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  • Welcome to RHOCaR - The UK Kit Car Club

    The aim of the club is to help and support members during the build (and inevitable on going maintenance and modifcation) as well as to plan and organize a wide range of social and sporting events, from local area events to our national End of Year Bash! We have one of, if not the largest club stand at the National Kit Car Show at Stoneleigh each year, and we definitely serve the best burgers! We also have stands at many other shows throughout the year all around the country. It's not just shows though, our active area secretaries and members arrange regular run outs and even longer trips including the ever popular Wales and Scotland trips.

    The Club produces four magazines a year, exclusively for club members. It is packed with news, events, articles, technical features and irreverent cartoons. The Club is an independent organisation, and although we have our roots as the Robin Hood Owners Club and Register, we are very much a club for all makes and model of kit car, so anyone can be a "Hoody", as its all about the state of mind, not the car you drive!

    Being a member of The UK Kit Car Club has many benefits above those already mentioned. Members benefit from discounted insurance with nearly all of the specialist kit car insurers, and often get a discount that is more than the membership fee itself. Membership also gets you full access to the forum, and a wide variety of other discounts, including discounts at Euro Car Parts. You'll also find other members are willing to go well above and beyond for anyone they see is in need of help, as long as they too are a member!

    So whether you own a Robin Hood, a GBS Zero, a Locost, an MK, a Westfield or a Caterham, all can benefit form joining, so what are you waiting for?


    Ahoc Northeast Meeting Thursday 13th February 2020

    Allan Royds
    By Allan Royds,

    February Adhoc Northeast Meeting.

    This mounths meeting takes place at the usual venue of, The Old Farmhouse, Yarm road,Darlington, DL2 1JZ.

    All members welcome both new and old as it would be nice to meet some of our latest members.

    Hoping to see on Thursday night 7 30 onwards.

    Regards Allan


    Managing your attachments

    theduck
    By theduck,

    It was recently highlighted that there was no sensible way for you to remove files and photos you have previously uploaded.  This has now been resolved and you can manage your attachments by:

    Clicking on your username in the top right
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    Selecting My Attachments
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    Then ticking the box on the line of the item you wish to delete, followed by clicking the bin icon that appears at the bottom

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    If anyone has any issues, please send me a PM 


    Goodwood breakfast club..new member in the area?

    dandan62
    By dandan62,

    It seems there are a few new members who have joined over the winter in the Chichester area. A Facebook group from the South Coast kit club are planning a trip there in March 1st. This may be a good opportunity to come along and say hello. I'm hoping there will be a few Robin Hood/Gbs owners there too. Its a V8 gathering so no chance of getting onto the track but they do a good bacon butty and it would be great to meet any new local members. You need to register on the Goodwood website and reserve a ticket which is free. A passenger is also included.

    David


    Leicestershire Area Meeting 19/2/2020

    Kerry
    By Kerry,

    The Leicester area meeting will be held at The Gate Hangs Well on Wednesday 19th February from 7.30pm.

    All members and anyone interested are welcome to join in the chat and laughter.

    Please post if you can attend.

    Cheers Kerry


    Kimbolton show July 12th

    Peter Bell
    By Peter Bell,

    Kimbolton show will be 12th of July this year, I’ve been asked if the club wants a pitch again this year. Are there enough people interested? They have sent the following info:-

     

    We’re pleased to report that the admission charges remain the same this year at a flat rate of £10 per car.

    This year, we will once again be posting out wristbands to streamline entry into the show.

    Wristbands will be distributed to the car club points of contact in early June to provide you with enough time to distribute these to your club, so please let me know if your club will be attending by the end of April. 

    This year, wristbands will again be colour coded to enable our team on the gates to direct you towards the correct parking area quickly and easily. Please make sure your drivers have their exhibitor bands upon arrival, so that our volunteers know to direct you to your club stand, rather than general exhibition parking. 

    Exhibitor wristbands will be sent out one per car and any additional passengers will be required to collect a wristband on the gate when you pay to enter the show. There will not be an additional cost for any additional passengers. 

    Please note: As per new rules implemented by the Council in 2019, ALL CARS NEED TO BE ON SITE BY 11AM AND WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO LEAVE THE SITE UNTIL THE SHOW CLOSES AT 4PM.  

