2018 IOW BRANCH RALLY
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September
Welcome to the 31st Annual IOW Branch MMOC Rally. We have once again decided to keep the Rally very informal, with a minimum of prizes, so that the emphasis is on enjoyment. There will be no entry fee once again, thanks to generous sponsorship from Tim Lang of Minor Magic, Taunton, Wight Business Services, our printers, and Prices Garage, Newport IOW.
Below you will find Wightlink booking details.
Basic camping facilities are available at Havenstreet Railway; this is available from Friday 31st August, to Sunday 2nd September. Cost is £3.50 per night, per tent, caravan, or Motorhome and is payable over the rally weekend.
The Rally is once again being held at the popular site of Havenstreet Railway (PO33 4DS. Tel 01983 882204).
FOR THOSE CAMPING. If you arrive before Saturday, do not enter the public car park, but turn sharp right again and follow the drive towards the station. This is a public right of way and passes close to houses, so please drive carefully and respectfully. On Saturday and Sunday entry to the Rally field will be via the main station approach and over a level crossing. Entry through the station gate and over the railway crossing will be controlled by railway staff. DO NOT open the gates yourself, wait for station staff to allow you access.
Summary of events.
Saturday 1st of September.
Fun Drive out to Sandown Zoo. We will be given free entry to the venue as long as we all arrive together. However, we will be collecting donations, so please give generously. This does help us secure free entry into other events in future years.
We assemble for this in the Public Car Park at the front of Havenstreet Station at 1.45pm to leave in convoy at 2.00pm. We aim to put an Island car every five or six cars, so if you lose contact in front, just wait for the next few to come along. We will distribute maps on the day. Later in the evening we will hold a BBQ at Havenstreet Railway, at around 6.00pm. Provide your own meats etc, our Club will provide some puddings! We hope to add some entertainment this year.
Sunday 2nd September Site opens 9.00am.
On arrival you will be able to purchase an attendance memento
The Refreshment Rooms will be open throughout the day, so if you arrive early, maybe get a full English breakfast! Cars can be parked wherever they wish, so you can group together in Branches if you wish to, or meet up with old friends. We expect to have vintage bus rides to scenic Island locations for donations, and discounted steam train travel on production of a Rally plaque or memento. Shanklin Town Youth Band will be playing on site, there will be displays by Morris dancers and a Falconry display, and there will be an all makes Autojumble. Anyone staying on the Island late on Sunday is invited to join us for a meal at the Woodman Arms, Wootton, during the evening.
We hope you have an enjoyable day and look forward to meeting old friends and making new ones.
Mainland entrants travelling to the Morris Minor Rally can obtain a 20% discount when travelling by Wightlink.
Booking details as follows:
VALIDITY OF OFFER: TUESDAY 28TH AUGUST – FRIDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2018
HOW TO BOOK CARS
1. Contact the Call Centre on 0333 9997 333 (calls charged at local rate)
2. State to operator that you wish to book a rally offer and quoting Promotion Code SP18MORRIS
3. Give operator full details of booking required (Date, Time and Port of travel for outward and return journeys, passengers number etc)
4. A booking will be made (subject to availability) and payment will be required at this stage (by credit card)
5. A £5.00 admin fee will apply to bookings made by telephone
1. Go to the Wightlink website www.wightlink.co.uk
2. On the Home Page there is a box at the top of the page titled START YOUR BOOKING. Complete booking details and you will then be taken to the availability screen.
3. Complete the remainder of booking details requested.
4. The Promotion Code SP18MORRIS should be entered on Step 4 in the Promotion Code box, (which is located at the bottom of the page). PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PROMOTION CODE IS CASE SENSATIVE AND SHOULD BE ENTERED
AS CAPITAL LETTERS. When the code is entered it will re-calculate the price of the booking and take the discount off.
5. Payment will be required (by credit card)
Wightlink uses Flexi-Pricing for its public fares, which means that prices are not static and may increase in line with demand for particular crossings. The sooner a booking is made, the more likely you are to pay a lower fare and fares will generally get higher the closer you get to the sailing date, particularly during busier times. Bookings for this offer must be made and paid in advance. All sailings are subject to availability.
The discount cannot be claimed retrospectively for bookings that have already been made and paid for and cannot be used in conjunction with any other Wightlink Promotional offers.
Depending on the type of ticket purchased cancellation and amendment fees may apply. These will be clearly advised/shown at the time of booking. Please note when planning travel times that we require all customers to be at the port for check-in no later than 30 minutes prior to sailing times.