Events Programme for 2015

The regular club venue is subject to change. Please see individual events for details.

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Club Events

Date Event
JanThu 1
Start 2015 in style with a fabulous selection of classic and vintage cars, good company and perhaps a drink to stave off the chill. Meet on the green opposite The Royal Oak in Barrington and don't forget your hat and scarf! There's no official club stand but you'll probably bump into most of the committee on your way around. No need to book - just turn up and park up where the marshals indicate.
JanWed 14
Noggin and Natter
Nothing special planned for our January club night - just a get together for a drink and a chat about the year ahead. Don't forget, the kitchen of the St Andrew's Bar will be open for the usual selection of bar snacks and meals!
FebSat 7
20th Anniversary Gala Dinner
The C&DCCC was formed twenty years ago in February 1995. To celebrate our anniversary in style we are holding a gala dinner on Saturday 7 February 2015 at the 'Cambridge' Menzies Hotel in Bar Hill (formerly the Moat House Hotel). Arrive from 7.15pm for drinks, to be seated by 8pm. Places are limited, so book now!

In addition to a delicious two or three course meal, there will be predinner welcome punch (non-alcoholic), a private bar and after dinner entertainment from renowned Historian and Public Speaker, Mike Petty. Accommodation will also be available for those who don't wish to drive home after, but to book an overnight stay, please contact the venue directly. If you mention CDCCC a single room is £90, and a double is £100, but do check – you might be able to do even better online!

DRESS CODE: Jacket and Tie (Black Tie optional)

If you would like to join us, please indicate your starter, main course and dessert choices from this form either by post, e-mail or in person. Payment details are on the form.

CLOSING DATE: 14th January 2014
FebWed 11
Me and My Car
We will have a series of 5 minute talks from members about cars they currently own, have owned, or would like to own.
MarWed 11
Guest Speaker
Rodney Dale, author of "Halcyon Days – Recollections of Post-War Vintage Motoring" will give a talk on his experiences running vintage cars in and around Cambridge. Alastair Yeldon will follow with a talk on his Marshalling work at Snetteron. Finally, former Chairman Jim Brown will talk about his extensive collection of classic cars.
AprWed 8
Club AGM
This is your chance to hear about what the club has been up to, our plans for the next 12 months, and to nominate your committee for 2015. Remember, anyone can stand for any committee role (apart from Chair and Vice-Chair) so please do get in touch if you're interested in helping decide how the club is run.

Minutes from last year and this year's Agenda are available now.
AprSun 26
FBHVC Drive It Day - run to De Havilland Museum
To celebrate the FBHVC's Drive It Day, will be taking a road run to the De Havilland Museum, near St Albans. We have arranged for a guided tour and refreshments at £12/head, so numbers to Steve Sims please. Entry without the guided tour is £6/head. No money in advance - just pay on the day. See for details.

If you'd like to join our road run to the museum, meet at Swavesey Services on the A14 for a 9.30 am departure. We hope to arrive at about 11.00 am.
MayWed 13
Quest Brothers and Hartford Mill Marina
The plan is to drive out this evening, to arrive at Quest Brothers , St Ives for a visit. We need to arrive as close to 8 p.m as possible. You are welcome to head straight there. Afterwards we plan to visit the newly refurbished Hartford Mill Marina Pub near Huntingdon. Bring your classic car. If you wish to eat, please contact the pub directly.
David will be leaving the Golf club last to bring along any that miss this message.

