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1970's JOC rally at Biggin Hill

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:23 pm
by mikebyrne
Has anyone got any photos of the JOC rally that was held at Biggin Hill in the 70's ?

Mike.

Re: 1970's JOC rally at Biggin Hill

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:29 pm
by Grant
Wow.. tha would be a lovely thing to see.. Lets hope someone comes up trumps Mike :wink:.. I trust your well Mike? :P

Re: 1970's JOC rally at Biggin Hill

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:04 pm
by shaun
Mike,
Do you know what year it was?
Could then look in the old Club magazines that are now on line.

Re: 1970's JOC rally at Biggin Hill

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:42 am
by Tim SP
Hello Mike- hope your still plugging away mate!

Biggin.
This was Peter Adams gig for yonks, the days when He, Mike Nash, Norman Long,Ron & Horton owned concour- Peter organised the event for years, till like most things got uber commercial & everyone had to pay etc etc.
I likley have a few phot's, the event was always posted in magazine.
Peters car would have been quite a young old bus then, but he did love & champion a concour!

Peter tipped up out of blue at last years Excel London show, I hadn't seen him in ages- he had suffered a heart attack & in fact died- but lives to tell the tale- he looked in great shape & happy the JOC was so well represented still.
John & FHDCC (our cv8 reg) has been back since to Biggin, its a funny show & they are not easy organisers to deal with!

We can return I'm sure...

Re: 1970's JOC rally at Biggin Hill

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:28 am
by mikebyrne
I can't remember the year, but I believe Dave Horton was there and possibly another member flew in !! Would that have been Peter Adams ?
Be nice to see some photos. I am pretty sure I took my dark blue 541 that day.
Mike.

Re: 1970's JOC rally at Biggin Hill

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:00 pm
by Frankoid
My Uncle was in the RAF and I always went to the air fair as a child in the 1970's. I remember the classic car parade and always loved the Jensens in particular. Below is my car with the Biggin Hill Spitfires in the early 1980's.


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Re: 1970's JOC rally at Biggin Hill

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:51 pm
by zacmarshall
I've gone through all the 1970s magazines and can't find any photos of Biggin Hill, however I did find these write ups

Issue 29 November 78

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Issue 35 November 79

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Re: 1970's JOC rally at Biggin Hill

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:52 pm
by Grant
Nice one ZacImage.. No doubt a time consuming affair finding that/those articles.. but what a good readImage.. Thank you :P

Re: 1970's JOC rally at Biggin Hill

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:51 am
by Michael Richardson
Thank you Zac for those extracts. I note that I was there,with my wife and two youngsters(Jason and Katie ,6and4). If this was '78 ,then I would have sold my Jensen GT,so we would have traveled up from West Sussex in one of those Jap sewing machine things,but I must admit that I don't remember the event.

Re: 1970's JOC rally at Biggin Hill

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:51 pm
by mikebyrne
I too don't remember much about that day and I thought I had some photos somewhere, but can not trace them.
Good to read about it though !!
Mike.

Re: 1970's JOC rally at Biggin Hill

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:20 pm
by zacmarshall
I've asked John Lane (Club Secretary and Archivist) if he has some photos of Biggin Hill shows.

I have been trying to get copies of what John has so we can share them to members via the web site. John has been a member since 1976, not sure when he became Club Archivist through.

Note that John is standing down as Club Secretary but will continue as Archivist / Historian (just as well as I would hate to have to help move it all :-) )

Re: 1970's JOC rally at Biggin Hill

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:02 am
by Tim SP
Wow, I wont bother then- clear traders have more tiny man sindrome.
I wasnt asked, but its utter obvious I have lots of phots to share, not trade, wow, were were these Golems.

Re: 1970's JOC rally at Biggin Hill

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:12 am
by jvcarrier
Sorry Tim,
Would you mind writing that in English?

Re: 1970's JOC rally at Biggin Hill

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:45 am
by Grant
Tim SP wrote:Wow, I wont bother then- its utter obvious I have lots of phots to share,

Hello TimMan :P .. Just post the pic's up Tim, everyone loves an old Picture don't they.Image....It's your era and patch :wink:
All the best for now :P

Re: 1970's JOC rally at Biggin Hill

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:36 am
by mikebyrne
They might even be in Technicolor !!
Mike.