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Great article from DriveTribes on the AoHE by Fiona Easterby

Great article from DriveTribes on the AoHE by Fiona Easterby

https://drivetribe.com/p/is-classic-engineering-a-dying-OO_E_nGoSw6fq6G2MsIv8Q?fbclid=IwAR3A9_PHSSpqSAX2vPOqRsCf0M008pcpMk-4hkVG8m1CKWUj_xxzx4q_Bb0&iid=ZBlVZ38kRYisLIIJzmYbogHere is the link  

Heritage Engineering legends Edd China & Danny Hopkins become AoHE HVP’s !

Heritage Engineering legends Edd China & Danny Hopkins become AoHE HVP’s !

I would like to think it is a mark of how far the AoHE has come and what we have achieved in the last 20 months that is bringing heritage engineering together. There is a real movement to help protect HE and make it the…

Fantastic news for AoHE as Lady Judy McAlpine and Dr Robert Pleming become our latest HVP’s

Fantastic news for AoHE as Lady Judy McAlpine and Dr Robert Pleming become our latest HVP’s

Well it’s been quite a week for the AoHE.  John Pitchford, Janice Richardson and I were invited down to Brooklands Museum for the Transport Trust awards, the awards presented by HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

One of HVP’s , Allan Winn was presented with the coveted ‘Preservationist of the year’ for his amazing work over decades and the ‘aircraft factory’ project at Brooklands.

Two new HVP’s have joined us.

The first is Lady Judy McAlpine. Lady J is determined to carry on her late husband Lord Bill McAlpine’s amazing heritage legacy and gives the AoHE a great insight into both steam and traditional boat-building in particular. Lady J is passionate about get skills saved and shared, especially the inclusivity of younger people. We intend to work together to promote and push the heritage engineering agenda forward.

 

The second is a legend in heritage aviation. I am the son of V-Bomber crew and spent my early years on V-Bomber bases in the east of England. Robert Pleming is amongst many other things, the CE of the ‘Vulcan to Sky Trust’.

Peter’s experience across aviation is staggering and with his help and enthusiasm I sincerely hope we can get heritage aviation, along with all other sectors of Heritage Engineering recognised as the National Treasure it is.

The VTST is currently restoring another iconic British military aircraft, the General Electric Canberra

 

 

Brooklands Museum supports AoHE by allowing us to display the fabulous Napier Railton outside the Heritage Skills Academy at the Bicester Heritage Super Scramble

Brooklands Museum supports AoHE by allowing us to display the fabulous Napier Railton outside the Heritage Skills Academy at the Bicester Heritage Super Scramble

We are immensely proud that AoHE Member Brooklands Museum and our HVP Allan Winn will be attending the Bicester Heritage Super Scramble. It will be on Display outside outside another of our members The Heritage Skills Academy. We also have two cars from HVP Janes…

The AoHE launches the ‘Summers End Frolics’ An end of season Excuse to get your vehicle out

The AoHE launches the ‘Summers End Frolics’ An end of season Excuse to get your vehicle out

The AoHE have today launched with the fantastic support of Practical Classics Magazine The ‘Summer’s End Frolic’. With the great success of the FBHVC’s ‘Drive-it day’ it is aimed to close the season with an excuse to get your vehicles out there. Scheduled for the…

A visit to some amazing artisan engineers –  Lamb Engineering

A visit to some amazing artisan engineers – Lamb Engineering

The work this company produces is really rather special, I spent the morning looking at some of their amazing builds. They will be lending the AoHE a rather special motorbike for the NEC classic show and their amazing Miller tribute for the NEC resto show in March .

A great final Scramble! at the Heritage Skills Academy 2019

A great final Scramble! at the Heritage Skills Academy 2019

Ex-Jack Brabham E-type kindly provided by our friends at Woodham Mortimer Belinda’s superb GTD 40 Some gems from Classic Performance Engineering Kingsbury speed shop – the Bentleys Boys

Stunning 2019 Goodwood Revival

Stunning 2019 Goodwood Revival

With near perfect weather the 2019 Goodwood revival meeting will be considered one of the classics. The AoHE were guests of one of the countries leading classic engineering companies, Woodham-Mortimer who had a number of cars running in the meet. A very special thank you…

AoHE launches Heritage Engineering hub YouTube channel for any HE organisation to post video

AoHE launches Heritage Engineering hub YouTube channel for any HE organisation to post video

Many heritage engineering organisation have neither the time or inclination to post video footage on YouTube but there must be thousands of hours of amazing video content out there which has the potential to reach a young audience that consumes its media in a very different way to 20 years ago.

If you have video footage you think would be of interest please get in touch at : associationofheritageengineers@gmail.com

Can you add a brief description of who and what. All video will be credited to the contributors.

 

The Association of Heritage Engineers welcome’s Dr Ödül Bozkurt as Research Consultant

The Association of Heritage Engineers welcome’s Dr Ödül Bozkurt as Research Consultant

Ödül Bozkurt is Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex Business School where she is also the Director of the Future of Work Research Centre and the Director of International Affairs. She is a sociologist of work and obtained her PhD at the University of…

CarFest South at Laverstoke Park

CarFest South at Laverstoke Park

It was a beautiful weekend for Carfest South 2019, you may know I am a long time member of the Sporting Bears charity and use my classic cars to help get people into them and promote the heritage engineering cause. This year I took out…