RREC Central Southern Section
Past Events

Sunday 7 August 2005

Thirty-three Club cars from Central Southern and South Eastern Sections enjoyed a perfect summer's day at this year's Wings and Wheels event at Groombridge Place Gardens near Tunbridge Wells.

There is always plenty to see and do at this annual event with several classic car club displays and military vehicles of all sizes taking part. This year was also the summer gathering of the MG Car Club who provided an interesting mix of old and new models.

Under the 'wings' banner of the event title we were treated to two breathtaking aerobatic displays by single-seater aircraft that made most of us feel very grateful to be firmly routed to the ground. In addition the resident birds of prey were on display with all returning to their effusive trainer at the end of the day - unlike last year where one recalcitrant raptor remained defiant in the treetops!

Groombridge Place Gardens are a delight with the landscaped planting and unusual shaped conifers and fountains. They also boast a gnarled yew tree reputedly planted in 1415 to commemorate the English victory at Agincourt! However, there is also a large area of woodland in which to wander with unusual animals, children's activities and other interesting features.

At the end of the day a number of prizes were awarded and the title of 'Best Car Club display' went to The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club. Clifton Spencer (Chairman of South Eastern Section) received the cup on behalf of all those members present. A fitting end to a very enjoyable sunny August day.

Next year, we shall return to maintain our prize-winning position.

Simon Buck - Central Southern Committee Member

Aerobatic display   Isabel and Clifton Spencer   MGs
Watching the aerobatic display.   Isabel and Clifton Spencer with the Best Club Display cup.           Gleaming MGs.
Best Club display   Display area
Some of the Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars that participated in the Best Club Display award.                 Photos: Andrew Honour