There is quite a lot to tell you about.

For our recent new member’s information this Newsletter is sent ‘electronically’ every two months ‘between’ the magazines. And as usual can I ask you contact the organizers mentioned below if you wish to book an event. Should you wish to contact any of the main committee their email addresses can be found on the inside back page of the club magazine.

Upcoming events.

Monday 2nd. Club Night from 7.00 at The Ruffwell, Thorverton. There will be a talk starting at 8.00 by Chris Bellworthy about the reason Devon Air Ambulance was founded, how it developed over the years, and their visions for the future followed by a Q and A at the end.

A little earlier on the same evening a cheque presentation will be made to the charities we supported at this year’s Historic Vehicle Gathering.

Wednesday 18th is the COGS lunch at the Red Lion, Broadclyst. Contact Tony & Lesley Creed if you wish to book via email

Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd is the Club Weekend Break at Esplanade Hotel, Newquay. Pre-booking was essential. Organiser Paul Hopkins.

Saturday 21st for the Club Stand at the Sidmouth Classic Car Show. Organiser Mike Lavers. Pre-booking is essential. You can download an entry form from the club website here  but be quick!

Sunday 29th sees the Club Stand at Lady’s Mile Holiday Park, Dawlish. EX7 0LX. A ‘drop in’ event so come and go as you please from 10.00am to 4.00pm. There will be an autojumble so please bring along your surplus spares to assist other members. Contact Mike Fenner.  Also see attached flyer. 

October 5th is the trip to Castle Coombe Autumn Classic. Mike Dalby tells me that if you get in touch with him, he will give you a code word to obtain a discount on the ticket price and how to complete the entry form. Contact details

Monday 7th October is Club Night at the Ruffwell with a talk at 8.00 by Tony Letheridge on “The Medieval High Street of Exeter before the German Luftwaffe and the City Town Planners”.

We do now have an organizer for the Autumn Amble on Saturday 12th October and further details will be in the next club magazine.

As you may know the Cottage Hotel, Hope Cove is now fully booked for the Club Winter Break in November and so there is a waiting list – and I’m on it! Should you wish to contact Roger & Maureen Stone, who are organizing the weekend please do so using Roger’s NEW email address of   

Now a little bit of news regarding the Club Websites. As you may recall we now have two ‘website assistants’ helping me with updating and maintaining the club’s two websites. So, Doug Perry has been busily adding a new section to the Club website titled “News”. You can see it here  

Not only does it include these Newsletters but also reports on recent club events plus a page for the wonderful feedback we received following this year’s Historic Vehicle Gathering. And to compliment this section a number of new photos have been added to the ‘Photos’ page here  

The ‘Historic Vehicle Gathering’ website which is under the care of Steve Dinsdale is still to be updated in preparation for the 2020 show.

We hope to include some videos of this year’s event so have been experimenting with that idea. But you might like to watch this one on You Tube. It gives a lovely reminder of that highly successful weekend in July.  But to use it on the website we really need the permission of the ‘owner’ but so far, I’ve not been able to get in contact with them.

I mention the websites which are now in the very capable hands of Steve & Doug as I have decided that I wish to step down from ALL my CBCCC ‘duties’ so this is my last Newsletter. Others I’m sure will pick up the baton but for various reasons have decided that I need to move on so will finish at the October committee meeting. Thank you for all your support and help over the last 20 years.

Kind regards

Steve Day