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.
Fakenham Farmers Market - Saturday 25th August
Well, hats off to Bob Maple with the star of Saturday's display. A while ago, Bob came across
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! The Farmers Market was another
excellent session in the warm sunshine. 10 cars on display and
many interesting conversations with shoppers & passers by.
Left: Bob Maple (on the right right) talking with Geoff Cleall about Bob's C5.
Above: 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.
Club Night - 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 and tour by Nigel Middleton, whose gorgeous and 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 was 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 Dennis & 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 Dennis and 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 and Dennis 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.
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