results can be seen on the cover and in a seven page feature in the July 2015 issue.

In the feature, Ian relates the history of the Midas marque and how the MOC was founded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Johnson

David JohnsonIt was with great sadness that we learned of the death of David Johnson at the beginning of June.   David had been our Membership Secretary for the last couple of years and had done a great job of sorting out the membership records and boosting our numbers.

He will be greatly missed by us all. Not just as our Membership Secretary, but also as a great Midas enthusiast who regularly attended events in his Midas.

A small delegation of Midas owners attended David’s funeral and joined other mourners in remembering a man who embraced life with much enthusiasm, joy and good humour.

National Kit Car Show, Stoneleigh, May 2015

Stoneleigh stand 2015With the club celebrating its 30th anniversary, we were delighted with an excellent turn out of cars. We had 19 cars on the stand for Sundays AGM day and 17 cars present on the Monday.  A total of 21 different cars over the show. Although the show started with traditional bank holiday drizzle, by late morning the sun was out and remained with us for the rest of the event.

We celebrated the anniversary with a Midas Gold cake, created for us by Jayne Courtney, and a club meal  on Sunday evening at a carvery in nearby Coventry.

Complete Kit Car magazine also joined in our celebration (after Tony had bribed them with MOC cupcakes!) and took a group of our smartest looking cars for a photo session, the results of which can be seen in (and on the cover!) of the July issue of CKC – see above.

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The AGM reported that the membership was on the rise again after several years of decline and that the clubs finances were in good health.

Sadly our lady chairman, Josie Horsley, has now stood down after giving us notice at last year’s AGM and Tony Moss announced that he intends to stand down from his Club Secretary role next year.  This means that the club committee is in need of some fresh blood and it is hoped that this can also bring in some extra IT capability as the club needs to update its systems and move to a more modern on-line basis, with more members sharing the organizing of club events.

Midas Owners Club 30th Anniversary – Kit Car Magazine starts our celebrations.

Kit Car January 2015

Kit Car January 2015

2015 sees the 30th anniversary of the founding of our club and a range of celebrations have been planned for the year.

To help kick off our celebrations, Rob Hawkins of Kit Car magazine visited us at Castle Combe in September 2014 to prepare a feature on the club and some of its members.

This was published in the January 2015 edition of Kit Car and the result can be seen to the right.

 

 

 

Minutes of Midas Owners Club AGM at Stoneleigh May 4 2014

Minutes of Midas Owners Club AGM at Stoneleigh, May 4 2014

The 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Midas Owners Club took place on Sunday 4th May at the Stoneleigh Kit Car Show. The meeting was well attended and operated objectively. Officers present were Josie Horsley – Hon Chairman; Tony Moss – Hon Secretary; Michael Horsley – Hon Treasurer and Kelvin Kincaid – Hon Membership Secretary elect.

Continue reading ‘Minutes of Midas Owners Club AGM at Stoneleigh May 4 2014’

Events insurance

Midas at Castle Combe circuit

Just to clarify following an enquiry – the club’s Public Liability Insurance covers our attendance or presence at an event. It does NOT cover individual members participating in anything competitive, not even demonstration runs, welly throwing, bouncy castle or anything vaguely similar. Members MUST arrange their own insurance for anything of that nature. If in doubt, please ask.

Michael.

 

MOC Gallery – We need YOU!

As mentioned on The Midas Forum, the gallery has been changed somewhat, we now have a ‘Midas Family’ folder, and a ‘Members Cars’ section that I would like to flesh out!

This post is a request for photos of YOUR Midas.

For the Midas Family folder, I would like 3 photos of your car, showing the front, side and back. These don’t have to be square on, just to get a general overview of your car externally.
It is also preferable if you can provide the chassis number such that I can tag your photos with it.

For the Members Cars section, please send me as many photos as you please – I don’t need everything and anything, take a look at James’ and Hans’ as examples.
I can add a description to your folder, or to individual images if you wish, but I doubt we will have that many views via the gallery, and may make a request in the future for more information with regards to your car to populate a blog page or mini-article.

For all images the higher-res the better!

You can email all photos direct to my mail box: secretary@midasownersclub.co.uk

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Joint magazine, material required!

We are running short of material for the next and subsequent mags.    Please members – let us have something, visits made, rebuild hints, events attended, pictures of your cat or anything which you would like to see in print.     All contributions gratefully received – contact Roger, Michael or any committee member.  Thanks in advance.

New MOC website!

Welcome to the new and improved Midas Owners Club website!

Everything’s the same (or not) so take a look around.

Please let me know if you find anything broken or bugged by emailing me.