Albox fiesta took place over the first weekend of November and as part of the festivities, a classic car show was organised on Sunday 4th. There was a huge turnout, which surpassed expectations, with cars, tractors and motor cycles of all kinds being proudly displayed by their owners. Club members Gordon, Steve and Amanda are members of the organising committee and worked hard all day to make a success of the event. Following a static show in the morning, vehicles took part in a run followed by beer (limitless and included in the ticket price) and BBQ outside the football stadium. Eight cars and owners from our club joined in and had a great time. Have a look at some videos here:
and photos in the Newsletter.
Our usual club meeting was held on the first Thursday, 8th with an almost record attendance of 38 folks! We almost ran out of chairs. We welcomed new members John and Nita Bailey and made them feel at home in no time. ‘Parish Notices’ took some time this month with lots to talk about events before Xmas and plans for 2019. When everyone was up to speed, Alan and Margaret delivered one of the funniest quizzes to date (style and delivery, not content). Our President scored the most this month and has the honour of putting something together for next month.
Sunday 11th November was bright and sunny for the classic car event at La Cinta, organised by a local Spanish car club. There was a good display of well prepared cars this year and a good turn out by club members and you can see a photo of the group in this month’s Newsletter, or on next month’s Crime Watch. A good morning’s casual chat and talking with other enthusiasts.; what it’s all about.
Well, it was a rainy start to the day, but that didn’t prevent more than thirty folks and a dog setting off from Hotel Ballabona for the November run on 22nd . After coffee in Pulpi, the group continued to Mazarron, where a full complement of 37 enjoyed a good lunch near the sea. See the December newsletter for a group photo. Well done Peter and Christine.
And, so to the regular 950 Club meeting on 25th, which was well supported. Among many ‘new cars’, which came along there was a very smart VW Karman Ghia and a ‘eye popping’ 50s Hudson Commadore, which was in concours nick. See what you’re missing?
See you next month.
Our meeting on 6th was attended by 23 folks, not bad considering the heat. We heard about forthcoming events, among other things, and had a little talk by me about rubber fuel line and breather hose failures and sources for good quality replacements. Steve and Amanda presented their first quiz and a fine effort it was too! Well done both.
A disappointing turn out for the run on 20th (organised by David and Sue) was more than compensated by the enthusiasm of the 13 folks taking part.
On 21st, we had our first Club Film Night, which featured two Castrol rally films from the 60s. They went down very well with those attending as did the fish and chip supper afterwards. Thanks to John Cooper and friends for helping make the numbers up.
And finally to the 950 Club meeting, which returned to its usual venue at Bar Laguna. A good turnout with no less the 29 cars (6 of those from our club) which spanned everything from a Rolls Royce to a Citroen 2CV and a Lada 4×4 (mine). A good morning spent chatting.
See you next month
One of our members has seen the light. He has got himself a classic car and has decided to sell his two motorbikes.
He has a 2012 Triumph Boniville and a 1973 Honda CB 175 for sale. Full details can be found on our For Sale & Wanted page under Miscellaneous.
June 2018 Events Roundup
The club meeting this month moved to Bar La Union, where we were hosted by club members, Gary and Sue and their staff. It was a really busy and noisy affair with an excellent quiz prepared by Ken and Sue, who are currently in UK. After the meeting many stayed for dinner, so a full and enjoyable afternoon.
Saturday 16th saw eleven cars displayed at the craft fair near Velez Rubio. After the morning at the fair, members returned to Peter and Karen’s residence for a wonderful buffet lunch, over-looking the countryside at Bancalejo. Peter and Karen also recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary and so members were quick to toast them and wish them another 40 years together!
This month’s run out (21st) was organised by David Manning and it was a spectacular trip through the country side from the starting point, just outside Lubrin, through Uleila del Campo and Albanchez, finishing at Bar La Union in La Alfoquia, for lunch. Thanks to David and the twenty members and guests who supported the event.
And finally for this month, a favourite in my diary: the 950 Club meeting at Bar Laguna where as usual, our club gave good support.
See you next month