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Welcome to the Austin A30 & A35 Owners' Club Website!

The United Kingdom based Austin A30 & A35 Owners' Club would like to welcome you to our official home on the Internet. Feel free to browse and if you are an owner but not yet a Club Member have a look at the 'Join The Club' page for some of the benefits you could get.newRead the Club Constitution here. Check your Downloads folder for the PDF file.

renew    Membership renewals are now being accepted and we have again held the membership cost at £25.

On-line renewals are possible from 1st November to 31st March.

Click on the image to the left or the "Renew your Membership" options on this web site.
Oh no! Let your membership lapse? Click on the icon to the right to take you directly to the quick and simple re-join option, or click on the menu option on the right. lapsed

Please note that our Membership Secretary and Regalia and Spares teams are on holiday between July 31st and August 9th August so all applications or orders, or enquiries about either, will be delayed. Please be patient.

newNew Club Spares Voucher Trial
Click here for more information or read about the voucher trial in Spring Sidelights 2020 on page 14.

newCovid-19 Updates

As you have probably seen many meetings, shows and large gatherings are being cancelled for health & personal safety reasons with the Covid-19 outbreak.

The National Rally has been postponed until 2021.  For more information, please go to the National Rally page.

 The FBHVC have published guidance to Clubs relating to local events & meetings url

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2021 from the Austin A30 & A35 Owners' Club Committee
Christmas Greetings
Image reproduced by kind permission of Codey Howell
Here's hoping Santa brings those parts you are desperate for .. but even he can't get quarter-light rubbers! ;-)

Looking for an A30 or A35, or parts?

We are now publishing adverts from members as they arrive on the website .. look under Club Shop. We also still have FreeAds. So check regularly - that long needed part or the vehicle of your dreams may just be available!

Forthcoming Events (subject to change)

Club Events

National Committee Meeting - 23rd February

Due to an unforeseen booking problem the location of the next NCM has changed.

More details can be found under the Members' area of the website.

An agenda will be distributed soon and also made available via the Members' area.

Any club members wishing to attend should contact the Club Secretary to inform them so that appropriate seating can be organised and any issues added to the AOB section of the meeting agenda.

International Rally 2020 - 28th to 31st May 2021



For more information click on the Rally Logo to the right.

International Rally 2020/21 - 28th to 31st May 2021

May 2020 will see a major event in the Club's history ... 2020

The 2020 International Rally is also the 50th Anniversary of the Club. It will be held at the Leamington Spa Rugby Football Club.

More details and a Rally Booking form will be included with the first Spotlight magazine sent out in 2020, and another copy will follow in Sidelights May 2020 if sufficient time. You will also be able to download the form from the National Rally pages on the Club Website from Feb onwards.

We need your help in staging the rally! The organising team needs volunteers to help run the rally over the weekend .. marshalling, etc. Want to help? Let the club know!

The Club is also planning a very special edition of the Winter 2019/20 Spotlight .. a bound version. So the Spotlight Editor is looking for pictures and articles from Club Members of your memories of the club, rallies or tales about your own Austin(s) ..

International Rally 2020 - 23rd to 25th May

Not long now!! It will soon creep up on us .. May 2019 and held in Leamington Spa.

More details and a Rally Booking form will be included with the Spotlight magazine send out in Feb 2020, and another copy will follow in Sidelights May 2020 if sufficient time. You can also download the form from the National Rally pages on the Club Website from Feb onwards.

We need your help in staging the rally! The organising team needs volunteers to help run the rally over the weekend .. marshalling, etc. Want to help? Let the club know!

External Events
PLEASE NOTE: Please check with the organisers whether the event you are interested in is impacted by Covid-19. The Club cannot be responsible for loss where the event is run by a third-party.

Practical Classics and Restoration Show 2021 11th to 13th June 2021

Save the dates! at the NEC, Birmingham
Link to the official show website

Tyre Festival - 17-19 July 2020 CANCELLED!!!

TYRE Festival is a classic car weekend aimed at the young generation of classic car club members, and the older members of clubs that support them.

Tyre Festival Banner

The idea behind the event is to get youth registers/branches of clubs together at one weekend rally, giving the opportunity for people from different clubs to talk and bond over the passion we all have for old cars, jointly organised by the youth groups of the TR Register and Morris Minor Owners Club.

4th Austin A30/A35 Meeting in Hameln, Germany 2019 - 30th August-1st September 2019

For more details see the Germany group page under Overseas Groups

2021 Silverstone Classic - 30th July - 1st August 2021

classic Tickets are now available from the website here or buy clicking on the logo to the left. url

Those of you that bought tickets for the postponed 2020 event will find they have been carried forward.

Isle of Man Festival of Motoring - 14th-17th Sept 2021

Postponed due to Covid-19: Now being held 14th-17th Sept 2021

As part of the Club's 50th Anniversary Celebrations we have arranged to participate in the Isle of Man Festival of Motoring, Sept 20202021

Click on image below for more information.

