No Cheating for the Cheetahs!

THE CHEETAHS

THE CHEETAHS

It was that time again when members of the Cholmondeley Car club went head to head with each other for the title of Champions of the Cholmondeley Car Club Treasure Hunt 2015.

Our famous Car Club Assist Ben Redwood managed to put together a tasking hunt with some difficult challenges as 6 cars hit the road at 3pm on Saturday 5th September.

The weather conditions were good but the distraction of the rugby and holidays meant last year’s Champs and runners up could not make it to challenge for the trophy!!

David and Dan made up the famous twosome who drove under the name the Cheetahs and came back to Cholmondeley with the most clues answered and met all the other criteria to be this year’s Treasure Hunt Champions!

Well done the Cheetahs and thank you to all the car teams who took part and thanks to Ben, Jess and the Chum team for setting up a great day.

Car Clubs enjoy the spring weather!

South Cheshire Raiders enjoyed Cholmondeley before heading out for a day’s drive. Breakfast was served in the form of sausage and bacon baps and lots of coffee and tea too. The cars as always are a great spectacle and can be seen below in the gallery from Aston Martin’s to Lagondas…there are some special cars indeed…a stunning E-Type and some perfect old Rileys.

Any car clubs wishing to use Cholmondeley as a finish or a start to their drive day can contact Jess or Will at info@cholmondeleyarms.co.uk

‘Team Google’ win Treasure Hunt

treasuIt was a beautiful albeit windy day in Cholmondeley on Saturday for our annual car treasure hunt. The treasure hunt was open to our car club members as well as locals who wanted to partake.

All teams set off at 3pm with the instruction to arrive back by 5.30pm along the treasure hunt there were general knowledge questions to answer and pictures to take. It was a beautiful route around the Cheshire Countryside.

When the teams arrived back at the pub all question papers were marked whilst teams eagerly awaited the results. There were two teams who finished the treasure hunt and general knowledge questions on the same mark, so it went to the tie break question!

These two teams were ‘The Pitstops’ who finished in third place in their Alfa Romeo Spider. ‘The Pitstops’ were beaten by the ‘Westfield Wallies’ by 3 points in the tie break. The ‘Westfield Wallies’ completed the treasure hunt in their Westfield. In first place was ‘Team Google’ they completed the hunt in their Mitsubishi also known as ‘The Tank’.

Thank you to all of the teams who took part and we look forward to seeing you all again next year!!

 

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Car Meet brightened up by Gin Fest!

THE MAGNIFICENT 8 AND 9

THE MAGNIFICENT 8 AND 9

As many of you will know Saturday was a wet miserable day and we have the photos to prove it. It wasn’t a day for Vintage cars but the classic cars had a good go. Thank you so much to the few that turned up who I referred to as the ‘magnificent seven’!! In fact as it turned out there were eight of cars in the end!! Well maybe nine if you count a  little boys replica Porsche!! The rain created the usual ‘lake’ in the Chum car park which fortunately drained away by the afternoon.

It was a shame we didn’t agree to meet in the evening as the sun came out then but it was so busy with Gin Fest that club drivers would have struggled to park in the evening.

We had five new members join the Cholmondeley Arms Vintage, Classics and Sports Car Club.

Bacon butties were enjoyed as were one or two gin samples by the non-drivers. We are now busily arranging the next Car event and we will post it here and email out to all registered members…….in the meantime a massive thank you to all the cars that made the effort in such poor weather.

South Cheshire Raiders visit Cholmondeley.

It was a wonderful sunny day and ideal for a drive out in ones treasured car. The South Cheshire Raiders Car Club planned their visit to Cholmondeley perfectly. Such beautiful cars graced our car park whilst their proud owners met for fresh coffee and cured bacon sandwiches before embarking on a drive out to Erbistock. We have pictured the cars below….from Lagondas to Bentley to Jaguar and Riley such great examples of craftsmanship of yesteryear.

Many thanks to Tim and his fellow enthusiasts for giving us the opportunity to entertain the South Cheshire Raiders.

If you are interested in using the Cholmondeley Arms as a stop off for your car club then let us know by emailing us at info@cholmondeleyarms.co.uk

Status Quo Live! At the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power – Friday 13th June 2014

We are very excited to announce that legendary rock band, Status Quo, are set to get the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power rocking when they play the Opening Concert on Friday 13th June.

Status Quo are one of the most recognised and successful bands in British history with 64 hit singles and 22 in the top ten. Lead guitarist and keen car enthusiast, Rick Parfitt, said: “The Cholmondeley Pageant of Power is all about noise, engine fumes and having some serious fun. Works for me! Whilst all the band love cars and the world of motoring, I have been a serious petrolhead for as long as I can remember. As well as getting to perform for what we know will be a great crowd, being in amongst the action with some serious machinery is going to be a real buzz for me! Cars, bikes, helicopters – count me in!”

Click here for ticket information

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Our Second Cholmondeley Car Meet gets bigger, even with the weather!!

CCC-Shield-Logo2-Col30 cars joined us on Sunday for our second ‘Car meet’ here at the Cholmondeley Arms. Thank you to everyone for braving the wind and rain in the earlier part of the morning. Thankfully it dried off and although it was chilly from the start time it didn’t rain again and the morning improved and brightened up making for a great meet. We had a wonderful array of cars and once again a massive thank you to you all for making the effort.

We had some wonderful cars from a 1955 Mercedes Ponton, to a fabulous left hand drive 1992 Porsche RS in a wonderful mauve colour which is a member of our 3p Car Club at the Bulls Head in Mobberley. We had a classic Morris Minor, a VW Campervan who camped out the night before. We had a 1928 Sunbeam and a 1936 Lagonda, six wonderful MG’s, three TVR’s, two Lotus’s, more Porsches, one from Yorkshire!! A VX 220 Turbo not to mention Three Lancias as well as Subaru’s, Spartans, an Aston, some BMW’S , a bright Merc and two Triumphs. In fact the day was a Triumph! The cars will be loaded on the website this week so check them out for yourselves.

Existing members rocked up and 23 enthusiasts joined the club on the day. Please email me if you didn’t get chance to register as a member on the day. Sophie was working hard to register everyone while I took the photos and Steve and the team did the coffee and sandwiches so apologies if we missed anyone.

The next bit of good news was that the morning was picked up by the Top Gear team and the picture below went on their website.

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The next ‘Sports and Vintage day’ will be announced in the new year. We would like to thank everyone for attending with your fantastic cars and we really look forward to seeing you all again soon!!

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