This Page is dedicated to write ups and photos of social events and activities which members have attended.
Old Motors Club Malta - Sunday Morning Run 10th January 2021
Dear friends of the Paphos Classic vehicles Club From Nada & Terry. Happy, healthy New Year to each of you and your loved ones. May we finally experience more freedom soon. Just to entertain you for a few seconds during this boring interim in our lives: Our last ride out last Sunday the 10th of January with the Malta Old Motors Club. We met opposite the American Embassy, and from there, drove to a tiny village where, alongside a country church, St. Mathew's, were some very uneven, scary steps that led down to the view of a very large sinkhole. The place was called Maqlouba which means "upside down" in Arabic and Maltese. Maltese is 85% of a very soft Arabic as they have dropped the guttural sounds. I speak Arabic so asked why this place was so called and that's how I found out about the sinkhole. Alas, Terry and I have decided this will be our last run-out with the club for the moment as the Covid is spreading here too and the new strain is particularly contagious. There are no restrictions here except for wearing a mask which unfortunately many don't bother with and, since there's no vaccination program on the horizon for us yet, just for medical staff and old people in homes I believe, we decided to be ever more prudent. You're way ahead on that front in Cyprus, we know. We have tried time and again to find direct flights to Cyprus but there are none till the 28th of March on which we are booked. Let us hope that flight is not cancelled. Ours is the white Triumph Stag with the black mohair convertible canvas top. It also came with a hard top. Subject: Old Motors Club Malta Sunday Morning Run 10th January 2021 .
Anne & Georges Camel route Run Out to Avdimou Bay 14th October
At 11.30, more than 20 classic cars departed from Pissouri on a one and a half hour run out and eventually arriving at Melanda Beach Taverna, where everyone was able to order their chosen dishes off the menu. The route took in several ex-Turkish villages such as Pachna, Anoyiara, Agias Thomas, with a pop up refreshment stop at a viewpoint in Plastinikas and then onwards via some beautiful shaded coniferous tunnels past Alektora. It was a splendid day, with just one minor hiccup as one of the member's cars had a flat tyre half way round the route, before eventually meeting the rest of the group at the beachside Taverna. Thank you once again to Anne and George, who used their extensive knowledge of the area to provide us all with another great day out. Photo credits Ans & Alex, David Fleming
Patrick and Geraldene's run out to Salamiou 22nd September
The Mystery Run Out
Tuesday 25th August
A “Hot August night “ was enjoyed by over 40 Club members who gathered with their classics at a departure point by Paphos Airport where so many holiday adventures also begin. What a great location! Tony Singleton addressed the group, pointing out that until that moment, the Mystery runout would now be revealed,; we were to follow the coastline towards Paphos, drive by the Harbour and then head inland and uphill towards Tsada and then to our final destination, Kallepeia. This went smoothly for most, with Tony and Janet leading and ensuring we all remained as closely in convoy as was practical as we meandered uptown . Once in Kallepeia, we were welcomed by the host of the Taverna and shown the car park beside the beautiful monastery and opposite the splendidly located Taverna. The tables on both sides of the taverna were , quickly occupied and the Meze started without delay! It was great to welcome Lillian as a new member who came all the way from Limassol with her 3 friends, and see so many of our club's established members . Thank you once again Tony and Janet Singleton who as we now have come to learn have a knack of finding great venues.
SHORT CUT TO STENI
Saturday 25th July
A great turn out at Konia Tavern for the start of our “Short cut to Steni ‘evening run. The weather was a little cooler and less humid than it has been and we located some shade under a large tree for a catch up before setting off. Our route took us up over Minthis Hills and across to Polemi via the road to Letymbou where Janet, Tony and Tasha joined the convoy. We then headed up through Kannaviou where we managed to find a welcome cool breeze to help us on our way. Turning left we went through the villages of Kritou Marottou, Fyti and Lasa before joining the E712 on route to Skarfos bridge. Skirting the Evretou dam we passed through Filousa and Peristerona on the final leg of our journey to Steni. The cars and their passengers were all well behaved and we arrived at Steni Watermill still in convoy. Once seated under the shade of the huge mulberry tree we were able to relax and enjoy the lovely setting, food and excellent hosting skills of the Watermill team. You could say that the stars must have been aligned to make this run out such a success, but that could start off another debate so I will just say hope everyone had a really great time.