Address for Quest Brothers Ltd is 16 Stephenson Road, Saint Ives, United Kingdom
+44 (0)1480 700440
MaySat 16
Gala Day East Anglia's Children's Hospice, Milton
Here is a chance to see where your generous donations have gone this past year. We have been invited to attend, with up to 20 cars, the Milton Children's Hospice Gala and Fun day.They have planned loads of fun activities for all ages and this is a great opportunity to make it a very special day for the children. Cars have to be parked by 10.45, it's free entry, and they'd like us to leave approx 15.30. If you go before this you'll need escorting off the grounds. If you'd like to attend contact David on 07835 886595 or email me We will also have sheets out so you can sign up on club nights.
MaySun 24
Burwell Museum Annual Classic Car Show
We have been invited to attend, with up to 20 cars, the Annual Classic Car Show at Burwell Museum. Entry for the driver and one passenger is free. Cars have to be parked by 09.30 and they'd like us to leave approx 16.30. If you go before this you'll need escorting off the grounds. If you'd like to attend contact David on 07835 886595 or email me We will also have sheets out so you can sign up on club nights.
JunWed 10
Come Ride With Me
Ever popular, this is your chance to take a passenger ride in that member's classic you've had your eye on for ages. We are hoping that the MX5 club will be joining us for the evening too. Meet at 7.30 for 8.00.
JunSun 14
Club Treasure Hunt
Join us for our ever popular annual treasure hunt, organised by last year's winners - Adrian and Beverly Foreman. Meet at Morrisons in Cambourne by 10am. Sunday Lunch will be available at the destination. Contact for details.
JulSat 4
Armed Forces Day (St Neots)
Get your glad rags on! We need at least 20 cars to come join us at this 1940's themed event in Regatta Meadow,just off Crosshall Rd, St Neots. There will be fun for the whole family, including Classic Cars, Military displays, live entertainment on stage, Lindy hop, dancing, market stalls, food and drink and more. We are hoping to produce a Club 1940's Style Display.
Time: 12:00-18:00 (11.30 if you are displaying your car) Cost: Free
JulWed 8
Pub Run
We will be heading out at 8.15pm sharp for a lovely summer drive through local scenery. We usually go to a local pub for a drink and a chat but we ran out of ideas, so we'll be heading back to the Golf Centre. Feel free to stay behind and chat, or take a ride with another member.
JulSat 11
St Ives Carnival
We will meet at the Market Square in St Ives for the parade run up to Hill Rise Park, leaving at noon. Those who wish to avoid the parade can head directly to Hill Rise. You must contact Jonathan Pallant on 01480 381283 or to book. Free refreshments available to exhibitors if you bring your own mug. Music Festival follows on the Sunday.

Click here for the booking form.
JulSun 12
Shelford Feast
See for details.
AugSat 1
CDCCC 20th Anniversary Display at Ely
The club is organising a classic car display on Palace Green, right outside the front of Ely Cathedral to celebrate our 20th birthday. They almost never allow cars to park here so it's sure to be a special occasion with a glorious backdrop! Please note that for this event booking is required so contact David for details. Guests of members may also book.

On the day, please arrive at 9.30am. There will be a Bring and Share Picnic between 12 noon and 1.00pm, plus we have organised tours of Oliver Cromwell's House and trips up the river. See your booking form for details. There is a walking treasure hunt - collect your map and clues from the information tent on the day. Free hot drinks will be available all day to please bring a mug!

DIRECTIONS (From the South):
Take the A10 to Ely. At the first roundabout, take the second exit on to Cambridge Road to head into Ely itself. Follow the road until you get to the Lamb Hotel traffic lights. Turn right and then go straight towards the front of the Cathedral (note: do not turn left up High Street). Just past the Cathedral, turn right into Palace Green where a CDCCC marshall will book you in. Click here for a map.
AugWed 12
Car Park Concours
Meet at the Golden Ball in Boxworth for Car Park Concours. This is no ordinary concours competition. Members take a leisurely stroll around the car park and vote for the car they would most like to take home. The winner receives the coveted Car Park Concours Trophy!

NOTE: This event will not be held at the Cambridge Golf and Conference Centre.
AugSun 23
With a week to go only a handful of people had confirmed so this event is now cancelled. We do need names in advance in order to organise these events, especially when food needs to be ordered. Apologies for any disappointment this may cause to those who had booked.
Probably our last chance to take advantage of Steve and Pam Garland's wonderful paddock stretching down to the brook in Stapleford, this not to be missed. £5 a head for the BBQ and bring your own tables and chairs. Names and details to David Hunns please, plus let David know if you can bring some salad or a pudding.
SepSat 5
Peterborough Classic and Vintage Show
Details from Peterborough Council or contact Pep Cipriano on 01733 452551. NOTE: Vehicles must book in advance.

