Motoring Open Evening 2019 Review

The Club’s growing car and motorcycling community converged on the Pall Mall clubhouse to look ahead at a year packed with all thing’s motoring. As always, the Motoring team and Motoring Committee, including its Chairman Peter Read, were in attendance to talk to members and guests about the range of activities coming up, from the Spring Drive to Cornwall in March to the Cub’s new Historic Awards taking place in November.

There were plenty of new faces at this year’s event, including representatives of the Young Member’s Committee as well as recently-joined members and their guests, all of which were learn more about motoring events taking place at the club. On display this year was a ‘Tours’ table where guests and members could learn more about the Club’s Spring Drive to Cornwall along with other tours planned for both the Autumn and next year. Another addition was a ‘Motorcycling’ table, which tied in with the resurgence of motorcycling at the Club, with members of the Motorcycling Committee present to talk about events ranging from a factory tour of the Sammy Miller factory to a MotoGP race screening in the Motor House.

The event specialists Goose were also in attendance to talk about the renowned Bonham’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run with guests. After a sterling 2018 which brought about a new route on the Run that helped alleviate congestion for participants, interest was high for this year’s event with several attendees keen to sign up their pre-1905 vehicles. Nearby were HERO, the classic rallying event experts, who were on hand to talk about the 1000 Mile Trial, the RAC Rally of the Tests as well as their fabled HERO Cup.

Now regular guests to the evening, several of the Club’s trophies were also on display for members and guests to view. The Dewar Trophy, the British Grand Prix trophy and the Club’s Concours accolade which were on display were a reminder of the Club’s rich motoring heritage.

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