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Summer 2017 Issue 110


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Contents Page 5 -New amended Commitee

Page 6 -Our current chairman Dennis -retiring as club Chair Page 7—Editor / Owen

Page 8 - Club Secretary / Liz Page 12—15 plus pages 18 –20— Annual General Meeting 2017 Page 16 –Club Regalia

Page 20-24 -Club Rule amendments/ clarification Page 24—27 Stoneleigh & other shows 2017

Page 28 -( and finally) open invitation from the National Kit Car club Page 29 –For Sale –editors project “Bridget”

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Chairman

Following the AGM this year Dennis Murphy, because of family commitments, has decided to step down from his position as Chairman so a vacancy now exists. If anyone would like to take over as Chairman but would like to know more of what is involved then please either contact Dennis or Liz. If necessary the position of Deputy Chairman could also be created. As Chairman your name would appear at the top of the Committee members’ list and so could be a first point of call for non members. If you cannot help anybody who calls then please ask them to contact Liz. The only other useful things would be if you were able to attend the AGM each year and even better if you built your own Beauford, but owning one would be just as good.

If you would like to become the club Chairman or possibly even a new position of Vice Chairman please contact Liz liz.ovenden@beaufordclub.org.uk

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Editor Owen I made myself a promise last year that I would make it to the National Kit Car show at Stoneleigh this year—202 miles from my home in West Durham & fulfilled that same promise with a long day out with my wife Michelle. I am lucky enough to have four Beaufords to chose from but I opted to give my self built “Phoenix” the ride out. She behaved impeccably, coping very well with the motorway driving and averaging over 35mpg over the whole 400+ miles covered on the Sunday 30 April 2017. It was wonderful to finally meet some Liz & Tony plus the follow enthusiasts who had made the journey. I think up to 12 different Beaufords were there at different times on the Sunday –considering the distribution of the club magazine its a shame more couldn’t make it. On the Monday Liz & Tony upheld the spirit of the club single handed. All of the club member cars despite being the same blueprint ( 2 or 4 door) were of course individual. Wheels, Badge Bars, Hoods, Interiors, Dashboards & Luggage boxes all different, making the Beauford club stand one of the most individual when considering the finished look. In comparison & opposite our Club Stand were replica Ferraris, every one finished in Guardsman Red. Some of the finishing touches to them were just cosmetic as the rear engines that were visible were just fibreglass units hiding the actual engine underneath. Michelle & I spent hours wandered around the show ground taking in the wide variety of kit cars available & I have to say although we may not have as much membership with the Beauford Club as others our cars are very special. They are extremely attractive & highly desirable as either a daily run around or/ as we know, very suitable for weddings as a bride favourite. The BC is all about its members so please lets keep the interest & let me know of stories about what you use your Beauford for –that is not Wedding related. 7


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Club Secretary Liz OVENDEN’S OFFERING Without wishing to put the mockers on things, can I just say, yay the summer is here, the sun is shining and its lovely weather. Tony and I have just had our early summer holiday (hopefully there will be a late one September/October time) and we spent two wonderful weeks in Cyprus. At the time of our departure the UK weather was not too good, and it was wonderful to arrive to a temperature of just under 30 degrees. Typically, it was then that the UK weather also decided to improve and for a few days was on a par with Cyprus, the only difference being was the humidity. Bearable in Cyprus but not so comfortable here. Needless to say on our return the temperature had dropped and it was raining! However, the sun has decided to come out again and I’m happy although my poor garden is looking a bit under par. Our Beauford is out of its winter hibernation and we have given it a good wash and clean and have been out in it. Last week we attended the Hollowell Steam and Heavy Horse Rally and next week-end we are off to Oswestry for the transport show there. SUBSCRIPTIONS After several email/phone reminders I think that I now have all the subscriptions in that I am likely to get for this year. Everyone who receives this magazine will have been paid up, but I really have problems in understanding why people who do not want to keep their club membership going, cannot just let me know and save me having to keep reminding. Most people do telephone/internet banking so renewals can be made this way which does not even involve a stamp or going to the post box. I send out emails begging members to let me know if they do not want to stay a 8


