Events Programme for 2012

The regular club venue is subject to change, but is currently the Cambridge Golf and Conference Centre. Please see individual events for details.

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Club Events

Date Event
JanSun 1
Start 2012 with a fine selection of classic cars. Meet on the green opposite The Royal Oak in Barrington and don't forget to wrap up warm! Gallery online
JanWed 11
Club Meeting - Noggin and Natter
Please come along to the usual venue for a chat about the upcoming year.
FebWed 8
Club Meeting - Guest Speaker: Highways Agency Traffic Officers - The Truth
Tonight's guest speaker is Graham Carver, a "Motorway Womble" from the Highways Agency. I'm sure he has many a tale to tell of carelessness on our busiest roads. Gallery online
MarWed 14
Club Meeting - Team Challenge
On the night we will organise people into teams and hand out a 'tricky' construction challenge - you will have to design and build a bridge using everyday bits and pieces that will span 40cm and carry the weight of a Dinky Toy car. Teams will be given a budget and “building materials” will be purchased using this fund. Once the bridges are built, they will be tested and the winner determined. Gallery online
AprWed 11
Club Meeting - AGM
Meet at 7.30pm for an 8pm sharp kick off. Come along and help decide your committee for 2012/2013, hear from our 2011/2012 nominated charity and much more. If you want to join the committee please get in touch beforehand. Free buffet on the night.
AprSun 22
Drive It Day
Why not join us for a Sunday drive to Oxburgh Hall, nr Swaffham, Norfolk.

The idea is for you to make your own way there. Aim to get there just before noon. Why not join up with a few other members to make the journey and have an afternoon exploring the house and grounds. Entry is between £4 and £8 depending on whether it is house and garden or garden alone. Gallery online
MaySun 6
Duxford Spring Show
Entry is through Gate Number 1 (nearest to Royston) - follow the yellow "Car Club" signs on the A505. Gates open at 09:30am, all cars must be in place by noon and are asked to remain in place until 3pm. Car Club members pay £9.95 per person on the gate. Non-classics must use the main entrance and pay full price.
MayWed 9
Club Meeting - Dinky Toy Concours at The Golden Ball, Boxworth
Sadly, our usual meeting place - The Conservatory - has ceased trading for the foreseeable future. We are going to try The Golden Ball in Boxworth. You can either meet us there at 8pm or you can meet us in Papworth for 7.30pm where John and Steve can give you directions or lead you over in a convoy. Please still bring your Dinky Toys!
MaySun 20
Club Treasure Hunt
Meet at the Rectory Farm Shop, Milton ( at 10.00am to set off around 10.30am. The route will encompass local villages and we'll finish up somewhere you can buy lunch at around 1pm. Team Pallant (last year's winners) promise not to make it too long this time! We now have a couple of pictures here - if you have any more, please send them in!
JunSun 3
Sutton Diamond Jubilee: Pageant of British Motoring
If you have an iconic British car made during the Queen's reign, please join us to celebrate the Jubilee. 20 stall street market and live entertainment as well. Contact Ian Wells 01353 774934 or Denise Pallant 01353 777173. Gallery is now online!
JunSun 10
Fenland River Run
Starting at Cambridge Services, just off the A14 at Swavesey at 9.30am for 10am. Road run to Denver Mill, Downham Market for picnic (food available in Mill café if required). We then leave Denver after lunch for road run to Denny Abbey where an entry fee of around £5-50 is payable. You need to contact David Hunns (see the flyer) to book your place.
JunWed 13
Club Meeting - Come Ride With Me
Due to ongoing lack of permanent venue, the June Come Ride with Me will be held at The Ferry Boat, Holywell, near St Ives. Fingers crossed for nice weather!
JulWed 11
Club Meeting - Car Park Concours
This club night will be held at a NEW VENUE - The Cambridge Golf and Conference Centre just off the A14 at the Hemingford Abbot's exit (J25). We've searched high and low for a suitable venue so we hope you like it! Bring along your classic and we'll have a wander around and vote on our favourite. The winner takes home our impressive Car Park Concours trophy!
JulSat 14
Manea Gala
On the village green, Manea. Entry forms available on request or call Michael on 01354 680614. See the photos in the gallery
JulSun 15
Kimbolton Country Fayre
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED - see You'll have to make do with last year's photos.
JulSat 21
JulSun 22
Cambridgeshire Steam Fair (Swavesey)
Club stand on Sunday. Gates open at 7am. Cars should be in place by 10am (late comers will require an escort to reach the stand). Cars should remain in place until 5pm. Rocking Revival will be playing Saturday evening - tickets for the evening are £6 each.

