Early April nature comes to life again after the relatively quiet winter period. The tender buds are opening up and lovely bloom is enfolding. The Betuwe area is of course THE place to enjoy all this bloom. That’s why our members Paul and Marchel are inviting you to join them in this area for a ride on April 7th, 2019.
This event is not only about blooming trees but also about another hobby of these two men. Wine! Fruit trees in bloom are common in this Betuwe area but there is also a surprisingly pretty vineyard. It is there that we meet on the day, with coffee/tea and something sweet. After these goodies we re leaving for a ride in the surroundings, passing well known and lesser known spots.
At the end of this ride we’ll be back at the vineyard where we’ll have the opportunity to visit it. All the juicy details of wine making will be touched on and after this we’ll be able to taste the wines too. We end this event with a barbecue in that same vineyard. (meer…)
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! (meer…)
Just before the festive December days spent with family and relatives, GCCC is providing an opportunity to see your club mates again.
On Sunday December 11 you are invited to come to the Utrecht area, where our members Ruud and Mayra have organised an enjoyable ride followed by an interesting slides show on Peter Tsjaikovsky, given by our member Jan. Jan has presented those slides shows before, in December 2010, 2012, 2014 on King Ludwig II van Beieren, Oscar Wilde and Thomas Mann respectively. So this time on the Russian composer Peter (of Pyotr) Tsjaikovsky. Jan is going to tell you everything about this famous composer.
You are welcome at Maarssen (precise address will be provided later) between 11.30 and 12.00 h. Parking is allowed in the restaurant grounds. Inside coffee/tea with some pastry will be waiting for you. After the ride we’ll be back there. (meer…)
The Veluwe, the hilly region North of Arnhem, has been an area we’ve visited before, but never in the Autumn. A period in which the trees are starting to drop or have dropped their leaves. Our club mates Marcel and Arie have joined forces and are presenting a ride in the northern half of this region of natural beauty.
As usual, between 12:00 and 12:30 h. you are expected at the starting point, where coffee/tea is waiting for you. The ride will start at Nunspeet, the exact address participants will get after registering. The route is initially heading south along somewhat more through roads , but soon the roads will change character and have more of an tourist appeal, passing through the heather, which by now will have finished blooming. (meer…)
On Sunday August 14, 2016 our members Maarten and Olav are taking you with them for a GCCC ride to a part of the Netherlands unfamiliar to most of us, i.e. the Twente and the Achterhoek regions. A gem of a ride through the beautiful east part of our country. Enjoy the Twente hospitality!
Where is the start and the finish?
You are more than welcome at the start address between 12.00 and 12.30 h. The exact address will be forwarded to GCCC members in a separate email. On arrival coffee/tea is provided accompanied by authentic local pastry. After a pleasant ride through Achterhoek and Twente we’ll be back at our starting point round about five p.m.. Along the way there is plenty of time for a visit to a mansion or for something to eat or drink (at your own expense). For those who have booked in advance a three course dinner will be waiting at around 6 p.m. for € 25 (drinks not included). (meer…)
On Sunday July 17, 2016 another picnic ride through the South-Holland province will take place, organised this time by our members Jerry and John. This varied ride will finish as usual at Piet’s farm. It is there that you can eat and/or share the delicacies you’ve brought with you.
Where do we start?
You are all welcome on the Noordwijk beach between 12.00 and 12.30 h.. The exact location has been notified by e-mail to the members. We can park in the grounds of the restaurant. Inside you will find coffee/tea or soft drink with fresh apple pie from Olmenhorst.
What are we going to see during the ride?
A pleasant, varied and surprising ride of some 70 kms, touching at a.o. De Zilk, Hillegom and Kaag, and finishing at Piet’s farm. (meer…)
KOUDEKERKE – On Sunday April 17, 2016 you are cordially invited to a varied ride through Zealand scenery, organised by our members Arnold & Bart. Zuid-Beveland welcomed you in 2014 with a ride, now it’s the former island Walcheren’s turn. Please note, the start location is not the same as the finish, so keep that in mind if you want to join up in somebody else’s car for the ride.
