Introduction to the RRAF
- Last Updated on Sunday, 03 November 2013 11:27
Rallying with Rotary
Getting ready for the Rallye Centenaire in 2005
The 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.
The 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
The RRAF maintains a list of Events organised by various Rotary Clubs within the UK. It also organises an Annual Tour - the 1st being held in 2007 in conjunction with the RIBI Conference.
For 2013 the Two Moors Tour is being held in Devon & Cornwall between September 16 & 18. The Entry List is now full and a waiting list exists in case of cancellations.
For 2014 the RRAF-GB & I will be organising the ACHAFR European Event based in Lincolnshire, whilst the ACHAFR, in conjunction with their Australian Members will be organising activities associated with the 2014 RI Convention in Sydney, Australia.
The Fellowship also raises money for Rotary International's END POLIO NOW initiative through an arrangement with TyreFactors .who supply Tyres at wholesale prices and donate 2.5% of sales proceeds to The Rotary Foundation.