Club Re-boot Buffet, Periklis
On Saturday afternoon 18th July, all club members were invited to come together at the clubs first Social Meeting since lockdown. The venue was Periklis Tavern, Nata, where a dedicated cool and spacious table and seating area had been prepared, affording magnificent views towards the Xeros Valley through its large open windows to one side. On the other side was a drive-through patio area, enabling the owners of the equally magnificent classic cars to drive by on arrival and departure and display them, reminiscent to that that of a red carpet treatment! The event was a resounding success in terms of many new or recent members meeting with older members, and when everyone had settled with their refreshments brought to the table by our own dedicated waiter, the meeting commenced with the traditional raffle. Following this, the Chairman's address included latest club news, upcoming events and a brief synopsis of the committee members. Our two guest speakers, ex-metropolitan traffic officer Steve and his colleague David took to the floor to make a presentation on Advanced Driving. The subject matter which in itself covers a vast array of sub divisions was kept to an easily digestible overview, and conveyed the very serious message about safety on our roads as a driver, and some helpful advice and tips to take away. The vice -chairman then delivered his thanks on behalf of PCVC. There then followed a short recess , the ever popular quiz, and finishing with a complimentary Cypriot buffet. We thank Periklis, his wife Anthea and staff for their charming hospitality thus completing a happy club gathering.
Lockdown Lucky Dip Run-Out 8th June Kataklysmos
Slideshow below showing route which the second group took inland and up in the mountains with a coffee break at Dora and a picnic by its very high up church called Photolambous.
Photo credits Natasha and Del Budraham and Trish Sainsbury
Steve & Marylin's group heading towards Aphrodites Baths and Argaka
photo credits Sue Griffiths
The car club joined in the fun of Green Monday in the foothills of the Troodos Mountains. We assembled at Val and Alan’s lovely house in Nata for refreshments before setting out for to fly our kites. The weather was perfect and the kites willing although some of the local wildlife seemed a little surprised to see us. The local Flora gave an impressive display and the picnic was sumptuous (thanks Steve for the extras especially the cheesy biscuits) Our kites filled the skies but three eagles came to visit to check them out and prove that they could do a better job of flying than we could. With five to six foot wing spans they were impressive to say the least. After studying the kites, the picnic and us at close quarters they soared of to find something more interesting to look at. Some people’s kites were ‘Gone with the Wind’ while some had directional issues and tangled with others, but most of the kites did what it said on the packet and flew. Richard, who hates kite flying, this year made a sterling effort with the ‘Flying Tiger’ which stayed up all day. The De Roos family (including Jake the dog) headed the search and rescue team reuniting lost kites with their owners. Bad luck Lee, think yours is probably in the Troodos by now! It was an amazing spot for kite flying. We will definitely be back!
Editorial and photo credits :Sue Griffiths
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Club Run out to Argaka and Roast
An impressive collection of classic cars were on show at Carpe Diem on Sunday 1st March for our run out to Argaka. We all enjoyed a leisurely coffee before setting off on our journey on this lovely sunny day. The route took us through lush green countryside towards Letymbou and onwards through the villages on the E702. Once past Choulou the road narrowed and became twisty as we climbed up towards Panagia. Passing through abandoned Turkish villages and water splashes the views started to give us spectacular glimpses of Kannaviou reservoir and the mountains beyond. We passed through a sleepy and chilly Panagia before heading down to Kannaviou Dam where we stopped to stretch our legs, take photos and enjoy the views. We continued our drive through the village of Kannaviou before taking the turning to Lasa. The road down towards the B6 once again gave us wonderful views of another dam, this time Evretou. Set amongst the green vistas this now mighty reservoir was a sight to behold. The final leg of the journey took us though blossom filled lanes as we headed down from Lysos, through Pelathousa towards the coast. Views out towards Latchi, the harbor and the coastline beyond were stunning. We ended our journey at the Turtle Tavern in Argaka where a great roast dinner was served. Sometimes a lot of things come together to make something special. On Sunday the cars, members, sunshine, greenery, blossoms and expanses of water all came together to make for a wonderful day out. We hope that you all enjoyed it as much as we did.