You are expected from 11.30 onwards in Koudekerke. The exact location details have been communicated to our members in a separate mail. At this location dogs are allowed inside, but only on a leash.
Lunch on arrival?
Coffie/tea is provided on arrival accompanied by a buffet of mini pastries and for those who
have reserved beforehand, there is a luncheon buffet from 12 noon onards, consisting of a fish soup with a rich filling, a delicious tomato soup, fresh meat and fish salad, sauces, various freshly baked rolls and to finish it off, a fruit salad. For extra drinks, coins can be bought at the counter for € 2,50 (one drink for one coin, foreign distilled drinks excluded). (meer…)
On March 13 th, 2014 our member Jorden is taking us to a beautiful part of the Netherlands, between Amsterdam, Utrecht and Hilversum, the Gooi and Vecht region. So gGet your oldtimer out of its hibernation and enjoy the ride and meet your friends.
Where are start and finish?
Ypu are welcome between 12.00 and 12.30 h. at the ”Groot Kantwijk” estate, Bergseweg 28 q, 3633 AK VREELAND. The Healey Museum there is centrally located and withinn a short distance from to from the A2 motorway. Two enthusiastic Healey experts will guide you round the only Healey museum in de world.
After a varied ride through Loosdrecht and the Hooge en Lage Vuursche we finish the day here as well towards 17.30 uur. For those who booked before a lovely buffet dinner is waiting for you at about 18.00 composed by a caterer from Hilversum (€ 25 p.p., drinks not included). (meer…)
At this AGM we look back at the events of the past year and we look forward to things to come, including the international events planned this year such as Eurotour.
Apart from that the club finances will be discussed. It speaks for itself that members will have a say in the budget and the contribution for 2017.
All GCCC members and partners are entitled to vote. This AGM is for members only, so please note that guests are not allowed in!
Where and when
The AGM will be held at Van Roomen klassieke carrosserieën, Oosterinslag 5E 3871 AL Hoevelaken on Sunday February 21, 2016. Doors open at 12.30 p.m. The meeting is planned from 1.00 until 4.00 p.m., after that there will be a drink waiting for you until 5 p.m. at the latest. An interval is planned between 2.15 and 2.45 p.m. (meer…)
Every other year GCCC organises a Christmas Crib Ride and this year the eighth edition will take place on Sunday December 27th. A good time to look back to the past rides season and bring a toast to the coming year together with your GCCC friends! This ride will take place in the border region of the Netherlands and Belgium.
What car are you choosing?
Of course it is appreciated if you take your oldtimer, but because of possible wintery conditions and grit, it is perfectly understandible if you prefer to take your everyday car this time.
Where is the start and finish?
This time the organisers, our GCCC members Con and Koos have chosen Sint-Lenaarts (bij Brecht) as the place to start the ride, a place not very far from the Dutch border. When on the motorway A16/E19 take exit 3, Brecht. You are expected between 12.00 and 12.30 h. at ‘Feestzaal L’Artisjok’, Dorpsstraat 50, B-2960 Sint-Lenaarts. Outside there are plenty of parking spaces. On arrival you will be be served a hot cup of wintery pea soup with bread. A vegetarian alternative is available too. (meer…)
On Sunday 22 November, 2015 our members Daniël and Mark, born and bred in the province Noord-Brabant, will take you along to the convivial Brabant countryside.
Where will the ride start and finish?
You are welcome at Gasterij De Seterse Hoeve, Vijf Eikenweg 56, 4903 RK Oosterhout between 12:00 and 12:30 h. This rurally situated restaurant has a large car park. We’ll also end the day at this place, at around 5 p.m. For those who have booked this beforehand, a three course dinner will be waiting there at 6 p.m. ( € 25 p.p.). There is a choice between fish, meat or vegetarian; the price does not include drinks.
