The DVLA have announced that, due to the coronavirus and need for social-distancing, from the 30th March 2020 all MOTs will be extended by six months until 30th October 2020. If your bike is due for an MOT within that period it will still have to be presented for an MOT by the 30th October. Please read full details on the DVLA website here:



In the light of the current situation with coronavirus and HM Government’s advice to the public to avoid all non-necessary travel and social gatherings, the Directors of NACC Ltd. and the NACC Committee have taken the very regrettable and difficult decision to advise all NACC Sections that, with immediate effect, all section meetings and runs are cancelled until further notice. This advice coincides with that of the Federation of British Historic Vehicles Clubs at: https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/news/article/coronavirus and confirms that the course of action we are taking today is the correct one.

This means that all NACC events, whether they be static, shows or runs, will have to be cancelled from today onward. All permits for future events will be void as of now, and no further permits will be issued until we are clear that the risks involved with social gatherings have been minimised.

Any updates to this situation will be posted here, and April’s issue of Buzzing will carry the same message as above.

One of the benefits of having financial reserves in our club is our ability to cope with unforeseen events. It has often been difficult to explain convincingly to our members the reasons for holding such reserves. The Directors and Committee of the NACC have decided that we must now use these reserves to benefit our members, so a decision has been taken to extend all current memberships by 4 months free of charge, with immediate effect, in order to assist our members at this difficult time. This will be done centrally so members will not need to do anything. Your next renewal date will be put back by 4 months and following this will then revert back to the normal 12 month period the following year.

John Hayes from Farmborough, near Bath has died.

We’ve been informed by John Hayes’ son Tony that John passed away earlier this month. His funeral will take place on the 27th March at Bath Crematorium at 15.15pm. The planned gathering at the New Inn on the Bath to Wells road after the funeral has had to be postponed in view of the coronavirus problem. Tony hopes that some local NACC members might turn up on autocycles to send John off appropriately, and he will update us when this current emergency is over on a future tribute gathering.

Manchester Bike Show 28-29th March cancelled

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Manchester Bike Show, scheduled for the weekend of 28th-29th March at Event City, Manchester M41 7TB, has been cancelled. No further information on whether this event will take place later in the year is available at the moment. If your plan was to go, DON’T! As soon as further information is forthcoming we’ll put it up here.