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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.

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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.

Is There a Connection Between Count Dracula and Classic Vehicles?

Gibraltar’s representatives at the Annual General Assembly of FIVA, the International Federation of Classic Vehicles held on the 15th November in Bucharest, can make that connection. Not only that but they were surprised to discover what is possibly the most stunning collection of classic vehicles in the world is in Bucharest at the Tiriac Collection.
 
There were some weighty matters to agree at the General Assembly. FIVA grapples with issues that affect the global community of classic vehicles lovers like for example stricter regulatory changes that threaten to take these vehicles off the public roads. As an example all classic vehicles have been banned from Greece’s roads by some ill considered legislation. Some new membership applications were discussed and voted on. Nepal and Bosnia Herzegovina  are now members. Most importantly for Gibraltar the AGM voted unanimously to hold their 2018 General Assembly in Gibraltar next November. This is an honour for Gibraltar. It became a full member just a short three years ago. The holding of the General Assembly in Gibraltar means that 300 plus country representatives with their spouses will be able to sample our warm hospitality. That’s three hundred people swarming through Gibraltar’s shops and tourist attractions for several days.
 
At the General Assembly GCVA President, Howard Danino was elected unopposed as Director for Membership and Internal Affairs for the next three years.
Gibraltar’s representatives were taken to visit and have dinner at the largest building in the world,  ex-President Ceaucescu’s palace and now the home of the upper and lower houses of the Romanian Parliament. The delegates were the guests of the President of the Romanian Senate. Interestingly Nicolae Ceaucescu never saw the completion of his pharaonic project. He was tried and summarily shot during the 1989 uprising that saw the end of his despotic and inhumane Communist regime.
 
To the surprise of most of the delegates we discovered the Tiriac Collection, the most stunning collection of classic and high performance cars anywhere in the world. Mr. Ion Tiriac is apparently Romania’s richest person and he is also an avid petrolhead. It is impossible to describe the size and quality of the collection and the photos that accompany this article do it no justice. If you ever find yourself in Bucharest a visit to the collection has to be on the mandatory list.
 
The Gibraltar Classic Vehicle Association now faces the daunting task of mounting a memorable  General Assembly for 2018. This will require the support of the government and the business community. I am sure next year the delegates will leave with a good impression of Gibraltar. Gibraltar may be a small country but it has a big heart.
 
As far as Dracula is concerned Gibraltar’s delegates were taken to visit Bran Castle a forbidding fortress built by Vlad the Impaler who inspired the author of the Count Dracula novels. They’ve slept soundly since in the knowledge that he was a fictional character!

Morocco Trip October 2017

Dear Members and Friends,

We are in the process of planning another trip into Morocco beginning of October. We are at the moment at the very beginning of the planning stage and do not have costs etc but simply an outline plan. We are putting it out just to see how many would be interested in coming.

Trip would be for 7 days probably leaving from Tarifa to Tangiers. Places to visit would be :

We will see the city of Ifran, Then the desert, from there to the City of Ouarzazat often called The Hollywood of Africa. From there to Marakesh, then to Rabat and back to Tangiers or Tetouan/Ceuta.

If you or your members are interested in participating please let me know and I will put you down in the list and keep you updated. No commitment until we have all the information.

We will be open on age of vehicles but priority will be given to Classic Vehicles with a restriction on new vehicles.

*** UPDATE *** FULL PROGRAMME DETAILS CLICK HERE ***

MOROCCO OCTOBER 2017

International Rally 2018 Dates for your diary – 19th / 20th May 2018

Rally 2018

Gibraltar International Classic Vehicle Rally this Saturday 20th May

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This Saturday 20th May sees the 16th International Gibraltar Classic Vehicle Rally at Casemates Square.

Once again around 100 cars will congregate as from early morning and will be on display to the public until 1300hrs when they will parade up the Mainstreet for a drive round the Rock with a pause for a tour and refreshments at the University of Gibraltar. The cars will return to Casemates after that.

Tell your friends and family – anyone wanting to enter a car – forms are on this website somewhere….