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2015 Rally Information

 Messerschmitt Owners’ Club - Annual Rally Kettering – 16-19 July 2015

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In 2015 we celebrate 60 years since the introduction of the KR200 with some early and rare cars attending.  Our rally is a 4-day event based at Wicksteed Park, Barton Road, Kettering, NN15 6NJ on 16th, 17th, 18th & 19th July 2015.  Don’t worry if you cannot attend for all the 4 rally days, there is something to do and a lot to see on each day.  You can also extend your stay before or after the rally and organisers are on site from 15th to 20th July.

All facilities including camping, the social evenings, and dinner on Saturday 18th will be within the grounds of Wicksteed park see http://www.wicksteedpark.co.uk/. It is also possible to stay on site in one of Wicksteed’s luxury timber lodges:  http://wicksteedpark.org/stay-with-us/

This year's rally programme features scenic guided drives on pleasant country roads to three major places of interest - come along with us!

Read more: 2015 Rally Information

2015 Membership Renewal

Existing members are reminded that their annual membership subscription falls due for payment on 1 January 2015. A renewal slip is included in the January/February 2015 edition of Kabinews and is for use by those of you who wish to pay by credit/debit card or Sterling cheque.

If you have a PayPal account and wish to renew your subscription by PayPal please click here.

If the PayPal account used is not in the name of the member please email the Membership Secretary at mocmembershipsecretary@yahoo.co.uk immediately payment is made to confirm the name of the member to which the payment relates. If this is not done it may not be possible to match the payment to the member concerned.


Please also note that a new Membership Card will not be issued automatically. If you renew by PayPal and require a Membership Card to be sent to you please email the Membership Secretary to request this .

MEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT RENEWED THEIR SUBSCRIPTION BY 1ST FEBRUARY 2015 WILL CEASE TO BE MEMBERS BUT CAN REAPPLY BY PAYING THE £5 JOINING FEE IN ADDITION TO THEIR ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION.

Phil Boothroyd 1929 - 2014

Phil BoothroydIt is with much sadness that I have to announce that our President, Phil Boothroyd passed away in hospital in the early hours of the 13th August.
Nowadays, probably only a small number of members will be aware of the huge influence that Phil's painstaking work in his 54 years as a Club officer has had on the structure and strengths of the MOC as it exists today.
 
Phil was at the forefront of every significant development in the evolution of the UK Messerschmitt movement. He was present at the very first Messerschmitt Rally at Wicksteed Park in 1959. By 1964 he was MOCGB Club Chairman and years later, liaising with Les Tilbury, was heavily involved in the merging of the two main British clubs. This went on to become 'The International Federation of Messerschmitt Clubs', another of Phil's far sighted ideas. Later on he spent probably a couple of years meticulously composing the Constitution document for what, by this time, had simply become the 'MOC'. This document now forms the basis of MOC Ltd's Memorandum & Articles of Association.
 
Phil's funeral will be held at Robin Hood Cemetery, Streetsbrook Road, Solihull B90 3NL on Wednesday 3rd September at 2:30 pm.  It will be a Humanist ceremony and dress code is informal. There will be a buffet afterwards at The Woodman's Rest, Union Road, Shirley, Solihull B90 3DB. No flowers please, any donations can be made to the RNLI. Anyone is welcome, of course, but if you think might attend the buffet can you please let Ron Soley know on 01527 455198.

Welcome

Welcome to the rebuilt MOC website.  The Messerschmitt Owners’ Club has an unbroken history stretching back to 1956 in the days when our members were able to buy new Messerschmitts and use them as daily transport. Formed largely for social purposes around regular meets and a magazine the club’s ethos gradually changed after the cars went out of production in 1964 and spare parts supply started to become a problem.

In 2005 the MOC became a limited company. MOC Ltd is a company whose liabilities are limited by guarantee. The club currently has five directors, but there is no limit on this number. The club has to hold an Annual General Meeting at which all full members will be able to vote on who the directors are to be in future. 

Messerschmitt Owners’ Club - Annual Rally Kettering – 17-20 July 2014

The 2014 Rally is a 4-day event based at Wicksteed Park, Barton Road, Kettering, NN15 6NJ on 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th July 2014. This 147 acre  (59 Ha) site hosted the MOC rally for no less than 22 consecutive years from 1959 to 1981 when the rally was moved to another site in the town that had camping facilities.  Our final rally in Kettering was in 1988 ending our 29 year relationship with the town.  Initially supported in 1959 by the U.K importer Cabin Scooter Assemblies, the event hosted Messerschmitt fans from all over the world and especially Germany.  Although some of the site features are still recognisable, the original cycle track where the MOC rallies were held is now a funfair arena and is just 250m from our rally field.

All facilities including camping, the social evenings, and dinner on Saturday 19th will be within the grounds of Wicksteed park see http://www.wicksteedpark.co.uk/.

This year's rally programme features scenic guided drives on pleasant country roads to three major places of interest - come along with us!

Read more: Messerschmitt Owners’ Club - Annual Rally Kettering – 17-20 July 2014

Important announcement from the Messerschmitt Owners' Club

Temporary Suspension of the sale of Critical Parts

For some years we have arranged the Club’s (Messerschmitt Owners’ Club Ltd.) insurance at competitive rates through a scheme set up for UK car clubs by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC). Shortly before this year’s insurance renewal, we were advised by the FBHVC’s broker that the insurer was unable to continue providing product liability cover for Critical Parts (defined by the insurer as suspension, brake, transmission and steering parts) for any of the clubs insured under the scheme. This cover provided protection to the Club against claims for damages arising from the failure of Critical Parts supplied to members in any part of the world.

The insurance broker working on behalf of the FBHVC is seeking to obtain Critical Parts cover from another source, though initial indications are that this may not be available, at any price, for parts supplied to the USA and Canada. In the meantime, we have renewed the core insurance, which includes global product liability cover for non-critical parts and are actively pursuing other options that will enable the supply of Critical Parts to members in all countries.

The Directors of the Club have considered continuing to supply Critical Parts to members without product liability insurance. However, in the event of a claim against the Club arising from the supply of a Critical Part the Club’s entire assets would be put at risk. The limited company status of the Club should be effective in protecting members’ personal assets in the event of a successful claim for damages against the Club. However, if the assets of the Club were insufficient to meet such a claim there remains some risk that the Director’s personal assets could be at risk. As volunteers, the Directors provide their services without any financial reward, and whilst we all perform our responsibilities to the best of our ability, to find ourselves in the situation of our personal assets potentially being put at risk is not acceptable.

Read more: Important announcement from the Messerschmitt Owners' Club

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