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Scrappage Scheme - Not again!

 

In the drive to cut down on CO2 emissions, there is ongoing discussion on whether to reintroduce the government subsidised ‘Scrappage Scheme’, as previously run in 2008-2009. The idea was simple: part exchange your “old banger” for a brand new eco-friendly car and the government will give you £1000 for your part exchange, which was then matched by the car dealer. This gave people £2000 off a brand new car if they part exchanged their old car. The only stipulation was that the car being part exchanged must have been registered before 28th February, 2000, must have been within your ownership for at least 12 months and must come with a current valid MOT certificate.

Obituary - Lord Montagu of Beaulieu

Lord Montagu of Beaulieu

Famous eccentric who turned his aristocratic country home into one of the first motor museums for the nation, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu has died at the age of 88.

Direct Debit is Here

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Following on from our announcement in the last Club eNewsletter, we are pleased to announce that the new direct debit facility is now available.

 

All members with a UK bank account are eligible to apply for the direct debit facility, it is easily done online through a simple straight forward sign up form, we will then allocate you to a payment plan - which will always coincide with your expiry date, so don't worry about signing up early - in fact, the earlier the better.

 

Our direct debit provider "GoCardless" will email you after you sign up, again when we allocate you to a payment plan, and again before every payment is made, so you are kept informed thoughout every stage of the process.

 

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2015 NEC Classic Motor Show

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show

The UK’s Biggest & Best Classic Motor Show

13 14 15 November 2015 at The NEC, Birmingham

Direct Debit Coming Soon

Direct Debit LogoA significant number of our members have recently been asking about improved methods of payment of Club membership fees, particularly direct debit. Facilities such as direct debit take all the hassle out of remembering your renewal date, prevent you from forgetting, and ensure that you continue to receive your Club benefits and copies of Driving Force magazine.

Obituary - Terry Davey

Terry Davey, the man behind the iconic Haynes Owners Workshop Manual cover illustrations, has died.

 

Terry Davey Haynes IllustratorFounded in 1960, Haynes Publishing released its first workshop manual, for the Austin-Healey Sprite, in 1965. But it was not until 1972 that the talented and largely self-taught Terry Davey joined the company as an illustrator. In his 19 year career with Haynes, he produced the cover artwork for over 400 cars. But his true talent lay in his attention to detail. It took up to 3 months to deconstruct and document a car’s repair operations in the workshop, and it fell to Davey to illustrate every component. Whether an exploded diagram, cutaway line drawing or shaded sketch, Davey’s incredible ability to visualise the interaction of every component in a scale and angle that was easy to comprehend became the cornerstone to the huge success of the Haynes manuals.

Zero tolerance speed cameras

What it means for classic car owners

 

Speed CamerasSeveral stories have been carried by the motoring press in the last week stating a new government intention to impose a 0% tolerance on speeding motorists. Starting in Autumn, this will apply across Scotland and could be rolled out nationwide. Motorists breaking the speed limit by just 1 mph will be given a formal warning letter, and receive a fixed penalty of £100 if caught a second time. This clearly has implications for all motorists who must be doubly vigilant about their own speed, but where does this leave the classic motorist?

Driving Licence Paper Counterpart to be axed

In a further shake-up of services to the DVLA in their quest to go paperless, the counterpart paper driving licence will become defunct as of next Monday, 8 June 2015.

Launched - The Rover P6 Club Blog

Following the launch of The Rover P6 Club blog on 7 May 2015, Classic Car Weekly picked up on our blog and published extracts of one of our first posts titled "Is Facebook Really Killing the Classic Car Club" just 6 days later on 13 May.........

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