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Chairman’s Chat May 2022 (Sleeping Pill)

Our next Car & Coffee Meet Sunday 1st May at Reliance Garage Glossop Starting from 10am.

The April Car & Coffee meet was extremely well attended, it was the best attended since the start of the meets. We would like to thank all members and visitors that were able to support this special Car & Coffee meet.

Richard & Elaine Lomas’s granddaughter did a short filming for a university project. The club will receive a shortened version of the event for the clubs web site once she has finished it.

Email received from Richard & Elaine Lomas’s granddaughter

Hi Mike I just wanted to say a huge thank you for letting me film for my university assignment today. I enjoyed seeing everyone and all of the amazing cars! I really appreciate everything you did to help me, and to help make it a great morning!

Many thanks,


Drive it Day Report by Richard Lomas

Our Drive it Day started in Stockport, making an easy access to the Motorway, eighteen cars booked in for the drive and a great mix of vehicles as you would expect from our club. Our destination Penderyn Distillery in Llandudno. It recently opened its new facilities, previously being an infant’s school. The traffic was light and we all had a pleasant drive in morning, it was a cold morning but sunny weather. We were made welcome by the staff at Penderyn. Fourteen members decided to take the distillery tour and we had great feedback from the members that took the tour our, members found the tour to be excellent. I’m sure some of our members went home with a bottle or two, I certainly did.

Again a thank you to all who turned out and enjoyed Drive it Day.

Maiden drive on the Llandudno tour (Drive it Day)

David arrived in his new VW camper van a lovely colour and this was the maiden drive, he previously had a scooter, he arrived at Llandudno with no issues. It was great to see your new vehicle; we look forward to seeing it at more GVEC events. (see picture below)

RETRO SHOW I am now informed by Dave Swallow that all the tickets for the retro show on the 8th have now been allocated.

Buxton Spring Fair on Monday the 2nd May GVEC is having a stand at this event and would like members to be in situ by 9am. We still have room at this event if any member would like to join us. Due to two members cancelling their place we now have some more availability.

I have received this email from the organisers

Good Morning Mike

I have attached a site plan of where you will be, the road will be closed for you. I will be there on the day when you arrive as well.

The post code is SK17 6AZ, it is just down from the Opera House.

Can you be there at 9am as the event starts at 10am and then finishes at 5pm.

Thank you


I have furnished the organisers with the number of vehicles attending. To comply with health and safety the latest you can arrive will be 9.30am. Please try to arrive by 9am.



Whaley Bridge to Buxton A5004 Long Hill is closed and will still be closed on Monday.

Access to Buxton will be extremely busy on Monday

The A6 being the only access to Buxton centre.

Please allow plenty of time to arrive at the GVEC stand so that we comply with the timing restrictions. There will be a meeting point on route for those who would like to join some members and drive in convoy. This meeting point will be the Fickle Mermaid off the A6 Post code SK23 0RB Forester Way.

Please be there by 8.30am leaving prompt at 8.45am.

Bodelwyddan Castle on the 15th May. GVEC has a stand if anyone would like to join GVEC stand please let us know.

Victoriana Weekend in Glossop, your committee has taken the decision not to have a club stand at this event. It is with regret that we are unable to support our local town on this event, but the committee organising the event have put to many onerous rules on us. The GVEC committee felt that the rules were not in the interest of the club or its members.

If any member would like to go as an individual to the Victoriana Weekend event to show their vehicle, please contact the organisers on 07900266666 or email info@glossopvictorianweekend.org

Holland Week Away If you have not already received your tickets and booklets you will receive them within the next week or two. Please let me know if you have not had them by the 15th May

Tatton Show June 4th. We have limited space on this 2 day event . You can show your vehicle both days or choose just one. We do need to know if you are joining the club. A deposit of £10 for each day. This will be refunded if you turn up to the show.

Peaks & Dales Drive & Show. This is a great well organised event. I can highly recommend this event. The event is organised by Hare & Hounds Car Club. You are required to pay and book for the event in advance. There are 2 runs available a long drive and a short drive. It is up to you on the day, which you choose. The destination is Buxton Pavilion where you will then show your car. To book onto this event go on line to Hare and Hounds car club click on Peaks and Dales where you will find a PDF form.

