Events & Calendar

Click here to see our calendar for meetings, observed drives etc.



Below are some photos from the Skidpan Experience on 11 June.

The visit starts with a briefing on what you will be doing, including safety instructions.   There are 10 places and there will be 2 instructors who will give a demonstration on the skid pan and then you will be able to drive with the instructor and practice what you will have been shown; to create a skid and to be able to keep control, hopefully!   There are some names already on the list so if you want to go, get your name down early to avoid disappointment.


We are hoping to book the next event on Sunday 19th May.  There are a couple of places available as of 7/05/2024.

You will be using the skid pan cars which are both front and rear wheel drive.

The cost is £80 and payment to be on the day by cash or cheque only.

The address of the Skid Pan is Essex Skid Pan, Hollow Road, Kelvedon, C05 9DD.

If you would like to reserve a place or require more details, please contact Joy Grohmann via email or telephone: / 01689 874 409




Photographs below showing members Ted Collison, Sharon Sanders, Andy Burton with question master John Biggs (top picture) and Ann McCarthy, Caroline Hubble and Barry and Sue Geeves (bottom picture) concentrating on the questions at our Summer Quiz.




The Group stand was in attendance at the recent Petts Wood Fayre.
Pictured are Chairman John Biggs and Centre Manager Steve Ewing, who were assisted by Secretary Peter Gray and observers Neal Hodges and Sharon Sanders.  There was a lot of interest shown with people “signed up“ for a free “Taster” session and others taking away our literature with them.
With the weather being kind for once all who attended agreed that it was a successful day.




As we have been unable to have any indoor social events, we held our first outdoor social meet on 6th June 2021 at Hall Place Bexley.
The pictures show members and Associates that attended, and one of the activities which was a guided walk around the Grounds lead by member Saby Ghosh.


Upcoming events:

A number of other trips out are in the early stages of planning; visits to the Control Centre at the Dartford Crossing and the Classic and Sports car show at Alexandra Palace later in the year for example.

At a previous Group Night we had guest speaker George Chandler, Broadband Project Manager at Kent County Council.   George entertained us with an interactive discussion on road signs, and surprised us with some unknown facts and figures.

And at another group night we had a splendid 1968 Met. Police Jaguar area car (original beat: West End Central – Soho!).   Its lovely historic equipment contrasted nicely with the modern BMW, which came complete with a very congenial Sgt Paul Newman.