We have lots of Diary Dates late April / May to look forward to.

This month’s Newsletter is being emailed out a little earlier than usual as there are a couple of events this coming weekend to remind you about.

Saturday April 27th sees a Club Stand at Poltimore House and Sunday 28th is Drive It Day, The Lawn, Dawlish. This is ‘a drop in’ event so no booking needed. Just come along after 10.00, park up as directed by the marshals and leave when you wish.

On the same Sunday a group will be making their way to the Spring Weekend Break at Ross on Wye.

The first weekend in May is always a busy weekend for the Club.

Friday 3rd to Monday 6th has a Club Stand at Abbey Hill Steam Rally.

The May Day Car Run is on Monday 6th. Starting from Woodbury Park Golf Club at 10.am and finishing at The Ten Tors Inn, Kingsteignton  TQ12 3NP (NOTE: NEW finishing  venue)
Contact Nick Lloyd ( lloydnick33@yahoo.com ) if you wish to join in as he needs to tell the pub the numbers expected for lunch very soon. If you don’t want to do the run just come along for the meal but do tell Nick!

In the evening is Club Night at The Ruffwell. There will be a talk by Brian Portch, starting at 8.00 on “I.K.Brunel - Engineer (1806 - 1859), a talk about his life and his achievements.”

 

There are Club Stands at the VSCC Hill Climb at Wiscombe and Killerton House Classic Car Show on Sunday 12th.

Wednesday 15th is the COGS lunch at The Old Inn, Widecombe-in-the Moor, TQ13 7TA. Contact Diana & Phillip Thomas 01392 841433 to book.

The very popular Club Stand at the Devon County Show is Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th. Pre-booking is essential so contact Mike Dalby, though he may be full already.

Sunday 26th sees another Club Stand at Pecorama, Beer.

Monday 3rd June Club Night is also the AGM. Details were sent recently by email to members (Also see note below)

After three years as our Treasurer Adrian Turner will be standing down later this year.  This will leave a vacancy for another member to become the Club’s Treasurer.  Accounting experience is not essential.  If you are comfortable with on-line banking, can manage simple spread sheets and keep accurate records this could be an opportunity to support the Club by taking on this essential role.  If you are interested, please contact Adrian or any other member of the committee.

Whilst I’m on the subject of vacancies, there is another – but not to serve on the committee! For nearly 20 years I have run the club websites. The main club site of crashboxclub.co.uk was first launched in 2001. It has grown to become a useful tool to attract new members and to keep current members up to date with club events and to access the online membership system. The historic-vehicle-gathering.info site was launched as a ‘stand-alone site’ in 2013.

But time marches on and I would really like to have some help in the club’s main website administration. If you can type an email or write a ‘Word Doc’ then you could update the website. No website coding skills are required. It is not as complicated as it might appear. Obviously, I would help anyone interested to taking up this idea. And in fact there is very little needs doing – but to have A N Other with access to the admin would be a great help. We do now have an arrangement with a professional web developer company so if any major problems occur, they can step in.

I will continue the admin of the ‘Powderham’ website for the time as that one is a slightly more complicated site with all the online entry forms and document downloads. But if A N Other find they can cope with the club site I would be more than pleased to introduce them to that for ‘Powderham’. My contact email is crashboxclub@gmail.com

We now have 415 members of which the vast majority have given us their email contact addresses. But if you have a friend in the club who might not be receiving these ‘Electronic Newsletters’ perhaps you might ask if they have provided the club with their email address.

Member's entries to Historic Vehicle Gathering at Powderham. Comment from Nick Jones

Unfortunately, the member entry forms went out two months earlier than usual due to a mistake at the printers.

We do not normally contact entrants until after the date that the entrants list must be sent to the Programme printers which this year is the 8th June. Passes etc will be sent to all entrants shortly after this date. 

We currently have 111 member entries. Please wait till after the above closing date to check if we have received your entry.

And in case you have mislaid the Member’s Entry form or the Volunteer Marshal form they are attached. Send the entry form to Nick Jones and the volunteer form to Chief Marshal, Pam Cummings.  Please complete the marshal’s form even if you are not displaying your classic car on the CBCCC stand but at another club you might belong to or don’t have a classic car to display. It takes a small army of volunteers to run the show over the weekend so the more the merrier!