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

The United Kingdom based Austin A30 and 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.

new 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!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2019 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! ;-)

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.

The 2019 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show

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8th-10th November 2019

Visit the club stand
Hall 4 Stand 485
Watch for more details both on this website and in the Club Magazines as we known them!

Link to the official show website

Practical Classics and Restoration Show 2020

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27-29 March 2020

Link to the official show website

International Rally 2020 - 23rd to 25th May

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

The 2020 International Rally is being organised by the committee as it is also the 50th Anniversary of the Club. More details will been posted here as they are known ..

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!

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!

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

Isle of Man Festival of Motoring - 17th-20th September 2020

As part of the Club's 50th Anniversary Celebrations we have arranged to participate in the Isle of Man Fesival of Motoring, Sept 2020 BUT PLACES ARE LIMITED AND BOOKING NEED TO BE MAKE by 17:00 FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST .. this week!!

See the Members' Area of the Forum or Facebook for details

Isle of Man Festival of Motoring 2020

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 2020.


We have reserved, provisionally, 8 bedrooms at the 2/3* Best Western Palace & Casino Hotel in Douglas for the AUSTIN A30/A35 CLUB. If the demand is so high, we can review if we can hold off any more bedrooms. As demand is so high, we can only hold rooms without a deposit until 1700 this Friday (23rd August). If members want to secure a bedroom, they must pay the non-refundable £100 per person/£200 per car deposit this week. All other rooms without a deposit against them, will be released back at 1700 on 23rd August.

Bookings can now be made, by phoning Emma, James or Tom in our Tour 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, so we can keep your members together on the same sailings, and easily keep the club updated on who has booked.

It is imperative, prior to booking, members are aware that:-

1- Non-refundable, £100.00 per person, deposit, is required before 1700 this Friday to be sure of having a space on the event.

2- All bookings are bound by our conditions of booking, attached. Making a booking is acceptance of these terms.

3- If members wish to book any optional extras, please ask them to add this on, at the time of booking, as listed in the ***below*** list.

4- All bookings will be as per the ***below*** booking information we discussed today- please ensure members are happy with the booking details, prior to booking.

We have included the basic hotel package and ferry times to keep the price at £349 per person as advertised – anyone who wants longer hotel stays, and/or an alternative ferry, this will cost more, and members can request this with us at the time of booking.


Hotel details

With the Isle of Man’s only licensed casino, the Palace Hotel is centrally located on the beautiful Victorian Promenade overlooking Douglas Bay and just metres from the beach and a short walk form the towns high streets. The hotel boasts a panoramic sea view restaurant and a health club with an indoor pool. Guest rooms have a work desk, telephone, a hair-dryer, a safe, and ironing facilities. They include a TV, tea/coffee making facilities, and some rooms have sea views. WiFi is also available. The Paragon Bar and Restaurant serves hearty breakfasts, a full lunchtime bar menu, and an evening carvery. The Palace Health Club has panoramic sea views, and features an indoor heated swimming pool, cardiovascular gym, weights gym, sauna, steam room, spa bath and pool-side lounge area for light meals. The hotel offers complimentary on-site car parking.

Our honest review of this hotel is that it is good location, good facilities, good parking, however it is what we would call a ‘seaside 3*’ so is a little tired in places, but is a good location.


Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th September 2020 (3x nights)


£349 per person sharing in a car and a bedroom (£698 per room)

£529 per person in a car and room on their own (£169 less than the total 2 person price)

This is our lowest price package, members can book other packages with different ferry routes, ferry times, and/or extend their stay to more than 3 nights, should they wish, but the price will increase.

17/09/2020 (Thursday): Ferry Crossing - Liverpool 19:15 – 22:00 Douglas

17/09/2020 (Thursday): Tonight Best Western Palace Hotel – no meal included in this basic package as ferry arrives late (2200)

18/09/2020 (Friday): Sloc Mountain Road Hill Drive and Entry to the Jurby Motor Museum

19/09/2020 (Saturday): Static Display in Douglas - evening at leisure no Inclusive meal today – optional gala dinner – see below

20/09/2020 (Sunday): Photo Opportunity at the TT grandstand, TT Drive and lunch at the Famous Creg-Ny-Baa, before late evening ferry home (2000)

20/09/2020 (Sunday): Ferry Crossing - Douglas 20:00 – 23:45 Heysham

Above event information also includes:

- Detailed Road Book featuring Maps, Great Drives & Isle of Festival of Motoring Information

- Commemorative Festival Rally Plate

- Breakfast each morning

Optional extras available are (must be asked for at the time of making a booking)

- Gala Dinner on the Saturday night including transfers from and to Ramsey Park Hotel where dinner is taking place - £55 per person

- 2x 20 minute sessions on the Jurby Airfield Circuit - £40 per car

Click on image below for more information


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 a membership totalling around 1,100 members. Though the core of the Club consists of UK members, the Club has representatives in Japan, the Netherlands, 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, twenty seven local Groups and contacts affiliated to the Owners' Club have evolved. Their members normally meet on a monthly basis, in addition to shows and social events. Each year, one of the local Groups hosts the National Club Rally.

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.

Latest Magazine 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.

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

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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