Sports Car Club Events Review 2018-11-13T13:02:24+00:00

Sports Car Club Events Review

Join us as we head out on the open road!

The Helluvit Sports Car Club meets for social get-togethers and monthly road runs (weather permitting!), often to a country pub or to a place of motoring interest.

The club has been operating since 2005.

Time to get the MX5 back on the road? Time to polish up the Porsche?  Come and join us: we’d love to meet you!

Please note that all of our sports car tours, trackdays and other motoring events are dependent on the weather and the general driving conditions: please check with the organisers before setting out!

To join the club and sign up for our monthly electronic newsletter, please send an email to David Jones at:

We will then keep you posted about our sports car meets, tours and other motoring events.

Looking forward to meeting you at a Helluvit event soon!  Please drive carefully!

Here are some short reports about our previous events:

May 2017
Museum visit to the Haynes International Motor Museum, near Sparkford on Sunday 21st May, 2017.  We met in the museum car park at 11.00 hrs for a tour of this refurbished and remodelled museum.  The exhibits are well-displayed and better organised than they were.  Brownie points go to Phil for joining us in the last run out for his Vauxhall VXR8 super saloon before selling it.  The address of the museum is:
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset. BA22 7LH.  Tel: 01963 440804.
Entry prices are reasonable and some concessions are available.  Website:

June 2017
Tuesday 13th June, 2017 – Music and chat night.  Quite a few members came along to hear local blues / rock band The Point of No Return play as part of the Jazz by the Sea Festival (although the band isn’t exactly a jazz outfit!) at Eden Garden Café Bar, Bournemouth.  Time: 7pm – late.  Several of the band members are also Helluvit members, which meant that they enjoyed a friendlier than average reception…..

Sunday 25th June, 2017 – Richard’s Boat!  We met at Lymington Yacht Haven for breakfast in the Haven Restaurant and then had tea / coffee on board club member Richard’s boat.  Thank you for hosting us and showing us around Richard.  Address: Lymington Yacht Haven, Kings Saltern Road, Lymington.  SO41 3QD.  Tel: 01590 677071.  Website:

September 2017
Sunday (17th September, 2017) for a sports car club meet at the Cliffhanger Cafe at 10.00 hrs.
Built in 2007, the café sits on the cliff top and enjoys a fabulous panoramic view of the sea and coastline.  We had a great turn out, with members bringing along cars such as: 3 Cobras, a Caterham 7, a Fiat X19, two MGBs, an Alfa Romeo Brera, a Toyota MR2, a BMW i8, a Porsche 911 (with very noisy exhaust!), etc.  It was great to see everyone!
Address: The Cliffhanger Cafe, Waterford Road, Highcliffe.  Christchurch.  BH23 5JA.  Phone number for the cafe: 01425 278058.

October 2017
Sunday 29th October, 2017 for a sports car club meet at Sammy Miller’s Motorcycle Museum Cafe at 10.00 hrs.
Though we had to sit on several tables, we had some lively conversations (and a few members had some big news to impart!).  It was great to see everyone!
Address: Sammy Miller’s Motorcycle Museum Cafe, Bashley Cross Road, New Milton.  BH25 5SZ.
Phone number for the cafe: 01425 620777.

November 2017
The Beachcomber Cafe
Over 20 members joined us for a great breakfast meet at one of our favourite haunts: the Beachcomber Café in Barton-on-Sea.

December 2017
The Cat and Fiddle – Sunday 10th December, 2017
We met for a breakfast sports car club meet at the Cat and Fiddle pub, near Christchurch, at 10.00 hrs.  We were particularly thrilled that just-wed Helluvit regulars Jon and Fiona joined us, with some of their family for a post-wedding breakfast!
Address: Lyndhurst Road, Hinton.  (Near Christchurch).  BH23 7DS.
Tel: 01425 276050.

January 2018
Sunday 26th January, 2018 – Helluvit Meet at Highcliffe Castle

There was quite a good turn-out for the first meet of the year at the Castle Kitchen Tea Rooms at Highcliffe Castle.  We met at 10.30 hrs for light bites and chit chat!  We also had the chance to admire Colin and Ann’s new purchase: a lovely Bentley Continental GT convertible.
Address of the venue: The Castle Kitchen Tea Rooms, Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe,  Dorset. BH23 4LE.

February 2018
Sunday 25th February, 2018 – Helluvit Meet at the Cliffhanger Café, Highcliffe.
Again, we were blessed with some good weather – perhaps against the run of play!  Thank you to everyone who joined us!

