CLUBS TAKE THE PULSE OF

Mas­sive new sur­vey fol­lows Expo 2016 at Bri­tish Mo­tor Mu­seum

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News Analysis - John Lakey

Meet­ing of minds

Club Expo, held at the Bri­tish Mo­tor Mu­seum on 19 March, brought to­gether some of the sharpest minds in the clas­sic in­dus­try. It’s where club rep­re­sen­ta­tives breathe new life into clas­sics through work­shops and sem­i­nars de­signed to im­prove and pro­mote our hobby.

It en­cour­ages peo­ple to net­work to­gether to gain cru­cial con­tacts, pick up hints and tips or sim­ply meet other rep­re­sen­ta­tives to help make their club a suc­cess.

This year’s Expo con­sisted of eight sem­i­nar/work­shops, each re­peated four times over the day, plus trade stands. At­ten­dance was good and all in­ter­viewed were very en­thu­si­as­tic, say­ing they had not only learned a lot but made valu­able con­tacts for the fu­ture.

That’s why the Fed­er­a­tion of Bri­tish His­toric Ve­hi­cle Clubs (FB­HVC) chose Club Expo 2016 as the launch pad for its most am­bi­tious sur­vey yet (see right).

Expo or­gan­iser Si­mon Carr says: ‘Bring­ing clubs to­gether can only strengthen the move­ment. I’m proud Gay­don can play a phil­an­thropic role in help­ing clubs and the clas­sic car world func­tion ef­fi­ciently and safely.’

Or­gan­is­ers... and an Austin-Healey 3000.

This con­cours Metro Van­den Plas is owned by Jamie Field. Dad and mum Ja­son and Tanya Field at­tended Expo with their Mae­stro.

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