August 2020 Scribe Notes

It was good to receive some restoration news from a couple of SE members to help fill these notes. Please keep the news coming! Dan Lehmann has been in touch to say that despite his work being very busy during the pandemic he has still found time to get on with the...

The Early Days Of The AA

The early days of The AA were born out of the development of the motor car, or locomotive as they were called in those days, as early as 1896 with the Emancipation Act which allowed locomotives to travel without vehicles being preceded by a man with a red flag at a...

June 2020 Scribe Notes

I was watching the Antiques Roadshow in early May which was filmed at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales. Right at the end of the programme the very last person to be filmed was a familiar face. VCC’s very own Jonny Thomas! He was there with 3 rather grotesque...

London to Brighton 1927

Sunday, 13th November 1927 In 1927, the Daily Sketch decided to organise a ‘Procession of Ancient Motor Cars’ from its offices in Fleet Street, to Olympia. The date scheduled for the event was Sunday, the 16th of October, the first Sunday of the Motor show, and prizes...

April 2020 Scribe Notes

2020 started off well and we had a great line-up of events in the South East to look forward to. Oh how things can change so quickly. The terrible storms and flooding in January and February caused such misery to so many people around the country. I hope no VCC...