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Latest news and stories from the British Hotchkiss Society



Dates for your diary 2024

32nd Annual Drive. 18 - 20 June. Bletchley Park, please see future events for more details.

August Pub Meet.  18 August, Stanford Dingley.

Autumn Closer. 8th October.


Spring Opener 18 April in the Cotsworlds. See past Events for details. Photos to follow.


32nd AGM - 17th March

Once again 31 members met at Old Boars Hill for our AGM, and we were pleased to welcome new members Stuart & Candy King, Tim Manners-Smith and Jennifer & Neil Stothert. As usual, ‘Ilary’s Atch’ provided coffee on arrival and there was plenty of time to catch up with old friends before the meeting commenced at 11.15 am. During the meeting, among other agenda items, Stuart King was elected as a new committee member and details of our events for the year were announced. Before the meeting closed, awards were presented to Tony Curtis (the Dougal Trophy), Clive Hamilton Gould (Tom Roberts Memorial Trophy) and Christopher Balfour (the Adrian Trophy).

Following the meeting, a delicious lunch was served thanks to the hard work of Toddy Hamilton Gould, ably assisted by Hilary Ledger and ladies who provided desserts. A successful raffle raised £220 and then Michael Edwards showed a video of all the events held in the previous year. It was soon time to say goodbye. Our thanks go to Michael and John for allowing us to meet at their home and to Toddy for dealing with the catering.


Who fancies a new project?

For Sale: A  1934 Hotchkiss 617. Click here for more details.


The Autumn Closer 3rd October

Warm sunshine greeted some 30 members and friends on arrival at the picturesque Oaksey Park Golf Club near Kemble - Click here for past Events and more details


August Pub Meet  20th August – Click here


Annual Run 20th-22nd June 2023 – The Colwall Caper

Daybreak on Tuesday did not augur well for the first day of our annual run but once again, we had a great time. Click here for past events 2023


Spring Opener 20 April 2023

20 members and friends, together with 4 Hotchkiss, met at the Old Flight House in Weston-on-the-Green for coffee, cake and retail therapy before driving 16 miles for lunch at the Bear and Ragged Staff, Cumnor. We had a room to ourselves and wonderful weather throughout. Thank you Michael for arranging this event.


BHS Shop

The BHS Shop now has its own tab on the website. A list of examples that are available (with photographs) and a price list are included. Any purchase will help to raise funds for the Club.



Does every member have a picture of their Hotchkiss on the website? Probably not. Let's see your cars. We need more content. Please send a picture of your car and the cars model to Pam, and we will have a gallery page off showcasing all these beautiful vehicles.

Pictures taken in Landscape is preferred please. Thank you.


For Sale

The website now has  'Spares' and 'For Sale/Wanted' tabs in the members' section. If you wish something to be added to either of these tabs, please contact Pam.



AM80 High Ration Crown wheel and pinion

Mike Tebbett is investigating getting a new high ratio crown wheel and pinion made by Guest Gears for my AM80, just like the batch organised many years ago by Peter Nunn.

The ratio will be 12/48 or 4.1 and I think they will surely also suit the AM2?   I shall order one set for my car but of course, if we can get a few more made then the price is significantly reduced.

e.g. for two sets £1175.00 or for three sets, it is £900.00. Plus VAT and carriage. Let me know if you are interested. 


Clos(er) ratio gearbox

Peter Nunn tells me that many years ago he organised the manufacture of nine sets of close-ratio gears for the AM2 and AM80 gearbox. Does anyone still have an unused set still on the garage shelf?


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