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Club News 2019/20


The CCVC has had a successful year in 2019 and what year it’s has been! With Drive it Day Rally held on Sunday 28th April which started from Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome finishing at the Museum Of Power. A Road Rally driving a 50 mile country route across Essex . Numbers were down on last years entries due to another local event being held for the first time on the same day. This watered down the amount raised to £3,500.00, therefore, the Committee agreed to increase this to £5000.00 by taking the additional funds from the clubs charity ‘pot’!

The good news was from the money raised at this event, the CCVC were able to donate £2,500.00 to Kids Inspire, £1,250.00 to Essex Dementia Care and £1,250.00 to JDRF charities.

The Essex Classic Vehicle Show in Colchester Lower Castle Park on Sunday 15th September, now in its 4th year, was a great success and the weather was really kind to us with sun all day. With over 230 classic cars from the 20’s-30’s- 40’s through to the 80’s, stalls of all kinds, kiddies’ corner and arena events with a great show by a Free Runners group. The presentation to the trophy winners were in the afternoon and several awards were made. To top off a really great event the gross income for Headway-Essex was a fantastic £10,290.00, this the most that the event has raised in the four years its been running. A big thank you to all who attended and to all the helpers and marshals from Rotary Club Billericay Mayflower  .

That rounds off a fabulous fund raising year for the Charity Classic Vehicle Club where £13,790.00 was donated to Essex Charities.

Please see the ‘Gallery’ section on our website for all the photos from these events and the cheque presentations. Please see ‘Events’ section for the information for 2020 calendar.

New members are still a rare breed, we need more members who are prepared to give up a few days of the year to give something back and help those who are worse off than we are. There is nothing like the satisfaction you get when you see and hear how grateful charities are when presenting a cheque and hearing what that money means to them and what they will be able to do and who they are able to help!!

If you have a pre-1980 Classic or thoroughbred vehicle with some spare time to socialise and help with marshalling, setting up at events, or would like to help with organising and planning events, please see the membership page.


We are hoping to make 2020 another great year for Essex Charities.




Alan F Osborn