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Cars as diverse as a Ford Escort to an Aston Martin and a rare Lancia Stratos wound their way through the Norfolk countryside as part of Adrian Flux’s first annual club rally.
Seven cherished motors met at the Flux headquarters at East Winch, meeting the dedicated owners club team, before setting off for the north Norfolk coast and a tour of local beauty spots.
The country’s largest specialist broker has developed close relationships with car clubs over the years, providing special deals for the members of hundreds of clubs.
And Grant Varnham, affiliate development manager at Flux, said the rally was a great way of cementing the relationship with clubs and putting some faces to the voices on the phone.
“We had a great day and I think it’s invaluable to meet the people we work with throughout the year,” he added.
“Although all the clubs are dedicated to their own particular marques, we all have a love of cars in common and it was great for everyone to get together and discuss their own individual passion.”
The much-loved cars that stopped off for photographs at Holkham Hall before heading back to East Winch for their owners to enjoy a barbecue were:
Ford Escort RS Turbo from the RS Owners Club
Caterham Seven from the Lotus Seven Owners Club
Lancia Stratos from the Stratos Enthusiasts Club
Aston Martin DB7 from the West Norfolk Classic Car Club
Mazda MX-5 from the MX-5 Owners Club
Jago Samuri from the Jago Owners Club
Ferrari 328 GTB on loan for the day
MX-5 owner Ted McKay, who attended with his wife Lucie, said: “We found the day very interesting and a wonderful opportunity to put faces to names and see the overall facilities, which were all very impressive.
“All the staff were very friendly towards us and it was also interesting to meet other car club members and hear how their clubs operate.”
Jeremy Hough, who owns the Caterham, said: “The gathering was brilliant – I really enjoyed it. Flux are obviously a dynamic and motivated team working well together to create exciting events.”
Pauline Dinnebier, a member of the Lotus Seven Owners Club, added: “The whole day surpassed all our expectations. I’m sure a few more of our club members will attend next year – we’re really looking forward to it.”
Adrian Flux is a specialist classic and sports car insurance broker, with a range of schemes for almost anything on four wheels.
Owners club members can benefit from:
Agreed value cover
Limited mileage discounts
Owners club discount of up to 15 per cent
90 days European Green Card cover
Cover for modified or imported classics