Who are we?
We are an association of past,
present and future owners of Clubman style cars and people who are
just interested in the marque but may never own one. We
organise social, driving and other activities to foster and promote
enjoyment of these cars on and off the track, good driving
practices, an exchange of knowledge and ideas to keep our vehicles
well maintained, safe and efficient. This club is not into
racing, but we do occasionally organise track days for enjoyment and driver training,
usually in conjunction with other clubs.
Although we are primarily a social
club, the CDCofA successfully applied for CAMS Affiliation so that
those members who would like to take part in competition can apply for
a CAMS License, nominating the CDCofA as their affiliated club.
Our Constitution, which you can read
in full on our Membership page, sums up the objectives of the club very nicely:
- To promote, foster Clubman Ownership and
Motor Sport generally in all its branches.
- To promote friendship and courtesy on the
road, and in competition between members of the Club.
- To promote and engender social activities.
- To conduct meetings and classes whereby members
may obtain knowledge enabling them to become better drivers and to
maintain their vehicles in a high standard of efficiency.
What's a Clubman?
A Clubman is a lightweight, open, two-seat roadster generally
designed for both road and track with an emphasis on
simplicity, performance and road-holding. The concept
was originated by Colin Chapman in the 1957 Lotus 7 as a car that
could be driven to a meeting, raced and then driven home
again. Many still are.
basic design has been copied and developed by many amateur and
professional builders over the years but most have remained
faithful to the original front engine, rear wheel drive
layout, however we are now seeing many mid-engined variants, such as
Nota F1 pictured right, due to the demise of source cars with rear
wheel drive and the convenience, weight saving and simplicity of
fitting an engine with integral gearbox and final drive into the
chassis behind the cockpit. Most designs are available in kit form to
satisfy the owner/builder enthusiast.
See our Manufacturers
for contact details of some of the Clubman manufacturers in
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If you are planning to build a Clubman