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Spares Service Suspended

Due to the latest very necessary restrictions placed on the population due to the Covid 19 virus, the club has been left with no choice other than to suspend the spares service for the time being. This is because Ray … Continue reading

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Annual Rally 2020 – Important update

The ACCC Annual Rally on 20th/21st June in  Kent is CANCELLED. Regretfully, taking into account the advice of the government in light of the Coronavirus crisis we had no other choice. This was not a difficult decision as the health … Continue reading

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Excellent Somerset Coupé for Sale in US Auction

The 1953 A40 Somerset Coupé, belonging to member Ken McGuire is up for sale at a forthcoming Sothebys auction to be held in Elkhart, Indiana. This really is an outstanding example of this rare car. Further details can be found … Continue reading

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Annual Rally 2020

This year’s annual rally will take place in Kent, at Mount Ephraim Gardens, nr. Faversham. The main event is on Sunday the 21st of June, but as usual there will be trips etc. across the weekend, including a visit to … Continue reading

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Member Creates A40 Sports Website

Club member Dirk Backenköhler has created his own website, dedicated to the A40 Sports – it’s a very comprehensive site, and certainly will be of interest to ‘Counties’ members. You can find it at www.austina40sports.dirksspacealbum.de

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Renewals for 2020

Due to an oversight, membership renewal forms were inadvertently not sent with the Nov/Dec issue of ‘County Counsel’. In order to avoid additional postage costs o sending them separately, we have decided instead to send these with the Jan/Feb 2020 … Continue reading

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Video of A40 Somerset from Haynes Museum

Ray Dawes has forwarded the following link to an interesting video provided by the Haynes Museum of their recently restored A40 Somerset… https://m.facebook.com/groups/5951341217/permalink/10156443874271218/?sfnsn=mo&s=1310713782&w=y

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NEC Restoration Show

Yet Another NEC Success! At the weekend’s ‘Practical Classics’ Classic Car Restoration Show at Birmingham’s NEC, our PR Representative and Stand Organiser Alastair While once again found favour with the judges who awarded the club ‘Best Club Display at Show … Continue reading

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Australian Supplier of A40 Parts

Spares Secretary Ray Dawes has asked that members’ attention is drawn to a supplier of parts for the A40s of our era, some of which are cheaper than he can obtain them for – in particular remanufactured dashboard knobs (see … Continue reading

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Oil filter adaptor kit instructions added to ‘Technical Articles’ page.

Ray Dawes has provided some instructions for fitting the oil filter adapter kit (supplied by Hydrajaws)  to A40 engines. These can be found within the Technical Articles page.

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