Category Archives: Invitation Events

Iron Curtain Vehicle Weekend – Yorkshire Dales: 19 – 21 July 2019

WARTBURG TRABANT IFA CLUB UK – 50th ANNIVERSARY EVENT

Starting at the National Coal Mining Museum (underground tour for those that want it) then moving to the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway near Skipton. Saturday sees a day tour through some of Britain’s most spectacular scenery, with lunch at the attractive town of Hawes. On Sunday there is an Eastern Bloc vehicle rally on the forecourt of Embsay Station. Train rides (even a steam-hauled full English breakfast) available.

Details of this and other IFA Club events are on www.IFAClub.co.uk or email Events@IFAClub.co.uk.

Eastern Bloc Vehicle Weekend – The Cotswolds: 10 – 12 May 2019

WARTBURG TRABANT IFA CLUB UK – 50th ANNIVERSARY EVENT

Based on Tewkesbury, this event includes a tour of the Morgan factory plus visits to Broadway Tower, Gloucester docks, the Cotswold Motor Museum, the Bugatti Trust and an action packed day at Prescott Speed Hill Climb.

Details of this and other IFA Club events are on www.IFAClub.co.uk or email Events@IFAClub.co.uk.

Jawa – CZ Owners Club National Rally. 8-10th June 2018

*NATIONAL RALLY 2018*

THE DATE IS 8-10^TH JUNE OUR TRADITIONAL WEEKENDand we are moving south
as there really was nothing better available further north. Hopefully
this will also attract more members even if only for a Day visit.

The site is Top End Farm caravan site at Little Staughton, Bedfordshire
MK44 2BY and the website is _http://www.topendfarm.co.uk/caravan-site/_

The site description is

We are a family owned and run site situated on the North Bedfordshire /
Cambridgeshire boarder, offering 65 electric hookup pitches and plenty
of remaining space for non-electric pitches on our eleven acre site. We
also have a hard standing area with electric hook ups ideal for large RV’s.

ŸKitchen: 2 large sinks, food prep area and a freezer for your ice
blocks, plus 2 x-large cold water sinks

ŸWardens are on site all weekends to assist you.

ŸLarge well stocked shop & off licence

ŸGas Exchange

ŸDedicated children’s play area and skateboard ramp

ŸMobile phone top-ups

ŸWiFi with CAMPING CONNECT

ŸInformation Hut

ŸTakeaway delivery service (Indian, Chinese, Pizza)

ŸRecycling Banks

ŸBattery Charging

Ÿ*Large Rally Field which is where we will be.*

**

Price is*£12 per night for non elec pitches*, this includes 2 adults in
each unit with all children 16 and under free. *£15 per unit per night
with electric hook up*. We don’t yet know the price of a rally badge but
expect it to be around £5 or less. Day visitors at £7.

If you want an electric hook up you must *book it with Pete Edwards,
Club Secretary by 30^th April *or take pot luck rally weekend. The site
is large, flat and well drained and used by the Federation of Sidecar
Clubs. There is a pub less than a mile away see

_http://www.thecrownstaughton.com/which does excellent food. The nearest
fuel is about 7 miles away so fill up before arriving._

Usual Rules will apply – no open fires, dogs on leads etc. Saturday is
the main day. Rally Control will be open from Thursday until Monday.

We will be publishing a programme of events which will include a run out
maybe to

nearby Graffam Water England’s third largest reservoir.

Lots of awards to win and please consider bring along a raffle prize.

Site entrance is NOT the shop entrance and it will be signed JAWA CZ OC.

More information will be in the next Torque.Pete Edwards

Back to basics historic bike summer camp. 8th -10th June 2018.

To be held at 16th century thatched pub “The Three Horseshoes”
Molehill Green, Takeley, nr Bishop’s Stortford, Essex. CM22 6PR

The venue for the 2018 camp is within a quaint hamlet where most of the
houses are named rather than numbered. The surrounding area is well
worth visiting with an abundance of narrow country lanes leading to more
hamlets.

The idea is to simulate a motorcycle rally as of the 1960’s and 70’s
when all makes and models of motorcycles congregated with their owners
for a weekend of 2 and 3 wheeled enjoyment.This site is flat and well
kept and apart from an onsite portaloo all pub amenities will be
available during opening times.

Previous camps have been resounding successes so there is no reason why
this one should be different.

