Last updated 17/06/2017
Potteries Vintage & Classic Car Club
April Sun Showers
Where has all the lovely sunshine come from? Now is a wonderful time with the spring flowers appearing and the trees budding showing the new green leaves which are that special colour at this time of the year. Out in your cars roof down and engines bursting into life if you have remembered to tax them! The events calendar is out and we are ready for a new season. Mothers’ Day when we get the ladies in our lives to go to car shows. The first of these was Foxfield Railway when several members turned out and some of us went on to the George & Dragon at Meaford for lunch. The pub is very obliging and we are not rushed about. This encourages us to continue to go there and our next event on the 23rd April on “Drive it Day”. Meet at 10.30 outside the old gates at Trentham Gardens and then drive to Fletcher’s Garden centre at Eccleshall for morning coffee. (About 11.15) After this we will go on to the George & Dragon for lunch . I have provisionally booked 18 places but let me know numbers if you wish to come.
The following weekend(30th April) Catton Hall or you may have booked for Llandudno Transport Festival . May 1st Monday is Gawsworth Hall or Rushall Show and May 7th Middleton Show but you will have to pay and nothing much there! The 14th May Mill Meece or Apedale (Just turn up)
As a reminder for those who are interested the 3rd Sunday of each month a meeting at the BOAR HOLE Cafe Stone for cars and Motorbikes (27th May next meet). Quite good not to be missed if you are not booked anywhere else. As I sit here at Weston Park writing this at Easter the weather is not too bad and I am glad to be here. However numbers are down and our Club stand was down on numbers.
Over the last few weeks I have been busy welding the Morris 1000 which is a never ending task like Forth Bridge Painting. Where do you stop or do you jump off in the middle ? I am just getting there with the door shut. The Austin Clifton does not run, The Range Rover had no brakes. The Marina will not start. No problems you understand. I heard that soon no MOT will be needed for 40 year old cars. Perhaps this may present more problems. You must have some so let us know for the news letter
See you soon DAVE
I was disappointed with Weston Park even though the weather
was better than the forecast Not so many cars not so many stalls but perhaps it will
get better. I notice that the word vintage is not being used in many shows as they
are all “Classic”. I over heard a conversation at Weston about what kind of cars
were eligible for our Club but were assured almost anything except newly registered.
We used to have a 1958 cut off but that was to exclude Minis but now no body would
dream that Minis are a cult in themselves. I did notice that pre-
Get your applications in for shows as there are many “jobsworths “on the prowl at shows who will try to keep you out if no pass. Let us know of any events which are not on the calendar and let us have contributions for the Newsletter.
Potteries Vintage and Classic car Club
Joyous Jollies in June
Summer is here and the jollies are still
to come.Since last Club meeting it has been non-
This does not happen with every Newsletter but I am writing this one on the beach in Jersey and life is just great. We had an early (7.30 am) turn out travelling through the night but it was well worth it as there was a great on board car show as there was a veteran and vintage tour of Guernsey who were last on the ferry to be off first at that Island.There were veterans and vintage including Riley Lynx to MX 5’s and a few motorbikes
Back to more mainland shows and even Northern Ireland where Peter Wright was braving the weather . I looked at the forecast because it always seems to rain when I go to any part of Ireland. Some members went to Tatton Park where I believe it was good weather and a good show. The following weekend was North Rode which has a reputation for rain but it was better and I only skidded slightly in the MGB at the gate. Saturday rain was virtually dried out on Sunday. Auto Jumble was OK and not a bad day.
There are plenty of events over the next few weeks and I hope to go to our local show at Trentham Gardens.(18th June) .That same weekend is Astle Park another good show . A new idea for a mid week run to Longnor is on 22nd June (THURS See Editor’s Note). On Sunday June 25th is Lullington Village Show with lovely open gardens and on the same weekend js Kelsall Steam Rally. .Cars in the Park at Lichfield is 2nd July ( See Roy about Meeting Place).Thurs day evening 6th July North Staffs Motor Cycle Club (Cars Welcome Moorville Hall). Sunday July 9th Draycott in the Moors Show (See Editor’s Note) The vicar has invited those interested to St Lawrence Church Biddulph on Saturday 15th July from 11 am to 1 Pm for tea and bacon sandwiches free i at the church car park.) However the 15/16th is Middlewich show and also Walsall
All the best Dave
Editor’s Note 9th July
Firstly I would like to clarify part of Dave’s arrangements above Many members cannot attend mid week events because of their jobs but some who are retired or have flexible working hours may be interested. The Idea (on the website) was for a chip shop run on a Thursday to a good shop in Longnor starting at 11 am at Moorville Hall and return home mid afternoon, Please let Dave know if you are interested. I would like to bring to your notice my local show at Draycott in the Moors on 9th july. It is in support of the 11th century church where many local villagers take part with fun games stalls cars tractors and much more Please put it in your diary Happy Motoring GEOFF
PS Look on the Club Website for the Sentinel Article on Roy and his car The Sentinel want more members and their cars for future items.