The Doghouse Owners’ Ball

Back in the 1960s as Charity Balls, such as the Berkeley Square Ball, became all the rage; The Doghouse Owners’ Ball was conceived – the first one held at the Savoy Mayfair in 1963 was a sell-out.   

The sensation of the evening was the Doghouse Cabaret; performed by the driver’s wives, who staged hilarious routines whilst innocently singing libellous lyrics about their respective spouses.

The Doghouse Cabaret was a resounding success and a vast amount of money was raised for Charity at this Grand Prix Drivers ‘end of term’ bash.


A precedent was born and the bi-annual Doghouse Owners’ Ball, held at the London Hilton Park Lane, became a success story and was unquestionably THE event on the motor racing social calendar.  

The chequered flag fell on a very historical period for the Club with the final Doghouse Owners’ Ball, held at the Hilton on Park Lane, on 22nd November 1997.