History of the RRAF

car7The Fellowship was originally founded in 1988 by Brian Henry of the Rotary club of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, with the UK chapter being formed soon after. 

Other chapters exist in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Portugal with contact representatives in Austria, Australia and New Zealand.

GB & I Fellowship

dsc 6309 320x200The GB & I Fellowship covers both the UK and Ireland and consists of over 120 Active Members.  Many of these are organisers of Rotary fund raising events involving vehicles of all sorts

The Fellowship however is an opportunity to share experiences and also provide an opportunity for relaxation with partners and enjoy the benefits of open road motoring.

To further this aim the Fellowship organises at least one 4 night/3 day Tour each year.  For 2015 this will be in Loire Valley in France following a very succesfull Tour in 2014 in North East Englandl.

However for those Rotarians having an interest in Classic & Vintage Vehicles, there is also an opportunity to join up with fellow enthusiasts both in Europe & overseas.  For 2015, ACHAFR in conjuction with their newly formed German Chapter will be organising a Scenic 2/3 Day Tour based at the Chateau Urspelt in Luxembourg.  Although designed for Drivers in Classic and Historic Cars, one of the innovations introduced at theRotary Convention in Portugal is to permit the participation of Rotarians in more modern cars - preferably in keeping with the spirit of the Event.

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About our International Fellowship

zcOver the past 10 years we have supported the ACHAFR  on both their Annual European Tour and Events run in conjunction with the RI Convention

For 2016 we shall be supporting the ACHAFR German Chapter - ARACI - who are organising the ACHAFR European Tour based in Bescia, Italy

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 about the tour 

Introduction to the RRAF

Rotary Retro Automobile FellowshipThe Rotary Retro Automobile Fellowship of GB & I (RRAF) is the UK and Irish chapter of the international Antique, Classic and Historic Automobile World Fellowship of Rotarians (ACHAFR). This Fellowship, originally called the RRAF, is an International association of Rotarians dedicated to promoting the preservation and utilisation of antique, classic and historic automobiles as an opportunity for fellowship and service. DISCLAIMER: Our ACHAFR Fellowship and the RRAF operates in accordance with Rotary International policy, but is not an agency of, or controlled by, Rotary International.

One of its main activities is organising an Annual Tour - the 1st being held in 2007 in conjunction with the RIBI Conference. For 2016 the Fellowship is discovering the beauties of the three counties of Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, full details of which can be found HERE

 

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The Fellowship's officers

The Fellowship's officers are:

Chairman - Peter Kleyn - RC of Woking District

Secretary - Michael Hancock - RC of Hope Valley

Treasurer - Mike Sullivan - RC of Southampton Magna

Web Master - Colin Weeks - RC of Ripley & Send

Non Committee Members are:

Membership Data Base Administrator - Rodney Spokes - RC of Leicester

ACHAFR & International Contact - Michael Rye - RC of Cardiff Llanishen

Rotary Club Event Data Base Administrator - Elizabeth Sheldon - RC of Brickhills

About us

Historic BentleyThe Rotary Retro Automobile Fellowship of GB & I (RRAF) is the UK and Irish Chapter of the international Antique, Classic and Historic Automobile World Fellowship of Rotarians (ACHAFR).

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