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2009 Events

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Date of Event

Description of Event

Sunday January 4th (photos) Breakfast Run Starting at Morrison's Supermarket ( Maldon Essex) at 10am the cars will drive to The Ship at Heybridge Basin for a full English breakfast. This event is organised by the Chelmer Valley Car Meet (CVCM) Entries are limited to 35. If you want to go ring Roy Biddle 01702 218197 or email (see address above) As at 14/11/08 4 PEC cars booked in.
Sunday March 14th (photos)

   (7  cars went)

Trip to Mercedes World at Brooklands Surrey. Meet at Brooklands around 11am or at Thurrock Services at 9:30am. This event is organised by the Charity Classic Vehicle Club. Just ring Roy Biddle 01702 218197 or Richard Shepard 07989354825 to let us know you will be coming.
Sunday April 26th  (photos)

    (8  cars went)

National Classic Cars Drive it Day Hylands House, Chelmsford (A CVCM event)  Attractions include Hylands House, The Stables, Suffolk Punches, Craft Fair and Gymnastic display. Contact Roy Biddle (01702 218197) or via email (see above) Closing date for entries 12/04/09.
Saturday May 2nd (photos)

    (4  cars went)

Herne bay Classic Car & Bike Show. Cars are parked throughout the town shopping area which is closed to traffic. Contact Roy Biddle 01702 218197 or via email (see above) Closing date for entries 14/03/09
May 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th (photos)


  (13 cars went)

North Norfolk weekend. Arrive Friday evening at The Links hotel, West Runton near Cromer . Car tours on Saturday and Sunday, with the option to stay a further night (i.e. Sunday). Cost 145 per person for two nights bed/breakfast/evening meal. The extra night cost is 53 per person. The hotel has a golf course and an  indoor swimming pool. Contact John or Sue Gibson via email Closing date for booking is the 29 March 2009. This is bound to be a very popular event so don't hesitate to book your place.       14 CARS ALREADY BOOKED IN! 
Wednesday June 3rd (photos)

(60+ CVCM cars 1 PEC car)

CVCM Classics at the 50s American Diner Hosted by the Southern Jivers Rock and Roll Club Chelmsford - just turn up at 7pm on the night. Further details available from Roy Biddle (01702 218197) or Colin Moles (01245 268157)
Sunday  June 7th   (photos)

   (3  cars booked to go)

Beale Park (near Reading) Classic Car and Boat Show. Wessex Area event - contact Les Pratt tel 01730 263770
Sunday June 14th    (photos)

    (13  cars booked to go)

CVCM Annual Classic Car Show and "Picnic in the Park" at Weald Park (Brentwood) Contact Roy Biddle (01702 218197) or via email (see above) Closing date for entries 31st May
Sunday June 28th     (photos)

(Note these details have altered from those originally listed)

    (8  cars down to go)

North Kent Drive. Starting at a lay-by at Tandridge on the A25 between Godstone and Oxted at 10:30. The event will take the form of a  drive through the Kent/Sussex countryside to our pub lunch stop. Followed by another short drive to Penshurst Place, which we will visit.  Email (see above) or contact Roy Biddle on 01702 218197 to book your place. 
Wednesday July 8th   (photos)            (Attended by approx. 120) CVCM Classics on the Common.  7pm at the The Horse and Groom, Galleywood Common Essex.   Contact Roy Biddle 01702 218197 or Colin Moles 01245 268157
Sunday  July 12th     (photos)

    (4  cars booked to go)

Essex Classic Motor Show, Barleylands Showground, Billericay, Essex
Sunday  July 19th     (photos)

    ( 14 cars booked to go)

Sporting Bears Charity Classic 2009 at Kimbolton Castle, Kimbolton Cambs. A great event with a busy show ring and many craft stalls and unusual displays. Contact Nigel Plunkett 01865 463133 )don't miss this one! Nigel has requested 20 tickets (20 cars). There is a 5 entry fee per car payable on entry. GET THERE EARLY OTHERWISE YOU COULD QUEUE FOR AN HOUR TO GET IN!
Wednesday August 5th (photos) The CVCM. Classics by the Sea.  7pm at The Star public house Steeple Essex - Fish and Chip supper which must be pre booked. Contact Roy Biddle 01702 218197 or Colin Moles 01245 268157 -- very good turn out in 2008.
Sunday August 9th  (photos)

(4 cars booked to go)

Faversham Charity Car Show and Boot Fair. This is a new Kent event "In Support of Help For Heroes" Contact Cliff or Yvonne Benton (cliff.bentonsnr at or Roy.Biddle at if you wish to go. (replace " at " with "@")
Sunday August 16th   (photos)

    (14 cars booked to go)

SGR FM Air Display and Classic Car Show. This big show with an estimated attendance of 7000 is held on Rougham Airfield near Bury St. Edmunds. As well as the air display and classic cars, there are many other attractions: Commercial and military vehicles, large and small steam engines, fair organs, a fun fair, re-enactments, plus entertainment and exhibitors. There is a 5 entry fee per vehicle for this event. Closing date for entries 22nd July Contact Roy Biddle (01702 218197) if you wish to attend. See their web site

Extra Bonus! John & Linda Deed have invited us all back to their house at Harleston Nr. Stowmarket, For tea and biscuits following the event.

Sunday in August 30th   (photos)

    (7 cars booked to go)

Romsey Pageant of Motoring, Romsey  Hampshire. This is another big event that we have attended several times before but keep returning for more.
Sunday August 30th   (photos)

    (10 cars booked to go)

Knebworth Annual Classic Motor Show, Knebworth Park Stevenage Herts. Ring Roy Biddle 01702 218197 if you are interested in going to this event
Sunday September 6th   (photos)

    (10 cars booked to go)

RSPCA day at Chobham. A popular event we have attended several times in the past and it is for a very good cause. Contact Alec or Mary Bradshaw if you wish to go. Tel: 02083 959735 or email or ring Roy Biddle on 01702 218197.
September 9th - 14th  (photos)

(Please note that these dates are 1 week later than originally advertised)

    ( 10 cars going)

Our annual "French" trip  this year is to the Belgian Ardennes, with its beautiful rolling countryside, rivers, charming villages and great driving roads. We will be staying at the Hostellerie Des Tilleuls in Smuid, which is central to the region. ( The cost per person for the 4 nights half board will be 237.50 euros, i.e. 475 euros per couple plus drinks. We will rendezvous on the 9th at Hotel L'Escalle near Calais and drive to Smuid on the 10th. The return journey will be on Monday 14th. 12 rooms have been reserved at both hotels. Smuid is about 205 miles from Calais and we should arrive there around 2pm.  A 25 euros deposit per person is required for this event

Sunday September 27th  (photos)         Note: In spite of the stipulation that  only pre 1980 cars may attend, the organisers have made a exception in our case and we are now all welcome. I am now collecting names of those wishing to go,     (10 cars booked in so far) Annual Grand Motorbilia Day, Battlesbridge, Essex. Contact Roy Biddle 01702 218197. There is a charge of 5 per car at this event.

BBQ at Malcolm & Liz's afterwards.


November "lunch" run. Date to be announced soon Event organised by the CVCM and will be in the Chelmsford area.
Wessex Area Christmas Dinner  Wed. 9/12/09 (photos) Wessex Areas Christmas dinner at the Anchor pub at Wisley. Anyone interested contact Terry Hockley-Moore Tel: 01483 202318
Essex Area Christmas Dinner Thursday Dec 17th
(table now full) (photos)
Will be held at The Lodge. Cost 17.95 per person. If interested in going contact Roy Biddle 01702 218197or Colin Moles 01245 268157

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