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The Surrey Classic Vehicle Club On-Line Magazine

April 2024

Classical Gas

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  • AGM 21st Jan 2024

I hope you remembered to set your clocks to British Summer Time!

Lots of information for you this month:  Entry forms for shows are coming in thick and fast.

Please check out the latest information by clicking on the 'Update Information'  to the right.

Hopefully, by the time the next copy of 'Classical Gas' is published we would have all been to a show - and it has been warm and sunny!

Club Night will be on Friday 12th April at the Fairmile.  If you wish to eat, it's best to get there for around 6:30 pm.  The meeting starts at 8:00 pm.

I hope to see you there.


Lindsay Armstrong




    7th April

    28th April



    4th/5th May

    6th May

    11th May

    12th May

    26th May

Please check the Update Information



From our Events Organisers

And there it is………. It’s Showtime and the first events on our calendar happen this month. Yes, we have The London Harness Horse Parade, The Guildford Lions Classic Car Display, and don’t forget that we have our Drive Your Classic Car Day – Just look at the food on offer at the Percy Arms!


As for the rest of the events in the calendar, we have taken to now provide updates through the website where you will find the latest news on each event in our calendar highlighted in RED. You can download all the latest news on registrations and other things that you will need to know HERE. Remember that it is not too late to return your ‘ticked’ Events Calendars – We really do need to know which events that you are planning to attend as it helps us to plan activities throughout the year and let show organisers know how many members from the club are likely to attend their events. You can download the Events Calendar HERE.

Some events that are coming up fast and might need your attention are:

The Lightwater Village Fete on 11th May. There is no specific registration but let Phil ( know if you wish to attend, it should be a cracking little fete. Also, if you haven’t already registered for the Cowpie show, you need to do it quickly as they may limit the number of cars this year. Finally of the regular events, registrations for both the Ashstead Village Day and Godalming Classic Car Show are open, so use the forms that can be found HERE if you are planning on participating.

Another Event that has been brought to our attention is:

The Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show that will be held on 25th and 26th August this year (as opposed to the Edenbridge Motor Show on 8th September). There are usually about 100 cars each day and, whilst the event is predominantly an agricultural show, there are equestrian events all day and of course lots of local trade stalls.  One point to note however, is that cars must be in place by 08.30 and remain until around 17.30 so this may not suit everyone, but we have it on good authority that it really is an excellent day out. In you are interested, contact David Booker and Tony Oakes at: before 31st May.

And lastly, did you know that it was on 11th April 1902 that King Edward VII became the first reigning monarch to travel by car. The former ‘Playboy Prince’ - who had assumed the monarchy from his mother Queen Victoria a year earlier - was taken for a ride through the New Forest in a 24 hp Daimler by his good friend, the Conservative MP John Scott-Montague, founder of The Car Illustrated magazine. Scott-Montague later said afterwards: "I distinctly remember His Majesty displayed immense interest in the details of the car and, with his wonderful alertness of mind, he had evidently grasped what a remarkable effect upon the locomotion of the world the coming motor car would have.” So, as you see, we have something in common with the monarchy.

Jeannie & Phil

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