Show organiser to take Chelsea back to its roots

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The 96 Club is organising an event at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea and, after a series of high-end displays at the site over the past few years, promises to take the London car meet back to its enthusiast roots.

The show, called the Grand Chelsea Rendezvous, will take place on Sunday 8 September and promises more than 100 "old, new, expensive or modest" classics, with a deliberate emphasis on all classics being welcome. Cars already signed up range from a 1983 Austin Metro 1.3 HLE via a 1954 Austin-Healey 100M and De Tomaso Mangusta to a Bugatti Veyron.

The organisers say: "The event, which aims to raise awareness of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, its activities and the Chelsea Pensioner's Appeal, is one of a series of regular gatherings organised by the long-established 96 Club and dedicated to those who love their classic cars, whether it is a Ferrari GTO or a modest MGB. Unlike many exclusive automotive events, the only criterion for attendance is one's unbridled passion for automotive history and engineering." 

Gates open at 8.30am and donations start at £5 for pedestrian access, £20 per car entry.  See the 96 Club website for more.

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