Coffee & Chrome Collective is Footman James’ latest initiative to nurture and develop a new community for classic enthusiasts, aiming to support and celebrate vintage car and bike lovers across the UK with exciting meets alongside engaging social media and digital content. Launched today, the all-new Coffee & Chrome Collective will recognise and salute the people who form the backbone of the automotive culture in the UK, aiming to be inclusive and diverse, championing an eclectic mix of vehicles, bikes and owners from all walks of life, and offering classic enthusiasts access to meets and content.
Built on the success of Footman James’ Coffee & Chrome meets, the Coffee & Chrome Collective has big plans for the next year with an increased calendar of events and expanded digital membership. The next Coffee & Chrome meet, renowned for its friendly, relaxed vibe and assorted variety of cars and bikes, will play host to over 1,000 classics – double the usual amount – and will return to its origins at the impressive Impney Estate in Worcestershire on 3rd July from 9am-1pm.
A free meet that even includes a free breakfast butty* and parking, with plenty more refreshments on hand available to purchase throughout the morning, it will be a celebration of all marques, shapes and sizes. A content team from Coffee & Chrome Collective will also attend each meet, creating video showcases and photography featuring attendees’ bikes and cars, appreciating real enthusiasts.
Footman James ambassador Harry Metcalfe said: “Classics and community go hand in hand. Without a thriving community, the joy of collecting classics wouldn’t be nearly as much fun as it is. Footman James’ commitment to bringing our community together with their popular Coffee and Chrome Collective, will help bring new (and old) friends together to celebrate our love for all things automotive and I cannot wait to get more involved.”
With big plans for the next 12 months ahead (June 2022 to June 2023), enthusiasts are invited to like, subscribe and follow on social media – Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and register for updates via the website: www.footmanjames.co.uk/coffee-chrome-collective to hear more about the Footman James Coffee & Chrome Collective’s increased calendar of meets.
Charlotte Moseley, Head of Marketing at Footman James said: “It’s always a joy to see enthusiasts from all corners of the classic world come together at the Coffee & Chrome meets. From vintage military vehicles to classic motorcycles and everything in between, our aim is to provide the classic community with others who share the same passions. With the introduction of the Coffee & Chrome Collective, we’re really excited to see it grow into something that will have a really positive effect on classic culture in the UK.”
Footman James Coffee & Chrome Collective’s announcement follows news of its industry overview Indicator Report, launched on 19th May. Researched, compiled, and distributed solely by Footman James, the Indicator Report is focused wholly on the classic and enthusiast vehicle sector, it shows that there’s work to be done with making the industry a more inclusive and diverse space, and in turn to secure its growth and relevance.
It can be downloaded via the sign-up form here: www.footmanjames.co.uk/the-indicator-report
*Two per vehicle
• Footman James has increased its commitment to supporting automotive culture in the UK with launch of all-new Coffee & Chrome Collective initiative • Coffee & Chrome Collective’s aim is to forge a unique and strong community of classic fans, with ambitious plans on the horizon to create physical meets and exclusive digital content • Follows the success of popular Coffee & Chrome meets, a family-friendly event known for attracting a diverse range of machinery and enthusiasts of classic cars and bikes • Next Coffee & Chrome will be at the spectacular Impney Estate in Worcestershire on 3rd July, expecting over 1,000 vehicles for the first time • Sign up for meets at www.footmanjames.co.uk/coffee-chrome-collective • Follow on social media at @cccolluk across Instagram, Twitter and Facebook