January 2022 – Sussex RSOC Monthly Meet at The Piltdown Man Pub
There will be NO monthly meet in January 2022 due to The Piltdown Man Pub being closed.
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 9th February 2022!
December 2021 – Sussex RSOC Christmas Meal at The Piltdown Man Pub
With 40 members paid and food choices made, the 8th Dec was our largest group for our annual Christmas meal. The committee had worked hard to ensure the food was quality checked and the venue suitably decorated. A special thanks must go to Billie for the hard work to make the evening such a success, such great organisation skills, thank you.
2021 has been a challenging year, as we are sure you all have experienced, but the Sussex Group has gone from strength to strength managing to attend many events including National Day. The Christmas Meal was the conclusion a successful 2021, but we also see it as a start to an exciting future for our region. Thank you to all that came to the meal and to all of those that have supported us throughout 2021, just imagine what our region will be like without any restrictions.
To finish in the words of our Chairman, Phil Adams, “We now have many more friends and our lives are richer because of the success of the Sussex RSOC, thank you to you all”. So with a final word of 2021, a massive “thank you” and “keep the enthusiasm” goes to Phil Adams who has really put his heart and soul into this group…
November 2021 – Sussex RSOC Monthly Meet at The Piltdown Man Pub
The dreaded Covid had an impact on attendance at this month’s meet as several members are having to self isolate or look after family who have tested positive. We wish all of those affected a full and speedy recovery. This, combined with the November darkness and unfortunately damp and drizzly weather, did reduce our group size but despite all of this we had a very respectable attendance of people and cars.
As usual we were a cheerful and friendly bunch of petrol heads and conversation and gentle banter flowed easily throughout the evening. I think it fair to say that all enjoyed the evening and are very much looking forward to the next Christmas Meal Meet on Wednesday 8th December – look forward to seeing you there.
October 2021 – Sussex RSOC Monthly Meet at The Piltdown Man Pub
Another great turn out despite it being dark at the 7:00pm start time. Our members really do us proud, both in terms of their lovely cars so beautifully prepared, and for the ever increasing friendliness and supportiveness within our group, it genuinely is a pleasure to be among such a great group of people, thank you to all.
Due to the darkness, most of the group congregated inside the pub this time, and as usual Annie, Fraser and all the team made us feel very welcome and that our custom was appreciated. The raffle delayed from our last meeting was held to much amusement, and grateful thanks must go to those who declined to accept more than one prize, instead allowing others to have a go at winning the goodies.
A huge thank you to the following who donated some lovely prizes towards our raffle which meant we could raise £120 towards the club:
– RS Owners Club
– Birchwood Ford
– The Piltdown Man
– AC Cars
– Rehademade with Love
– Ode and Fenn
– Fast and Photography
– Palmer Adams Property Maintenance
– Committee Members
The old school car of the night trophy went to Neil with his grey Escort RS Turbo Series 2, and the new school car of the night trophy went to Josh with his nitrous blue Focus RS Mk3, well deserved both of you. Bob also belatedly received the annual Committee’s Choice Award for his outstanding loyalty, support and dedication to our Sussex RSOC Group, again thoroughly well deserved Bob and well done.
In summary another great meeting, many thanks to all who could make it, and once again looking forward to the next one.
September 2021 – Sussex RSOC Monthly Meet at The Piltdown Man Pub
What another great turnout again for our September Monthly Meet, we were delighted to see so many lovely old and new school Fords, it was even necessary for some to park in the field at the end of the car park.
The Piltdown Man again did us proud with such friendly and efficient hosting, and the food once again went down very well with our members, in more ways than one. We certainly fell on our feet finding this fantastic new venue, grateful thanks to Annie and Fraser for all they did towards another great night.
Your committee make an annual decision on the Committee Choice Award and this year it deservedly went to Bob for his long standing support, loyalty and dedicated attendance at most events, well done Bob.
The New School Car of the Night Award went to Robin with his pristine Fiesta ST MK7 on air suspension.
The Old School Car of the Night Award went to Ray Harding with his beautiful MK1 Escort Mexico.
A big story of the night was the premature arrival of a somewhat dramatic thunderstorm and torrential rain, much earlier than forecast, which unfortunately resulted in the meet ending early. It also meant that we were unable to carry out the raffle, so this will now be held at our next monthly meet on Wednesday 13th October at The Piltdown Man; make sure that you keep your raffle tickets safe until then and remember to bring them along with you.
It only remains to once again thank our main sponsors, Birchwood Ford, for attending and also The Piltdown Man, Annie, Fraser and all the staff for such brilliant hosting.
August 2021 – Sussex RSOC Monthly Meet at The Piltdown Man Pub
What an incredible August monthly meet last night which we held for the first time at our new location The Piltdown Man! Thank you to everyone for coming, it was great to meet both old & new faces along with their Fords. With 73 stunning Fords whom attended, this by far has to be our best monthly meet turn out.
August 2021 New Skool Monthly Meet “Car of the Night” trophy was awarded to Ben Blackmar with his stunning New Skool Red Edition MK3 Focus RS
August 2021 Old Skool Monthly Meet “Car of the Night” trophy was awarded to Gordon with his Spotless Blue Escort MK2 1600 Sport
A huge thank you too:
The Piltdown Man for providing us with a perfect location and delicious food.
Ryan from Birchwood Group for presenting Car of the Night.
Kent RSOC group for joining us for the evening.
We look forward to seeing you all again at the Piltdown Man on WEDNESDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER FROM 7pm!
