Member Creates A40 Sports Website

Club member Dirk Backenköhler has created his own website, dedicated to the A40 Sports – it’s a very comprehensive site, and certainly will be of interest to ‘Counties’ members. You can find it at

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Renewals for 2020

Due to an oversight, membership renewal forms were inadvertently not sent with the Nov/Dec issue of ‘County Counsel’. In order to avoid additional postage costs o sending them separately, we have decided instead to send these with the Jan/Feb 2020 of the magazine.

Please note that if you do not renew following receipt of the Jan/Feb magazine, that will be the last issue you will receive – a similar reminder to this one will be included in the magazine. You can also download a renewal form via our Membership page.

Please renew as soon as possible – our loyal members are very important to us.

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NEC Classic Motor Show

This year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show will be held at the NEC from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th of November. As usual the club will have a stand, organised by club PR representative Alastair While.

Also in common with other years, the club has been given a discount code to allow club members to purchase tickets at a reduced price for Saturday and Sunday. There will a flyer with the next ‘County Counsel’ which will include the discount code (due out in late October), but if you wish to use the code before then please email either Alastair, or Pete Simmonds either of whom can email the code to you if you provide your membership number or other details allowing us to verify your membership.

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Video of A40 Somerset from Haynes Museum

Ray Dawes has forwarded the following link to an interesting video provided by the Haynes Museum of their recently restored A40 Somerset…

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2019 Annual Rally

Please check out the ‘Club Events’ page for a reminder about the club’s 2019 Annual Rally.

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NEC Restoration Show

Yet Another NEC Success!

At the weekend’s ‘Practical Classics’ Classic Car Restoration Show at Birmingham’s NEC, our PR Representative and Stand Organiser Alastair While once again found favour with the judges who awarded the club ‘Best Club Display at Show – Small Stand

Below – Alastair with the trophy – congratulations!

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Another Success at the NEC!

Another Lancaster Insurance Classic Car Show at Birmingham’s NEC has come and gone, and once again the club’s stand designer and PR Rep Alastair While has come up trumps – winning the Classic and Sportscar Magazine’s  ‘Best Themed Club Stand’ award.

This is the 7th award the club has won at the show over the years, which is now billed as ‘The World’s Largest Gathering of Classic Vehicle Clubs’, with over 300 clubs attending.

Of these 7 awards, 4 have been won by Alastair for his creative and much-admired efforts – we believe that’s a record amongst car clubs, and is all the more remarkable as it has been achieved by a club entirely run by volunteers.

A full report on the show will be in the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of ‘County Counsel’ but in the meantime – many thanks and congratulations go to Alastair.


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Australian Supplier of A40 Parts

Spares Secretary Ray Dawes has asked that members’ attention is drawn to a supplier of parts for the A40s of our era, some of which are cheaper than he can obtain them for – in particular remanufactured dashboard knobs (see picture below).

The company is called Old Era Services and their website can be found at


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Oil filter adaptor kit instructions added to ‘Technical Articles’ page.

Ray Dawes has provided some instructions for fitting the oil filter adapter kit (supplied by Hydrajaws)  to A40 engines. These can be found within the Technical Articles page.

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Updated Spares Booklet Now Available

Spares Secretary Ray Dawes has now updated the club’s Spares Booklet, to reflect our current range of spares available to members.

A printed copy of the updated list will be delivered to members with the next magazine – which is currently at the printer for distribution.

To order spares, please complete a spares order form.


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