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Christmas In The South Midlands

Posted in Events on the 10th December 2018 at 2:09pm.

Saturday 8th December got the ASOC Christmas celebrations off to a great start with the South Midlands area Christmas lunch. This year it was held at a lovely old pub in the small village of Yatton Keynell near Castle Combe in...

Full Steam Ahead for South Midlands Area

Posted in Events on the 26th March 2018 at 8:51am.

The Swindon Museum of Steam was the super location for our initial rally of 2018 and what a great location to choose. The good display of our cars parked directly outside the main entrance was a great advert for the club...

Don't Forget Drive It Day

Posted in Events on the 28th March 2017 at 11:22am.

Sapphire Anniversary for Sapphires

Posted in Events on the 7th February 2017 at 4:37pm.

It was at the Earls Court motor show in 1952 that the Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire 346 was launched, a model that turned out to be one of the great success stories for the company with 7680 cars produced in the 6-year...

New Heart For The Duchess

Posted in Events on the 29th November 2016 at 4:19pm.

                In the dying days of Autumn, the South Midlands Area's last run of the season was to a wonderful old Gloucestershire pub for lunch and to view and celebrate the new heart beating quietly and regularly inside the Duchess. The Duchess...

Classic Car Show Report

Posted in Events on the 15th November 2016 at 3:51pm.

                                  After a gap of 5 years, the Armstrong Siddeley Owners Club returned to the Classic Car Show at the NEC Birmingham, represented by the Central Area. There were six beautiful vehicles on show including 1955 & 56 Sapphire 346s, a 1953...

Bruntingthorpe Airfield for Central Area

Posted in Events on the 28th September 2016 at 3:58pm.

Saturday 5th August was Central area's first event of the month at the Asda Charity Day at Bruntingthorpe airfield in Leicestershire. We all met at Coventry and drove in convoy to Bruntingthorpe arriving at 8.45am. What a glorious day weather-wise, with the...

Eton Wick or Bust

Posted in Events on the 23rd August 2016 at 12:05pm.

                            OK, it’s been a while, I’m sorry, but you know how it goes, work, family, obscure pre-war French motorcycle restoration. It all kind of gets in the way of wandering in your Whitley on a Sunday. But this time I made it...

Central Area Report For June and July

Posted in Events on the 5th August 2016 at 3:01pm.

The 4th and 5th June saw the now Annual Coventry Moto Fest take place in the city centre with activities taking place all around the Ring Road, including Time Sprints in cars, Heavy Goods Vehicles and Motorbikes, which was quite a...

150th Birthday Celebrations for J D Siddeley

Posted in Events on the 10th May 2016 at 2:21pm.

Lord Kenilworth was the guest of honour at the celebrations organised by our central area to mark the 150th birthday anniversary of John Davenport Siddeley, the founder of Armstrong Siddeley Motors. The event was held over the bank holiday weekend of 1st...