Throughout lockdown and the Coronavirus pandemic, with many events cancelled and car clubs no longer interacting in the way that they previously could, for some of us it has been a very odd time. However, many car clubs have used this time to really pull together and create a sense of community within their club, with imaginations running wild to find new ways to stay in touch.
We’ve reached out to a number of clubs to find out how they continued to function during the COVID-19 pandemic and throughout lockdown, how they’ve managed to keep the momentum going and how they’ve changed the way they work through this trying time.
The Volkswagen Type 2 Owners Club developed a series of Photo Events throughout lockdown, using the strapline “Together while apart”. Lorna, Club Events Manager stated that they “wanted to develop something that was inclusive” due to their wide range of member lifestyles, and not all members using Facebook or Instagram. At least 15% of the club members took part in the event which was held via email and was a real lift for the club. Lorna states that “it created a fabulous sense of community, and just hit the right note”.
If you’d like to see some more of the action, take a look here.