Chairman’s Chat & Ramblings for July 2021
I know this is a couple of days early but I am away for a few days
Well no surprise that the government did not go ahead with releasing the remainder of the restrictions on June 21st. I think we all where expecting this. Fortunately this as not stopped us taking to the roads with our classics and enjoy our passion for classic vehicles, but it has resulted in many car shows/ events being cancelled.
Before I ramble on with this month’s bedtime sleeping pill. I would like to congratulate our membership secretary / treasurer Dave Swallow runner up on the Ford Club GB stand. Dave puts a lot of effort into keeping his pride and joy in tip top condition and this is a well deserved recognition.
I would also like to give a mention to another GVEC member Becky Smith who has qualified in the Formula Women in the basic of motor sport. Online Assessment Passed Roll On 19th September For Becky’s Track Assessment
Great achievement Becky and I am sure you have all the GVEC members cheering you on albeit virtually. A go fund page has been set up for Becky. To help support her with the cost for this event, if you can spare just a fiver please help a fellow GVEC member please go to the “Go fund page “https://gofund.me/86ff8322 .
Current issues for GVEC Committee
We have had a minor issue with Companies House for GVEC’s position as a limited company. Thanks to Steve K and our previous treasurer Steve Minshull who have assisted me in resolving the matter. Between Steve K and myself spending some 8 hours, this has now been resolved. This has not affected any of the clubs standing as a limited company and GVEC are still listed with Companies House. However we currently have a further issue and this is with Pay Pal. This is related to the issue we have had with Companies House. The clubs Pay Pal account is currently suspended and we are unable to receive or pay out or access some of the club funds from the account. Steve K along with Dave S and Ian Bradshaw are looking at this and we are hopeful that this can be resolved soon.
I will keep you up to date on the progress. In view of the issues we have recently encountered we are proposing that we have more than one director for the club. In the past this has been the treasurer or the company secretary.
Your committee feel that we need at least 2 directors. I have now put myself forward to the committee to put me down as a director also. If the members have no objection to this we will take as read of your acceptance. If you have an objection too Michael C Radcliffe (Current Club Chair) please send an email to the club before the 2nd July with your objection.
GVEC drive on the 6th June was very well attended, once again a good turnout of members. It was good to see some of our new members attending this drive, and great to meet you and see your cars. No surprise that the fish & chips, where a hit with the majority of members. Not all members ended up at the destination some members did get lost. Fortunately I am told they did make it back home after their experience.
Sunday 27th was well attendee for our short drive, which Mike Dudley organised at short notice to replace yet another cancelled show. There was also a show at Lytham that was attended by GVEC members. This was a very busy show. It never ceases to amaze me that some shows are allowed to go ahead, but others are cancelled. I suppose because the local council organised, it this is why it was allowed to go ahead (sorry it’s just me being cynical.) There are many shows organised by a third party on council grounds but they are the ones they refuse permission to go ahead. (Well 1 rule for them and 1 for us)
Sunday 4th July This is the clubs next drive to Crich tram museum. We will be meeting early for this drive and we will not be producing a route map. You can drive directly to the museum or you can meet at Glossop Town Hall at 8.30am. Please be on time as we will be leaving promptly at 8.45am. If you are driving directly to the museum please be there no later than 10am and wait for the club organiser Steve Kimber. The club will be guided into the parking area as a group.
July 25th Bodelwydden Car Show North Wales We have booked a club stand at this event if you would like to join us please let me know we will be leaving early at 8am for this event. More details will follow.
Yorkshire Trip 15th to the 19th July I have had to change quite a lot of details for this event due to the government restrictions being extended. All of the group visits that had been organised have now been cancelled. So that we are able to continue with the trip, I am currently reorganising some drives. We will be travelling to some different coastal areas and having leisure time to spend looking around the coastal towns. The groups evening dinner for the Sunday evening has now been cancelled due to the restrictions. You will now have to book a meal for yourselves for Sunday evening. Those of you going on the trip should have received a small list from me of eateries. If you have not got the list, if you let me know I will resend it to you. You can go on line and have a look there are plenty of restaurants.
August Bank Holiday Monday 30th NEW EVENT GVEC CLUB STAND has been booked for this event. If you would like to join us please email the club we are limited to spaces so it will be first who will be offered a place on the show. When emailing for this event we require All names Phone numbers car reg year of car make and model of car. There is some restriction on age, but I think most of our members will be OK.
Cancelled / Postponed Events
Yet many more another events postponed and some moved to another date. I think most of my time at the moment is dealing with cancelations and postponements.
The Cheshire show now moved from 18th July to September 19th. I am pretty sure I have informed all of you who previously booked via GVEC for this event. If you wish to continue you and still attend this event you are required to rebook as an individual even though we have retained the club stand on this event.
Didsbury Show Cancelled I am sure that you are all aware the Didsbury Show on the 11th July is now cancelled.
July 18th The Rochdale Car & Bike Show has now been cancelled
BVPG Cancelation (Copy email received)
29th August BVPG Stanley Park
Hi Micheal our event at Stanley Park is cancelled, but our event on Lytham Green on 12th September is going ahead
Regards Pat BVPG
Posting your acceptance on the clubs FB page does not put you on the list. For All Events you are asked to email the club. This is so that we can ensure correct numbers. We don’t always see post on FB as they move down the list on the FB page subject to the amount of postings so your acceptance can be missed.
Let us hope that the next date for restrictions will go ahead, I know we all have our own opinions on the current situation and as individuals we can do what we feel is right. The club we will continue to try and organise events/ drives, you can then choose if you wish to attend.
To keep up to date with all club activities check out our web page http://www.gvec.club follow us on Facebook, Instagram.
If any of you are having issues with receiving club emails please let us know.
Regards Mike Radcliffe
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