August Monthly Newsletter

East Anglia
4 August 2021

Hello Everyone

I trust you are all well and yet to be pinged!

I hope those that came to the Helmingham Hall Festival of Classic and Sports Cars had a good time; the Prosecco and laughter certainly flowed, perhaps the two are related?

I have attached a photos for your interest, see the link to the  section Facebook page below for more images.

In July our Monthly Meet was 16 of us having a very fine Sunday lunch at the Old Ram at Tivetshall St Andrew, there was plenty of parking and we only got a little wet on the drive home!

Coming up!

Wednesday 25th August 7 for 7.30pm The Guinness Arms, The Street, Icklingham, Suffolk, IP28 6PS

Due to their booking restrictions, and that they are still doing table service only as their bar area is quite small, I have booked a table for 12/14 people, see below for link to the pub and menu etc.

Please confirm by the end of next week if you would like to come as I will need to give numbers in advance.

We still have some places for the Karting event below, do get it contact with Adrian if you would like to come along

Sunday August 29th  15.30pm GEAR KARTING

Our annual, though not recently, meeting with the South Mids. section will this year be a karting meet at Red Lodge Karting, see link below. This is a fun event and open to all, not just for those who have done it before. 4 practise laps and then everyone gets to race in the 30 lap race. Minimum age is 14+

Suggest meet at 15:30 for 16:00 start, Red Lodge Karting Ltd

Red Lodge, Bury St Edmunds

Suffolk IP28 8LE

If you’re interested in coming please book your place with Adrian Horne via

Section member David Stevens was recently included in an AutoItalia photoshoot and article (yet to be published). Here are a few words from him about the experience; 

“I’m a member of the Facebook group Club S, the Brera S Prodrive Register. This was created to try and identify and number all the 2.2 & 3.2 V6 Prodrive special editions. Alfa intended to produce 500 models, in true Alfa fashion the actual number created and the split between engine types is not actually known.

Although numbered certificates were included with each vehicle, a lot of these were not passed along by the original owners. Alfa UK customer services can put owners in touch with AR Italy who, with registration and vin details, can confirm if your vehicle is indeed a Prodrive and the limited edition number. I took advantage of this, my own 3.2 S is actually number 499/500. 

John Baker, one of the founders of Club S, posted that Auto Italia Magazine wanted to do a comparison piece, looking at the differences  between the 2.2 and 3.2 V6 cars. This would include a photo shoot a test drive and a short interview with the owners.

On Thursday morning, 15th July, we duly arrived at Wrest Park, Bedfordshire. We had a very enjoyable morning with an entertaining and very professional photographer and a journalist from the magazine who arrived in an 05 plate 147 GTA, his current project. 

Both cars were photographed from many, many angles including whilst moving. We have been promised copies of the photos and the magazine in which they appear. 

An added bonus was the appearance of a Ferrari Testarossa with the intriguing number plate, F1 BGR. It turned out to be owned by famed F1 driver Gerhard Berger. He had signed the dashboard and engine bay,  the car is due to be auctioned in the near future. 

All in all a great day and as usual it was great to spend time driving the Brera, always such an enjoyable experience”

Davis Stevens

I hope to see you all soon.


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