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member, but still nothing. Perhaps my emails go in their junk boxes or something. I hate to think that I am just being ignored. Am I that scary that a quick email to say no thanks is too much. I really won’t go round their houses and beat them into submission! EMAIL ADDRESSES On the subject of email addresses, I recently discovered that talktalk is no longer in use and looking through my membership list I do have several members who were on talktalk, so if this is you could you please drop me a quick email to liz.ovenden@beaufordclub.org.uk to let me know your new address. HOODS I have been asked and did mean to put in the last magazine, but confess I forgot because my bit of paper got covered over, is there anyone who knows of a quick and easy way of getting the hood for a long bodied car up and down. I think this is required for weddings and whereas normally it is a two man job to get the hood up or down quickly, what is required is a quick one-man way of doing it. I guess this would probably mean a slightly different hood frame but if anyone does have any ideas please do let me know so I can pass it on via the next edition DVLA The other day I had an interesting call from Charlotte Wayne of the Customer Insight Team at the DVLA. She was ringing me to ask if I knew of any feedback from members of their experiences with the DVLA. She has been asked to carry out, for want of a better word, survey, of the experiences of kit car owners. How lucky was she!! I explained that yes, I had received feedback and it appears that anyone with a kit car ringing the DVLA was getting to speak to someone who knew about kit cars and was helpful, or someone who did not and was most unhelpful. I gave her a couple of examples, explaining that when Beaufords were first built not everyone was re-registering them as a Beauford but leaving them as either a Ford Cortina or Ford Sierra. This goes back to the pre 9


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SVA/IVA days. Some of these cars have been on the road, taxed, MOT’d and insured for many years and then when they are sold on either the owner or the DVLA pick up on the fact that they are not registered as Beaufords. The helpful man who knows about kit cars will probably say something to the effect that if the car has had MOTs throughout its life and copies can be provided, and also if a letter could be written to them (by me) to the effect that the car with registration number xxxxxx is a Beauford then this is enough to get it registered correctly without having to go through an IVA. However if the same owner phoned up the DVLA and got someone who did not understand kit cars (and the following has happened) then they would be told, in a nutshell, that the car would have to be stripped down to its shell and rebuilt, with proof that the owner was the builder, and then put through the IVA. If the owner was not willing to do this then the car would have to be scrapped. I also mentioned to Charlotte that the general opinion amongst kit car owners was that the DVLA were not happy with “home made” cars and that they were trying to stop them being built. This she categorically denied. If you have had any good or bad experiences with the DVLA then please do give Charlotte Wayne a ring on her direct line 01792 786921. She has given me permission to publish her name and phone number in order that she can get any feedback. CAN YOU HELP PLEASE! I have received the following email from a fairly new member who would appreciate any polite suggestions please: I seem to have hit a problem with the Beauford and wonder if you or other members can help. Approx 40-50mph the car gets the shakes through the steering which can also be felt elsewhere through the seats. So far the following have been tried and brought up to standard: 10


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tracking Bushes Gators Steering rack Wheel balance Tyres tested for flat spots, hard spots and rotated around the car I noted that the wheel appears to have a centre hole larger than the centre cap/bearing cover so spigots were sourced and fitted. At each stage this has improved the handling but the initial problem is still there. I note that mine with the centre spinners is quite in the minority when looking at pictures and am therefore wondering whether this is a known issue that can come up and as a result people have chosen to opt for alternative wheels. In which case, what have they opted for? I live rurally so popping along to the local wheel specialist involves an out of county experience and so before I start throwing more money at it I thought I would see what everyone else did. Whilst local driving at 30-40mph before the problem shakes occur is possible, as we are looking to use the monster (its current nickname) as a tourer, journey times could be rather extreme at only 30mph (although probably in keeping with the 1930s style. VIN PLATES Having recently been asked if the Club does VIN Plates I investigated the cost of having some plates made for the Club. Obviously as there are not many new builders around at the moment but I do believe that some owners are starting to notice that their current plates are getting rusty or fading. I have therefore ordered and received a small quantity. The cost of the plates are ÂŁ9.00 to members and ÂŁ10 to non members and this price includes postage.

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Minutes of the 2017 Annual General Meeting held at the Warwick Rooms, NAC Stoneleigh on Sunday 30th April 2017 at 3.00 pm PRESENT Keith Woolfenden – Acting Chairman Liz Ovenden – Secretary Tony Ovenden – Web Master Owen Copeland - Editor Bill Buckley Michelle Copeland Colin and Sue Ingley Brian Simonds John Forbes Kevin Jones Michael Moore Michael Akroyd Apologies

Dennis and Maureen Murphy Neal Huitson, Treasurer Peter Bacon Pete and Maureen Horsfield Ken and Carol Price Ted and Chris Byron

Keith, who had previously agreed to stand in as Acting Chairman opened the meeting by welcoming everyone to the 27th AGM. Quorum There were enough members present to form a quorum for the meeting. Minutes of the 2016 Annual General Meeting It was agreed that there were not any matters arising from the 2016 Annual General Meeting and the Minutes were proposed and agreed

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Chairman’s Report Keith then read out the Chairman’s report which had been sent in by Dennis: Greetings from Australia. As most of you know Maureen and I have two married sons who, with their families live and work in Melbourne, which is where we are now. We will be celebrating various family and friends’ birthdays during our time out here as well as spending time with the grandchildren. Anyway, thank you for coming to the Beauford club AGM. I hope there has been a good turn out of cars (it would be nice to hear that there were some first timers) and that you are enjoying some fine weather. As club chairman I have had a fairly quiet time over the past year. Perhaps once a month I get a phone call asking for contact details for Beauford Cars. All I can do is to give them the info that is in the magazine and, as they are usually not a club member, put them in touch with Liz to take their money. It is a shame we never hear from David, and the Beauford website has been discontinued. I had one chap phone me and ask whether Beauford Cars was still in business, I said only just. He sounded as though he was thinking about buying the firm, but nothing ever came of it. It seems to me that the club is the only thing keeping the Beauford name alive, especially the website where there are always cars for sale. I have one piece of sad news: I had a phone call from Mrs Gregory to tell me that Chris Gregory, who lived in Gillingham, had died in January. Some of us had met him at the Detling show. His car had the modified hood frame that could be used one handed. I passed on condolences from myself and the club. I hope someone has been persuaded to take the chair for this AGM and is not finding it too taxing. I say this because I want to tell you that I have 13


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decided to stand down. I feel I have done my bit for the club, first as magazine editor for ten years and then as chairman. We are going to be out and about more and more as I have now got the hang of being retired, so it would make sense for someone else to be the first point of contact with the club. Ideally I would like to see a younger person take over, and I urge all members to give serious consideration to putting their name forward. It is not particularly difficult or time consuming, but I feel it is important to be able to support Liz, who as we all know does all the hard work. Best wishes for a good weekend. Treasurer’s Report Dennis read out the accounts which had been prepared by Neal Huitson our Treasurer, the shortened version being as follows: 2016/17 2015/16 Income 5281 3972 Expenditure 4074 2768 ------------Surplus/Deficit for year 1207 1204 --------------Opening balances 12326 11122 Surplus/Deficit for year 1207 1204 --------------Closing balances £13533 £12326 ===== ===== Secretary/Membership Secretary’s Report The membership currently stands at about 180 (20 down on last year) members but there are currently 35 who have not yet paid up for this year. The problem with membership dropping may be because there are now very few Beaufords currently being built. Reminders were sent out with the last magazine by way of a red sticker on the envelopes, which did motivate a few. 14


