Hello to you all.
A warm summer has been a welcome thing for being able to attend events without getting wet, though sometimes it seemed too hot! The Essex HMVA's members have been attending plenty of them too, including Maldon Car Show, Car Fest at Barleylands, Stow Maires and The Purleigh Country Show. We had a lot of interest and attention from the public and this makes it so worthwhile. It was good to catch up with so many members, as well as some new ones that I had the pleasure to meet, especially at the Purleigh event. Ian Storey's AEC Militant was a welcome surprise as an attendee, as well as Paul Adams' superbly restored Scorpion.
Essex HMVA Website
Hopefully, you've noticed that we have an all-new website, Russell and David continue to be busy in the background and would really appreciate you taking a minute or so to send them pictures of your vehicles and/or collections - if you would like to appear here, please contact them at: Essex HMVA website editors. This is a chance to let others see about your passion, and I would encourage everyone to do so.
Olive Drab Magazine
We are several issues into our quarterly magazine and the feedback from our members has been very good. We have a range of articles and as one of our members said: "its not just full of green things". Thanks to all those who have submitted articles so far and also to those who plan to do so. For non-members, you can have a glimpse of what you're missing at: www.olivedrab.co.uk
A general note to vehicle owners, I often get requests for vehicles to take part in film work. When I am asked if we, can supply vehicles it's usually at short notice. So, if I do approach you with regards to film work I would appreciate a speedy answer in order that we can either supply a vehicle or I can ask someone else. Doing film work can be a great experience and you never know who you are going to meet!
(This also goes for other requests we often get for vehicles for weddings, school leaving days, 40's parties and even funerals.)
To those people who request a vehicle for these types of activity, can I ask you to bear with us and we will do our best to fulfil your request if we can. However, please consider this is our hobby and the vehicles are the owners pride and joy, valuable, not cheap to run and if you want something like a tank it's expensive!
Currently the Barn is full, however there may be some movement soon, so if you have an interest in storing your vehicle there, please let us know.