History of the Scottish Austin 7 Club
The club was founded in 1971 by a small group of enthusiasts from the Glasgow area. Over the years the membership has gradually increased as the club became better known and now boasts over 200 members from Scotland, the rest of the U.K.and several members from overseas. Cars in the club range from the very early Chummys to the late Jewels and Big Sevens, along with such rarities as A.E.W., Boyd Carpenter, Arrow and Swallow. No matter what Seven you have you are assured a warm welcome in the club.
The club publishes a newsletter called 'Meshing Point' (from which this website takes its name) around 10 times a year and regular monthly meeting are held in Edinburgh and Glasgow. In addition many events are held throughout the year to meet the requirements of our members, such as day runs, film nights, an auction and weekend trips. Club holidays in the past have included visits to Denmark, Holland, Orkney, Isle of Man, Wales and many places in Scotland.
Since 1971 the major event of the Club had been the Doune Rally in summer, with entrants returning each year from all over Britain. It was a rally for enthusiasts run by enthusiasts with the emphasis on Sevening. Unfortunately the Motor Museum at Doune was closed, and a new home had to be found. After a short spell at Irvine and Scone the annual national rally is now held at Guildtown in Perthshire.
The emphasis of Club has been to drive Austin Sevens rather than static concours events and many members become close friends in a Club known for friendship and fun. Above all the Club will always offer you good Scottish hospitality!