WHAT GOT THE CLUBS TALKING THIS YEAR
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.