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PAST EVENTS 2017

MAY 20TH - GLOSSOP CAR SHOW

Ten cars wended their way from Ashbourne to Glossop for this annual car show. This year CCCC had a good pitch away from the trees and on arrival the banners were set up and the area appeared to turn into a replica of an army field kitchen, as a plethora of portable stoves appeared from car boots. Unfortunately Andy and Mark forgot one important piece of equipment, namely the frying pan. Not long after breakfast had been consumed the heavens opened and people wandered into town to take shelter in a pub! The day drew to a premature close due to the weather as people wandered of early but not before Andy had taken best in class with his P6 Rover. A well deserved result.

MAY 14TH - MARCHES TRANSPORT FESTIVAL, LUDLOW


The first wave of CCCC Members met at Uttoxeter for breakfast before heading off to Tenbury Wells where we would be overnighting prior to entering the show on Sunday. We had a steady drive down with a break at Much Wenlock, and we only hit a couple of showers en-route. We arrived in Tenbury Wells in good time; unfortunately the hotel wasn’t in Tenbury Wells but about ten miles outside the town which we had failed to notice. Luckily Robin came to the rescue with his sat nav and we duly arrived at the Tally Ho Inn. We spent the evening chatting, eating and drinking damson vodka and rhubarb gin!
It bucketed it down overnight but we set off to the show in fine weather and met up with the other CCCC members who had travelled down on the Sunday. The show followed its usual format and again we spent most of the day car and people watching, eating and drinking tea. The only fly in the ointment was we all got split up on the exit from the show and so had mainly solitary journeys home. Oh, and unlike the previous two shows plenty of toilets, 52 in fact!

APRIL 30 TH – CATTON HALL CLASSIC CAR SHOW


Again a regular run out for the Club and this time blessed by reasonable weather. This would be the first time we had used the new Club gazebo, and from what I could see it all went up very smoothly under the watchful eye of Mark. Our location on the field could not have been better as we were directly in front of the hall itself, giving an ideal opportunity for some artistic photos; unfortunately you have to remember to bring your camera with you in the first place! There was a good selection of cars on the field but the same could not be said of the loos, very few and far between and lots of queues. We were joined by two new members, Mark and Angie, who are possibly our two longest distance members hailing from the West Midlands with their Rover P6. We hope you enjoyed the day and will join us again. All in all another great CCCC day out.

MAY 7 TH - MARKET BOSWORTH STATION TRANSPORT WEEKEND


This was a new show to CCCC and the day started well with a good weather forecast. We all met up in a convenient layby on the A444 and had a pleasant journey to the show. On arrival we were guided into our positions and we set up shop for the day. Some members went for a train ride, others had a cream tea, some went to the pub whilst others just chewed the fat around the back of their cars. The only downsides of the day were being positioned next to a very dusty road, a very loud fireman, and like Catton, not enough toilets!

APRIL 23RD - DRIVE IT DAY

This is generally our first large organised club run of the year, and it didn’t disappoint. As is normal practice some of our members started the day off early with an excellent breakfast at the Toby Carvery, Yorkshire Pudding with your breakfast, you can’t beat it. We then met at our normal meeting point for excursions to the South, the old Little Chef on the A38 near Barton Turns. One of our members had a failure to proceed moment and was left with backup as the rest of the party headed for the Arboretum. On arrival at the NMA we were shepherded into position by the ever efficient marshals and we were set up for the day. The weather was nicely warm and reasonably sunny and everyone in the Club appeared to be having a good time. It was that good that even Graham, who had broken down at the meet point,turned up later on his motorbike. For two members it was their first run out with the CCCC, Ian Sinclair and Ian Press, we hope you enjoyed the day and we haven’t put you off! Thanks of course must go to Pauline and Tony Blake for organising the event and making another great day

APRIL 2ND - MIDDLETON HALL

A lovely bright spring day greeted the CCCC Members who had decided to visit Middleton Hall for its first Sunday Meet of the season. A fuel stop for the inner man and woman at the OK Diner pre-empted a steady drive to the venue. It was a nervous drive for me as I had not been in the Humber for several months and you begin to wonder if all those squeaks were there last time you drove it. We eventually arrived at the venue and got a spot near the walled garden. Mooching, chopsing and eating followed. Twelve CCCC Members were in attendance and it was a really good start to the 2017 season.

APRIL 5TH - SECRET AUCTION AND CHARITY CHEQUE PRESENTATION

What a great evening was had by all the Members on our inaugural Secret Auction. The event was superbly organised by CCCC Members Murray and Chris and bidding wars ensued for amongst other things a JAP engine, a boxed set of `Allo Allo’ and a valet kit. A total of £168-00 was raised for our nominated charity of 2017 Marie Curie. We also had a representative from the British Heart Foundation pay us a visit. He received a cheque for £540-00 as this was our nominated charity for 2016. Roy Barrat also received a cheque for £200-00 on behalf of Claymills Pumping Engines Trust.

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