This Saturday 20th May sees the 16th International Gibraltar Classic Vehicle Rally at Casemates Square.
Once again around 100 cars will congregate as from early morning and will be on display to the public until 1300hrs when they will parade up the Mainstreet for a drive round the Rock with a pause for a tour and refreshments at the University of Gibraltar. The cars will return to Casemates after that.
Tell your friends and family – anyone wanting to enter a car – forms are on this website somewhere….
Form for members can be downloaded here: gcva-members-rally-application-2017
Members and Guests can participate. If you are not yet a member but want to participate you will be welcome as long as your vehicle is 25 years or more. Remember, GCVA is not just for cars, all vehicles are welcome. Entry down Cloister Ramp and Irish Town to JMS.
If you want to participate and cannot find your entry form please contact me and I will send you all the information and entry form again. You do not want to miss out on this adventure.
16th International Classic and Vintage Vehicle Rally 2017 -Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May 2017
Application form here:
To all our members and friends….
Events coming up:
The static display for Saturday 4th June at Casemates is cancelled.
Sunday 5th June. BBQ. We shall be holding a BBQ at the club house. This time we are going for a straight forward traditional type BBQ. Now you know how popular these are and as usual places are limited. So if you want to come and spend a pleasant afternoon amongst friends book your place ASAP. The cost as usual will be kept to a minimum. So book your place for Sunday now. 1pm at the club house.
The Queen’s 90th Birthday Tea Party on Saturday June 11th 2016 organised by The Sol Club.
At The Malaga Aviation Museum, Malaga Airport
The Director of the Museum has been very successful in promoting events based at his Museum.
He is offering us the opportunity of enjoying an event in celebration of Her Majesty’s official birthday in the form of a Buckingham Palace type ‘Tea Party’ in the Museum’s gardens.
The invitation to join in the fun is open to all, there is no fee and tea, cakes, and biscuits will be provided free.
The event has the support of the Aviation Authority, who will be opening nearby disused car parks, at no charge, which offer more than ample parking for the expected crowds. We do not want to spoil the surprises for participants but they will include a choir and some special attendees.
The Museum has previously called on the SOL club to provide suitable cars and for this very special event they are, with the support of the Auto Museum and other clubs, to have an outstanding static display of cars. If you have a vehicle which you feel can make a contribution can you please contact Ray Holland on firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
All classic cars are particularly welcome and the car parks will be exhibitions in themselves.
While the Museum’s catering will, due to financial restraints, be modest all are very welcome to bring your own picnic cool boxes so you can enjoy the event further.
Please support this opportunity of celebrating a very special event for a very special Lady.
Cars on display will need to arrive before 16.00 and the fun (you will only find out if you go) begins at 16.30.
Saturday 18th June.
Prado del Rey. Our friends from Cadiz have organised an outing to Prado del Rey on the 18th June. These outings are always very popular with our club and we hope many of you will be able to join in. I will be putting out more information on this once I get it. This is a long weekend and some of you may want to make a short break of it. I have looked at prices and Cortijo de la Molinera is up at £56 per night. This hotel is situated beside the pantano in Arcos de la Frontera. Apart from a pleasant place to stay and good food it also offers fantastic views of the lake and Arcos itself. They only have a limited number of rooms available. So if you are intending in staying let me know as soon as you can so I can book.
Sunday 19th June.
3rd Anniversary Classic Car meeting in Tavira Portugal (if interested get in touch):
Oh and Finally, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May 2017
Our 15th International Rally this weekend was a great success with well over 100 vehicles attending on the Saturday. Casemates was packed solid with vehicles of all ages. I think I can safely say the best yet. For those that participated, well you saw for yourselves and for those who did not or could no you missed a great show. Anyway, there is always next year to look forward to.
Sunday saw about 30 cars assemble at The San Roque Club for breakfast. Then just after 11am 25 vehicles left for a 125 kms run in the Arconocales and ending up in Camping Jimena with a great BBQ lunch
Here are some photos for now – I’m sure more will follow soon:
The 2016 Classic car rally was the conclusion of “Larry’s epic journey”, which saw a Lincolnshire man drive a vintage nineteen-twenty-nine Ford all the way from Gibraltar Point to The Rock to raise money for charity, although covered by local media and facebook heavily, in case you didn’t hear about it here are some of the photos he shared of his journey:
“Drive it Day” Sunday 24th April 2016 – run by many car clubs, and this year incorporated into FIVA world motoring heritage year, commemorating a 1000 mile run done in 1900 when 64 cars went from London to Brighton in a test of roadworthiness and reliability. The GCVA did their bit meeting at Europa Point for breakfast and going on a drive around the rock ending up in a local Supermarket carpark.