Previous Events

  • 3 November 2016
    Fellowship Chairman Peter Lewis-Jones welcomed guests to the Carisbrooke Hall at the Victory Services Club for the Annual London Lunch. In particular he extended a warm welcome to the our principal guest, Christopher Macgowan, one of the automobile industry’s best known figures, having been CEO of both the Society of Motor Manufactures and Traders and the Retail Motor Industry Federation, as well as a former interim Chief Executive of BEN.
  • 19 October 2016
    On Wednesday 19th October 2016 a group of Fellows were privileged to be invited to visit the Ginetta factory in Leeds. The four Walklett brothers founded Ginetta in 1958 and by the time it was acquired by Lawrence Tomlinson in 2005 it had gained a reputation as a well-respected racecar manufacturer Under Lawrence Tomlinson’s direction Ginetta has built on that reputation to place the UK at the heart of world-class motor sport, both selling cars and training some of the brightest stars in world motorsport.
  • 6 September 2016
    That’s is the claim of MINI Plant Oxford who hosted a group of Fellows and their guests on a tour of the MINI manufacturing plant on Tuesday 6 September 2016. Many Fellows had memories of the Cowley factory from years ago, however those memories were dramatically changed when they took their first steps inside the state of the art manufacturing plant. BMW have invested £1.75 Billion since 2000 and the scale of this investment is simply remarkable
  • 7 August 2016
    The sun shone and Fellows and their guests were able to enjoy a spectacular weekend at the 4th Annual Tony Jennings Classic Car Rally and Fellowship Dinner. The weekend started on the Saturday evening at the Golden Lion in Easenhall with a Pimms Reception followed by dinner at which Chairman Peter Lewis-Jones welcomed Fellows and guests and proposed a toast to The Fellowship.
  • 5 July 2016
    A small but privileged group of Fellows enjoyed an excellent visit to Brooklands, the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit on Tuesday 5th July. Brooklands was constructed at Weybridge, Surrey in 1907. Brooklands however was more than a great sporting arena; it was the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, the home of Concorde and the site of many engineering and technological achievements throughout eight decades of the 20th Century.
  • 27 June 2016
    "The FMI Annual Golf Day was held at the Betchworth Park Golf Club on Monday 27th June. The course nestles under the North Downs near Dorking and the legendary Box Hill was in view throughout most of the round.  The weather was particularly kind to us given the unpredictable variations we have seen of late. It was certainly short sleeve season and the occasional player was seen to be giving their legs an airing by wearing shorts. The course designed by Harry Colt and founded in 1911 was in particularly good condition.