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VEC Informal Club Meet at Redwings Horse Sanctuary – 6th Feb, 2022 Oxhill Centre near Stratford upon Avon

What a fantastic turn-out to our first Club Meet of 2022.  See members pictures on PDF here 

This annual informal Club Meet for refreshments and a chat usually takes place in early January as a chance to not only  socialise but also to see our Club adopted rescued horse Rumpel, who succeeded Dylan just before the UK went into full blown Lock-down due to Covid. So it was a chance not only for Members to meet friends old and new but also introduce themselves to Rumpel.

This year saw Club Members arrive not only in their everyday cars but also their Classics Volvos, which included a 1957 Volvo PV444 recently restored and was owned from new by present owners Uncle in Norway, a very rare today C70 Coupe and a Phase 1 C70 Cabrio, a 740 Saloon, an Amazon, an 850 T5 Estate, plus a couple of 245’s.

Members, as is our usual practice at Club events, were served with complimentary refreshments, which on this occasion included home make cake and a hot drink of their individual choice. Although some Club Members had driven though rain showers on way to the venue, the day stayed dry, although quite windy.  Judging by comments made, everyone had a great meet and we all look forward to a return visit in early 2023.

The Volvo Enthusiasts Club National Gathering 2021 was on Sunday 19th September at Apley Farm Shop, Nr Bridgnorth, Shropshire was a great day out good to see so many members family & friends.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY CLUB EVENT CONTACT vec.volvo@gmail.com

National Gathering - 2022 To be held on Sunday 12th June, 2022 A National Gathering for ALL Volvo owners, friends and enthusiasts                                  This is our Club’s national gathering which has, been chosen so we have plenty of space for our meet and thus provide Members, their families and other visitors to the event, a  hopefully safe environment from Covid. 

The event has also been moved from our usual first Sunday in June to the second, so not to clash with the Special Bank Holiday for the Queens celebration.

Our National Event this year be held once again at the great venue of the Apley Estate & Farm Shop, which is very much more than its name implies. Local car enthusiasts will know it probably for its annual large Classic Car Show. 

Apley Estate & Farm Shop is near the village of Norton and is situated off the A442 between Bridgnorth and Telford in Shropshire. Postcode TF11 9EF

All Volvo owners , enthusiasts and their friend & families are welcome to come along.  There is lot’s to see and do for all the family in a lovely rural setting. There is even a Play Barn for our younger visitors – Booking prior to the day is essential so not to be disappointed. 

On arrival please follow the VEC Signs and directions to ‘Volvo’ Car park

CLUB MEMBERS- Please Book in on arrival after 11.30am at the Club Reception and collect Voting Forms, FREE Refreshment Voucher etc. 
Picnic area available for those who wish or catering in lovely cafe in the Main Buildings.  See full details on PDF here (opens in new window) 

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Below are a few shots from our infiormal gathering at Redwings with Rumpel our adopted Welsh Cob.

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2022 EVENTS AT A GLANCE

Coronavirus Pandemic

As a club, we have a duty to behave responsibly to our members, and to the wider public, and we are mindful of the demographic of our hobby, and that we have many older members with underlying health conditions. We urge all our members to follow the official advice, self-isolate if told to do so and take every precaution to stay well, now we are able to meet and enjoy our Volvos!

VEC Forthcoming Club Events - Dates for the Diary

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2022 DATES ALREADY CONFIRMED

1st June to 30th September 2022 – VEC Members Reliability Challenge 2022

12th June, 2022 - "Volvo Enthusiasts Club National Gathering" -  Date changed due to Bank Holiday

9th/10th July, 2022 - "48th Powderham Castle Vintage Vehicle Gathering", near Exeter, Devon - Club Display

3rd July 2022 – Lydiate Classic Car & Bike Show 2022 in aid of Cancer Research – Individual entries

9th & 10th July, 2022 – ‘48th Powderham Castle Historic Vehicle Gathering’, near Exeter – Club Display

17th July, 2022 – ‘Fleetwood Festival of Transport 2022` (Tram Sunday)’ – Club Display

24th July 2022 – ‘English Riviera Classic Car Show 2022’ – Paignton, Devon (to be confirmed)

19th-21st August 2022 – ‘VROM’ (Volvo Rendezvous & Owners Meeting), Gothenburg, Sweden

4th September, 2022 – VEC Annual Northern Day Out – Contact: catherineandsteve@virginmedia.com

10th & 11th September 2022 – Beaulieu International Autojumble 2022 – Club Stall

24th & 25th September 2022 – ‘Volvo Klassieker Beurs 2022’ (Volvo Classic Fair) Rosmalen,

11th-13th November 2022 – ‘Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2022’ at the NEC Birmingham

VEC Club Events booked for 2022 in more detail: 

1st June to 30th September 2022  – Return of ‘The VEC Volvo Reliability Challenge’ – This year’s VEC Challenge is to visit 2 of the British Mainland Furthest Compass Points e.g. North: Dunnet Head, Caithness, Scotland  – South: Lizard Point, Cornwall – East: Lowestoft Ness, Suffolk. – West: Ardnamurcan Point, Argyll, Scotland. Proof of completing the Challenge will be required. No time limit except must be completed within the months of June to September. ALL successful Members will receive a Certificate of their achievement – Further details contact Kevin Price – kevinprice.vec@btinternet.com 

