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H & H CVC 1991 2016 Cub Mag July 20116 - Edition N° 294


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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 pag2e next to back page


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Club Mag. For July 2016 CHAIRMAN’S CHAT Well, well weren’t we just oh so lucky with the weather for our 20th Peaks and Dales Charity run in aid of the ‘Hand on Heart’ organisation and if you don’t know by now, they provide defibrillators for schools. They tell us that about a dozen children each month lose their lives due to heart failure. Not the sunniest of days but the weather held fine for us until around 4pm. The run started off well from the Scout Hut, vehicles flagged off by Lesley from the Charity, at the Marple Memorial park with an excellent route through the countryside. En Route the run stopped at the Heage Windmill for a check point (see front cover picture) and what a superb place to stop. The mill has been restored as a full working mill and you can buy, amongst other things, flour actually ground on site. Take a look at their website and you will s3ee we are very well mentioned with several pictures of the cars on the run as well. Also I noticed a picture of a blue 1937 Vauxhall DX 14/6 DHC. Beside it are Bernie and George McManus.


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The run concluded at Broadwalk within spitting distance of the bandstand at the pavilion Gardens in Buxton. At this point I have to say a big thank you to Richard Burnham, as many people on the run commented to me and other committee members, for once again, coming up with an excellent route. Well done Richard. At Buxton the High Peak Mayor, George Wharmby, attended whom coincidentally I know as his son, also named George, was taught by my wife some 30 years ago. The Mayor has a great knowledge of classic and other vehicles and it was a pleasure to walk around with him. He presented the annual cup to club member Deborah Bradbury for her excellent Mark One Austin Mini. I have to thank the many Club members and Committee for the help given to this year’s event, sorry but so many of you helped and I am afraid to name names in case I miss someone out. The help given by you all was very much appreciated and made things so much easier. At one point Mike Coffey, John Walker and me took a break and sat on a bench outside the entrance to the pavilion restaurant partaking of a glass of lemonade. Jean and Graham Knowles happened to walk by and Jean commented that we looked like the three older persons from last of the summer wine. John was heard to say that he wasn’t sure which of them he and Mike were, but was certain which one of us was Compo! I was surprised about two statistics from the run, the first being the number of non club members and club members who have done it for many a year, some of them well into the high teens, and secondly how many sports cars took part. Anyway thanks again to all members and entrants alike for taking part and to help the Charity. Thanks also to the many sponsoring advertisers whose names could be found on the route details. The sum raised is still being calculated by Jim. Did you lose a small black 2016 diary at Buxton as I have it? Buxton saw the first outing for our new megaphone which replaced the PA system we used previously supplied by Norman Collier. Although a bit directional the new megaphone is a lot easier to move around and cost a whole £25 on e-bay. Oh yes, and with this issue CP has enclosed an application form for the Stockport Vehicle show on September 14th, (The form will also be sent out, along with the Club Show Form to our ’On-line’ recipients), which should be returned to me at my home ad- dress which is on the form.. As said previously, I will send you a vehicle entry pass, two free passes for entry to the Vintage Market and a parking map showing where you should park. This is only so that big vehicles park in larger areas .Again vehicles attending must be over 20 years of age but if your vehicle is of interest and is less than 20 years of age an application will be considered. We should be joined by about half up. a dozen 50s Fords and it is rumoured4that some 60’s style scooters may also turn


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As you are aware we are members of the FBHVC and as I understand it, one of the earliest clubs to join. In their last very informative magazine they included some photographs of vehicles on the Drive it Day run and there in its splendour taking about one quarter of the A4 page is a photo of the Vulcan at Woodford with our cars beneath its wings. It is with sadness that I have to advise that Barbara, wife of club member Tony McCall (red Morgan) sadly passed away at the end of last month after a very long battle with illness. On behalf of us all I extend our condolences to Tony and family and that you are in our thoughts at this sad time. And so in conclusion may I remind you of the next club meeting on Wednesday July 20th when we will have our annual BBQ so please turn up in your classic and as always if you are in your ordinary car please park off site – the library car park is on the same side about 200 yards further up the road. . 5


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Editorial Magazine Front Cover Photograph. Peaks & Dales Run participants at the checkpoint on this year’s Charity run at The newly restored Heage Windmill Peaks & Dales Charity Run A huge thank you to all who collected sponsors and donated money to our Charity, ‘Hand on Heart’ There are 2 forms being distributed with this magazine. The first is for the Stockport Classic Vehicle Show. This is to be held on the Market Place, on Sunday August 14th Booking for this is by sending an sae to Steve Divall. the second is for our own CLUB SHOW on Sunday 4th September, which will be held as usual at Wyvale Garden Centre, Otterspool Road, Marple SK6 7HE. Please send your entry details, and vehicle history to7Chris PARR - May have your history listed already. Please register, then the details can be put in the programme. THANK YOU


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From the archives 1991. Members cars at the Hare & Hounds PH, Mill Brow, Marple Bridge, where the club started, and where we got our name.. It is possible the photo was taken on a ‘Club Run’ day, not long after the club was formed. Cars always assembled outside the Hare & Hounds before attempting the route. Nice selection of vehicles can be seen. Several of the owners have either moved on, or died. The Landlord of the Pub included. Well, it was 25 years ago. One believes you can still get a nice Pub Lunch there on a Sunday! New Members Joe Martin Has a 1955 Austin A30 Paul Robbie owns a 1981 Opel Manta Welcome to you both. 8


