‘New­bie’ re­cruit­ment scheme needs YOU!

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

A ma­jor se­ries of events giv­ing peo­ple the chance to travel in clas­sics is be­ing pro­posed in or­der to help fos­ter in­ter­est in older cars – and se­cure their fu­ture.

The Driv­ing For­wards scheme would al­low en­thu­si­asts to travel in older cars, and the Bri­tish Mo­tor Mu­seum has agreed in prin­ci­ple for one such event to be held at its Gay­don site next year.

The idea has been put for­ward by a group of en­thu­si­asts headed by Bob Wilkin­son, or­gan­iser of the Clas­sic Vir­gin Days for clas­sic ‘new­bies’. He says: ‘ The idea is to get bums on seats in older clas­sics. If peo­ple get the chance to travel in a clas­sic then they could look at the whole move­ment in a dif­fer­ent way.’

Ide­ally, these events should of­fer op­por­tu­ni­ties for new­com­ers to drive the cars, but Bob ad­mits that find­ing suit­able venues, along with in­sur­ance and other con­sid­er­a­tions, as well as own­ers who would be pre­pared to take part, were ma­jor ob­sta­cles to over­come.

How­ever, any­one in­ter­ested in get­ting in­volved in any way is in­vited to email Bob Wilkin­son via bob­wilkin­son49@hot­mail.co.uk Nick Larkin

This 1929 Ford Model AF has al­ready played a role in re­cruit­ing clas­sic ‘new­bies’.

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