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2010 Rally - UPDATED AGAIN! PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 March 2010

The 2010 Rally will be a 3-day event based at Plumpton Racecourse in East Sussex in the heart of the beautiful South Downs.

Saturday Evening Dinner

  • Two course buffet meal in the Paddock Restaurant comprising ‘Sussex Chicken’ (vegetarian option available) followed by Banoffee Pie.
  • Wine or beer available with your meal for additional charge.
  • £18 per adult - £9 per child under 16

The restaurant has a limited capacity so to secure your place(s) you must make an advanced booking. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To book your place(s) you need to pay a non-refundable £5 deposit per head.

You can pay your dinner deposit by PayPal. Please update the number of tickets you require on the form after clicking the button.

Alternatively, send a cheque (only Sterling cheques drawn on a UK bank account can be accepted) for the required amount payable to ‘Messerschmitt Owners Club’ and send it to:

Andy Woolley
169 Coulsdon Road

Rally Programme:

  • Friday:
  • Welcome drinks and barbeque from 6:30pm
  • Saturday:
  • Scenic drive to Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum via Ditchling Beacon
  • Driving skill test
  • Saturday night dinner with Grand Raffle
  • Video show in private room with our own bar
  • Sunday
  • Concours d’Elegance & group photo opportunity
  • Partsmart – with 10% price discount for non-collect items
  • Autojumble
  • Auction – bring your surplus parts or memorabilia to sell or find a bargain
  • Prize giving

About the venue:

Plumpton is one the UK’s smaller horse racing courses and has excellent facilities for us including: • Exclusive use of centre course building for the duration of the rally – includes a large function room with bar, toilets and showers • A very large area of reasonably flat grass for our exclusive use - this provides us with plenty of space for tents, caravans, trailers, motorhomes and, of course, Messerschmitts • Barbeque area - we will be hosting a barbeque and drinks reception on the Friday evening and supplying salads, bread, desserts etc – just bring your own meat or fish to cook on our barebeques • On site restaurant for our dinner on Saturday night

For more information about the rally site visit: http://plumptonracecourse.co.uk/


Entry Charge – £10 - Payable by each adult attending, for which you will receive:

  • Access to the site and its facilities for all three days of the rally
  • Welcome drinks and barbeque - just bring your own meat or fish to cook on our barbeques, as you will be provided with bread and salads etc.
  • A rally pack including programme, souvenir, lapel badge and a route map/instructions for Saturday run

Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum (venue for Saturday’s scenic drive):

  • Bentley House – a Palladian style country mansion
  • Motor Museum – a superb collection of veteran, vintage and classic cars and motorcycles
  • Largest private wildfowl collection in the UK with over 1,000 swans, geese, duck, cranes and flamingos
  • Miniature railway (steam and electric locos) that you can ride on
  • Formal gardens, ancient buildings trail and woodland walk Refreshments and shop – buy a light lunch here or bring a picnic to eat in the beautiful 23 acres of parkland
  • Children’s play area
  • Discounted entry fee of £5 for adults and £4 for children

Visit http://www.bentley.org.uk/ for more information on what you can see and do at Bentley. If you do not wish to visit Bentley you can simply drive past and find a nearby pub for your lunch.

Accommodation at the rally site:

£10 per night per unit (N.B. each occupied tent, caravan, motor home and van is a unit)

Camping on site will be available from Thursday night through to Sunday night. Please note that there will be no electrical or water/waste hook ups available for caravans or motorhomes. However, there is a drinking water supply from an external tap and arrangements can be made for emptying caravan waste tanks on site.

Local Accommodation:

For the less hardy there is a wide choice of nearby accommodation. Early booking is recommended and our suggestions are:

Tovey Lodge, Underhill Lane, Ditchling, BN6 8XE – 0044 (0)845 612 0544 – http://www.sussexcountryholidays.co.uk - from £55 per night – 2.5 miles from Plumpton.

Abbey House, 2 The Holt. Burgess Hill RH15 0RF – 0044 (0)1444 233299 – http://www.burgesshillbedandbreakfast.co.uk - from £35 per night – 2.9 miles from Plumpton.

The Blacksmiths Arms, London Road, Offham BN7 3QD – 0044 (0)1273 472971 – http://theblacksmithsarms-offham.co.uk - from £50 per night – 3.2 miles from Plumpton.

Newmarket Inn, Brighton Road, Lewes BN7 3JJ - 0044 (0)845 805 3478 http://www.activehotels.com - from £45 per night – 4.3 miles from Plumpton

There is also a huge choice of accommodation in Brighton, which is only 13 miles from Plumpton (see http://www.visitbrighton.com/)

Travelling to Plumpton:

Distances to Plumpton by road:

  • London – 55 miles (88 kms)
  • Dover (ferry port) – 78 miles (125 kms)
  • Newhaven (ferry port) – 15 miles (24 kms)
  • Gatwick Airport – 23 miles (37 kms)


To help Wynford provide an efficient service at the rally the 10% discount will only be provided to members that provide a completed Partsmart Order Form. An order form will be included in the Rally Pack and Wynford will also have extra supplies available on the Partsmart stall. Alternatively, why not download a copy from this website, complete it in advance and bring it with you to the Rally?

Saturday’s Scenic Run:

To make this more fun for those of you with a competitive streak there will be an optional competition that involves taking some photos of your car at various points on the run. If you wish to participate in this please do bring along a digital camera or cameraphone for this purpose. The route will be a round trip of approximately 50 miles along quite country lanes. Additionally, there will be a driving skill test that is guaranteed to be non-damaging and does not involve speed.

The post code of the racecourse is BN7 3AL

Plumpton has its own railway station, which is on the line from London Victoria to Eastbourne.

We look forward to seeing you in July.

Your Rally Committee:

Ralph & Janet Olesen
Mark Smith
Jane Southgate
Malcolm & Sheila Thomas
Maurice & Connie Rogers
Fabian Fresson
Andy Woolley
Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 May 2010 )
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