This Summer Camp is open to all pre 1978 motorcycles, classed as
“Historic Vehicle” which must be ridden to the event.Trailers and vans
will not be permitted and as it is a “Tent Only” event caravans,
campervans and motor homes will not be allowed on the campsite.

The pub itself will be serving meals all weekend and as we will be
supplying free tea and coffee, you can travel light if you wish and
leave the cooking equipment at home….but make sure you bring your own cup.

We hope that you can join us at this, our 5th. Historic Bike Summer
Camp and make it as memorable as in previous years.So strap your tent to
the back of your bike and have yourself a great weekend amongst
like-minded folk.

For further details contact rayjay110@hotmail.com

6 October 2018. Red Oktober.

Wythall Transport Museum, near Birmingham. After a gap of a few years, everyone is looking forward to returning to this popular venue. The day will include a run out for Eastern Bloc classics plus vintage bus rides.

All IFA Club events are open to any vehicle designed / built by those Eastern Bloc regimes behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War period (includes vehicles sharing some pedigree with those vehicles). Further details of these events are on the IFA Club website: https://wp.ifaclub.co.uk/events/ . Enquiries to Events Officer: Richard Hemington – email events@IFAClub.co.uk or 24 Recreation Road, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2HE. 07736 962572.

14– 15 July 2018. Iron Curtain Vehicle Rally.

Based on Foxfield Light Railway, Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire. On Saturday, ‘Cold War Classic’ vehicles head out on a leisurely road-cruise through the wonderful scenery and historic towns and villages of the fabulous Staffordshire Moorlands and into the Peak District National Park. The relaxed schedule will include several stops for re-grouping, photos, sight-seeing and refreshments. For those staying over, the celebrated bar at the Foxfield Railway will be open into Friday and Saturday evenings. On Sunday, ‘Cold War Classic’ vehicles display on the station forecourt. This event has seen a growing 2 (and 3) wheel presence in the past few years.

All IFA Club events are open to any vehicle designed / built by those Eastern Bloc regimes behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War period (includes vehicles sharing some pedigree with those vehicles). Further details of these events are on the IFA Club website: https://wp.ifaclub.co.uk/events/ . Enquiries to Events Officer: Richard Hemington – email events@IFAClub.co.uk or 24 Recreation Road, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2HE. 07736 962572.

22 – 29 June 2018. Garden of Edam Tour Netherlands.

Following the resounding success of the Bangers to Bratwurst tour to Germany in 2017, the Club is excited to announce the sequel Garden of Edam tour. Eastern Bloc classics from UK return to the continent for another week of driving on the wrong side of the road. The tour of Netherlands’ highlights takes in windmills, pumping stations, car, ship and railway museums, historic towns, a German ‘Atlantik Wall’ WWII bunker and much more (including cheese!).

All IFA Club events are open to any vehicle designed / built by those Eastern Bloc regimes behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War period (includes vehicles sharing some pedigree with those vehicles). Further details of these events are on the IFA Club website: https://wp.ifaclub.co.uk/events/ . Enquiries to Events Officer: Richard Hemington – email events@IFAClub.co.uk or 24 Recreation Road, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2HE. 07736 962572.

11 – 13 May 2018. Eastern Bloc Vehicle Weekend

Based at Llangollen, Denbighshire, this promises to be a memorable weekend of Eastern Bloc motoring with runs through spectacular Welsh scenery, plus the option to include steam trains, canal boats, planes and a nuclear bunker too! All welcome whether coming for all or part of this event. A group is expected from Germany bringing 10 cars and at least one MZ.

All IFA Club events are open to any vehicle designed / built by those Eastern Bloc regimes behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War period (includes vehicles sharing some pedigree with those vehicles). Further details of these events are on the IFA Club website: https://wp.ifaclub.co.uk/events/ . Enquiries to Events Officer: Richard Hemington – email events@IFAClub.co.uk or 24 Recreation Road, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2HE. 07736 962572.

22 April 2018. Scottish IFA Day

Based on Dunblane, near Stirling, with road run to Cultybraggan “the last remaining WWII high security Prisoner of War camp in the UK” and Crieff.

All IFA Club events are open to any vehicle designed / built by those Eastern Bloc regimes behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War period (includes vehicles sharing some pedigree with those vehicles). Further details of these events are on the IFA Club website: https://wp.ifaclub.co.uk/events/ . Enquiries to Events Officer: Richard Hemington – email events@IFAClub.co.uk or 24 Recreation Road, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2HE. 07736 962572.