PERIOD AND CLASSIC
A very big welcome to new members of our club. We all hope you have a great time with us and fully join in with all the events and outings we have, which will make your caravanning even more enjoyable.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO SEND AN A5 ADDRESSED ENVELOPE LARGE LETTER STAMEPED WITH YOUR MEMBERSHIP FORM
Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show
31 March - 2 April 2017, The NEC, Birmingham
Come along & visit the Period & Classic Caravan Club on stand 7-720
Call 0844 858 6758 or book
For our Members, there is an exclusive advance ticket offer giving £££ off the Sat/Sun door price - see the Exclusive Club Weekend Ticket Discount advert in the next issue of your Club Magazine for details and discount codes.
Book before midnight on Thursday 30th March and you will be entered into the free prize draw to win the first ride in Practical Classics Editor Danny Hopkins' freshly restored Jensen! Calls cost 13ppm plus standard network charges. All bookings are subject to a single transaction fee of £1.50.
In October 1982 a few vintage caravan enthusiasts gathered together in the front room of a house, and while partaking in afternoon tea, so enthusiastic and full of high spirits they got down to the basics of forming a Classic Caravan Club. Several people had talked about forming a Vintage/Classic Caravan Club for some years. Some of the questions being discussed were: What will the name of the Club be? What will the annual fee be? What rallies will be held? And how many Committee Members are needed? These were points raised by everyone attending. The meeting took about 4½ hours.
A few years prior to that meeting, a man called John Ellis, was attending Steam Rallies up and down the country, and owned Winchester caravans and a brass business. It was through conversations with him that gave several people inspiration to go ahead and do something positive , starting a club catering for, vintage vans and 50s/60s vans,
It was sad that John Ellis’ untimely death happened back in the
1980s – John was responsible for designing the Club’s brass car
badge taken from his 1950s Winchester. This design went on to
become the Club logo.
Over the last thirty years the Club has seen many people come and go and many friends have been made. Today we have a strong, thriving Period & Classic Caravan Club, due to the keenness, willingness and dedication of the Club members. This continues to make the Period & Classic Caravan Club a success.