2019 marks the 60th Anniversary of the production of our “Farina” designed cars.

The Club has always celebrated these “big birthday” events. Many of you will remember Farina 40, Farina 50 and the recent celebration of pre-Farinas at Longbridge.

We intend for Farina 60 to be a landmark event, run entirely for the Club, by the Club. Two days of festivities centred around our members and cars; not shared with or distracted by other bigger events.

We’ve been searching for the ideal venue to meet our requirements -

Somewhere within comfortable travelling distance for the greatest number of members.

A place with on-site facilities and attractions to keep everyone entertained for the weekend.

It also had to have an association with our Great British transport heritage.

Finally, we needed easy access with camping and reasonably priced accommodation close by.

We believe that we’ve found the perfect venue  - Swanwick Junction Museum Complex, run by the Midland Railway near Ripley in Derbyshire.

The COOC has exclusive access to the complex over the weekend of July 20th & 21st, 2019

There’s a rally field with space for a marquee and hard-standing for cars alongside the railway museum buildings.

The site has a replica  Victorian railwayman’s church which we’ve booked to hold film shows and lectures.

Members can take nostalgic train journeys along the tracks to nearby Butterley Station and through the spectacular Derbyshire countryside.

The area is surrounded by a country park plus there many other attractions for the whole family.

The Golden Valley Light Railway  and Butterley Park Miniature Railway are based here too.

Swanwick Junction is on the branch line from nearby Butterley Station and you can learn more about the complex here - www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk or download a brochure here -  Click Here for Brochure

The Golden Valley Caravan & Camp site is only a mile down the lane.

They’ve offered to keep all our members together in a designated “rally field” with recently refurbished shower blocks and facilities.

Prices are around £20 per tent for one car and two people, plus an optional £10 for electric.

More details at http://goldenvalleycaravanpark.co.uk/ or by calling 01773 513 881

This event is open to members of The Cambridge-Oxford Owners Club to display their cars (both Farina and non-Farina) and the general public may also attend to view (but not display).

Vehicular access to Swanwick Junction is for EXHIBITORS only; if you have a modern or non-club car then there are three options - 
  1. Park at the neighbouring Golden Valley Campsite and walk up the Coach Road to Swanwick Junction.
    This is a 10 to 15 minute walk. The Campsite will cordon-off a parking area and charge £5 per car to park for the day.
  2. Park at Butterley Station and catch the shuttle train to Swanwick Junction.
    Tickets are £9.00 adult, £4.50 child and under 5s free and can be used all day on the line to take scenic trips into the Derbyshire countryside.
    Depart Butterley 11:00, 12:25, 14:00 and 15:20 / Return back from Swanwick 11:45, 13:15, 14:45, 16:00
  3. If you have mobility issues or require disabled access please contact eddie@co-oc.org at least 5 days before the event for advice.



PLEASE EMAIL eddie@co-oc.org