Phoenix Car Club

Phoenix Car Club

Costa Blanca (South) & Vega Baja

Past Events


10th Birthday Lunch

The club celebrated its 10th Birthday with a very nice lunch at Mesón del Prado in San Miguel. Around sixty people attended and they were treated to a lovely meal and the afternoon was topped off with some singalong music in the background and some pressies in the form of a lucky dip raffle and the 10th anniversary car stickers.

Those members who were unable to attend may collect their stickers at a future Ace Cafe meeting.

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Patagonia Steakhouse (club BBq)

Excellent social event organised by Richard with a short interesting drive from our meeting at the ACE to La Marina .

Shaun and Gill and family joined us with the fabulous Duchess ( The Alvis ) very pleased to see them,

We were as promised suitably full (stuffed) having been served with bread & alioli Baked potato or chips and a platter of Chicken, Pork, Ribs, Black pud, Steak , & Sausage, Don’t think any one finished their platter

My Thanks to Richard & Sue For putting this together


Phoenix Car Club, Licor 43 drive, review, Saturday 17th June 2017

The weather omens were good; bright, clear, still and warm. At 09:30 it was 23°C and cloudless as eleven cars met at the Ace Café. After everyone seemed to take on board essential caffeine, the convoy eased onto the CV-945. Traffic was light and unusually the anticipated peleton were absent and progress was unhindered. Pedrera lake appeared almost turquoise, contrasting with the greens of the forest fringing the CV-925 and highlighting the succession of hairpins and bends which makes this road so attractive. A turn-off onto the RM-F24 and eventual crossing into Murcia heralded a dryer, less green environment. The only real “event” was being held up by a tractor and her slurry tank; too many in our convoy to safely overtake on the short straights that characterise RM-F24 but for the less patient or the more reckless our extended convey was barely an obstacle, merely a hindrance! Another 11 kilometres or so and we turned off into San Cayetano for a comfort break, chance for a decent coffee, for smokers to sin and the prudent convertible owners to apply sun cream! Time taken: 45 minutes, temperature now 28.5°C. A further 25 kilometres and as many minutes and we turned into the Licor 43 site; with no workers we could all park in the covered carpark. Read more »

Ace Cafe June 2017.

Many interesting cars at the June Ace Cafe including a batch of Minis, an interesting VW Beetle convertible, Tom’s Capri and a 205 Cti which will soon become a club member (well,it’s Mum and Dad anyway)






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Vega Baja Zig Zag.

Never was the title of  club drive so apt as Johnny’s Vega Baja Zig Zag. Never straying far from Crevillente we enjoyed a wonderful selection of rural roads and saw things that we had not seen in a very long time. At the pit stop at El Barranco Cayetano all you could hear was “Did you see this?” and” Did you see that?”. Bales of hay, goats, gardens, strange houses, farms and glorious scenery were all mentioned. Proof, were it needed, that a good drive over interesting roads is all you need for a successful day out. Never mind that we all went home hungry!

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20 club members enjoyed a very pleasant evening of petanca and food on Thursday 18th of May. We met at the Ace Cafe and drove to El Mirador near Villamartín where the experts taught the novices how to play and then everyone got covered in dust and grit and we all had a jolly good time. The meal was excellent and we look forward to the Club Breakfast at the same venue in August. We have some photographs of the cars on the way to the venue but none of the petanca because the photographer’s hands were too dirty to handle the camera! Read more »

The May Ace Café at La Torre Hotel, Los Montesinos saw a welcome number of new cars as well as many regular club members cars. We are still playing with the new club website so expect some pictures shortly.

Picnic in the Park

Oh how lucky we were, the weather had been cold and windy the week before but that all went away for our day out in the sun, a very interesting drive put together by Chris and wife Angie and once again our thanks to them for our picnic in the park in Novelda


Treasure Hunt & Quiz

The club Treasure Hunt and Quiz took place on Sunday 19th Feb and attracted a very good entry of 19 cars. We met at the White Rose Tea Room near Cabo Roig and the route took us via La Fuente, Eagle`s Nest, San Miguel, Rebate and Pilar to a coffe break at Salt & Pepper on the N332. Onward then via San Pedro, San Javier, Santiago de la Ribera and Lo Pagan before returning to the lunch and prizegiving at Los Cucalos near Villamartin. Read more »

Jan Drive Santuario de Magdelena

34 Members met at the Meroil Station for the start of our first drive of the year. We set of from Callosa towards Hondon then to our coffee stop at Pinoso Residencial el Mirador
Refreshed, we set of once again to Novelda and the Santuri de Santa Maria. We had a Bracing walk from the car park to the church where the pipes of the to be restored organ were mechanically played, a really beautiful sound, We then headed to the restaurant for a very fine meal.
Unfortunately we were a little light on old timers but that was the weather, congratulations to those who took their pride and joy out for this run.

Longest Drive of the Year 20th Nov 2016

Fifteen cars arrived at the Elche Services on the E-15/A-70 in time to have a warming cup of coffee, including two new members, Bo and Britt-Marie Svensson in their pristine and original Dodge Business Coupe.
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Autumn Pink Gallop 20-23 Oct 2016


Autumn – “Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness”
 Well we did encounter some mist along the way, but not enough to detract from the spectacular views on the very scenic route to our destination, the Hotel Galatea on the outskirts of Ossa de Montiel in Albacete Province.
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Ricota Valley, A tribute drive to Eric Clarke.

The skies were not so clear when 31 members and friends gathered at Santomera Services for the Ricote Valley Drive – a tribute to Eric Clarke and one of his favourite drives. We were all delighted that Eric`s wife, Ann was able to join the drive, accompanied by Tony Botten and hope to see more of them in future.

As we turned off the motorway towards the lovely villages nestled within the valley, the skies cleared and the weather favoured us with blue skies.

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Club BBQ

37 Members attended this event at El Alto Dolores this unusual restaurant has a very large garden room where we were served last night, the food came the wine flowed, and proved to be an enjoyable evening.

Villena Castle 18 June 2016

First of all thanks to Trish Mansell and Bruce and Linda for their help in organising this trip and dealing with the local tourist information.

The route had to be changed,due to road works, but this gave us a later start and then an easy drive up to Villena.

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Petanca with the Pattens

A lovely day for Petanca with sunshine and perfect temperatures.

Twenty-five members met at Bar Turtuga for coffee before a short drive to our venue, the piste`s of El Mirador. There were enough members to organise five teams, under the instruction of Dave Patten.

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