The summer events program at The Classic Motor Hub has come to an end and so we thought it appropriate to take a look back at what we hope everyone will agree was a fantastic summer of Coffee and Classics.
Over the summer of 2018 we have held 17 events, not only including Coffee and Classics on the first Sunday of the month between April and October, but meetings for individual marques such as Jaguar, Aston Martin and Porsche. The variety of vehicles that attend these events has been truly fantastic and really speaks to the values of The Classic Motor Hub, sharing the passion of motoring.
Throughout the season we have had a selection of different vendors offering delicious barista coffee, tasty pies and cheeses to take home and bacon rolls freshly cooked on site. Here are
a few shots of those we’d like to thank for giving up their Sundays to keep us enthusiasts motoring on.
The Classic Motor Hub doesn’t just welcome cars to our Sunday events; at every event a diverse selection of motorcycles scooters and occasionally trikes come and fill up Motorbike Corner opposite the shop.
One of the most popular bikes seen at the Hub is the Flying Millyard pictured below (left) designed and built by Allen Millyard (right) with a 5.0-litre V-twin aircraft engine fitted to a custom-built motorbike chassis.
Coffee and Classics gives everyone the chance to bring their favourite car and show it off to fellow petrol-heads. At the Hub you are just as likely to find a Ferrari 166MM by Vignale as you are to find a Ford Escort Mexico and the likelihood is that the owners of both cars will be just as happy to tell you all about them and listen to your stories about your GTi or 911.
The gravel podium area has showcased some very special cars this summer, from a competition Porsche Carrera Cup car run by Dino Zamparelli to Nick Mason’s D-type and a well-known Lamborghini Countach owned by Harry Metcalfe.
At every event this year blues duo ‘Mojo Hand’ have been on hand to lend a bluesy background buzz that keeps the atmosphere light and inclusive. For the summer BBQ we also had local rockers ‘The Strays’ performing late into the evening, which helped to create a real festival vibe on the warm July evening.
Also at our events our detailing partners Revive Auto Apothecary have been displaying and demonstrating their range of products which are available to purchase on-site from the shop or online. Our insurance partners Footman James have also been on site to help give information and advice on specialist car insurance.
Our first Coffee and Classics event of 2019 is on New Year’s Day and is a charity event for Kate’s Home Nursing – a local charity who offers important end-of-life care for elderly and disabled . After that a full program of events will follow with Coffee and Classics on the first Sunday of every month in the summer as well as a British day, an Italian day and a German day dotted throughout the summer. Make sure you follow our Instagram and Facebook pages to find out more information or add yourself to our mailing list.
Words by William Stoneham