By Tricia Mifsud
BROADFORD Cars and Coffee celebrated its first birthday on February 20 with a gathering of 150 cars, 12 motorbikes and their owners along High Street, Broadford.
The group was an idea by club founder Ashley Wiese, who loved the amount of classic vehicles he would often see in the area.
“This is an idea I had ever since moving up here back in 2007 and regularly seeing many great classic and cool vehicles cruising around,” he said.
“Achieving our first birthday would seem a reflection of the enthusiasm and support of all concerned who now have a regular event to proudly display their pride and joys. It also means hopefully extra business for local cafes … like we see today.”
Mr Wiese said it was COVID-19 restrictions that allowed him to create a car club on a casual basis, but still provided the same experience to its members.
“The pesky COVID-19 lockdowns and its annoying restrictions provided the impetus for me to finally start up a casual, low-key monthly get together, unlike a traditional car show, for local motoring enthusiasts to share their passion and make new friends,” he said.
Any make, model and condition of vehicle is welcome at the club with motorbike owners also encouraged to join.
Broadford Cars and Coffee meets every third Sunday of the month, from 9am to 12pm at the northern end of Broadford’s High Street, just down from Stuty’s Bakehouse.
To find out more about Broadford Cars and Coffee, visit the Facebook page, www.facebook.com/groups/430806628370002.