We have been exceptionally fortunate to have some amazing contact with clubs and associations from the outset of the AoHE project. As the membership increases we will put together a searchable database, until then all will be displayed on this page with a biography and contact details. We are so much stronger as a united voice.
The Association of British VW Clubs (ABVWC) is a national organisation, which was created in 1987 to serve independent owners clubs that cater for all air & water-cooled Volkswagen models. The Association also welcomes clubs of all associated marques – Audi and Porsche, Seat and Skoda, NSU and DKW – with each Owners club retaining its own individuality, traditions and methods.
Brooklands Museum celebrates our amazing history of innovation in aviation and motor sport. We keep alive the struggles and achievements of the men and women of Brooklands, who accomplished things that had never been done before in their fields, through their inventiveness, expertise and sense of adventure. We ensure this remains relevant to today by encouraging people to think about and develop the qualities and skills they need to shape their future and meet the modern equivalents of the challenges overcome by people at Brooklands in the past.
Our mission is ‘to preserve and interpret the heritage of Brooklands, to use that heritage to inspire and educate and to provide a world-class visitor attraction accessible to all.’
Vintage and historic cars evoke enthusiasm and spark a passion; since 1934 the Vintage Sports-Car Club has provided an arena for people to enjoy pre-war cars competitively and socially. Active in every aspect of motoring and motorsport for pre-war cars, the VSCC is one of the largest and best regarded motoring clubs in the world.
With such a diverse range of motoring disciplines on offer there is plenty of scope to become involved, whether as a car owner, marshal, competitor or enthusiast. All are welcome to enjoy the VSCC and its many activities, so why not join this great movement and take advantage of over 85 years of history and tradition?
Members enjoy discounted tickets to Club motorsport events, favourable rates with motoring service companies including auction houses, insurers, breakdown services and motor manufacturers.
At the Club’s HQ in Oxfordshire a wealth of motoring history, built around an extensive reference library of books and periodicals, photos and films is available to Members.
What’s more, you don’t have to own a pre-war car to be a member. Enthusiasm for their use is all you need.
Whether concours touring cars or eccentric, unique ‘specials’ are your fascination, the VSCC upholds the tradition of this golden era of motoring for young and old at an affordable price.
VSCC Membership still costs less than a full tank of fuel…………..for miles more enjoyment!
The Bugatti Trust is an independent Charitable Trust whose objectives are to preserve and make available for study the works of Ettore Bugatti..
The Bugatti Trust was formed in 1987 by the late Hugh Conway supported by a small group of Bugatti enthusiasts.
Hugh Conway was an acknowledged expert on Bugatti history and well known internationally through his books, other writings and personal contacts. His remarkable collection of period photographs, technical drawings, letters and articles form the basis of the Bugatti Trust archive which we continue to expand and develop.
Access to our archive was significantly enhanced in 1990 through the opening of our Prescott Visitor Centre by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. Since then we have been able to put on display many examples of Ettore Bugatti’s work.
Our aim is to promote the works of Ettore Bugatti and to raise awareness of the importance of aesthetics and integrated design in engineering by his example.
The Heritage Skills Academy brings together experts from across the Restoration Industry who are committed to teaching the skills required to preserve and restore our Pre-war, Post-war engineering heritage. It is our intention to offer ‘Heritage Engineering Apprenticeships’ across a range of sectors include veteran, vintage and classic; agricultural engineering, aviation, bus and coach, commercial vehicle, marine, military vehicle, motor cycle, motor vehicle and steam.
All training is delivered from the Centre of Historic Motoring, Bicester Heritage.
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The Heritage Alliance unites over 130 independent heritage organisations in England as a powerful, effective and independent advocate for heritage.
As England’s biggest coalition of heritage interests we bring together independent heritage organisations from the National Trust, English Heritage, Canal & River Trust and Historic Houses Association, to more specialist bodies representing visitors, owners, volunteers, professional practitioners, funders and educationalists. Our members’ 6.3 million volunteers, trustees, members and staff demonstrate the strength and commitment of the independent heritage movement