Not a Club event, but we were happy to use our contacts to help promote this annual event at the iconic Ace Cafe on London’s North Circular Road. Happy to report that the event was well supported with what appeared to be the best attendance of Eastern Bloc cars and bikes seen here for several years.
You can read up more about this famous cafe at: https://london.acecafe.com/
This was an enjoyable joint weekend in the West Country for IFA Club members / SALT regulars.
Thanks to Malcolm and Helena McKay (and daughter Fifi) for showing us their eclectic collection of vehicles on the Saturday morning, and to Julian Nowill and Ed Hughes for later opening their equally impressive collection of Eastern Bloc vehicles for our pleasure.
On the Sunday, we convoyed on to the Haynes Motor Museum near Yeovil.
Blame the virus – what should have been our final main event of the year turned out to be the first!
We returned to the ever-popular Peak District and the National Tramway Museum, Crich. Many memorable Red Oktober meets were held here until the Museum moved away from such events – well we were back albeit, at Museum request, without military re-enactors.
As with all IFA Club events, all vehicles with an Eastern Bloc pedigree were welcome. As well as the Trabants and Wartburgs (and a bicycle!) from IFA, Eastern Bloc manufacturers represented included Skoda, Yugo, FSO Polonez, MZ, Jawa and Moskwich. We were especially pleased to welcome several DKW vehicles with which our IFA vehicles share a mechanical pedigree.
Photos below, in mostly random order, give a taster of the day. Thanks to Lorraine Clutterbuck, Reg Tubby, John Killick, Dave Richards and Fendy Photography for sharing photos.