Magazine (Classix)

Classix is the C&H’s monthly magazine issued free to all club members. It contains among other things news of forthcoming events, reports and photos of recently held events, club calendar, for sale/wanted ads etc.

 

Below you will find an article from a recent edition to give a flavour of the kind of things we get up to.

From December 2019 Classix

The Classic Vehicle Restoration Show

Marie Wilkinson             

I FELT I must write a few words about the Shepton Mallet Restoration Show.

As you may know, Geoff & I had an autojumble stall opposite the C&H Club stand.  Roger Dollins & Annette Chant kindly agreed to man the stand and I arranged for Pete Butler to bring his gorgeous 1958 Hillman Minx Convertible and Construcham caravan, known respectively as Milly & Tilly. They looked stunning with the car hood down and the matching caravan awning up.

Over the whole weekend the stand was buzzing with visitors. Pete and his sister Mary were stylishly dressed, the caravan had many of Mary’s handicrafts inside and the laid-back, generous Pete, who let anyone and everyone go inside the caravan and read his story about the rebuild, really made the stand.

The car won a prize of Highly Commended and got a rosette. When the presentations took place at 3:00 pm, Annette and I went to watch and were amazed to be presented with a glass trophy for Best Dressed Club Stand, which we decided Pete should keep as it was due to his and Mary’s outfits and efforts on the stand.

After this surprise, we all waited to see who won best Club Stand: it was judged by all to be the Club’s! When “Classic & Historic” was announced we just stood there thinking we had mis-heard! They announced it again and we were presented with another trophy, plus £200. I was really shocked and overwhelmed to get two prizes. It was agreed that £100 should go to Mcmillan Cancer Support – Pete’s charity.

Many thanks to Pete for his car and caravan display, which made the car show one of the most enjoyable.  Also, thanks to Anette for her company and for working so hard making tea for us and all our visitors.

This show will be a hard one to follow! See you at the next one.

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