Norfolk sports car club marks 60 years

The Sporting Car Club of Norfolk is 60 years old this year and the club is organising a one-off special event to celebrate its diamond anniversary.

Wheels vs Wings is at Kimberley Hall, near Wmondham, on bank holiday Monday May 2 will feature a fly-in of Auster light aircraft, an aerobatic display over the lake and a display of cars from 1951 to 2011, one for each year of the club's history.

SCCON, as the club is known, has put out a plea for more cars to fill the few remaining years to complete this display. The years still to be filled are all between 1985 and the late 1990s, and enthusiasts who own cars from this period are invited to get in touch with the club with a view to helping it fill the gaps and complete this display.

Club chairman Martin Newson said: 'The club has had a great response so far from our friends in other local motor clubs and the years from 1951 to 1984 have already been filled. We have a splendid variety of saloons, sports cars and competition cars, almost every one of a different type from all the others.

'We're very pleased that one extremely rare car, to be unveiled on the day of the event, is the self-same car that was raced in 1951 at Fersfield, near Diss, by Robert Pattenden, one of the founder members of the Sporting Car Club of Norfolk.

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'But for our 60-year display, cars of the 90s are getting to an age when most people are running newer models for their everyday motoring. And very few cars built in the 80s and 90s have yet achieved classic status where they are cossetted as examples of motoring history. With the passage of time, increased rarity and nostalgia will doubtless result in a greater following for cars of this era.'

If you have a car which might fill the gap years in the club's diamond anniversary display full details and an application form are available on the website at or telephone SCCON's event organiser Peter Riddle on 01953 601174.

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Entry is �5 for adults, children under 16 free. Opens at 11am.

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