Club Fiat & Abarth 500
Guernsey’s first Fiat 500 gathering at North Beach on Sunday attracted 162 Fiat 500 and Abarth 500 cars, the largest ever of its kind in Guernsey. The charity event raised over £1,500 for local charities; St John Ambulance, Channel Islands Air Search & RNLI St Peter Port Lifeboat.
The event was hosted by Le Mont Saint Garage who have the island’s only franchise for Fiat and Abarth who teamed up with local Fiat 500 enthusiast, Stuart Dunn whose idea the gathering was.
Le Mont Saint Garage Director, Peter Beausire was pleased with the turnout,
“Being the first gathering of this kind, it was a complete unknown how many people and cars would join us, but we’re so happy with the turnout, especially on a Sunday morning. Over 10% of the number of Fiat & Abarth 500s that we have sold attended the event. The pride people have in their Fiat 500 cars is infectious and as a result of the event, a local Fiat/Abarth 500 group has been formed with over 300 members. But most importantly we raised a lot of money for three great charities so the event was a total success.”
The new model Fiat 500 and Abarth 500s were produced in 2008 and since then have been a very popular car in Guernsey with over 1,300 sold by Le Mont Saint Garage. In addition to the new models, three original Fiat 500 models attended the event from as early as 1972.
Representatives from each benefiting charity attended including the St John Ambulance first response cars, sponsored by LE Mont Saint, the Channel Islands Air Search plane flew by and Guernsey’s Lifeboat, the Spirit of Guernsey attended at the ro-ro ramp for attendees to visit.
The Guernsey Fiat & Abarth 500 owners club can be found at this link www.facebook.com/groups/GuernseyFiatAbarth500Owners