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Chairman's Message

April 2024


Good to see the weather has now taken a turn for the best,even sunshine on some days. I hope you enjoyed the Practical Classics restoration show at the NEC at the end of March. I must say I enjoy the live demonstrations of the tin bashing and welding. The barn find display is great too, but I need a larger garage for another project!

The only downside this month was the insurance for both cars becoming due but you will find several companies within these pages who will help you make an informed decision.

Interesting items on the FBHVC report from Robin this month include notes on so called car cruising meets in public spaces. It appears any meeting such as this will not impact on legitimate meetings of our HV cars which will be classed as lawful gatherings, a term used in discussion with some of the councils involved.

The Detroit system being discussed by TFL looks at alternative road pricing schemes such as pricing on use per mile but here again HV’s, we are advised, will be looked on favourably in any decisions. The FBHVC are working to maintain current HV exemptions.

Drive it Day this year is 21st April in aid of NSPCC Childline so order your plate from FBHVC before setting off for your April runs. Midlands, Northern and Thames Valley have all got events planned for this day.

Midlands have their club stand at the Donington Historic festival at the beginning of May, but you will have to be quick to book your place by 21st April.

There will be many events to remember the 80th anniversary of D-Day on the 6th June this year and Thames Valley have organised such a trip in association with a travel company who have advertised with us before. All places booked as I write but mentioned and noted here for reference.

Our IHM meeting this year is being organised by Southern Counties on 23rd - 26th June. Based at the Village Hotel in Maidstone in Kent it will also embrace visits to Leeds Castle and to the Historic Chatham dockyard. Go to www.healey-weekend.com

An all marques inter club event is being held at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern on the following weekend. 28th – 30th June.

Looking further ahead our Club Concours this year will be held at Grantley Hall near Ripon on the occasion of the Yorkshire Elegance event so put the date 17th July in your diary...

I hope this gives you a flavour of events to come but please go to our newly revamped website courtesy of Doug McClymont and Robert Thornburrow.

Keep Overtaking - safely! ®