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Heretics On The Road x The Classic Motor Hub: August 2023

Heretics On The Road x The Classic Motor Hub: August 2023
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Heretics On The Road x The Classic Motor Hub: August 2023

We did it! That's 3 great Heretics on the Road events done for 2023, the last being at the lovely Classic Motor Hub in Cirencester. Did we enjoy getting out and meeting everyone? You bet we did! Read on and check out these fabulous pics, and make sure you don't miss out on the last of the season in Shoreham on 7th September. 

What is The Classic Motor Hub?

Set in 5 acres on the former RAF Bidbury site, The Classic Motor Hub is in the heart of the Cotswolds, 30 miles west of Oxford and the same again to the east of Gloucester. They are a motoring destination offering wonderful food and drink, but also some beautifully prepared showrooms selling a wide variety of classic cars and also offering vehicle storage and maintenance for those requiring it. 

In short, if you are in that area of the UK it is certainly worth dropping by for a spot of car window shopping and a coffee and a bite to eat. 

Red VW T5 at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadRed VW T5 at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Inside the showroom at The Classic Motor HubInside the showroom at The Classic Motor Hub
Inside the showroom at The Classic Motor HubInside the showroom at The Classic Motor Hub

The time and place

It's been a long time since a Heretics event took place at the weekend, but this get-together took place on a Saturday morning, rather than our usual weekday evening fixture. Despite wet weather the night before, the sun burst through the clouds for us when it mattered and everyone stayed dry and happy!

Red Porsche 718RSK kit car at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadRed Porsche 718RSK kit car at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Two VW Beetles arrive at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadTwo VW Beetles arrive at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Enthusiast looks into the engine bay of VW Golf Mk1 GTI at The Classic Motor HubEnthusiast looks into the engine bay of VW Golf Mk1 GTI at The Classic Motor Hub
Red VW Split and Herbie Beetle arrive at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadRed VW Split and Herbie Beetle arrive at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Porsche Cayman, Porsche 911 and Red Karmann Ghia at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadPorsche Cayman, Porsche 911 and Red Karmann Ghia at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Enthusiasts chatting at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadEnthusiasts chatting at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road

So many new faces

As we have said before, the whole reason for getting out "On The Road" is to meet more people and see more cars! Whilst we love bumping into show regulars and contributors like Martin from Well Chuffed Media (thanks for the awesome pics) it's great to have the chance to tell someone all about our company, face to face, especially if they haven't shopped with us before.

Janice and Steph chat with enthusiast at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadJanice and Steph chat with enthusiast at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Andy chats with Golf Mk2 GTI owners at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadAndy chats with Golf Mk2 GTI owners at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Dean, Janice, Steph and Andy at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadDean, Janice, Steph and Andy at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Andy chats to Martin from Well Chuffed Media as he arrives at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadAndy chats to Martin from Well Chuffed Media as he arrives at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Dean checks out a grey Cal look Beetle at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadDean checks out a grey Cal look Beetle at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road

People's Choice Award

As with our other Heretics events in 2023, we presented an award to the vehicle with the most votes from fellow showgoers, and this time around a beautiful blue Karmann Ghia was chosen from the 100+ vehicles in attendance. Catching them just as they went to head home, Steph presented the award to make it official before waving them on their way.   

Blue VW Karmann Ghia at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadBlue VW Karmann Ghia at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Blue VW Karmann Ghia and owner win the People's Choice Award at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadBlue VW Karmann Ghia and owner win the People's Choice Award at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road

Thanks for the tunes!

Just like we do back at HQ, we've been lucky enough to find a few DJs to play at our On The Road events too. Thanks to Ian from Dance Off Mobile DJs for bringing the soundtrack to our Saturday morning at The Classic Motor Hub. 

DJ at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadDJ at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road

Citrus vibes

We are big fans of bold colours, and the citrus colour palette suits a particular era of vehicles so well. We even 'bent the rules' and let this fabulous Renault 5 Maxi Turbo join us... Just look at those hips!

Orange Porsche 911 2.7 RS at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadOrange Porsche 911 2.7 RS at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Yellow Karmann Ghia arriving at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadYellow Karmann Ghia arriving at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Two dogs sat in the back of a VW Campervan at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadTwo dogs sat in the back of a VW Campervan at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Yellow and White Renault 5 Turbo Maxi ALN 5Y at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadYellow and White Renault 5 Turbo Maxi ALN 5Y at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Yellow VW Polo 6n2 Colour Concept Open Air at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadYellow VW Polo 6n2 Colour Concept Open Air at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road

Ice cream time?

When the clouds parted and the sun shone through there was only one purveyour of frozen refreshments we wanted parked next to us, and that was of course, Polly's Parlour. Yum! 

Dad and child wait for Ice Cream from vintage VW ice cream van at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadDad and child wait for Ice Cream from vintage VW ice cream van at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road

Back in black

In contrast to the bright colours we highlighted above, there were plenty wearing darker shades on their panels and looking great too. 

Black Porsche 356 Speedster kit at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadBlack Porsche 356 Speedster kit at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Enthusiasts and staff chatting about Mk2 Golf GTI at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadEnthusiasts and staff chatting about Mk2 Golf GTI at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Black Vw T4 with poptop at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadBlack Vw T4 with poptop at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Black Beetle and Orange Porsche 964 leaving at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadBlack Beetle and Orange Porsche 964 leaving at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Black VW Beetle lowered on Cosmic Alloys at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadBlack VW Beetle lowered on Cosmic Alloys at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Black Porsche 911 with whale tail at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadBlack Porsche 911 with whale tail at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road

By any means...

A special mention to the owner of the lovely green Beetle that arrived a little late on a trailer. Sadly, it broke down on the way to The Classic Motor Hub, but rather than throw in the towel, they went home, got the trailer and brought it along anyway. That's the kind of commitment we like to see! 

Green VW Beetle strapped to a trailer at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadGreen VW Beetle strapped to a trailer at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Grey VW Golf Mk1 5 door at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadGrey VW Golf Mk1 5 door at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Silver Porsche 996 at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadSilver Porsche 996 at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Blue VW Beetle and Porsche 964 RS at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadBlue VW Beetle and Porsche 964 RS at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Silver VW Karmann Ghia at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadSilver VW Karmann Ghia at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Silver VW Golf Mk1 Cabriolet at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadSilver VW Golf Mk1 Cabriolet at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Car line up at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadCar line up at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Enthusiast photographing VW Beetle engine bay at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadEnthusiast photographing VW Beetle engine bay at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
VW Scirocco Mk2 at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadVW Scirocco Mk2 at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
VW Beetle and Porsche 944 at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadVW Beetle and Porsche 944 at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Porsche 968, 997 and 944 at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadPorsche 968, 997 and 944 at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road
Blue VW Beetle and 718 RSK Porsche kit car at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadBlue VW Beetle and 718 RSK Porsche kit car at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road

Thank you for coming 

We are always very grateful to those who make the trip, near or far to attend one of our events. It really is wonderful to see you and your vehicles. We had a great time at The Classic Motor Hub (a big shout out to all the team there) and look forward to returning again in the future. As the photo below suggests, Mike B filmed the event for us, and we'll be dropping that very soon too!

Red Audi Coupe driving at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The RoadRed Audi Coupe driving at The Classic Motor Hub for Heretics On The Road

Don't forget the last meeting at HQ for 2023 will be Thursday 7th September, so do try and get along if you can. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram for details of other events over the autumn/winter, including our annual Santa Cruise on Sunday 3rd December. 

Andy 

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