The final breakfast club took place last Sunday with glorious sunshine and a full paddock. The atmosphere was like an end of term party, lots of people meeting up with friends and bringing their families.
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
Organisers of the monthly Breakfast Club meeting at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb reported a good turnout of cars and several first time visitors, even though the British Grand Prix, Classic Le Mans and other motoring events were taking place the same day. Continue reading “July Breakfast Club”→
The last breakfast club of the year took place yesterday and what a morning it was. Probably the busiest one of the year with cars we had never seen which included a Mosler and a two week old McLaren 650s Spyder and an American ’50s Chevrolet pick up in shiney rust colour! Continue reading “October Breakfast Club”→