This week is good for publicity for club type cars. On pages 34,35 and 36 of Classic Car Weekly there is a feature on driving an A90 and in Classic Car buyer BMC Farinas are mentioned.
Practical Classics Restoration Show 12-13 April 2014
I had a good day at the PC Restoration Show yesterday. It was very good for anyone interested in getting into classic cars for the first time with interesting talks by Quentin Wilson, Edd China, Mike Brewer and Fuzz Townshend as well as the PC team. They all stated the importance of belonging to the relevant classic cars club and Mike Brewer suggested that club newsletters and websites were the best places to find cars. There was enough space to walk around in comfort even with the large crowds in attendance. The autojumble was good by today’s standards with only two stalls selling non automotive bits. The club
technical challenge which saw clubs racing to change cylinder head valves on an A Series head was very good. There were three live stages where some of the stall holders were passing on their expertise on such things as leather renovation, how to revive your paintwork and preparing your car for an MOT as well as the Leeds City College bringigng the workshop to life with a series of live demonstrations. An excellant show which is well worth a visit next year.
Please come and see us on stand A34 at the Great Western Autojumble, Shepton Mallet, on 15th & 16th February. This year there is a ‘Rock & Roll’ theme.
A new pub ‘The Cambridge’, which is dedicated to the Austin Cambridge, and is based on the old Austin factory site at Longbridge, Birmingham, will open its doos on 11th November.
The club has been asked if a couple of members could bring along their Cambridges’ to park outside the buiding on the openning day, 11th November.
For more details contact: Scott Jeffreys on 07875756957
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arthur Swann and I attended the Annual General Meeting of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs on the 19th October. It was announced that the date for Drive it Day will be 27th April 2014. This year the one official F.B.H.V.C Drive it Day run started at Gaydon. Next year there will be six starting venues, B.M.I.H.T at Gaydon, Brooklands, The Lakeland Motor Museum, The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Bressingham and Haynes Motor Museum at Sparkford. The F.B.H.V.C are asking for volunteers to help with the organising/marshalling of these events.
It was also announced that the heritage open days scheme will operate on 11th, 12th,13th and 14th September 2014.
To keep up todate with the latest news from the F.B.H.V.C log on to:- www.fbhvc.co.uk or got to the links page on our website and find the link there.
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