July 2021 – Sussex RSOC Monthly Meet at B_Road Hunting Club
The main subject on most people’s minds before the July Monthly Meet was the weather but fortunately it ended up staying dry and the sun even kindly put in a brief appearance towards the end of the evening.
There was quite a good turnout with the usual suspects as well as a few new cars, all of them resplendent and interesting. As usual there was a great atmosphere and it was good to spend time amongst fellow Ford lovers and petrolheads in lovely surroundings with good food and drink available. The mix of cars and people was wide and varied but with all sharing a common interest the chat flowed easily.
The car of the night trophy went to Phil Hampton’s lovely Mark One Escort which everyone admired, especially when we found out how long the project had taken to complete.
In summary another great evening which left most if not all looking forward to the next one…
June 2021 – Sussex RSOC Monthly Meet at B_Road Hunting Club
Covid restrictions lifted, it was time to arrange our June 2021 monthly meet with all systems go! We found a new venue which had recently opened and held our June 2021 monthly meet at B_Road Hunting Club.
There was a good turnout with approximately 50 cars in attendance.
The car of the night trophy went to Bill Patchall and his beautiful MK2 Focus RS which shon from the crowd.
Sussex RSOC look forward to returning to B_Road Hunting Club next month.
September 2020 – Sussex RSOC Monthly Meet at Teambase, Uckfield
Following on from August’s monthly meet success, we were kindly invited by a club member Rob Barford to host our meet at his business unit “Teambase” in Uckfield. This time with even more incredible blue ovals pouring into the carpark we were so proud to see the club expanding with such an array of cars and new faces.
This meet introduced our first ever raffle for which we would like to give a huge thanks for everyone who generously donated superb prizes. Our merchandise coordinator Jackie Coleman did a fantastic job offering club merchandise and taking orders for club clothing.
In addition we marked the end of the season with a committees choice award, given to Eric Nickisson for his continued help and support. We also said a sad farewell to our club photographer Alex Knight who was leaving for university and awarded him with the ‘first club photographer’ award.
With so many lovely examples the SAS “car of the meet” trophy was doubled for old and new skool and awarded to Sam Ashby’s Mk2 Escort and Ryan Coulstocks Mk2 Focus RS.
As always thank you for your continued support and contribution to the club.
August 2020 – Sussex RSOC Monthly Meet at AC Cars
Sussex RSOC held their socially distanced August monthly meet at AC Cars, Wych Cross.
We decided to add some variation to this monthly meet location and boy was it a success!
By 7pm the burger van was fired up, Fast Fords photographer Jason Dodd was in position.
Much to our excitement the fords came rolling in and what stunning examples too, boasting so many marques of blue oval.
The venue overflowed hosting lots of passion, chatter and laughter.
During the evening three members had the opportunity to have to mini fast ford feature.
The SAS “car of the night” trophy was awarded to Jason Hughes pristine Sapphire Cosworth.
As a club we were overwhelmed with everyone who helped run the evening and everyone who attended.
October 2019 – Sussex RSOC Monthly Meet at The Plough, Plumpton
As has unfortunately been the common theme of the weather in 2019, the October meet was a cold and damp evening, but our spirits were certainly not dampened. Fortunately, we still saw many beautiful array of Fords including a stunning Mk1 Escort and a rare Mk2 Fiesta XR2. Due to the dark nights setting in there was no SAS Car of the Night Award at this meeting, but our resident photographer @Alex.kn1ght was on hand, and he doesn’t let a little thing like darkness stop him from snapping some great shots of the cars.
September 2019 – Sussex RSOC Monthly Meet at The Plough, Plumpton
Cloudy, cool, and scattered showers throughout the day, meant it was a wonderful surprise that the evening was graced with a great number of beautiful and exciting cars. Around 20 turned up, the usual suspects were all there, a few members who hadn’t visited for a while and three new faces all arrived to what turned out to be a very enjoyable evening. Bob Kane won the SAS Car of the Night Competition with his fantastic RS2000; which. in Serena’s absence was judged by Serena’s husband Colin and last months winner Andy.
July 2019 – Sussex RSOC Monthly Meet at The Plough, Plumpton
The sun was out and it was dry, which means expectations of a good turnout were high, and we were not disappointed. The Sussex group is going from strength to strength with what must have been our busiest night yet.
As I pulled into the car park I was greeted by the regular cars to the meet and some I hadn’t seen before. There was so much to look at from mk4 turbo charged cortina’s ( not seen this set up before! And was very nice ) to a concourse RS3100 Capri and RS2000 and an extremely rare concourse 280 Brooklands Capri that has a fantastic story to tell, I’m sure if you ask Glenn he will only be too happy to explain.
The evening was a fantastic summers night and allowed us to stay in the car park and spend time looking at all the cars. As I was last months ‘car of the night’ winner it fell to me to join Serena to pick July’s ‘car of the night’. Now I hear the words “it was a close run thing” and “tough to choose” but honestly it really was a tough decision. Serena and I narrowed it down to 2 cars and then, more or less a flip of a coin, we agreed it. Wayne’s gorgeous RS3100 Capri was the car of July’s meet – congratulations to Wayne.
It was a great evening speaking to you all and I must end by saying a massive thank you to everyone that attends our monthly meeting, we cant do it without you, and Serena Stone (SAS Valeting and Detailing) for your continues sponsorship of the Car of the Night award.
May 2019 – Sussex RSOC Monthly Meet at The Plough, Plumpton
As usual we met at 7pm on what was a dry, cool and windy evening. Around 25 cars turned up and about 40 people. We held the first SAS Car of the Night Competition which was won by our social media co-ordinator; Joe Dale with his spotlessly clean Mk3 Focus RS.