LOAN YOUR CLASSIC TO A YOUNG PERSON!
Individuals and clubs are being urged to support a move to loan older classics to young enthusiasts under a new scheme launched last weekend.
‘We have a blueprint for something which could have a significant impact on the future of the classic car movement,’ says organiser Bob Wilkinson. ‘ The idea is to keep interest in these cars alive and help secure their future.’
A 1929 Ford Model AF Phaeton, valued at £14,500, is the first classic to be loaned out under the programme.
Richard Gordon-Colebrooke said he was delighted to be chosen to receive the car in a presentation at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon. A 26-year-old electrical engineer, Richard has restored a 1976 BMC 850 Mini and was given a 1964 Sunbeam Alpine Series IV six months ago.
‘I never thought I would be in with a chance, and I’m so pleased. Over the past few years I’ve become particularly interested in pre-war cars.’ says Richard.
The Ford’s owner, Peter Garrett has, with friend Tony Wrobleski, 14 Model As, 11 of which are used for wedding hire. He has been involved with Model As since the 1960s and is a former chairman of the Model A Club of Great Britain.
Peter says: ‘We’ve worked out that the average age of the club is 67.3 years, though we had a 19-year-old join recently. We have to do something.’
Bob Wilkinson, who is best known for organising the Classic Virgins series of events for classic scene ‘newbies’, is the man who put the new scheme into action. He says: ‘If any individual or club is thinking of doing this, then we would urge them to do so. We have a drawn up agreement that they can use and a sympathetic insurer.’
For further details, email Bob at email@example.com