* Classic Friendship *


JanuaryWe opened the year with a Natter night for our meeting, a good turn out of members just under 40! The New Year Party saw another good night out for members and friends. Our entertainment was provided by Paul Lamming for the second year running.
FebruaryOur guest speaker at our meeting was Rod Harris OBE, who gave a great talk on 'A day at the Palace'. The Annual Gillingham Gathering was attended by several TOY club members at the end of the month. Sadly Anton Harler's wife Gill passed away after a long illness.
March50 members enjoyed the Talk by Paul Chick MBE on 'Real or Fake' Goods. The Annual Skittles Match with the Woolbridge Motor Club saw the TOY team winning again!
April50 members attended the club meeting, we had a talk by Rob Curtis. Also in this month Len & Milly Watts celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary.
MayThe club's 18th Anniversary was celebrated at the AGM with a cake, also a club run to the Blandford Georgian Fayre.
JuneThe 18th Hardy Country Classic Tour had a record of 125 entries ! The Annual Show was another great day for our 19th Show.
AugustThe club Memorial Run organised by Pete Walker, 20 cars took part in the run. £1,430.46 was presented to Weldmar Hospicecare Trust from our Hardy Tour this year. Reported in the club magazine that our former Website Editor Kim Clarke had passed away, also club member Jill Andrews sadly passed away after a long illness.
NovemberMembers enjoyed a talk by Paul Atterbury at the club meeting. £1,500 was presented to the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance from this years Annual Show. Former member Mike Patrick sadly passed away.


JanuaryThe club New Years Party was another great night to start 2018
FebruaryTalk by Mike Crankshaw ' Hoofing the Paddle ' at our club meeting
MarchMembers enjoyed a Talk by ' Bonny Sartin ' on Smuggling in Dorset & Hampshire at the club meeting
AprilClub ' Drive It Day Run
MayAnniversary Run organised by Nick & Will finished at the Blandford Georgian Fayre
JuneThe Hardy Country Classic Tour was sponsored by Nantes and we donated £1,000 to Weldmar. Our 20th Anniversary Show took place, Alan Old won the Ken Wiltshire Cup and Best in Show was won by Tim Lane. Talk by Wessex Assisting Dogs at our club meeting.
July Over 30 cars were on display at the Barbecue. Mike & Dawn Brook took on the running of the Barbecue
August 10th Anniversary Buckham Fair took place and our club attended. Cheque presentation to Weldmar took place at our club meeting.
September Talk by Rod Harris OBE on ' Portland Spies '
October Keith Howorth the Weymouth Harbour Master gave us a talk at the club meeting
NovemberDouglas Beazer gave us a talk on the ' Royal Train '
DecemberMusic, Food and raffle was enjoyed at our December club night at The Lugger Inn


January The New Years Party was another enjoyable evening to start the year
February Talk by Dorset Wildlife Trust
March Paul Atterbury gave us one of his interesting talks
April Robin Vaughan and Mike Hayton organised the club ' Drive It Day Run '
May 20th Anniversary of the club, our Anniversary Run was organised by Nick & Will which finished at the Blandford Georgian Fayre. At the club AGM Carle, Nick & Martin Founder members cut a Anniversary Cake.
June 20th Hardy Country Classic Tour attracted 117 entries this year, Lady Charlotte Townsend of Melbury House became our second Patron of the club.
July Barbecue was organised by Mike & Dawn Brook
August The club enjoyed a Fish & Chip Run which was organised by Mike Brook

Club Meeting Venues.

1999The Victoria Inn, Chickerell
1999The New Inn, Littlemoor Road, Weymouth.
2010 - Lugger Inn, Chickerell.

Club Magazine.

A monthly publication which started off as a newsletter, but soon developed into a 32 page magazine !  
Issue 1Newsletter, produced for first meeting 4th May 1999 by Nick Aplin.
Issue 2Newsletter, June 1999 produced by Nick Aplin.