Pride of Longbridge Rally 12 April 2014.
Cofton Park, Longbridge,
We are pleased to announce that the 9th annual Pride of Longbridge Rally
will again be held at Cofton Park Longbridge on Saturday 12th April 2014 -
from 10am to 4pm. As in past years, the event aims to remember the 6,000 workers
lost their livelihoods when the factory closed in mid April 2005.
warm welcome will be extended to all Austin and other Longbridge built
vehicles and their owners. Also welcome, products, notably from
Abingdon, with Austin or Longbridge connections.
In recent years, the
Pride of Longbridge has become an important, well attended and popular
event, and opener to the classic vehicle event season for many
owners clubs, and remains admission charge free.
We thank you for your
support in years past, and look forward to seeing you again on April 12th.
Please Note that
the format will be slightly different in 2014.
At the Austin & Longbridge
Federation (ALF) AGM it was agreed that Membership will start from the 1 Jan
2014 and would cover the period to 31 December 2015. The cost for this
period would be £10 for Clubs and £5 for an individual.
We are encouraging you to join
us for the two year period so that ALF can have a robust membership to
support the heritage of Longbridge and plan for 2015 - the tenth anniversary
of the collapse of MG Rover Group and the 110th anniversary of the Austin
Motor Company's foundation. Pride of Longbridge has grown over the years and
still has an informal friendly atmosphere - to take this forward we need the
support of clubs and individuals.
ALF is acutely aware that
although the POL rally is a great success, having more older Longbridge
products at the event would improve the enjoyment of the day for many
visitors. So any Club that joins ALF now will be able to have a Club stand
and area to display members cars at POL for free. So why not put it in the
Club calendar, as the first major event for 2014.
Please bear in mind, that the
event is an annual celebration of vehicles designed and built at Longbridge.
These vehicles, their owners and clubs, have absolute priority. We welcome
other products, notably from Cowley and Abingdon, with genuine Longbridge
connections. Only clubs for the following marques, Austin - Austin Healey -
Morris - Wolseley - Riley - Vanden Plas - MGs and the following Rovers City
- Mini - Metro - 100 - 200/400/600/800 - 25/45 and 75. will be given this
Those Clubs which book a Stand
will be on the far-side of the park, and all other vehicles will be on the
Lowhill Lane side.
Please click to link to download
membership application form.
If you would like to reserve an
area for your club at the 2014 POL please email me at John Baker <firstname.lastname@example.org>