Wolseley Hornet Special Club

Encouraging the use and the preservation of these Special cars

Location: Middlefield Farm Cottage, Harewood Ave, Harewood, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS17 9LA

Date: 1st June 2019

This fantastic hill provides a great day’s entertainment for Competitors and Spectators alike and provides some of the best Spectator viewing in the UK, with the whole track visible from the Paddock



Location: Mercure Newbury Park Hotel,

Date: 8th & 9th June 2019

Activity: Saturday run to be confirmed

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The big event of the Year - A gathering of the Wolseley Hornet Special Club,  a  friendly weekend starting with a run in the country TBC. A superb  Gala Dinner  in the evening with quiz and  Sunday morning in the lovely courtyard of the hotel, ( weather permitting) a  concourse and small autojumble of your spare spares!! We hope to see a swarm of Hornets on display. After lunch at 2.30 the AGM will take place

A special rate  has been negotiated of

£114 Single Occupancy for Room, Gala Dinner and Breakfast and £148 Double Occupancy.

For members interested in attending please call the hotel direct on 0844 8159060

You must state the booking reference Wolseley080619 to receive this special discounted rate.

You have until 26th April 2019 to BOOK


This weekend is a good time to catch up with old friends and to make new ones and we extend a warm welcome to all

Location Ville de Chanteloupe les Vignes France

Date: 1st & 2nd  June 2019

An excellent event, organised by charismatic Gilles Bonvin. If you would like to express an interest in joining a group from the Club please send an email immediately and no later than 20th February 2019. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

This will not commit you to attending, but to get the best price for accommodation we must have an indication of the possible numbers. These are non competitive events, no special licence or clothing required for drivers and passengers.

The provisional programme

Friday 31st May depart Newhaven 09:00 arrive Dieppe 14:00 drive 50 miles arrive Lyons-le-Foret hotel and dinner

Saturday 1st June morning Historic Hill Climb, lunch and drive 50 miles to Chanteloup le Vignes for reception and dinner. Hotel accommodation

Sunday 2nd June short drive 10:00 121st Historic Hill Climb in Chanteloup, the Worlds first motorised hill climb event, lunch, further opportunities to exercise your car on the hill, Hotel accommodation and dinner

Monday 3rd June Byways drive towards overnight accomodation, possible stops at Monet's garden, Rommels HQ. Hotel and dinner

Tuesday 4th June arrive Dieppe 12:30 for return ferry


For an example of a former year see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuJ9u8BCN8w

The village of Pavenham in North Bedfordshire runs an Open Gardens event each year in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Jack Peppiatts  own garden, one of between 15 and 18 that open on the day is the venue for a classic car display.

My own Hornet is a regular attendee and would be delighted if any others would like to join in the fun.  I would ask anyone who would like to come to please arrive before 1.00 pm the day finishes at 5.30 pm.

The gardens range in size from the proverbial postage stamp to large with stunning views. For live steam buffs, my good friend runs his garden railway to give rides to children.

Refreshments are available at either end of the village and a free courtesy bus is provided to ease aching feet. For more information or to register please contact Don Grant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location: Brooklands Museum Weybridge  KT130QN

Date: Saturday June 15th June 2019 - Sprint -   There will be many hornets taking part

Date: Sunday 16th June 2018 - Concourse & Driving Tests

This year's Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsport Festival is on the 15th and 16th June, which is the weekend closest to the anniversary of the original date of the opening of the Brooklands Race Track - 17th June 1907. Once again, it will be one of the biggest motoring competitions held at Brooklands since 1939 and is being organised in association with the Vintage Sports-Car Club .

The structure of the competitions allows entrants to enjoy a full weekend of motoring competition and give them greater flexibility to choose from the three stand-alone competitions on the historic site at Brooklands and on the circuit at neighbouring Mercedes-Benz World. The competitions will be:

The Double Twelve Speed Trials on the Mercedes-Benz World circuit on Saturday 15th June
The Double Twelve Driving Tests on Sunday 16th June
Plus  - The Double Twelve Concours and Test Hill Challenge


Location: Shelsley Walsh, Worcestershire WR6 6RP

Date:7th July 2019

The historic venue never fails to attract a wealth of VSCC Competitors eager to take on the challenge.  As the Club’s full class structure is represented, there will be a place for all Pre-war Sports and Racing Cars, while the Paddock will, no doubt, be filled with enthusiastic and knowledgeable spectators, who will have flocked to the stunning Worcestershire location.