To book or to get more details see or call Vanda Parcell 01954 718610.
AugWed 8
Club Meeting - River Come Ride with Me
AugSat 25
AugMon 27
Fenland Country Fayre, Stow cum Quy
Club stand on Monday. Please be in place by 9am. Enter through the Station Gate labelled "Trade Stands and Horse Boxes". Please book in advance and mention CDCCC on your form when you do. Plaques available during the parade in the ring or from the hospitality tent. For more details see
SepSun 2
Club BBQ
Join us for our annual BBQ to finish out the summer in style. Meet at Steve Garland's house - 8 Bury Road, Stapleford, CB22 5BP. Please arrive at 11.30am for Noon and let Steve know if you can bring a salad / pudding / chairs. Pictures now available in the gallery
SepWed 12
Club Meeting - Quiz Night
SepSat 15
Gamlingay Village Show
Arrive between 11am and 1pm. For booking for and more details see or call Andrew Peters on 07519 921126.
OctWed 10
Club Meeting - Naff Toy Competition
NovWed 14
Club Meeting - Bring and Buy Auction
NovSun 18
Trip to NEC show
We're again planning to hire a coach to take us all to this enormous indoor classic car show. Always a great day out with so much to see.
DecFri 7
Christmas Meal
Join us for our Christmas Meal at the Lazy Otter, off the A10 between Ely and Cambridge. Booking in advance absolutely required. Contact Jonathan or Tony for a menu. Meet in the bar at 7.30pm.
DecWed 12
Club Meeting - Quiz Night
There will be a quiz and a FREE BUFFET! Come along and join the Christmas fun.

