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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…

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 British national treasure it should be.

Many will know Edd China from his time on ‘Wheeler Dealers’ but Edd also happens too have a degree in engineering product design from London South Bank University. It was while at university, Edd created the Casual Lofa sofa.

Following the success of his creation of the Casual Lofa, Edd’s first job in television was as a special effects technician for Father Ted in 1994.

Many projects in-sued and in 2003 Edd started at ‘Wheeler Dealers’ until 2017.

He holds a number of world records and as anyone who has ever met him will testify he is a thoroughly nice chap.

Edd is keen to push future technologies and integration . He is involved with a number of EV projects and has a few of his own.

Thanks so much too Edd for getting involved.

 

Well what can be said about Danny Hopkins ? Loads actually. All who read Practical Classics or attend the NEC shows will know how passionate Danny is about his subject. I first meet Danny at the wonderful ‘Festival of the Exceptional’ held that year at Stowe School and organised by Hagerty UK.

 

 

You can sense how knowledgable the man is, mostly reserved but above all an advocate of the true enthusiast.

He has been editor of Practical Classics for 9 years, having worked on the magazine since 2000. He was also editor of Steam Railway magazine for a little over 3 years. His passion for heritage engineering runs deep and his determination to support the movement and its participants are out there for all to see.

Thanks to Danny for his support and his passion to protect our hobbies.

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…

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 22nd of September, we will compile the events and venues as they are made know to us.

We hope it will be a rallying cry for vehicle clubs and heritage engineering venues who use the opportunity to encourage runs and gathering to the benefit of all involved with heritage engineering.

Please do let us know what you are doing and where, please also consider joining the AoHE , allowing us to create move events and support heritage engineering, which in moving forward will need to be able to help determine rather than just follow government policy.

We especially ask that you get young people involved in these events, at venues and as passengers or drivers, they are the future and without them our hobby is unsustainable.

The first stand fo the AoHE at the NEC Restoration Show 2019

The first stand fo the AoHE at the NEC Restoration Show 2019

Our guest really doors on Friday morning – Lady Just mcAlpine A huge thank you to the Practical classics NEC Restoration show and Andrea Seed for letting us have a stand in such an amazing position. Thanks also to James Davis for bringing his amazing…

Retro EV join as our first EV member company.

Retro EV join as our first EV member company.

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A list of UK car clubs – by GB Classics

A list of UK car clubs – by GB Classics

UK Car club list – by GB Classics

Steam Heritage – Museums and Attractions

Steam Heritage – Museums and Attractions

A list of Steam Heritage attractions and museums