Date: Saturday 20th  July 2019

A unique motoring event for all pre-war car owners. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere among old friends and new.  Prescott is owned and operated by the Bugatti Owners Club and the event is being hosted by the Vintage Minor Register.  Untimed climbs will be available throughout the day for all pre-war cars – saloons included.  No racing license, helmets or flameproof overalls are required, there is no scrutineering and you can take passengers including children up the hill.  

Location: Prescott House, Prescott, Cheltenham, Gloucs GL52 9RD

The club have been attending this event for some years and it gets better and better. We have an exclusive parking area "Wolseley Way" with Club Gazebo, bring parts you would like to sell, enjoy the thrill of driving the Championship Hill without the need for racing overalls or crash hat. The weekend begins with a dinner on Friday night at The Hilton Puckrup Hotel and accommodation for those requiring it. Saturday is the Hill Climb and on Sunday an organised run through the Cotswolds.

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Please note accommodation now very limited due to demand.

So far Nineteen Hornets are booked, make sure you book to be part of this major event!

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Please make your own booking for Prescott, see link below:

The full “Hornet Programme” is still being developed, to date:

Fri 19th July : Parking available in the Orchard (at Prescott) , or come directly to the Hotel.   See above for Hotel Booking

Evening Meal at the Hotel Restaurant (Details and Time TBC).

Sat 20th July

Breakfast at Hotel (Time TBC)

Prescott Paddock open from 9.00am , with parking on “Wolseley Way”. 19 cars booked in already.

Pre-Booked Hill Runs.   NOTE :  ALL Runs are non-competitive and not timed.   Helmets and Racing Suits are NOT required.  Passengers are permitted.

Parade of Seber Hornets up the Hill  (lunchtime) Shared picnic lunch on Wolseley Way

Additional Hill runs (bookable on the day) if time permits

40’s night at Prescott Paddock (BBQ & Dance Evening)

Sun 21st July

Breakfast at Hotel (Time TBC)

Cotswold Scenic Tour (with Cream Tea).

For those staying over on Sunday night, there will be another Pub Run on Sunday evening, with food available at the pub

Date 7th & 8th September 2019

Location: Beaulieu Motor Museum

The iconic and world-famous International Autojumble is the biggest outdoor sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic and this year returns for it's 50th event!

With over 2000 stands at this signature Beaulieu event, each one groaning with all kinds of vintage and classic motoring ephemera, it is often said “If you can’t find it at Beaulieu it doesn’t exist!

International Autojumble is regarded as the place to locate and purchase even the most elusive motoring parts, accessories, automobilia, literature, tools and clothing.  There is something for everyone - and plenty of bargains to be had!

Visit the WHSC Stand no 269/270 in the green Field where a warm welcome and a glass or cup of something awaits, and a chance to rest those weary feet.


Location: Kop Hill, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire HP27 0LB,

Date: Dates 21st / 22nd  September  2019

Kop Hill is a steep climb just outside Princes Risborough, a small market town nestling at the foot of the Chilterns in the heart of rural Buckinghamshire. It rises 304 feet in 3,848 feet, with a gradient of 1 in 4 at its steepest.

At the turn of the 20th century, Kop Hill was just a dirt track up an open scarp. Its surface was loose, stony, hard and bumpy, with a nasty rut at the top that could tear off motorcycle tyres, and a hump that launched many drivers and riders into the air.

Today Kop Hill has a smooth tarmac surface with gentle bends, and its verges are lushly wooded. It starts with a gradual slope but by the halfway mark reaches a 1 in 6 gradient. The road then eases off before getting even steeper at 1 in 4 for a short section just before the summit, showing the power and grace of some of the classic machines in our revival and challenging the older cars and bikes simply to make it to the top. Kop Hill Climb's unique combination of beautiful location, historical significance and family-fun day out has made it a major fixture on the historic motor sport calendar, with many thousands of visitors raising tens of thousands for charity each year.



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