Other Events

Date Event
MarSat 17
Historic Sports Car Racing at Donington Park
AprSun 15
Cottenham Yesteryear Roadrun
Contact 01480 371062
AprSun 15
MGB 50th Birthday Run
Gaydon Heritage Centre. Contact MGOC on 01954 231125
AprThu 19
Classic Car Trackday at Blyton Park (Lincs)
Track test your own car. Contact
AprSat 21
Vintage Sports Car Racing at Silverstone
AprSat 28
Prescott Hill Climb
MaySat 5
MayMon 7
CANCELLED - Rushden Cavalcade
Cancelled due to the weather. Contact 01933 318988 or see
MaySat 5
Donington Historic Festival
MaySun 6
MayMon 7
CANCELLED - Stradsett Park Vintage Rally (Downham Market)
Contact John Moulis 01406 550412 or see
MaySun 6
CANCELLED - Bedfordshire Classic Motor Show
STOP PRESS: Cancelled due to recent weather. Classic car owners who have purchased a vehicle entry pass for this weekend at Woburn will be able to use it for entry to the June event at Woburn or to the Classic Car Rally at Old Warden Park on Sunday 20th May. See or call 01527 871150
MayFri 25
MaySun 27
Enfield Pageant of Motoring
Entry forms from Whitewebbs Museum of Transport 020 8367 1898
JunSat 2
Girton Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
JunSun 3
JunMon 4
Lamport Hall Festival of Country Life
JunSun 3
Rover Rally Bresingham
Details from
JunMon 4
Soham Carnival
Details from or 01353 624493
JunSun 10
Bromley Pageant of Motoring
JunSun 10
Luton Festival of Transport
Entry forms from or 01582 852251
JunSun 10
Bourne Classic Car and Bike Show
To pre-book contact
JunSun 17
Knebworth Fathers Day
Contact Andrew Greenwood 01484 452002
JunSat 23
JunSun 24
Vintage & Classic Vehicle Show at Great Abington
Contact Jason 07597 118021 or Vanda 07990 947510
JunSat 23
Clavering Village Show
JunSat 23
Diddington 70th Anniversary (1940s vehicles)
Details from (Lorraine)
JunSun 24
Chelsworth (Suffolk) Open Gardens Event
Details (John)
JunSun 24
Two Counties Motor Show (Newmarket)
Details Stephen Reeder 07799 765095 also
JulSun 1
Croydon Village Fete
Entry is free for show cars and driver, £3 for others. All of the funds raised go to support the restoration of the medieval church and the running costs of the village hall. Contact Malcolm Ralph on 01223 208939 or 07801 434603 or see
JulSun 1
North Norfolk Railway Vintage Transport Festival
Stalls and displays at each of the North Norfolk Railway stations (Holt, Weybourne and Sheringham). Driver gets free train travel and can obtain discounted tickets for passengers. Entry forms from
JulFri 6
JulSun 8
East of England Show
Details or 01733 234451
JulSun 8
Shelford Feast
Turn up on the day - arrive before 12 noon.
AugWed 1
Clasics on the Green (Rickmansworth)
See or call 07958 980711
AugSun 5
Spitfires, Merlins and Motors (Duxford)
Pre-1975 cars only. Pay on day or pre-book from See
AugSun 5
Helmingham Festival of Classics (Stowmarket)
AugSat 11
Hilgay Vintage and Country Show
P Bates, 01366 387988. See
AugSat 18
RAF Mildenhall Car and Bike Show
RAF Mildenhall are holding their 5th Annual Car and Bike show from 12 noon until 6pm. As this is a working US air force base, please send off the entry form in advance and bring two forms of ID (including photo ID) for each person in the vehicle on the day. Cars should arrive between 10am and 10.30am and someone will meet you at the visitor sign-in building. There will be a competition on the day with prizes for Best in Show, Best Interior, Best Paint, Best Local National (for British Participants), Best Visiting (for American participants) and Best in Entertainment. For more details, contact or call 01638 542480.
AugSun 19
Milton Keynes Car Show
See or 07917 590185.
AugSun 19
Hunstanton Kite Fair and Car Rally
Entry forms from or Nigel Corley on 01485 542043
AugSun 19
N&NROC meet at Wyton House
The Norfolk and Norwich Rover Owners' Club have organised a day out at Wyton House near Huntingdon and invited CDCCC along. Meet for a car rally at 10.30am, a hog roast at 12 noon and then a special behind-the-scenes look at a classic cinema pipe organ at 1pm, followed by a recital. Entry is £11 per head. For more details see the NN Rover OC website, the Wyton House website or download an entry form.
AugSun 26
Little Gransden Air Show
Gates open at 10:00, the event concludes at 17:30. More details and ticket prices at
AugSun 26
Knebworth Classic Car Show
See or 01527 871150
AugSun 26
Enfield Steam and Country Show
Entry forms from
AugMon 27
Ashwell Show
SepSat 8
SepSun 9
Haddenham Steam Rally
SepSun 9
Elmdon Show (near Saffron Walden)
Event starts at 2pm so arrivals between 1pm and 1.45pm. Finishes at 5pm but no restrictions on leaving earlier. No age restrictions. Contact Amanda Romain on 01763 838443 or
SepSat 15
SepSun 16
Goodwood Revival
SepSun 16
Classics on the Common (Croxley Green, Rickmansworth)
SepSun 23
Sunbeam Alpine Three Counties Tour
We have been invited by the Sunbeam Alpine OC to join their Three Counties tour. Starting at the Maltings, Ely it takes you to Hingham for lunch, then Reedham Ferry, Beccles, Dunwich and finishing up at Thorpeness. See for details and to book. Open to all makes of car registered before 1980.
SepSun 23
MGB 50th Birthday Party at Blenheim Palace
SepSun 30
Classic Cars at Burwell Museum
Members are most welcome to head to Burwell Museum on Sunday 30th September in their Classic Cars for their "Classic Cars at Burwell Museum" event. Please arrive between 10:00am and 11:45am. The museum will open to visitors at 12 noon. All those arriving in a Classic Car (or any other vintage vehicle) will have free admission to the museum. They will provide free refreshments all day for you as well (sorry we can't offer much more but we are a charity). You will be joined by members of Brandon Classic Car Club + a few other vehicle owners.

To access the museum site, please take our driveway from Mill Lane (Sat Nav users enter postcode CB25 0HJ for Mill Lane). We will put signs at the bottom of the drive as it's easily missed.

Visitors not coming in a classic car should park in the free car park behind the Gardiner Memorial Hall in the High Street. This is signed "Museum Car Park". There is a short walk from the rear of the car park to the museum.

Further information about the museum, including directions, can be found on our website or email us

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Date Event
JanThu 1
Club Event
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JanThu 1
Club Attended Show
This is an event where CDCCC will have a club stand.
JanThu 1
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