Club stand at the Practical Classic’s Classic Car and Restoration Show 2019
The latest News items from the Cavalier and Chevette Club.
Lancaster Classic Motor Show with Discovery 2019The Club are very pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at The 2019 Lancaster Classic Motor Show with Discovery. Please check back to find out what vehicle will be taking part in our 25th Anniversary Display. To book ticket please click on the image below which will link you through to there site.Chairman’s Travel’sAs part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations our current Club Chairman Kevin Bricknall is embarking on a epic tour of the UK. He is attempting to engage with as many club members as he can all overt the country this year at small and large show, local meets of all sizes from car to over 20. He is keeping a blog of his travels which you can keep up to date with at the link below. “The idea came about at the Practical Classic Classic Car and Restoration Show 2019 after a conversation with a few Club Members” Says Kevin Bricknall. “I started the Travel’s taking in the new Southern Area’s local meet and moved on from there.” “This was an interesting one as the car I was going to take decided to have a flat battery so I had to change to my other, I expect all sorts of challenges to crop up from weather related to technical issues, all part of the fun”. “Each weekend brings new old shows to visit meeting and engaging with new and old club members”. Link for the blog is as follows:-chairmanstravels.blogspot.comLate Chairman’s 1978 Cavalier Mk1 to be at Practical Classic Car and Restoration Show 2019.Cavalier and Chevette Club Members “Clubbed together” to raise funds to purchase WNA 258S, a 1978 Vauxhall Cavalier Mk1 1900 Automatic “WINNIE” from Vince Poole our late Chairman’s Estate a couple of years ago to protect the car form going to pastures unknow (scrap). The car was purchased with the aim of making the car road worth again and then a closed auction would be held with sealed bids so a club member could potentially purchase the car and keep in the club in memory of Vince. Storage has not been kind to the car and there are a various issue that need fixing before the car can be presented for a MOT inspection to determine any further repairs that might be need.With all this in mind I am pleased to be able to announce that the “WINNIE” will form a centre piece on our stand at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show with Discovery 2019 at the NEC Birmingham. The idea came about after a discussion between the current Club Chairman and a number of other club members at the Lancaster Classic Motor Show back in November 2018. They though it would be a great idea to get the car to this show as it can be worked on by club members in the warm and dry and it also gives prospective club members that may be interested in purchasing the car a chance to come and have a look at it. Vince was always a big supporter of the NEC Show’s be it with displaying one of his car’s or just helping out on the club stand and I’m sure he would be touched by the fact the car will not only be the centre piece of the stand but will be worked on at the event as well.Jobs to be carried out at the event include: -Ignition switchCoolant Hoses - Radiator top and bottom hosesRadiator with oil coolerRear Brake shoes with spring kit and possible cylindersFront PadsExhaust Centre pipe/box and rear silencer No doubt other things will be found as we go along!!Why not call past the Club stand in Hall 4 Number 560 and see how club members are getting on with the car. While you are there why not check the other car’s out on the stand a Vauxhall Chevette HS, Vauxhall Cavalier Mk2 SRi and a Vauxhall Cavalier Mk3 GSi 2000. 2019 marks 25 years since the formation of the Cavalier and Chevette Club back in 1994 and all the car’s on the stand mark the start of a yearlong celebration of this.Kevin Bricknall (602)Cavalier and Chevette Club Launch Cadet Membership.Cadet Membership has been created so that younger people with an interest in Vauxhall Cavalier’s, Vauxhall Chevette’s and associated models can get involved in Classic Cars. We’re not trying to segregate the club into young and old far from it. We are trying to encourage more young people to go and purchase a Vauxhall Cavalier or Vauxhall Chevette in order to help protect the future of these car’s and introduce a new generation to Classic Car Ownership. You don’t have to own a Cavalier or Chevette or even have to have passed your driving test to be a member, just an interest in the car’s is sufficient. So, if you are aged 25 years or younger then you are welcome to join the Cadet Membership. Please find below a summary of the membership.Cadet membership – Eligibility: Any person under 25 will be eligible for Cadet Membership. Under 18 years of age, potential members