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

Social & Drive It Day Reports 2019

In addition to our formal shows we hold various social events and Drive It Days. Below are reports of these events hoping you will see how much more belonging to Southern Classics Society means.

2019 social event reports will appear here as they happen. All our events are now booked and confirmed. Please go to "All 2019 Events" to see the 2019 Events Calendar.

Roedean Cafe Breakfast Meet - 24th March 2019

The 2019 social season got off to a great start with the Roedean Cafe Breakfast Meet on 24th March. In spite of being two months earlier than last year, the day was marked by continuous warm sunshine. The scene which greeted us on arrival in the car park was of blue skies, deeper blue sea, and boats at anchor in the marina below.

The cars started arriving from 8:00am and soon the car park was busy and bustling with conversation and activity. There were a total of 54 cars, a great turnout, and a credit to their owners. As the cars lined-up, it was evident that the usual eclectic spread of members' interests was well represented ranging from cars that had once been common (but are now rare), to cars which have always been very rare.

A prime example of the first category, was the Vauxhall Viva HA. At one time they were seen almost everywhere, wnen did you last see one? But there was one on show, and it was in great condition too. At the other end of the scale, there were the Alvis TF21, the BMW 3.0 CSL, and the Alfa Romeo GT which were notable examples of cars that have aways been rare and exotic.

A rare sight was the beautifully original Lotus Elan Coupe, a car which is perhaps more familiar these days in it's convertible form, but the Coupe is very nicely proportioned and it was great to be reminded of that. A number of the other cars in attendance were convertibles, and many owners were enjoying the spring sunshine.

We would like to thank Poul and his staff for their friendly, helpful service, and delicious food & drink. Well worth a return visit.

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