Welcome to South Hants Vehicle Preservation Society website.


We are a Society which is based in the Solent area and currently have a joint membership of around 600, with vehicles ranging from Victorian bicycles and steam traction engines through to cars motorcycles and assorted commercial vehicles of various ages. In fact, as long as it is not customised, we welcome anything transport related provided it is over 25 years old. You do not need to own a vehicle to be a member.

SHVPS Tangmere8 2017We meet up on the second Wednesday evening each month and we usually have a run to a local place of interest on the last Sunday of each month.

Our social calendar includes an annual BBQ, skittles and quiz evenings and we even have a special Ladies’ Day with a free cream tea included for the ladies. In the winter, we hold a Dinner Dance and a Christmas Lunch. The majority of our events are subsidised for members.

Our main fund raising event is the highly successful and popular annual Classic Vehicle Show and Autojumble, held at Queen Elizabeth Country Park at Horndean, on the first Sunday in June.

New members are always welcome – please browse through our other pages for more information about our friendly club.

Join Us

It is not necessary to own an old vehicle to belong to the Society – anyone with an interest in by-gone transport is welcomed.
There is no age limit but Junior members are required to have written consent of their parent or guardian.
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3 days ago

REMEMBERING SILVER STARA new book which documents the history of Silver Star Motor Services of Porton Down.The company was much missed by locals and there are still many people who remember the reliable and friendly service provided. So popular was the company, and so iconic the silver and red vehicles, that there is still a great interest in this small but pioneering bus company. As a testament to that enthusiasm, three of the Silver Star vehicles have been restored and are often seen following their old routes through Salisbury and the Bourne Valley on commemorative and staff reunion tours.It is strange therefore that in the almost 100 years since the inception of the company and the interest it still creates, that no one has written an account of the firm other than in a very few magazine articles and the odd chapters in books about other companies. In this new book, Terry Grace has rectified this omission. The book which is in full colour, covers the history of the company, the fate of the vehicles after closure of the firm, the base at Porton Down, the restoration of some of the fleet, the Silver Star fleet and a section of pictures of the vehicles in the Bourne Valley. The book boasts close on 200 pictures, some of which have never before been published.The book is available from eBay.co.uk, The History Bookshop at Fisherton Mill, Salisbury. patrickhillman@hotmail.co.uk 07772632517. or can be collected locally from Amesbury, terry@catkinlodge.com. 01980624810. All proceeds going to local history group. ... See MoreSee Less
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