Previous Events

  • 5 October 2017
    A group of Fellows and their guests were privileged to spend a fascinating morning with the legendary Jaguar Chief Test Development Engineer and race team driver Norman Dewis. Norman a sprightly 97-year-old had driven over that morning from his home in Shropshire to the Jaguar Sports & Social Club at Browns Lane where he was interviewed by FMI committee member and former Jaguar Training Manager Peter Leake.
  • 6 August 2017
    The Tony Jennings Classic Car Show, in memory of our past President and much respected industry figure, was again held at BEN’s Care Centre, Town Thorns, near Rugby on Sunday 6th August. The event also included a Fete organised by BEN and made for a wonderful spectacle in the lovely grounds of Town Thorns. The weather was very kind to us, which makes all the difference, and FMI members enjoyed much fun and fellowship in and around our Marquee. A fabulous cold buffet was served at lunchtime, enjoyed by nearly 30 fellows and friends, and was washed down by a few Pimm’s!
  • 19 June 2017
    The Fellowship's Annual Golf Day was held at the Hadley Wood Golf Club situated near Barnet on Monday 19th June. Hadley Wood is one of the finest courses in the area and was laid out by Dr Alister MacKenzie, the renowned architect and designer of Augusta National.
  • 14 June 2017
    What better on a fine summer's day than meet up with FMI colleagues and friends to raise a glass and take lunch. This was the case on Wednesday 14th June, 2017. Numbers were only 14 due unfortunate illness, but a number said they preferred the smaller intimate gathering. Quite a few jokes and stories of past motor trade experiences were shared around the table. Everyone went home happy particularly those who won raffle prizes. The whole event raised £285 for FMI funds
  • 23 May 2017
    A small group of Fellows were privileged to enjoy a wonderful visit to see the famous Prodrive cherished collection of iconic race and rally cars, including team cars being prepared for the Le Mans 24 Hour Race. The host for the day Jackie Irwin gave a detailed and informative tour which was hugely appreciated by everyone present. Fellows were also able to see one of only 25 Aston Martin V12 Vulcans. The Vulcan is a high performance lightweight track only limited edition car powered by an 800 bhp V12 engine. Needless to say, all 25 cars have been sold!
  • 11 May 2017
    For this year's East Anglia Regional event we held a lunch cruise on Riverboat Georgina on the River Cam in Cambridge. 38 Fellows and their guests attended the event and had a splendid time. The day started with a gentle stroll across Jesus Green to the Boat House tavern situated on the Cam and adjacent to the Georgina mooring. Coffees were enjoyed during the reception in the outside seating areas on the decking tiered down towards the river. It was clear from the start that the sun was going to have his hat on and we were in for a good day.