Chairmans Chat - Magazine Issue 83

Hello to all member's old and new. Well here we are at the end of the season already and there have been many new show's that have been discovered this year by the Guild member's. Some of the regular show's are getting a bit tired and expensive and Iím sure those show organizerís are forgetting that if it wasnít for us classic car owner's they wouldn't have a car show.

Read the 2015 AGM report, click here.

Its also starting to effect the auto jumble boy's as well, because their pitches are getting expensive which mean's the spare's are going up in price. I know it's been happening for year's but its more noticeable now. The big show's are starting to feel the effect of car club's turning their back's on them' and going for the less greedy show's. With pleasing result's and they are making us owner's feel welcome and appreciated - good on them.

The Guild has been well represented not just in the UK but in Europe as well this year with guild member's getting over to Switzerland, Germany, Holland & Belgium. Our adventurous member's did us proud - well done boy's.
Back in July we had our AGM meeting at Wicksteed Park in Kettering. Considering the bad weather we had it was still a great turn out and it goes to show how much of a hardcore car club we really are. A BIG thank you to everbody who support's the Guild in their own way. It really does matter and it effect's the mood of the Guild.

Itís been a great show season so please take time out to put together some show report's + some picture's for the Mag. It make's very interesting reading and encourages other member's to get along on to the Guild club stand's. Especially the newer member's amongst us. John Kempson is the Mag editor and always keen to fill up the Mag with those reports. So send him your write ups.

So to Club business . . .

Remember for all the following contacts see page 2 of the Mag, or click here.


MARTIN ECOTT runs our Website, he would like your pictures that you have taken at show's or of your own car so that he put them into our gallery section. For sale or wanted - just send your enquiry to him and he will do the rest for you.


As you may know we have a Facebook page that can be very interesting the amount of information that be found on there, if you want get onto it, get yourself accepted by CAMEL BOXALL or RICHARD GARRETT and the world is your oyster. Weíve been on Facebook for 3 year's and has been very successful in bringing people together sharing pictures and experience's, and visitor's at shows joining through Facebook the Guild, many new friendships have been made great stuff the Granada is more than a car its a magnet to the general public stirring many fond memories as we often hear .


The 2016 calendar has already been success and we are already on our first print re-run. Get your orders in quick they are going like hot cakes ! See the ad on page 6 of the Mag for details.


CAMEL BOXALLCAMEL BOXALL is our agreed value insurance officer and is recognized by most classic car insurer's. He is up to date with the current price's and their true agreed value. Many of you have taken the opportunity to have your Granada valued by him and been pleasantly surprised by his valuation so if you have not tried him out yet give him a call. Please note: the valuation is only valid during the time you are a member of the Guild.


JOHN KEMPSON is the Mag editor and would like your articles, write ups on any show's you went to over the last year - with piccyís please. And do not forget your car is the star feature. Every Granada has a story to tell so come on and tell us please & send some picture's as well, it make's a great read. If you have anything you want to advertise - all free to members.


RICHARD GARRETT is the your man if your looking for that part or info of who's got what, or if you want to get rid of any bits he maybe able to help you with people who buy spare's to stock them to sell on.


We still have Regalia but not have bought any new stock yet. The committee has still got to come up with some new ideaís and make sure we get it right as in price's and good value for money. I may have explained before that many regalia stockists only want big order's which can mean that we can have a lot of stock sitting around for a long time and thatís no good for the Guild.

Thatís it from me until the next Mag and many many thanks for your support this year.

Take care and safe driving.

Bryan Stone.