Welcome to the Austin Healey Club Thames Valley Centre – a regional centre of the UK’s National Austin Healey Club. Not a member yet? Click here for membership details. Every month members receive a glossy 36 page magasine full of club activities, technical tips, cars & parts for sale etc. To download a sample copy, click here.
The UK Government has now finally decided to fall into line with our European counterparts and introduce E10 petrol as part of the global drive to reduce our carbon footprint. E10 petrol, as its name implies, contains 10% bioethanol derived from sugar crops and biowaste. In theory, this makes bioethanol carbon neutral and it is said that the introduction of E10 petrol can result in a 50 kilotons reduction of carbon a year – equivalent to taking 350,000 cars off our roads. But what does it mean for classic cars? Should we worry? Will it damage our cars? Well take a look at our 2 articles on the technical tab to learn more.
25th - 26th September - "Kop Hill Climb"
The Kop Hill Climb is in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. The climb originally took part between 1910 and 1925. The resurrected event is now in its 13th year. If you want to display your car on the Thames Valley stand, book your tickets by following this link. See details or contact Richard Kidson: Mob: 07770 920838.
The Club National Executive (“NEC”) at its regular bi-monthly meeting held on the 15th March 2020 discussed and resolved to issue strong advice to all members and Centres of the club to minimise the risk to our members whose demographic age profile (probably in excess of 50% of the club are over or approaching 70) falls substantially within the categories of person at most risk from contracting the virus .
Whilst the NEC do not wish to be overly prescriptive, the strong advice of the NEC, the Directors and Officers of the club, is to follow as closely as possible the Advice given by the Government experts in the field. For a full transcript of the notice to Centres please click here.
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