The Fairford Classic Car Club
In 1987 a group of classic vehicle enthusiasts, based in Fairford, Gloucestershire, decided that there was a need for a regional classic vehicle club with a wider range of interesting and more inclusive family activities, than are often offered through traditional, one-make clubs.
They subsequently formed the Fairford Classic Car Club, which now has over 85 members throughout the Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire areas, but also as far away as Devon! The club’s aim is to offer members a wide variety of activities which are of interest to members, but are also relaxed and family orientated whilst still using our classic vehicles to the full. The club has a monthly Newsletter which keeps members in touch with forthcoming activities, whilst also providing reports on past event and photographs. The website also has a future events page and includes a Flickr site which includes photographs from the club’s runs and visits. Past events and photos are also shown on the club’s Facebook page.
Ask any member why the FCCC continues to flourish and they will tell you that it is because of the diversity of events & members vehicles and overwhelmingly, because of the Club’s friendly, informal and social atmosphere. This was highlighted during the ‘Covid years’ when the club, although not able to organise formal events, provided an important ‘social centre’ where members still kept in regular touch by phone, e-mail etc.
Please have a look at this website and our Facebook page (click to go to page) and if you are interested in joining, get in touch with us and come along to an event.
Over £1,200 raised for the British Legion Poppy Appeal at Bunny’s Garage Workshop Clearance.
On Saturday 11th November club members, together with members of the Fairford Mens Shed, neighbours and friends met at Bunny Lees-Smith garage and workshop in Hankerton to help sort out and dispose of the amazing collection of tools and motoring memorabilia he has collected over the years. Whilst on one hand it was a sad occasion for Bunny, on the other hand he could see that many of the tools would find good homes and continue to be used in the future. Through this many of Bunny’s memories will live on, in particular through the wall of rally plates (see photo), from car rallies undertaken by Bunny and which are now displayed on ‘Bunny’s Wall’ at Harry’s (Steve Harding’s grandson) home. As the day coincided with the 11th November it was suggested that those selecting tools etc, could make a donation to the British Legion which resulted in an amazing £1,200 being collected for the charity - well done everyone and a gesture much appreciated by Bunny.
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