Starting at Seterse Hoeve we set off for a nice, varied ride through the beautiful Brabant landscape. Some of the villages we’ll see are ’s Gravenmoer, Waspik, Geertruidenberg, Drimmelen and Terheijden. About all these villages a lot can be told, but we’ll tell you a bit more about ‘s Gravenmoer here. (meer…)
For our next event, on October 11th, we are preparing our old- or young-timer for a ride organised by our member Kees. We are going to the island of Voorne-Putten. GCCC old hands may remember that we’ve been there before, twice in fact, in 1996 and in 2000. That’s a while ago, of course, but it so happens that we will start from the same restaurant as we did 15 years ago.
Driving through the South-Holland island of Voorne-Putten we see a surprisingly vast and rural area, which is nevertheless situated very close to the industrial port of Rotterdam. Driving there will offer us all sorts of monumental houses, but also windmills, ships and fortifications. And, of course, old-timers!
Where is the meeting point?
We are expected at restaurant Aquarius, Zuidfront 2, 3221 AZ Hellevoetsluis between 12.00 and 12.30 h. The ride will end there too. It’s a nice location on the river Haringvliet with a view of a lighthouse. (meer…)
On Sunday September 6th, 2015 our member Frans is taking you to a seemingly non-Dutch part of the Netherlands. The Four Countries Route passes through the history and the hills of South Limburg.
Where will the ride begin and end?
You are welcome at Restaurant De Bokkerijder, Viergrenzenweg 232, 6291 BX Vaals between 12.00 and 12.30 H. This is close to the highest point of the Netherlands.
The restaurant has ample parking space and has a fantastic view of the neighbouring German town of Aachen. Coffee/tea with flan will be waiting for you. And… if early, you can walk towards the Four Countries Point only five minutes away.
Towards 17.00 h. we will also end the day here. For those who have booked in advance a three course dinner will be served at 18.00 h. (choice between fish, meat or vegetarian) for € 25 p.p., drinks not included. (meer…)
Summer is upon us! Time for the annual picnic in the grounds of our members Piet and Ernst. In order to be able to concentrate on this picnic, this time the actual ride has been in charge of our members Peter and Jreoen. On July 19th they have planned a ride for you in the green Heart of Holland.
The start is at Aalsmeer at a stone’s throw of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and the finish is, as usual, at the grounds of Piet and Ernst. That is where you can consume all the food and drinks you have taken with you from home. So it’s up to you to make this as jolly or camp as you like!
We gather at Restaurant Westeinder Paviljoen Aalsmeer. Kudelstaartseweg 22, 1431 GA Aalsmeer between 12:00 and 12:30 H. Coffee/tea and pastry will be waiting for you. After having checked in you can enjoy the beautiful view of Westeinder Plassen with the odd aeroplane taking off or landing in between. (meer…)
Our chairman Hans and our first leading man Sam have organised a ride in the attractive surroundings of Utrecht on June 7. We can’t go into the inner city of Utrecht unfortunately because it is a low emission zone which is maintained diligently with fines up to €90,-.
We gather in Doorn at the Beukenrode estate between 12.00 and 12.30 h., of which more later. The address is Beukenrodelaan 2, 3941 ZP Doorn (0343-473220).
On arrival you will find coffee/tea and cake. In that same place later that day there will be a drink and a hot and cold buffet for those staying on.
ANTWERP PRIDE – 8/9 AUGUST 2015
Do you fancy driving your old-timer and showing your pink pride during a nice weekend around Antwerp in Belgium?
That’s possible! Our members Con and Koos have joined forces with Ludo to prepare an attractive weekend for you – not quite by chance co-inciding with the Antwerp Pride. We can even ride in front of the Pride procession. Can you picture yourself? You and your partner driving through attractive Antwerp with your audience lining the Scheldt quays? Quite a sight, eh? Who doesn’t like a cute model? And not only can you take your old-timer, your young-timer is welcome too! Two full days!
