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Spring Show 2018

2018 Spring Show

We have a brand new location for our Spring Show in 2018! Make the most of Drive It Day (April 22) and come along and join us at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley, Oxfordshire.

Free entry to the show and all of the garden facilities; discounted entry to the gardens for 1100 Club members.

National Rally 2018

Our 2018 National Rally...

...will be held over the weekend of July 28-29.

The venue is the Epping Ongar Railway,
High Street, CM5 9BN Chipping Ongar.

Many more details to follow!


We are very pleased to say that we are ending 2017 with more members than we have had for many years - delighted to have you with us!

Don’t forget to renew your membership before 18th January 2018 to receive your Jan-Feb Idle Chatter on time.

You can do that using the details in the magazine or on this website.

Membership Renewal Time...

Our renewal rates for 2018 are now available and any renewals or new memberships received will ensure membership lasting until the end of 2018.

Overseas members: following a review of our overseas membership rates and changes to several of the factors that influence them, rates will be significantly reduced for 2018.

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC

NEC show cars 2017

This year's show was hugely successful for the 1100 Club, with a number of new members joining on the spot, regalia (especially our unique books) selling well and, most importantly, a constant stream of visits from members from up and down the country.

We do hope you enjoyed our display if you visited us at the show - thank you for coming to say hello!

Classic & Sports Car Club Awards

Classic and Sports Car Awards

We were delighted to get an honourable mention TWICE in the Classic and Sportscar Club Awards at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the weekend.

Idle Chatter was highly commended for the fourth year in a row, and for the first time our website and our social media presence were also recognised!

Congratulations must go to the winners in each category, of course, but it was still great to be noticed by the judges in both.

We have Wings!

Following feedback and suggestions from members, the 1100 Club has invested in twenty offside front wings from Earlpart.


Wings are incredibly difficult to make well, and since Earlpart is the only official source for these wings at the moment, we have decided to future-proof their supply. They are currently still in three parts, although if you were prepared to collect a wing rather than have it posted, we could probably arrange expert assembly for you.

The other plus of the process is that, having purchased in bulk, we can offer these offside wings to 1100 Club members at a very good price. If you're not a member, why not join us?
A wing purchase from us could save you more than the cost of a subscription. The 1100 Club also has significant stocks of nearside wings, so a pair can be supplied if required.
You can find out more from our Spares Advisor - contact details on page two of every Idle Chatter.

The September issue of Idle Chatter

Idle Chatter Cover Sep-Oct 2017

In this biggest ever 48 page issue, we have news and reports from the National Rally, including this year's prizewinners, area updates from a busy summer and, as usual, a variety of interesting and inspiring running reports, with a couple of new faces to the feature.

We bring you Part II of the 'Model Answer' diecast 1100s article and explain in detail how your ignition timing works and how you can affix your GT side trim if you can't get hold of the proper trim clips!

BMC/BL Day - Best Club Stand Award

This year the Club had 15 cars on display at Peterborough and won the award for Best Club Stand for the second year running!

BMC/BL Day 2017

Another Successful National Rally Day

Our 2017 National Rally took place across the weekend of 29th and 30th July at Mapledurham House, near Reading.

It celebrated 50 years of the Austin-Morris Mk2 and, despite the variable weather, some 40 cars made an appearance during the weekend.

The 1100 Club National Rally 2017