Date For Photo Competition Entries Closes On 13 November

SWCCC Annual Show 2017

As you will no doubt recall, in 2016 our show was affected by the Velathon cycle event, which closed off large parts of Cardiff and surrounding areas, causing traffic chaos.

The 2017 event was scheduled for the equivalent date, i.e. the 21st of May, and as a result, we felt that we should avoid that day, and hold our show on the Saturday, the 20th of May.
We have now been advised that the Velathon organisers have decided to move their event to Sunday 9th July.
So, despite earlier comments, and AGM minutes, we shall be holding our show on:-

Sunday 21st May 2017

at Cardiff City Football Stadium.

We regret to announce the passing of Cy Jones who was a former club member, and father of Vince Jones. The funeral will be at 1:45pm on 25 October at Coychurch Crematorium. The family have requested no flowers and any donations made to the British Heard Foundation.

A group of classic car enthusiasts discussing their medical problems at the club coffee morning.
'Do you realise,' said one, 'My arm is so weak I can hardly hold this coffee cup.'
'Yes, I know.' replied the second, 'My cataracts are so bad I can't see to pour the coffee.'
'I can't turn my head,' rejoined the third, 'because of the arthritis in my neck.'
'My blood pressure pills make my dizzy,' commented the fourth, adding, 'I guess that's the price we pay for getting old.'
'Well, it's not all bad.' piped up the first, 'We should be thankful that we can still drive.'

Remember to  check out the Events Diary Page 

First visit - 

"Welcome to the website of the South Wales Classic Car Club.  The Club was formed by a small group of enthusiasts back in 1983 and has continued to go from strength to strength.  Today it has a membership of around 100 classic car enthusiasts mainly from South Wales but with some coming from as far away as Bristol to the east of the region and Carmarthenshire in West Wales.

A huge part of the Club’s success is because it is a great place to meet fellow enthusiasts and make new friends.  All you need is an interest in classic cars – you don’t even need to own one to be a member!  The type of classics owned by South Wales Classic Car Club members range from vintage Rolls-Royces and sleek Jaguars to the humble BMC  family saloons from our younger day.  But, regardless of the vehicle(s) owned or aspired to, everyone is welcome.

Our annual show, the South Wales Classic Car Show, is run entirely by volunteers from the Club and the money raised enables donations to be made to various charities serving the South Wales area.  Follow the links for more details of the South Wales Classic Car Show and the charities we have been able to support."

Not Coffee Morning......... But Afternoon Tea

Closed. Or that's what the sign on the right hand gate declared, when the intrepid troupe of club members arrived at the Old Barn Tea Room on Saturday afternoon. The impression at that point was one of a speculative mid-winter visit to a know tourist venue only to be reminded that this is Britain, parts of which operate on a seasonal basis.....However, first impressions can be deceiving  and braving the torrential rain to enquire further revealed a room full of people in various stages of ordering or devouring afternoon tea - phew!     Gone for a Scone was the brainchild of Ian Thomas, planned in advance for 3 September and open to anyone to turn up to the Muster Point which was convened under the shelter of the Sainsbury superstore in Pontypridd, for a 3pm departure.
The dozen or so cars, with headlights set against the driving rain, set off on the 'scenic' route to the destination. With comprehensive pace notes in hand, and no doubt a hankering for air-conditioning in some cases, the convoy remained largely intact up to the Ponsticill Reservoir, which formed a beautiful backdrop to the last few miles of the route.     There was a strong indication from the proliferation of roadside signs that the Tea Room is a very popular visitor destination, or new patrons have a tendency to get lost, because the signs started at least three miles out. The consensus was that despite the weather, it was still a 'fun run' with a treat to finish. Good job Ian.


(Next Coffee Morning 19 November)

 2016 Photographic Competition:

Subject - The most interesting vehicle

Rules - Images must be from 2016
          - Of any motorised vehicle
          - Free to enter for club members and family
          - One image per person to be e-mailed to Mark Daniel
          - Closing date Sunday 13 November 2016
             - Winning Presentation made at December Club Night
          - Judge is Paul Shackson, PR Consultant

Here's plenty of notice for the 2016 Christmas Dinner Dance at the Manor House Hotel, Sully Road, Penarth, CF64 2TQ. (Tel 02920 709 309). Those who attended last year will no doubt remember the wonderful evening and will surely want to confirm a booking for this year to Kim Hyde as soon as possible. These are the details:

Date: 10 December
Cost: £27 per head
Deposit: £5 per head required by 30 September
Balance: Due by 30 November

The venue has accommodation available at £75 for a couple for the night and £49.50 if you require a single room. The cost includes bed & breakfast, and bookings should be made direct with the hotel.

Kim can be contacted at: