August Breakfast Club Report

August Breakfast Club Report

A fine display of quality cars at Shelsley Walsh …

“A glorious summer morning and a fine display of quality cars” … that was the verdict of Midland Automobile Club commercial manager Mark Constanduros on Sunday’s meeting of the Breakfast Club at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb.

A new booking system has now ensured a smoother running of the regular monthly event, where like-minded individuals can come along to chat with fellow motoring enthusiasts and stroll around the iconic paddock looking at a wide variety of classics, saloons, sports and supercars.

Arriving in style in something a little different were two young ladies, Sylvie (4) and Margot (6) Watt, from the nearby village of Martley, who turned up with their father Stuart, in a SECMA Qpod, simply thrilled at the bumpy 3-mile journey from home in the Quadrocycle.

Regular Breakfast Club visitor Clint Kember is a member of Worcester Retro Club and the West Midlands Rover Enthusiasts Club and brought along his 1992 Rover 220 Turbo Coupe, which was codenamed ‘Tom Cat’ during production.

Clint, from Malvern, said: “I love talking about cars and meeting people, so this is the perfect place for me, everybody has different tastes in cars but they all appreciate the time and effort that enthusiasts like myself put into looking after classic examples.”

Paul Steward, from Brownhills, Walsall, has just joined the MAC and thoroughly enjoyed his morning drive via the B-roads from Bridgnorth in his futuristic looking and nimble Lotus 340R. Paul, commented: “This is quite a rare Lotus model and is a fantastic fun car, the performance and handling is exceptional and never fails to bring a smile to my face, especially on a spirited drive, such as coming here this morning!

“The car is a year 2000 model and was previously owned by EVO Magazine editor Harry Metcalfe, so it has had plenty of exposure in many publications, including being featured in the celebrated Lotus Legends book.”

Besides the line up of beautiful cars both old and new on display, with names such as Bentley, Porsche, TVR, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Lotus, many people took advantage of the sunshine to enjoy a walk up the hill, followed by a traditional breakfast in the Stratstone Restaurant, or simply a coffee in the Courtyard.

With several events planned for Shelsley Walsh in September, the next Breakfast Club meeting will now be on Sunday 9th October and further details and entry forms can be found at www.shelsley-walsh.co.uk

August Breakfast Club. Credit Mark Constanduros
August Breakfast Club. Credit Mark Constanduros
Stuart and kids in a SECMA Qpod. Credit Tony Adams
Stuart and kids in a SECMA Qpod. Credit Tony Adams
Clint Kember. Credit Tony Adams
Clint Kember. Credit Tony Adams
Paul Steward. Credit Tony Adams
Paul Steward. Credit Tony Adams
Classics at Breakfast. Credit Tony Adams
Classics at Breakfast. Credit Tony Adams

Spring sunshine welcomes crowds at Shelsley Walsh

Spring sunshine welcomes crowds at Shelsley Walsh

Glorious spring sunshine greeted visitors to the first Breakfast Club of the year, held at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, near Worcester on Sunday.

Organised by hosts the Midland Automobile Club the monthly event provides an informal social gathering for like-minded enthusiasts, with the opportunity for people to display their prized machines, walk the iconic hill or have a traditional Continue reading “Spring sunshine welcomes crowds at Shelsley Walsh”

February Breakfast Club Cancelled

February Breakfast Club Cancelled

Due to the amount of rain we have had at Shelsley, we have chosen to cancel the February Breakfast Club.

The fields are still so waterlogged there would not be enough space to park the cars that we have come to expect.

Under the new Advanced Ticket only system, the cut of date is 7 days prior to the event and will come into action for the March Breakfast Club.

Please note these events are now by Advanced Ticket only so you will need to have purchased a ticket to come.

For more details on how to purchase tickets http://shelsley-walsh.co.uk/events/Breakfast%20Club/

MAC Breakfast Club at the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb. Credit: Tony Adams
MAC Breakfast Club at the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb. Credit: Tony Adams