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Chairmans Chat ( Sleeping Pill) September 2022
GVEC Manor Park Show
As usual a fantastic turnout for the GVEC annual Show in Manor Park, this year we think was the best yet. We have still not got all the figures together, so I am unable to confirm if it was the best. The committee are meeting on the 8th September so we should be able to post all the figures on the web page after this date.
The morning got off to a good start, it helps when the weather is kind to us. We had a great response from members to help in setting up the park ready for the day to begin. This year was made much easier on the gate as a vast majority of people booked on line, which made entering the park much quicker, and therefore less hold up on the road outside.
There were some great vehicles, some vehicles we have not seen before. The support from Rouge Statics was fantastic as was the support from Peak Performance. A small amount of military vehicles where present, we would like more military as part of the proceeds from our annual show goes to SSAFA. We did have other car clubs supporting the event and we are pleased that they are able to support our show. For the first time support came from PIST ‘N’ NUTS MCC with some great bikes. A large number of individual entries and this boosted the support for the show.
The day didn’t go without an itch, firstly the council were late opening the toilets, later in the morning there was a burst pipe in the gent’s toilets and the guy from the council decided to lock the gent’s toilet. After trying to get him to call out a plumber he said he was unable to do this till Monday (not much good for us) The gents had to use the ladies initially, Thanks to Steve Kimber (our web master/ show coordinator) who got hold of a contact at the council (yes on a Sunday) This was promptly dealt with and the gents were re-opened just after 1.30pm.
One of our committee members (Richard Lomas) unfortunately took ill, thanks to the Glossop Mountain Rescue Team who were on site and were a great help. Richard had to be taken to hospital and is still in hospital at the time of writing this. I am sure on behalf of all GVEC members we wish Richard a speedy recovery.
I would like to express our thanks to Lexus our main sponsor, also to all the trade & food stands for their continued support. A special mention to our local butchers Roy/ Lisa Green, who provide the burgers, sausages, bacon for the helpers at the show. To Coffee Pod who support the club throughout the year on our events.


Events GVEC members have attended recently
Report by Dave Swallow Ford Fair

As You’ve already seen the two Dave’s and Becky (and Karl) was down at Ford Fair this weekend – it was another fantastic event and my second time down at the event.
As a Fordie it’s a wonderful place to go and see some stunning vehicles. Like Dave T, I prefer to see the oldies and there were a fair few but of course there are a lot of modern blue ovals on show too.
Anyone wanting to go to the event, myself Dave and Becky will be there again next year so don’t be shy and please so come along. I have no doubt the Ford Club GB gang will be more than welcoming, as they have been with us.
I am absolutely made up and really chuffed Dave won first place with his stunning MK1 RS Focus. What a machine!!! Here’s my scoop, third prize on the club stand. Turns out all that stress and hard work getting her ready was worth it – judged by the clubs sponsor with over 75 cars on stand.
Report by Dave Swallow Moggy Show
Another win for a GVEC car this weekend with our little Blue Moggy picking up a Best in Class award. Ken Graton collected the award (the cars second since new ownership!) and here it is displayed proudly on the bonnet.
The Car will be at Manor Park this year after having her restored since last year’s show.
Report by Ian Booth Indian Restaurant Drive

We assembled in the Town Hall Car Park in Glossop on Thursday at 6:00 pm 11th August and had a really good turnout of members; we handed out the tulip maps for the short 16-mile mini drive to the East to West Indian Restaurant in Disley. The weather was a warm Sunny evening, and the drive took us through Mellor, Marple Bridge then Strines on towards Disley over Waterside Road to the A6 and then the short hop to the Restaurant. We had pre-warned the owners we would have 30 members and that they would have sufficient staff to meet our needs. The food was superb and the service a little on the slow side but that gave us all time to have a good old chinwag!
Report By Dave Swallow BVPG Stanley Park Show Blackpool

The annual Stanley Park event has returned following Covid and BVPG have once again hosted a beautifully organised event in the heart of the Italian Gardens. A huge variety of cars circle the fountains and gardens with the side paths lined with more classic and retro beauty’s. With a large cafe restaurant and boating lake on site this events makes for a great day out. We were joined by a great group of members who aren’t always free to join events and it was great to see them & catch up. We also had a first trip out for a member with his stunning Military Personal Carrier.

