This is an urgent appeal by the RSPBB (the Royal Society of Purchasing Barney Bears).
Many of our brothers have found loving homes with group members, but for those left behind with Gar, life isn’t good.
It’s bad enough he has 2 Basset hounds which keep looking at us like chew toys, but now he’s started dressing us in Christmas tinsel and is playing ABBA and Shirley Bassey constantly on the wireless!
Please end our suffering - purchase a Barney bear in time for Xmas. If we hear ‘Big Spender‘ one more time, we’re going to leap into the coal fire. You can adopt us below; please help!
The rather special 2021 Enthusiasts Calendar featuring almost 50 stunning members' classics is now our best-selling calendar ever! To date around 80 copies have been printed by Phil and his hard-working team of elves at Alvaston Press which exceeds sales of all our previous calendars - but it's not too late to bag yourself a copy. Feedback has been very positive, so don't miss out!
Announcing our most epic tour ever, the Scotland North Coast 500. Spread over 9 nights and a whopping 1600 plus miles, scheduled for September 2022 - interested?
Full details can be found on the button below and in the Events section on Facebook. All vehicles - British or not - are welcome, provided they are pre-2000.
Note you need to be a member of "Enthusiasts of British Motor Vehicles Built Before 1985" to view the tour details.
The results of the 2020 National Historic Vehicle Survey have been announced by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs. The summary results were revealed during the Virtual Lancaster Classic Motor Show with Discovery, filmed at the NEC this month.
• Number of historic vehicles on DVLA database has increased yet again to 1.5 million
• The historic movement now worth over £7.2 billion to UK economy
• 4,000 businesses employing over 34,000 people
• 700,000 enthusiasts – up from 500,000 in 2016
• Overall, historic vehicles account for less than 0.2% of the total miles driven in the UK
• 35% of owners either already or are willing to contribute to a carbon reduction scheme
• 56% of historic vehicles are on SORN
Our shiny new 2021 calendar - available to order now in our online shop - is the culmination of a significant collaborative effort involving a number of proud members, Phil & his team at Alvaston Press and also our own Admin team. We think the results are our best yet!
Priced at just £8.30 the new-style design is printed on A4 paper and hangs with 2 sides visible - a full A4 sheet for car photos and a further full A4 side for dates, giving plenty of space for important dates in your schedule.
Our grateful thanks to all the members who sent in their photographs - we were able to use most of them. A small number couldnt be included due to quality issues (print is more demanding than displaying on-screen) and we're sorry if you are disappointed this time.
Do you remember your first Teddy? We all do at Admin Towers, and to help us through these dark times we're bringing back the Teddy Bear for today's generation as well as for those who just love a good cuddle - which is most of us if we're honest.
We are expecting Barney to arrive at Admin Towers as early as next week. As soon as everything is ready Barney will be made available in our online shop - we plan to start shipping him to his new owners in good time for Christmas, so watch this space!
from Alison Judge, Club Coordinator, Clarion Events
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Some members tell us they are unable to use PayPal in our online shop, so we are pleased to announce that we can now accept all major credit cards including Mastercard, Visa, Amex and more. We do still accept PayPal for those preferring to use it.
The Enthusiasts Car Sticker created for us by Phil at Alvaston Press is designed to fix on the inside of glass.
Bearing our circular logo design and made from high quality 7yr anti-fade vinyl, the stickers are coated so they stick to glass on contact, but can be peeled and reused if you change the car.
Measures 3" x 3" (75mm x 75mm) approx.
UK standard shipping is included in the price. To ensure a fair deal for overseas members, International shipping rates will be discounted by the UK shipping cost and shown on-screen after you enter your delivery address. Please note we cannot send to addresses in Africa.