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.