Southern Classics Society is a friendly and informal, all-marque club for classic vehicle enthusiasts in the south of England


The club evolved from a small group of Southern Water plc employees and was formed during the early part of 1991 when it was realised that there were a number of staff and their friends who had a variety of interesting classic vehicles. ‘Southern Classics” was thus formed with a view to arranging periodic meetings to generate an active interest in promoting motoring nostalgia. The Society immediately captured the interest of many enthusiasts from outside of the company and so we adopted an open house approach for everyone.

The Society has grown rapidly and we are now recognised as one of the leading classic car clubs in the South East. Although we still maintain links with Southern Water, Southern Classics is now a totally independent self-funding club.

We are an “allsorts” club and there is no snobbishness or favouritism towards any one make or class of vehicle and we provide an interesting alternative to the more formal one make clubs. The Society has a wealth of experience and expertise in the classic car world with an outstanding list of registered vehicles. Within the Society we are lucky to have a number of experts and skilled professionals who are always on hand to help and assist with any problems you may have. We usually organise six main shows each year at various venues within the South East and support as many other local events as possible. We also try to make each gathering as interesting as possible with competitions, trophies and autojumble but at the same time maintaining an informal and casual atmosphere. We generally advertise all our main events in the national classic car publications and the local press with a view to encouraging all classic enthusiasts to participate.

In past years we have also organised our own “Cross Channel” car tours with convoys of classics travelling into France, Holland and Belgium.

Even if you are not a member of the Society you are welcome to join us at any of our activities. However, for the small fee that we charge we would encourage you to join us and get the benefits of membership.
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The Newsletter is published approximately six times a year and is designed to keep members informed of future activities and contains reports about recent activities. A classified advertisement section provides an outlet for those who want to dispose of their vehicles or spares.

In addition we have a monthly “noggin and natter” which you are most welcome to attend, details of which are in the Newsletter.

We hope that this provides you with an insight into the Society’s activities and will convince you to join us. Our membership secretary will be pleased to receive your membership form and we look forward to seeing you at our future events.