Welcome to the Gibraltar Classic Vehicle Assocation Website

President Howard Danino with Miss Gibraltar 2012

President Howard Danino with Miss Gibraltar in 2012

The Gibraltar Classic Vehicle Association was born in 2001 out of a group of classic car enthusiasts who met regularly and decided to start a formal association in the pursuance of enjoying classic vehicles and its associated lifestyle and challenges. It is a club for all Classic enthusiasts. We have about 100 members and about 145 vehicles. We recommend you join our association or at least our Facebook group in order to receive the latest updates and participate actively. We look forward to motoring with you!

2019 Membership Form – For new members

Membersip form for new members can be downloaded here:
gcva-membership-application-form-2019

Membership renewals now done online – get in touch….

Howard Danino, 73 – an Obituary

Howard and Betty Danino with their Jaguar XJS-C Sports Convertible

It is with great sadness that we learned this morning that our dear friend Howard succumbed to a short but devastating cancer.

Howard was a stalwart of the Gibraltar Classic Vehicle Association. It is only now after he asked other committee members, because of his illness, to relieve him of his chairmanship and workload that we have become fully aware of the effort and hard work that went into his beloved club.

It was not just hard work. Howard legacy is a thriving classic car movement in Gibraltar. It is hard to quantify the pleasure he brought to the tens of thousands of visitors to Gibraltar who were pleasantly surprised, on arrival, to see one of the club’s classic car displays in town. It’s an icon that he created.

Howard was not satisfied with his achievements in the local classic vehicle scene. In 2013 he spearheaded the move to get the GCVA (Gibraltar Classic Vehicle Association) accepted as a full member of FIVA, the international classic vehicle federation. At the 2014 General Assembly of FIVA the GCVA was accepted as a full member. Howard was not one to rest on his laurels and he was soon lobbying to join FIVA’s General Committee. He was soon elected Vice President (Membership) with characteristic modesty. However he was still not satisfied and lobbied within FIVA and the government in Gibraltar to host the annual FIVA General Assembly for the benefit of FIVA and Gibraltar. In November 2018 the General Assembly was held at the Sunborn Hotel. This event attracted hundreds of delegates and spouses to our Rock.

Above all Howard was a patriot. He worked to put tiny Gibraltar’s name on the global scene. His leadership of the classic vehicle movement was just one aspect of his patriotism. He was a member of the Gibraltar Commonwealth Games Committee, a leading light as a producer and thespian of the Gibraltar Amateur Dramatic Association, also on hte Gibraltar Multiple Sclerosis Committee. In short Howard was a quiet leader whom Gibraltar, the GCVA and FIVA will sorely miss. The massive hole he leaves for Betty, his widow, and his lovely daughters Elizabeth and Stephanie will be impossible to fill. A friend, husband, father, grandfather has left us but his leadership, stoicism, modesty and commitment to his causes leave us a shining example of humanity.

John Alcantara on behalf of the GCVA Committee

The 18th Gibraltar International Classic and Vintage Vehicle Rally 18th May 2019

At the 2019 event we will take you deep into the Rock to walk in the steps of Churchill and Eisenhower.

En el certamen de 2019 le llevaremos dentro del Peñon para caminar en los pasos de Churchill y Eisenhower.

Signup below and  experience the uniqueness of Gibraltar. Display your classic cars at at Casemates Square whilst you enjoy Gibraltar’s bustling Main St. A fleet of minibuses will take participants up to Hay’s Level tunnels for a tour guided by local historian Tito Vallejo. After the stunning sights you return to Casemates to travel in a procession through Gibraltar’s quaint streets all the way to Europa Point for a view of the Straits.

After a short break at Europa Point the vehicles will travel down to the Hall of  Fame restaurant for lunch. The restaurant is housed inside a Victorian arsenal with massive walls. Parking will be provided close to the restaurant.

Never been to Gibraltar? Take a look at this video below to get a feeling of what to expect.

Regístrese a continuación y experimente la singularidad de Gibraltar. Exhiba sus autos clásicos en Casemates Square mientras disfruta de la bulliciosa calle principal de Gibraltar. Una flota de minibuses le llevará a los tuneles de “Hay’s Level” para un tour de la mano de Tito Vallejo un historiador local.  Después de las impresionantes vistas regresará a Casemates para viajar en procesión por las pintorescas calles de Gibraltar hasta llegar a Europa Point para ver el Estrecho.

