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National Weekends

From 1986 on, The Imp Club organised its National event alone. Before that they met at car shows, co-operated with the Ginetta Owners Club.
Pictures of pre-83 gatherings are likely to be Chamois at Singer National Days or Hillman Imps at Hillman Days.
no.datevenueorganised bycomment
110 Jul 1983Knebworth Classic Car SpectacularSimon Clemens, Croydon ACDisplay theme: 20 years of Imps
Turn-out: 53 Imps ±1/6th of total membership
21 Sep 1984Donnington (Melbourne Loop)Alan Smith, Events OfficerCombined event for Imp, Clan and Ginetta Clubs
>65 Imps turned up (membership: ±600)
331 Aug 1985Donnington (Melbourne Loop)Peter Nunney260 cars present
430 Aug 1986Donnington (Melbourne Loop)Peter Nunneytoilets without lights
522-23 Aug 1987at Park Farm, Compton Verney, near Stratford in Warwickshirea P.C.T. was organised a few miles away
613 Aug 1988Peugeot Ryton Plant, Coventry
71989The Stoke Plant on Humber Rd., Coventry
84-5 Aug 1990Capethorne Hall in rural CheshireWarrington AC
92-4 Aug. 1991Longleat House nr. Warminster, WiltshireBath & Bristol AC
Mark Wilmot & Bruce Gardener
± 300 programmes were handed out. There were 85 tents & 2 caravans. Excursions: Castle Combe Race Circuit; Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford; Treasure Hunt. Sat.: overcast; Sun.: very nice.
101-2 Aug. 1992Beale Bird Park, BerkshireNigel Turner
Reading AC
weather not so great
Cruise along the river Thames
117-8 Aug. 1993Duncombe Park, North YorshireYorkshire AC;
Graham Townsend
Top Gear reported on Imp 93 by voice of Tony Mason, who typified the Imp as a nerd's car. (Yes, I hold a grudge.)
125-7 Aug. 1994Banham Zoo Park, near NorwichEast Anglia AC; Gordon & Lynne Wellbelove et al.
134-6 Aug. 1995Elvaston Castle, Willington, DerbyDerby AC;
Graham Traxson & ...
excursion: Donington Park circuit / racing car museum
141996Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum, Halland, near Lewes, in East SusseIan ReevesHome to 515 cars (nearly 1/3 of the membership) and 1,500 people, including Rosemary Smith, our honorary president
151997, AugustWeston-super-Mare, North SomersetJill White
161999St. Andrews, Fife, ScotlandThe Scottish Area Centres
189-12 Aug.
Hop Farm Country Park, Paddock Wood, KentBen and Chantal

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