Committee News August 2022

In May we were looking forward to the Spring Road Run and we are pleased to say that 35 vehicles entered, although for various reasons only 30 of them made it on the day. This was the largest entry for many years and an unofficial target that Mary has been hoping to reach so she was delighted. The weather was lovely for the first run on a new route through the Mendips, which had been originally planned for 2020.

We have also been able to resume face to face committee meetings in Salisbury, which make it easier to discuss items, thanks to Tesco Extra who allow us the use of their Community Room, free of charge.

The April social meeting went well despite our having to find a late replacement for the scheduled speaker who was unable to make it for health reasons. The replacement speaker’s talk “A Celebration of Trams” was very interesting and well received by members present.

Unfortunately, the May Quiz Night and Buffet was cancelled due to lack of numbers so we will be having a rethink for next year.

Our membership of the FBHVC (Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs) was renewed in June. The FBHVC exists to maintain our freedom to use Yesterday’s Vehicles on Tomorrow’s Roads and represents over 500 clubs with about 250,000 enthusiasts participating.

As we write this we are looking forward to a fun Skittles & Buffet evening at the Harlequins Football Social Club on 29th June and the Noggin, Nosh & Natter at The George Inn, Longbridge Deverill on Wednesday 27th July. This event will be making a welcome return after a two-year break and we are hoping for decent weather, a good turnout of vehicles and to see lots of you there.