Website moved – new discussion pages introduced

The club’s website has now been moved from its old home of ‘’ to it’s ‘proper’ URL – ‘’.

I’d been thinking of updating the ‘forum’ area for some time, so rather than moving the outdated forum software we previously used, I’ve introduced a new, simpler, discussion facility, and left the old forums at the old site, in read-only mode for the time being, before eventually deleting them.

See the ‘Forums’ page for further details.

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Updates to Website

I’m in the process of looking at how best to move the club’s site from its current location ( to the URL

The benefit of this will be that the divert from the latter to the former will no longer be needed.

The site may be intermittently unavailable whilst I move files and database around – but I’ll endeavour to keep such loss of availability to a minimum.

Pete Simmonds

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Temporary change to membership secretary

Due to other temporary commitments membership secretary Mike Greasby is unable to process memberships data at present. Former membership secretary Dennis Robinson has agreed to stand in, so please send your membership/renewal forms to him for the time being.

Details are here

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Update from this year’s Annual Rally organisers

We don’t need advance payment for the tram museum element of the trip – members can pay for a single or return tram trip on day £2 or £4 (concessions £1 or £2) on the day. Anyone who has already sent payment for this will be refunded.

However we would encourage people to fill in the form if they are interested in the
museum trip to give us an idea of numbers.

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‘County Counsel’ Jan-Feb 2016

Apologies to members for the slightly late arrival of the latest issue of County Counsel.

The proofs were signed off with the printers early in w/c 15th February, so I can only assume that postal delays have held up its delivery. I anticipate that it will arrive in the forthcoming week. I intend to speak to the printers to determine the precise date of despatch for posting.

Those members that have renewed will find their new membership cards enclosed with the magazine – for those that haven’t renewed yet, this will be the last magazine you receive unless you renew now!

The the entry form for this year’s rally will also be enclosed, as will minutes of last year’s AGM, and an advertisement for the NEC Classic restoration show taking place next weekend.

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New Membership and Renewal Forms

You can find the 2016 Membership Renewal Form here, (If you want a copy in MS Word, try here) and the 2016 New Membership Form here (Word copy here).

We’re keen that members tell us as much about their vehicles as possible, so if you’re lucky enough to own more than one Austin then you can find an ‘additional vehicle’ form here .

Tip – if you’re using the ‘pdf’ versions of these forms, if you download the latest Adobe Reader software (Adobe Reader DC) here you can type your details into the pdf form and save it to your device. You can then email completed forms to  and they will be  forwarded to our membership secretary.


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2016 Rally – includes corrected contact phone no!

Latest news from the organisers Pam & Brian Gibbs:

We have enough interest to secure the group rate at the hotel, double or twin with full English breakfast £82.50 per night, single £72. 

If you would like to book, please contact the hotel directly:

0151 653 3773

 It is a small hotel so we would advise booking it sooner rather than later

Next year’s annual rally will take place in the Wirral, in the North-West of England.

The centre around which events will be based is Port Sunlight Village, near to Ellesmere Port.

A full description of planned events (see here)  has been placed in the latest ‘County Counsel’  – which should be dropping through your letterboxes around about now – but the wrong phone number was inadvertently included to contact the organisers.

The correct number is: 0151 200 7624 

(N.B. the uploaded version of the events timetable contains the correct phone number).


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Updated 2013 Parts List

Membership Secretary Ray Dawes has provided an updated part list, listing club parts available to members. Please visit the ‘Spares Service’ page to view and download it.

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