GVEC Club Magazine Issue 6 July 2016


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Issue 6 - July 2016 Facebook: www.facebook.com/GVEclub Website: www.gvec.club


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The dates for club members meeting will be notified once we have booked the venue at least 1 month prior to the planned date. The club will hold approximately 4 meetings a year The next meeting will be held at Roe Cross Green The annual subscription for the club is £12 Chairman: Mike Radcliffe 0750 6463621 Secretary: Linda and Martin Main 01457 856395 Treasurer/GVEC Ltd Director: Steve Minshull 07736 611606 Web Master/GVEC Ltd Director: Stephen Kimber 07941 278226 Press Officer: Eric Pass 07748 237800 Valuations & Technical Support: Peter Shaw 01457 853222 Event Assistants: Kath & Tony Wilson 01663 762650 Membership Co-ordinator: Ian Booth 07785 318695 Club Mail Address 36 Church Brow Mottram in Longdendale Cheshire SK14 6JJ E-mail: prideandjoy1@btinternet.com NEXT CLUB MEETING Friday 29th July BBQ Night


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The Droning's & Chat of the Chairman “Beyond our control”. Yes those were the words said and used in April, when we changed the Club night from 26th April to the 28th April. Now technically it was beyond our control, and as several members of our committee are Manchester City fans, it was inconceivable that we had a GVEC club night on the very evening that Man City were playing in the Semi finals for the European cup. How dare we even consider holding a meeting on the very evening that they played Real Madrid in the semi finales. Now I may add it was not only committee members that were up in arms about this, we did have several members also. Once the date for the European cup semi final was announced I knew my phone would be like the hot line. Even before the first phone call I hurriedly contacted the venue Roe Cross Green to seek an alternative date and then proceeded to inform our members of the change. So much has happened since our last magazine and this one is packed with the highlights of the past 3 months. We have had Drive It Day which was a huge success with over 40 members on the drive and our visit to Chester city centre was a great day. First weekend in May was the Gawsworth Hall show, due to bad weather the week before and the downpours the show was cancelled. The following week we had the display outside the Norfolk Arms on the Saturday advertising the Glossop Car Show the following day was the 2nd time that the GVEC as supported the local community event in Hollingworth “The Festival on the Green“.


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The continued droning's of the chairman. This was a great day with the sun shining and a great turn out from the GVEC members and excellent support from the Subaru club. The 12th May saw our first evening dinner drive of 2016 and we went out to India, well Mosley actually for an Indian meal we had 41 people enjoy the evening drive and meal. May 14th was the Hayfield carnival were H&H members joined GVEC member in support of this local event. May 21st GVEC Glossop Car Show see page 6, 7, 8 & 9. The following week it was the Capesthorne hall show were GVEC had a stand , see page 20 & 21. The 30th May GVEC joined H&HCVC in a new event at Gawsworth Hall post 1975 billed as a Youngtimers show. On June 1st The GVEC were invited to the Glossop Rotary club to give a talk on the success of GVEC. Steve Kimber put an excellent presentation together and Mike & Steve then answered questions, this was a great boost for the GVEC. On the 4th & 5th of June it was the Tatton Park Show, last year the GVEC were refused a stand so we applied early this year and we were able to get enough members to put a good club display see pages 30 & 31. June 9th was the second evening dinner drive of 2016 this was another great evening all the members who were able to join us enjoyed our drive through some parts of Derbyshire to the Queen Anne pub at Great Hucklow. The Isle of Man trip was a huge success, the weather was not the best but it did not stop the GVEC members enjoying the 5 day trip. Our July evening dinner drive to the Rams Head at Denshaw had over 30 members on the drive. The drive for this took us into Yorkshire and then back over Saddleworth. A cosy pub with great food.


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Even more from the Chairman Keeping the GVEC in the world of fast moving technology. Steve Kimber our web master has now developed a GVEC App. This will keep you up to date with all the latest activities by the club. You can download the app FREE of charged to your mobile. You will find details on how to do this on page 36. WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME. A big welcome to all our new members, I am sure you will soon get to know other members and we will look forward to seeing you when you join in our events. We do hope you will join in as much as you can with our drives and shows. The GVEC has many activities going on, you can keep up to date with these by checking out the WEB page at www.gvec.club. You can also join us on Facebook & Twitter. If you are savvy enough you can download our app and keep up to date all the time. If you haven't received your membership card I will let you have them when we meet. Please remember to ask me for it. Remember you can get 20% of at the Roe Cross Green in the café all year round on production of your membership card.


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Glossop Car Show 2016 was the first year that the GVEC took over the handling of this event, it had previously been run by Eric Pass who was the founder member of the event. Eric as now retired from running this event. This will now become the GVEC Glossop Car Show and will be marketed in future under the GVEC name. There was an enormous amount of planning went into the show this year, so that we could ensure we complied with the new regulations laid down by the Derbyshire council and the clubs insurers. The GVEC committee were determined that there would be no issues arising from the show and careful planning went into the layout of the park to enable us to find out exactly what the park can hold, and so that we can in the future maximise the space. The time the committee spent in the planning of the area and looking at the options for future events has given us a great insight into the numbers we can now have. The day went without any issues and even though the weather was not the best and we suffered a couple of serious downpours we still managed to get over 250 vehicles. Considering that we were let down by a few car clubs that booked into the show but did not turn up and also did not pay in advance this reduced the amount of money we collected for the event. We raised money for Glossop Mountain Rescue and the Friends of Manor Park.


