2nd recce for this 4 day event completed today. All is in order, hotels are sorted, restaurants are sorted. Gala dinner -Check. Route -All done. Now to prepare the Roadbook!
We have received this distress call from a fellow classic car enthusiast. Can anyone in that area help?
Hello, I am attending my sister-in-laws wedding tomorrow and the 1958 VW Beatle they had booked has broken down - I was wondering if you or any of your members in the Marbella/Sotogrande area are able to help us in this emergency.
My Father-in-law, my brother and my own father are all members of classic car clubs in the UK so if we are ever able to repay the favour it would... be our pleasure
CCCA 9th Birthday Party. What a fabulous night we enjoyed last night at Treetops Restaurante in El Chaparral. Very well done to the staff and management there for giving us a superb night. A marvellous atmosphere and truly excellent food and service. Thank-you! Well done too to Tina Rose who did a great job of entertaining us and, of course, my thanks to the 100+ CCCA members for coming out, supporting the Club and enjoying themselves. Just terrific!
HOT OFF THE PRES!!!! We finally have a date for our next Tour! It's Monday October the 23rd until Saturday October 28th and its the TOUR of EXTREMADURA. The most amazing, stunning countryside, Extremadura is fabulous, and we have superb hotels. Going to be a great event! Sign up quick for this one!
A superb clubnight and dinner at El Chaparral last night. My thanks to Lars Lindberg and Raoul from SPV Racing for coming along and inviting us to their fun weekend in Benalmadena Puerto on August 12th and 13th. See the flyer below.
Roy Graveling: It is with great sadness that I have to tell you of the death yesterday of staunch CCCA supporter, Roy Graveling. He and his wife Sheila have been popular and loyal supporters of the Club since its inception and he will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to his wife Sheila and their family. The funeral will take place on Monday, June 12th at 11.00AM at Benalmadena Crem. I would like to see as many CCCA members there to support Sheila as possible.
The CCCA Summer Bash! June 23rd. Always a great night! Cava and Canapés on arrival, dining and dancing 'Al fresco' under the stars, poolside. Fantastic entertainment from one of the very best on the coast, Johnny G. Tickets from Brian Ladd.
You will probably remember that I have talked of The Tour de Sands in previous emails, at Clubnights and in the page we have in the Euro Weekly News.
CCCA member, Sandra (Sands) Watson, lost her fight with the vile Cancer disease last year. She was a fabulous person, friend, wife and Mum and also a very successful dentist. She and Jerry even managed to organise Runs for the CCCA whilst still living in the UK! Their enthusiasm for all things, especially ...this Club, never waned. Both Jerry and Sandra really enjoyed this Club and made lots of friends from it. Sandra also loved cycling and, only a few weeks before the end, managed a lengthy cycle tour in New Zealand. A truly lovely and amazing lady.
To honour her life, and to raise a lot of money for two important charities, husband Jerry Watson has been planning a mammoth cycle ride from Easton-on-the Hill, near Stamford, to their second home in Elviria, Spain. Hence the 'E2E' part of it all. This huge ride covers 1600 miles (2400Kms) through the UK, France and Spain and is taking 6 full weeks to achieve. It started from Easton-on-the-Hill on April 21st and arrives on the Costa del Sol on Thursday June 01st.
Two CCCA members, Jerry and Mac McCarthy are doing the whole trip and anyone who wants to join in for any part (or parts) of the trip is welcome. In fact, 57 cyclists joined in for the UK section alone! I am going to the north of Spain towards the end of the month to join some of the route myself (!!)
You can see the route and the schedule on the website www.tourdesands.com and it really is worth having a look at it to see what has, and is being, achieved.
To celebrate the end of this incredible odyssey, we are arranging a party at Avanto Beach Club, near La Cala, on Saturday June 01st. We'll have at least 40 people coming especially from the UK, we'll have great food, plenty to drink and some very good live music. The ticket is only €50 and 25% of this will go to the charities. We'll also be auctioning off some good local and UK prizes for those that might like them.
There is an invitation attached and it would be helpful if you could let me know if you'll attend this incredibly special and worthwhile event. Bring any friends and guests just let me know the numbers etc. firstname.lastname@example.org
I do hope to see the entire Classic Car Club of Andalucia there.
Our friends at the Porsche Owners Club have a charity run going on that same day in aid of Cudeca, another very worthwhile charity, and we wish them well with that but, I hope, all CCCA members will be at Avanto to greet our own amazing cyclists and share this incredible achievment.
If you would like the wizzy shirts deigned for the event, let me know that too.
All the very best,
Tour D'Algarve 2017! April 25th to 29th. Marbella-Ronda-Jerez-Sevilla-Algarve-Sevilla-Ronda