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Sir Malcolm Campbell's Hurricane Available

Posted in General News on the 15th January 2018 at 9:18am.

This important 1946 Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane is unexpectedly available for sale again. The car was originally owned by the famous world land and water speed record holder Sir Malcom Campbell who had it supplied in his special “Bluebird” blue colour. The...

The Adder Is On The Move

Posted in General News on the 31st March 2017 at 4:02pm.

The same Company that built our wonderful cars also manufactured various aero engines, some of which were very successful including the SAPPHIRE and VIPER pure jet engines as well as the MAMBA turboprop engine and a host of earlier propeller engines...

Issues With The Latest Sphinx

Posted in General News on the 1st June 2016 at 4:32pm.

There have been some instances of copies of the June Sphinx being printed with some pages missing, others duplicated. If you have one of these and would like it replaced, please let Peter Sheppard know and he will send another (correct!)...

Very Special Pre-War Siddeley Up For Sale

Posted in General News on the 31st January 2016 at 11:09pm.

1932 Short chassis 20hp Coach Saloon Reg No PJ3574 Described as the "most original and unmolested pre war Armstrong Siddeley known to the club" this very special 20hp car was due to go up for auction in February, but this has now...

New Members Welcomed at Christmas Lunch

Posted in General News on the 15th December 2015 at 2:38pm.

The annual South Midlands Area were delighted to welcome new club members Ian and Christine Turland to their Christmas lunch, the first of several area parties this December. Ian recently bought his very rare 1952 Station Coupe pick-up almost by accident...

New Armstrong Siddeley Book

Posted in General News on the 5th December 2015 at 3:30pm.

A great new book has just been published covering the Armstrong Siddeley cars produced between 1919 and the end of production in 1960. The book is the last book written by the late Robert Penn Bradley who was one of the...

Central Area Triple Birthday Bash

Posted in General News on the 18th June 2015 at 11:59am.

Sunday June 7th 2015 saw the Central Area Celebrating a Triple 70th Birthday Bash, as Hazel Fradley, Lionel Hudspith and Maurice Smith all reached Three Score and Ten within weeks of one another.                 What a great day with 24 members of the...

Heritage Trust Obtains 'Test Bed'

Posted in General News on the 17th March 2015 at 1:28pm.

  Back in1960 when Ernie Marples was Transport Minister, the MOT was launched as a road worthinesstest for cars 10 years and older. Very quickly, on the basis of nationwide experience, in 1961 the testwas amended to apply to vehicles 7 years...

John Pinner Obituary

Posted in General News on the 2nd March 2015 at 9:22am.

John Pinner It was with great sorrow that we learned of the death of John Pinner on Thursday 26th February, following health problems, several months battling cancer, and then a nasty fall down stairs in early February. John joined ASOC in September 1988...