Después de un breve descanso en Europa Point, los vehículos viajarán hasta el restaurante Hall of Fame para el almuerzo. El restaurante se encuentra dentro de un arsenal victoriano con paredes masivas. Se proporcionará aparcamiento cerca del restaurante.

Nunca ha estado en Gibraltar? Mire este video a continuación para tener una idea de qué esperar.

Typical Gibraltar/ Gibraltar Típico
Register here, you will need your car reg number and insurance details. Inscribase aquí. Tenga el número de matrícula y detalles del seguro a la mano.
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Ayudemos a difundir este evento pulsando los botones de abajo para publicar el evento en su “timeline” de Facebook o Twitter o utilizando correo electrónico.

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The 18th Gibraltar International Classic and Vintage Vehicle Rally DAY 2 information

Day2 Information – 19th May 2019.

On the 18th we take you deep into the Rock.  On the 19th you will enjoy a run in the sunshine of the Spanish countryside.

Following a day full of activities, classic car displays, historic tours with lots of socialising, eating and drinking the second day of the rally continues with a classic car run and lunch.

We will begin by meeting for breakfast from10 am at Hotel Casa Bernardo Macias near junction 116 close to San Roque. The plan is to leave at 11 am for a scenic drive in the Alcornocales Natural Park. We will be using minor roads which have very little traffic and in fact the entire drive will not include any main roads. There will be a coffee stop and a further stop for drinks and snacks before eventually arriving at a restaurant in the area of Los Barrios for lunch. Please be sure to tick the correct option i.e. Saturday, Sunday or Both in the online enrollement form below. The cost of participation on thre 19th is expected to be €25.00 per person and will be collected on the 19th May (on the day) but please be sure to sign on correctly to make planning easy for your committee.
We need to know how many people will be taking part as we have to book the restaurant so please can you reply if you are taking part on the Sunday. It is not mandatory that you have to drive a classic car but we would like as many classic cars as possible. It will be a very easy drive of a little over 100 km and the roads are not fast roads but the scenery is beautiful. Also there will be 10.5 km of road that we sure most of you will never have been on.
Register here for either of the days or both. You will need your car reg number and insurance details.
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Membership Forms – Updated

If you are interested in becoming a new member then you need the latest Form:
GCVA Membership Application Form 2018

If you are an existing member who needs to renew their membership then you need this form:
GCVA Membership Renewal Form 2018

Information where to send the forms is on the forms themselves and on our ‘About‘ page.

Alternatively leave your details in a reply or comment below and communicate your intentions. Someone will be in contact shortly.

Classic Yachts & Classic Cars – Saturday 7th July 2018

Saturday 7th July – A great opportunity to display your Classic Vehicle!

Gibraltar Classic Vehicle Association has a special invite to see the only four remaining competitive Classic 15m JI yachts from 4 countries racing and then berthed in Sotogrande. 
 
What could be more impressive? 
 
Our Classic Vehicles displayed with the yachts, that’s what!

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Come along on Saturday 7th July to Marina Sotogrande, with your Classic. We will arrive around 1030am and will tour the port in convoy under escort after which we will display our vehicles near the yachts.

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Because of the security restrictions, we will need to book cars  and drivers in, in advance and there will be no option to just turn up on the day, unfortunately.
 
Its a great opportunity to display your vehicle in a high profile location, with a wonderful back drop of these yachts from UK, Spain, Switzerland and Monaco. 
 
Ideally, we should stay until 1600 hrs.
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Twenty 15m JI yachts were manufactured between 1907 and 1917 and only 4 continue to take part in this competition. 
 
If you want to see more pictures, click on this link:- www.sail-world.com/102573
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Coming? Then please forward the following details to roy.sandra.smith@gmail.com :-
 
Drivers name:
 
Passport or ID or NIE Number
 
Vehicle – Manufacturer, Model, Colour & Registration No/Matricula 
 
See you there!
 
Roy Smith/Patrick Francis
GCVA Committee
 
All photos Copyright Carlo Borlenghi

2018 Gibraltar International Rally – 19th & 20th May

Well Guys 2018 17th International Rally over for another year. I think we have had a wonderful two days and we as a team have worked hard and the end result shows. I believe we have provided a wonderful show for local and tourists alike. A very special thank you for all the hard work. Good teamwork produces good results. 2019 is booked and we shall soon start working towards another good result.

