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FOR CROSSFIRE DRIVERS IN THE UK

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We’ve taken our cars to various places around the country. Here is a list of meets and events that we have been to in the past.

With the weather being very unpleasant we still had a good turnout to our Chatsworth meeting. 12 cars with an equal spilt Coupe to Roadster, 2 being STR6’s. Meeting at the Chatsworth estate farm shop we drove in convoy through the Capability Brown designed grounds of Chatsworth House. Home of the Duke of Devonshire the house has some stunning rooms filled with artwork and furniture from the period.

With the event being cancel last year due to Ill health of the organiser, Edwin Tipper, we were all hoping that the weather would not spoil this year’s event. Held in three fields the event in Alrewas, Burton 0n Trent attracted a wide range of cars, lorries and motorbikes from over the years.

Seven Crossfires attended, six Roadsters and one Coupe with a lot of interest in our vehicles including the organisers wife. Apart from a couple of very short showers even the weather was kind to us.

Sunday 21st July 2019 ~ Once again the UK Crossfires Club returned to the magnificent venue of Blenheim Palace, steeped in history with magnificent grounds to explore, jointly hosted by myself Anne E Roberts and Geoffrey Hooker.

Twenty two Crossfires attended the event and the weather was perfect, just the right temperature to enjoy an afternoon picnic.

Parked together at the famous North Gates it made a fantastic backdrop for people to take photos of their cars. Our Crossfires were admired by many visitors to the palace.

For many new members, this was their first experience of a Club meeting and we received lots of compliments on how we ran the event and how much they enjoyed the day. Geoffrey Hooker spent many hours discussing issues that occasionally occur with our cars, and we would like to extended a big thank you to Mike Darby our Chairman who works tirelessly behind the scenes discussing arrangements with the estate organisers, but sadly on this occasion was unable to attend.

Once again we appreciate our members continued support, and look forward to seeing you all again soon.

On Sunday 14th October 2018 a little bit of history was made for the UK Crossfires Club when it celebrated the 15th anniversary of the first cars registered in October 2003.

In what can only be described as awful weather conditions, 76 cars made the trip to Claydon House in Buckinghamshire to line up for a truly unique event in, not only the Club’s history, but also in that this was the largest gathering of the iconic car anywhere in Europe. Initially it was thought that this may have been the largest gathering anywhere in the world but on the 29th October our hopes were dashed as we were told that 84 cars assembled for the Tail of the Dragon drive in the USA in 2010. However, we know that if the weather had been better a further 10 cars would have been present, so a moral victory in our eyes. Particularly when you consider that the UK only registered c.4,500 cars out of the 76,000 totally produced, with the majority being registered in the USA.

 

Bank Holiday Monday saw the UK Crossfires Club attend the Knebworth Classic event for the first time in Hertfordshire.