Monthly Archives: April 2014
Drive It Day encourages our club members and their supporters plus other historic vehicle enthusiasts to use yesterday’s two, three, four or more wheeled vehicles for a day to celebrate transport heritage at its finest.
All owners of historic vehicles were encouraged to take to the roads on the 27th April 2014 to demonstrate how many historic and interesting machines are still on the road today.
Publicised by The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC), it commemorates 64 cars that left London on a 1000 mile trial in April 1900. Naturally supported by your local club the GCVA for the last few years…
Two British pensioners and their Portuguese friend of are to drive the 2000KM in a 100 year old Model T Ford from Lisbon to Lincoln in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.
Larry Riches (longstanding GCVA member), the owner of the 100 year old Model T Ford – first registered in December 1913, his friends Dimas Pestana and Richard Barrett aim to complete the journey from Lisbon and Lincoln between 21 and 31 May 2014. Larry Riches and Dimas Pestana are funding the drive and therefore all money collected will go to Prostate Cancer UK
History – The route takes in some of the major sites linking Portugal to England with the marriage of Philippa, daughter of John of Gaunt – the first Duke of Lancaster, to King Joao 1st of Portugal in 1387. This marriage cemented the alliance (The Treaty of Windsor) between the two countries that survives to this day making Portugal England’s oldest ally.
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a Good turn out and a lot of interest shown by the public…
Toying with the idea of having a BBQ at the club premises – its been a while watch this spaceDon’t forget to get your forms in for the May Rally, do not leave it until the last minute!