You can meet club members at the NATIONAL events and REGIONAL events in the 22 regional areas. If you see an event listed which you would like to attend it is important to contact the person named to check that the event is still on, and that the club will be attending. Sometimes for unforeseen reasons the event is cancelled.
2001 Events Calendar
August 12th Granada Enthusiasts’ Club National Showday & Concours, Billing Aquadrome, Northampton.
September 8th/9th Granada Clubs Together, Billing Aquadrome, Northampton.
2000 Events Calendar
April 2nd Ford Enthusiasts’ Show and Spares Day, Donington Park Race Circuit, Derbyshire. Indoor Show. The Club took “Best Club Stand” last year. Great show to pick up hard-to-find spares but get there early.
April 8th/9th National Custom Sports Show, Doncaster
April 23rd Weston Park, Shifnal, Wolverhampton
April 23rd Classic Car Show, Fort Brockhurst, Gosport Contact:
April 29/30th International Classic Car Show, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. Major indoor Show. Great for seeing superb examples of all kinds of classic car. Our stand will feature two fine cars.
April 30th Shugborough Hall, Stafford
April 30th/May 1st Windy Harbour, Singleton, Blackpool
April 30th/May 1st Bedfordshire Classic Motor Show, Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
May 14th Chester Festival of Transport, Chester
May 14th Sandwell Park, West Bromwich
May 28th Granada Enthusiasts’ Club Northern National Showday 2000, York Racecourse. Concours. Large classic cars show with fairground. May 28th Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield
May 28th Derby Steam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
June 3rd/4th Tatton Park, Cheshire
June 4th Vintage Show and Autojumble, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Horndean, Hampshire
June 4th Townley Hall, Burnley
June 11th JCB, Bingley Hall, Stafford June 11th Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket
June 18th Astley Park, Chorley.
June 25th Six Ashes, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
June 25th Practical Classic’s Bexley And Bromley Pageant of Motoring. Danson Park SE London.
July 2nd Granada Enthusiasts’ Club All-National Showday 2000 and 10th Birthday Celebration. Drayton Manor Park, nr Tamworth, Staffordshire. Theme Park with rides, zoo etc. National Concours. Pay to enter Park. Concours entry forms available on arrival.
July 8th/9th Automania 2000, Mossbank Park, Bolton
July 9th Wings & Wheels, Coventry Airport Contact:
July 9th Granada Enthusiasts’ Club South West Regional Showday 2000. Powderham Castle, Kenton nr Exeter. Caravan & camping. Two-day event with activities on Saturday 8th. Large classic cars show.
July 16th The Uxbridge Auto Show, Middlesex Contact: Lez ‘n’ Linzi Reed (01462) 850206
July 16th Lakeland Classic, Leighton Hall, Carnforth
July 16th Princethorpe College, Rugby
July 23rd Hoghton Towers, Preston
July 23rd Beaumanor Hall, Leicester
July 30th Wroughton Nostalgia, Swindon
August 6th Woodvale, Southport
August 6th Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent
August 6th Westhoughton Summer Show, West Houghton, Lancashire
August 13th Granada Enthusiasts’ Club N Staffs & S Cheshire Regional Showday Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent.
August 19th/20th Tatton Park, Cheshire
August 20th Arbury Hall, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
August 20th Battlesbridge Classic Ford Show, Battlesbridge Motorcycle Museum, Essex
August 25th/27th CAN AM 2000, Southampton Rugby Club
August 27th/28th Granada Enthusiasts’ Club Herts, Beds & Bucks Regional Showday, Knebworth Park, Stevenage, Herts
August 26th/27th Wantage show, west of Oxford
August 28th Granada Enthusiasts’ Club Herts, Beds & Bucks Regional Showday 2000. Knebworth Park, Stevenage. Two-day show starting Sunday 27th.
September 3rd Hatton Country World, West Midlands
September 9th/10th Granada Clubs Together, Billing Aquadrome, Northampton. 300+ cars last year. Organised this year by the Mk I & II Drivers Guild assisted by the Enthusiasts’ Club. Main Showday with Concours on the 10th, various activities on the 9th.
September 10th Himley Hall, Dudley Contact
September 17th Ford Day, Blackpool Contact
September 17th Vintage & Classic Club Show, Wyke Down, Andover
1999 Events Calendar
Here are the Events we attended in the 1999 season:
21st Ford Enthusiasts’ Show at Donington Racing Circuit East Midlands Airport (Jnc 23A on M1) “an indoor Ford Fair”. Club Stand. Big Show with wide variety of classic Fords. Cars for Sale area tel: (01568) 797228. Tickets �per head if order tickets before 7th March or �on day.
30th Granada Bank Holiday Weekend at The Kingfisher Caravan Park, Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hampshire. Arrive Friday afternoon onwards. Saturday free day for local Heritage visits, shopping or trip to the Isle of Wight! Sunday Car Show in Submarine Museum Car Park. Social Get-togethers in evenings. Static 6-berth caravans for hire.
2nd/3rd Bedfordshire Classic Motor Show at Shuttleworth near Biggleswade. Contact Liz ‘n’ Linzi Reed on (01462) 850206.
30th/31st The 1999 Yorkshire Regional Showday York Racecourse.
Here’s a photo from the event:
6th Somerset Rally to the Nigel Mansell Museum of Formula One Cars at Woodbury Park, Exeter. 100-mile route. Starts at Windwhistle Pub on the A30 between Chard and Crewkerne. Coastal route, nice scenery. � per entry, includes cream tea.
13th National Showday and Concours Drayton Manor Park, Nr Tamworth, Staffs. Concours categories: Original, Modified, Working (2000 to 8000 miles per annum), Working (Over 8000 miles per annum), Custom (mainly paint jobs), Best Interior, Best Engine Bay, Car of the Day (members’ choice), Member of the Year. Zoo and Rides for family, reduced entry fee on display of club window sticker or membership card.
Here are some photos from the event:
Winner of the Judge’s Choice of Best Car of Show: Dennis Drury’s Cosworth-engined Mk 2 Ghia X
Winner of Members’ Choice of Best “Working” Car of Show: Jim Crofts’ Mk 2 2.8 Ghia X
27th The 1999 Kent Regional Showday Bromley Pageant, Norman Park, Bromley. Mega classic cars show organised by Practical Classics magazine. Club stand with limited places
11th The 1999 South West Regional Show Powderham Castle, Kenton, Devon. Contact: Shaun & Emma Lethbridge on
18th The 1999 North West Regional Showday Houghton Towers, Hoghton, Nr Preston. Concours. Contact: Mick Longton on August
22nd Classic Ford show, Battlesbridge, Essex.
29/30th Knebworth Park, Stevenage, Herts. 15,000 people attended last year. Camping available. September
5th The 1999 North Staffs & South Cheshire Regional Showday, Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent. Contact: Here’s a photo from the Event. We must have being doing something good to get a scorching hot day in September!
12th All-Granada Clubs Together at Billing Aquadrome, Northamptonshire. Theme: “Unleaded Solutions”. Concours. Trade Stands for “unleaded” products and services. We were aiming to beat the record for the largest-ever gathering of Granadas, and we reckon we achieved it with over 300 Granadas on and around the field. The weather held warm, dry and reasonably sunny for us which always helps on these occasions. A good time was had by all and it will be repeated next year. This year’s event was organised by ourselves, the Granada Enthusiasts’ Club. Last year it was organised by the Granada Mk I & II Driver’s Guild and they have generously offered to organise it again next year. We may be talking about a two-day event, if not next year then soon in the future. Here are two montages of photos providing panoramic views of the field: