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New year for classics

BY RORY DALEY
Observer writer

Friday, January 25, 2019

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Not even the afternoon rains could dampen the enthusiasm about the first meet of the year for the Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) at Hope Gardens in St Andrew last Sunday.

“The event was great. It lived up to our reputation of having a good meet,” Shane Angus, president of JCCC, told the Jamaica Observer's weekly Auto magazine.

There was a large turnout of both club members which drew the masses out enjoying their afternoon at the gardens. Fifty-five classics of various vintages and makes meant there was plenty to draw attention. Angus believes the boost from the successful classic car show has rejuvenated the members and widened the audience.

“I think the car show is leading into the increase in support we're now seeing in 2019. More persons are showing a lot more interest and, as for the public, I think more persons are following us both at events and on social media.”

He highlighted this new-found social media interest, based on the flock of photographers at the scene.

“The photographers are having a field day,” he noted.

Angus took the time to get feedback about the opening event from club members to take them into rest of 2019.

“We have launched a survey to hear all concerns and suggestions to make the club better,” he said.

On top of whatever the survey finds, Angus said he will continue to fight for the concerns that came up at last year's annual general meeting.

“We will continue to advocate for things such as back license waiver, reduction in license fee and generating documents. Additionally we need to smooth out a few things in the importation process. We are a charitable body so we need to find a new charity and maintain the old one.”

For next month, the JCCC will be busy heading out of town for the annual Orchid Show in St Ann and participating in The University of the West Indies homecoming activities.


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