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H & H CVC 1991 2016 Cub Mag April 2016 - Edition N° 291

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H & H CVC Ltd http://www.hhcvc.moonfruit.com/ The Club meets at the Conservative Club, High Lane On the THIRD Wednesday of each month at 8.15pm The Annual club Subscription is £20.00 1st Director & Chairman - Steve Divall - 0161 483 4475 stephen_divall@hotmail.co.uk Director, Vice Chairman - Mike Coffey 01298 27424 mickcoffey@btopenworld.com Director, Assistant Chairman - John Walker - 01663 766861 Treasurer & Director - Jim Lavery 76, Woodlands Drive Offerton Stockport SK2 5AP Tel: 0161 456 1420 jim_lavery@btinternet.com Director & Committee member - Richard Burnham - 0161 456 9385 (Photography & Runs) ric.burnham@sky.com 07770 533677 Director, Company Secretary & Magazine Editor Chris Parr 4, Bramham Road Marple Stockport SK6 7LJ Tel: 0161 427 1363 hhcvc@yahoo.co.uk chris.parr67@ntlworld.com Webmaster/Mag Distribution Martyn Faulkner hhcvc@marchele.plus.com 07773 278537 Commercial Vehicle Section - David Bowden 0161 427 3584 Motorcycle Section Steve Divall - 0161 483 4475 Modern Classics Section John Walker - 01663 766861 Show Co-ordinator - Chris Howarth - 01298 26958 chris@c-plus.co.uk Club Stands Mike Coffey - 01298 27424 Continued on page next to back page

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Club Mag. For April 2016 CHAIRMAN’S CHAT The front cover picture of Alan Stotchford in his Triumph Stag at the start of the 2015 Peaks and Dales leads me nicely into a plug for the 2016 event which takes place on June 19th. Entry forms are available from the H&H website or by contacting CP should you so wish. The event concludes as always at Buxton Pavilion gardens but as you might have noticed, due to roof works, we cannot park in front of the Pavilion but on the adjacent Broadwalk area which in fact is more suited for us as all the vehicles can line up on opposite sides of the roadway making it much easier to view them. Entry points and exit points at opposite ends are well sign posted. All the normal facilities are available at the gardens buildings a small stones throw away. This year each entrant by way of a change will receive a commemorative coffee mug. As you are most likely aware at present the task of printing, collating and putting together the monthly magazine is manually carried out by Chris Parr assisted by Margaret. The Committee has made some changes, which is why you have been asked if at all possible you take your magazine by e-mail. Leading by example, I

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have done this and find it most acceptable. Martyn sends you a link each month and by clicking on it as if by magic your magazine appears on your screen. You can turn each page over very easily, you can print it out as a whole or eve just print those bits you want to read especially the ‘Chairman’s Chat’! I would ask you to consider this method of receiving your magazine. Paper copies will continue to be sent out to those of you who are unable to take the magazine by e-mail, but we now will be using an outside printing company. At first glance the cost of so doing this is marginally dearer for us, but hopefully and with a bit more help from you we can contain the cost, and also allows more flexibility for someone to step in, if CP is unable to carry out the duty. The new arrangement is planned to start with the May issue. An excellent presentation was made at the last club night by Jon and James regarding the all electric Tesla car. The presentation included a lot of facts and figures regarding the car which also includes driverless technology. Unlike other electric cars, this one has been designed specifically for electric power and ongoing development will bring the cost down to more manageable levels enabling it to compete with executive saloons on the market. For the next club night we have a visit from Graeme Vout from Stockport Council , who will tell us more about the show now planned for August 7th. Arrangements for the show are well in hand and nearer the time I will invite written applications from you with an SAE so we can send out entry passes and car parking arrangements. We plan to have designated parking areas to take account of vehicle size etc .As last year entries will be accepted from those vehicles which are older than 20 years but entries will be more than welcome from newer vehicles if it is unusual or of extreme interest. David Bowden has asked me to point out that you are more than welcome to bring unwanted magazines to club nights to pass on (a small donation to club funds is always welcome to those taking them) but if the magazines are still there at the end of the evening please take them home with you. Dave says they have more than enough old car magazines and are running out of space to keep them. A recent MORI poll was carried on who we trust the most and who we least trust. The poll result showed that the most trusted group is Doctors with Teachers, Judges and the Police coming out well. Hairdressers came out next closely followed by the Clergy. Not such happy reading though for Builders, Journalists and Estate Agents who were well down but not as far down as Bankers. Bottom of the list at 21% were Politicians, what a surprise! Thanks to Andy Robinson for producing an excellent Spring Run on March 20th which was very well attended: thanks to the many of you who took part in the run.