As part of the Club's 50th Anniversary, our President, Pete Norbury, has arranged for the Club to be represented at the Isle Of Man Festival of Motoring, held in September 20202021.

Initially we were only allocated a few spaces which were quickly booked. The authorised travel company has now added more hotels & Self-Catering Packages – So if you’ve got any friends or club members who might be interested in joining you for this great event tell them to go to www.iomfm.comurl

Bookings can now be made, by phoning Emma, James or Tom in the Scenic Car Tours Sales & Operations team, on 01732 879153 OR emailing, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

Members MUST quote ‘AUSTIN A30/A35 Isle of Man festival of motoring booking’ and their membership numbers to keep the club updated on who has booked.


2021 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show - 12th - 14th November 2021

LICMS Shield

12th-14th November 2021 (subject to change)

Link to the official show website

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A Brief Introduction

The object of the Club is to maintain as many A30 and A35 vehicles in good working order as is possible by helping, advising, encouraging and cultivating a spirit of friendship amongst owners and other interested people. Membership is therefore open to all owners and enthusiasts of the Austin A30/A35 range of vehicles.

About The Club

The Club was formed by a small group of enthusiasts in 1970, which has grown over the years into an International Club with an active membership of over 1,100 members. Though the core of the Club consists of UK members, the Club has representatives in Japan, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Sweden and United States.

The Club is run on a day-to-day basis by a voluntary Committee of twelve officers elected annually by the Club membership. The Committee meets a minimum of two times per year in addition to the Annual General Meeting held at the National Rally.

Across the UK, local Groups and contacts affiliated to the Owners' Club have evolved. Their members normally meet on a monthly basis, in addition to regional shows and social events. Each year, one of the local Groups hosts the National Club Rally. Latest Magazine

The Club publishes four high quality magazines a year, organises and rallies and stands at both national & regional shows, offers help and advice, maintains an extensive archive and is affiliated to the lobby group FBHVC on your behalf.

The following sections shows how the award winning club is organised and the places where we are represented. If you would like further information please do contact us.

The Club Committee

The Committee is made up of volunteers who undertake a range of roles in order to keep the club running. Places on the Committee are open to any member of the Club. Where several people stand for a post, a vote is held. The Club always has room for anybody who might wish to become more actively involved and prides itself on welcoming new members to an official capacity either nationally or at a more local level.

New roles open as members stand down or rotate to other jobs and are advertised in the club magazine. If you feel that you would like to become involved, but require more information or would perhaps like to gain some experience first please do contact us.

Local Group Support

Whilst Club is a national organisation, it strongly believes in the benefits of members being able to contact and help each other locally. By joining the national club we can put you in touch with a group near you and contribute some of your membership fee to the local organisation.

In some areas there may not be an official local group but the Club usually has members who are keen to help out and share their interest in all things Austin. We can put you in touch with a local contact when you join the Club.

Overseas Representation

Austin A30 and A35s were exported all over the world and still have an enthusiastic following in many other countries. The Club is proud of its strong links to overseas members and keeps a list of contacts abroad.

Club Spares Project

Club Spares Project was created to try to find reliable suppliers for those hard-to-find parts and even get them re-manufactured. It is funded by the Club from your membership fees and available to all paid-up Club Members. While it stocks some "generic" parts, they are primarily where we have found the quality on the open-market to be wanting, so have sourced a better part. But we don't supply everything. Many parts that are inter-changeable with other A-Series based vehicles are available from a number of sources. Club Spares concentrates on the parts that AREN'T easy to find. We can't produce everything though. It has to be economically viable to manufacture, stock and, importantly, cost-effective to you the buyers! For more information go to Club Spares under the Club Shop menu or click here.

Technical Support

Our Technical Information Officer is available to answer many more obscure questions about the A30 and A35 (as well as many, many more classics).

You also have contact with the entire membership via the website and Members' area of the forum giving you access to hundreds of years knowledge and information. Both the website and the forum contain areas where more advanced technical information can be accessed as part of your membership. Regular technical articles appear in the club magazines as well.

Vehicle Registrars

The role of our vehicle registrars is to collate information on the survival of our Austin models. Therefore they are always keen to know of any cars put back on the road, rediscovered after being hidden away, or perhaps of a rare variant seldom seen any more. The Registrars are split across various models: AS3, A30, A35, Countryman and Vans, Pick-ups, and Modified.

DVLA Liaison

Liaison with the DVLA on behalf of members is managed and handled by a nomination committee member. Issues with re-registering a vehicle, number plate retention and general advise and guidance around DVLA forms and correspondence is available on request.

FBHVC Representation

Representation of our club at the Federation of British Historical Vehicle Clubs is also an important role taken on by the Committee. This ensures that the "voice" of the club is heard when there are changes to legislation and laws around historic vehicles.

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A paper-form was also included in the April 2018 Sidelights magazine if you prefer to update us that way.

NOTE: If you turn off the Post Privacy option, we will NOT have to stop sending your magazines! These are part of the service that you pay for so they are outside the remit of GDPR.

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