Here are some frequently asked questions about GCCG – please feel free to contact us if your question isn’t answered here:
Do I need to own a classic car?
No, you only need to have an interest in classic cars. Some of our members own no cars at all; some own several classics. We embrace all makes from Allegro to Zagato and from veteran to modern. Many members join just for our vibrant social scene.
Do I need to be gay or lesbian?
The majority of our group are gay or lesbian, but our policy is to make our group open to all, whether LGBT+ or straight. If you are happy in the company of our LGBTQ+ members, feel free to join.
Can I try before I buy?
Yes. We can put you in contact with your local Area Organiser who will be happy to arrange for you to attend an event as a guest. You can also join our Facebook group for free, where you can chat with existing members, see photos of cars and events and generally get a feel for what a friendly group we are.
Is it all older, more mature people in your group?
Certainly not! We have a very diverse age range in the club all the way from 18 to 80. In fact many of our more recent members are in the under 30 age range.
Are your events always on a weekend?
Many of our events do take place on a Saturday or Sunday. We have over 100 events per year, including visits to places of interest and country drives. But we also host at least six local monthly pub meetings spread around the UK, many of which are on weekday evenings. Events attract from 10 to 70 members; in the summer months pub meetings can attract 30 or more members. We also have weekend and week-long trips in the UK and Europe.
Are you a London-based group?
No! A large number of our members are based in and around London and the South East – as is most of the population of the UK – but we have very active membership in many of our 14 UK regional areas. Our South West, North West, Yorkshire and West Midlands areas are very active. We also have close links with similar international groups, such as Ledorga in France, the Gay Classic Car Club in the Netherlands, and many US clubs. We have many overseas ex-pat members.
Are you a recently formed group?
No! We were formed way back in 1988. Some of the original members are still in the group. The group has grown from strength to strength. In 2018 we celebrated our 30th anniversary with an impressive stand a the NEC Classic Motor Show.
Do I have to pay for my partner to join?
No! Partners join for free and enjoy full membership rights. Just add their name to your membership details.
How many members do you have?
We currently have around 1000 members.
I know it is less than £20 per year, but what benefits do I get from joining the GCCG?
We think the GCCG gives some of the best value of any classic car group:
- You can meet other gay car enthusiasts all over the country, with friendly local groups in many areas
- You receive four issues of Big End Journal per year, which is a multi page full-colour professionally printed A4 magazine that is packed with interesting articles on recent events, cars owned by members past or present, and many other motoring related stories.
- You receive a monthly All Torque email bulletin to keep you up-to-date on forthcoming events.
- You can get preferential rates at car insurance brokers and other car related offers.