This is the Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Calne Classic Car Run.
Between 8am and 9.30am on Sunday 23rd May one hundred Classic Cars will meet and drive off from Calne Leisure Centre Car park. Calne Lions will provide breakfast butties as drivers set off on a fascinating 70 mile run through the beautiful Wiltshire countryside. There is to be an interesting stop at Middlewick House with the drive finishing at Casterley Barn near Pewsey. Further support on the day will be provided by Rotarians and a great team of volunteers, the event will be a true community effort.
The car run features VIP Teddy Bears and much loved dogs in some of the cars. Half the proceeds will go to The Bobby Van Trust and the remainder to Rotary charities. The Bobby Van Trust is a local Wiltshire charity specialising in providing home security improvements, fire protection equipment and advice to victims of crime, the elderly and disadvantaged
We would like to thank everyone involved and wish them a safe journey’. The event is still looking for more drivers and Kate Tompkins of the Rotary Club of Chippenham said “If you have a classic car, bike or other vehicle come and join us for a great day out and to raise money for some great causes”. For further details and entry forms please visit: www.chippenhamrotary.org.uk,
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Eastern bloc classic car fans - the Wartburg Trabant IFA Club – has announced its debut event of 2021, and its first since lockdown 3.0 ended.
For the first time in recent history, it is staging a four-day event in the north east (28-30 May) and vehicles from across the former eastern bloc ‘cold war’ countries, are very welcome, including those from non-members!
In addition to the club’s namesake vehicles, its members have a remarkable 41 different eastern bloc manufacturers among their 376 vehicles. The A-Z list runs from pre-war (East German) Auto Union to post-war Zaporozhets and Z?uk.
A comprehensive programme sees visits to places of interest, a road run and one-day display at Beamish, ‘The Living Museum of the North’.
The event starts on the Friday of the Spring Bank Holiday weekend at the Head of Steam railway museum in Darlington. Saturday sees a rare opportunity to display inside Beamish, while Sunday sees a full-day’s touring of the north of England’s finest scenery, and Monday concludes with a visit to the world’s oldest railway at Tanfield.
In between the club, which is renowned for its friendliness and warm welcome, will take refreshment breaks and evening meals and welcomes anyone with an interest in ‘cold war cars’
There is no charge to attend (other than venue admission fees). Full details and joining instructions are on the club’s website at www.ifaclub.co.uk/events
Says Events Organiser Richard Hemington: “We are very lucky to secure display space inside Beamish, while our road runs and convivial company are renowned for being good fun. We genuinely offer everyone a very warm welcome.”
Adds Club Chairman Mel Holley: “We’re not ‘car snobs’, but simply enjoy our unusual cars and bikes for fun, enjoying the smiles and waves along the way.”
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The Rose and Thistle Tour takes place on Saturday and visits some of the most interesting roads in England and Scotland. Sunday sees the Cumbria Classic Car Show staged in the spectacular setting of Dalemain Mansion by Ullswater.
As well as the usual club stands, autojumble, and hundreds of cars we will have arena action, autotests, motorsport display, a trade area, craft stalls, entertainment and toy and produce stalls.
This year we are have three featured marques: Cobra, MG & Toyota and there will be specific classes and club spaces for them.
In view of the current COVID situation we won’t issue entry forms until such time as we are reasonably sure that it will be prudent to go ahead. If you would like to be place on the mailing list, please email:
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We look forward to seeing you in August!
The Austin Seven Clubs’ Association – Centenary Celebration 2022
Fire Service College at Moreton-in-Marsh,
Austin 7 enthusiasts from all over the world are expected to attend and it is anticipated that the
culmination of the celebration will be a rally of over 1,000 Austin 7s.
The venue is ideally situated in the heart of England, with high quality on-site accommodation, firstclass catering, entertainment, and leisure facilities, and extensive grounds with areas that will be set
aside for camping, caravans, motorhomes and car trailers.
A full programme of activities and entertainments, runs, and displays - for the enjoyment of all
generations - will be on offer, making the Centenary celebration an ideal holiday destination for
Austin 7 owners and their families.