Join us call to vintage and veteran car owners

A vintage and veteran car enthusiast is looking to share his passion for old cars by meeting up with fellow enthusiasts for social get-togethers in Norfolk.

Vintage and veteran car enthusiast Stuart Halsall is looking to share his passion for old cars by meeting up with fellow enthusiasts.

After 37 years in South Africa he has moved back to the UK with his wife, Ann, and Lady Moonpenny – a 1920 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost he spent two years restoring in his garage in Cape Town after buying it in Britain in 2004.

Stuart, who moved to Attleborough to be nearer to family and was chairman and founder of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club of South Africa, explained that the bright white car was christened by his wife 'because it shines like the moon and cost a pretty penny'.

He brought the car back to Britain in 2007 for the 100th anniversary of the Silver Ghost, covering 6,500 miles on various celebration tours and winning the Alpine Trophy for Silver Ghosts for the most miles covered in a year.


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Since moving back to the UK Isle of Man-born Stuart, 81, who was in the Royal Engineers and worked in construction in South Africa, has discovered that ocal vintage motorcyclists are very active through the Vintage Motorcycle Club but there is no established and regular meeting point in Norfolk for various-make vintage and veteran car enthusiasts.

So in order to gather like-minded vintage petrol heads together, he has decided to organise a meeting at 7pm on the second Wednesday of every month, and at 11am on the last Sunday of each month at the White Lodge Pub and Restaurant just off the Thetford end of the A11 Attleborough bypass on the B1077 towards Attleborough (postcode NR17 1AY). A first meeting has been held with four people attending and now Stuart wants to get in touch with more old car enthusiasts having heard there are many vintage and veteran cars scattered around Norfolk, and owners that he has spoken with to date are keen to get a regular meet together.

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The owners would meet under the banner of the Vintage Sports Car Club but he stressed that people did not have to be members to attend the local social meetings. It would give owners and old car enthusiasts the chance to meet up for a chat and lunch and then go for a drive and he hopes that picnics could be organised in summer.

Stuart said that he had been a fan of old cars and motorcycles since he was 16 and has owned various vintage cars over the years although he now has only his Silver Ghost, one of about 1,700 left worldwide.

To find out more telephone Stuart Halsall on 01953 457035 or 07596 461604 or you can e-mail him at stuartjhalsall@sky.com

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