Southern Classics Society is a friendly and informal, all-marque club for classic vehicle enthusiasts in the south of England

Show Reports 2021

See all the Show Reports from 2021, most recent first.

These will appear as soon as the show season gets underway! All our events are now booked and confirmed. Please go to "All 2021 Events" to see the 2021 Events Calendar.

SCS Charity Show, Borde Hill Gardens, - 26th September 2021

The day started a bit overcast and drizzly, aggravated by the fact that the petrol shortages were starting to bite, so we wondered as we set up the show, just how many people would come. As it happened, the cars did arrive, at a steady if not spectacular pace, and by late morning, not only was the weather getting brighter but we had a good number of classics decorating the lawn of this very historic and attractive house. This being the charity show, a proportion of the proceeds will be divided between our two supported charities - The Motor Neurone Disease Association and St Barnabas Hospice.

With the improved weather the show atmosphere assumed the quiet, relaxed, nature that we have become used to at this venue, with visitors able to wander at leisure amogst the cars, or stroll around the gardens and sculptures. There is also the cafe available for refreshments.

The cars were our usual eclectic mix, ranging from early models from Citroen, Alvis, and MG etc., alongside late models lika Audi Quattro, Subaru, etc. In between was something for everyone. As well as cars, we were also pleased to welcome two classic bikes from Moto-Guzzi. To decide the awards, the vehicles were judged by popular vote, and the winner of the Brian Bennett Shield was the owner of the immaculate two-tone Ford Zodiac.

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SCS Summer Show, Worthing Rugby Football Club, - 15th August 2021

Worthing Rugby Football Club, An Outstanding Day!! by Richard Long

It's fair to say that the WRFC venue is the home ground for SCS. Thus, it seemed only fitting that we launched our first formal show there, since the pandemic. Historically it has always been a well attended, popular show for members and non-members alike; with the added interest of having the classics in decade order. Ironically the August WRFC show was 2yrs, bar a month, since out last formal show - prior to Covid bringing the whole country to a grinding halt.

With the show gates open, it was not long before plentiful multi marque classic cars started to turn-up and that remained the case throughout the day. The turnout was marvellous and SCS hosted 265 various classics along with a number of Autojumblers - the latter of which, is always good to see with their wares.

As per the normal format, awards were presented at the end of the day for decade winners and runners-up plus best club corner; along with a large number of lucky raffle ticket winners. Our senses were filled with wonderful classics and our inner selves satisfied with food from the chuck wagon and the newly arrived ice-cream trolley - marvellous !! Add all of the above to the mix plus decent weather and it certainly proved to be an outstanding day - of which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. As always, out grateful thanks to the superb staff at the WRFC for their continued support, help and generosity.

(Your webmaster's thanks go to Richard who has kindly provided this report, due to my absence elsewhere. Also to James Wright who has provided the excellent photos.)

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