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Newsletter #1: LagondaFest 2019


2019 LagondaFest in the Dutch Achterhoek region

In 2019, we shall enjoy again the pleasant company of our Lagonda friends old and new, and meet in the Dutch Achterhoek from Thursday August 22nd till Sunday August 25th.

The Achterhoek (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑxtərɦuk]; Dutch Low Saxon: Achterhook) is a region in the eastern part of the Netherlands.

Its name (meaning "rear-corner") is geographically appropriate because the area lies in the easternmost part of Gelderland, and therefore in the east of the Netherlands, protruding into Germany. The Achterhoek area lies between the rivers IJssel and Oude IJssel, and the borders with the province of Overijssel and Germany the former region of Zutphen County. The region is predominantly rural, with much open space, forests and farms.


We hope very much that you could join us for this event.

Our base will be at Boetiekhotel BonAparte in the small city of Barchem.

Meeting point will be at the Gallery Aaldering in Brummen at around 12:00 pm on Thursday August 22, 2019.

More details will follow as soon as possible.

Official registration will start in January 2019, so watch this site.

Warmest regards,

Johan Balijon,
Harry Kielstra,
Margie Vrije

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Schedule in brief
Lodging & parking
Accommodation for the whole stay is provided by
Boetiek Hotel BonAparte, Lochemseweg 37, 7244 RR Barchem. Telephone
+31573298900 .
Private outdoor parking space is reserved in front of the hotel entrance for the whole Lagonda fleet. Please note that the hotel assumes no responsibility for any incident occurring in the private parking area.
Breakdown service will be available all weekend, sponsored by Feniks Classics B.V. .
Meeting schedule

Thursday August 22nd
Meetingpoint is the Gallery Aaldering in Brummen around 12.00.
Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen. Telephone: +31575564055 .
We have the possibility to look around and a lunch will be served in The Gallery Grand Cafe.
After this we drive through the beautiful landscape of De Achterhoek to our hotel to check in.
Welcome cocktail starts at 6 p.m. to be followed by a dinner at the hotel to discover local food.

Friday August 23rd
After breakfast, we drive through scenic roads to Haaksbergen. Here we pay a visit to Museum Buurtspoorweg, followed
by a lunch in Haaksbergen.
After lunch we drive to Enschede for a visit to the Grolsch brewery
Dinner at the hotel

Saturday August 24th
Saturday we will visit the old Hanseatic cities of Deventer, Zutphen and Doesburg. In Deventer we have a guided tour in the old city, lunch will be in Zutphen and in Doesburg we have a museum visit.
Dinner and music at the hotel.

Sunday August 25th
Farewell breakfast.
Notice: This is a very preliminary time table subject to change


The program for the upcoming Lagonda Festival in NL is almost complete. It is now time to register for this festival.
We were able to maintain the costs for the festival at € 1,500 per couple.
Registration Terms and Conditions

1. Registration dues
Registration dues
All rooms will be reserved on a 1 st come, 1 st PAY IN FULL basis.
The registration dues amount to:
• Couple: € 1,500
• Single: € 1,100
Registration closes on 31 March 2019.
The registration dues are payable only by bank transfer using the bank details as defined below. The registration becomes effective when all dues are paid.
The registration fees are due as follows:
● 50% advance due no later than 31st March 2019
● Balance due no later than 31st May 2019

2. Bank transfer instructions
Payment of registration dues only by bank transfer
To make your bank transfer, please use the following bank details:
Beneficiary’s account number¹ NL92 KNAB 0258 3426 17
¹Bank account format to use: International Bank Account Number ( IBAN )
Beneficiary’s name Lagondafestival 2019
Beneficiary’s address Havenstraat 15, 7848 AA Schoonoord
Beneficiary’s bank name KNAB
Beneficiary’s bank address Thomas R. Malthusstraat 1-3, 1066JR
BIC / Swift code of Beneficiary's bank KNABNL2H
Payment reference Use your name
Bank account currency Euro
Country Netherlands
Intermediary bank: ABN Amro
BIC / Swift code of Intermediary bank ABNANL2A
Intermediary’s bank address Gustav Mahlerlaan 10, 1082PP Amsterdam