Apart from using your body to manoeuvre your car, you can also move the whole of your body on the dance floor of a.o. the Red & Blue. Show your moves and get your grooves. And not only that, you can also party at Wave. So….. do yourself and somebody else a favour, get your nicest outfit on andgo swinging, grooving, moving, grinding, etc….. (meer…)
- February 22: Annual General Meeting
- March 22: Dalfsen area
- April 19: Gouda and beyond
- May 10: Around Groningen
- June 7: Surroundings Utrecht
- July 19: Aalsmeer/Zoetermeer Picnic ride
- August 8 and 9: GCCC Antwerp Pride
- September 6: Southern part of province of Zuid-Limburg
- October 11: Hellevoetsluis/Oostvoorne
- November 22: Varia in Brabantia – around Oosterhout
- December 27: Christmas Crib Ride
Our members At and Ron invite GCCC members to get your youngtimer/oldtimer out again for the second time this year on April 19th for a ride to the Green Heart of Holland, an area surrounded by the rivers Hollandsche IJssel, Vlist and Lek. This Krimpenerwaard is known for its old and picturesque villages, ditto farm houses, low-lying polders and windmills and has a rich flora and fauna. Some roads are narrow, but there are always wider parts for on-coming cars.
You are welcome at Brasserie IJsselweide, Sluisdijk 15, 2809 NA Gouda between 11.30 and 12.00 h. This Brasserie is part of the golf course IJsselweide (www.golfbaan-ijsselweide.nl) and boasts a large car park on the premises. Inside you will fine coffee/tea/sofdrink waiting for you accompanied by a local delicacy, a syrup waffle, Gouda style. To get to the brasserie from Sluisdijk you drive down the slope, the brasserie and the golf course are at the bottom of the dyke. This is not steep, every car can manage that. It is possible to leave your car on top of the dyke, but there are no official parking spaces there.
During this week-end there will also be the National Open Golf Days (NOG). Golfbaan IJsselweide takes part. During the NOG you can get a free introduction to golfing. Golf courses are open to anybody interested.
On Sunday March 22, 2015 the new GCCC season is starting in the beautiful and hospitable Salland region. Salland. Paul and Marchel invite you for a varied drive exploring the lovely and varied landscape. You’ll see castles, museums, and panoramas across the rivers Ijssel and Vecht, as well as small rivers and pretty picturesque towns and villages.
Where are the start and the finish?
From 12.00 h. you are welcome at restaurant De Barones, Gerner Es 5a, 7722 RX Dalfsen. This restaurant has ample parking space in its own grounds. Once inside, a cup of coffee or tea with some pastry will be waiting for you. Registration is until 12:30.
After the start we’ll cross the river Vecht. Ringing a bell? For ‘old’ GCCC members it will do. In 2007 we had a drive in this region as well, but the overlap with the present ride is very limited. There is so much more to be discovered! If you like, a stop can be made at the Nijenhuis Castle at Heino, well-known for its collection of statues and modern art. We’ll then cross the river IJssel by ferry. The charge for that is € 1,80 for car and driver, for each additional passenger € 0,40. From the ferry via Hattem we’re heading towards the old IJssel Bridge and cross it, which is followed by a nice bit of Zwolle, the Engelsewerk and the Katerveer lock. Then it’s back to De Barones. (meer…)
Our annual general meeting was held on February 22, 2015 at Lex Classics in Waalwijk. Most members left their old-timers at home, but there were some brave ones who defied the brine and grit on the roads.
Favoured by pleasant sunshine members and partner members were welcomed by Marcel en Con. On the ground floor of Lex Classics the coveted 2015 GCCC membership cards were handed out.
