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SCORE History

  • It all began in April 1995 when the founder of SCORE, John Moore, purchased a new silver Cappuccino sports car. In July the Moore Family decided to do their own mailing in SW England through a network of 30 local Suzuki dealers. The result was a membership of 25 by August 1996.
  • Two months later in Abergavenny, Wales all these cars got together and SCORE was "born".
  • Correspondence to Suzuki GB Head Office in 1997 yielded a major direct mail shot to their database, inviting people to join SCORE. This led to a club membership of 110 by December 1997.
  • SCORE has been evolving ever since, with a Steering Group of owners who enthusiastically look after the membership, finances, magazine, publicity, merchandise, events and technical aspects. Supporting this group is a network of regional representatives who are responsible for the local get-togethers, always fostering the fun and building the camaraderie amongst SCORE members.
  • The club has its own annual get-together, with its National Rally: the first was held at The Shuttleworth Collection in June 1997 where 69 Cappuccino sports cars met, surely the biggest ever collection of Suzuki sports cars outside of Japan. Subsequent years have seen the Rally take place in a wide variety of locations across the UK to ensure that as many SCORE members as possible have the chance of participating, from the Yorkshire Dales to the coastline of Sussex.
  • SCORE National Rallies:
    • 1997: The Shuttleworth Collection
    • 1998: Ellesmere
    • 1999: Marwell Zoo
    • 2000: Nene Valley Railway Centre
    • 2001: The Forbidden Corner
    • 2002: Coast & Country, Sussex
    • 2003: Cotswolds
    • 2004: North of England
    • 2005: Coast & Country, Sussex
    • 2006: Shuttleworth Collection, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
    • 2007: Peak District
    • 2008: Frensham, Surrey
  • Fun events are the bedrock of SCORE, encouraging lots of friendly socialising and fun amongst its membership at events of different types, most of which are organised by SCORE Regional Representatives. These include fun-runs, pub meets, track days, natters and trips on the Continent. SCORE also attends externally organised events such as the London Classic Motor Show and the Japanese Auto Extravaganza (JAE).

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