Monthly Essex Meet

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

Attracting around 20-30 cars each month it 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 GTO/3000GT owners something to look at, to perhaps add some special bits to their cars to put their own distinctive style to their own car.

The pub has a massive lit car park big enough for 100 cars and food will become available when the nights drawn in and become cold enough to make attendees stay in the warmth of the side bar we use as our own.

The remainder of this years dates are listed below and we all hope to see some new faces along with the old to the meet soon.

Tuesday February 27th
Tuesday March 27th
Tuesday April 24th
Tuesday May 29th
Tuesday June 26th
Tuesday July 31st
Tuesday August 28th
Tuesday September 25th
Tuesday Octonber 30th
Tuesday November 27th
Tuesday December ?? To Be announced

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 what time do people start arriving? thanks

People start arriving at about 7.30/8pm-
last month We got there around half 7 which may have been abit early as it started off as a supra meet- no GTO’s at all but two vvti Supras, then the pimp daddy mike came rolling into the carpark with his tunes going- at last a GTO! :lol:

Thank You Ian for posting this :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

I wil be there from about 7pm tomorrow as the nights are now getting lighter…

And i wont to get some under bonnet viewing in early…:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Cheers Rob

Just back from the Essex meet, another great night.

Nice to see some new cars there and also meet some of the FTO owners…that includes you Rob. :wink:

Dawn x


The Guy Andy who turned up in the Black FTO GX thinks that we are the biggest bunch of ■■■■ takers he has ever met…

What us i asked…??? !!!

Where did you get that idea from…lol

Just wait till he sends more time with us all- he’ll see it gets worse! :lol: and thanks to you putting ideas in her head, ive got julia to deal with now! nice one mate :twisted:

So are you now a Skinhead??? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

No not yet! :lol:
Im bringing laura next time- she’s nice and shy & wont play along with you! :lol:

Im out with laura tonight so will give you a bell tomorrow! :slight_smile: