The main purpose of the club will be for Freemasons to
share their interest in classic vehicles, and club membership
will offer the following benefits:|
—A Masonic Classic Vehicle Club stand at major classic car shows, thus expanding Freemasonry in the Community ideals.
—Discounted Classic Vehicle insurance via Footman James & Co. A Club scheme is already in operation.
—A database of owners for each Province to use (subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act) in producing displays at Provincial Festivals.
—Discounted tickets to major classic vehicle events.
—The opportunity to take part in the annual Masonic Classic Car Run – sponsored by Central Regalia, the Hinckley-based manufacturer and retailer of Masonic regalia.
—A club web-site, including a discussion group.
—Potential Masonic Classic Vehicle Club tours to Europe to meet with brethren there and attend Continental Lodge meetings en masse.
—Quarterly news sheets.
—The availability of club merchandise – currently being designed – through Central Regalia.
Motor manufacturer dedicated Masonic Test Days are
to be investigated.
All members of the Masonic Classic Vehicle Club will
automatically receive a Central Regalia Ltd discount card
which will offer 10% discount off the retail price of all their
catalogue items (not applicable to promotional items).
Initial reactions to the Club formation have been excellent
and many brethren have become members, and the variety
of historic and classic machinery is already quite extensive.
These range from 1903 to 1998 and encompassing
Armstrong Siddeley, Austin, Bedford, Bentley, Jaguar,
MG, Rolls Royce, Rover, Sunbeam Talbot, Triumph
and Vincent, including a 1950 Bedford coach and a 1960s
John Cole is secretary of the
Masonic Classic Vehicle Club
To join the Masonic Classic Vehicle Club as a full member, send a cheque
for £50, made payable to The Masonic Classic Vehicle Club, and return to:
John Cole, Secretary, Masonic Classic Vehicle Club, Retrocar, PO Box 239,
Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset BS24 9YF, T: 01934 811116
Magnificent 1931 Rolls Royce Doctor’s Coupé owned
by Geoff Barlow of Trentham, Staffs.
Entertainment for the arrivals.
Smallest car followed by largest. 1932 Austin Seven
Ulster owned and driven by Roger Gourd of Coulsdon
in Surrey. Car following is magnificent maroon 1965
Rolls Royce Phantom V owned by Joe Springthorpe of
Alcester in Warwickshire.
All photographs: Nigel Belcher (Post Studios)