Category Archives: News

First batch of digitised material

Cn9TOZAWEAAUklaOn Thursday 21st July 2016, members of the Archive Project were joined by staff from Hampshire County Council and Austin Seven Owners in Winchester for the handover of the first batch of digitised material.

This marks the beginning of the digitisation of materials from the Archive in Lubenham.

All the original material will be available for viewing at the Open Day in August.

New Secretary – Hugh Barnes

Hugh Barnes is in the process of taking over as Secretary of the A7CA from Bob Prophet who is standing down. Hugh is a member of the Cambridge Austin Seven and Vintage Car Club and a long standing owner of Sevens, dabbling also in MGs and Rileys. For the past year Hugh has headed up the team reorganising and digitising the Association Archives.

The A7CA would like to thank Bob Prophet for his work with the Committee over the last three years.

VACANCY: Digital Archivist

The Austin 7 Clubs Association Archive Project has a vacancy for a:

Digital Archivist

With the Project to digitise the Association Archive and publish it on the Web now gaining momentum, the Association is seeking to fill the volunteer post of ‘Digital Archivist’. This exciting new post will have the responsibilities of curating of the Digital collection, identifying original materials for digitisation, managing the digitisation process and to maintain a catalogue of the Archive contents.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and computer skills and likely have a background in Archive management, library or IT disciplines.

For further details and a job description, please contact

Hugh Barnes –

January 2016 Meeting

The Minutes for the Austin Seven Clubs Association meeting held at the Heritage Motor Museum on Sunday 10th January 2016 are now available to download.

The document includes:

  • Meeting Minutes
  • Accounts
  • A7s back to the Track
  • Jack French Garage Project

Austin 7s back to the Track!

A7s Back to the Track is a track day solely for Austin 7s and A7 Specials at Curborough Sprint Track near Lichfield on Saturday 19th March 2016Track Day

It is a non-competitive Track Day so MSA licence and Race suites are not required, just a road legal crash helmet (goggles and gloves are advisable) and is open to all Austin 7 powered cars with novice and seasoned competitors alike. Passengers are allowed so bring along the family to join in the fun.

The use of the track is ‘unlimited’ and you get as many runs as you can fit in! The fee is Per Car regardless of the number of drivers, so Family and Friends are most welcome We guarantee you will not get better value anywhere else – just ask previous entrants!

The Curborough on-site Catering providing hot meals and the legendary Bacon and Egg Baps!

Austin Seven on TrackFor 2016 we would particularly like to encourage A7 Specials which have not turned a wheel in years, to venture out onto a track once again. If you know of an A7 Special gathering dust in a garage somewhere let the owner know about this event. We might even be able to help out with transport if the car is not road legal………

Please note the following fees are payable in advance:

  • For entries received and paid by 31st January 2016 £45.00 per Car
  • For entries received from 1st February 2016 £60.00 per Car

Please post cheques to Charlie Plain-Jones 87 Widney Road Knowle Solihull B93 9EA
Or Email for bank transfer details to: