up to date with club activities
- Stanford Hall 2018 - the Historic
beginnings way back in 1976, the Historic Beetle Display has always been at
the heart of the Stanford Hall event. It is open exclusively to Type 1s
built before August 1960. To be sure of maintaining the prime location that
we enjoy at this event we must be sure to fill the area so your attendance
Full details of the event and entry forms can
be obtained from the event website at
All first time applications for
the display and previous entrants with modified cars should send an up to
date photo of the vehicle with the completed application form. (Paper
digital copies or scans are fine).
There are a few conditions you
should be prepared to conform with prior to booking for the free to enter
display, these are:
Your vehicle must display a pre-booked pass on
its internal rear view mirror and be parked with the rest of the cars in the
display, allowing the marshals to identify you clearly and avoid stopping
you unnecessarily and causing delays.
You arrive between 8.00am and
11.00am and are prepared to leave your vehicle on stand until 4.00pm. Please
also note that the site must be vacated by 7.30pm on the day of the show.
All display vehicles are admitted at the discretion of the display manager
whose decision is final.
We regret that those who
do not pre-book will have to pay the normal entry fee and will not be able
to park with the display.
Don’t worry if
your car is not pristine we are happy to see daily drivers or restoration
projects as long as they are not overtly modified or lowered.
Those who would like to enter the concours can still join the display as
Class 1 vehicles in the concours are contained within the display area. As
in previous years however you should additionally pre-book your concours
place with the Concours Manager. See separate information and booking form.
Whilst this section
of the Stanford Hall meeting is organised by the Historic Volkswagen Club
the display is NOT restricted to members.
- The Classic Car
and Restoration Show 2018
The club will be represented at the 2018 Classic Car and Restoration Show
held at the NEC over the weekend of 23rd - 25th March 2018. We would love to
meet any members that are attending the show on the club stand. If any of
you have a a while to join us on the stand to promote our (and your)
interests in the marque please feel free to do so. Visit the show website
from here https://www.necrestorationshow.com/
release from the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs - MOTs and
vehicles over 40yrs of age
18 December 2017
For immediate release
Transport (DfT) Guidance on Substantial Change of Historic Vehicles.
1. The Guidance sets out the definition of a Vehicle of Historic Interest
(VHI), vehicles which will, from May 2018, be entitled to be exempt from
taking a vehicle (MoT) test.
2. The Guidance reflects the outcome of
intensive discussions between the DfT and the Federation of British Historic
Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC). FBHVC wishes to express its appreciation of the open
and collaborative manner in which the DfT approached these discussions.
3. In the discussions FBHVC was careful to take account of all possible
members of the historic vehicle family.
4. The Guidance supersedes
all previous potential criteria released for discussion by DfT.
The Guidance makes clear that it does not in any way affect DVLA’s
registration criteria and processes which remain unchanged.
Government included motorcycles in the Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment)
Regulations 2017. As the Guidance implements the Regulations, DfT could not
accept FBHVC’s representations, based upon the requirements of the EU
Directive, regarding historic motorcycles, so they are included in the
7. Following STRONG representations by FBHVC, a vehicle may
generally be a VHI if relevant changes were undertaken more than 30 years
previously. This will be a rolling 30 years and replaces the fixed 1988 date
previously proposed by DfT.
8. Major points of note are:
process is one of self-declaration.
b. Owners will only be required to
declare their vehicle to be a VHI if they wish to be exempted from an annual
c. All vehicles will still be able to be tested if their owners
d. The criteria are generic and permit changes made, less than 30
years prior to the declaration, which improve efficiency, safety,
preservation or environmental performance.
e. Those vehicles registered
on a Q plate, as kits or built up classics are not entitled to be declared
as VHIs until forty years after they were registered.
f. For motorcycles
only the criteria of Q plates, kits and built up classics prevent
declaration as a VHI.
9. The Guidance refers to “a marque or historic
vehicle experts”. A list will be published on the website of the Federation
of British Historic Vehicle Clubs by 30th April 2018. Vehicle owners wishing
to confirm if they may declare their vehicle as a VHI, may choose to contact
the appropriate nominee from this list
10. FBHVC will be explaining
the Guidance in full in its first Newsletter of 2018 and as soon as possible
on its website at
11. Text of the
Guidance is at:
page is intended to provide club activity updates to our members additional to
items published in the Historic Volkswagen.
Whilst aimed at our established membership these notes will give others an
indication of what we do, so please join us and share.
The Historic Volkswagen Club Committee.