The Austin 7 Centenary Celebration

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

The Centenary Event Programme

Tuesday 19th July 2022

Daytime:
Suggested driving routes in the local area with places of interest to visit
List available of other places of interest to visit in the local area
Technical demonstration(s) – yet to be determined
Swimming pool and gym on site
Small number of Traders on site
Moreton-in-Marsh Market – A nationally famous and internationally acclaimed traditional town centre market

Evening:
Marquee open with Real Ale Bar

Wednesday 20th July 2022

Daytime:
Austin Seven Archive and cars of historical significance on display
Suggested driving routes in the local area with places of interest to visit
List available of other places of interest to visit in the local area
Technical demonstration(s) – yet to be determined
Swimming pool and gym on site
Small number of Traders on site

Centenary Festival at Prescott – The ticket for the A7 Centenary Celebration also covers entry to the Centenary Festival at Prescott, a 20-mile drive away from Moreton in Marsh. Celebrate 100 wonderful years of Austin 7 motorsport success. Rare Austin Race cars out on track, Garden Party atmosphere with picnic area, refreshments and restaurant. Take part in the Austin 7 Cavalcade up the hill for £5, payable on the day. (Competition car entries, who will be allocated an individual plot in the Paddock area and get two individual untimed demonstration runs up the hill plus a commentary on their history should contact Charlie Plain-Jones for more details on cplainjonesaustin7@gmail.com).

Evening:
Marquee open with Real Ale Bar and live entertainment included in entry ticket cost.
Bierkeller Schunklers Oompah Showband – 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 21st July 2022

Daytime:
Austin Seven Archive and cars of historical significance on display
Suggested driving routes in the local area with places of interest to visit
List available of other places of interest to visit in the local area
Technical demonstration(s) – yet to be determined
Swimming pool and gym on site
Small number of Traders on site
Celebration Lunchtime Picnic from 1pm onwards. This picnic will take place in and around the marquee. Celebrate 100 years to the day when Lord Austin first launched the Austin Seven at Claridges. Bring your own hampers or order one of the magnificent pre-made ones when booking your event tickets. Period dress is encouraged to make this a celebration to remember!

Church Service at approximately 4pm

Evening:
Marquee open with Real Ale Bar and live entertainment included in entry ticket cost:
Fat Sam’s Funk Express – Some of the finest session musicians in the business, with years of experience on stage across the world, come together to play hits from the 1960s and 70s to the present day.

Friday 22nd July 2022

Daytime:
Austin Seven Archive and cars of historical significance on display
Suggested driving routes in the local area with places of interest to visit
List available of other places of interest to visit in the local area
Technical demonstration(s) – yet to be determined
Swimming pool and gym on site
A wide range of Traders on site

Evening:
Marquee open with Real Ale Bar and live entertainment included in entry ticket cost.
The Ceilidh Factor – This traditional and highly rated Ceilidh band provides dances that are a social event for everyone to join in whatever your age or experience, no matter if you have never danced before. A super fun night for the whole family to enjoy

Saturday 23rd July 2022

Daytime:
Main Rally with 1000 plus Austin Sevens Expected
Austin Seven archive and cars of historical significance on display
Suggested driving routes in the local area with places of interest to visit
List available of other places of interest to visit in the local area
Technical demonstration(s) – yet to be determined
Entertainment for children of all ages. (This is not a creche. A parent/guardian should be in attendance with the child/children)
Climbing Wall on site for children and others to enjoy
Swimming pool and gym on site
A wide range of Traders on site

Battle of Britain Memorial Flypast- to be confirmed

Eureka Jazz Band – Meandering in and around the Rally Field this well-known Austin 7 walking Jazz Band entertained us at the 1972 50th Anniversary Rally and almost every other anniversary rally since, playing melodic and jazzy tunes from the Great American Songbook of the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

Evening:
Marquee open with Real Ale Bar and live entertainment included in entry ticket cost:
Farewell shindig – 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.”

Sunday 24th July 2022
Breakdown day – Site to be vacated by 3pm
Some Children’s entertainment in the morning to keep them occupied while you pack up. (This is not a creche. A parent/guardian should be in attendance with the child/children)

 

E&OE. Correct at time of publishing but subject to change.

Austin 7 Centenary