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.