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MEET REPORT: Cranleigh Classic Car Show

A new first for the club this year – we were invited to display our cars at this large annual classic car show. Normally restricted to cars over 20 years old, the exception is for car clubs and it was great that our S2000’s are now seriously considered to be modern classics.

The weather was kind to us and we were on site early to set up a stand with 12 cars, which was a great attendance for the first time at this show. This included a rare Mugen example and one of the GT100s.

The show was hosted by Mike Brewer from Wheeler Dealers (Edd was on his holidays) and although this year we were unable to get one of the S2000’s in the display arena, we are promised that this will happen next year if we attend. It would be interesting to hear what Mike might have to say about them following his recent experiences with the S.

There were over over 1800 cars on display, ranging from rare Aston Martins, huge American saloons to the more humble cars that some of us would have driven around in the 1970s and 80s. (or at least were driven by our parents).

Sadly the event was marred by a serious illness in the crowd which put things on hold for a while.  This resulted in an unscheduled visit from the Surrey Air Ambulance helicopter. We hope the person was OK but it proved to be an impressive display of the responsiveness and professionalism of our emergency services.

Throughout the day we were approached by people asking not whether they should buy an S2000, but which model year they should get when they do.! Some of us had to brush up our knowledge on the different changes for each face lift so we could speak with some authority on the subject. We even found some owners who didn’t know about the club and are now keen to, or have joined.

A big thank you to everyone who took part. Everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy the day and the feedback suggests we’d want to do this again next year. Who knows, we may even end up having a club presence when our cars really are 20 years old! (That's only 3 years away!)

 Story courtesy of Andy Sharp, Pictures thanks to Nate Ubolsing, Nigel Bradbury and Andy Sharp.

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