Twelve members enjoyed a relaxing cruise on the River Stort onboard one of CanalAbility's specially adapted canal boats. Everyone who wanted to was able to have a go at steering and assisting in getting the boat through the locks. The trip departed from their base at Burnt Mill down stream to Roydon Lock and then return to base. Everyone seemed to enjoy the trip and requested a return visit. We were also able to present a donation of £250.00 from the profits from last year's car show.
Whitewebbs Museum of Transport
Based around the Whitewebbs Pumping Station, one of the last pumping stations built during the 19th Century to support the flow of water along the New River. The museum is managed by Enfield and District Veteran Vehicle Society which also organises the annual Pageant of Motoring. This is a great museum with a varied array of exhibits, our thanks go to the volunteers who gave their time to show us around.
September 2020 Titan Historic Racing
Titan historic racing open day.
An open day extravaganza at their workshop. They had over 15 race cars on display including running the F5000 engines and 10 classic cars which are part of the Titan Historic collection. They also invited along 30 plus sports cars from the Matching Green Classic Car club on stands and in demo cars parks.
Drive It Day
Supporting the FBHVC event our version of drive it day started from The Squadron, North Weald Airfield we followed a tulip route book through Essex & Bedfordshire ending at The Shuttleworth Collection, Biggleswade. A guided tour of their extensive collection of motor vehicles and aircraft by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteer was excellent.
Despite a cold and damp start to the day, approximately fifty brave souls ventured out to our picnic. The weather improved during the day and turned into a warm afternoon. Food was delivered from The Hunters Meet restaurant for those who didn't want to prepare their own food. Unfortunately due to the damp start not many classics attended.
Club Dinner and Dance
MGCSCC's annual club dinner and dance at the Hunters Meet in Hatfield Heath was a blast. A great turnout with 95 people, raising over £400 for a local charity. The singers were outstanding, as were some of the club members moves on the dance floor!
Picnic on the Green
Following hot on the heals of our successful annual car show, our second event on Matching Green this year was our popular "Picnic on the Green". Approximately forty members could choose between providing their own food or taking advantage of a special deal with The Hunters Meet, Hatfield Heath to supply a tasty BBQ box.
The weather was just about perfect and our gazebo village gave members shade from the sun.
This was the clubs first large social gathering since the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, which probably lead to lower than normal attendance but I am sure the 64 people who did go will all agree that this was a fantastic event. The food, entertainment and whole ambience of the evening was all excellent.
Thanks go to everyone involved in the organization.