Upcoming BOC events

Take a look at our calendar to see what we’ve got planned for Bristol Owners’ Club members over the coming months.

Got questions? Please feel welcome to get in touch.


Please note: Not all events have fixed dates or locations as yet – watch this space for updates! The UK government is removing remaining domestic Coronavirus restrictions in England. However events may change or be cancelled at short notice if government guidance or legislation changes. Please check with the organisers or BOC Events Secretary Turplin Dixon on events@boc.net before travelling to any event. Guidance is to get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms, and to stay at home if positive.

See also the latest BOC Newsletter for details of all events.

IMPORTANT: For details of all non-BOC events; please see the relevant event organisers websites for their most up to date information.

UPDATED 16th May 2022

19th May – Wings & Wheels event near Bidford-on-Avon. see: bidfordglidingandflyingclub

20-23rd May – Fougeres Rally, France. NOW FULLY BOOKED. Book early for 2023!. See: rallye-fougeres.org

28th May – “Bristol Gathering” A joint BOC & BODA get together – If you missed out on the recent gathering of Bristols at the Bletchingley Arms, near Redhill, Surrey, as reported in the latest Bulletin, fear not – it is being repeated later this month. It will be on a Saturday this time so the pub will be serving breakfasts. All are welcome. Please contact Ian Dixon Potter on theatregoldenage@gmail.com for more details. Meet from 9-11.30am.

4th June – Pangbourne College Classic Car Show near Reading. A popular show near Reading, usually with a few Bristols present. The theme this year will be ‘Platinum’ to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. Tickets are £10 per car and members should book direct at community.pangbourne.com/event/classic-car-show

16th June – BOC Wessex area Coffee & Cake @ Kemble. A relaxed mid-week meet up for members, guests and Bristols at the excellent AV8 cafe at Cotswold Airport, Kemble, Cirencester, GL7 6BA. Plenty of hot and cold food options and lots to see on the airfield. No need to book – just turn up. 10.30am – 1pm. Hosts are Peter and Linda Campbell, telephone 07545218533.

18-19th June – Brooklands Double 12 Motorsport Festival. Club participation at this event sadly has been cancelled due to lack of entries from members.

25th June – BOC South East Region pub lunch, Henley in Sussex. Contact Rodney Watney on southeast@boc.net if you wish to come

23-26th June – Goodwood Festival of Speed. See: goodwood.com/motorsport/festival-of-speed

24-26th June – Yorkshire Motorsport Festival. Centred around the Wolfstone Hill Climb near Holmfirth. As well as the hill climb, there is a 25-acre event field with vehicle displays, music, food, and activities for kids. It is hoped we will have a club stand at this event, but please check with Turplin Dixon on events@boc.net. Full details can be found at the event website at ymsf.net

June/July TBC – BOC South East region Picnic

July TBC – BOC New Members’ Lunch, hopefully at Brooklands this year. Details will be circulated.

2nd July – Wallop Wings & Wheels. Classic aircraft & vehicles at the Army Flying Museum in Hampshire. Registration now closed.

8-11th July – Goodwood Festival of Speed

August TBC – Layer Marney Cup, Annual fuel efficiency competition, in beautiful Essex countryside. 

7th August – Rushden Historical Transport Society Classic Car & Bike Show. The annual show of the Rushden Historical Transport Society in Northants. BOC members should book direct at rhts.co.uk and then just let Mike Wilcox know mikegwilcox@gmail.com / 07931 507877 so he can book a suitable display area.

13th August – BOC Bristol & Jensen gathering at the Ace Cafe, North London. This is your opportunity to have a massive fried breakfast for lunch on London’s North Circular Road. Rightly a popular day out. Meet from 11am. 

21st August – BOC Bristol Day and Concours d’Elegance. We will at last be holding a proper concours event again this year at Bowcliffe Hall, near Leeds. Details will be in May’s Newsletter.

26-28th August – BOC display at the Silverstone Classic. The Classic is a little later than usual this year but the club will have a presence as usual. Discounted tickets can be purchased via the booking site at www.silverstone.co.uk/events/the-classic. The Club discount codes are in the May Newsletter and will be valid until 31st May. Please note you need to bring yourself and car to be eligible. After many years’ service, Dave Allen and Peter Campbell are stepping down from the organisation of the club’s stand this year. Manuel Hughes has stepped up and will be trying to fill their shoes. Please direct any questions to Manuel by email to BOCSilverstone@oldfox.co.uk.

29-30th August TBC – BOC SE area Summer Film night & BBQ. Full details will be in July Newsletter, or contact Rodney Watney on southeast@boc.net in the meantime if you want to come along.

September TBC – Henley Concours.

September TBC – BOC Mid Country region Lunch

September POSTPONED owing to travel restrictions – BOC Silk Road Tour

1st-30th September – BOC Tour to Turkey. In September 2022 a four-week trip between UK and Turkey is planned. 11 members are signed up and a few places remain. Any members interested please contact Geoffrey Herdman on geoffrey@10dpg.com.

9th-23rd September – BOC European Lakes Tour. The plan is to start near Lausanne on Lake Geneva and spend a fortnight touring the Alpine Lakes, through Italy, ending at Zell am See in Austria. Members will make their own arrangements to get to and from the start and end points. If you are interested please contact Liz on liz@alford.cc ASAP.

11th September – Great North Classic Car Show. See: greatnorthclassiccarshow.com for details

16-18th September – Goodwood Revival. See: goodwood.com/motorsport/goodwood-revival

24th September – Castle Combe Autumn Classic. A week earlier than usual (so hopefully also dryer than usual), this year the exciting Wiltshire race meeting will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first ever appearance of a competitive Porsche on British soil. Usually a good turn out of Bristols, more details to follow.

September TBC – BOC Mid-Country region lunch

October  TBC – BOC Wessex region Weekend Wander. Destination and venue are still TBC, look for details in the July Newsletter

October TBC – BOC Albert Memorial gathering

October TBC – BOC South East region Sunday lunch at the Chelsea Arts Club, London

11-13th November – BOC stand at the NEC Classic Car Show. See: necclassicmotorshow.com/

3rd or 10th December TBC – BOC Chairman’s Dinner: RAC Club, Pall Mall, London.

See also the latest BOC Newsletter for details of all events.