Chairman’s Chat (Sleeping Pill) for August
GVEC MANOR PARK SHOW Sunday 21st August. This event is the clubs show piece and is FREE TO ALL GVEC MEMBERS. Please can all GVEC members book on line http://www.gvec.club this will ensure we have enough spaces for all members on the club stand. There is an option for GVEC members to donate to the clubs charities on the webpage when booking.
Well we have a lot of snowflakes out there, they moan when it’s hot they moan when it’s cold. I think this goes for our classics; they overheat when it’s hot and won’t start when it’s cold. Seriously we have had unprecedented weather (Heat) but for me I am a sun worshiper, so I am loving this weather. I do hope that you are all coping with the 2 day heat wave. I know for some of you it can be a struggle. I can say that your committee won’t be calling a COBRA meeting to discuss the change in the weather.
July has brought a number of events and all events have been well attended by GVEC members. The new venue for the Car & Coffee meet was a great success. The Hathersage Show, which was a Saturday event, was well attended. The Didsbury Show is always well attended and this year was no exception. The Capesthorne Show was during the extreme 2 day hot weather. Some members attended the Rochdale show, which was held on the same day. The Woodford show held on 24th July had a good attendance.
Car & Coffee meet report by Richard Lomas
Our first visit to the Fickle Mermaid for Coffee and Breakfast meet seemed to be very well received, Breakfasts and Sandwich’s available over 20 cars arrived during the morning we then had nice drive into Castleton and back to Glossop via the Snake Pass being one of my favourite drives.
Hathersage show report by Steve Kimber
Hathersage was the first time that GVEC was invited to attend. The cars were shown on the car park at the business centre and had a steady visitor stream all day. We even saw a pink unicorn that day but had not been drinking. As well as GVEC there were other cars on display from Ferraris to Land rovers.
Didsbury Show report by Richard Lomas
We visited Didsbury for their annual show again this didn’t disappoint, the weather being really well behaved. We also had the advantage of Ian and Irene Booth being our chefs making bacon and sausage butties, a big thank you from all of us, they were delicious.
Woodford Show report by Richard Lomas
A little bit of a later start on Sunday morning, 9.30 we all met at Hazel Grove Park and Ride for the short drive to Woodford Airfield and museum ,it had certainly changed since I last attended, a great deal of the old airfield has been taken over for housing and not easy to find.
But we made it, Woodford air field was a military airfield it was very important in the Second World War as a manufacturing plant for aircraft, and was, up until it closed. The famous Vulcan Bomber was stationed there, it playing a big role in the Falklands War.
The airfield started in the early twentieth century and was the home of Avro, the name taken from its founder A V Roe.
Our day start in lovely sunshine but I’m afraid it descended into rain, heavy at times but thanks to all who turned up and nice to see some old and new faces.
We had a great photo under the Vulcan Bomber as we then called it a day.
Great British Car Journey
An importuned meet for GVEC members Thursday 28th July at the Great British Car Journey Museum GVEC members enjoyed an evening meet at GBCJ and a lovely scenic drive their and back travelling through Matlock Bath . The weather was good and added to the evening drive.
Report from Survey of GVEC Members
Some members of the GVEC committee held a meeting on Thursday 21 July to analyse the club survey and these were the findings.
Overall, it was recognised that the response was very positive, and that 42 members had returned the survey.
a, Do you prefer weekend shows, 80% yes, 12% no, 8% indifferent.
b, Do you prefer weekend drives, 76% yes, 12% no, 12% indifferent.
c, Do you prefer midweek evening events, etc, 55% yes, 22.5% no, 22.5 indifferent.
d, Do you have a max distance to drive to events, 30/50 miles 47%, 50+ 37%, 16% ind.
e, How can GVEC stimulate attendance, 5% more drives, 12% more mix, 2.5% more shows, 65% indifferent.
f, What type of events do you prefer, 40.5% Drives, 31% Shows, 28.5% Other or Both
g, Would you pay £5 for events, 76% yes, 2.5% no, 21% indifferent.
h, Do you prefer a meal at the end of drive or event, 33.4% yes, 26.2% no, 40.4% indifferent.
i, Anything else to add, TBD.
Your committee has discuss the results of the survey and they will take on board your comments, and look at implementing some of the results from the survey to the clubs future activities. We would like to thank all those members that completed and returned the survey, this has been a valuable exercise and will help us to cater for all members and move forward in a positive way.
Car & Coffee Meet NOW moved to a New Venue
Julys Car & Coffee meet was moved to a new venue and it was received extremely well by club members. The New Venue FICKLE MERMAID Foresters Way SK23 0RB.
For the foreseeable future the Car & Coffee meet, will be at this venue on the first Sunday of every month. (Subject to no other event on the clubs calendar) There is a full breakfast / Bacon Butties etc. available at the new venue. Our next meet will be 7th August
6th August NWCC Annual Show Newton- Le – Willows Please let us know if you are attending GVEC STAND
7th August GVEC Car & Coffee meet starts 10am till 12 noon approx
7th August NASCAR Run see club web page for more info http://www.gvec.club
11th August Thursday evening short drive and Curry night GVEC EVENT
21st August GVEC MANOR PARK show GVEC EVENT
28th August BVPG Italian Gardens Blackpool GVEC STAND
4th September GVEC Car & Coffee meet starts 10am till 12 noon approx
4th September Potteries South Cheshire MGOC Charity Run Please book direct with the organisers GVEC are not organising this event.
15th to 19th September GVEC Norfolk trip. Details will be sent out to all those booked on the trip in August
25th September This is not a GVEC event Goodnight Sweetheart run will commence 9am from the The Donkey Derby 405 Sheffield Road Chesterfield S41 8JZ see club web site for details http://www.gvec.club
It is important that if you are attending an event that you let us know. Your committee have to notify the venues we book. Please go on line http://www.gvec.club fill in the events form for the event you would like to attend.
We are constantly posting this request and members are still not using this facility. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE help us to ensure we have enough space for you when we book any event.
We are still looking for GVEC members to join the committee. If anyone is interested can you please let us know by emailing the club.
We are currently looking at arranging a BBQ evening in September we will let you have details once we have confirmed the venue and the date.
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