Howard Danino
~President~

SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2018

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SUNDAY 20TH MAY 2018 – Photos courtesy of Neil Hall

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2018 Rally Programme and Entry Forms for non-members – general entry

Find the form here – GCVA Non Members Rally Application 2018 new

Programme for Saturday/ Programa para el sábado 19/05/2018

From 09:00 Vehicles start arriving in Gibraltar. All drivers to register their vehicle on entry into Casemates Square.
11:00 – 12:30 Mount buses for transport to visit The Gibraltar Waterworks (Fresh Water Reservoirs) Buses at Corral Road.
12:30 Assemble at Casemates Square to prepare for drive up Main Street.
13:00 Vehicles parade up Main Street and tour around the Rock. Stopover at Europa Point for photo shoot and enjoy refreshments.
14:30 Continue drive around Gibraltar.
14:45 Arrive back at Casemates Square to resume display and lunch. You will be directed where to park as the organisers need to maintain emergency routes. Please be patient and follow instructions.
15:00 Lunch at ‘Gaucho’s‘ restaurant, 50 m from Casemates Square. Lunch will not begin until everyone is present.
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Desde 09:00 Los vehículos comienzan a llegar a Gibraltar. Todos los conductores para registrar su vehículo en la entrada en Casemates Square.
11.00  – 12:30 Montar bus para visita a Gibraltar Abastecimiento/reservas de agua fresca dentro de peñón. Buses en Corral Road
12:30 Reunión de todos los participantes en Casemates Square para la salida del recorrido por Gibraltar de todos los clásicos.
13:00 Los vehículos desfilan por Main Street y recorren la Roca. Escala en el punto de Europa para sesión de fotos y disfrute de los refrescos.
14:30 Continuar en coche alrededor de Gibraltar.
14:45 Llegar a la Plaza de las Casamatas para reanudar la exhibición y almuerzo. Se le indicará dónde aparcar, ya que los organizadores deben mantener rutas de emergencia. Por favor sea paciente y siga las instrucciones.
15:00 Almuerzo en el restaurante Gauchos, a 50 m de Casemates Square. El almuerzo no comenzará hasta que todos estén presentes.
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There will be a competition with a trophy prize. The theme is “The Car I Would Most Like To Take Home”. The winning car will be the most popular car selected by the general public.
Habrá una competición con un trofeo. El tema es “El coche que más me gustaría tener en casa”. El coche ganador será el coche más popular seleccionado por el público en general.
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There will also be other prizes on the day.
También habrá otros premios en el día.
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Disperse after lunch. For those leaving Gibraltar, should there be a queue at the frontier, by showing your Rally-plaque to the Police, you will be let through to the front of the queue.
Dispersar después del almuerzo. Para aquellos que salen de Gibraltar, si hay una cola en la frontera, mostrando su placa de Rally a la Policía, se le deja pasar al frente de la cola.

Provisional Programme for Sunday/ Programa Provisional para el Domingo 20/05/18

A scenic and interesting run through some of the lesser-driven roads in the Campo de Gibraltar area terminating with lunch at a restaurant in the direction of Tarifa. Price is expected to be no more than 25€ per person and the route will be provided in an electronic format that must be be printed beforehand and brought with you. Approximate distance of drive 100km.

Classic and Thoroughbred/Special cars are encouraged to participate but if it is not practical to bring your vehicle, more modern vehicles will be accepted. The important thing is to take part, enjoy the countryside, company and pleasant meal together.

Una escénica e interesante recorrer algunas de las carreteras de menor importancia en la zona de Campo de Gibraltar terminando con el almuerzo en un restaurante en dirección a Tarifa. El precio no debe ser superior a 25 € por persona y la ruta se proporcionará en un formato electrónico que puede imprimirse de antemano y traído contigo. Longitud aproximada de la unidad: 100 km.

Clásico y de pura sangre / coches especiales se les anima a participar, pero si no es práctico para traer su vehículo, los vehículos más modernos serán aceptados. Lo importante es participar, disfrutar del campo, de la compañía y de la agradable cena juntos.

Rally Appliction Form for Members 2018

2018 May Rally Application form for members:

Download here:  GCVA Members Rally Application 2018

For Non-members application form can be found here: GCVA Non Members Rally Application 2018 new

The Committee

Rally Details for May 2018

17th International Gibraltar Rally for Classic and Vintage

17th Rally in Spanish.