Rally 2017

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September

Here are details of the 31st Annual IOW Branch MMOC Rally. We have once again decided to keep the Rally very informal, with a minimum of prizes, so that the emphasis is on enjoyment. There will be no entry fee once again, thanks to generous sponsorship from Tim Lang of Minor Magic, Taunton, Wight Business Services, our printers, and Prices Garage, Newport IOW.

Basic camping facilities are available at Havenstreet Railway; this is available from Friday 2nd September, to Sunday 4th September. Cost is £3.50 per tent or Motorhome and is payable over the rally weekend.

The Rally is once again being held at the popular site of Havenstreet Railway (PO33 4DS. Tel 01983 882204).

Summary of events.

Saturday 3rd of September.

Fun Drive out to Monkey Haven. We have been given free entry to the venue as long as we all arrive together. However, we will be collecting donations, so please give generously. This does help us secure free entry into other events in future years. (http://www.monkeyhaven.org/)

We assemble for this in the Public Car Park at the front of Havenstreet Station at 1.30pm to leave in convoy at 2.00pm. We aim to put an Island car every five or six cars, so if you lose contact in front, just wait for the next few to come along. We will distribute maps on the day. Later in the evening we will hold a BBQ at Havenstreet Railway, at around 6.00pm. Provide your own meats etc, our Club will provide some puddings!

Sunday 4th of September. Site opens at 9am

On arrival you will be able to purchase an attendance plaque.
The Refreshment Rooms will be open throughout the day, so if you arrive early, maybe get a full English breakfast! Cars can be parked wherever they wish, so you can group together in Branches if you wish to, or meet up with old friends. We expect to have vintage bus rides to scenic Island locations for donations, and discounted steam train travel on production of a Rally plaque. Shanklin Town Youth Band will be playing on site, there will be displays by Morris dancers and a Falconry display, and there will be an all makes Autojumble. Anyone staying on the Island late on Sunday is invited to join us for a meal at the Woodmans Arms, Wootton, during the evening.