About Brimar rally & its past
2016 was the first year that Clevedon Lions Club took over the running of this event, they continued to support CHSW as well as the Great Western Air Ambulance and Lions Club charities.
2017 and 2018 proved to be equally successful events.
160 vehicles entered in 2017 (20 more than in 2016), with the entrants meeting at Wyevale Cadbury Garden Centre, Congresbury before being waved off by Alex Lovell of BBC Points West.
175 cars and bikes joined in for 2018 – the best ever, with many positive comments received about the organisation on the day. 2018 was the first year that we had a range of trade, craft and charity stalls to enhance the entertainment on the Salthouse Fields. Alex Lovell again waved the cars away from the Garden Centre.
The cars then drove approx 30 miles to Clevedon for the afternoon where the crowds enjoyed seeing the wide range of vehilces on display.
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Here’s how the event started originally………..
After 8 years of organising this very successful event. Brian & Mary Curtis decided that 2015 would be their final year, so for 2016, they would look for an alternative organiser.
After discussion, they asked Clevedon Lions Club to take over the event and organise the event in future years.
It all started in 2007 when Brian & Mary decided to talk to friends to see if they would be interested in displaying cars to help raise funds for the CHSW.
By word of mouth a small gathering of classic & vintage cars was assembled at the Grange, inside Clarks Village in Street Somerset, where a good sum of money was collected and given to the Childrens Hospice at Wraxall.
After that success, Mary & Brian decided to hold the event annually and by 2010, 175 vehicles took part raising more funds for the Hospice.
In all, they have donated approx £45,000. Brian and Mary said ‘We are always amazed at the age range of the public that attend, from tiny children to grandparents and even great grandparents!
People seem to just love all these old cars, some aged over 80 years old! We are of course extremely grateful to all the car owners that support the event and the band of people and businesses that make the event possible!
We hope you will continue to support Clevedon Lions as they take on running the event in future’ Clevedon Lions will keep up the tradition of raising funds for Children’s Hospice South West and also use the opportunity to make funds for other local charitable causes.
Thank you to Mary & Brian Curtis (Founders of the Brimar Rally)