Editorial Sue Griffiths Organized by Sue and Richard Photo credits Ian Frith and Trish Sainsbury posted 4/03/2020
Trial venue for future Social Meetings at Periklis, Nata
On Saturday 15th February, a good number of members attended the clubs Social Meeting. The Meeting went well, with the usual format of committee news, trophies awarded to members unable to attend the last meeting, a raffle and a Quiz. More than half the members stayed after for Periklis' Cypriot fayre.
RODNEY and TRINNE COAD
Last Saturday November 16th, Chairman of PCVC Steve Wilkinson, presented Rodney (pictured below) a plaque in recognition of Rodney's service to the club and also granted honorary life membership. They are returning permanently to the UK, and we wish them all the best.
CELEBRATING 15 Years of PCVC
Our club committee organised an evening of food, drink, live music and the cutting of the cake by our clubs President, Yiorgos Koutsides, in honour of the founding members of the PCVC 15 years ago. The venue was at Neo's Sports Bar on the 11th October 2019. A huge thank you to all who made the evening a great success!
Tony Singleton,s CAR Gymkhana Event
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Patrick and Geraldine's runout along the Xeros Valley and to Periklis 18th September 2019
Impromptu Social Gatherings August Summer Break
A fun part of our club is anyone can organise a get- together at any time, as depicted in the slideshow below. We invite your contributions
Janet and Tony's runout from Timi, to Kalepeia via Agios Fotios
DEAR ALL A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME ON THE RUN. WE THOUGHT WE WOULD ONLY GET A FEW PEOPLE TO COME OUT ON OUR FIRST RUN BUT GOT 37 TO A NEW VENUE AND I THINK BY ALL THE LOVELY COMMENTS YOU GAVE JANET AND I YOU ALL WILL BE GOING BACK. KIKA AND MALLI AT THE RESTAURANT HAVE SAID HOW NICE YOU ALL ARE AND LOVED ALL THE CLASSIC CARS AND WOULD LOVE TO DO SOMETHING FOR US IN THE FUTURE. GOOD COMPANY / GOOD FOOD / GOOD HOSTS. THANK YOU TONY & JANET.
Christine Babington's Celebration of Life run
On Friday 3rd May, a memorial runout was organised for the late Christine Babington. Members met at Aphrodite's Rock in the morning, then stopped at Kyra Elousia Taverna in Nata for coffee Below are , before finally stopping at Steni Watermill for a Mezze. All 3 places were amongst Chris's favourite places, and everyone wore something red or added something red to their vehicles, and a red rose bush was planted at the Watermill. is a slideshow of 5 photos each lasting 5 seconds of the event.
Alan and Val's Spring Morning run out starting at Kissonerga and finishing at Letymbou Tavern for a splendid lunch Friday 12th April. Slide show of some of the participating classic cars below
The Club's own Green Monday's Kite Flying activity, normally hosted by Colin and Linda in recent years, took place this year at Don and Tricia's hilltop home in an impromptu fashion. Such are often the dynamics of the club. The wind Gods favoured us, ensuring a colourful array of kites against a deep blue Mediterranean sky. Everyone contributed to a a wonderful spread of "home" fayre,
Anne and Ian’s run out. Thursday 7th March A great turnout of 20 cars met at the fish restaurant at St Georges for a run out to the Stone Lion at Goudi for lunch. The classic cars on the car park drew admiring glances and photo opportunities for the passing tourists. The views over the harbour and out to sea were a perfect backdrop for our elevenses. We all enjoyed a leisurely chat and hot drink despite the chilly northwest wind which made some of us wish we were wearing our thermals. At 11.30 the convoy of cars headed out towards Peyia and up through Kathikas. The well travelled and familiar route gave us the chance to admire the extremely green countryside and flowering almond trees as we headed for the B6. On arrival at the Stone Lion we were made very welcome by Dory, Claire and Walter the parrot. Lunch was extremely good and for those of you who didn’t have the chocolate brownie for dessert, you missed a treat! We will certainly be visiting the Stone Lion again which has lovely views and a big outside seating area for when the weather finally does decide to warm up. Thank you to Anne and Ian for organizing this event. A great day out, doing what we all love to do; driving our cars, catching up with friends and having a lovely lunch. Perfect!