Evening Drive and Dine – Saturday 2nd April

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We’re holding a club meet on Saturday 2nd April to start and end in Ashford alongside the Mustang clubs regional gathering. Arrive after 6pm to drive from 6.30pm – no waiting for stragglers!

This means there will a nice group of friendly people to socialise with, a nice range of Japanese, Euro and American cars to enjoy alongside a short but (hopefully) swift drive around southern Kent, to the coast and back in time for some evening food.

If you want more details and wish to come along please visit our club forum to indicate your interest.

This is a free public event for anyone interested in cars and registration to the club is encouraged but not a requirement.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

All of us would like to say a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone who makes this car club such a nice place to be, from the active members who take part in the events and the forums through to the passing people who read about what we are up to as a club. Everyone who participates in any small way are what make this whole thing worth-while. So we hope you enjoy your holidays, spend the time with loved ones and continue to join in with the club activities as we go into 2011!!

End of Year Club Meet – 3rd December

The last 2010 social evening with “The Rebels” in their cheeky Christmas outfits.
A bit of fun Christmas style with 3 special £25 gifts, for the best 3 outstanding cars of the evening.

Something a bit different is going to take place on the 3rd of December for our end of year meet, organised by club member Top Gear. The gathering will take place from 7:30 to 9:15 at the Chiltern Hundreds.

Anything goes on this occasion to make your car outstanding, glitter and sparkle, lights and tinsel or just “Washed and Polished”, you decide.

Everyone that comes along will have a vote for the outstanding cars of the evening and The Rebels will present the winners with their £25 gifts.

This is an open invitation to all clubs, cars, 4×4, Reindeer’s and V8 sledges. For more details and to see discussions related to this event, please visit our club forum.

Evening Gathering – October 21st!

The Malta Inn - Maidstone

We are holding a social gathering in Maidstone on October the 21st for anyone who wishes to come along. You don’t need to be a member of the club, just have a passion for vehicles.

Who knows, if you do come and meet our members you might then join up on our friendly forum anyway! For more details please check the events forum.

Members will be present from 7pm at the Malta Inn, the event will end when you decide you’ve had your fill of food and cars!

Show & Shine Photos

The photos from Ashford Photographers Society are now in! You can see the full set by either viewing this full article or through the Photo Galleries section of this website.

Kent Car Club would like to individually thank Gary, Phillip, Marcello, Sue, Gordon, Richard, Martin and Marjorie for coming along on the day and making this event a great success, finding a brilliant location for the scenery shown within the photos below. Voting is due to start where members of Kent Car Club will be voting on their top three pictures on our very own forum here.

So now please enjoy the photographs, we look forward to future joint events as there is a clear crossing of interests, from Kent Car Club members wanting memorable photographs of their cars and Ashford Photographers Society looking for attractive objects to take photographs of.

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Forum Roundup

We haven’t had an update for quite a long time now so I felt it would be a good opportunity to let people know what is happening across our small, but growing, community on the forums.

The main focus of the club are of course, the events themselves. Our next gathering will be on the 24th April, which is a Saturday. We expect quite a few people to come along for the meet, where photos and video footage will be the order of the day!

A lot of talk has been going on surrounding the BHP Show as it is just around the corner. We have a large number of names listed as attending and everyone who is a member of the Kent Car Club forum are welcome to book and make use of our club stand. A few other clubs have been invited to take part in what is looking to be a petrolheads dream!

Alongside the events a number of highly impressive projects are being closely detailed, including the on-going saga of the V6 1MZ engine conversion for a (not so humble any more!) MR2. New member McCarthy is showing some impressive progress with his 1991 FC3S RX7, with a complete engine overhaul alongside custom metal work on the exhaust system. Take a look at the photos and revel in his spectacular handywork (yes he did the welding with his own fair hands!)

A couple of high-lift 4×4’s have started to crop up and a recent show win for JetskiDavid has made his orange machine stand out even more than usual. Full details on this achievement will follow with it’s own complete article shortly.

So there you have it, alongside the ever increasing numbers in our community, the expansion of the forum areas and the general feeling that the club is now going somewhere is really uplifting to see. If you have any suggestions to improve what is happening here, please let us know and please sign up to the forum as that is the heart of everything we do.

New Website for Kent Car Craft

One of our recommended traders have just had an upgrade to their website from a static HTML site to using Joomla. They are located in Ramsgate, Kent and provide a whole range of services, from basic servicing and MOT work through to complete engine rebuilds and diagnostics.

They specialise in performance vehicles so if your on this club, chances are they will be able to help you out too so give them a call or email to see if they are able to do the work you need on your car.

You can find them here: http://www.kentcarcraft.co.uk/

Website Issues – Update!

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The forum is now functioning again however please be aware that due to the corruption of our backups, the last version we have is from mid January. Therefore unfortunatly all conversations have been lost from that date alongside anyone who registered. We apologise for this however it is something now out of our hands.

For the future we are setting up a backup system where-by the backups are stored on a seperate hard disk for security reasons. We are also working on locking down any potential security holes, this means there will unfortunatly be reduced functionality on the forum in terms of the ability to upload files and images.

This is a necessary precaution to reduce the change of this happening again.

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The website is back up and functional but the forum still needs a bit of work. For those that missed today’s earlier message, the website was infected with a virus through an injection exploit. What this basically means is that anyone who visited the website since 2pm on Sunday may possibly have had a virus downloaded to their PC’s. Although the virus in question is known by Antivirus providers, it is still recommended that you run a full scan of your systems. I apologise for this happening, although it was out of my hands. Luckily I made regular backups of the database so nothing has been lost from either the forum or this homepage.

I need to check a few things with the forum database backup before having that set-up again so this may take some time although it will be functioning again by tomorrow evening. Once again, apologies for this inconvenience.

New Feature! – Events Calendar

Some of you may have already noticed but there is a new menu item at the top of this page called the ‘Event Calendar’. This does exactly what it says on the tin (as the guy from the Ronseal adverts would have you believe!) and is currently being populated for the coming year.

Eventually all club events for the year will be listed including available details. There will also be other events that may interest club members or anyone who visits this website. If you know of an event that you are attending but is not included in the calendar, let us know so we can both add it there, but also come along with you to support whatever it is (as long as it is car related of course!).

A number of other things are going on in the background so please, please keep checking back regularly for updates!