While enjoying a cup of coffee and cake there was a lot of chat about last year’s happenings and also about the coming season, all this surrounded by loads of beautifully restored old-timers. Lex has an impressive business with beautiful old-timers, and mostly British at that. Apart from that,Lex has quite a few young-timers in his showroom, a thing that was welcomed by many of our members. Plenty of candy for the eye! (meer…)
On Sunday December 21 the last event of 2014 will take place and it will be in the heart of the Netherlands. Not only will we be driving in the lovely province of Utrecht but also we’ll be able to enjoy a talk with images by our member Jan van der Schee. The topic will be the novelist Thomas Mann (1875-1955), who was one of the greatest German writers of the 20th century. Jan will be telling us about the interesting life of this writer, who may have been married with six (!) children, but in fact was more interested in members of his own sex.
Where will we start?
Start and finish are at restaurant de Engel, Burgemeester Wallerweg 2, 3991 DM Houten, tel.: 030 637 1554030 637 1554. You are expected there between 11.30 and 12.00 h. for coffee and pastry. The ride will start around 12.30. (meer…)
PANHEEL – On Sunday November 16 you are cordially invited to take your car to the central part of the province of Limburg. Paul and Marchel have prepared a ride for you there, which promises to be a varied one with even a crossing into Belgium. This area is known for the water in the river Meuse, various lakes and marinas.
Where will the start and finish be?
You are welcome between 12.00 and 12.30 h. at the brasserie of Restaurant Boschmolenplas, Bosmolenweg 16, 6097 NG Panheel. This restaurant has its own large car park. Once inside you will be welcomed with coffee/tea accompanied by a piece of Limburg “vlaai”, a kind of pastry typical for this region. (meer…)
On Sunday October 12 you and your old-timer are welcome in the Zeeland countryside. GCCC members Arnold and Bart have prepared a ride there for you.
It promises to be a varied ride through the Zuid-Beveland area, a region hemmed in between two branches of the River Scheldt.
Where do we start?
You are welcome between 11.30 and 12.00 h. at Partycentrum Schoudee, Schoudeeweg 1, 4424 NB Wemeldinge. Schoudee has its own large car park. Coffee/tea with pastry will be waiting for you on arrival. (meer…)
On Sunday September 21 your oldtimer would love to be taken out of the garage for a ride towards Alblasserwaard! This time our GCCC members Paul and Pieter Onno have organised a varied and pleasant ride in low lying polder landcape with your GCCC friends.
You are expected to arrive at the Kat in de Wilg restaurant, Peperstraat 28, 2969 AZ Oud-Alblas between 12:00 and 12:30 h. dry where you will be received with coffee and pastry.
What will you see?
From Alblasserwaard, land between the rivers Lek and Merwede we’ll drive along the meandering river Alblas, passing authentic Dutch farms. Past Fort Altena, one of the 46 fortifications belonging to the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie. Around Altena on that day there happens to be the Liniepadfestival. Then we continue past the Biesbosch water reservoirs which can be spotted from a vantage point. (meer…)
- February 16: AGM at Audi Centre Breda
- March 9: Opening ride round Breda
- April 6: ‘Dollen tussen de Bollen’ (second time!) from Voorhout. Driving through the bulb fields.
- May 18: ‘Op de hielen met grote en kleine wielen’, Leeuwarden area.
- June 22: Ride round Apeldoorn, combined with Concours d’Elegance Het Loo on the preceding Saturday
- July 20: Ride round Deventer
- August 10: GCCC at Nationaal Oldtimer Festival
- August 17: Picnic ride
- September 6 until 12: Scotland trip (organised by our members Hans and Emiel)
- September 21: Dordrecht area ride
- October 12: Ride through Zeeland
- November 16: Ride in the surroundings of Roermond
- December 21: Christmas ride in the provinde of Utrecht with an audio-visual talk on Thomas Mann
Fancy a lovely spring ride through countryside full of water and bulb field colour? Then get into your oldtimer on Sunday April 6 and enjoy a spring fresh GCCC ride organised by our members Dick and Marco.
