Please Remember to Enter the Photographic Competition (See Below)



We now have club windscreen stickers for members. The first one will be free of charge, and for those with a fleet, additional stickers are available from Malcolm Selley for £1.00 each.  Please see Malcolm for your stickers, or look out for yours in the next Dragon Wheel!



 Keeping up with the Hydes 

Sharp eyed readers may have noticed that the events page has taken on a new lease of life.
 After due (and possibly somewhat underestimated) consideration of the magnitude of the task, our Events Coordinator, Dave Hyde has (at last) taken up the gauntlet and offered to manage this aspect of the SWCCC website.
The handover/master-class meeting at Dave & Kim’s cottage in Penygarn, Pontypool was a very convivial affair with a very warm welcome by Radley and finished with a tasty meal provided by Kim.
 
However, there were a few IT obstacles, which, with a bit of perseverance and lateral thinking were overcome. Google’s world domination has been suffered a critical blow, being found wanting and outsmarted by Firefox on this occasion.
 
The formatting used on the original events page was found to be restrictive when applied to the website, so Dave has opted to go for a ‘free-text’ set-up, which will allow for more flexible editing and updates. However it will take a while to finalise the content and layout, so please be patient.
Coordination of club attended events has proved somewhat testing, and as this role moves up a gear with Dave at the wheel and Kim reading the pace notes, members are encouraged to channel suggestions and queries for events through the dynamic double act.
2016 will go down in Club annals as being significant for making progress and bedding in changes, so let’s all help to make one giant step for Mr Hyde into a small but significant step for the Club!
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"Welcome to the website of the South Wales Classic Car Club.  The Club was formed by a small group of enthusiasts back in 1983 and has continued to go from strength to strength.  Today it has a membership of around 100 classic car enthusiasts mainly from South Wales but with some coming from as far away as Bristol to the east of the region and Carmarthenshire in West Wales.

A huge part of the Club’s success is because it is a great place to meet fellow enthusiasts and make new friends.  All you need is an interest in classic cars – you don’t even need to own one to be a member!  The type of classics owned by South Wales Classic Car Club members range from vintage Rolls-Royces and sleek Jaguars to the humble BMC  family saloons from our younger day.  But, regardless of the vehicle(s) owned or aspired to, everyone is welcome.

Our annual show, the South Wales Classic Car Show, is run entirely by volunteers from the Club and the money raised enables donations to be made to various charities serving the South Wales area.  Follow the links for more details of the South Wales Classic Car Show and the charities we have been able to support."

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Welsh Speakers Sought:

 
"I’m a researcher for the Geraint Lloyd programme on BBC Radio Cymru, and one of our regular slots is a weekly motoring slot. I was wondering whether any of your members are Welsh speakers who would be interested in coming on the programme to discuss their interest in cars and what they get out of being a member of the club.
If you would be able to pass this on to any relevant parties I would be very grateful. You’re welcome to get in touch either through e-mail or on the phone number above.
 
Elen Ifan
Ymchwilydd / Researcher
BBC Radio Cymru Bangor
01248 374740
 
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 2016 Photographic Competition:

Subject - The most interesting vehicle

Rules - Images must be from 2016
          - Of any motorised vehicle
          - Free to enter for club members and family
          - One image per person to be e-mailed to Mark Daniel
          - Closing date Sunday 13 November 2016
             - Winning Presentation made at December Club Night
          - Judge is Paul Shackson, PR Consultant
             
  







Here's plenty of notice for the 2016 Christmas Dinner Dance at the Manor House Hotel, Sully Road, Penarth, CF64 2TQ. (Tel 02920 709 309). Those who attended last year will no doubt remember the wonderful evening and will surely want to confirm a booking for this year to Kim Hyde as soon as possible. These are the details:



Alan Jones makes a surprise presentation to Ian Nisbet
Date: 10 December
Cost: £27 per head
Deposit: £5 per head required by 30 September
Balance: Due by 30 November

The venue has accommodation available at £75 for a couple for the night and £49.50 if you require a single room. The cost includes bed & breakfast, and bookings should be made direct with the hotel.

Flowers for Kim presented by the Chairman
Kim can be contacted at: kimhyde52@gmail.com