The British Motor Museum was the venue as the FBHVC Club Expo event was hosted on January 25. The day saw experts in a range of fields discuss issues and share information relating to the classic vehicle movement with 149 club delegates, representing the organisation’s 540 subscriber organisations and total membership of over 250,000.
Following an introduction by FBHVC Chairman David Whale and the museum’s Tom Caren, subject covered included insurance and club liability, future research projects and archiving with new Director of Archives Andy Bye. After lunch, the federation’s DVLA Manager Ian Edmunds and Communications Director Wayne Scott discussed issues related to the DVLA at length, followed by a talk about preparing car clubs for the future by Bruce Kelsey of the Morris Minor Owners Club. The day was concluded with a talk by Wayne on the birth of youth groups in car clubs, with the TR Register’s Charlie Crawshaw providing an entertaining overview of last year’s Tyrefest event.
Displays in the atrium included the Classic Car Loan Project, with Project Manager Bob Wilkinson joined by 1954 Ford Popular custodian Rachel Cook and Josh Bennett, who was joined by the 1949 Alvis TD 14 he’s taken charge of for a year.
Meanwhile, the FBHVC has also announced that it has appointed Chris Cartmell from the Rover Sports Register as Projects Coordinator. He joins the FBHVC to oversee and project manage special projects and has already begun work on streamlining the Federation’s information pool through the creation of FAQs and ‘how to’ guides. Chris is also expected to provide invaluable assistance to Federation Research Director Paul Chasney in preparations for the 2021 survey, which will provide invaluable data on the historic vehicle scene.