Drive it Day 2020
With the current lock down it was not possible to take to the roads for the national Drive it Day but that did not deter some members from enjoying themselves whilst still at home.
Club events from March 2020 have been cancelled due to Covid 19 and the lock down restrictions.
Run to Haskins Garden Centre – February 2020
A cold, wet and windy morning did not spoil our run to this popular garden centre at West End. We had a good mix of pre and post war vehicles including 4 newer classics from the 80’s and 90’s.
Show and tell on Veteran Bicycles – February 2020
Members were treated to an entertaining talk on the evolution of veteran bicycles using many wonderful examples.
Frostbite Run January 2020
Our first out door event of the year is always a popular event. The vehicles gather on top of Portsdown Hill on a bright and crisp morning. The lucky ones have heaters but some are less fortunate. We enjoyed a hot meal at the finish and a surprise mystery guest.
Christmas Lunch 2019
139 SHVPS members enjoying a festive lunch at the Jubilee Hall in Bishops Waltham complete with table side entertainment from a talented magician.
Dinner and Dance November 2019
Our annual Dinner, Dance and Presentation evening held at the Solent Hotel.
QECP October 2019
SHVPS members supporting the open day at the Queen Elizabeth County Park with a fine display of vehicles.
Butser Ancient Farm October 2019
Our last SHVPS outdoor event for the year was a run from Denmead to the Butser Ancient Farm which attracted over 25 club vehicles and their members. The visit included a tour of the site with expert commentary from our guides. We learnt that the buildings are recreated using estimation and extrapolations by archaeologists as very few original parts remain that can be used or copied.
Gregg School Sept 2019
SHVPS members supporting Gregg School Heritage Day on the 15th September. The vehicle display was organised by an SHVPS member who also arranged for the drivers to receive tea and cake on their arrival. The house, grounds and garden looked lovely as always.
Denvilles Club August 2019
SHVPS were invited to visit Denvilles Club in Havant for a meal and a chat.
Posh Picnic July 2019
After meeting in Fareham, members wended their way on a scenic route through the Hampshire countryside to finish at the Village Hall in East Meon. Tables and chairs were carried outside, picnics were spread out on the tables, and members enjoyed a relaxing afternoon in the sunshine.
Ladies Day – June 2019
We met at Denmead and around 50 cars followed a scenic country route to Avington Park. On arrival the cars parked on the lawn in front of the stately home. Members had a tour of the house with a cream tea to end the day.
Auto Jumble June 2019
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. 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!
Visit to the Hovercraft Museum – May 2019
An evening visit to this fascinating museum that features so many variations from single person standing platforms made in a shed, through many experimental craft to the mighty channel crossing SRN4.
Drive it Day run to Lasham – Apr 2019
Around 50 vehicles and their members took part in the annual Drive it Day. This year the start was near Wickham and followed a 26 miles route to the Gliding Museum at Lasham. One of the members even managed a flight in a glider.
Spring Drive to Forest Lodge – Mar 2019
Our green fingered members visited the Forest Lodge Garden Centre near Farnham for a last minute opportunity to prepare their gardens for the spring or just enjoy the refreshments. Starting in Denmead a 31 mile route had been prepared through villages, country lanes and included part of the old A3.
Frostbite Run – Jan 2019
Over 50 classic vehicles and their SHVPS members gathered in Fareham on a dry and crisp morning. A 20 mile route had been prepared around the south Hampshire countryside and included many picturesque villages. On arrival at the finish in Wickham the travellers received a welcome hot drink and mince pie followed by a hot meal.
Awards Presentation and Dinner – 2018
Our annual event held at the Solent Hotel, Whiteley hosted 96 members who enjoyed a 3 course meal, music and dancing. Awards are presented to recognise the achievements of our members during the year.
Christmas Lunch 2018
Our festive lunch at the Jubilee Hall in Bishops Waltham attracted more than 100 members and included magical entertainment.
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.