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The wedding page is still proving popular and currently has 35 listings with 15 more to be paid up for the year, but even with this drop in numbers it helps pay for the upkeep of the web site. Once again there is no news regarding Beauford Cars and the mobile number for David appears not to be in use any more. The only way of contacting him is via his email address and he does seem to be replying to queries on that. This year, we have had a couple of resignations from the Committee, firstly Dennis as Chairman, and secondly Neal Huitson as Treasurer. If anyone present at the meeting feels that they are able to take on one of these positions then please have a quick think about it and let us know at the relevant section of the meeting. Because of this together with my own health issues, I am now feeling somewhat stressed and would very much appreciate some members to come forward to take over the vacant committee positions as I would hate to see the club fold through lack of interest. Editor’s Report It is now over a year since taking over as the magazine Editor from Paul Hicks. The main problem is getting enough content to fill the pages and suggested that we ask members to write and tell us what they do with their Beaufords if they are not involved with the wedding industry. Owen also thought that if someone would come along and buy Beauford Cars then if they were enthusiastic enough could make it back into a thriving business once more. Owen said that he and his wife Michelle were going to be very busy soon for the next 18 months with the conversion of an old church into their new home. He was still prepared to edit the magazine provided that he received contributions from members.

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Regalia/Spares

Non Member A. Beauford scroll £25 B. Flying ladies £165 C. Heavy chrome badge £25 D. Blue/chrome badge £20 E. Sew on badge £2 F. S/steel bumper end tube £5 G. Bumper end tube caps £10 H. New type key ring £5 I. R/ board strip end caps £1.25 J. Lapel/tie/cap pin £3 K. Old style key ring £3 Headlamp rims pair £55 (not shown)

Members £20 £150 £20 £16 £1.50 £4.50 £9.50 £4.50 £1.00 £2.50 £2.50 £40

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Postage £0.75 £10 (incl insurance) £2.50 £2.50 £0.54 POA POA £0.75 POA £0.54 £0.75 £5.00 (pair)


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Webmaster’s report The web site seems to be ticking along nicely at the moment with no problems. There has been a problem with receiving emails – I believe these were being rejected because of “quota exceeded”. However, this was not the case and the hosting company has now increased the quota to way beyond what we are likely to use. The web site is still self supporting, as apart from the income from the wedding page listings, worth £900+, the adverts page also has an income from non Club members. Last year there were 20 adverts put on the site but of these 16 were members selling Beaufords who did not have to pay and 4 were paying adverts either by non members or for non Beaufords. There was then a discussion about whether the web site should be open to allow members to post information themselves on to it. Tony explained that the site was not set up to allow this so currently things would have to stay as they were but thought should be given on ways to improve the site. Rule Changes It was proposed that with immediate effect any Committee Member who has not or does not attend an Annual General Meeting for a period of three consecutive years will automatically have been deemed to have resigned from the Committee and his or her position will become vacant. The above rule change was proposed and seconded and on a show of hands passed.

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Election of Committee Chairman: Dennis Murphy as mentioned in his Chairman’s report was resigning from office. It was then agreed that this position should be shared between a Chairman and a Vice Chairman and applications are invited. Dennis was thanked for all his help over the years Treasurer: Neal Huitson had also tendered his resignation as Treasurer but Michelle Copeland volunteered to take on this position. This was proposed, seconded and on a show of hands agreed unanimously. Neal was thanked for preparing the accounts. The Secretary, Editor and Web Master all agreed to continue as before Committee Members: following the rule change above, two committee members would be resigning and Colin Ingley volunteered to take one of the vacant positions. Again on a show of hands this was agreed. Club Activities Last year the club attended here, and the Annual Transport Rally at the British Ironworks Centre, Oswestry. Because of the weather there was very little turnout of the club at Peterborough in September and I am now told that the Peterborough show is no longer being run by our members Ray and Paula. In the last magazine I listed some shows which members may be interested in and if you would like to attend any of these then please let me know just in case we will be going to any of them. Details of each show are available from the web sites shown in the list. It was also suggested that we look to see if there are any National Trust events which the club should attend. Club Facilities Once again bacon sandwiches were provided for the early arrivers and a

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buffet lunch for members as well as tea and coffee. The kettle provided this year proved to be very useful as were the six extra chairs purchased. No other purchases were thought necessary at this time. Any Other Business The next Annual General Meeting would be held on Sunday 6th May 2018 (Bank holiday weekend) at a time to be advised. Those members present were thanked for attending. The meeting closed at 4.00 pm Minutes prepared by Liz Ovenden ** Since writing the above I have heard from Dave at Beauford Cars to say that he is still producing anything that people want, the phone is the same number which he has had for about 5 years, it is 07794 452034 and that he will sell the company should he have anyone serious approach him. RULES The following is a copy of the latest rules as amended May 2017: Hereafter the Beauford Club will be referred to as BC. The "BC Stand" is deemed to be the BC tent and surrounding area designated for BC use. Rule No.1 Members of the BC should not loose their uniquely numbered membership card, required to be shown when voting.

