Its that time of year again when we start planning for the annual adventure that is the British Crossfires Coast to Coast tour.
As you may be aware we spend Friday night at The Midland Hotel in Morecambe and meet up for an evening meal as some local restaurant close to the hotel for an informal get together.
On Saturday we then start leaving the Hotel at 9.30 at 1 minute intervals following the map books to make our way over to Gisborough Hall near Saltburn on Sea on the East coast via one or two comfort breaks along the way.
Saturday night we normally eat in the hotel and have a prize giving ceremony and a raffle to help raise funds for the club.
We are asking for a donation of £15.00 per car to cover the cost of stickers, rally plates and route books. We are also asking people to donate a small item that can be used raffle prizes.
So far we have seven expressions of interest in joining us but as they say the more the merrier. If you just want to meet up on the Friday in Morecambe or on the Saturday at Gisbourough that is also an option but we will still need you to register so we can reserve restaurant space.
We will need final numbers by Friday 31st August at the latest so we can get the printing done in time.
It is a great event and a great chance to meet other owners.
Please contact Karl Edmondson or John Eccles if you are interested as soon as you can or register your interest on the Facebook group event page.
Just recieved an email about the show next weekend and guess what we are in the listings of the clubs attending.
Thats a first for us and if you read the list we are in some pretty exclusive company.
So lets hope mr sunshine decides to play and we have a great day. Look out for the event report later next week. If anyone fancies it you can still arrive on the day before 11.00 and pay the normal show admission. The more the merrier.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the British Crossfires Group I am pleased to announce that we are now members of the Motor Sports Association.
This process has taken over twelve months of ensuring that we have structures in place that ensure that your interests as members are protected.
As part of the process we are now also members of the ANWCC the Association of North West Car Clubs. For membership of the ANWCC Karl had to attend their AGM and deliver a talk on our cars and the group.
John Eccles has been working hard on the website britishcrossfires.co.uk and there will soon be a link where you can fill in a membership form if you wish to do so. There will be NO subscription , membership is FREE and is open to all members of the Facebook Group whether you are a Crossfire owner or not.
Our ethos will remain the same in that we will be organising Social Touring events and basically carry on as normal fund raising through the odd raffle and charging minimal entry fees for events to cover the costs of items such as rally plates and route books.
There are several advantages to Joining the MSA such as Public Liability Insurance and the opportunities to attend free courses such as Marshalling and other Motor related skills.
There is a periodical magazine called the Spotlight which is produced by the ANWCC which is a great read and informs you of events in the North West but the MSA website itself will let you know of groups which will be covering events in your area.
We will inform you also by email of any upcoming MSA events and British Crossfire events.
It is worth mentioning that British Crossfires are the only MSA recognised Chrysler Crossfire Club in the United Kingdom
The event is on Sunday 26th August and lockdown is at 11am For those attending tickets for a car and passenger are £4.00.
Attendees need to email either Karl or myself stating they wish to attend along with their home address as the tickets will be posted out to you.
We will all be meeting up at Morrisons Supermarket car park in Ripon between 9am and 10am which will give time to get breakfast and a tea/coffee. We will then drive in convoy to the venue , Ripon racecourse.
We have to be onsite before 11am as the site is then locked down and no vehicle movements allowed.
The Post Code for Morrisons is HG4 2SB , the racecourse is HG4 1UG.
For tickets please email
John Eccles at firstname.lastname@example.org
Karl Edmondson at email@example.com
This is a tour of the South Cotswolds where we will meet up at 10.00am at the Ship Inn at Brimscombe from where we will set off on the tour using route books. The journey will take about two and a half hours. The start and finish point is the same so we will have time afterwards to drive to Bourton on the Water or Tottington steam railway.
Please let Karl know ASAP if you are attending then he can get the Route books printed.
What a great weekend we all had. From arriving at Dover through to getting back into our house we never stopped laughing.
Day One – Calais – Arras – Laon
The first scheduled stop on the trip was Arras for a lunch stop . Those ever so nice Scenic Tours guys had reserved parking for us in the towns old square, so along with 200 other cars we had lunch and a catch up in the brilliant sunshine.
After a quick dash to the hotel, for some it was quicker than others (we got lost and at one point was heading back to Calais). We had a group bonding session in the hotel bar and restaurant.