The Hare Breakfast Meet – April 2018

Saturday 7th April was the start of the 2018 season at The Hare public house at Roxwell, a few miles west of Chelmsford in Essex. The Breakfast meetings have been arranged by Gary Downham, the owner of the pub, for the past years and is held on the first Saturday of the month until the last meeting in October.  He also owns The Castle at Great Leighs, Chelmsford and is soon to be opening a new pub just outside Southend.  The ‘Breakfast Club’ is arranged for all car enthusiasts who bring along their pride and joys and meet for breakfast – and a free coffee and Danish if you wish. The venue attracts all manner of cars, from very old Bentleys,

classics from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s

as well as modern supercars, such as Lamborghini’s, Aston Martin’s, Porsche’s,

as well as very rare unique vehicles, including this Bowler Wildcat.

Another special vehicle making its a appearance at The Hare was this Rally Fighter. I was told it was featured in some ‘Fast & Furious’ films. Not sure if this is the case as I haven’t watch these, but watched ‘Hurricane Heist’ which is on general release at the moment at cinema’s as well as being available immediately on Sky Cinema and this vehicle – or one similar – was featured.

Other cars seen at this event were, the new Honda Civic Type R

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione,

Ford Shelby Mustang,

Lotus Elise,

Nissan Skyliner GTR,


As well as a brand new Aston Martin Vanquish S, which was less than 24 hrs on the road, owned by our very own Steve Rider.

Next month, Gary has arranged for the Breakfast Meeting to be held at The Castle at Main Rd, Great Leighs, Chelmsford CM3 1NE.  If you haven’t been to one of these meetings before, try and come along on Saturday 5th May between 9am -midday (come a lot earlier if you want a parking spot!)