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The short­age of car parts

A few years ago the Ford Y and C Model Regis­ter faced los­ing the barn in which its treasure trove of rare parts was stored. Af­ter some thought the club’s in­no­va­tive so­lu­tion was to di­verge the op­er­a­tion and cre­ate 12 parts of­fi­cers, each of whom stored cer­tain groups of items. This sem­i­nar was con­ducted by Peter Ketchell and Colin Rowe who took the group through the process, pos­i­tives and pit­falls. It made many think about how their club’s parts op­er­a­tion is man­aged and prompted plenty of dis­cus­sion.


Mak­ing clas­sic cars safer

Ford en­thu­si­ast and Model A owner Bob Wilkin­son looked at ways of mak­ing clas­sic cars safer; from LED light­ing to brake im­prove­ments and proper seat­belt mount­ings. He also ad­dressed the prob­lems that young peo­ple mov­ing from a mod­ern car to their first clas­sic may en­counter. The sec­ond sec­tion in­volved re­tired police traf­fic of­fi­cer and driv­ing/rid­ing in­struc­tor Neil Colledge, who took club mem­bers through the tech­niques of safe driv­ing rec­om­mended by the police. This was pre­pared with clas­sic cars in mind and made some­times sober­ing lis­ten­ing.

Peter Ketchell leads the sem­i­nar.

Learn­ing safer driv­ing tech­niques may have pre­vented this crash.

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