3. Cancellation policy
Cancellation policy
Cancellation must be notified in writing to the following address:
Cancellation periods are calculated from the date of arrival, i.e. 22 August 2019.
Cancellation charges are calculated on the basis of the registration dues as follows:
Period Cancellation charges
60 days or more prior to arrival No charge
60 to 45 days prior to arrival 25% of dues
45 to 30 days prior to arrival 50% of dues
30 to 15 days prior to arrival 75% of dues
15 days or less prior to arrival 100% of dues
No show / Cancellation without notice
In case of no show or cancellation without notice, the cancellation charges amount to
100% of the registration dues.
All additional expenses and services, of whatsoever nature, incurred by a participant during his/her stay at the hotel must be paid directly by him/her before his/her departure from the hotel.

Legal disclaimer
Legal responsibility
The organizer rejects any liability for damage to persons, property and assets that happens to the participants (drivers and passengers) before, during and after the meeting.
By registering the participants renounce the right, for themselves and their
relatives, to act against or to take recourse to the courts against the organizer and any other person involved with the organization of the meeting, for any damage suffered resulting directly or indirectly from the meeting. The participants take part in the meeting at their own risk and bear the civil and criminal responsibility for all damage caused by their vehicles

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This year we are meeting in the Dutch Achterhoek region from Thursday August 22nd until Sunday August 25th. We hope very much that you will join us. Registration for the event is now open and full details can be found here:

Last year in England only seven Lagonda’s participated in the meeting. In 2019 we hope with your help to bring the number back to old levels. So do join us with your Lagonda! Remember the record is still 31!

If you are able to come, please register and complete and send the online application as soon as possible to assist with the organization (and avoid reminders). Any questions just contact Margie ( or me. We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards, 


(Posted on behalf of Margie)


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Just two weeks left to register if you want to come.
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I am told
With only
11 days left for registration the following participants have already registered.

13049 - Roger & Nicole Ivett, UK
13057 - Margie Vrije & Harry Kielstra, Netherlands
13063 - Martin Rohm & Sergey Vitsyn, Germany
13215 - Siem & Truida de Jong, Netherlands
13246 - Thomas & Heike Drechsler, Germany
13302 - Keith Cornman & Val Pearce, UK
13369 - Chris & Anita Kemp, UK
13380 - David Marks & Sue Hartley, UK
13417 - Zoran, Priska, Anna, Karolina & Eva Mitrovic, Switzerland
13456 - Johan Balijon, Netherlands
13471 - Michael & Gina von Aretin, Germany
13476 - Johan Hamid, Belgium
13620 - David & Irene Willoughby, UK
13622 - Jane Weitzmann & Spike Hughes, UK

John Gallen, owner of 13041, Ireland
Rodney Howell, owner of 13365, USA
Jack & John Howell, USA

If you want to join us for this year's event then please register because there is limited space left.
Registration closes on 31 March 23:59 hr

Team LagFest
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The final tally

Participants list:

13049 - Roger & Nicole Ivett - GB
13057 - Harry Kielstra & Margie Vrije - NL
13059 - Harry Kielstra & Margie Vrije - NL
13063 - Martin Rohm & Sergey Vitsin - D
13215 - Siem & Truida de Jong - NL
13246 - Thomas & Heike Drechsler - D
13289 - Gerald Accola & Susan Lehmann - CH
13302 - Keith Cornman & Valerie Pearce - GB
13354 - Arthur Sutsch & Patrice Blot - CH
13369 - Chris & Anita Kemp - GB
13380 - David Marks & Sue Hartley - GB
13456 - Johan Balijon - NL
13471 - Michael & Gina von Aretin - D
13622 - Jane Weitzmann & Spike Hughes - GB

Owner of:

13365 - Rodney, Jack & John Howell - USA
13417 - Zoran, Priska, Anna, Karolina & Eva Mitrovic - CH
13515 - Olivier & Tchié Maingard - L
13620 - David & Irene Willoughby - GB

Photography: Jelle & Henny Visser
Mechanic: Jurrien de Lange

A great meeting in a beautiful part of NL with wonderful people.
Thanks to Margie, Harry and their team!


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