Home | 2018-2019 Events Record: see below for a selection of reports from our 2019 and 2018 calendar
Wednesday 23rd February 2019
Club night followed the AGM, which in turn followed a presentation by Tapping House as our
Charity of 2019. The 2019 Organising Committee was elected at the AGM, and we welcome Ray Davies in joining
the Committee Members of 2018 - all of whom were elected to continue.
Sunday 23rd February 2019
Our second winter breakfast was organised by Lyn & Dennis at Thaxters of Dersingham.
Close on 30 members were there and over the meal did their best to resolve any issues on planet Earth.
Sunday 17th February 2019
Our winter walk this year was organised and led by Nigel, and a good number of members turned out
for what was a really good exploration of what was for many a new area.
A lovely l unch followed at the Three Horseshoes at Warham to round off a good day out.
Sunday 26th January 2019
The first winter breakfast of 2019 was held at Creake Abbey, and 38 hungry members enjoyed
a lovely meal - although possibly the highlight most remembered will be the slightly chilly temperature
in the Barn that had been opened - and despite valiant heating attempts since 6.00am.......it was a tad cold !!
Nevertheless, and undeterred it was a good social event.
Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Our January Club night was held at The Gallow in Fakenham.
We were proud to welcome our 2018 Charity to the evening, and were pleased to
present our cheque for £886.00 to Karensa and Gary who outlined the splendid work they do.
Evening continued with one of Brian's excellent Quizes - after which we confronted the January weather for the drive home.
Our 2018 Christmas Evening
The Events year ended on 3rd December with our Xmas evening which this year was held at
the Hunworth Bell. This was a really successful evening, and enjoyed by a very large turnout
of Members. A great way to close off a busy year.
Sunday 2nd September 2018
Several FaC Members pre-booked their cars into the Sandringham Event that was raising funds for Tapping House.
It was an excellent day, weather was hot and sunny and there were loads of stalls and eateries to enjoy.
Top of "our" day by far was the Award to Oliver Francis of 3rd place in the Restoration Category.
I think we all knew that both Oliver and Grandad Bob had together done a terrific job of restoring the mini cooper,
but it was wonderful to hear that formal testament from the Show judges.
Oliver received his Award from the Mayor of King's Lynn, Nick Daubney, who is also a life long Car enthusiast and expert.
Saturday 25th August - Fakenham Farmers Market
Well, hats off to Bob Maple with the star of Saturday's display.
A while ago, Bob came across (as you do !) a rather tired looking Sinclair C5.
After much work, and with help from Laurie Coburn, Bob has returned the C5 to the road - and it looks great.
If anyone gets the chance to have a close-up look, then do so........WoW !!
p.s. the Farmers Market was another excellent session in the warm sunshine. 10 cars on display, and
many interesting conversations with shoppers & passers by.
Bob Maple (right) talking with Geoff Cleall about Bob's C5.
Hee-hee.......editorial licence to show another photo of Bob's C5 (!!)
and Bob Francis' Hillman behind looks enormous by comparison.
Sunday 17th June 2018
The Club attended the Cars-on-the-Green Event at Bury St Edmunds today.
A first for us to be there, but a great day out and likely to become a regular in future years.
Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Club night this month featured a guided tour of the Sculthorpe Moor facility - a terrific place with soooo much to see and learn.
A good turnout of 22 was rewarded by an interesting talk & tour by Nigel Middleton, whose gorgeous & recently
purchased Morgan took pride of place in the car park. Food at Sculthorpe Mill afterwards rounded off a great evening.
Sunday 22nd April 2018
The Annual Pat Pearce drive was once again really well attended with 31 cars including several local Jaguars enthusiastically turning out.
We were flagged off by Bob Maple from The Bistro in Fakenham market place mid-morning, and took a circular route
to Briarfields in Titchwell for an excellent lunch stop. After lunch we resumed the drive, and
took our next food - tea / coffee & cakes at Pensthorpe.
A great day out although a couple of breakdowns will leave added memories for 2 of the 31.
Sunday 18th March 2018
The snow tried hard to dissuade us, but the drive for lunch at The Crown at Rudham still went ahead.
The roads were mostly clear of snow, but one small lane approaching Rudham did cause some
"amusement" as a few of the older Classics slalomed downhill !!
37 arrived at The Crown for lunch, and enjoyed another good session of
food, drink and chat.
Where is that good weather ?
Saturday 24th February 2018
The Club breakfast at The Dial House, Reepham was very well attended and we filled the 'back room'.
The breakfast itself was excellent, as was the banter and fair to say we all
are looking forward to some decent weather to get the older cars out and about - without salty roads.
Sunday 18th February 2018
The Club Winter walk is always a bit of a gamble on the weather, but Denis & Lyn got this one spot on.
The day was bright and sunny with a slight breeze, so
the walk alongside the marshes on the sea bank from Thornham to Holme was wonderful.
19 members in suitable attire stretched their legs, with 18 having lunch at The Lifeboat afterwards.
A terrific day out - and the organisation of the weather by Denis & Lyn was remarkable.
(photos by courtesy of Ray Davies)
Saturday 27th January 2018
Our breakfast meeting was just the job on a cold and mucky January morning.
Lyn & Denis arranged for the get together at Thaxters of Dersingham, and 22 members
enjoyed a really good typical English breakfast. The first real session of 2018, and a great opportunity to
catch up with each other again - and to anticipate the Events lined up for the year.
Club night 24th January 2018
Some pretty miserable weather resulted in a low number of attendees this evening, but those who could make it
were fascinated by the presentation made by The Fakenham Fitzroy Centre - which is our chosen Charity for 2018.
The support provided by the Centre from their Fakenham base is quite astonishing, and we are proud
to be supporting them through 2018.
Page last updated 1st January 2019