A local Fiat 500 enthusiast has teamed up with Le Mont Saint Garage to host a gathering of Fiat and Abarth 500s, set to be the first and largest of its kind, possibly in the UK. The gathering will raise money for three local charities; Channel Islands Airsearch, St John Ambulance and RNLI Lifeboats.
Stuart Dunn recently brought a Fiat Abarth from Le Mont Saint Garage and realised how popular this car had become in the island. As such, he went back to the garage to see if they would host this charity event.
“I loved the car as soon as I brought it; they look great, perform well and are so practical on our small roads. Once you have one, you realise that so many people in the island have a passion for their Fiat or Abarth 500 and I saw the opportunity to raise some money for charity. I hope many owners will get involved to help us raise lots of money and capture some unique pictures of so many Fiat 500s gathered together.”
The event will be held on 11 September from 9am – 11am at North Beach Car Park (which will be closed especially). Each owner is to donate £5 to join in the event which will all be donated to the three charities.
Le Mont Saint Garage Director Peter Beausire hopes lots of people will attend the event.
“This is a great way not only to raise money for three great, local charities, but celebrate how popular the Fiat and Abarth 500s are in Guernsey. The initial interest in the event has been great but we need to really spread the word now to get as many people there as possible. We’re still waiting for final number from Guinness World Records, but dependent on many cars we gather, it is possible we could break a record. We’ll certainly be letting our contacts at Fiat know about the event and will hopefully get Guernsey on the map as hosting the largest Fiat 500 and Abarth gathering of this kind in the UK.”
There is estimated to be over 1300 Fiat 500 or Abarth 500 cars in Guernsey and the capacity at North Beach is 900 cars.
Mr Beausire continues, “If we could fill North Beach car park, it would make an amazing photo opportunity.”
Anyone wishing to take part should join the following Facebook group to keep up to date with information ahead of the event.