Who are we?
are an association of past, present and future owners of Clubman style
cars and people who are just interested in the marque but may never own
one. We organise social, driving and other activities to
foster and promote enjoyment of these cars on and off the track, good
driving practices, an exchange of knowledge and ideas to keep our
vehicles well maintained, safe and efficient. This club is
not into racing, but we do occasionally organise track days for
enjoyment and driver training, usually in conjunction with other clubs.
we are primarily a social club, the CDCA successfully applied for CAMS
Affiliation so that those members who would like to take part in
competition can apply for a CAMS License, nominating the CDCA as their
Constitution, which you can read in full on our Membership page,
sums up the objectives of the club very nicely:
- To promote, foster
Clubman Ownership and Motor Sport generally in all its branches.
- To promote
friendship and courtesy on the road, and in competition between members
of the Club.
- To promote and
engender social activities.
- To conduct meetings
and classes whereby members may obtain knowledge enabling them to
become better drivers and to maintain their vehicles in a high standard
What's a Clubman?
A Clubman is a lightweight, open, two-seat roadster
generally designed for both road and track with an emphasis on
simplicity, performance and road-holding. The
concept was originated by Colin Chapman in the 1957 Lotus 7 as a car
that could be driven to a meeting, raced and then driven home
again. Many still are.
Its basic design has been
copied and developed by many amateur and professional builders over the
years but most have remained faithful to the original front
engine, rear wheel drive layout, however we are now seeing many
mid-engined variants, such as the Nota F1 pictured right, due to the
demise of source cars with rear wheel drive and the convenience, weight
saving and simplicity of fitting an engine with integral gearbox and
final drive into the chassis behind the cockpit. Most designs
are available in kit form to satisfy the owner/builder
page for contact details of some of the Clubman manufacturers in
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If you are
planning to build a Clubman