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Chairman’s Chat April 2021

Our membership is going from strength to strength. The last month we have gained 5 new members and I would like to welcome them to the best car club in the North. We look forward to meeting you with your Pride & Joy at our drives and events.

Not long now before we can take to the roads in our classics. We are working on events for this year and we will be organising drives also.

I would like to express my thanks to Dave Swallow for the hard work in his commitment to the membership role, and also to the great work he has put into the role of the treasurer. Thanks’ also to Steve Kimber who has worked with Dave to set up the online payment system, which has been a huge success. This has helped immensely with the admin. The club has now been able to process the club memberships much quicker with the online membership renewals and the ease for new members to join and pay as made the process more efficient.

During the past year even though the entire classic car shows where cancelled, we have tried to ensure that the club has stayed as active as possible and we were fortunate to get out on some drives. Thank you for your support on these drives and on line virtual shows.

These next few weeks (May /June) we are hoping to be able to take to the roads, and from July start to attend some classic shows. We will continue to keep you up to date on all forthcoming events.

This is the time of year when we would be holding the GVEC AGM. Due to the continued Government restrictions this is not possible. Your committee have been in contact via e-mail and we are taking the unprecedented steps now to contact all GVEC members via this news letter on e-mail for confirmation of re-election to the posts on the GVEC Committee. (See below)

Your existing committee would normally be standing for re-election at the AGM. Due to the current pandemic and the restrictions placed up on us, it is not possible to hold an AGM for members to attend. We are taking the unprecedented steps and asking for the re-election to take place via e-mail.

Your GVEC committee is now up for election. Your current committee are happy to stand for re-election in their current position on the committee. 
The posts currently occupied are:

Chairman: Mike Radcliffe

Club Secretary and Director: Ian Bradshaw

Treasurer and Membership Secretary: Dave Swallow

Webmaster / Club Merchandise: Steve Kimber

Charity / Tombola / Organisers: Kath & Tony Wilson

Events / Drives Support  co-ordinator: Richard Lomas

Advertising and promotional support: Mike Dudley

Technical Support and valuations: Peter Shaw

Events / Marshal / First Aider: Ian Booth

Assistant First Aider: Ian Bradshaw

Honorary Committee: Member Eric Pass

If anyone has any objections to the current committee, or wish to propose anyone to be put forward for members’ consideration for a post on the committee, please e-mail the club before the 15th April 2021. 

There is no requirement for members to respond unless they have an objection or wish to replace a committee member or put someone else forward. We will take it has read if there are no objections or alternative names for election received.

If you wish to respond e-mail gveclub@yahoo.com

Please note GVEC will not be having a club stand at the Tatton Park Show in August the rescheduled date clashes with the GVEC Manor Park Show.

 Drive it Day April 25th Under the current legislation, there is nothing stopping you from taking to the road on this annual event as an individual car, as long as you are not with a group of people in other cars This would be classed as a meeting, which could render a fine.

 GVEC originally was scheduled to be the Car Club to be putting on a display at the NEW CAR Museum in Derbyshire. However due to several issues the scheduled opening of this museum was cancelled.

Steve Kimber is now looking at arranging a visit on the new date for opening. GVEC are to put on a display of classic cars (see notes below)

 Update: The date is planned to be Saturday 22nd May. We will confirm the date as soon as possible. 


I have had some communication with Richard and I am pleased to say they are opening in the summer subject to when the lockdown restrictions are relaxed. Date is still to be announced but I suspect it will be a weekend.

On the opening day I would like as many GVEC members and friends from other clubs to join us with a visit. The cost will be £10 per person if.  I can get enough people and we have been offered some discount on driving their cars.

My old Maxi is there in the museum and it will be a strange feeling to see it again but I am looking forward to it.

Any questions please let me know and I will try to answer them.

In the meantime look at the below links for their website and Facebook pages.

www.greatbritishcarjourney.com                                                       https://www.facebook.com/GreatBritishCarJourney

 Classic Car events that we are aware of to date, which are still planned to go ahead on the scheduled dates.

