A classic car club with a difference is being set up with meetings in the heart of Bury St Edmunds.
It is under the wing of Bury’s Farmers’ Club but you do not have to be a member, just have an interest in classic cars.
But what is hoped will become at least monthly meetings will have the use of the club’s meeting rooms and restaurant.
The Farmers’ Club’s operations manager James Rogers, who has a 1960s ex-military lightweight Land Rover, said: “We want to make it quite fun, so it will be classic cars followed by roast beef and Yorkshire pudding – it’s sheer coincidence I happen to have an old Land Rover.”
The plan is to have a monthly meeting with the Northgate Street club’s carpark, which is behind the club in Pump Lane, reserved for the classics,
It will include Sunday lunch, at £15 per person, and a guest speaker, though if there is demand they will also hold a weekly ‘beer and buffet’ evening with a car theme and organise visits to outside events.
The inaugural meeting is on Sunday April 2 at noon. People are also welcome to go along to see the cars and meet the owners.
At the moment the cars signed up range from a 1930s MG to a 1980s Lamborghini, plus James’ Land Rover.
The plan is to form a steering committee, have lunch and then hear a talk by David Render, a World War Two tank commander who survived D-Day and went on to become a racing driver. His talk is called ‘50 Years on Wheels – Sherman tank to F1’.
The proposal is to have an annual subscription of £25 for the classic car club.
Anyone interested in the club should either call its reception on 01284 750969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org