2020 Socials

Teresa

Social Secretary
The first day of spring, so the perfect day to launch the A2OC Social programme. Below is a list of our socials so far - we are always looking to increase the variety and geography of our socials, so if you either know of an event that would be a good one for the Club to attend, or you would like to organise one yourself, please get in touch with either Ian (Proghound), or Teresa

The list below gives a bit of information and also hotels so you can get booked in/buy tickets.

We will put a detailed post for each event up as we get more detail – if you are planning on attending Audis in the Park or VW Whitenoise, tickets are available online now via the event link


We hope to see you during the year.

DateEventLocationDetailsAccommodation
CANCELLEDStart of Season Meal & Thank you to Mike and YvonneDuet Restaurant

Fort Dunlop Birmingham, Midlands


https://goo.gl/maps/wpkxJ3HapsnqQhVg8

Our first social of the year is a meal at Duet Restaurant at Fort Dunlop. Always popular, you have a choice of Indian or Italian food. This year is a little bit special as its gives us the opportunity to say a massive thank you to Mike and Yvonne as they retire from Social Secretary duties

http://duetcuisine.com/
We usually book the table for 7pm and meet near the cars for a natter between 6 and 6.30 weather depending.

For anyone staying in the hotel there are normally a couple of us in the hotel car for a drink to catch happy hour before 6
Travelodge Fort Dunlop

https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/304/Birmingham-Fort-Dunlop-hotel

On site – large free car park in front of hotel – drive past the hotel entrance and turn right into the car park. Take a token on entry and keep with you. We meet in the middle of the car park if weather is nice, or under cover on the left hand side if rainy)

Before leaving the car park, get your token validated by either the restaurant (if not staying over), or the hotel on checkout.
16th August 2020 (tentative)Stanford Hall VW Show

https://stanfordhallvw.com/
Stanford Hall, Leicestershire

https://g.page/Stanfordweddings?share
A great show that some members attend with both a VW and A2 hat on. It’s a fab family event and always popular

https://stanfordhallvw.com/
We meet before the event to hand our passes so will put the up the meeting place soon

Cost £12 per adult and children over 15. Under 15s are free. Pay on arrival

Dog friendly
Premier Inn Rugby
https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/warwickshire/rugby/rugby-north-m6-jct1.html

Holiday inn Rugby
https://www.hirugbyhotel.co.uk/

Travelodge Rugby Dunchurch
https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/172/Rugby-Dunchurch-hotel
CANCELLEDNorth Wales SocialCartref 2001, Trelogan, Holywell, Flintshire, CH8 9BD (starting point)Each year we have events locally organised by club members and combining sightseeing and A2 chat.

David and Steve have a nice scenic drive planned for Sunday 24th.

For those that want to make a longer weekend of it, some of us will stop off in Chester on Friday 22nd, and then drive to Flintshire on the Saturday (23rd) to stay for two nights, meeting up for breakfast on the Monday morning before heading home.

Dog friendly
Premier Inn Rhuddlan

https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/wales/clwyd/rhuddlan.html



Lyons Nant Hall Hotel

https://www.lyonsnanthallhotel.co.uk/
CANCELLEDScottish SocialTBCTBCTBC
CANCELLEDKimbolton County Fayre

https://kimboltoncountryfayre.com/
Kimbolton Castle, Kimbolton, Huntingdon, Cambs
https://goo.gl/maps/X1NyCGKmeEEaBi5eA

For people not staying at the Holiday inn, we meet at the McDonalds at Brampton Hut – PE28 4NQ about 8.45 – 9.00 am to hand out club stand passes
Probably our most popular event, this is a great day out for the whole family

There is so much to do and see here – loads of classic cars, together with stalls, music and dancing, and historic recreations and demonstrations. There is also a much anticipated Battle of Britain flypast


Cost – 2020 prices not yet released, but normally £10 per car if attending with the club, with a club pass – pay on arrival, but must pre-book when the event post goes live

Dog friendly
Holiday inn Huntingdon Racecourse

https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/gb/en/huntingdon/xhuhr/hoteldetail
CANCELLEDAudis in the Park

http://audisinthepark.co.uk/
Deene Park, Northampton, NN17 3EW

We normally meet up in the car park of the Holiday inn about 8am so we can convoy in.
A2OC attended the first ever AITP 12 years ago. Last year was the third year in its new home in Deene Park and it has settled in well.