Didsbury Car Show July 10. GVEC will have a stand at this show. We usually get quite a lot of members supporting this event. You need to contact the organisers to book onto this event. Go on line to Didsbury Car Show 2022 and fill in the application form.


We had a deadline for reservations at the hotel. This deadline as passed and I have still not received all the deposits from club members that have asked for a room. To secure the rooms I require your deposit. I have spoken with the hotel and they have extended the deadline to the 5th May. I require all deposits by this date. Please pay you deposit to the GVEC bank account.

NAT WEST sort code 01 00 13 account no 19921039

Committee Members Resignations. We would like to express our thanks to Ian Bradshaw club secretary and Kath & Tony Wilson Tombola & raffle co-ordinators that have served the club well and have now stepped down. The roll of Club Secretary is temporarily taken over by Andrew Dutton. Andrew as put his name forward for the post of secretary to be voted at the AGM. We are still looking for a member or members of the club to take over the role of tombola & raffle co-ordinator.

Minuets from AGM

1. Members arrival to venue for 7pm start

2. Minuets from the AGM held at Glossop Cricket Club on the 7th April 2022

3. Mike Radcliffe Chairman opened the meeting

4. Apologies received from

Andy Dutton (acting club secretary)

Dave Swallow (Treasurer & Membership secretary)

Ian Bradshaw (honorary Committee member)

Club member Bill Hall

5. Chairman’s Report

Apologies for no minutes from 2021 due to Covid a virtual SAGM was held on line

Looking to arrange evening dinner runs out but experienced difficulty in booking catering venues for more than 6 people unless from the same household.

As a result runs organized but without food stop.

Participants to book own table if needed

Picnic drives will be a possibility

6. Financial Report & Memberships read by the chair

2021 accounts looking healthy. Mainly membership income renewals retention at 85% .

153 memberships including 42 joint.

No income from Manor Park shows since covid a small amount in 2021 moneys distributed to the respective charities.

Balance £5,505

Proposed accepted by Kath Wilson Seconded by Nicky Theaker

7. Web Masters report.

GVEC website 5000 hits in 12 months

Clothing sales have been down. over the covid period

Nearly 1000 facebook followers

Proposed accepted by Kathy Wilson Seconded by Nicky Theaker

8.Club Runs

Cars & coffee is growing well best attendance ever last Sunday April 3rd

Runs out to continue, Request for any ideas or venues.

Special thanks to Martin Dalgleish for bringing coffee pod

Anyone that has anything for the club to look at please notify Richard Lomas via the club

9. Sponsors & Advertisers

No report received due to personal reasons. Mike Dudley to resume activities on May 1st

Lexus Mazda & Toyota (RRG) have sponsored the show to the tune of £500 after Mike Radcliffe Spoke with them Steve Kimber to deal with them for their requirements for advertising logos.

10&11 Election of Committee

Resignation from Club Secretary Ian Bradshaw

Resignations from Kath & Tony Wilson from committee

Andy Dutton (current acting secretary) put forward for club secretary

Elaine Lomas appointed in temporary role as joint Tombola & raffles officer

The new committee put forward was accepted by members present with no other votes from non attendees.

Proposed accepted by Ben Kirkland Seconded by Irene Booth

12. Existing Membership Renewal

Accepted by all and agreed by all present GVEC is excellent value for money

No requirement for minimum attendance to any event by members.

No requirement to own a classic vehicle to become a member

13. Charities supported in the next financial year

All charities agreed that were put forward, with exception of Glossop Mountain Rescue who will arrange their own collection at the show

Charities nominated this year for support are

Willow Wood hospice

Crossroads Glossop


Proposed accepted by Mary Kimber Seconded by Chris Robson

14. August Show

Tombola Gifts can be left at “About Thyme Glossop Coffee Shop” or with any committee member

15. Places are still available on the Holland Trip

16. September weekend away Norfolk & Sandringham

17. GVEC will not be getting involved with the Glossop Victorian Weekend Conditions imposed too onerous. Members can participate as individuals if they wish. Details will be on the clubs media page

18. Still availability to join the club on the Buxton Spring fair please be on site by 9am

19. Club Insurance

Annual combined liability policy in force covering the club & committee

Thanks to Chris Robson for arranging a comprehensive insurance for the club

Also for notes provided for the minutes of AGM


Mike Radcliffe

Club Chairman



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