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This will event will take place each year and will now be know as the GVEC Glossop Car Show We hope to grow the event each year and we believe that we can increase the number of cars to around 400.


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DRIVE IT DAY The day started with members of the GVEC meeting early. We joined the TVVCCC on this event and it was the TVCCC who had made the arrangements for the show in Chester Town Centre. We were asked to be at the parking area on the A556 for 9:30am and no later than 10am. Members of the GVEC arrived on time but there was only one other vehicle at the meeting point. 10am came and still no other cars Mike tried to telephone David the Chairman of TVVCCC but could get no answer. Around 10:30 other cars from TVVCCC started to arrive, eventually David arrived and said “Oh we don’t have to leave to early we can’t get in till after 11am.” Needless to say we were not too happy as Mike had only spoke to David the night before to check that the times were correct and that we had to be on site by 10:30am. I will not say anymore about this. We set off for Chester some followed in convoy , The day had got off to a bad start well 2 miles down the road it didn't get any better. Yes a diversion, the problem was that it was the only diversion sign. As you travelled along the road there were no other signs, so the route map (Tulip) was of no use. One of our members Tony & Kath broke down and had to call the AA so they did not make it to Chester. Eventually we arrived at the town centre and we were parked up on the streets in the City.


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Members waiting patently at the meeting point for the Drive It day Drive to Chester


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Tatton Show The first time the GVEC club has had a stand at this show, and we had a fantastic turnout from the club members with a great variety of cars. We had an impressive display and the GVEC club was awarded the 5th best club stand at the show. There were 85 club stands at this show so the award was a great achievement especially when it was the first time we have entered. We have applied for a stand at the August show on the 20th & 21st and we would like to put on another impressive display. We will aim for another club award. If you would like to join the club on this event we need your details ASAP our deadline is the 25th July. Please send an e-mail to prideandjoy1@btinternet.com with your name make and model of your car and the registration number.


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AUGUST 20th & 21st TATTON SHOW BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL E-mail prideandjoy1@btinternet.com ASAP


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BBQ RULES :- We are about to enter the BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity . When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion: (1) The woman buys the food. (2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert. (3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill - beer in hand. (4) The woman remains outside the compulsory three meter exclusion zone where the exuberance of testosterone and other manly bonding activities can take place without the interference of the woman. Here comes the important part: (5) THE MAN PLACES THE MEAT ON THE GRILL. (6) The woman goes inside to organise the plates and cutlery. (7) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is looking great. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he flips the meat Important again: (8) THE MAN TAKES THE MEAT OFF THE GRILL AND HANDS IT TO THE WOMAN. (9) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces, and brings them to the table. (10) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes And most important of all: (11) Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts. (12) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed ' her night off ', and, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women..


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GVEC club meeting and BBQ night Friday 29th July 7:30pm onwards Please let us know if you are joining us as we have to inform the venue of numbers The cost as usual will be £10 per person R J Motor Bodies Unit C5 Buckley St Droylsden Manchester M43 6DU All types of work carried out Specialists in Classic Cars Modern cars first class work metallic etc. Also available is radiator repairs Prop BOB JACKSON Tel; 01613 70 9612 Mbl ;07513380991


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Glossop Through the Eyes of Eric Why the Friends of Manor Park started Glossop Car Show The Friends of Manor Park was established in February 2004, working with High Peak Borough Council staff, local councillors and the police when their duties permit. The Group have supported various tasks within the park such as bulb planting with local school children and holds fund raising events within the park to fund these activities. In order to run the events we needed gazebos, tables, a water heater, first aid equipment, tombola prizes – so as Event Organiser for the Friends of Manor Park Group and having a keen interest in classic cars, I decided to start the Glossop Car Show in 2009 to raise more funds for the group. Glossop Car Show was a success and has been run every year since 2009, steadily growing in size. As the numbers attending increased Group members, who initially provided a food stand, were unable to keep up with demand so an outside caterer was brought in. Live music was organised and plaques and cups were presented and the success of this annual event provided a regular income for the Friends of Manor Park Group.


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This income has been put to good use over the years on a number of projects within the park including the provision of a cycle stand in the main car park, replanting the sensory gardens, providing ongoing maintenance to orienteering posts within the park and regularly replacing golf clubs and balls for the crazy golf course. In 2013 three silver birch trees were planted by the Group to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee, these were under planted with heathers for her 90th birthday in 2016 and a plaque is in place giving the details of this. ing the provision of an enclosed dog run area so dogs and their owners can have a secure area for exercise and fun without worrying about other park users. More project are planned by the Group to continue improving the park for the benefit of the community, the next be-



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