12th June, 2022   ‘Volvo Enthusiasts Club National Gathering’ – to be held at Apley Estate & Farm Shop, Norton between Bridgnorth and Telford off the A442 in Shropshire. This is a return visit to Apley, which is a unique venue and is much more than just a Farm Shop. Here we will celebrate the 95th Birthday of Volvo (‘Jakob’ Volvo’s first Car was produced in April 1927) and also the 60th Birthday of the Volvo P1800 launched in the UK in March 1962. Venue has been chosen due to possible further Covid restrictions, which could determine our activities on the day, plus also helping to keep our Club Members and visitors safe. ALL Volvo Owners, enthusiasts and friends, plus 1800 owners welcome to come along and help us celebrate from 11.30am onwards – This is The Volvo Enthusiasts Club ‘National’ Day Out with awards, voted by attending Members for ‘Best Car’ of each Volvo Model, furthest distance travelled to event, Best Restoration, Club Regalia Sales etc; etc.  – More info - Contact Kevin Price – kevinprice.vec@btinternet.com 

3rd  July, 2022 – Lydiate Classic Car and Bike Show 2022 in aid of Cancer Research – Individual Member entries – to be held at the Lydiate Village Hall, 288 Southport Road, Lydiate, Liverpool, Merseyside, L31 4EQ not far from M58 – contact Lesley Blundell – classiccar@cheerful.com or 07961894465 to book in your car

9th &10th July, 2022 – Powderham Castle Historic Vehicle Gathering 2022, near Exeter in Devon - Club Display at this fantastic show, vehicles wanted for display, either or both days. Camping available on site – PLEASE BOOK EARLY – Contact Terry Court asap topcars1@hotmail.com  to book or more details

17th July, 2022 ‘Fleetwood Festival of Transport & Tram Sunday 2022’ – Club Display – Tram Sunday is fun-packed transport event for all the family... is the largest FREE event of its kind, attracting crowds of 70,000+ to fill the town of Fleetwood. There’s something for everyone and entertainment for all the family. If you would like to come along and display your Volvo or help man the Club display please contact Kevin asap as Stand booking is made early 2022 – kevinprice.vec@btinternet.com

24th July, 2022 – ‘English Riviera Classic Car Show 2022’ – Paignton, Devon – Club Display at this popular Classic Car Show held on the seafront at Paignton, Devon. If  you would like to help or display your car please contact – Contact Terry Court asap topcars1@hotmail.com  to book or more details as Terry has to book our stand and vehicle numbers early in 2022

19th- 21st August 2022 – ‘VROM’ – Volvo Rendezvous & Owners Meeting, Gothenburg, Sweden. An annual Volvo meet with factory visits, classic car rally, spare parts market and exhibition. Everything in and around Volvo’s hometown Gothenburg. Further information: http://www.vrom.org/Start/ 

4th September, 2022 VEC Annual Northern Day Out – Club Meet in the North of England - Meeting at 10.30 for 11am departure at Lancaster Services, Northbound, between Junctions 32 and 33. Plan then is to take the minor road through the Trough of Bowland, joining B6478 for Slaidburn, then minor road to Clapham, then returning on A65 > B6480 to Settle, possibly taking in Ribblehead viaduct before returning to the Motorway. Organised by our North-West Reps – Further details in future  Club magazines. This event will only take place if there is sufficient interest and subject to ANY possible Covid restrictions – Please confirm that you wish to take part/details – North-West Regional Reps: Steve & Cath Cropper  catherineandsteve@virginmedia.com who will then confirm with you by email nearer  the date that event is going to take place

10th & 11th September 2022 – ‘Beaulieu International Autojumble 2022’ Club Stand in our usual spot – Green Field – Stand G042. Why not come and see us for a chat and time to relax with a cuppa etc Club Membership plus Regalia will be available with some very special offers – kevinprice.vec@btinternet.com for more information        

24th-25th September 2022 – ‘Volvo Klassieker Beurs 2022’ (Volvo Classic Fair) Rosmalen, Holland. Held at Autotron, Rasmalen, Holland. Volvo Classic Fair features a display of the products such as Volvo cars, parts and related items and many more related products. Largest Volvo market outside Sweden. Euro Volvo Club displays. Club Contact Kevin Price kevinprice.vec@btinternet.com

11th-13th Nov 2022   ‘Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2022’at the NEC Birmingham – Club Display  – Club display at this premier indoor Classic Car Show held at the NEC Birmingham. Come and see where we will be displaying a very special celebration stand for Volvo’s 95th Birthday and 60 years of TV’s The Saint plus the P1800 launched in RHD in March 1962 - If you would like to help in any way or have your car considered for display. We particularly need members to help with build-up and breakdown of the Club Stand so if you can help it would be much appreciated, please contact Kevin Price – email kevinprice.vec@btinternat.com 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY CLUB EVENT CONTACT vec.volvo@gmail.com or the Club Website www.volvoenthusiastsclub.co.uk

 

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