Our 2019 Riviera Classic Car Show was rounded off recently with the final act.
17 organisations received their share of the £7,600 we were able to donate to the Paignton Festival community fund.
The photo includes members Colin & Cathy Wills who were our site managers for the first time.
The following organisations benefited from this year's show: St John Ambulance - Sense Abilities - Team Wellbeing - Action For Children - 14th Torbay Scout Group - Rowcroft - Ace Disability Support Group - Purple Angels - Corner Care Patient Support Group - Last Kiss Foundation - Tissues and Issues - Preston Pre School - Riverettes Majorettes - Bullies Out Ambassador - Matt Rogan - Thrive Homeless Project - Flasks - Rising Moments.
Donation record broken yet again
We held our presentation evening on 29th August 2019 at the Blagdon Inn, Paignton.
We were very proud to hand a cheque for £7,600 to the Paignton Festival from the proceeds of our Riviera Classic Car Show in July. The money is used to support local charities and community organisations selected by the Festival Committee.
Since our first show in 1994 we’ve seen it grow into one of the most successful and well attended in the region. The total raised over the years now exceeds £58,500, with over 40% of this since 2016.
Today was special
Having been voted into the top ten best British local car club we hosted the judges from Practical Classics magazine & Footman James as they tour the UK to pick their number one. It really was a fantastic evening, with our members bringing along a brilliant range of cars which we hope our visitors appreciated. We also had quite a few locals arrive who've been invited to join our happy, friendly club.
Well done to all. Whether we win or not, we did Devon proud. 26th June 2019
We've made it to the Final 10 Clubs
It's time for a huge thank you to everyone who took the trouble to vote for us, including but not only our friends in other local clubs. We appreciate the support from Devon Vintage, the Crashbox Club, the Westcountry Classic Vehicle Club, and the Kickstart Club amongst others.
Apologies if we've left anyone else out. Voting's now over and the next stage will be a visit by the judges in a few months' time.
Annual lunch at Redcliffe Hotel
Over 90 members and guests enjoyed each others' company today at our annual awards lunch. As usual the Redcliffe Hotel, Paignton provided spectacular views of Torbay and the food and service were once again excellent.
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Many thanks to Treasurer Jim for organising, to the Reads for the morning drive around South Devon, and to the Ashbys and Boots the Chemist for the raffle for club funds.Congratulations to chairman Julian and wife Sue on winning the Points Trophy, and especially to Social Sec Harry, the worthy winner of the Ian Hannaford Trophy for his brilliant contribution to club life over the last year.
Wow!!! we are in the top 30
Just got my copy of Practical Classics magazine delivered, and we have made it to the final 30 of Britain's Best Classic Car Club! We need to get voting again at the end of January! Go to: practicalclassics.co.uk/bbcccoty and vote to get into the final 10, a visit from the Practical Classics team and win the competition!!