Chairman’s Chat & Ramblings for September 2021
Ending August on a massive high for GVEC Club, the August Show was a huge success with probably the best attended show since the incorporation of the club. We had a lot of issues this year when organising the GVEC Manor Park Show, we put most of this down to communications with the High Peak authorities and other official bodies involved and most of it was because of the uncertainty of what has happened in the past 18 months.
I am not sure where I start with the thanks, but the biggest thanks is to the GVEC Committee who have worked extremely hard, in putting this event together under unprecedented times. When we organise any event it is always a team effort from your committee. The dedication from the committee members is the reason we can continue with all events /drives that we plan. I would like to thanks all GVEC club members for their fantastic support. This year was the biggest turn out for GVEC members at any one event since the incorporation of the club.
Thanks to all the car clubs & their members that supported the show with some incredible displays and a great ecliptic mix of vehicles. The individuals who came along to support the show who are not in a club or their club did not book a stand, turned up in large numbers.
The 4×4 club & Peak Performance club, who have supported our shows since GVEC took over the Manor Park Show in 2014, it is always great to see them back with their unfaltering support.
Thank you to the Glossop Fire Brigade for their excellent display, which was interesting and informative. We had quite a lot of positive feedback from the public after watching this.
A massive thank you to Lexus Stockport, for their display of new electric cars. It is the 2nd show that Lexus has supported and Lexus supported this event with a £500 donation.
Thank you the guys from Malandra who provided the entertainment free of charges.
The traders and food venues all had a busy day thanks to the exhibitors and the general public who supported them in large numbers.
We were asked why there was no ice-cream van, we did book the usual ice cream van for the event that as supported us in the past, but he broke down and was unable to send another vehicle. We will for future events book 2 different companies.
We are quick sometimes to blame the local authorities for any issues and delays we come across when organising events. I have to say that the lady at High Peak, who I had to deal with for all the permissions and legal side for the event, was extremely helpful. Thank You Kayleigh Hulme. If I have missed anyone out then I apologise.
We are still putting together all the donations and money collected from the show, there are still some donations coming in and traders’ payments from the show. Once we have put together all the figures expenditure and income they will be published on line at http://www.gvec.club.
THANK YOU EVERYONE
Up and coming events
We are pleased to announce that GVEC will be holding a Coffee Car Meet on Sunday mornings at Reliance Garage Glossop.
Starting on the 3rd October. We will have the support of Coffee Pod with breakfast snacks and tea/ coffee. If this is a success we will try and run this on the first Sunday every month. If we have a drive planned then we will not have a coffee morning on that Sunday. Update for this will be posted on our Facebook Chit Chat page, Richard Lomas will be the lead committee member for these events.
August Bank Holiday Weekend Sunday 29th & Monday 30th there is a show at Capesthorne Hall Steve Kimber is arranging a get together at this event if you are interested please contact Steve ASAP
September 12th Lytham Show We have a club stand at this event and all GVEC members are welcome Please let us know if you are joining us.
September 16th to 20th September GVEC Weekend away in Wales. If you have not booked and would like to join us you will need to tel 01732 879153 Scenic Car Tours to see if they are able to add you on the trip.
We usually support Tamevalley at a show in Uppermill in September. I have contacted them for details and still awaiting a response. When I last spoke with them they were uncertain if it would go ahead. I will let you know once I have heard from them.
Put this date in your diary’s our Halloween Drive will be Sunday October 31st Get your costumes ready and decorate your cars, Detail will follow soon.
Holland Trip June 2022 Info on car parking at Hotel
There is still availability on our European break for 5 days next year. If anyone would like to join this event please let me know.
After speaking with the travel agents about parking at the hotel, I have now secured car parking for the 5 days we are in Holland at the hotel.
Message from travel agent:
The hotel in Holland have confirmed that on this occasion, parking will be reserved and we can pay the £32 (£8 per night) to them on your behalf.
Please inform the group that £32 will be added to the prices quoted when they come to pay their balances.
I hope this clarifies anyone’s concerns about secure parking.
General Club Info
We had a record number of new members joined the club at the Glossop Show. I would like to welcome all our new members to the best club in the North. We hope to see you at as many events as possible. Please make yourself known when you turn up to any event, and then you can be introduced to the members in attendance.
Your committee will be meeting for a debrief from the Glossop Car Show on Tuesday 14th. We are hoping we will have all the financial figures and I will post these once your committee have agreed them. If anyone would like to put anything forward at this meeting, please let me know before the 12th September.
We have a vacancy on the committee, for a club secretary after the resignation of Ian Bradshaw. Ian has tendered his resignation for personal reasons and will hold the position until we appoint a new secretary. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ian, for all the hard work he has put into serving the club. Ian will be missed on the committee. If anyone would like to take up the position of club secretary please let me know.
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