© 2017-2018: Classic Car Club of Bury St Edmunds

Past Events

Its always good to remember past events.

See what has been happening at the Club.

Display at the Arc/Apex - 22 & 23 Sept 2018

September 21, 2018

Twelve cars on each of two days.  What could go wrong?

A very successful event from which we recruited seven new members.

Cento Miglia (in conjunction with the Colne Valley Classic & Vintage Club)

April 14, 2018

This was, by all accounts, an absolutely stunning event. Sadly, I was away on business and so couldn't take part.

It was "won" by our very own Brian & Caroline Prince. Well done!

See the photos for a flavour of what was on offer.

Copy Of -Visit to the Classic Car Show at Excel

February 17, 2018

I have never been to this before and it was MUCH better than I expected and MUCH less crowded.  Those who weren't there missed a treat.

See the photos for a flavour of what was on offer.

Be my Valentine

February 15, 2018

A great night with a lovely fish pie and some really nice people.  Strangely, most of the people there were Lotus enthusiasts!  That's probably why Keith Bank's Lotus Esprit was vote the ideal car partner - and so he won the bottle of bubbles.

Ronart, Vanwall & Lightning

February 04, 2018

A brilliant and fascinating session by Arthur & Rona Wolstenholme about the development and marketing of the Ronart, Vanwall & Lightning (electric) sports cars. It might have been subtitled "How things can go wrong" or "the shortsightedness of British industry".

The Farmers Club's new chef had the opportunity to shine and our guests all seemed to enjoy themselves. Another good event.

Burns Night

January 25, 2018

Piper. Haggis. "Entertainments". Toasts. Good company.

What more could you ask for?

A great (and sell-out) event, apparently enjoyed by all.

Sorry, but we have no pictures.

M-52 - the 1,000 MPH fighter desined in 1943

November 16, 2017

A very well received talk from Rod Kirkby.

An amazing 1,000 mph aircraft, abruptly cancelled in February 1946 under a cloud of secrecy and misinformation, within months of its scheduled completion in the summer of that year.

Plus a really good turnout from our members.

Rod also does paintings of cars: for more information: email

Sunday lunch + Victorian magic lantern show

November 05, 2017

Richard & Jan Rigby presented an absolutely fascinating illustrated history of the magic lantern, starting in about 1650 and running up to the 1930s.

Even more amazing were the beautiful slides, some going back to the 1700s.

Needless to say, there were some lovely early cars!

You missed a treat!

Protecting your car: oils & additives - buffet & beverage

October 18, 2017

Seventeen of us learned a lot about oil, additives and the perils of modern petrol.  Plus we had the opportunity of meeting some Lotus enthusiasts. 

As ever, our photography guru, Chris Kisko, took photos.

End of season run to the Gardeners, Tostock

September 20, 2017

Another good and convivial evening - despite a spot or three of rain, which is always a bit of a downer for those of us with open cars.

We had a smaller crowd than usual - only 10 of us - but a good collection of cars. It was particularly good to see Ernie Warren and his Riley.

As ever, our photography guru, Chris Kisko, took photos.

The Arc Classic Car Show: 9 - 10 Sep 17

September 08, 2017

This was our first invitation by the town to put on a classic car show.

We supplied their entire "classic car" show.

Lots of visitors & lots of interest.  Better still, a number of new members!

We had eight different cars on display each day: everything from a 1907 Locomobile steam car to a 1990's Renault.

A great success: new members,  public recognition and a good time had by all.

See below for Keith Banks account of the event and Chris Kisko's pictures.

Our thanks to all of you who took part.

Pimms & Prosecco

August 16, 2017

Another good evening!   We welcomed visitors from the East Anglian Practical Classics  club (EAPC) and consumed quantities of Pimms & prosecco on a beautiful August evening.

Strangely, few people brought their cars.

Thank, again,  to Chris Kisko, who took loads of photos.

Cars & Curry

July 19, 2017

Another fine event: nice weather for the drive to the Greyhound in Chevington, seriously good homemade curry (with equally good steaks for those who don't/can't/won't eat curry) and a great buzz of convivial conversation about unusual and interesting topics.

Thank, again,  to Chris Kisko, who took loads of photos.

Summer Barbeque

July 01, 2017

This was a great event in perfect weather.

Everyone present praised both the band and the food!

Thanks to Chris Kisko, who took loads of photos and videoed the whole thing.  Enjoy the memories - or bemoan the fact you weren't there.

Thanks also to the Climax Jazz Band.  They made the day.

Beer & Canapes

June 14, 2017

A drink or two and some canapes, plus a chat with nice people

Fun Run to the Greyhound Pub, Chevington

May 17, 2017

20+ members took a 10 mile trip to the Greyhound at Chevington - all followed by a buffet at the Farmers Club

Forty members and their cars gathered in the Farmers Club for our first club event: a "fun run" to Kersey Mill followed by lunch at the Farmers Club.

The sun shone, the cars (and their owners) behaved and we enjoyed a fifty mile round-trip through some of Suffolk's loveliest countryside: much of it unknown to most of our members.

We also enjoyed a fascinating private tour of the mill, which - after nearly 1,000 years on the site - is undergoing a massive restoration with a view to it soon again producing flour.

Add in a fine lunch in engaging company and it's no surprise everyone thought this was a great first event. Our thanks to the two Davids (Huckstep & Stone) and their wives for organizing a day the rest of us will struggle to emulate. Our thanks also to Steve and Alison Delarbell, the owners of the mill, for their welcome and hospitality.

Inaugural Lunch

April 01, 2017

Over 60 classic car enthusiasts attended the Bury St Edmunds Farmers Club to set up the Classic Car Club of Bury St Edmunds and elect its first committee.  Just as importantly, we enjoyed over 30 great classic cars (from all eras), the company of some real enthusiasts and a great lunch.  Oh, and it was a lovely, sunny day.

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