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Apologies for not attending myself but I was involved in a fund raising charity event at Wythenshawe Park which raised over £18000 for Francis House. I think Andy must have fixed the weather too as unusually we were treated to an super sunny day On the subject of ‘runs’ may I remind you of Drive it day which takes place on April 24th starting from the Conservative Club at around 10 am. This is one of Richard Burnham’s ‘specials’ which as always will be excellent. I have tried to prise some details from him but as always he is keeping things close to his chest. Maybe Andy will be able to arrange the weather once again. May I ask that you support our advertisers and should you use their services remember to tell them you are from H&H. I have recently used George Bute to refit our bathroom having used his services beforehand to install a new gas boiler and get our heating system modernised. You will find George does a very high quality job and that unlike many other like tradesmen he keeps and leaves the project very clean and tidy. And so that’s enough praise for Mr. Bute, and I look forward to seeing you at the club evening on April 20th.

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Editorial Talking of our advertisers as Steve was, another accolade, this time, for David Ryan at AUTOSPRAY in Bredbury, he did some work for Richard Lomas on his MGB GT, which pleased Richard no end, and he wanted it mentioned. ______________________ Sunday 24th April 10.00 for 10.15 start at High Lane Conservative Club. 2 hour run approx., which finishes at the Heritage Museum at AVRO Woodford. Good access to Toilets and Cafe Photos with the Vulcan up to 1.15 latest as the MG Owners Club attending. A contribution is requested for pictures with the Vulcan. Manchester Airport Transport Show and Air Fair 16th/17th July There are a few places left on this weekend show. To get on the list, give your details to CP or to Margaret. Tickets and entry instructions will be issued, and sent to you in due course. WE NEED:1. Drivers Name & telephone number 2. Vehicle Make & Model 3. Colour 4. Year 5. Registration N° 6. You also need to say which days you hope to go.

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The National Historic Vehicle Survey 2016 The FBHVC are conducting a national historic vehicle survey during April 2016 and would like all our members to participate. Its five years since they carried out a similar survey which valued the historic vehicle movement to the UK economy at £4.3 billion. What can you do? Please complete the survey which will only take approximately 10 minutes of your time at http://tinyurl.com/zy3qyq2 The survey is aimed at vehicles over 30 years old but there is a section for 1985-1995 vehicles and also even if you don't own a vehicle that old your input is still required for various other questions so please complete the survey and we'll let you know later in the year what the results are. Courtesey of ‘Enjoying MG’

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More in depth details of some of our club’s and other club’s events for 2016 From Chris Howarth Gawsworth Hall Classic Car Rally Monday 2nd May – Historic Vehicles Show that we have attended for many years. We have our usual stand area. As last year it is £5 for car & driver & £5 per passenger. We have been asked to limit numbers to 12. Entry of 1975 & earlier vehicles ONLY - other than by pre-arrangement. Please note that post 1975 cars arriving other than by pre-agreement will be directed to the Public Carpark. As we need to know the numbers of ALL cars for our stand please see Chris Howarth for a form. Please arrive between 08.00 – 10.30 IMPORTANT – We will only get space for cars that are notified to Gawsworth Gawsworth Hall Youngtimers Classic Car Rally Mon 30th May A Show for 1976 to 1989 Vehicles & ones where the production started in those decades e.g 1997 Bentley Turbo R is eligible as they started in the 1980’s, with some flexibility such as MG RV8’s We hope to have our usual stand area. This event is being supported by Carole Nash Insurances & if you register with them they will send FREE passes for the car & occupants. Entry forms are now available. Again we have been asked to limit numbers to 12. As we need to know the numbers for our stand please see Chris Howarth for a form. Please arrive between 9.30 – 10.30 IMPORTANT – We will only get space for cars that are notified to Gawsworth Glossop Car Show – Saturday 21st May 2016 Contact GVEC to register. £5 per car to pre-register. £3 for GVEC Members. Bigger Show & Autojumble than previous ones. Form on the GVEC website. Payment online available. Tatton Park Show 4th & 5th June 2016 Full now. Shared stand with GVEC Didsbury Car Show – Sunday 10th July. We went to this show last July & shared a stand with GVEC. It was a most enjoyable day – laid back & relaxing & I would thoroughly recommend it. If

