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Plan­ning to visit the Clas­sic Mo­tor Show at the NEC from 9-11 Novem­ber? Don’t miss our stand in Hall 5. We’re cel­e­brat­ing our 30th an­niver­sary in style, with sev­eral ve­hi­cles on dis­play.

First is a car launched in 1988, the iconic BMW Z1. We’ll also have a Rolls-royce Sil­ver Ghost and a Stan­ley steam car. Fresh from a com­plete restora­tion we have a 1931 AEC Re­gent dou­ble-decker bus that was sold new to the City of Birm­ing­ham Cor­po­ra­tion.

For some­thing to­tally dif­fer­ent, look out for our JCB Type 1 Grave Dig­ger and our Avel­ing Bar­ford Scout Car­rier – hope­fully, NEC se­cu­rity per­mit­ting, com­plete with ar­ma­ments. Sent to north Africa for use by the Bri­tish Army, it still sports a bul­let hole sus­tained dur­ing en­emy ac­tion. It then found its way to Aus­tralia in March 1943.

We also have a fea­ture on Abing­don King Dick, the only Bri­tish span­ner man­u­fac­turer, and Kerry Abing­don mo­tor­cy­cles; the au­thor of The Quest for King Dick will be sign­ing books, too.

Younger en­thu­si­asts will want to see the Lego trac­tion en­gine, part of the Lego Ideas con­cept, and vis­i­tors will be able to vote to se­cure its pro­duc­tion. To com­plete our dis­play, we will have a Bed­ford CA van from the Vaux­hall Her­itage fleet. Do come and say hello!

BMW’S Z1 road­ster made its de­but in 1988 – the same year as the FBHVC

DAVID WHALE FBHVC CHAIR­MAN

The FBHVC lob­bies in West­min­ster and Brus­sels. Call Emma Balaam on 01708 223111, e-mail sec­re­[email protected] or see www.fbhvc.co.uk

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