Forthcoming Events
September 4th Classic Cars & Country Market Houghton Towers (Not a GVEC Event)
This is not an organised GVEC event. You must book direct with the organisers on their website Classic Cars & Country Market Houghton Towers


September 4th Potteries & South Cheshire MGOC Charity drive (Not a GVEC Event)
This is not a GVEC event there has been GVEC members attend this event in the past and they say it is a very good event. You need to book direct with the organisers a booking form can be found road-run-application-2022


GVEC NEXT CAR & COFFEE MEET SEPTEMBER 11th GVEC EVENT
PLEASE NOTE THIS MONTH WILL BE THE SECOND SUNDAY IN THE MONTH

The next car & coffee meet will be at the new venue, Fickled Mermaid Forester Way SK23 0RB. It Starts at 10am till around noon. There is no requirement for you to book this event. Just turn up. Breakfast is available along with tea /coffee, bacon / sausage butties. A great way to have a natter and a catch up your lead committee member Ian Booth
September 15th to the 19th GVEC Norfolk weekend away GVEC EVENT
By now all those booked on this event will have had details of the hotel and the visits. If you are booked on this event and you have not paid and confirmed you hotel please do so. If anyone who as booked and are not sure about anything related to this booking please contact MIKE on 07506463621 ASAP
Sunday 25th 2022 Goodnight Sweetheart Drive (Not a GVEC Event)
This drive will commence from 9am at the DONKEY DERBY 405 Sheffield Road Chesterfield S41 8JZ This event is open to all makes of Sport cars or Classic cars The finishing point is Denby Pottery Ripley DE5 8NX Entry £10 unless you are a MG group member. The price includes road book Running boards and a voucher for coffee. Hot breakfast is available on an individual bases for more info email ronmury_@yahoo.co.uk
OCTOBER EVENTS
Sunday 2nd October Haigh Woodland Park, Wigan. GVEC STAND
Please let us know if you are attending this event. We are required to submit names / vehicle reg, to obtain passes. There are Stalls/ Food Market, and toilets on site
PLEASE NOTE THIS MONTH WILL BE THE SECOND SUNDAY IN THE MONTH
GVEC NEXT CAR & COFFEE MEET October 9th GVEC EVENT

The next car & coffee meet will be at the new venue, Fickled Mermaid Forester Way SK23 0RB. It Starts at 10am till around noon. There is no requirement for you to book this event. Just turn up. Breakfast is available along with tea /coffee, bacon / sausage butties. A great way to have a natter and a catch up your lead committee member to be advised
Sunday 30th October Halloween Drive followed by Sunday Lunch GVEC EVENT
We encourage you to arrive in Fancy Dress, also to dress up your vehicle. We will leave from Glossop and the drive will end at Glossop Golf Club More details will follow.
NOVEMBER EVENTS
GVEC NEXT CAR & COFFEE MEET November 6th GVEC EVENT
The next car & coffee meet will be at the new venue, Fickled Mermaid Forester Way SK23 0RB. It Starts at 10am till around noon. There is no requirement for you to book this event. Just turn up. Breakfast is available along with tea /coffee, bacon / sausage butties. A great way to have a natter and a catch up your lead committee member to be advised
NOVEMBER Sunday 13th GVEC Remembrance Day Drive GVEC EVENT
Details to follow
DECEMBER EVENTS

GVEC NEXT CAR & COFFEE MEET December 4th GVEC EVENT
The next car & coffee meet will be at the new venue, Fickled Mermaid Forester Way SK23 0RB. It starts at 10am till around noon. There is no requirement for you to book this event. Just turn up. Breakfast is available along with tea /coffee, bacon / sausage butties. A great way to have a natter and a catch up your lead committee member to be advised
DECEMBER Sunday 13th Santa Drive GVEC EVENT
Details to follow


To end this month’s news letter (Sleeping Pill).
I do have an update on Richard Lomas. I have message and spoken to Richard on a few occasions and he is open to chatting via messaging. Richard was still in hospital at the time of writing this. There is a slight improvement but it is a slow process of recovery. His spirits seem to be up and he is getting on with his physio. Richard cannot praise the nurses and medical team highly enough at the hospital he says he is receive fantastic care. Richard does enjoy being able to chat via messaging, if you have his number please feel free to send a message. On behalf of the club and the members we wish Richard well and a speedy recovery.

Regards
Mike Radcliffe
Club Chairman
gveclub@yahoo.com
http://www.gvec.club


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