‘Newbie’ recruitment scheme needs YOU!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Nick Larkin
This 1929 Ford Model AF has already played a role in recruiting classic ‘newbies’.