GCCC - Marine to Meadow

It’s summer, so time for outdoor life. At this time of year GCCC members start being  creative  again in order to prepare for the customary picnic.  This popular event this year will take place on July 23rd.

The ride preceding the picknick at Piet and Ernst’s meadow will lead us through Westland. The start is in Vlaardingen at 1 p.m. and the end at Leidschendam for the picnic. In case bad weather prevents us from eating our food outside we can take shelter in their barn and consume our heathy salads and things and drink a glass of lovely  bubbly or two there. That last thing of course only for those of us who don’t happen to have to drive afterwards!

The route

The route, prepared by our members At and Ron, will take us from the starting point at Vlaardingen in the direction of  the Hook of Holland, to Monster,  The Hague (dir. Kijkduin), Wassenaar (with its beautiful mansions and estates), Voorschoten to our final destination  Leidschendam. Pretty and varied rural and suburban roads; no motorways. Wide vistas and woods, pretty dyke roads offering views of the many greenhouses, so typical of Westland and suburban roads. Lots to see from behind the wheel of your oldtimer. Every type of oldtimer can take part, the roads chosen are wide enough or have ample passing places.


You are expected at a cosy restaurant,  one with nice views of Nieuw Waterweg and its many ships,  between 11:30 and 12:00 h. (members will be informed about the exact location in an e-mail). Coffee/tea will be served to you with lovely pastry. You can take your dog inside too if you want.

Extra members’ meeting

Between 12:30 and 13:00 h. there will be an short extra members’ meeting, for which invitations have already been sent by post. Ballot papers will be provided to our members beforehand.

From about 15:00 h. everyone is welcome in the meadows at Piet and Ernst’s  for a memorable picnic. As usual there will be prizes for the most beautiful outfit or the nicest picnic presentation. So use your creativity and aim for a prize!

Registering for this event was possible until July 16th. The cost of the picnic ride is € 5.50 for members and € 7.50 for guests.

Please note:  GCCC cannot be held responsible for any damage whatsoever.

What is Gay Classic Car Club, GCCC?

GCCC, Gay Classic Car Club (Benelux) was founded on 17 May, 1992, when, during the first event, over 45 people became members. The idea of such a club had come from the US. Its membership has risen to over 300 in the course of the years, a growth caused mainly by word of mouth, but also because of articles in several (car)magazines and our internet site. The aim of the society is co-ordinating and stimulating the interest in historic, classical and special cars amongst homosexuals (m/f).

GCCC is a unique collection of people. It is the members within the GCCC that make the atmosphere, one that proves to be extremely good. There is a large core of people who turn up at almost every event which results in an enormous enthusiasm. GCCC now has some 320 members (as of December 31st, 2012)

Who are the people of the GCCC?

GCCC members and their cars are all extremely diverse. A 1929 Bugatti may be overtaken by an Austin A30, followed by, for example, a Citroën DS, Renault Caravelle, MG A or B, Panhard Dyna, Peugeot, Rolls-Royce, Alfa Spider, Chevrolet Corvette, Opel Rekord, DAF …..

On purpose we do not set limits to the age of the car. We think it more important for people to feel at home within the GCCC. An interest in classic cars is essential.

What is the aim of the GCCC?

Photo: Collected beauty among different classic (future) cars

The Gay Classic Car Club aims at offering its members the possibility to meet each other almost every month. Most events offer the possibility to be actively engaged with an old car, but sometimes it is more enjoyable to watch all that collected beauty leaning back in a chair on a terrace with a beer in one’s hand. Members without an old car have ample opportunities to join other members in their cars.

How to contact us? Our postal and email address

If you want to become a member please write to the secretary. The contribution is € 25.00 for members and € 15.00 extra for partner-members.

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You can send an email to: info@gccc.nl

International contacts: Sister clubs and Eurotour

Right from the start the GCCC has had excellent connections with a number of foreign sister clubs. Good contacts with the French sister club Ledorga, the English GCCG (Gay Classic Car Group), the German club Queerlenker, and the Danish Gay Owned Vintage Cars (GOVC) with whom we have a lot of contact too. These contacts have led to a number of highly successful international events.

These started off in 1993 when an Easter Run was held round Brussels during Easter, followed a few weeks later by the first RIGAC (Rencontre Internationale des Gay Automobile Club) at Le Touquet on the Normandy coast of France. The year after that GCCC organised its first international gathering, with Maarssen as its base. Since then it has become a tradition for each club to take turns in organising such international events, which have become known as “Eurotour”. It was our turn in 2004, when, at Whitsun, we had a gathering of some 160 people in and around Antwerp.

  • In 2005 the British club organised one around Southampton, 2006 saw a weekend around Gladbeck and Essen and in 2007 it was our turn again around Emmeloord (in the land reclaimed from the sea), with the motto ”Dutch Lowlands & Highlights”.
  • From May 16-18, 2008 we were guests in the British Cotswolds, a special Eurotour organised by the GCCG.
  • In 2009 we helped Anders, Lars and Steffan from the Danish GOVC to organise the first Eurotour in Denmark on the Island of Fynen (May 29 – June 1, 2009).
  • In 2010 QueerLenker organised Eurotour, from May 21-24 in Neumünster, near habour city Kiel.
  • From June 10-13, 2011 the GCCC organised Eurotour in Belgium again, this time in Verviers.
  • In 2012  for the first time a Eurotour in Switzerland from Bern took place from May 25-28.
  • Eurotour 2013 from May 17-20, 2013 took place in Wiltshire, organised by our sisterclub GCCG in the UK.
  • In 2014 Denmpark organised a Eurotour in Lolland and Falster.
  • Queerlenker organised the Eurotour in 2015 (May 22 – 25). It was situated in the Pfaltz, the region between Frankfurt and Alsace.
  • GCCC was host again in 2016 (May 13 – 16). This time it was the area between Leyden and The Hague, with a visit to the Louwman Museum and a round trip by boat through the Leyden canals.

Coming Events 2017

March 26: Ride round Hilversum

April 30: Ride round Hoekse Waard

May 20-21: Jubilee Weekend

Make a note of these dates in your (digital) diary!

What did we do in 2017?

January 15: New Year’s drink

February 19: AGM at Hoevelaken

What is GCCC Magazine?

Illustration: The 79th issue of our magazine

Three to four times a year the GCCC Magazine appears in the Dutch language. This is our club magazine in which can be found reports of past events, announcements of new gatherings, members’ stories about their adventures with their cars and small ads. Apart from that, newsletters are sent to keep everybody up to date. As you can see we have an internet site and for members we have a newsgroup.

Contact by email: magazine@gccc.nl

Online photo albums

The members’ area has the possibility to post links to your personal photo albums. This way you can simply share your photographs with your GCCC-friends. So, log in and place links to your photo collections. Or have a look at the many photo albums which go back to as far as 2003!

You still don’t have admission to the members’ area? Ask for that by sending an email to: info@gccc.nl

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