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Historic 750 Formula News – August 2018

It is great to be able to report that the Historic formula is undergoing a remarkable upturn in numbers this season with both Mallory and Cadwell having capacity grids. A large part of this is the number of ‘new’ Austin 7 cars competing for the first time, including drivers who are making long journeys from the Continent to compete as the word gets around via Facebook etc.

A wet Cadwell last weekend saw some particularly exciting A7 racing with 8 Austins out of 24 formula cars lining up.

New Venture:

The VSCC (with a little encouragement) has challenged the Historic 750 Formula to take part in an All Austin 7 Race at Mallory Park next Saturday 11th August.

This will be the first time that such an event has been attempted in many years and the response has been marvellous with another full grid of 24 cars and reserves booked in.

There will be a full day the usual VSCC race action as well so why not bring your Austin 7 along to watch and enjoy the fun?

Discounted tickets are available for ‘750MC Members’ so email cplainjonesaustin7@gmail.com if you can make it.

New Association Secretary

We are delighted to welcome Paul Lawrence as our new Secretary. Paul is currently Secretary of the Cambridge Austin Seven Club and well known in Seven circles being a keen enthusiast with his much travelled Ruby and his RN saloon. Recently retired, Paul has started a new career in servicing and restoring Sevens. We look forward to working with Steve and can assure him of all the support he requires in this important post.

Postponed July 2018 Meeting

It is with sincere apologies that the meeting on July 8th will have to be cancelled. With several of the Officers being indisposed, either by illness, vacancy or other commitments, there is no one available to run the meeting.

It is intended to re-convene the meeting on Sunday August 5th and confirmation of that wil be sent out nearer the date. The distribution of the Association Magazines will be handled by post for all Clubs in this instance…

Once again, sincere apologies..

Chris Garner
Chairman, A7CA
26/06/2018

Vacancy – Secretary

The position of Secretary to the Austin 7 Clubs’ Association will fall vacant in April 2018 when the current incumbent, Hugh Barnes, stands down under the Constitution Term Limit rules. Nominations for a successor are sought. Under the Term limit rules, the appointment will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility of renewal for a further 3 year term. After a maximum of 6 years in post, the post holder must stand down. As an aside, this rule is now in force for all of the 9 Officer posts in the Association.

The duties of the Secretary are to offer support to the Association Committee (comprising representatives of the 18 Member Clubs) by organising the quarterly Association meeting with the production of an agenda and producing minutes in a timely manner. A precis of the full minutes is also produced and distributed to Club Magazine Editors for inclusion in their own local magazines.

The Secretary is also responsible for the Association Public Liability Insurance, renewed each February, and acts as the liaison point with Hiscox for matters related to the Association Austin 7 motor Insurance scheme through Richardson Hoskins.

The Secretary is also responsible for communications to all Member, Associate and Overseas Clubs and, as such, maintains an address/contacts file within the Secretarial gmail account. Changes to those details are provided to both the Association Webmaster to maintain the Association website and the Association Magazine designer for the quarterly magazine.

The qualities that one would look for in the new Secretary would be someone with an eye for detail and be keen to see the continued growth of the Association. There will inevitably be considerable involvement in the team planning the 2022 Centenary celebrations. The Secretarial email account is always busy so daily access to that and having some IT skills would be helpful. All Secretarial files are now held in a ‘Dropbox’ account and can be shared with others where necessary and will be handed on to subsequent post holders. Considerable support from the old to the new Secretary is offered.

Informal enquiries are encouraged from anyone with an interest and should be made to Hugh, who can be contacted via secretary@a7ca.org