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16th October: Ace Café ‘Red Oktober’ meet

16 October: Ace Café ‘Red Oktober’ meet: Although not an IFA Club-organised event, we are, for the second year running, supporting this event held by the World-famous café on the North Circular, near Stonebridge, North London. It opens from 9am with a display of Eastern Bloc cars and bikes, while the vintage-themed restored 1930s café provides a pleasant atmosphere and great food and drink. Details & Bookings: Richard Hemington 07736 962572

1st – 2nd October:  IFA Club ‘Red Oktober’ weekend

1-2 October:  ‘Red Oktober’ weekend will include a Cold War classic vehicle gathering at the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft in Lincolnshire (the World’s largest collection of trolleybuses).  Our Club AGM will be held in the museum’s ‘Regal’ Cinema!  We expect to also visit the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre and possibly cross the Humber Bridge to visit Streetlife Museum of Transport in Hull. Details & Bookings: Richard Hemington 07736 962572‬

9th – 10th July:  IFA Club ‘Iron Curtain Vehicle Weekend’ – based on Stafford

9-10 July:  ‘Iron Curtain Vehicle Weekend’ – based on Stafford, Saturday will include a run to RAF Cosford and the National Cold War Exhibition.  We’ve been here several times before, but a return visit is overdue.  On Sunday we’ll be based at the Really Retro Show at Penkridge, Staffs.  Members have exhibited here before winning accolades for the interest of our display.  This time we’re going for Gold looking for an excellent line-up of varied Eastern Bloc vehicles. Details & Bookings: Richard Hemington 07736 962572

Eastern Block Vehicle Weekend, Oxford, 14th – 15th May,

14-15 May:  ‘Eastern Bloc Vehicle Weekend’ – based on Oxford, we’ll enjoy road runs through fabulous scenery, with interesting venues to visit including joining in a classic car meet at the Control Tower at RAF Greenham Common.  Peace protesters, against the deployment of cruise missiles, made the airfield famous during the Cold War era making our visit all the more interesting. Details & Bookings: Richard Hemington 07736 962572
Oxford Flyer – 2022

Eire Section Camp, Glencar, Co Kerry, 9th – 11th September

The Climbers Inn,
Lyranes Upper,
Co. Kerry,
V93 RX23.

Dates Friday 9th Sept from 3pm, Saturday 10thSept and Sunday 11th Sept.
There is accommodation available in The Climbers Inn and camping behind it.
To book accommodation please ring The Climbers Inn directly on 00353 66 976 0101.
Any queries please contact Ger Duhig on 00353 86 6000 638 or by email

Nice XBR500 for sale.

Advertising for a member of my local club.

The bike is in nice, though not mint condition, complete with seat hump and a newish NOS two into one Motad exhaust. 34000 miles on the clock. Will come with 12 months MOT, and has new rear tyre, new front disc and pads, new chain and sprockets and new battery. I think he’s looking for about 2,500, but is open to offers. Bike based in Redditch, Worcestershire.
Phone Alan on 01527 65756 for more details.