The Austin 7 Centenary Celebration

19th - 24th July 2022 at The Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Entertainment

We will have a full week of entertainment booked in each night for you all to enjoy in the “Big 100″ party tent.

Our Big Tent will be open to every entrant throughout the week as will the Real Ale Bar (other drinks will be available), within it.  We are in negotiations with the catering team to bring you street food, breakfast buns and other culinary delights throughout the week. 

We start our week off as we intend to go on, come join us for an hysterical evening of fun.

Wednesday evening – in the Big Tent – Bierkeller Schunklers Oompah Showband

This wonderful showband will play two spots of 50 minutes each.

The act involves singing, dancing, games and marching, handclapping, competitions, yodelling, ‘action’ songs and all-out fun.  It is action-packed and involves audience participation from the start.   

They play all the usual Bierkeller favourites and a complete range of music and songs from traditional to Rock ‘n Roll and Pop (Elvis, Monkeys, Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, The Wurzels, Jeff Beck, Beatles etc) and include the essential ‘Music Man’ with a difference.  There is something for all ages in the act, a wonderful family night out.

Thursday lunch time – in and around the Big Tent – The Centenary picnic. 

100 years, to the day, Lord Austin launched the Austin Seven at Claridge’s. Join us for a huge celebratory picnic and birthday party.  Bring your hampers or order pre-made ones via the booking system, your wind-up gramophones, straw hats and deck chairs for an open air party to toast our favourite car!

Thursday evening – in the Big Tent – Fat Sam’s Funk Express

Some of the finest session musicians in the business – with years of experience on stages across the world – come together to play hits from the 1960s and 70s to the present day and bring the party atmosphere to you. Let the good times roll…

Friday evening – in the Big Tent – The Ceilidh Factor

This traditional and highly rated Ceilidh band provides dances that are a social event for everybody to join in whatever your age or experience – no matter if you have never danced before!

Their friendly caller will guide you through all the way. First he will talk it through slowly and give you the opportunity to walk it through.

Then the fantastic band will start for you to dance to. They will continue to ‘call’ dances unless you request that you dance freely….or would like some background music to rest.

The Ceilidh Factor plays lively and energetic folk music from Britain and Ireland on a combination of fiddles, flute, accordion, concertina, guitars, bass and drums.

A super fun night for the whole family to enjoy.

Saturday daytime – in and around the rally field – EurekaJazz Band

This well-known A7 walking Jazz band entertained us at the 1972 50th Anniversary Rally and almost every other anniversary rally since. They play melodic and jazzy tunes from the Great American Songbook of the 1920, 30s and 40s. 

Whilst you view the car displays on Saturday Eureka will wander amongst you making the day go with a swing!

Saturday Evening farewell shindig – in the Big Tent – The Vintage Syncopaters

A traditional New Orleans old-style-sounding band led by Thomas ‘Spats’ Langham and featuring some of the country’s finest early hot jazz style players.

The band plays for entertainment and dancing and the emphasis is on the earthy sounds of the dance halls and streets of New Orleans. 

All entertainment costs will be included in the entry ticket fee.

(Information correct at May 2021)

Please note that dogs are not permitted to enter any part of the site and therefore cannot be brought to the event

Austin 7 Centenary