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Rule No.2 One BC membership card covers: a)

The purchaser of the membership (e.g. the owner of the Beauford)

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Members of his/her immediate family (spouse, children, parents) who will be referred to as affiliated members.

Rule No.3 One BC membership equals ONE VOTING MEMBER. If an affiliated member is on the Club Committee then he/she will also be permitted to vote. Rule No.4 The BC year starts on 1st March. The membership fee shall currently be ÂŁ10.00 (or any future amount as agreed by the Committee) for the full year per card. New members who join the BC on, or after 1st November and before 1st March the following year shall pay the full subscription fee; renewal to be on 1st March the next year i.e. up to 16 months later. There shall be no refund of any part of the membership fee to persons who cease to be members of the BC Rule No.5 BC members may be called upon to provide assistance to the BC committee Rule No.6 BC membership may be revoked at the discretion of the BC committee for any of the following reasons: a)

Contravention of the BC rules

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Behaviour deemed to be unacceptable from a BC member, or which may bring disrepute upon the Club (a request for revocation in this instance must be supported by at least 3 independent BC members). Non payment of subscriptions within two months from the date of renewal (currently 1st March). Excessively delayed payment of bills (for trips, badges, events, etc)

Rule No.7 With the exception of Beauford Cars Limited, no person(s) may use the BC stand for any commercial gain. However, members may advertise their own cars for sale on the BC stand. No BC member may use the Beauford Cars Limited stand for commercial gain. Rule No.8 During shows the BC stand shall not be used by any vehicles other than a Beauford which belongs to a BC member. Rule No.9 BC members may not act as a representative of the BC unless they have permission from the BC Chairman first (via the Club Chairman). Rule No.10 a)

An Annual General Meeting shall be held once every year for the purpose of electing or re-electing a Committee, and presenting a statement of funds and activities and carrying out any necessary business of the Beauford Club.

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An Agenda for this AGM shall be published in the Club magazine prior to the Annual General Meeting.

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c)

Rule changes can only be introduced at the Annual General Meeting or at an Extraordinary General Meeting which can be called provided four weeks' notice is given to all members. Any rule changes must be submitted to the Club Secretary prior to the Agenda being printed in the Club magazine. All other items can be submitted under Any Other Business.

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The Annual General Meeting shall elect a committee consisting of a Chairperson, Club Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor and three ordinary members. More may be elected if required, to a maximum of twelve committee members overall. Temporary members may be seconded on to the Committee during the year if so required.

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The quorum of members required for an Annual General Meeting or an Extraordinary General Meeting shall be twelve and at least two should be BC Committee members.

Rule No.11 Responsibilities of each Committee member will be laid out in the Appendices attached to these Rules which may be altered as and when required. Rule No.12 The quorum for a BC committee meeting should be a minimum of four BC committee members. All decisions taken at such a meeting should be minuted and if the Chairperson is not present these minutes should be signed by the Chairperson as soon as possible after the meeting. Rule No.13 (May 2007) A majority of BC committee members must be contacted to agree the disposal of funds with the exception of normal running expenses. Any decisions taken should be minuted and the minutes should be available to any member on request. Any expenditures incurred by the Committee will

