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Events

For details of locally arranged events members should contact their local area organiser, for all other information on events please contact Keith Dewhurst by email chair@siddeley.org.

All events are usually open to all members. Full event details can be found in the members area. It is not necessary to own an Armstrong Siddeley or to bring one to an event to join in.

National Day and Members’ Weekend

The Armstrong Siddeley Owners Club holds an annual National Rally and Members Weekend, usually around the second weekend in July. Whilst some members chose to make a weekend of it, others will come just for the day on Sunday, when judging takes place and trophies and cups are awarded to the winners of the various classes. For those who come for the weekend, we usually organise a picturesque run through the local countryside, visiting one or two interesting venues along the route.

PrizegivingTHE 2019 NATIONAL RALLY AND AGM followed on from a week-long tour, starting at Bamburgh Castle and Cragside in Northumberland, stopping off at York for a couple of days, then making our way down to Kenilworth Castle and Coventry. Nineteen cars were on display at Bamburgh Castle where we were joined by William Francis-Armstrong, the son of the current owner of the castle. Most of these cars then continued to make their way south, with others spending a few days at home then re-joining in Coventry along with many more making a long weekend of it in Kenilworth and Coventry. This was a truly international start to the tour with members and friends from Australia and the USA flying to the UK.

2019 CarsAt Kenilworth we were joined by Lord Kenilworth and his family who all attended the reception at the Gatehouse, joined us for the Gala Dinner on Saturday evening and then presented our 2019 prize winners with their trophies at Coventry War Memorial Park. On the Sunday we had 103 members’ cars on the field and representatives from 8 countries/four continents. We completed the grand tour from Bamburgh to Kenilworth and now we are collecting photographs of the various Centenary Events for our forthcoming Centenary Book.

The AGM held in the Coventry Transport Museum was attended by over 60 people who then had time to look round the museum before making their way to the Guildhall for a Civic Reception with the Lord Mayor of Coventry. More than 20 of our cars were on display outside the museum for the day.

THE 2020 NATIONAL RALLY is expected to be based around the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port. Watch this space for more details. 

Local eventsLocal Areas

Many local areas organise events, perhaps as a picnic and get together with members from the area, often at a stately home, and usually one or two fun runs, or we will take part in an organised classic car show, where you may well find a club stand. All members are very welcome to join in any of the club events, whether from the local area, or from further afield. There are also regular monthly meetings in several areas, including Southern Area and West Midlands.

Armstrong Siddeley - cars of aircraft qualityInternational

Members are also made very welcome at events held in other countries, details of which will be covered in the club’s monthly magazine, Sphinx, and through the members’ log in. German members hold an annual long weekend holiday rally, the Dutch Club hold an annual National Rally, as do the Armstrong Siddeley Car Club in Australia – we do not expect you to take your car to this rally, but you will probably not be the only British member there if you decide to attend.

Forthcoming Events

After logging in, members can see details of forthcoming national, local and international events by going to Members Area and clicking on calendar for upcoming events. News and reports on past events can be found in the News section. Non members should email chair@siddeley.org for details of events.