By Ian Giles • 30 June 2019 • 9:06
NOT only do CCCA members enjoy their driving, their cars and seeing the beautiful Andalucian countryside, they also enjoy a marvellous social scene with many parties, lunches, dinners and other gatherings. This past weekend saw the Club put on its annual Summer Ball at the Hotel Tamisa Golf as they have on 10 previous occasions!
The hotel boasts one of the most beautiful settings on the coast. On a balmy summer evening tables were set up around the kidney-shaped swimming pool which, with Mijas golf course as the backdrop, provided the most stunning setting and ambience.
After an hour or so of Cava and canapés and then an excellent three-course dinner, music was provided by the exceptionally talented Mark Connor and Michelle Williams, who soon had the gang up and dancing the evening away. The stage and the dance floor had been set up outside, which in turn contributed much to the marvellous ‘ambience’ being enjoyed by everyone.
The evening had been organised, as usual, by the Club’s vice-president, Brian Ladd, who sadly has been rather poorly and was unable to attend. Appreciation of his efforts was shown by the huge round of applause he received when thanked by Club President, Ian Giles.
The Club continues its programme of events through the hot summer months and next on the calendar will be the July dinner at Treetops Restaurante on Tuesday, July 2 where dining will be ‘al fresco’ under the stars on the beautiful terrace there.
On the following Saturday, July 6, the Club will have a classic car run and lunch, although the route, start and finish venues have yet to be announced.
Membership of this active and vibrant classic car club is possible still for owners of classic cars by contacting the Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Costa del Sol chapter of the JEC continues to grow under the guidance of Chairman Philip Wray and his wife Jenny. Their next event is a car run and lunch which will start from the shopping centre at the Centre Comercial at Rincon de la Victoria just south of junction 252 of the main A7 towards Nerja at 11.00am on Saturday, June 29.
The run will take in some fabulous scenery on the edge of the Montes de Malaga before running along a ridge with fabulous views both sides towards the sea and the inland mountains. The route will then head north before turning southwards, back towards the sea for a coffee stop followed by more countryside and a Cava stop on the seaside. From there it is a short drive to Lo Pepe Molina in Almayate where lunch will be served.
If you would like to join in the fun please contact Philip Wray at jec.costadelsol@gmail. com.
We’re very fortunate that in our beautiful part of the world there is so much interest in the world of classic cars. Car clubs, rallies and shows are very much common place here.
This coming weekend, June 29 and 30 there is a two-day classic car show in Estepona. Called the Festival de Coches y Motos Classicás and will be at the Palacio de Congresos. Entry is only €10 pp and there will be music, food trucks and other refreshments available over the entire weekend.
There will also be a short classic car run through Estepona on the Sunday. The run will start from the Palacio, go through to the Avenida de España with a coffee stop in the Port at Reinaldos which will give people another chance to see the cars close up.
I understand there are still entries available for those wishing to go along and more information can be gleaned by contacting Lucinda Caupain, the event organiser, at costa email@example.com.
I also hope to have more information on the Marbella Concours D’Elegance set for July in the next issue.
I am often asked by readers about joining the Classic Car Club of Andalucia and maybe acquiring a classic car to take part in the fun.
Information on the Club can be found on the website www.cccandalucia.com or by emailing info@cccandalucia. com. Those wanting to acquire a classic car can look at the Classified section of the Club’s website, as above.
That’s it for now, there will be more classic car news in this newspaper in two weeks time.
Further information on Classic Car Club of Andalucia events can be found on the Club’s website www.cccandalucia.com. Membership of this vibrant club is open to anyone owning a genuine classic car here in Spain. Saca tu coche clásico del garaje y diviértete con el.
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