 22nd May (to be confirmed GVEC Display at the NEW Derbyshire Car Museum)

 Lockdown is scheduled to end on June 21st. Subject to this happening GVEC will arrange a drive for Sunday June 27th.  Details will follow as soon as we have put everything together.

Celtic Ireland Trip July 15th to the 19th  

There are a few limited places still available on this trip. If you would like to join us please let me know ASAP. (If you would like a Polo Shirt or other club clothing for this trip please let me know ASAP)

(Due to unforeseen circumstances one of our members who were booked on the Ireland Celtic trip as had to cancel. We now have a vacancy for 1 or 2 people on this trip. If you are interested please let me know.)

Sunday 18th July Cheshire Car Show. ROTARY CLUB.  We already have over 14 members booked on this event; there is still time to book if you would like to join the members on this event.

For the latest up to date information on all events please visit our web page www.gvec.club Follow us on Facebook Chit Chat Page, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp.

If you have changed any of your contact details, please let us know so we can amend the club records to ensure you are kept up to date with all club activities.

 WALES SEPTEMBER Long Weekend Away September 16th – 20th September 2021                        

We are still taking bookings for the Wales trip and we still have a few rooms left. If you would like to join us on this trip please let me know as soon as possible.


£379.00 per person in a car and bedroom (based on 2 persons sharing in a car/bedroom throughout the tour –£758.00 per couple)

£558.00 per person in a car and bedroom on their own throughout (£200.00 reduction from the total ‘2 person’ price)

These prices are based on including ALL of the below:-

  • 5 day/4 night tour from Thursday 16th – Monday 20th September 2021
  • 4 nights at The Royal Victoria Hotel, Llanberis
  • Breakfast included each morning
  • Dinner included each evening
  • Evening meals provided will be a 3 course meal with at least 2 options per course –
  • 1 route guide, per car, which will feature details and maps on attractions and places of interest
  • 1 rally plaque, per car – Glossop Vehicle Enthusiasts Club

 European Tour 2022 to Holland leaving on the 2nd June 2022

We will be sailing from HULL to Rotterdam on the 2nd June for an overnight sail arriving on the 3rd June. This trip is now confirmed and we will be taking bookings and deposit from August onwards. If you would like to join us on this 5 day trip please let me know, so I can add you to the list. I have reserved 15 rooms and I will be contacting you once we are required to pay the deposit.

The trip still needs to be finalised, with the finer details of events and outings, which I am working on with the travel agent.  

I have reserved the Ferry, Hotel etc. The cost will be £650 per person based on 2 people sharing total £1300. This will include your hotel and ferry all route maps, 2 or 3 trips when we get there and rally plaque for your car.

I am currently looking at the possibility of 1 extra night we are currently looking at extending the stay for those who would like to have a day to themselves.

02 June – Hull overnight sailing

03 June – Fletcher Loosdrecht 4* with dinner,

04 June – Fletcher Loosdrecht 4* with dinner, bed & breakfast

05 June – Fletcher Loosdrecht 4* with dinner, bed & breakfast

06 June – Fletcher Loosdtecht 4* breakfast then off to Rotterdam overnight sailing we have a full day to ourselves in Rotterdam

07 June – return home

European Holland Trip Current Planning Details

Exploring its world famous windmills, waterways and flower fields. Looking at the area for our base in Loosdrecht, which is known for its beautiful lakes, and is an ideal base to explore many of Holland’s cities and attractions. Exploring Holland’s vibrant and vivid flower fields and blooming gardens such as the Keukenhof Gardens or explore the Louwman Car Museum, a mecca for car enthusiasts, featuring one of the most impressive private car collections in the world. Just some of the ideas I am discussing with the tour operator. The trip including your return Ferry, Hotel & Excursions.E-mail Mike at the clubs e-mail if you are interested in this trip, you will not need to commit until August / September 2021. It is helpful to have aprox numbers before we commit as a club. We are now looking at adding an extra day to the trip to give time for you to have a day at your leisure looking around. We expect this to be a cost of £198 for 2 people including all your meals and hotel.
Thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings and I hope that you are all well and keeping safe We look forward to taking to the roads soon

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