You can now buy your 2024 club membership online here
If you are a new member and join in November, you’ll get the Nov/Dec copy of ‘County Counsel’ as a bonus, and as with all members , you’ll qualify for a discount with our preferred supplier of new parts, Longbridge Motor Spares.
The organisers of the November NEC Classic Car Show have released the code via which club members can access discounted tickets. Unfortunately this came just after the latest magazine had been sent for printing, but it has been included with the copy of the magazine emailed to members.
If you need to see a copy of it, it’s been added to the ‘Members Only‘ area as an item in the ‘County Counsel’ archive. If you haven’t yet requested your member’s password for the archive, please email me and I’ll send it to you.
I’ll also include a copy of the flyer with the Sept/Oct ‘County Counsel’ due out in late October.
The club held its Annual Rally on Sunday 18th June at the Crich Tramway Village, preceded by a Peak District road run on Saturday 17th, which took in such attractions as The Great British Car Journey, Dave Kingerley’s Longbridge Motor Spares premises, and some very scenic roads (with some challenging gradients!) .
The weekend was greatly enjoyed by all those who attended – whether they were there throughout the weekend at the Makeney Hall Hotel, where a thoroughly enjoyable meal was held on Saturday night, or came along for the main event at Crich on Sunday.
Our thanks must go to John and Elizabeth Reed whose hard work and organisational skills made the weekend the success that it was.
A full report will appear in the next issue of ‘County Counsel’ together with a list of all the prizewinners.
The latest copy of Classic Car Weekly newspaper has some excellent coverage of our cars at the NEC Classic Car and Restoration Show on the weekend of 24th – 26th March.
Our cars and Club have 3 separate mentions in this issue alone. You can see snapshots of the articles below.
They are namely the editors snap shot choices at the show – with John Reed’s Car;
John’s Hereford featured again in the Award Winners’ Section and with a team shot;
Finally, a fantastic picture with a large write up on Dave Whyley’s A90 Atlantic on the ‘Lancaster Insurance pride of Ownership’ stand chosen by Nick Larkin and taking the main two pages.
I can see no other club in the paper getting 3 separate article of coverage as we have. So this really is a huge success for us as a Club.
Thanks to all involved and for supplying cars for the weekend.
As a further note, the Counties range was well supported at the event, not only with our Club display, and David’s Atlantic Convertible, but with an A40 Somerset on the ‘Stourbridge Pre-war Car Club’ stand and a second A90 Atlantic Convertible on the ‘Enthusiasts of British Motor Vehicles Built before 1985‘ stand.
Members can now access every copy of ‘County Counsel’ from Issue 1, back in August 1975, through to Issue 278 (Nov-Dec 2021). Further issues will be added to the archive from time to time. Members can also get an email copy of each magazine, as well as their printed copy. Please let me know if you’re not currently getting your emailed copy but would like to.
In order to gain access, members will need to be given a password to the pages containing the archive – please email me here if you’d like a password.
The link to the list of available magazines is here. You can also access it via the ‘Members Only Page’ link in the menu above.
We hope members enjoy this new facility – there’s a wealth of club history there for you to see!
A reminder to members that the the NEC ‘Practical Classics’ Classic Car and restoration and Restoration Show takes place over Friday-Sunday 24th-26th March.
A leaflet with a code allowing members to buy tickets at a discounted price was sent out with the Jan/Feb issue of ‘County Counsel’.
An added attraction this year is that Dave Whyley’s recently-restored A90 Atlantic Convertible (above) will be amongst 20 cars on the show’s prestige ‘Pride of Ownership’ stand. Attendees will be able to vote for their favourite from amongst the 20 whilst at the show.
Do come along if you can – we’d love to see you there!