    Last year, we did have a number of cars trying to leave the show early… this is not permitted by order of the Council that grants us permission to run the show. Please, please, if any of your members are not able to stay until the end of the show, we ask that they park in visitor parking (which they can leave at any time). Cars on the show ground must remain static between 11am and 4pm!

     

     


    South Yorkshireish Area Meet February

    Grim
    By Grim,

    February's meet is at


    Monk's Bridge Farm
    Nobel Way,
    Dinnington,
    S25 3QB
     
    Coming eastbound from the M1 J31, take a left at the roundabout by the red lion and proceed for nearly 2 miles, and Monk's bridge is the 4th exit off the next roundabout.
    https://goo.gl/maps/TcekDG8AHPQ2


    Usual time of 7:30 on wednesday the 5th


    Wales Trip Late May Bank Holiday Weekend

    theduck
    By theduck,

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    I've been talking about this for a while and I know a few people had expressed interest so I figured I would throw up a post and see who is up for it.

    Basic plan is this:

    Dates: Saturday 23rd May - Monday 25th May (Which is a bank holiday)

    Where: Elan Valley, Mid-Males

    The Plan:

    23rd May - Meet up for Breakfast at cafe near me (WV16 area), once we and the cars are full, follow a pre-set route to Elan Valley - 80miles

    24th May - Run out around mid-wales taking in various stops for lunch, refreshments , fuel etc -150miles
    Planned stops include Corris Craft Centre and Tregaron Kite Centre.
    Dinner out somewhere together at the end of the day.

    25h May - Possibly do something on the Morning (open to suggestions) then head home - Have a different route planned back in the general direction of mine should people want to do that which is about 65miles.


    My original plan was to have done a reccy run before now and tested out the routes, but with breaking the kit for spares and starting the new project, I havent had chance, but knowing the area reasonably well, I think it should be a decent route with enough fuel stops for even @Andi to make it round without too much fear of running out of petrol!

    In terms of accommodation, having had a quick look around Rhayader looks ideal with plenty of options at sensible money.  This link will show you some of the options locally https://tinyurl.com/vsovo6u

    Also a campsite very close by that looks reasonable for those who prefer aluminium or canvas roofs https://www.campsites.co.uk/search/campsites-in-wales/powys/rhayader/wyeside-camping-and-caravanning-club-site

    So, if you are interested, drop your name below.  I'm not sure what I will be driving yet, but if it comes to it, I'll just take the Scooby again.

    __________



    UPDATE

    This is definitely happening now, so book your accommodation and leave a comment below with where you are staying so I can add you to the list - Also just to say, I cant vouch for any of the accommodation I have listed below, just lisited the ones close to where I have booked that are reasonably priced.

    ELAN HOTEL
    Stu and Sarah
    David S
    Mark B

    THE SWAN COUTRY HOUSE B&B
    Derek and Marilyn


    THE HORSESHOE GUEST HOUSE
    Kerry and Sharon
    Jez and Andy

    THE HAMPTON
    Gaz

    LLANERCH INN
    Trev and Brian

    CAMPING
    Richy and Jackie

    Car count: 9
    People count: 14


    North East Area Monthly Meeting Jan 29th 7-30pm

    alantoon
    By alantoon,

    The first meeting of the year at the Church Mouse Waldridge, Chester le Street, DH23RJ. Waldridge, Chester le Street, DH23RJ . Once again asking if a few of the new members would like to attend, if we can get more coming I will organize more events like the one we had between Xmas and New Year. Looking forward to seeing anyone that can make it- come in your road car if your kit is off the road.

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    Stilton Run Lunch

    Derek
    By Derek,

    I am prepared to organise lunch at the Bell Inn Stilton again, but the numbers interested in the run seem to be down this year.

    If you would like to join us for lunch after the run please let me know by the end of January and I will start the ball rolling.

    Cheers

    Derek 


    Stilton Cheese weekend camping.

    Kerry
    By Kerry,

    I am testing the water to see if anyone would be interested in combining the Stilton Cheese run weekend into a camping weekend, staying on Friday 24th April and leaving Sunday 26th April.

    There are number of sites local either at Greetham, http://www.rutlandcaravanandcamping.co.uk/, or Wing http://www.winghall.co.uk/camping.html   and https://www.lyndontop.com/default.aspx

    which is basic but good views and good reviews.

    All sites are in easy reach of Uppingham.

    Please have a look and put your name down if you are interested, and if you had a particular site you think would suit your needs.

     


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