A new initiative from club members' Ian Frith and Paul Gannon is now underway to exhibit a "vehicle of the month". Hope you enjoy reading about it and maybe YOUR vehicle will be April's chosen one!
March 2021 2CV
Meet Florence, she is a Citroen 2CV owned by Sheeiagh and terry Tearne, who are long standing members of the club.
The 2CV was designed in France in the late1930`s but did not go into production until after the 2nd World War. It was conceived as a “people`s car” with the remit that it had to carry 4 adults in comfort over a ploughed field ,or with the rear seats removed,2 bales of hay or a prized pig !
These cars are unique, being of simple construction but incorporating many innovative features, a legendary suspension system and are considered to be a design icon .Powered by an air cooled 602cc engine the 2 CV`s is not the fastest car on the road but has a top speed of 63 mph (downhill with a following wind).
Florence was built in 1986 and imported by Sheelagh and Terry in 2005 . She was originally white but now is resplendent in pink and blue, decorated with flowers and butterflies. Come and meet Florance,Sheelagh ,Terry and the rest of the members of the Paphos Classic Vehicle at our next meeting.
FEBRUARY : MERCEDES-BENZ S-class 500 SEC
This month (February) Classic is a Mercedes-Benz S – Class 500 SEC which belongs to Ann , and Ian who is the clubs archivist.. The car was imported from the U.K. in 2019 and so began a yearlong restoration/ preservation project to bring the vehicle up to the standard it is today.
The W126 the Mercedes code name for this vehicle was manufactured 1988 and was coincided by many as the “Best Car in the World” given its price tag of around 120 thousand euro`s in today’s money it was expensive to buy and in the 1980`s was the chosen car of many Government ministers and also with celebrity owners such as F1 legend Ayrton Senna.
Classic Vehicle Of The Month. JANUARY: LOTUS Esprit SE Turbo
The picture shows not James Bond and Anya Amosova with “Wet Nellie” but Paul and Dianne Chadwick and their 1989 Lotus Esprit SE Turbo. The car was designed by Peter Stevens the famous McLaren F1 designer and featured the 2.2 litre . 910S engine with a multipoint fuel injection system. This produced 284 BHP ,with a nought to 60 MPH acceleration time of 4.7 seconds. You may remember that the Esprit gave an underwater performance in the Bond film “The Spy who Loves Me and was then rebuilt for and featured in “ For Your Eyes Only”.
Below is a selection of events and photos now archived
Paphos Homemarket Promotion Day
On Saturday 27th October 2018, PCVC was invited by Paphos Homemarket to take part in a promotion day. The customers enjoyed a day of discounts in the store, demonstrations, a free barbecue , wine, music from Rock FM and a raffle. It was so successful that it could become an annual event. Below are photos of some of the club's classic cars in the store's car park.
Photos taken by Don and Trisha Sainsbury of the Harbour Display, 2017 Below
Photographs from the Episkopi Garrison Fete, 23rd September 2017, taken by Ian Frith.