Benefits of Membership
The following information is given to potential Club members to indicate the services provided by the Club and the range of activities available to members.
The Club was formed by a group of enthusiasts at an inaugural meeting in Swindon in 1989 in order to project the Alpine marques and increase awareness of these sporting cars.
Membership numbers obviously vary from year to year but generally are of the order of 150, mostly resident in the U.K. but there are a number of overseas members, in Europe, the Far East and America. It has a committee of 7 members elected for three years, 1/3 of whom retire on an annual basis. The membership year commences on 1st August.
The Club caters for owners and enthusiasts of the following Alpine Renault cars:-
A106, A108, A110, A310, R5T1/2, GTA and A610,Spider and all vehicles built in Dieppe or under licence.
It is appreciated that there are many enthusiasts who cherish the cars but are not in the fortunate situation of owning one. All are welcome to join; no differentiation is made in membership with all members enjoying the same privileges.
Our objective with Club publications is to produce two editions of the Club magazine "Le Journal" each year, together with a number of Newsletters. Contributions to each of these publications are warmly welcomed by the respective editors. C.A.R.also has its own brand of club regalia including tee shirts, sweat shirts, caps etc and these can be purchased from our supplier Arc Trading using the on line form that can be found elsewhere on this web site.
Participation in motor sport is actively encouraged and to this end the Club has its own individual Championship, involving both hill climb and sprint events. (The Club is affiliated to the Motor Sports Association Ltd.). Several Club members are also regularly entering their cars in Historic rallies.
The club also has a Technical Support Officer on the Committee to provide technical support and advice for fellow members.
C.A.R. has a varied calendar of events which varies each year but generally includes ,club stands at events such as the Donington Classic & La Vie en Bleu and several social events (one cross channel visit) and one coinciding with the Annual General Meeting in November, where all members are given the opportunity to air their views and comment on the Club's activities. At least one prestige event is put on during the Summer, to which our foreign Alpine Club colleagues are normally invited, our own members regularly support similar events in Europe wherever possible.
Members also have full access to this web site including the technical articles and forum.
The Club membership year runs from 1st August, for which the annual subscription is currently £30. Half year membership is available for £15, for those joining after 1st February. In either case there is a joining fee of £10.
P. C. Whitehouse
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