Eleven club members took up the invitation to attend a ‘private’ informal classic car show at the Cat and Fiddle Pick-Your Own farm at Hinton near Christchurch on Sunday 26 July.
The club contingent, a mix of MGB GTs and Roadsters plus a Jaguar MKII and Jensen, was the largest club group at the ‘Classics at the Farm’ event which was organised by Classic Cars on the Prom chairman Ashley Miller.
The 70 plus cars that arrived (ranging from classic fire engines to huge American gas guzzlers) were lined-up between the pumpkins and leeks and everyone spent several hours chatting with friends and sampling the farm’s abundant crop of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries which supplemented picnic lunches – although most chose to purchase pre-picked punnets rather than labour in the fields themselves.
For most this was the first opportunity in the year to take their classic out for a run and the requirements of social distancing and the wearing of masks (in the farm shop) didn’t detract from the enjoyment of the day.
Plans are in hand to continue Classics at the Farm at three weekly intervals with Sunday 16 August and Sunday 06 September already booked – anyone who would like to take part should contact Chris Adamson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register their interest.
Organisers of the regular Classic Cars on the Prom are still waiting on confirmation from the council that they will be able to host the traditional end of season meeting on Christchurch Quay which is scheduled for Sunday 27 September.
If this doesn’t go ahead Ashley has provisionally booked the Farm for that Sunday and if Christchurch does take place the final meeting at the Farm will be on Sunday 04 October.
All the events are subject to Covid-19 regulations.