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you would like to go please let Mike Radcliffe know on prideandjoy1@btinternet.com or Chris Howarth. Manchester Airport Transport Fair – 16th &17th July Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend 6th & 7th A very popular event that gets booked up. Please contact Chris Parr quickly if you would like to go. A range of classes. Saturday is mainly post ’73 & Sunday pre ’74. There is a scenic run on the Sunday morning. Entry forms are available online. The entry fee is £5/day, which can be paid online.There have been very good reports from visitors to this show in previous years. Stockport Classic Car Show 7th August (note change of date) Show in Stockport Market Place. GVEC & TVVCCC invited. Much more information at the April Meeting when Graham Vout from Stockport Council will be talking about the Show. Tatton Park Show 20th & 21st Details later. The plan is to have a joint stand with GVEC. Port Sunlight Show 11th September TVVCCC Show at this fascinating venue. GVEC will have a stand & H&HCVC been invited to join them at this show. A number of members attended last year & gave very favourable reports. TVVCCC Elland Road Steam Mill Newhay 2nd October Details to follow SSAFA Show, Manor Park Glossop 16th October 2016 Details to follow Cyclists – love ‘em or hate them, but what is the collective noun for cyclists? A chaos of cyclists – a nuisance of cyclists – a gang of cyclists – a hazard of cyclists – a pain of cyclists – a congestion of cyclists – a gaggle of cyclists – a danger of cyclists – it is actually a peloton of cyclists – but you may also have other ideas!

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MG SECTION REPORT from Richard Lomas As Spring arrives a few of us have ventured out checking the weather for a run The Hare and Hounds Spring run started off at the club meeting point. An early start was not required so between 10.0 and 10.30 approx 16 cars with 3 MGs made our way into Cheshire and Derbyshire. A Big thank you to Andy Robinson for organising the run I know how much work goes into a tulip run Our monthly meeting was very popular with a visit from Tesla Cars, our visitors brought along a model for us to look a. The car being totally electric was a slight difference to most of our classics, it having all the modern equipment including lane discipline emergency stop, cameras, Sat Nav etc.. The car itself looked like a version of a Mondeo. (No offence to anyone who has one) but different inside in that all the displays are digital. The version on display had a 060 time of just over 3 seconds and a battery charge giving 300 Miles dependant on the weather conditions. Quite an impressive car. MG runs this month are The Chesterfield MG Groups Shakedown run on the 3rd April, The Pride of Longbridge. A meeting for any MG or car built at Longbridge. A chance to meet some present and previous employees. To be held in Crofton a Park Birmingham. This will be the 10 anniversary meeting so could be a good attendance. Some of you may be aware, or not, but the Hare and Hounds Classic Vehicle Club is affiliated to the MG Owners Club, and I send them a write-up each month about our club, we also get 4 months advertising for the Peaks and Dales Charity Run at no charge to the club. The reason is that the now defunct ‘High Peak MG Club’ had so few members it was decided to merge with the Hare and Hounds to give the MG club group a chance to continue.

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Correspondence. From club member Bob Plant ‘I felt that I had to respond to Barry Lester’s article in February’s magazine, when he was searching for that adrenaline kick in the 1960s. With Barry being significantly younger than me, it appears that he was not aware of a British motorbike in the 50’s that could easily do the Ton.(100mph). I am speaking of course, of the Vincent/HRD, that in the 50s held the world speed record for a production machine at 150mph+ (see Rollie Free photo below). Even the basic Rapide I own, is good for 110mph, and the tuned version (Black Shadow) 125mph. What I would agree with, is that most British bikes in the 60s could not maintain a high cruising speed. This was brought home to me during one of my weekend’s away from my National Service base at the War Office, London. One Sunday afternoon I was returning from home to London (on the M1) riding my Vincent Rapide complete with child/adult sidecar (family transport). Cruising along at about 70mph I was surprised to be overtaken by a Triumph Speed Twin, resulting in a cat and mouse chase for about 20miles. With the Vincent clocking about 90mph (pre 70s limit) I observed in the mirror, the Speed Twin disappear in a cloud of blue smoke. Over many years we have enjoyed high speed cruising in a number of countries including all of Europe, New Zealand and Canada. One of the best trips was six weeks in Canada when we travelled up the Alaskan highway to a rally in the Yukon. During the 5000 mile trip the Vincent never missed a beat, not bad for a British bike made in 1949. So Barry, in the 60’s you could have purchased a British bike for less than £100 that would easily have done the "Ton". Rollie Free achieved 156.58 mph precariously perched on a Vincent Black Lightning unsupercharged motorcycle. (1948, USA), and that was the way he did it. - Minimum wind resistance.

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