After 301 days, the time has finally come: another GCCC tour!
On Sunday July 25, after all the corona misery, we will start with the most fun ride of the year, the Picnic Ride. Paul and Marchel have provided the route from a central location in the Green Heart to the well-known meadows of Piet and Ernst.
Just like we did at last year’s Picnic Ride, we will not start at a catering facility but at a parking lot on the water.
While enjoying a drink with something delicious to eat you can, at last, catch up with the other GCCC members.
Once there, you can take all the goodies from the boot of your car and chosse a spot on the green field around the farm and start enjoying yourself. Then, too, there will be ample opportunity to exchange the latest news about your acquisitions or projects with your GCCC friends, who you have had to miss all this time.
Due to COVID-19, 1.5 metres distance must be kept from each other at the public starting location and at the picnic area.
Furthermore, the already known COVID rules apply, such as no shaking hands, kissing, cuddling and if you have flu symptoms, you must, unfortunately, stay at home. Everyone has their own responsibility in this.
You are of course dying to participate! So don’t wait any longer and register via the registration button. Taking part in this fun tour will cost €4 for members and €6 for guests.
You can register until Wednesday July 21.
Dogs may be taken to the starting and picnic location. Keep them on a leash and under control.
The GCCC is never liable for any damage arising from or in connection with participation in an event. The participants always participate in an event at their own expense and risk. Photos and videos are taken during the ride. If you do not wish to appear on it, you are responsible for this yourself by kindly asking the photographer or videographer not to take any images of you. The photos and videos are generally shared on individual participants’ personal Facebook and Instagram pages and the GCCC Facebook page
We hope you are all still doing well.
After an eventful period in which our old and young timers have been mainly stationary, we, the daily board of the Gay Classic Car Club, would like to invite every member to the Annual General Meeting of 2021.
As most of you know, we always have the AGM earlier in the year. Last year on March 8, 2020, the AGM could be held on location just before the lockdown.
By moving the AGM from March to June 26, we had hoped that an AGM could be held on location. Unfortunately, the COVID measures do not allow an AGM on location yet and therefore the AGM has to be held online this year. You should have received the agenda as an attachment by e-mail. If this is not the case, please send an e-mail to email@example.com to receive the agenda.
At this Annual General Meeting we look back at the events of the past year and provide insight into the ins and outs of our club. In addition, we will provide a glimpse of the national and international events of the coming six months.
In March/April of this year, the board presented the financial situation of the club and an explanation of the expenses and income. An online members’ consultation about this was held in April, the result of which we will discuss during the AGM. Of course, the members present can vote on, among other things, the contribution for 2022 and the composition of the audit committee.
As a member and as a partner member of the GCCC-Benelux you are of course welcome to participate in the online AGM. However, the Annual General Meeting is not open to guests.
When you register, you will receive an email with an invitation to the AGM Teams meeting.
During the break there will be an opportunity to vote via an online consultation.
You do need an account to participate in the online consultation. If you don’t have an account yet, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org.
To sign up, click the button below.
We hope you are doing well.
Unfortunately, we still have to deal with COVID and the COVID measures now. As a result, there was no New Year’s Reception. Organising a new event will depend on relaxation of the measures.
The AGM was to be held on March 21st this year. Because we prefer to hold an “analog” AGM, where we can speak to each other personally, the board has decided to postpone the date of the AGM.
The new date scheduled for the AGM will be June 27th, taking into account Article 15, paragraph 1 “The financial year of the association isn the same as the calendar year. At least one general meeting is held annually, within six months after the end of the financial year,” assuming that by then the measures have been relaxed. If this turns out not to be the case, we’ll have to resort to holding the AGM digitally after all.
To get the year going, however, you can find a member consultation page after logging in to the site. In addition to making it easier to get in touch with your fellow members, viewing old GCCC magazines and finding a number of route descriptions, this is another reason to create a member’s account.
If you haven’t got an account yet, please send an email to email@example.com to apply for one.
The budget can be consulted from March 19th to April 4th. Any questions can be asked by email until Match 26th. The questions and answers to these questions will be posted on the protected part of the site on March 31st at the relevant page the question is about. Voting is possible from the publication of the magazine up to and including April 10th.
We hope you will understand this different course of events and that we can soon meet again on location.
In the meantime, stay healthy and look after yourselves and others.
See you soon!
The executive board of the GCCC,
Fred, Jerry, Marchel, Rob and Warner
Make a note of these dates in your (digital) diary!
- 25 July: Picnic ride
- 15 August: Ride in Friesland
- 12 September: Narrow Gauge ride
- 17 October: Coming Out ride
- 21 November: Queer Fever
- 19 December: Christmas Cradle Ride
What did we do in 2021?
- 26 June: Annual General Meeting
What didn’t we do in 2020?
- 21 March: Annual General Meeting
- 18 April: planned ride
- 16 May: planned ride
- 20 June: planned ride
- 26 January: New Year’s drinks with pub quizz
- 8 March: Annual General Meeting
- 12 July: Picnic ride in South-Holland province
- 27 September: Dunes and Meuse and in between
- 11 October: Coming Out ride in the Nijmegen area – cancelled
- 21 November: Ride Gelders Vallei area – cancelled
- 20 December: Ride in Achterhoek area – cancelled
More (gay) classic events:
- 9 – 16 October: Gaystronotrip (Organiser: Ledorga)
- 17 February: Annual General Meeting
10 March:Nobody volunteered to organise a ride.
- 7 April: Blossom ride through Betuwe area
- 19 May: IJssel Valley ride from Teuge
- 23 June: Green Heart ride from Alphen aan den Rijn
- 21 July: Picnic ride around The Hague
- 25 August: Smugglers ride in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen and Belgium
- 20-22 September: Weekend in Southern Limburg
- 20 October: Autumn ride around Arnhem
- 17 November: Saint Nicholas ride from Harderwijk
- 29 December: 10th Christmas Crib ride from Oudenbosch
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 300 members (as of December 31st, 2019)
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
- June 2-5: Eurotour around Baden (CH)
- May 18-21:Eurotour around Norwich (UK)
- January 28: New Year’s drinks at Het Plashuis
- February 17: Annual General Meeting
- April 15: Bulbs ride
- May 6: Asparagus ride
- June 10: Ride around Leerdam/Linge with optional valuation
- July 15: Picnic ride
- July 29: Nationaal Oldtimer Festival
- August 19: Etstoel – Drenthe
- September 23: Zealand
- October 21: Ride through Twente
- November 18: Peace and Victory Ride -Ypres (B)
- December 16: Ride through Friesland from Leeuwarden
- January 15: New Years / Lustrum drinks at Het Plashuis
- February 19: AGM at Berkel Enschot
- March 26: Ride round Hilversum
- April 30: Ride through Hoekse Waard
- May 20-22: Jubilee weekend in Noord-Brabant
- June 25: Scenic Drenthe
- July 23: Picnic ride Zuid-Holland
- August 19: Cross Country BBQ Drive
- September 15-17: Weekend in Durbuy
- October 22: Ride through Mid-Brabant
- November 26: Happy Touring through the Gelderse Vallei
- December 30: Christmas Crib ride in Waasland (near Antwerp)
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org