Where do we start?
The start and finish are at restaurant ’t Soldaatje on Jacoba van Beierenweg 150, 2215 KX Voorhout. You are expected between 12.00 and 12.30 h. and you will be welcomed with coffee/tea and local pastry. (meer…)
- February 21: Annual General Meeting
- March 13: Loosdrecht
- April 17: Walcheren, the garden of Zealand
- May 13 – 16: Eurotour (NL)
- June 12: Limburg
- July 17: Picnic Ride
- August 14: Twente and Achterhoek region
- September 4: (Dordrecht) Land van Altena
- October 9: Nijmegen
- November 6: Veluwe
- December 11: Slides show with ride round Utrecht
Annually in February GCCC has its Annual General Meeting. On Sunday February 16 our hosts were the Audi Centre in Breda.
Birthday boy Mark
Our chairman Mark had organised this meeting to take place in the entresol of the Audi Centre Breda. Mark treated the 62 members present to delicious rolls at the occcasion of his birthday. Thanks, Mark, and congrats even now! (meer…)
- February 24: Annual General Meeting (ALV) at Oldtimerland in Amersfoort
- March 17: Shifting Gears along Shifting Sands
- April 21: Tholen ride
- May 26: Asparagus ride in Limburg
- June 23: Ride in Twente around De Lutte
- July 14: Ride in Kennemerland near Haarlem, with museum
- August 18: Picnic ride, The Hague area
- September 6 – 8: GCCC and Queerlenker Steam Weekend! / Unter Dampf! location: Veluwe (North of Arnhem)
- September 22: Late Summer Ride in Brabant
- October 13: Groningen area
- November 17: Ride in the province of North Holland
- December 29: Christmas crib ride in Belgian-Dutch border area
- February 25: Annual General Meeting at Volkswagen Museum Wijk en Aalburg
- March 25: Ride in the former barren grounds around Ermelo
- April 22: Ride through the area around Edam
- May 20: Royal Lands and Estates in the province of Utrecht
- June 16: Border Hopping starting at Zundert _View the route and the photos taken by Con, Marchel, Bart and Arnold (in the members’ area)
- July 15: Picnic ride at Gouda and Leidschendam
- August 19: Ride round Hellegat
- September 9: Friesland Ride near Oranjewoud
- October 21: Autumn ride around Posbank, Arnhem area
- November 16 – 18: Jubilee week-end ‘GCCC 20 years’
- December 16: Let’s Go Wilde, presentation by our member Jan with ride in the IJsselstein area
- February 20: Annual general meeting GCCC
- March 13 : Start new season with ride in the Achterhoek area
- April 3: Spring ride in the area around ‘s-Hertogenbosch
- May 29: Alkmaar turns pink
- June 10-13 : GCCC presents Eurotour 2011, in the Belgian Ardennes around Verviers
- July 3: Northern ride a day after Pink Saturday Groningen
- August 14: Summer ride with picnic in Delft and Leidschendam
- September 18: Fryslân ride at Lemmer and Gaasterland
- October 16: Autumn ride around Schoonhoven
- November 20: Ride in the North of the province of Overijssel with British high afternoon tea
- December 28: Christmas Crib ride starting at Putte on the Dutch-Belgian border
VERVIERS – GCCC and the core team of the Eurotour 2011 organizers, can look back on a very successful international Whitsun weekend! With over 90 classic cars and 182 participants, this was the largest GCCC event so far. The very luxurious Van der Valk Hotel at Verviers in de Walloon Ardennes formed the base.
Pictures of Eurotour 2011
The colourful ‘roadbook’, which contained the routes, was exceptionally well made by Hans. Even in spite of the fact that some parts turned out somewhat unclear due to an unexpected cycle race, it was easy to pick up the route again thanks to this roadbook. This showed its quality!