The South Hants Vehicle Preservation Society (SHVPS) was founded in 1968 by enthusiasts who seek to preserve and keep roadworthy, historic, vintage, veteran and classic cars and commercial vehicles, pedal and motor cycles – in fact, anything with wheels and is over 25 years old.
Over forty years, the Society has retained a friendly and informal social atmosphere and members can usually find help and advice in the restoration and maintenance of their vehicles, which has contributed to the Society’s continued success.
We meet up on the second Wednesday evening each month from 7.30 pm. Between October and April this is at The Lysses Hotel, The High Street, Fareham. These social evenings may involve guest speakers, film shows or perhaps a quiz. Our annual skittles competition is also very popular. At these winter club nights, there are opportunities to discuss your own projects with fellow members, where a huge wealth of knowledge is available to help you solve any problems. During the summer months, our evening meetings move to outdoor venues, often visiting local museums and places of interest. In addition, we usually have a run on the last Sunday of each month throughout the year.
The Society has no affiliation to any particular manufacturer although many members belong to single marque organisations. The Society is a member of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) www.fbhvc.co.uk and has a twinning arrangement with the Retro Auto Club Normand (RACN) based in Caen in Normandy.