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Month: March 2023

Club Success and Press Coverage at NEC Show

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.

New Benefit for Current Club Members – Online Access to Archived Copies of ‘County Counsel’.

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!

NEC Classic And Restoration Show to Feature a Member’s Restoration on its ‘Pride of Ownership’ Stand

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!