The founding members of the Medway Monkeys club were originally members of the Old Skool Ford club that lived in and around the Medway towns. An OSF ‘Medway Meet’ was organised and soon after “Medway Monkeys” became the nick name given to all the members living in the Medway towns. To begin with the club was just Ford orientated but it soon became so popular that in 2007 the decision was made to break away from OSF and open up the meet to all makes and models of classics.
What We're About
Since 2007 the Medway Monkey club has grown in numbers and over the last few years we’ve experienced a wide diversity of classic vehicles join the club. We pride ourselves on having a great variation of vehicles within the club and we continue to welcome all classic cars, bikes and commercials. We are dedicated to all pre 1990 classic vehicles regardless of make or model, the club criteria is that your vehicle model must have gone into production before or during 1990.
We hold our regular meet on the second Thursday of every month at The Golden Lion, Luddesdown. This is a great venue with a good size carpark, great food, a spacious beer garden and a warm welcome. We love all classics... cars, bikes, vans... British, American, Japanese... if it’s got an engine and wheels then we’re interested. The monthly meet is very popular and it’s a great opportunity for our members to meet each other face to face rather than from behind a keyboard, it’s also a good chance to get the motor out for a midweek run.
Check out the locations map on the 'Find Our Events' page for directions.
The Show Season
The Show Season
As a club we attend a number of shows throughout the year, our club stand is always a busy one with the number of members attending these shows increasing each year. The annual OhSoRetro show is a great example of this with over seventy cars on display and over a hundred members proudly donning club merchandise while wandering the show…. A sea of Monkeys.
While we’re all about the motors, we’re also all about the people too! Show attending Monkeys are often given the opportunity to pre-book a breakfast roll and are treated to homemade cake thanks to the support from within the club. Prior to an event, all attending Monkeys gather at a pre-arranged central meeting point, form here we roll down to the show in the ever popular Monkey Convoy.
All the events planned for the year are shown on the 'Find Our Events' page, click the markers for further info. Come and find us on Facebook to book your place on the Monkey club stand.
In 2017 we celebrated our 10th anniversary and to mark the occasion we decided to hold our own show…. Monkey Mania! The show was held at our regular meet location, The Golden Lion, and despite there being ample space for a reasonable size show we soon filled all available spaces. The Golden Lion team laid on their usual warm welcome and provided the BBQ out in the beer garden. The event also includes a Show & Shine competition, live music, raffle prizes and a special prize draw for event ticket holders.
Monkey Mania will return and we expect it to be bigger and better than the last.