Editorial Issue 95

Apologies for this issue being out a tad late. In this issue I have added a contents page for those of you who need easier reference and to save me listing the contributors each time. But we still have a packed issue and my thanks to all those who have sent in articles.

Now some of you, in fact most of you, will be aware that the Guild was formed 25 years ago on 1 October 1993 and I have included a few pages from the first issue of News & Views as a trip down memory lane. Many thanks to Mick Bentley and Paul Wansbrough for both sending me copies of issue No 1.

The start up of the club was, as I understand, a bit traumatic and a lot of effort went in to it as mentioned by Terry Head in his Presidents Welcome article. The club quickly gained members and this has been maintained over the years. The efforts by the original committee meant that the club quickly became well respected within the classic car scene. This foundation helped the club in the early years and is the certainly one of the main reasons we are still going strong 25 years later. We on the current committee and the membership are very thankful for their efforts.

In the next issue I will be including some more from issue No1 but donít be expecting lots of photos, there were only two, and one of those was of the first editor Andy Shaw. So I am looking for those members who were in at the start to send me info and photos they have of shows they attended in that first year show season - 1994.

You can also see that the Magazine format has changed a bit over the years due to improvements with computer technology and the use of digital cameras but the essential need for your articles & show reports has not changed. We still need your show reports, Cars the Star articles, Meet the fleet articles and technical tips and please and donít forget those pictures. You can contact me at the Guild email address shown on page 2 of the Mag.

Now a reminder to all the area co-ordinators that the next Mag will include the diary dates section. So to help me put that together please can you send me your list of show dates in your area where the Guild is attending

Magazine deadline

The next magazine is awaiting articles from you. So if you have any show reports or you fancy writing or a Cars the Star article or a Meet the fleet article or technical tips please send them in to me. Remember we need your stuff and donít forget the pictures. You can contact me at the Guild email address shown on page 2 of the Mag.

The next issue of News & Views (No 96) will be going to press on 1 April, so if you want to get your article in the Mag please send it to me by 25 March.

Thatís all from me for this issue and I trust you all had a great Christmas and Keep Your Granny Alive !


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