On Sunday 31st August 2014, the V8 Mentalists held their End Of Summer Weekender event in the grounds of the Portcullis Club. They wanted to raise funds and awareness for the Portcullis Club as well as RAFA by organising a charity car and bike show.

More than 300 cars and motorbikes arrived on a sunny autumn day to take part in the event; providing an amazing display of restored vintage and modern cars, bikes ranging from the Harleys to the Indians. Apart from the spectacular display of cars and bikes, there were also ‘bouncy castles’ for the kids, cakes, hot foods and BBQs, drinks and a beer tent serving real ale.

On the evening of Tuesday 2nd September 2014, the V8 Mentalists presented the Portcullis Club with a cheque of £1525; raised from donations from their End of Summer Weekend event.

Music was provided all day long by Rock n Roll DJ Mike Stevens and live performances by Boxcar Kelly and the Railroaders country music band. There was also a dance floor to boogie to the music. Altogether, a fabulous fun-filled family day out.

In total, over £3000 was raised for RAFA and the Portcullis Club. Many thanks to the V8 Mentalists for organising a spectacular car and bike show at the Portcullis Club !!!

“The V8 Mentalists were very pleased to be able to donate £1525 to RAFA & Portcullis Club tonight raised from donations from the End of Summer Weekend event. We would not have been able to do this is if wasn’t for the Portcullis Club and its members who were so accommodating and friendly and such great people.

We would thoroughly recommend that if you ever get the chance to visit you will not be disappointed as they are so friendly and lovely with lots to tell.

We look forward to holding future events at the Portcullis Club. Thank you so much from the V8 Mentalists.”
~ Melanie Merritt-King

Below is a selection of photos from the event. Click on an image to view a larger version.


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