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be itemised in the annual financial returns and reported on at the next Annual General Meeting. Rule No. 14 (1.5.17) Any Committee Member who has not or does not attend an Annual General Meeting for a period of three consecutive years will automatically have been deemed to have resigned from the Committee and his position will become vacant. STONELEIGH First of all my thanks to those who came on Saturday to help put up the gazebos and set up the stand. The two covers forming the front and back worked a treat, but on Saturday night it rained so this meant that the gutter between the two gazebos filled up with water and promptly discharged themselves over everything when touched. We think we have now cured this problem with the use of some small bore steel tube which has made them more rigid. Tony did this when we got home as otherwise by next year it will have been forgotten and as it seems to be traditional that it rains overnight, so the problem should now be cured. On Sunday we had, I think, about eleven cars on the site and it was lovely to meet new faces including Owen and Michelle our editor and new Treasurer. I even managed to cook bacon sandwiches for the early comers and lunch also went down well, especially as my home freezer had had a “happening� which meant there was a bag of chicken breasts to cook. Did not want to risk the salmon though so I had to bin that 24


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There were all the usual car companies in the exhibition halls and plenty of places to get your parts from as well as second hand autojumble plus of course the craft tent for the ladies. Regarding the “Best loved/nicest car” competition which was originally going to be held on the Sunday, because of time restraints it was decided to held this on the Monday. The winner (by a majority vote of 1) and picture of the car feature as the cover picture of this edition of the magazine, and the winner walked away with a trophy and a sizeable monetary prize! On Monday Tony and I arrived on site at 10.00 am and waited for everyone to turn up. Unfortunately, however, no other cars did come. We had a few visitors to the stand but no other cars. By 3.00 p.m. after we had lunch and another quick look round the showground we decided to start packing up. As there were only the two of us it took nearly two hours to pack everything up and put in the trailer and this really was too much for us. Bill’s daughter Janet did ring up and offer to come and help pack up but we did not think it fair to take advantage of her good offer so said we could manage on our own, which we did. As we never do seem to get much of a turnout on the Monday of this show, and bearing in mind that whereas it once took two days to look round everywhere, but now you can easily do it in one day, I have decided that we will in future only be at the show on the Sunday, and as there are usually quite a few people around on that day we can all help pack up, which should probably only take half an hour or so. So please make a note in your diaries that next year the show is on Sunday 6th May 2018. You can still visit the show on Monday 7th May, but the club stand will not be there. Hollowell Steam and Heavy Horse Raly, Hollowell Northants Saturday/Sunday 1st and 2nd July 2017 Tony and I, together with Ken and Carol Price booked our cars into this show for Sunday 2nd July. The show itself is held annually on a local farmer’s fields and run by the local Rotary Club. We were able to park in the exhibitors section of the show and what a marvellous time we had. Took our own picnics and drinks and sat by the cars when not wandering around. The weather could not have been better and there 25


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was just so much to see. A complete fair was there but dotted around the fields, there was a show ring for the horses and steam engines etc with something going on all day. Loads of stalls (at least 100) all around, clothes, shoes, food, gadgets, plants, auto jumble, Titan the robot, amongst others were all there. Easy going on the feet too as it was all on grass (no sign of any animal droppings). At 3.00 pm there was a fly past by a hurricane plane which went over three times and I believe on the Saturday there had been two or three planes fly past. A thoroughly good day which I can highly recommend. Annual Transport Rally, British Ironworks Centre, Oswestry Saturday 15th July This show will take place between now and when you receive the magazine. This year the cost is £5 per car of two people and I have just received the entrance pack which includes two vouchers for each of lunch, ice cream and drink plus a special commemorative gift. Other Future shows Castle Combe Summer Festival Saturday 22nd July, Castle Comble Circuit Wiltshire SN14 7EY A new version of the kit and retro action day and an event for all types of cars with a dedicated space for kit cars clubs www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk Kent’s Kit, Custom and American Car Show, Sunday 23rd July at Aylesford Priory, Kent ME20 7BX. A summertime gathering with a dedicated kit car display area. www.kentskitcustomandamericancarshow.co.uk Nostalgia Show, Sunday 30th July, Beaumanor Hall, Leicstershire LE12 8TX A great outdoor classic car show that welcomes kit cars. Book in advance via www.classicmotorshows.co.uk

