2019 EVENTS 

Friday 13th December

It's Christmas (well almost!). Thirty-three members came together for the Christmas dinner which, as for last year, was held at the Hunworth Bell. 

The food was good and the staff were very helpful. Everyone had

a great time and many raffle prizes were won.

Thanks to Lyn and Dennis for organising the event.

Saturday 23rd November 2019

The last winter breakfast of the year but the first of this winter kicked off again 

at the Dial House, Reepham. Thirty-six members attended and from

all accounts enjoyed an excellent breakfast and good conversation.

Many thanks to David Coles for organising.

Friday 15th November 2019

The quiz night was a big  success. Forty-two people attended. Monies raised

from Quiz night were £294 entry fees plus £120 raffle = total £414 for

Tapping House. The quiz went very well with quite a few guests as

well as members..Dennis & Lyn Weatherill’s  team won with

Ray Davies and Rob Percival’s coming second. 

Q's managed  the whole thing faultlessly, as usual.

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

The October club night  featured a very informative and enjoyable talk and slide show 

display by Mark Thompson and Yvonne Fuller on their Chengdu to Kathmandu Rally

across the Himalayan plateau.  Mark described some of the intricate and detailed

 preparations on the car. Wonderful pictures illustrated the beautiful but desolate

landscape and Yvonne mentioned the extremes of temperatures they endured

from minus 8c to plus 50c. Lots of questions were taken from the audience of

about 40.  Many thanks to Dennis and Lyn for organising.

Sunday 20th October, 2019

The Club’s annual Ten Pin Bowling event took place at the Fakenham Superbowl and was  attended   

by ten members. The competition was great fun and Malcolm Thompson finally emerged as  the

victor to take the title FAC Ten Pin Bowler of the Year as a rather handsome box

of chocolates. Many thanks to David Coles for arranging the event.

Sunday 8th September

 The Caister Castle and car museum event started with an generous invite by David Coles     and family to their new house for tea and scones. A small group of FAC members 

   visited the Caister car museum which has over 120 excellent examples of

anything on wheels. The castle with 90 steps together with a lovely

woodland garden walk, provided an excellent opportunity for

exercise  Thanks to David for organising.

Sunday 1st September

This event attracted nearly 40 of our members to bring their cars to a fund raising event

for our charity, Tapping house, at Sandringham. Other car clubs, live music, many

stalls all added up to a successful day. The weather threatened a bit in the

morning but turned out fine later. One of our members, Stuart Twite, won

second place in the “best restoration” class with his XR2..Finally Norfolk

Hospice Tapping house made £8,700. Congratulations to them as well.

Sunday 18th August 2019

The Hunstanton Kite & Classic Car  Festival was a great event with seven FAC cars in attendance. There was a triple fly past by a Spitfire which was only eclipsed by FAC member David Barnsdall winning the "Best in Class"

award for his beautiful red Austin Healey. With some 130 cars

on display this was a great honour. Congratulations David!

Club Night, 24th July 2019

Starting at Fakenham's Morrisons, Brian provided a wonderful route, along roads which were unfamiliar for many of us, to Briarfields for an enjoyable meal.

It was a hot and balmy evening and just about the perfect car run.

Sunday 21st July

Jack organised this visit to Overstrand's Village Fair,  and he even laid on

superb weather!  It was a fun day with lots of cars, many from

the Norwich Classic Car Club.

The Charles Clark Rally, Sunday 14th July 2019

An excellent turnout of 93 cars arrived at the starting point, the Skeyton Goat on a somewhat

windy and cool morning for bacon rolls and coffee. Dorothy and Dennis, Charles Clark’s parents,

waved us off in style with the Union flag. Our destination was Creake Abbey where some

brought picnics but an afternoon tea and music was also laid on. Thanks to Brian Monks

and Colin Hendry for organising. Brian presented a cheque for £1840

to this year’s CCR supported charity, Home-Start Norfolk.

Wednesday 26th June 2019

On a chilly evening in Cromer (it is June after all!) 19 members braved the elements to attend Jack's fish'n'chips night at No. 1 Restaurant.  

Saturday 22nd June 2019

On a fine Saturday morning several members met at Fakenham to witness the presentation of Honorary Life Membership certificates to

Bob Maple and Laurie Coburn.

Sunday 2nd June 2019

The FAC is no longer a teenager. See the feature on our

20th Anniversary celebrations here.

Sunday 19th May 2019

The Skeyton Goat Classic Car Display and Festival for pre-1985 cars. 

Good weather and great classic cars. The perfect day out! The event

was very well attended as the photo below shows.  

Wednesday 15th May 2019

Several members enjoyed an evening visit to the Norwich Aviation Museum. 

We are grateful to Peter and Karen who were on hand to show us around

and answer any questions and for allowing cars to be photographed

under the wing of a Vulcan bomber.  

Sunday 12th May 2019

A visit to the gardens of Stody Lodge. Great weather and excellent

collection of classic cars. Lovely azaleas in the water gardens.

Drive-it-Day 28th April 2019

We met at Fakenham Market Place.  The weather was damp but not the spirits of

the 70 people booked in for today's drive which proceeded along Brian's

well planned route to The Bedingfeld Arms at Oxbrough for lunch. 

The food was good although the staff had their work cut out matching people

to the pre-ordered meals.  After lunch most people headed off to

Pensthorpe Natural Park for coffee to round off the day.

Wednesday 24th April 2019

Dennis organised a visit to RAF Coningsby, the home of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

We were treated to a fascinating tour of the hangar by our guide, James Wiggins,

who gave us a history of the planes as well as some interesting and

amusing anecdotes. We then headed back to The Black Horse at

Castle Rising for an evening meal which rounded off a great day.

Wednesday 27th February 2019

Club night followed the AGM, which in turn followed a presentation by

Tapping House as our charity of 2019.  The 2019 Organising Committee was elected

at the AGM, and we welcome Ray Davies in joining the Committee Members

of 2018 - all of whom were elected to continue.

Sunday 23rd February 2019

Our second winter breakfast was organised by Lyn & Dennis at

Thaxters of Dersingham. Close on 30 members were there and over the

meal did their best to resolve any issues on planet Earth.

Sunday 17th February 2019

Our winter walk this year was organised and led by Nigel, and a good number

of members turned out to be a really good exploration of what was for many a new area.

A lovely lunch followed at the Three Horseshoes at Warham to round off a good day out.

Sunday 26th January 2019

The first winter breakfast of 2019 was held at Creake Abbey, and 38 hungry members

enjoyed a lovely meal - although possibly the highlight most remembered will be

the slightly chilly temperature in the Barn that had been opened - and

despite valiant heating attempts since 6.00am ... it was a tad cold!

Nevertheless, and undeterred it was a good social event.

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Our January Club night was held at The Gallow in Fakenham. We were proud to welcome

our 2018 charity, The Fakenham Fitzroy Centre, to the evening, and were pleased to 

present our cheque for £886.00 to Karensa and Gary who outlined the splendid

work they do. Evening continued with one of Brian's excellent quizzes -

after which we confronted the January weather for the drive home.

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