Are you interested in cars and motoring?

This group was set up in 2016 and had a good year visiting several places of interest including tours of the JCB and Toyota factories and the Motor Museum at Gaydon.

The group determines its own interests and organises activities to appeal to anyone enthusiastic about cars and motoring - covering vehicles of all ages and types, three, four or more wheels, whether powered by petrol, diesel, steam or electricity, historic, classic or modern, sedate or sporty. It is a truly broad church (or should that be Garage?).

New members are very welcome.


Cars and Motoring meet on the second Friday of each month and the venue is dependent on the activity planned for the meeting.

We meet in a room at the rear of the Remarkable Hare on Dale Road, Matlock. There is no charge as the landlord, Simon, allows us the room for free providing everyone buys a drink of some sort from the bar. Coffee and tea will be available as well as a fine selection of beers.

Non-members of the group are welcome to join us - please let Hartley Jenkinson know if you wish to attend.

On the 14th July at the Remarkable Hare from 11.00 for 11.30, we will be hosting Derbyshire CC’s Highways Focus Group who are keen to hear what we think of the roads in Derbyshire.

Image courtesy of Hartley Jenkinson


The group have had a series of excellent visits this spring.

We visited Bentley in Crewe and had a great time seeing the entire production process. The leather and woodworking sections and the quality of their work was amazing.

Next was a trip to a Formula One workshop where these machines were restored. The group photo shows us with a 250mph Indianapolis 500 (the race that Fernando Alonso has just entered) type car.  All the cars and engines are made in England.

Recently, we drove to an RAF base where a Lancaster bomber was run up for take off - a magnificent sight and sound.

Image courtesy of Nick Binns

The group’s coordinator is Hartley Jenkinson, who can be contacted by e-mail, by clicking on his name, or by telephone on 01629 582777.

Last updated on 16 June, 2017
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