2019 marked 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 intended 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 their cars, held over the weekend of July 20th/21st
We chose the venue carefully; Swanwick Junction Heritage Railway Museum, near Ripley in Derbyshire.
The location was central to the largest proportion of our membership and we attracted over 100 cars and 250 people each day.
Farina 60 was totally free to our members who benefited from a host of attractions including complimentary food and drink provided throughout the day. -
Slot Car Racing
Vintage slot-car racing on a replica Goodwood circuit.
Featuring model Farinas which we'd created by scanning original cars and 3D printing shells.
We worked closely with the "The Racing Room" from Nottingham, providing an Austin Cambridge A60 which they scanned and then produced the models on a 3D printer. We believe that this is first time such a project has been undertaken and we all learned a massive amount about the process.
A lecture by Tony Gledhill one of the few living holders of the George Cross medal; awarded for extreme valour in his role arresting armed villains.
Tony drove a Wolseley 6/110 police car and we reunited him with a replica vehicle prior to his talk.
Tony is pictured here with the owner Dave Morris.
This car has featured in many films and music videos.
Live music from local 60's band
Talks on car maintenance and safety from the Club chief mechanic Steve Turner.
All the events of Farina 60 were professionally recorded and we will release a DVD to members.
A workshop on model and collectable cars by member Rob Metzner
Members helping other members with the occasional breakdown
We celebrated our "Banger Racing" heritage with a Morris Oxford prepared for racing by Ian Lee (left), who towed the car to Swanwick from Wigan behind his Austin Westminster!
As well as the usual trophies and awards we had a special competition sponsored by My Oil Doctor to find the quietest and noisiest engines. Our winner for the 6 Cylinder section was Mark Shepley's Austin Westminster A99
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