March 2018
Sunday 25th March, 2018 – Helluvit Meet at Compton Abbas Airfield.
Given the recent snowy weather, we were lucky to enjoy some sunshine on the drive to and from the airfield.  The sun had brought everyone else out too, so we had to grab tables wherever we could.  Around 25 members joined us for this event.

April 2018
Sunday 22nd April, 2018 – Helluvit Meet at the Beachcomber Café, Barton-on-Sea
Quite a good number of members turned out for a sports car club meet in the Beachcomber Café at Barton-on-Sea at 10.00 hrs, including the youngest member of all, Henry (aged just over 3 months!).  Star car was Mike’s Aston Martin V12 Vantage.
For reference, the address of the cafe is: Marine Drive East, Barton on Sea, New Milton.  BH25 7DZ.  Telephone: 01425 611599.

May 2018
Sunday 20th May, 2018 – Helluvit Meet at the Highcliffe Castle Tea Rooms
We assembled once more for a sports car club meet in the Castle tea rooms at 10.00 hrs.  (NB. From 11.00 hrs, there was a display of cars put on by Classic Cars on the Prom, including several Helluvit members’ cars).  Make sure you get there early enough to secure parking.  Address: Highcliffe Castle Tea Rooms, Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe.  BH23 4LE.  Telephone: 01425 270924.

June 2018
Sunday 24th June, 2018 – Helluvit Meet at The Cat and Fiddle
Around 20 members joined us for a breakfast sports car club meet at the Cat and Fiddle pub, near Christchurch, at 10.00 hrs.  It was great to see Simon’s classic Porsche roadster, Brian’s new BMW Z4M and Richard’s barnstorming Jaguar F-type convertible – and lots of other smiley faces besides!  Our youngest member (3-month-old Henry) also popped along to keep an eye on his parents for us.  Address: Lyndhurst Road, Hinton.  (Near Christchurch).  BH23 7DS.  Tel: 01425 276050.

July 2018
Sunday 29th July, 2018 – Helluvit Meet at The Hotel Collingwood, Bournemouth
Again, around 20 people joined us for a breakfast meet, despite the wet and windy weather!  The hotel has recently been refurbished to a high standard by its new owners and it was interesting to try it out as a possible new base for some of our meets.  e met in the lounge area (straight past the Reception desk) – in an area that was kindly reserved for us.  We were able to park in the hotel’s allocated spaces, though we needed to get car park tickets from reception and place it our car’s windscreens.  The hotel created some special menu combinations for us, which were shown in specially-printed menus at the bar and on the tables in the lounge  / bar area (in front of the windows).  Eytan, the owner of the Hotel Collingwood, and the General Manager, Jana, were keen to welcome our club to the hotel and produced the following menu for Helluvit club members:
– English breakfast with a cup of coffee of your choice or pot of tea £10.00.
– Bacon roll with a cup of coffee of your choice or pot of tea £6.00.
– Sausage in a roll with a cup of coffee of your choice or pot of tea £6.00.
– Slice of cake with a cup of coffee of your choice or pot of tea £3.95.
– Croissant, butter and jam with a cup of coffee of your choice or pot of tea £3.95.
It was great to see everyone!

August 2018
Sunday 26th August, 2018 – Helluvit Meet at The Beachcomber Cafe, Barton-on-Sea
Only a handful of hardy souls were able to join us on Sunday 26th August, at 10.00 hrs for a sports car meet at the Beachcomber Café in Barton-on-Sea as the weather was shocking.  Who could blame everyone?!  The wind was howling and the rain unrelenting: it was probably a day to stay inside!  Thank you and well done to those who braved the elements!  (If you visit the Beachcomber, you can park on the road near the café – if you can find a space – around the corner, or in the pay car park just along the road from the café).
Address: The address of the cafe is: Marine Drive East, Barton-on-Sea, New Milton.  BH25 7DZ.
Telephone: 01425 611599.

September 2018
Sunday 16th September – Helluvit Sports Car Club Display at the Motors by the Sea Festival (Boscombe Precinct) – a new motor show for Bournemouth.

Sunday 23rd September – Wimborne Wake Up

October 2018
Sunday 28th October – Sports car meet at the Cliffhanger Cafe, Highcliffe
Around 20 people joined us for this get-together over some very welcome breakfasts.  Good to see a few new faces and also admire the older classics that another group of car enthusiasts had brought along – by coincidence!

Please let us know if you would like to come to any of our club meets or other events by contacting David: or mobile phone: 07966578999 (so that we have an idea of likely numbers).