by Paul Sweeney.
What does it mean? Well, in essence it means any information sent back and forth across the world wide web between your device and the machines where this website is hosted (which can be anywhere in the world) is now scrambled or encrypted - meaning any bad people intercepting it en route wont be able to read or re-use it.
Only your device and the machines at the other end can do that - so if for example you decide to make a purchase from our shop, your name, address, payment information etc are all protected from prying eyes - making you safer.
Or to put it another way:
"Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted."
Have you noticed the new Facebook Group feature called, "Announcements"?
No - we hadn't either until good old Mike Peake pointed it out ... it's a new way we can highlight Admin messages so they don't get lost among all your lovely posts.
See the image below - we've circled the link to it in blue. Enjoy
John Simpson started our group purely on Facebook, and the logical next step was this website. Now we are extending our Social Media coverage to provide even more ways of interacting with and enjoying the group by sharing with one another.
Earlier this week we launched a group Twitter account here and now we can also unveil a brand-new Instagram presence. For those unfamiliar with it, Instagram is a photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc. It was launched in October 2010 exclusively on Apple's iOS and has since expanded to other platforms. Instagram is described by it's makers as, "A simple, fun & creative way to capture, edit & share photos, videos & messages with friends & family."
Instagram makes photo sharing really easy and only requires a caption - its all about pictures, making it ideal for sharing photos taken on the move at shows and events, or even for those random shots of cars spotted here and there when you're out and about.
You can find our Instagram page here and would love to see you sharing your photos of pre-85 British classics.
Buy a club car sticker (£1.50 + shipping) and a leather key fob together and get a massive £5 discount on the key fob (normal price £5.99). You pay £1.50 for the sticker and £1 for the fob, plus standard shipping costs.
Once they're gone, they're gone - available only while stocks last.
To get this deal, you must enter the Discount Code, "keyfobdeal" at checkout.
We often see posts and comments in the group about coming across little-known motor museums tucked away in quiet places around the UK.
Group Member David Burke has shared with us a website he runs called, "British Motor Museums" that is chock-a-block full of information about a huge number of museums across the country - its now available as a link off the navigation menu of this website, or you can go directly to David's website by clicking on this text.
The next official club meet/event is our third at the Bubblecar Museum, organised by group founder John Simpson.
Click the button for more details.
by Paul Sweeney & Gar Cole