CENTENARY BOOKING FORM.

The AUSTIN TWELVE FOUR CENTENARY GATHERING 1922 – 2022
at Stonehurst Family Farm and Motor Museum,
Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, LE12 7AA

on SUNDAY 12 JUNE 2022, 10.00AM to 4.30PM

ENTRY FORM
Entry fee – £10/car for Austin 12/4s 1922 – 1939, including 12/4 Taxis
and any other Austin Model up to 1939

By cheque – payable to The Vintage Austin Register Ltd
By Bank Transfer giving your name and VAR member number
(If not a VAR member please give your name and car registration number)
UK Bank details required for transfer:
HSBC Branch Westbury on Trym: number 01123270, sort code 40-14-24

Non-UK Members will require the following details for transfer:
IBAN: GB89HBUK40142401123270 BIC: HBUKGB4122M
BANK: HSBC Branch: Westbury on Trym

Cut here and save above for reference……………………………………………………………………………
Name………………………………………………Mem.No…………. Email….…………………………………..……
Address…………………………………………………………………………………. Tel: ……………………………..
Reg No………………………………………… Model……………………………………………………………….…..
Year………………………… Car/Body number……………………………………………………………………….
Chassis number………………………………… Engine number…………………………………………………
Entry Payment £10/car. Tick here………………………………………………………………………..………….
Camping/Caravan £15 inclusive overnight Saturday/Sunday. Tick here ……………..………..….
By Bank Transfer: tick here………………………Cheque enclosed, tick here…………………………..….

Send completed entry form, TO ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 9 MAY 2022, with cheque if applicable, to:
Mike Eggenton, 42 New Road, Firbeck, South Yorkshire, S81 8JY

AUSTIN 12/4 CENTENARY

Stonehurst Family Farm and Motor Museum
Mountsorrel Leicestershire LE12 7AA
www.stonehurstfarm.co.uk

SUNDAY JUNE 12 2022, 10.00am to 4.30pm
We have secured a great central location for the centenary celebration of the Austin 12/4 where arrangements are well in hand for our Centenary gathering. Owned by a VAR member and used by several car clubs for their celebratory events, Stonehurst has a very interesting Motor Museum and an on-site cafeteria serving hot food, snacks and drinks, which is open until 5.00pm. Camping is also available at the farm over Saturday and Sunday nights.

Entry fee for the event is £10 per car.
Heavy 12/4 entrants will receive a centenary plaque on arrival.

Fee for camping/caravan is £15 inclusive overnight Saturday/Sunday.
(Please do not arrive before 3.30pm Saturday)

To set the historical scene, 1922 was a significant date for the Austin 12/4. Its first public showing anywhere was January 1922 at the Scottish Motor Show, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow. Three body styles were offered: a four-seater tourer, and a two/four-seater at £550. There was also the coupé at £675 or £695 with a leather hood and a choice of colour. All had six-stud wooden wheels. So our sturdy 12/4 made its debut in Scotland.

At Stonehurst we shall have a prominent display area close to the central facilities, where 12/4s will be arranged by progressive dates ranging from 1922 to 1939. All other Austin models up to 1939 will be welcomed and displayed in an area separate to the 12/4s, but the same conditions of entry will apply.

Car parking is available for non-entrants.

YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED AN ENTRY FORM TO ENTER THE SHOW FIELD.

We would like as many 12/4s there as possible.
Our target is 100 to truly represent the Centenary.
There are two main routes organised, one from the North the other from the South. Several organised runs from various parts of the country are being planned by regional representatives. You can join any route(s), even en route, or you may prefer to make your own way to the rally; the main thing is to attend. Restoration projects and cars on trailers will be welcome.


There will be a social gathering and gala dinner on the Saturday at
Quorn Country Hotel, 66 Leicester Road, Quorn, Loughborough, LE12 8BB
(0.7 miles to Stonehurst Farm)

The gala dinner is on SATURDAY 11 JUNE, 7.00pm for 7.30pm,
Cost is £25 per person. Dress smart casual.

Accommodation is also available at a special room rate of £80 including breakfast. Please book directly with the hotel on 01509-415050.

Bookings for the Centenary Dinner are to be made through Peter Rowlands
(pc.rowlands@btinternet.com or 07884-445518)

If you are planning to attend you may wish to book accommodation in the area whilst it is still available.

For those of you who are unsure of driving long distances in your cherished cars remember that Austins are very dependable. In the unlikely event of a breakdown there are plenty of VAR members around the country who have offered their help (reference * against member number in the April 2021 List of Members and Cars), and, for those insured by RH specialist insurance, there is a free breakdown recovery service. It’s worth checking with your own insurance company if you are insured elsewhere as they may offer this service too.


We do understand that it will not be possible for all 12/4 members to attend the main rally and we are, therefore, encouraging local gatherings throughout the year to celebrate the significance of this centenary event.

Wherever you meet and however you choose to commemorate this great day for the Austin 12, photographs would be appreciated as we intend to produce a book that features all 12/4 models from 1922 to 1939. For example, given the Scotland significance a group of Twelves in the vicinity of Kelvin Hall could possibly make a great frontispiece. Please send photographs, preferably as a JPEG and by email, to Mike Eggenton (m.eggenton@btopenworld.com). If you do not have this facility available, they can be posted to Mike at 42 New Road, Firbeck, South Yorkshire, S81 8JY. He can scan them but the quality of the finished image may not be as good.



Route from the North
Friday 10 June
TANKERSLEY HOTEL
Church Lane. Tankersley. Barnsley S75 3DQ
Single room £105 B+B. Double room £115 B+B
Arriving in the afternoon. A celebratory evening meal, cost £32 per person, is to take place, allowing an opportunity for all to meet before the morning’s run. We have been allocated a room for our own use. Dress smart casual.
Book directly with Tankersley Hotel. Quote VAR for the special rate.

Saturday 11 June
Visit Earl Fitzwilliam’s Wentworth Woodhouse estate where Herbert Austin spent his childhood (he was educated at the local village school and at Rotherham Grammar School). Travel to Quorn Country Hotel; for details of the run contact David Rock-Evans (david.rockevans@gmail.com or telephone 07557-378483 ) .
A detailed route book will be provided for each entrant


Route From the South
Arriving Saturday 11 June
Starting at Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, the birthplace of Herbert Austin in November 1866, and travelling to the Quorn Country Hotel. Contact for details of the run is Tony Mealing (01494-533675 or austin124@btinternet.com)