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Chairman's Chat May 2024

Hello Everyone,


Hopefully this newsletter finds you all well.


Past Events

Sunday 21st April 2024 – National Drive It Day – Essex Air Ambulance, Earls Colne Airfield.

21 members attended a chilly Earls Colne airfield for our version of drive it day. A slightly different format to the event this year, we all meet at the Essex Air Ambulance base for a very informative tour of their base. I am sure everyone would agree that Stuart who gave us our tour made the day. It was great to be able to meet and talk to the pilot, paramedic and the doctor. Their professionalism makes you grateful that we are covered by such a fantastic service. We were also able to present a cheque for £500.00 from the proceeds from last years car show. We then followed a tulip route back to The Fox where we had a very enjoyable meal. Hopefully everyone found the route enjoyable and completed it without to much trouble. Thanks go to my navigator, Yvonne, for all her help in plotting out this years route.


Sunday 5th April 2024 – Monthly Meeting – Matching Green

This was the first of our regular summer time meetings to be held on Matching Green. 21 members came along, most people brought a picnic with them and we were able to enjoy the pleasant weather with a gazebo just in case. Use of the cricket pavilion meant we could get drinks and use of the toilets. A random member of the public was looking at the cars parked up and was asked to select our car of the month, this went to Dennis Northcott for his Jaguar S type, Congratulations Dennis.

Events coming up



Monday 6th May 2024 – May Day event on Matching Green.

We have been asked if we would support this event, more details to follow, Jon Rome is coordinating, his contact details are 


Wednesday 15th May 2024 Mid-Month Meal – The Orange Tree, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0BP

Please contact Mike Crowley,, if you would like to join us for this lunchtime meal.

Sunday 19 May 2024 River Trip – River Stort

We have rearranged our cancelled trip from last year, We have been able to fill one boat with 10 people. This is now fully booked but if there is interest I will arrange a meal afterwards at The Moorhen, if you would like to attend the meal please let me know asap 




Friday 7th - Sunday 9th June 2024 – 2 Night Weekend Tour – Caley Hall Hotel, Old Hunstanton, NorfolkFollowing last years very enjoyable visit to this hotel, everyone I spoke to said they would be happy to return this year. We have 14 rooms booked for this weekend. If anyone else would like to join us the cost will be £470.00 for Dinner, Bed & Breakfast please let me know asap and I will contact the hotel


Saturday 8th June 2024 – D-Day Celebrations – Sheering Village Hall

Joe Wells has recommended this event, they would appreciate some classic cars on the day. Joe’s contact details are The £10.00 charge is only for the dance being held in the village hall all other events are free.


Wednesday 3rd July 2024 – Classics in the Walled Garden – Luton Hoo Estate, Luton

Colin McKay has recommended this event and has attended in the past.


Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd September 2024 – 2 Night Weekend Tour – The Hickstead Hotel, West Sussex.

Simon & Jackie Burton are organising a weekend stay at The Hickstead Hotel, West Sussex about 9 miles north of Brighton. The cost of the weekend including breakfast and dinner is £410.00. We have provisionally reserved 15 rooms. A deposit of £190 will be required in August.




Just a reminder that we now have several online platforms for you to get information and communicate with other members.


WhatsApp – please let me know if you would like to be added to our group.

I will be adding a regalia order form onto the website this week, if you are in need of a new polo shirt, fleece or even a beanie for the cooler months please check it out. Any feedback would be most appreciated, good or bad.



To assist the people who are organising events you must email them and confirm that you would like to attend. Please do not just click attending on the facebook event and assume that this will be picked up, thank you.


If anybody who has attended one of our recent events who has taken any pictures that they wouldn’t mind being published to our website and Facebook page can you please email them to me Thank you.


Club members who are also members of the website can now see the minutes of our committee meetings so check this section out and see what happens to make the club work.


There is a classified section on the website, if you have anything for sale or are looking for that elusive part let me know and I will put this on for you.


The club is a member of the FBHVC, issue 1 - 2024 of their magazine is available to download from their website, a link to this is on our website. There is also a vast quantity of information relating to all aspects of vintage & classic car matters. If anyone has any problems with access to areas of this site please let me know.

Hope to see you at an event soon

Safe motoring


Chairman - Ian

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