Photo Gallery: New vintage car club formed in Attleborough

Vintage and veteran car enthusiasts in south Norfolk could soon have a new place to meet each other and talk about their passion.

Stuart Halsall, 81, who moved to Attleborough four months ago, has decided to set up his own group having found few opportunities in the area where fans can get together on a regular basis.

Although clubs exist for single makes of car, such as Rolls Royce or Austin, he felt general enthusiasts were being uncatered for.

Under the banner of the Vintage Sports Car Club (VSCC), Mr Halsall hopes to start arrange monthly meetings at the White Lodge pub, in London Road.

He said: 'My wife and I recently moved to this area having lived abroad for a long time. I've found it hard to make contact with car enthusiasts.

'The vintage motorcycle club seems well catered for and there's make clubs like Rolls Royce but nothing that covers all makes of cars where you can get together and have a natter.'

Mr Halsall's interest in vintage cars began when he was 16 and over the years he has bought and restored 'lots' of old vehicles back to their former glory, including the world's last surviving 1907 Nordenfelt and his current 1920 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost.

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He said his passion had been nurtured by his father's own keen interest in cars.

'I grew up in the Isle of Man and I remember I was the only boy in my class whose parents had a motor car. I was the only boy who had been outside the capital Douglas, which seems quite remarkable today,' he said.

For the last 37 years, Mr Halsall has lived in southern Africa where he worked as a civil engineer before deciding to settle in Norfolk.

It is hoped that meetings at the White Lodge will take place the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm and the last Sunday of each month at 11am - with the first being held on February 27.

All vintage and veteran car enthusiasts and their families are welcome. They do not have to be a member of the VSCC or even own a vintage car themselves.

For more information, call Mr Halsall on 01953 457035