Monthly classic car rallies planned for Southend seafront

Monthly classic car rallies planned for Southend seafront

Monthly classic car rallies planned for Southend seafront

First published in Echo News by

CLASSIC cars are to become a regular sight on Southend seafront as part of new monthly rallies.

Up to 20 enthusiasts who bring their beloved pre-1970 vehicles to display in designated areas of City Beach, will each be entitled to a free breakfast in a seafront restaurant, sponsored by seafront traders.

The dates are Sunday March 30, April 27, May 25, June 22 and September 28.

Southend Council’s councillor for culture and tourism, Derek Jarvis, said: “Vintage vehicles create interest for all ages. They spark memories for people who may remember some of these motors in their heyday, and are also a great chance for those who have only glimpsed such cars in films, to be able to see them in their well-preserved glory.”

Members of South Eastern Vintage and Classic Vehicle Club are taking part in the second date which coincides with National Drive It Day, run by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs.

This annual event commemorates the 64 cars that left London on a 1,000-mile trial in April 1900, and encourages owners of classic vehicles to get them up and running and out on the road.

In addition, South Eastern Vintage and Classic Vehicle Club is staging its 21st anniversary London to Southend Classic Vehicle Run on Sunday, July 13 Roger Petheram, who is organising the London to Southend run, said: “In the Fifties people used to come in their cars with a picnic to the seaside, so this annual event is a way to try and re-create that.

“These days we start off from Fairlop Waters in Barkingside and drive along a 50-mile route through the green lanes of Essex to Southend seafront. This run is open to any vehicle over 25 years old and other vehicles of special interest.”

For more information or to book your place, contact Roger on 01702 512725 or visit www.essexclassicvehicles.

co.uk If you have a pre-1970 vehicle and would like to take part in one of the Sunday breakfast events, contact Lisa Ferne on 01702 215119.

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9:06am Mon 3 Feb 14

Howard Cháse says...

Classic chipped up saxos?
Classic chipped up saxos? Howard Cháse
  • Score: -14

10:50am Mon 3 Feb 14

Britanniaman says...

They stopped the boy racers from having meeting's on the seafront what i still think was a big mistake as the seafront is like a ghost town in the winter but when the boy racers used to go down there it brought trade and dads down there with there kids to look at the modified cars.But this will be good i will get my Escort mk 2 1977 out if i ever get time of work. They thought the boy racers was noisy LOL cherry bomb exhaust:)
They stopped the boy racers from having meeting's on the seafront what i still think was a big mistake as the seafront is like a ghost town in the winter but when the boy racers used to go down there it brought trade and dads down there with there kids to look at the modified cars.But this will be good i will get my Escort mk 2 1977 out if i ever get time of work. They thought the boy racers was noisy LOL cherry bomb exhaust:) Britanniaman
  • Score: 4

11:04am Mon 3 Feb 14

Howard Cháse says...

Cars over 25 years old.


1989 vintage XR3 anyone?

Vroom vroom!
Cars over 25 years old. 1989 vintage XR3 anyone? Vroom vroom! Howard Cháse
  • Score: 2

11:11am Mon 3 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

Yeah it wouldn't be long, before the cruisers take over, who in turn attract the boy racers, wake up....
Yeah it wouldn't be long, before the cruisers take over, who in turn attract the boy racers, wake up.... You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: -5

11:37am Mon 3 Feb 14

Howard Cháse says...

Be ironic if the bulk of the vehicles turning up were eighties hot hatches....
Be ironic if the bulk of the vehicles turning up were eighties hot hatches.... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 2

3:39pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Belfairs Boy says...

Classic Car Rallies !

Should not Cllr Stephen Aylen get credit for this.
Classic Car Rallies ! Should not Cllr Stephen Aylen get credit for this. Belfairs Boy
  • Score: 3

6:41pm Mon 3 Feb 14

the25man says...

Apart from the cars there are quite a number of trading places old than the cars
Apart from the cars there are quite a number of trading places old than the cars the25man
  • Score: 1

7:10am Tue 4 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Cars over 25 years old.


1989 vintage XR3 anyone?

Vroom vroom!
I had an XR3i Convertible, the original puusy wagon...
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Cars over 25 years old. 1989 vintage XR3 anyone? Vroom vroom![/p][/quote]I had an XR3i Convertible, the original puusy wagon... You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: 1

7:30am Tue 4 Feb 14

SteveBee says...

I'm sure this was a rejected Cllr Aylen idea, he has bee trying to get something like this going for years...
I'm sure this was a rejected Cllr Aylen idea, he has bee trying to get something like this going for years... SteveBee
  • Score: 1

7:54am Tue 4 Feb 14

eloste says...

Fantastic idea, the council have spent a fortune making the seafront a better place, lets use it to promote Southend by organising events like this.
Fantastic idea, the council have spent a fortune making the seafront a better place, lets use it to promote Southend by organising events like this. eloste
  • Score: 0

7:57am Tue 4 Feb 14

eloste says...

As the other members said, sure our local councilor put a lot into getting this going ages ago!
As the other members said, sure our local councilor put a lot into getting this going ages ago! eloste
  • Score: 0

9:54am Tue 4 Feb 14

Dr Diesel says...

Cllr Aylen has been working on this for at least 5years at times being ridiculed by the Council hierarchy, Now it is happening he gets no mention for his work. I am sure this wouldn't have happened with his initial pushing of an idea. Regarding those who have fears of 'boy racers', the second of these events will concurrent with the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Club's 'Drive it Day' on the Sunday 27th April. I'm knocking on 60 and president of the FBHVC is Lord Montagu of Beaulieu - no boy racers!
Cllr Aylen has been working on this for at least 5years at times being ridiculed by the Council hierarchy, Now it is happening he gets no mention for his work. I am sure this wouldn't have happened with his initial pushing of an idea. Regarding those who have fears of 'boy racers', the second of these events will concurrent with the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Club's 'Drive it Day' on the Sunday 27th April. I'm knocking on 60 and president of the FBHVC is Lord Montagu of Beaulieu - no boy racers! Dr Diesel
  • Score: 2

1:47pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Staggering says...

Dr Diesel wrote:
Cllr Aylen has been working on this for at least 5years at times being ridiculed by the Council hierarchy, Now it is happening he gets no mention for his work. I am sure this wouldn't have happened with his initial pushing of an idea. Regarding those who have fears of 'boy racers', the second of these events will concurrent with the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Club's 'Drive it Day' on the Sunday 27th April. I'm knocking on 60 and president of the FBHVC is Lord Montagu of Beaulieu - no boy racers!
I couldn't agree more with the mention of Stephen Aylen. He has been discussing this face to face and on emails with various classic cars owners to make this happen and has been instrumental in getting this off the ground. I look forward to attending and thank you Stephen for your time.
[quote][p][bold]Dr Diesel[/bold] wrote: Cllr Aylen has been working on this for at least 5years at times being ridiculed by the Council hierarchy, Now it is happening he gets no mention for his work. I am sure this wouldn't have happened with his initial pushing of an idea. Regarding those who have fears of 'boy racers', the second of these events will concurrent with the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Club's 'Drive it Day' on the Sunday 27th April. I'm knocking on 60 and president of the FBHVC is Lord Montagu of Beaulieu - no boy racers![/p][/quote]I couldn't agree more with the mention of Stephen Aylen. He has been discussing this face to face and on emails with various classic cars owners to make this happen and has been instrumental in getting this off the ground. I look forward to attending and thank you Stephen for your time. Staggering
  • Score: 2

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