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First event reports from spring 2024

Sunday 7th April – Tour of the PEAK DISTRICT

First event off the grid, was Chairman Peter’s well organised ‘Tour of ‘The Peak District’ 7th April. This event was met with great success, with some 30 cars on the run, which is very commendable. Starting at Uttoxeter and finishing for Sunday Lunch at ‘The Bulls Head’, Moneyash,

Sunday 21st April Emma’s ‘Drive It Day’

Honorary Club member, Emma Airey’s company RH Insurance, organised this popular event which attracted some 75 participants from their head office in Worcester.

We all enjoyed some spectacular Worcestershire countryside, meandering around the Malvern Hills, finally finishing at ‘Westons Cider Mill’, Much Markle.

One car that did stand out, was a most spectacular Alvis TB21, one of only a few made and valued in the region of £250,000. This car belongs to Alvis Club owner Mike Wilson, a good friend of Alvis Owners Club Chairman and Club member, Anthony McGarel Groves.

Classic Motorshow 2023

We had a great time at this year’s Classic Motor Show at the NEC. Lots of visitors and interest in our stand. We signed up quite a few new members too.

Once again many thanks to everyone who purchased a bear from us to support Teddies for Loving Care at NEC Classic Motor Show . We sold over 40 and made £220 to support the charity 👌

Classic Motorshow Digital Show Guide

It’s nearly time for the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC Birmingham, Fri 10 – Sun 12 Nov. Here’s a sneak preview of the Show Guide to get you in the mood! https://joom.ag/Wugd

Square Wheels Club members save £4 on adult day tickets and £2 on other ticket types if booked by midnight on Thurs 9th at www.necclassicmotorshow.com quoting the club code found in the email sent to members.

FBHVC Guidance on Winter Lay-Ups

The latest edition of the FBHVC news contains an excellent article about laying up your classic vehicle over winter. Square Wheels Club members can access this online via the FBHVC website. Club members need to simply register for access (for free) here: https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/register and select Square Wheels Club from the drop-down list.

Classic Motor Show 10-12 November – Vehicles on display

We will be displaying the following vehicles on stand no 3-130.

  • Jaguar 420
  • 1934 Alvis 20 Masonic DHC
  • Henry’s Austin Ruby “Ethelbert”
  • Honda 600 kneeler sidecar racing outfit
  • Norton ES2
  • Triumph
  • Plus another tba

Tickets still available at  www.necclassicmotorshow.com

10th to 12th November 2023 – Classic Motor Show

Join us at the UK’s biggest and best Classic Motor Show. We will be displaying on stand no 3-130. Square Wheels Members get discounted tickets if booked in advance at www.necclassicmotorshow.com by quoting the club code published on the show advert in the club email and also available in the members-only Facebook group

 

22nd and 23rd July 2023 – Classic Nostalgia

We had a fabulous weekend at Classic Nostalgia at Shelsley Walsh. Very different days weather-wise. Saturday was cold and wet but Sunday was hot and sunny. Excellent to see Emma and the team from club sponsor RH Specialist Insurance braving the cold and wet on Saturday. A great set of cars on display from members of the National Masonic Vehicle Association. Special thank you to the Worcestershire Masonic Vehicle Club. Lots of other clubs displaying their cars and some great looking and sounding classic competition cars too.

 

8th July 2023 – Highnam Court

A great event at the Province of Gloucestershire Family Day at Highnam Court. With over 300 cars and a mixture of sunshine and rain but it did not spoil the day. In the end 2 Alvises turned up.
Words and photo courtesy of John Slade

 

3rd June 2023 – Club Annual Karting Competition

Yesterday, Saturday 3rd June, the Club had another great day of racing at Sutton Kart Circuit for the annual club karting championship. The first entrant, long-time club member Jamie Pike, always supports us and this year he was solo and joined Rob & Monty Pierpoint making up the last team to be formed. They took the coveted team trophy. Team �Kiwi� youngest member & last year’s winner was Fred Lines who passed the Square Wheels cup over to Jamie. Fred was however awarded this year’s fastest lap. Many thanks to all who came and made it another memorable event. With the circuit’s help and the sale of a few raffle prizes, drinks and snacks afterwards, we managed to make �350 which we will send directly to the local blood bikes.

Many thanks and congratulations to organiser Mark Pierpoint for this report.

 

2nd March 2023 – Square Wheels Joins the FBHVC

We are delighted to announce that the Square Wheels Club has joined the Federation of British Historic Vehicles Club.

The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs exists to uphold the freedom to use historic vehicles on the road. It does this by representing the interests of owners of such vehicles to politicians, government officials, and legislators both in the UK and (through the Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens) in Europe.

There are over 540 subscriber organisations representing a total membership of over 250,000 in addition to individual and trade supporters.

For more information please visit the FBHVC website

10th January 2023 – Updated 2023 Events

Updated details of the club events for 2023 have been emailed to members, including:

  • London Classic Car Show 24-26 February
  • Leofric Lions Club Motoring Festival 23 April
  • Club Go Kart Competition at Sutton Circuit Saturday 3 June
  • Triumph Motorcycles Bespoke Factory Tour 11 June
  • Le Mans Classic 100th Year Anniversary Celebration 29 June to 2 July
  • Family Day at Highnam Court Gloucester 8 July
  • Cream tea at Burton Dassett 20 August

See the Events calendar or our Facebook page for more details

11th November 2022 – Square Wheels Club at the NEC

Members will all be aware by now, that our showcase event at the NEC is fast approaching. We have a great lineup of exhibits planned, namely:

  • An early Austin Ruby being rebuilt by our youngest Club member Henry Dukes at just 11yrs old.
  • Then there is Tony Lambs very nice Datsun 240Z
  • Alongside is Jon Goodwins Concourse winning Semi Lightweight E Type Jaguar.

That completes the cars. The motorcycle display will comprise:

  • A magnificent Vincent Black Shadow, owned by Stuart Wood, Chairman of The Vincent Owners Club and Chief Engineer at Triumph Motorcycles.
  • Then there will be a superb Ducati Race bike
  • Alongside will be the T120 Triumph Triton owned by Club member Andy Hare. Andy will be racing this bike here next year and on the IOM in 2024.

Set up day is Thursday 10th November from 2 pm, with the show running through until Sunday 13th November. Please note that we have now been allocated a stand number in Hall 3 which is 3 – 272. Members have been emailed a code for discount tickets