During the summer the Square Wheels club – formerly the Masonic Classic Vehicle Club – has been active with a programme of events for members’ participation around Britain, and Europe.
From July 6-8 the club attended Classic Le Mans, held for the ninth time at the famous Sarthe circuit in France. A trip into nostalgia to again remember Steve McQueen in his Porsche in the Le Mans film. This year the reality was 75-year-old Henri Pescarolo racing in his Matra-Simca MS670. The partisan French crowd were ecstatic! As a central display the Porsche stand was immense, showcasing their 70th birthday and featuring every model and year.
At the Silverstone Classic – July 20/22 - the club had a display area which featured six contrasting cars: a (bright) orange Ford Capri Mk2; a pristine red Austin Healey 3000; a green Renault V6 Clio; a Ferrari Mondial QV in blue: a lovely black Ford Zephyr Zodiac and a stunning Jaguar XKR. The Square Wheels area attracted a lot of interest from visiting masons, and the general public. As always, the stand was completed with the Classic 300 Arch. The circuit racing programme was varied, with an eclectic mix of race cars.
|The Classic 300 arch at Silverstone,
with John Harmer’s Ferrari
|Typical Le Mans racing|
On both Friday and Saturday evenings hot air balloons were released into the Northamptonshire sky, whilst the crowds were entertained with concerts, including UB40.
During the weekend of September 15-16, the club had a stand at the Manchester Classic Car Show, at Event City and met and talked to many masons from the North-West.
At the time of writing the Square Wheels stand (No. 1-445) at the NEC’s Classic Motor Show on November 9-11 is still being planned. However, a full report will be made of this indoor show – the largest in the UK - at a future time.
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