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

Social & Drive It Day Reports 2024

In addition to our formal shows we hold various social events and Drive It Days. Below are reports of these events hoping you will see how much more belonging to Southern Classics Society means.

2024 social event reports will appear here as they happen. All our events are now booked and confirmed. Please go to "All 2024 Events" to see the 2024 Events Calendar.

Old Barn Garden Centre, Dial Post, Breakfast Meet - 17th March 2024

A full report of the event and it's attendees will be appearing soon here, Please watch this space! In the meantime, the full set of photographs can be seen in the Photo Gallery page on the following link:

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Carat's Cafe, Southwick, Breakfast Meet - 18th February 2024

Carats Cafe Breakfast Meet November 2024 - by Martin B-D, Regalia Sec

Who on earth, willingly, leaves home at eight o'clock on a cold, very wet, and windy Sunday morning in the middle of February, to attend a classic car Breakfast Meeting? Southern Classics Society members, that's who! - the more adventurous ones, anyway. I would also like to point out that it happened to be my birthday, as well.

Normally, I would not have ventured forth in such filthy weather in the Great White Whale (1985 Rover SD1 VDP EFi) because Rovers of this vintage tend to dissolve in the rain, but the Scimitar is trapped (I can't open the doors because my garage is full of new shed panels), and the Range Rover has no current MOT (due to 3 weeks waiting list). Anyway, despite the rain and large amounts of standing water, off we went at a cautious pace and arrived at Carat's about half-an-hour later.

We counted about ten classics already parked up, and we joined their owners inside the café for a bite to eat (very nice, eggs on toast, for me). By the time we had finally finished eating and talking, the weather had improved somewhat, and a visible horizon was slowly appearing out in the channel. The wind turbine close-by, however, was still spinning at an impressive and audibly-noticeable rate.

As is the normal procedure on these occasions, several of us gathered in the car-park and engaged in a bit more conversation, not always directly car-related, but always enjoyable, nonetheless. Although there were four Scimitar owners present, only two such vehicles were in evidence. Apart from them, I saw MG Bs, Triumph Spitfires and Vitesses, MX 5s, VW Caravelles, Not a bad showing for such a miserable day, but let's try and do better next time at the breakfast meeting at the Old Barn Nursery in March. See you there.

As always, we extend our thanks to the staff of Carats Cafe for allowing us to use their facilities, and for providing a delicious breakfast and hot drinks. Also, of course, we thank all those owners who supported the event by bringing their cars!

(Your webmaster's thanks go to Martin who has kindly provided this report).

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