Breakfast Meet at Occombe Farm
Another excellent turnout for this morning's Breakfast Meet at Occombe Farm with a lot of new faces (and cars) joining us again. As we could not have our usual New Year's Day Get-Together lunch or our usual Annual Dinner in the Redcliffe Hotel this was a happy alternative. The weather was kind to us with no rain but a little chilly. No doubt all our classic cars have excellent heaters!?
The Occombe Farm cafe staff looked after us very well and everyone enjoyed their breakfasts and chats catching up on Christmas and the New Year. The feedback I've received is to continue with our monthly Breakfast Meets at Occombe Farm & I suggest our next one will be on Sunday 13th February at 9.30am. Chris Headon suggested a short run afterwards and, as he volunteered (!), will organise one for our February Breakfast Meet. Thanks Chris. For more photos click HERE
Report by Harry Kuehling 09/01/2022
Happy 30th Birthday TOWC
Torbay Old Wheels Club was born in the early months of 1992. A few friends interested in old cars, scooters and motorcycles met at the Old Smokey pub at Marldon in January where it was decided to form a club. This was followed by the inaugural meeting in February at the Seafield Hotel on Dartmouth Road. Several of the people who were members in the club's infancy are still active in the life of the club today.
The club grew steadily and was invited by Torbay Carnival in the autumn of 1993 to take on the running of the Riviera Classic Car Show from the following year. Since 1994 the show has raised nearly £60,000 for local charities
In 2019 the club enjoyed the accolade of being voted one the UK’s Top Ten classic car clubs by readers of Practical Classics magazine.
Despite the recent pandemic, TOWC is still in good health and regularly gains new members. Although membership is now well over 200 the club remains very friendly and welcoming.