must provide written parental/guardian consent to join. Parental/Guardian consent must accompany the membership form in the form of a letter from the parent/guardian. Social Media: Under 18 years of age and above 13 years of age, parental consent is required to join social media – see above. By law, no one under 13 years of age can use social media. This does not apply to the Club Forum, as it is a closed group. Any Cadet member can use the Club Forum.Cost: Is £15 per annum, starting from the date of joining and running for 12 months.Newsletter/Magazine: Due to the lower cost of Cadet Membership, and recognising the tastes of the younger demographic, the Club’s Newsletter will go as electronic copy only to Cadet Members.Voting: No Cadet Member shall be eligible to vote in person or in a postal ballot (due to the difficulty of verifying the Member’s age).Summary of Cadet Membership Package:- •Reduced membership fee of £15 p.a.•Membership card with unique Cavalier and Chevette Club Cadet Member logo•Window sticker with unique Cavalier and Chevette Club Cadet Member logo•Access to Club Forum•Electronic Newsletter copy for every issue•No voting rightsFor the Membership for please click here to download.FOOTMAN JAMES WAS BREWING UP A STORM AT COFFEE & CHROMEOne of the leading classic vehicle insurance specialists, Footman James, hosted their first Coffee & Chrome meet which went down a storm with enthusiasts.Sunday 6th January 2019, classic vehicle insurance specialists, Footman James, held their inaugural Coffee & Chrome meet, located in the picturesque grounds of Chateau Impney, home of the Chateau Impney Hill Climb.Coffee & Chrome brought together over 400 enthusiasts and 200 classic vehicles from across the country, with some visitors driving all the way from Devon to be part of all the action.The event was free to attend, with all pre-registered guests being allocated a free bacon butty and access to the grounds of the Grade Two listed Chateau, where a vast range of eclectic vehicles were on display, including a Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Roadster, a Bugatti Type 51, a 1971 Ford Escort, a 1988 Porsche Carrera and a convoy of 12 Harley Davidsons!During and after the event, feedback was electric, with attendees commenting, ‘I thoroughly enjoyed myself and it was good to see such a variety of very interesting vehicles… well done’ and others expressing that Coffee & Chrome was a ‘Fantastic morning with proper bacon sandwiches, well done Footman James, I’m looking forward to the next one.’David Bond, Managing Director at Footman James also commented, ‘Footman James would like to thank all who attended our first Coffee and Chrome meet and we would like to say a special thank you to Chateau Impney, Fender Broad and Classic Motor Cars for going that extra mile. We were so pleased to see all the remarkable feedback that we received on our social media channels and we can’t wait for our next Coffee & Chrome meet.’Future Coffee & Chrome events will be taking place throughout 2019 (dates to be confirmed). To be first in the know about dates and times, follow Footman James on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or subscribe to the Footman James newsletter over on their website.For further information about Footman James please contact 0333 207 6000 or visit www.footmanjames.co.ukCavalier and Chevette Club 25 in 2019The Club is 25 years old in 2019. Here is the special 25th Anniversary logo and also to find out about events to held in 2019 to celebrate this.Practical Classics and Restoration Show with Discovery - March 2019The Club are very pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at the Practical Classics and Restoration Show with Discovery on the 22nd to 24th March 2019. More details to follow.Happy New Year.The Club would like to say Happy New Year to every one.
The Club is 25 in 2019
The Cavalier and Chevette Club is 25 in 2019. Check back to see what we have planned through the year.
Classic and Sports Car Club
The Club are pleased to announce that they were short listed again for the second year running. We did not win but were honoured to have made the list.
National Car Club of the
Year 2016 Winner.
Winner of Outstanding Website of the Year 2016 at the 2016 National Car Club Awards.
website on Vauxhall History.
Take a look at the website www.vauxpedia.net this truly excellent site by David Booker is the best website for information on anything Vauxhall, from the 5hp and 6hp light car right through to the very latest model teh Crossland X. There is also very interesting information on prototype car’s that never made production as well as information on the factory’s at Luton, Dunstable and Ellsmere Port and the test facility at Chaul End and Millbrook. A Truly excellent website which is updated with information on a regular basis.www.vauxpedia.netwww.vauxpedia.net