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Austin Seven Centenary Year News - 25th November 2022

Dear Austin Seven Enthusiast,


Ever since we heard that the Centenary Event was in the running for this award we have had our collective fingers crossed for success, and last night our hopes and dreams came true.

Coming on top of the recognition bestowed by Octane Magazine's Historic Motoring Awards, and the Classic & Sportscar Club Awards, the third cherry on the Centenary Event cake has arrived in the form of this fantastic award from the world-renowned Royal Automobile Club.

We were finalists alongside Concours on Savile Row and The Sir Jackie Stewart Classic – presented by Rolex, so in very rarified company. But in the end the Centenary Event triumphed.

The judges said: "Separating our top three proved incredibly difficult for the judges, but in the final reckoning it was the truly remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime gathering of 1000 Austin Sevens that got the nod. As spectacular to look at as it was fascinating, the week-long gathering was a collaboration between the Austin Seven clubs and included road runs, a sprint event at Prescott, a pop-up museum and more. A worthy tribute to an iconic car."

On behalf of the organising team, Paul Lawrence, the secretary of the A7CA (and truly a tireless worker before, during, and after the Centenary Event!) was at the RAC Club to receive the trophy and said, 'it was a real honour to accept the award on behalf of all those involved in the event'.

What a fitting reward for everyone who took part in supporting, organising or participating in the Centenary Event and the associated Festival at Prescott!

Kind regards Nick Salmon For the A7CA Centenary Event team















































Austin Seven Centenary Year News - 12th November 2022

Dear Austin Seven Enthusiast,

Just this morning we have learned that the Centenary Event has won an award that we didn't even know it was entered for! It was 'truly a once-in-a-lifetime event' but it is wonderful to have that fact recognised publicly.

We also acknowledge the tremendous contribution to this win that was made by Charlie Plain-Jones and his willing band of helpers at the Prescott Festival during the Centenary Event week.

Now we eargerly await the results of the other two awards that I told you about in the last newsletter and we'll know those in the next couple of weeks.

Below is a screenshot from the awards web page:


Kind regards Nick Salmon For the A7CA Centenary Event team

Austin Seven Centenary photos

Dear Austin Seven Enthusiast,

It feels a long time since that amazing week of the Austin Seven Centenary Event and you may well have been wondering what happened to all those photographs and videos that were taken...

The process of cataloguing the 10,000+ photos and videos from the Centenary Event week is ongoing but there is now a two-minute taster trailer on the Centenary website, which includes some drone footage. 

We have also published some of the hundreds of messages of thanks that the organising team received following the event.

We'll let you know when more of the images and film are published. There will be more A7 Centenary news coming soon...

Kind regards Nick Salmon For the A7CA Centenary Event team


FBHVC 100Newsletter No 4 2022 is at  Newsletter Archive | Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (  p4 Legislation; p6 DVLA: p7 Events & Technical: p8 Archives & Museums: p12 Secretarial News; p14 Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Other Career; p18 Recording The History of The Classic Car Movement; p20 A Visit to Bury Transport Museum; p 24 1972 Wings Tour Bus WNO 481 Restoration Update; p 25 Club Chatter; p 27 Tree-V Update.


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A7CA Centenary Rally - REGALIA CLOTHING - A range of Centenary branded items can be purchased at:




FBHVC 100FBHVC has announced the launch of the Carbon Balancing Scheme for Historic Vehicles.  

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FBHVCFBHVC has issued a Position Statement on the Federation’s position on the Future of Transport Regulatory Review.  

CA7C 100Facebook Sites You may well have noticed that we seem to have two Facebook sites. The committee feel that this is a bit confusing and have agreed to have just the one site -  The Friends of the Cornwall Austin Seven Club.

The committee also feel that it should be open to anyone to request to join the group, as a way of promoting our existence to non-members and encouraging them to join. It will continue to be made clear that joining the Facebook site does not mean that they are a club members and that the site will contain information aimed at members.

The site will be one of our communication methods.  Focus will continue to be our main way of communicating with members, with the website and Facebook being open and public ways of communicating with members and non members.