Breakfast Club

Held the first Saturday of every month, our Allon White Saturday Breakfast Clubs have become a popular place to catch up on all things motoring.  Visitors share a sports car passion and come to chat with like-minded folk who speak car!

Each month we have a different speaker or 'workshop' to boost your knowledge, entertain you or just give you an excuse to take your car out for a drive.  Past topics have included tips when buying or selling cars, valeting masterclasses, test drive days and talks on motor racing.

Bacon rolls, tea, coffee and chocolate biscuits are served from 9:30, though as it's a breakfast not a brunch club, arrive too late and the food will be finished!  There's no need to book, just turn up and bring anyone who prefers to spend Saturday mornings in a garage than a garden centre!

The themes for our next meetings are:

Saturday 6th April - steam engine ownership

Timothy Watson will be joining us at our April Breakfast Club.  Timothy has built his own scale steam engine and takes it around his area to various shows travelling along the road - it can take him 3-4 days to get to an event!  He is giving us a talk on his various travels and travails with his little engine!

Saturday 4th May - car photography

Some of you may recognise the name of our speaker this month, John Barry, a Morgan owner whose photographs are often featured on the front cover of the Morgan Sports Car Club magazine, Miscellany, and in its calendar.  Photography was part of John's career in the RAF and he continues to be a keen and gifted photographer.  He'll be discussing how to compose and shoot photos so as to showcase your special car in the best possible fashion.

Saturday 1st June - Barnes Wallis

Hugh Granger will be providing our talk at the June Breakfast Club.  He's a local historian and gives entertaining talks on an array of subjects from Rasputin to Jack the Ripper to the Great Train Robbery.  For our breakfast club he'll be talking to us about Barnes Wallis, the gifted engineer and inventor, who designed the Wellington bomber, the bouncing bomb of the Dambusters and the R100 airship that was based locally to us at Cardington.

Saturday 6th July - 100th Anniversary OPen Day

No ordinary Breakfast Club is planned for July, but rather a full blown 'Open Day' to celebrate our 100th Anniversary - an achievement of which we're rather proud!  Full details to follow, but expect Morgan and Lotus demonstrators, guest speakers and plenty of food.  Definitely a date for the diary, so come along to help us celebrate!

Saturday 3rd August - 'The Bentley Boys'

This month we welcome David Skillen, an engaging speaker who'll be talking about the drivers of one of the most charismatic marques in motor racing, the Bentley Motor Racing Team of the 1920s.  The men-about-town who drove these magnificent cars are recognised as the prototype playboys, a group of chaps who drove hard and partied harder and their exploits on and off the track led to their name "The Bentley Boys". David will talk about how the Bentley Boys came to dominate racing, especially at Le Mans.

SATURDAY 7TH September - TO BE CONFIRMED

Watch this space for details of the September Breakfast Club...

SATURDAY 5TH October - TO BE CONFIRMED

Watch this space for details of the October Breakfast Club...

Saturday 2nd November - 'Rivers' Fletcher

The talk at this month’s Breakfast Club is about racing driver, ‘Rivers’ Fletcher.  It's given by his son, Jeremy Rivers-Fletcher, an entertaining speaker and racing driver.  Alec Francis Rivers-Fletcher, known as ‘Rivers’ was our last link with the Bentley Boys of 1920s.  After his apprenticeship under WO Bentley himself, he had successes at the wheel of his GP Bugatti and MGA, and travelled the world as a journalist and broadcaster from the 30s to the 60s reporting on famous drivers of the time such as Malcolm Campbell, Graham Hill and Stirling Moss.
 

Breakfast Club Venue:

Allon White Sports Cars
119 High Street
Cranfield
Beds
MK43 0BS

We're always looking for ideas for our Breakfast Club themes, so if you have any suggestions of what you would like us to do, then please email them to julie@allonwhite.co.uk