This year the NACC celebrates 40 years of supporting riders, restorers and collectors of cyclemotors, autocycles, mopeds and stepthru’s since 1981, the year our club was established. Sadly we had to cancel our National Rally and celebration weekend this year due to Covid-19 restrictions, but hope to hold it in the summer of 2022 when circumstances should be better.
Members will by now have received their bumper 40th anniversary celebration packs, comprising the June issue of Buzzing, a 40th anniversary booklet looking back over the time we have been in existence, a 40th anniversary windscreen sticker and a couple of trifold leaflets to put in your backpack. Next time you’re in a pub car-park ready to set off on a run with your mates and a curious passer-by asks what you’re up to, give him a leaflet!
“Due to the number of enquiries we have recently received, the Federation have prepared a summary document containing the facts about historic vehicles and market statistics for your information. Information can be viewed on our website by clicking the following link:”
“As we head towards the end of the Coronavirus restrictions on meeting our friends for social events, the Committee has been considering the issue of permits for NACC runs.
Section leaders are invited to apply for permits for events to take place after July 1st. Our Events Secretary, Bob Jeffcoat, has his spreadsheet poised and we look forward to filling in a few lines after waiting for so long to see a trail of two-stroke smoke on the breeze. This date builds in a margin of safety following the June 21st planned date for the lifting of the National restrictions.
We must stress that the permits for events are provisional and subject to not only cancellation but possibly local restrictions which may be in force after the June 21st date for ending the lockdown. Anyone planning to attend an event is advised to keep in touch with the organiser to ensure that it’s still going ahead and to give them an idea of how many riders to expect for catering and for any social distancing requirements.
It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to meet and I’m sure that this news will be welcomed by everyone.”
(Please visit the Club Calendar on this site for information on NACC and VMCC Cyclemotor Section events already provisionally listed for this summer)
Our printers, PFP Print Ltd. have informed us that an error has occurred on a very small number of Buzzing address labels. The company is working to correct the issue but if you haven’t received your magazine by Wednesday 7th April please contact Printing For Pleasure (details in your last magazine!) and they will send you a replacement.
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“The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) has announced the appointment of Nigel Elliott to the Federation’s Legislation Team, in the role as Automotive Fuels Specialist, with immediate effect.”
The FBHVC have just issued a press-release as follows:
“The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs is sympathetic to the enormous challenges that the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency faces during the on-going pandemic. DVLA continue to receive tens of thousands of items of mail each week and the Federation believes that for a high percentage of drivers and vehicle operators, the agency performs a viable and efficient service. The Federation also acknowledges the efforts of the staff at Swansea in achieving the continuation of services during the current times, despite reports of a significant outbreak of Covid-19 within the Agency, with some 500 cases quoted. The impact that this outbreak will have on the DVLA providing services due to staff shortages is very understandable.
The Federation, whilst sensitive to the challenges we are all facing, has continued to work on behalf of the historic vehicle community during the pandemic. One of the key areas of the Federation’s work remains within continued dialogue with the DVLA on a range of matters on behalf of historic vehicle owners and clubs.
During the pandemic, the Federation has been pursuing five particular policy matters of significant concern to the interests of Federation members and the community that they represent.”
These five policy matters are listed on the FBHVC website, to read more use this link:
As of yesterday – Sunday 24th January 2020 – the NACC has opened a new Facebook group page, where you can see what fellow club members are up to, what bikes they ride, how they sort problems and other interesting items. It is not a public group: to become a member of the NACC FB group you’ll need to provide a paid-up membership number before being accepted.
You can instantly recognise the correct page by the image at the top, the same one as on this website.