Combining Audi’s old and new, with a chilled vibe and a bit of music, this is another popular event

Cost - £15 for adults (under 16s are free) online in advance (available now) from https://ccdesignvinyl.com/audis-in-the-park-34-c.as or £20 on the gate
Dog friendly
Holiday Inn Corby/Kettering A43

https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/gb/en/corby/cbmuk/hoteldetail
CANCELLEDNorfolk Social & Whitenoise Festival
https://www.vwwhitenoise.com/
Norfolk Showground, Costessey, Norwich NR5 0TT

https://goo.gl/maps/4wFvph4UWHmMnpSX8
Hugely popular in the East of England, this Festival is back after a 1 year break.

It is a new event for A2OC and mainly VW, but one of the organisers is an ex A2 owner.

This event will be a little different for us as it is a music festival with Judge Jules headlining on the Saturday night. We will also have some meet ups and trips outside of the festival so it is very flexible – come for a day or a whole weekend.

Cost – weekend tickets are £45 for adults, £20 for 13-16 year olds and free for 12 and under. This price includes camping Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Day tickets are available - Event post up soon with more details
Holiday Inn Norwich (Ipswich Road)
https://www.hinorwichhotel.co.uk/

Travelodge Norwich Cringleford
https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/58/Norwich-Cringleford-hotel

Best Western Brook Hotel
https://goo.gl/maps/VuZqSYWZ95dB7E6T6

Or – Camping tickets are available - its a good flat site with good facilities and brick shower & toilet block
TBC NovemberEnds of Season MealDuet Restaurant

Fort Dunlop Birmingham, Midlands


https://goo.gl/maps/wpkxJ3HapsnqQhVg8

 
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Darren C

Admin Team
In reference to the above, I’d like to thank Teresa for pulling this detailed list together.

When I posted the thread last month announcing Mike and Yvonne’s impending retirement, I spoke of a seamless transition for members. I am pleased to announce that Teresa and Ian (@Proghound) have kindly stepped into the breach to co-ordinate the annual calendar and directly run some of the events.

Please join me in wishing them good luck for this year and beyond and thanking them for the additional responsibility they have taken on to ensure the A2OC social scene remains a business as usual activity.
 

RZX

Member
Brilliant can get some dates on the calendar, especially Kimbolton, we enjoyed that one a couple of years ago.
Also intrigued by possibility of Scotland in June, we couldn't make the Scottish trip last year due to other commitments.
Keep up the good work and here's to a good year of A2 socials.
🎉😀🚗
 
I'm still assuming Alumni will still be welcome ;) although I will unfortunately miss the Spring meal @ Duet because i'm planning on being in The Canary Islands. I'm sure Ian and Teresa will do as awesome a job as Mike and Vonnie.
 

SheilaJohn

Member
Good Luck T and Ian! 🍀😊
So pleased you're taking on the job and we get to meet up at these fantastic events. Again the A2OC family at it's best...
I have quite a few events in the diary and will confirm attendance ASAP.
Little Barry is away at the moment. He didn't like me going to Australia for 8 weeks and so his brakes needed to be stripped and sorted.
The handbrake was off. Bricks behind the wheels. But he showed his feelings...
Thank goodness I have the Rover 75 too. It wasn't fussed. I think it hibernated awaiting my return...!
See you all soon XXX
 

Proghound

Admin Team
As you can imagine with the latest Government advice on social gatherings there may now be question marks over the shows that A2OC planned to attend into the early Summer (as well as the North Wales club event at the end of May). We will be liaising with the show organisers in the coming weeks and will keep you updated.
 

Rusty911

A2OC Donor
It'll be a pleasure to meet you and your A2, look forward to it :)

I do apologise, I missed this!

How things have changed in the two weeks or so since you posted it: nevertheless, sooner or later the storm will pass and we can go bonkers catching up with everything. As it happens, it's a fantastically gorgeous morning out there today. The sun is still shining.
 

Teresa

Social Secretary
Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.

As we know, sadly our social plans this year have been very much affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic. I have updated the list with the latest cancellations. As it stands at the moment, we have a very tentative date for the postponed Stanford Hall and the end of season meal which will probably end up being the start of season meal and the end of season meal all in one. We will try and fix a date for this soon and hopefully you will be able to join us to say thank you and goodbye to Mike and Yvonne as they stand down from their Social Secretary roles.

The cancellations of some events do mean that we have some dates for 2021 earlier than we would (AITP and Whitenoise Festival being two that have already set dates for next year). Therefore we will start a thread for 2021 Socials soon for those of us who like to plan ahead. As the lockdown reduces we will also look at whether some socially distanced local meet ups may be possible safely at some point this year - please keep an eye on the socials section!

Love and hugs and stay safe
Teresa
 

murdo

Admin Team
Thanks Teresa. To keep the social mood alive during lockdown for regulars and new members alike we will share weekly images from past socials on our Facebook page. Also please feel free to share your favourite images from socials on our Covid 19 thread. Stay safe everyone 🌈
 
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