96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights

On Sunday 10th of March Take to the Road paid its first ever visit to the 96 Club Rendezvous in London. Taking place once a month in Chesham Place Gardens in central London, the monthly meets brings club members together for a leisurely breakfast and of course, lots of classic car banter.

96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights

The private garden at Chesham Place is an idyllic location for the club gathering, with members and their cars braving high winds and the threat of heavy rain to come together for the first meet of 2019.

96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights
The mix of cars at the 96 Club Rendezvous was fantastic

The selection of cars on display was impressive with everything from veteran cars, to classics and modern cars, which highlights the diversity of the 96 Club. Approximately 30 cars crammed into the garden and there was something for everyone.

96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights
Club members braved the high winds and rain for the first meet of the year

As always with a classic car meet it is hard to choose a favourite, such was the calibre of cars on display. But the notable stand outs was a stunning 1938 Lagonda Drophead Coupe, often consider to be W O Bentley’s engineering masterpiece, a fascinating 1925 Sunbeam 3 Litre Super Sports Twin Cam, which is believed to be one of the most original survivors from the period.

96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights
The stunning Lagonda Drophead Coupe drew a lot of attention
96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights
The brand that was once considered more important than Aston Martin
96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights
The interior patina was a delight
96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights
The super rare Sunbeam 3 Litre Super Sports mixing it up with more modern metal
96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights
A fascinating car from a British builder that is no longer with us

96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights

Other cars that caught the eye were two fine examples from the great Jowett line of automobiles. On display was a lovely 1951 Jowett Jupiter roadster and a wonderful 1949 Jowett Javelin, both fine examples of the former British marques engineering ingenuity and quirkiness.

96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights
What a fabulous roadster the Jowett Jupiter is
96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights
The Jowett Javelin was an important family saloon for the Yorkshire based firm

Another standout classic was a very rare and fascinating slice of American power and Italian style, a 1964 Iso Rivolta. Named after Renzo Rivolta, the founder of Iso, the Rivolta was powered by a Chevrolet V8 with the body styled by Bertone. This coupe is a rare site in the UK.

96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights
American grunt with Italian style

The 96 Club Rendezvous takes place on the second Sunday of the month. More details of the clubs list of events can be found on its website. The club is also celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. So do stay tuned for more updates.



Additional Photos from the 96 Club Rendezvous March Meet

96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights

96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights

96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights

96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights

96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights

96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights

96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights

96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights

96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights

96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights

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