We have decided to try out this show for the first time this year and will be taking the club shelter. We'd like at least 10 cars to join us at this riverside event. Let David know if you want to come along (as well as booking yourself in directly).
SepWed 9
September Club Night
For one night only, we will be returning to our old haunt The Conservatory in Papworth. The bar has been refurbished and is now a restaurant called Rocky's. Nothing special planned so just turn up for some friendly chat.
OctWed 14
October Club Night
We will be trying a new venue tonight - The St Ives (Hunts) Golf Club near Needingworth. Signposted off the Needingworth roundabout - follow the single track drive down to the club house.
NovWed 11
We've had to move to 18 November due to a clash at our new venue, so please do not come to the Golf Club on 11 November.
NovSun 15
Coach Trip to the NEC Classic Motor Show (Fully Booked)
This show is always excellent, with a dozen halls to look through packed with classics, trade and autojumble. We will be organising our annual coach trip again, for the Sunday - please note the trip is now fully booked. We will meet the coach at St Ives Meadow Lane car park 8.00 for 8.30am departure.
NovWed 18
Guest Speaker
Our Guest Speaker night is always popular. We've booked Marshalls Aerospace to come and talk about "Wings and Wheels, Past, Present and Future" which in sure will be fascinating.

This will be our second try-out of The St Ives (Hunts) Golf Club as a venue. Come along and let us know what you think! Please note, this is one week later than our usual club night to a clash at the venue.
DecWed 9
Christmas Club Night
End the year in style with our Christmas Dinner at The Lazy Otter, off the A10 near Stretham. £20 a head, payable in advance and you can chose from the festive menu on the night. Get your forms back promptly as spaces will be limited! Some ticket proceeds will go towards some superb raffle prizes, but please do bring some more. Raffle proceeds will go to our charity of the year, Homestart.

