Selsey Golf Club – Sept 2018
SHVPS received an invitation from the Sussex based classic car club, Manhood Classics, to join their members for their September gathering at Selsey Golf Club. Some 30 SHVPS members made their way to the event at the Golf Club and enjoyed a good natter and a light lunch at the the Golf Club. Manhood Classics run events throughout the year.
IOW Wanderers 2018
SHVPS members gathered at Portsmouth Ferry Port ready for a 4 day excursion of the Isle of Wight (IOW) organised by Sheila and Simon Lewry. Members enjoyed a visit to the 10th century Augustine Monastery, Quarr Abby, followed by a picnic lunch at Puckpool, ‘The Wanderers’ were also sighted at Haven Street Steam Railway, the Shipwreck Museum and many other attractions on the Island. Members skills were put to the test with the ‘Sunday Challenge’, this year was making a weight bearing suspension bridge using just 3 newspapers, sticking tape and scissors … some very inventive members!
Annual BBQ – July 2018
Some 200 member, 85 classic vehicles, gathered for a day of fun at the annual BBQ, made extra special this year as SHVPS celebrate its Golden Jubilee.
Members enjoyed an excellent Hog Roast, raffle and entertainment courtesy of a live band plus a Norman Wisdom tribute act. Members also received a bound book charting the 50 year history of the Society and a cast SHVPS badge to commemorate the 50 year milestone … Happy Birthday SHVPS!
Ladies Day 2018
This year’s Ladies Day took our members on a 40 mile scenic run through the Hampshire countryside to Breamore House, Fordingbridge. Around 50 classic vehicles joined in the event starting at Fareham and finishing at the impressive 17c Breamore House where vehicles lined the drive way to the house. Members enjoyed a guided tour of the house, a stroll around the Countryside Museum and while enjoying a traditional Cream Tea a special presentation was given to Yvonne Newlove by committee member Veronica Selby.
Rainbow Family Fun Day June 2018
A great day was had by SHVPS members attended the Rainbow Family Fun Day in aid of children & adults with cerebral palsy and stroke victims.
Members showed off a variety of vehicles from a 1924 Austin to more modern classics. We even had a visit from the Mayor of Fareham, Susan Bayford who was given a tour by our Chairman and chatted to members … Sunshine, tea and good company a perfect summers day !
Diving Museum Stokes Bay – June 2018
SHVPS members enjoyed an evening run out to the Bayside Cafe, Stokes Bay sea front for a natter and good food followed by a private tour of the Diving Museum.
Auto Jumble June 2018
Hundreds of Classic vehicles of all shapes and sizes converged on the Queen Elizabeth Country Park for the SHVPS show case event, the annual Auto Jumble. This year to celebrate 50 golden years of SHVPS there was an impressive line-up of vehicles dating from 1968. The crowds flocked in to enjoy a day of live music, family entertainment and a natter with vehicle enthusiasts with bargains galore to be had on the stalls. Even the weather obliged … hope to see you next year!
Gregg School – May 2018
SHVPS members enjoying a sunny day out at the Gregg School, supporting the Townhill Park House Gardens. 10 sparkling cars on display, sunshine, lots of tea, cake a good natter … a perfect day!
Christmas Lunch 2017
Club members enjoying our annual Christmas Lunch in Jubilee Hall, Bishops Waltham. Paul Taylor, a caracturist, visited several tables and presented the occupants with his drawings. We were treated to a hot tasty three course Christmas meal by outside caterers and the raffle hampers were won by two lucky members.
Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park September 2017
It turned out to be a good day for a Rally. Some started from Wickham some from Romsey and in all 27 Classic Cars and 1 Modern. There were plenty of events going on throughout the day for adults and children.
Isle of Wight Wanderers
Our thanks go to Sheila and Simon Lewry for organising a 4 day trip to the Isle of Wight. 23 Classic Cars and 1 Modern Car attended. Friday lunch at Carisbrooke Castle and then Saturday at the Newport Extravaganza where 700 various cars attended. Sunday morning was organised into making Kites. Yes Kites – out of bin liners…. It was also Marie & Ken Selby’s 50th Wedding Anniversary and their Anglia’s 50th Birthday.
Ladies Day 2017
Well Ladies Day at Hinton Ampner was a great success. At least 58 cars arrived some by a route starting from Wickham Square. Fortunately especially for those with open top cars the weather stayed fine although a bit windy for those ladies with hats!
Curdridge Country Show
Thanks to Simon Lewry for organising SHVPS attending the 60th Curdridge Country Show.
There was a packed Arena Events List which included JAMZ Dance, Falconary, an Opera Singer, Dog Display, Pony Rides and the Vintage Cars, there were also Police Cars, Fire Engines, Trade Stands, and many food outlets.
The Horticultural Show was for children and adults and was set up in the hall. There were at least 26 classic cars that attended.
Annual BBQ 2017
This is the Society’s Annual BBQ kindly held at Simon Butler’s home (with a larger than average sized back garden!) This years’ event was again very well attended with over 70 vehicles and it was a dry evening. The Hayling Hog Roast was well received and we had entertainment with the Southampton Ukulele Jam.
Waltham Chase Village Hall
Waltham Chase meet is once a month on a Sunday morning meeting around 10 am. SHVPS are always very well attended at this meeting, but it is nice to see cars that have never been seen before. There is a café open for morning bacon butties.
Fort Purbrook 2017
Pat Cullimore asked SHVPS members if they would kindly support this Family Fun Day at Fort Purbrook. The activities included Archery, Air Rifle Shooting, Climbing, Junior Assault Course, Laser Quest, Pony Rides, Tours of the Fort, Birds of Prey and many Arena Events of which our classic cars took part.
Southampton Tram Group
A very good turnout of at least 60 members. The visit started with a talk by Nigel Smith. He explained about the Dunkirk Little Ship “Dorian”. She was recalled into service at the outbreak of WW2 and took part in the evacuation of Dunkirk. Southampton Tram Project Tram 11, Tram 38 and an Ex Lisbon Tram No 715 are all being worked on. Calshot Spit Light Vessel is also now situated beside the Tram Workshop. An enjoyable interesting evening, spent with very knowledgeable volunteers.
Auto Jumble 2017
Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Our showcase event. Whereby we have classic cars on display, autojumble stalls, free family entertaiment (for adults as well), bar, refreshments, live music and parking is free.
A group of people from the SHVPS went to Vannes. The gathering started in Vannes before a tour of the Morbihan Bay and then the group went to a BBQ arranged by the French Car Club at Locmariaquer.
Bursledon Brickworks 2017
The Society had a great evening at Bursledon Brickworks. We had a guided tour which was very informative. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to learn about the brick-making process and the history of the site. Over 58 members turned out for the evening.
This is an annual event promoted by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs, where clubs such as ours are encouraged to organise a run to show all kinds of historic vehicles being used throughout the country on that particular day. This year we chose to have a run from Denmead to the Fishbourne Roman Villa, near Chichester, and 41 cars took part.
On the last Sunday in February we met in Fareham and followed a scenic route to finish at the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum near Chichester. There members were able to view the impressive display of historic aircraft and memorabilia.
Hawk Conservancy 2016
For our Sunday run in September, we visited the Hawk Conservancy at Weyhill, near Andover. The run started in Fareham, with a pick-up in Romsey for those members coming from that direction.