A Presidential Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Austin A30-A35 Owners' Club, a resource for all Austin enthusiasts and friends of the baby Austin.

The website contains much information about the club, the cars, the activities and events but if you have a specific question please make contact via the e mail address.

Based in the UK, the Austin A30-A35 Owners' Club was founded in 1970 and has engendered a successful and enduring friendly family atmosphere that has acquired an international reputation. Today the Club has a world wide membership with fellow enthusiasts in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa, Scandinavia, USA and many mainland European countries.

The various models of the baby Austin certainly invoke friendship, bonhomie and pleasure with the members exchanging technical knowledge, information and their own experiences to the benefit of all.

The Austin A30-A35 Owners' Club is administered by a National Committee consisting of volunteer members willing to undertake certain roles and responsibilities to ensure the smooth running of the Club. This Committee is supported by a network of Local Groups which exist around the country. There will be a Local Group near where you live. Details of where and when they meet are in our Magazines and I know you will be most welcome to join them.

The Club publishes four high quality magazines each year. Spotlight summer and winter and Sidelights spring and autumn that contain technical tips and information, historical facts and figures together with reports from Local Groups containing news of local rallies and other activities.

The highlight of each year is the International Rally that is held during the last weekend of May. Each year the venue for the Rally moves to a different part of the UK and is organized by one of the Local Groups. Members from all over the world attend to meet and greet old friends, probably not seen since the previous year's Rally, and to make new acquaintances. Of course the vehicles play an important part too with judging taking place and trophies awarded.

As a member of the Austin A30-A35 Owners' Club for over 25 years I can vouch for the helpful friendliness of the members and the thrill of driving the cars, especially the smiles invoked as we drive by both young and old, not to mention the many comments we receive such as ‘My Dad had one of those’, ‘That was my first car’, ‘I paid twenty quid for one of those in 1975’ and ‘Are the brakes any good these days’? Let’s hope that we can continue for many years to come, especially by attracting new younger members, to join those we already have, who will be the life blood of the club in years to come.

Benefits of membership include a fantastic club spares scheme, approved insurance schemes, discounted offers from some manufacturers, nit to mention this fabulous web site resource, where you can share problems and get answers at the click of a button.

So don’t be shy, come and join us and I look forward to meeting you at one of our rallies and sharing the pleasure of Club membership with you. You will not regret it.

Phil Harrison