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AUGUST Classic Motor Show, Sunday 13th August, Braemore House, Hampshire SP6 2DF A great outdoor classic car show that welcomes kit cars. Book in advance via www.classicmotorshows.co.uk Classic Motor Show, Bank Holiday Monday 28th August, Knebworth House, Herts SG1 2AX A two day show (Sunday and Monday) but CKC Mag will be there on Monday and free access is available to readers who bring their cars by emailing your name and registration number to adam@performancepublishing.co.uk to obtain a free pass. SEPTEMBER Classic and Retro Motor Show, Sunday 3rd September, Himley Hall, West Midlands, DY3 4DF. A great outdoor classic car show that welcomes kit cars. Book in advance via www.classicmotorshows.co.uk Classic Motor Show, Sunday 17th Sepember, Wentworth Woodhouse, South Yorkshire S62 7TQ. A great outdoor classic car show that welcomes kit cars. Book in advance via www.classicmotorshows.co.uk Westenhanger Car Show, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September, Westenhanger Castle, Kent CT21 4HX A new show raising money for the Pulmonary Fibrosis trust in memory of Garry Biddiss. The event will include kit cars, classic cars, supercars as well as live music, autojumble and evening entertainment. www.westenhanercarshow.com NOVEMBER Classic Vehicle Restoration Show, Saturday and Sunday 4th and 5th November, Bath and West Showground, Somerset BA4 6QN Classic car show with a dedicated hall for kit cars. To bring your own kit car or to register interest for your owners’ club, email adam@performancepublishing.co.uk

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And Finally AND FINALLY I have received the following email from Rebecca Kelly, Treasurer of the National Kit Car Club: Hi Liz, We are the National kit car club which was originally formed as the Robin hood owners club, however we have many varieties of kits, hence the change in club name. Over the years the shows have started to lessen each year so we for the last few years have arranged an end of season bash to close the season off, have a bit of a social gathering for people with similar interests, go for a few runs outs in the cars along with having club stands for people to offer advice, etc to other members of different clubs and generally show off their car. This event has so far proved very successful. We are now encouraging other clubs to attend so this can hopefully become a bigger successful social family event which people look forward to. The date of the show is Friday 22th September- Sunday 24th September 2017 and will be hosted at Ukraine Youth Centre, Weston on Trent, Derbyshire, DE72 2BU The cost of the show is £18 per adult , £7.50 for under 16 year olds and free for under 9’s. The ticket price includes, 2 nights camping, Disco and games on the Friday night, Saturday daytime family entertainment such as bouncy castles and archery (to be confirmed) and a Run out in the cars. On Saturday evening we have arranged for a live band and the bar will be open from 7 – 11,30. We have arranged for a catering van to attend which was a huge success last year. It would be amazing if your club could support this event and help us make this a success and advertise this on your forum. We do require a booking form so we can keep tabs on the numbers, please find this attached. Thanks, Rebecca Kelly (Treasurer) So if anyone fancies this then all the information is above.

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FOR SALE Here is an opportunity to own & create your own Beauford for a fraction of the price of a Chassis & Body panel Kit. Additionally a great deal of the assembly has been done for you and a large amount of the essential parts have been sourced to complete the build ( not complete) I bought this last year with the intention of completing it over the next 2 years as my second self build. Due to moving house & business ( old church conversion/ self build) I won’t be able to do this car for at least 3-4 years so for the same cost I paid its on offer for a follow enthusiast. What’s Included 2 door body kit –already fitted Rover V8 engine Auto Gearbox Radiator ( fitted) The doors are new Bonnet is early type 2nd set of 15” wheels Rear lights ( complete) Headlight rims ( no internals) New Windscreen Windscreen rubber Door catches & mechanisms Door Glasses Front Grill New wiring loom ( plus additional used loom) Side tyre Chrome Bands Dashboard Moulding plus used dashboard ( including set of ford clocks) Plus various additional parts £3100 Car is in Durham Area DH7 7JG If you are interested call me ( editor –Owen ) 07519654526 29


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To Advertise here Contact Liz.ovenden@beaufordclub.org.uk

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