Other Events

Date Event
JanSun 18
Cambridge Car Club Trial
The Roger Holmes Trial will be held on Sunday 18th January 2015 in Harlton near Cambridge. It is a round of the East Anglian Trials Challenge and the ASEMC Trial championship. See for details.
FebSat 21
Snowdrop Run
Saturday 21st Feb starting at Over Community Centre going to Ickworth House. Starting from 09.00/11.00, bacon butties with tea or coffee available at the start. Contact Peter Cowper, or call 01799 527161. Rally Plaque, route book, and starter’s gift. all for £28.00 per car, two people.
FebSun 22
Holbecks Car Trial
Entries for the Holbecks Car Trial on 22nd Feb 2015 are now open at
MarSat 21
MarSun 22
Thriplow Daffodil Festival
Details from 07960460458 or
MarSat 28
MarSat 28
NEC Practical Classics Restoration Show
Similar to the NEC Classic Car Show in November, but with more barn finds and restoration projects. See
AprSun 5
Old Warden Aerodrome Rally
Contact Stephen Smith at Gemini Events on 01527 831726 or
AprSun 19
Cambridge Car Club Run
A run of around 50 miles starting and ending in Duxford. Entry £45 per car, including 1 passenger. Entry includes entry to the Duxford Air Museum. Contact
MaySat 2
MayMon 4
Rushden Cavalcade
Details from
MaySun 3
MayMon 4
Bedfordshire Classic Motor Show
Woburn Abbey. Contact Stephen Smith at Gemini Events on 01527 831726 or
MaySun 17
Herts Auto Show
Welwyn Garden City. Contact Neil on 01707 376020 or see
MaySun 17
Billing Aquadrome Classic Car and Bike Show
Classic Car and Bike Show at Billing Aquadrome, Northampton. Entry £10 per car.
Contact Susan Peech on 01604 407477 or see
MaySat 23
MayMon 25
Enfield Pageant of Motoring
Contact Whitewebbs Museum on 020 8367 1898 or see
MaySat 23
Shuttleworth Classic Wheels Picnic
Old Warden Aerodrome. Pre-book £22.50 per car £28 on the gate. Entry includes admission to Collection plus a 2hr airshow. Contact Sandra Creevy on 01767 627933 or see
MaySun 24
Burwell Museum
Contact Brian Crysell on 01638 741630 or email
MaySun 24
Cars on Bardwell Village Green
Pre-booking essential. Contact David Ruffles on 01359 253 525 or see
MayFri 29
MaySun 31
Coventry Motofest
A classic car show in the middle of Coventry city centre where you can watch classic cars do laps of the ring road which is closed for the day. See for details.
MaySun 31
Snetterton Retro Rides
£15 entry. Includes display of classic of F1 cars.
JunSat 6
Letchworth Car Club Picnic
Details from or contact Nick Salmon on 01462 790441.
JunSun 7
Royston Open Secrets
Free entry. Details from or Tony Fields on 01763 242984
JunSat 13
JunSun 14
Historic Sports Car Club Championships, Snetterton
JunSat 13
Huntingdon Classic Car Show
Market Square, Huntingdon. Details TBC.
JunSun 14
Luton Festival of Transport
Entry forms and details from or 01582 852251
JunSat 20
Melbourn Fete
JunSun 21
Woburn Fathers Day Classic Day Out
Gemini Events. Details from Stephen Smith on 01527 831726 or
JunSun 21
Bourne Classic Car and Bike Show.
Entry forms from or David Dykes on 01733 253867.
JunSun 21
Croydon Village Classic Vehicle Show
JulSun 5
JulMon 6
North Norfolk Railway Vintage Transport Festival (Holt)
See Club spaces available so mention the club when booking so we can park together! Contact Jonathan on 01480 381283 for details.
JulSat 11
Littlington Fete
Littlington is a few miles NW of Royston. Contact Lee Anderson on 01223 897467 or
JulSat 11
Manea Gala
See for details.
JulSun 12
Kimbolton Country Fayre
Note that we are not currently planning to have a club stand at Kimbolton this year as it clashes with Shelford Feast. See or for booking details.
JulSun 12
Retro and Classic Show Biggleswade (Old Warden)
Details or Susan Peach 01604 407477
JulSat 18
Aston Martin Day, Snetterton
See for details.
JulSun 26
Nene Valley Railway Classic Car Gala
Details or Jeff Boston 01780 470805.
AugSun 2
Higham Ferrars Classic Car Show
Pre-book 150 car limit. Entry Forms from Contact Roy Murphy 07831 898138.
AugSun 9
South Bedfordshire Classic Vehicle Show, Puloxhill
Contact to book.
AugSun 9
Woburn Rally
Details from or contact Richard Izzard on 07843 870646.
AugSun 16
Hunstanton Kite Festival
Details tbc.
AugSat 29
AugMon 31
Fenland Country Fair, Quy
Details TBC.
AugSun 30
Little Gransden Air Show
Pre-book essential. We were unable to get ourselves a club stand - it appears a new hangar is restricting space in the field - so book yourself in with entry forms from
SepFri 11
SepSun 13
Goodwood Revival
Details from
SepSat 12
SepSun 13
Hadenham Steam Rally
Details from
SepSat 19
Gamlingay Show
Details TBC.
OctSat 10
OctSun 11
MG Car Club Championships, Snetterton
See for details.
NovSun 8
Sacrewell Farm Breakfast Meet
Sunday 8th November from 10.00am - 12.00am. Then fortnightly after. Cars, scooters, motorcycles and commercials are very welcome to attend. A picturesque designated parking area on the paddock outside the tearoom / restaurant and overlooking the Nene valley has been allocated.

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