Essex Christmas Meet THURSDAY 28th December


For over the last four years we have had a monthly meet at the Crooked Billet in Stanford Le Hope.

Due to Boxing Day falling on our normal last Tuesday of the month, I have decided to move this month’s meet and ONLY this month’s meet to Thursday the 28th of December.

The meet will start earlier than normal at 7pm to give us some more time, as quite a few of you I have talked to this week seem to have the days in between Christmas and the New Year off.

Attracting around 20-30 cars most month’s The Essex Meet is the longest running regular and best monthly meet for GTO/3000GT owners in the UK.
A very friendly atmosphere will be found by all owners and new members are warmly welcomed into the fold.

A varied range of modified cars turn up each month giving all GTO/3000GT owners something to look at, to perhaps find some new item that you have not seen before or to get a look at some home made special bits that you may want to add, to put your own distinctive style to your car.

The pub has a massive car park big enough for 100 cars and a buffet will be available on the night for those who turn up.

Would be good to see some old faces that have not been for a while, and to see some of those who cannot usually make it due to work commitments, but we hope may be able to this time, to turn up.

If you intend to come along please post below, so i can ask them to cater for the amount of people we are expecting with the food

Directions are as follows below

The venue is THE CROOKED BILLET at STANFORD LE HOPE just off the A13….

The Crooked Billet
Billet Lane,
SS17 0AR
Tel: 01375 672159

Directions to the pub are as follows from the M25:

Leave the M25 at junction 30 and head east towards A13 (THURROCK RETAIL PARK)


Continue along the A13 and head towards BASILDON/SOUTHEND.
You will pass 2 PETROL STATIONS One on either side of the A13.
Start looking for the STANFORD LE HOPE / CORRINGHAM turn off on the left hand side and take the slip road.
At the top of the slip road you will find a roundabout, take the THIRD exit off this roundabout
Exit roundabout onto A1014 (The Manor way)
Ignore 1st exit that goes off to the left on the A1014 and go on further down the road to the roundabout.

At this roundabout, take the THIRD exit Corringham Road
(You should have a field on your left hand side when in this road)
Turn LEFT (South) onto Rainbow Lane (turn down the side of same field)
Bear RIGHT (South-West) onto Billet Lane
You should now see the pub on the left hand side, just set back a bit from the road.
(Go along this road for no more than 100yds) Start looking left for iron Gates
Turn LEFT (South) in between these Iron Gates and this will lead you into the pub car park


Look forward to seeing you there


hi there rob

me and my better half will be there

looking forward to meeting you all

rikki and sam…before anyone goes there ive heard it … :lol: :lol: :lol:

Blimey, should be able to make this one…missed your nightclub thingy due to excess alcohol at the Xmas dinner, was ill all Sunday.

I know, its my own fault!!

[quote]Blimey, should be able to make this one…missed your nightclub thingy due to excess alcohol at the Xmas dinner, was ill all Sunday.

I know, its my own fault!!

You didnt drink too much did you Tracey :wink: :lol: :lol:

Nevermind it was me at the AGM last year.



Mike, Stef and myself will be there.

See you there Rob


That day is perfect… all my criteria are met:

  1. I’ll be back ‘home’(parents gaff) over xmas week!
  2. My GTO will be fixed and running!
  3. We’re going down in the GTO for xmas!!


I’m 99.9% certain i’ll be there
The 0.01% is reserved for the missus and GTO gremlins.


Looks like i’ll be there 8)

my brother, dad and myself will be there- have to turn up now dads got his f-con v-pro fitted to show you lot how proper cars move :twisted: :lol:

yep, i’ll be there :slight_smile:

Sorry guys couldnt make tonight. I was hoping to get along but had a mate over (SiFi for those that rember him) to set up my PC’s in the new showroom.