Phoenix Car Club

Phoenix Car Club

Costa Blanca (South) & Vega Baja

Past Events

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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Spring Gallop April 2016

It was a lovely Thursday morning when 6 cars and 12 people turned up at Bar Restaurante “El Cortijo” for coffee before heading off on our drive to Mojacar. John & Sally-Anne Epsome would join us en route.

As Johnny was unable to attend because of illness in the family, Dennis accepted the challenge of leading the drive.

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Over the Hills and Far Away or Guadalest & Motorcycle Museum

It was a cold, cloudy morning, March 20th, when 26 people turned up for a drive thru the Rocky Mountains of Alicante, more correctly Aitana hillsides. After a wee break in Relleu Town, the real climbing could begin. Famous for the Rally Mediterranean, this road have everything. Constant change of rhythm, asphalt, hairpin bends, crossings, rainy surface, slippery or just moist at it´s best. Some off us experienced there where to many people on bicycles that day, as the fog was a bit overwhelming and bike riders popped up as ghost from bicycle heaven all the time. At times I was afraid I would send one or two that way! Read more »

Aircraft Museum – 27th Feb. 2016

Not particularly good weather but 56 people turned up to GAS Pinatar for this event. We had coffee and on looking out of the window, it looked dark and forbidding – then we realised that the glass in the cafereria was tinted.

The convoy was led by “the Hooligan”, aptly named because of his destruction of the plastic skittles on our last Autotest at the Castillo.

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Elche Shoe Factory
There were 60 of us who set off for this Saturday run to the Elche shoe factory/shop. When all had assembled we were greeted with a glass of wine and a brief explanation of how the factory works. With most of the shoes being made at their larger factory in another part of Elche, I think that this was one for the ladies, although there were a fair few of the men buying as well. Then we all met up again at La Cosecha restaurant Benijofar for another splendid meal. They certainly do know how to put on a good spread, which I am sure was enjoyed by all.