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When Mrs Ollernshawe took us on the Peaks and Dales run, we had a great time ..... until she started doing handbrake turns. From Chester Maddox Oddpics Utterly obscure British Car Humour 9


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MG SECTION REPORT from Richard Lomas Gawsworth Hall a show for post 1975 cars to date, was very well attended by H & H with 6 MGs, the show was organized to encourage younger people to bring along their cars, which I think was a success, approx 300 cars attended so a good turn out for a first time event. Our club member Rob Salter won Star of the seventies with his Austin Allegro Estate. He was presented with his prize of which only eight were available on the day, by Fuzz Townsend of Car SOS fame. Our monthly meeting was a natter n noggin and a chance to catch up. We also had our meeting to discuss the Peaks and Dales run our annual run for Charity. This is our twentieth year of organizing the run taking us out of Stockport and into the depth of the Derbyshire countryside courtesy of our route master Mr Richard Burnham, I don't know how he keeps finding places we have never been before but a big thank you to him and everyone who either helped or went on the run. 19 MGs of different types attended the run out of nearly a hundred cars which is a great turn out. We where flagged of by our Charity organizers Lesley and Rodger the first cars off at 9.0am. our destination Buxton Pavilion Gardens to display our cars. The Mayor of the High Peak attended and chose the car he would like to take home, it being a early 1963 Mini in immaculate condition. The next show which is now organized by H & H CVC will be at Stockport’s Historic Market Place SK1 1EU, on the 14th August courtesy of Stockport council and will be joined with other local clubs. MG Live at Silverstone At the beginning of June 3 members of H&H set of to MG Live our first experience of the show which is organized by the MG Car Club. It is a 2 day event at Silverstone which coincides with the MG cup racing, and sprints. Friday we had a reasonable early start meeting at Tesco at Whaley Bridge with our now "famous" international navigator in the lead (Pauline ) trying not to use the motorways we took a scenic route into Buxton and Ashbourne only having to use a small amount of motorway. Stopping off for our lunch at Barton under Needwood Marine a large area where canal boats are moored in a large marina with plenty of shops and eateries. This took us to our travel lodge in East Hunsbury approx 7 miles from Silverstone with Carvery attached for breakfast and evening meal. Early doors on Saturday to miss all the traffic and queues to get in !!!!! Well not quite, arriving. around 8.30 we are some o1f2the first to arrive I suppose we did not know what to expect ? I'm in trouble again always early. The weather was quite cold


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having left the North West in warm sunny days we had mist and drizzle but it got better. The event was quite a set up all cars set out in rows of models and years as you can see by the pictures well represented by all the mg registers with a large contingent of auto jumble and parts suppliers. A Free bus service took us around Silverstone the buses being a single and double decker of the 50’s and 60’s, you could just hop on and off as you please with a donation requested for the running costs takes you back to school getting on at the back of a bus and no doors won't be allowed now !! An arena had been arranged for the show including competitions of guests. This had the added bonus of being compared by Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead both Have TV programs and made the events funny with people participating in games with prizes. We also had stunt driver Russ Swift doing his swerves and two wheel drives around the arena with hand brake turns parking cars in the tiniest of spaces between two cars, glad in wasn't mine ! . He has done this with various cars in the past from minis to the now New MG3 very entertaining and very skillfull, he has got it wrong sometimes in the past having rolled the odd car but nothing happened thank goodness. A good turn our with the MG dealers bringing along some low mileage TFs, the MG3 and 6 also the new MG GS a new SUV on display and taking orders, its size may put some people off but well kitted out with leather option and a 6 speed auto box as extras. 13


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The racing was very good to watch as well the sprints taking place down at the Stow circuit. We also met Chester Maddox enjoying his day watching racing, no problems of finding a seat and you can walk around most places unhindered to look at the cars. not like at the F1 Grand Prix when a crowd of 90 to 100 thousand people descend on Silverstone. Our two days were thoroughly enjoyable taking in all things MG, the people and clubs made a great event being able to talk, and discuss things about your car and to get some good tips on problems. Money was spent on some nice little extras and parts I managed to purchase a set of brand new springs at a good price. Al thing come to an end just as the weather really stared to pick up we made our way home late on Sunday again taking in the lovely country roads avoiding motorways, A very busy weekend but would like to go again next year knowing now all about the event. 14


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This Corrosion - Anthony Boe - July 2016 So I'm back to update you on the extensive works being lavished on our DS , o r should I say the most oxidised car since an original Austin Metro turned one year old. I quite liked the allusion to a rust-themed song in my last article so I've done it again with another favourite of mine. This time it's a track from the 1987 album Floodland by gothic rock band The Sisters of Mercy. When Andrew Eldritch, the lead singer with his distinctive baritone croons: 'Hey now, hey now now, sing this corrosion to me', from now on the only image I'll ever see in my mind's eye is my DS sitting, dismantled and corroded, in the workshop at Graham Morton Vehicle Services in Holmbridge. And there will always be an ominous shiver down my spine as the image fades. So where are we? Well, it's not getting any better I'm afraid. Whilst the D is getting the long-overdue attention it needs there is, of course, the ever-mounting sting in the financial tail that I won't embarrass you, or myself, by saying what that's amounting to. Suffice to say, the DS is taking full advantage of this spa-like pampering. Let us list what treatments she's had thus far: · A new clutch assembly. The old one15was down to the rivets - we have had our money's worth there! · A new accumulator sphere to restore fully its trademark soft ride.



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