Reserve the day - Sept 25th 2021 Great British Car Journey Museum and Peak District Blat

9 posts / 0 new
Last post
Mid Staffs AR
Mid Staffs AR's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 16 hours ago
Joined: 22/11/2014
Reserve the day - Sept 25th 2021 Great British Car Journey Museum and Peak District Blat

Many of you will know of Richard Usher from his time as owner of Blyton circuit. Earlier this year he masterminded the opening of "The Great British Car Journey", based just north of Belper in Derbyshire. 

GBCJ (the acronym does save a lot of typing)- is dedicated to history of the more typical, day to day motoring which we may recall from our youth. For some lucky members a visit will be a dive into ancient history :)

The Club has secured a 'closed visit' starting at 0900 on Saturday September 25th 2021 at the discounted rate of £13.00 per head to include entrance to the museum and breakfast hot drink and roll. The site has plenty of parking and indeed Richard and his team love to see mass gatherings of single marques, so there will be room for us to line up. The museum opens to the public at 0930 - so we will be able to enjoy some dedicated time reminiscing over those cars our parents drove, and no doubt frequently swore at.

The plan is to then invite members to tour the delights of the Peak District following either a couple of pre-worked routes, or alternatively to make up your own route with some local highlights and refreshments picked out along the way - more details to follow. The GBCJ team has also offered to keep the on site cafe open for any members wishing to return, before heading home. Should any members travelling from further afield wish to stay over, I will be happy to recommend possible accommodation in the region.

A link to the GBCJ website is here 

And the link on which you can book for this exclusive offer is here 

Alternatively please call the admin team on 01873 777303 to pay and book your place.

All we need is a bit of an "Indian summer" to help with the weather.

I look forward to seeing you there. Any questions please email to "[email protected]"

Cheers

The Tours Team

Wrightpayne
Wrightpayne's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 33 min ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

Thanks for organising Rog - just checking with the social secretary for availability!

Wrightpayne
Wrightpayne's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 33 min ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

I've booked tickets for my son and I.

I hope they have a Marina so he can see what I went thousands of miles in as a child with vinyl seats and no seatbelts! 

Dave_P
Offline
Last seen: 23 hours 2 min ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

Been meaning to get there, no excuse now. Ticket booked. If nothing else it will make me realise how old I am, Some of the cars are described "what dad drove" cheeky bugger I had, or worked on a few of the exhibits. Mk1 escort Mk 2 Cortina E Hillman Imp and hunter. And funnily enough a Marina with no floor, the chair rails dragged on the road.. Hope to see a good turn out.

Golf Juliet Tango
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 27 min ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

Sadly, it is one too many Saturdays in September and as we are away the preceding week, I'm getting strong negative vibes from the other side of the supper table.

Stephen

Democratic dissent is not disloyalty, it is a positive civic duty

Derek Batty
Derek Batty's picture
Offline
Last seen: 50 min 29 sec ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

Well as long as you are back for supper Stephen ,,box of chocs ,nice bottle of plonk poss ok ,come on pall think outside the box , forget flowers,,food and drink better ,you can also enjoy 

Derek

Mark_P09
Mark_P09's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 days 14 hours ago
Joined: 18/05/2021

Sent an email to check, but when clicking on the link to book a ticket it says Wednesday 29th September?

Mid Staffs AR
Mid Staffs AR's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 16 hours ago
Joined: 22/11/2014

Hi Mark,

indeed many thanks to you and others for spotting the error. The correct date is most definitely Sat Sept 25th. The LoveAdmin booking page has now been amended. 
very much looking for to seeing as many there as possible.

If the Delorean owners club can get 10 cars there, I am sure we can hit at least 20.

all the best

Rog

Rog Needham
Mid Staffs AR
[email protected]
07990 865869

Alastair B
Alastair B's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 32 min ago
Joined: 18/04/2014

All booked, see you there!