ISSUE 10, July 2004
John Pine: A sociable craftsman
Jumping for Joy: Skydiving for charity
Quarterly Communication: Speeches of: the Grand Master, the Pro Grand Master and, Report of the Board of General Purposes
Supreme Grand Chapter: Address of the First Grand Principal and Report of the Committee of General Purposes
Royal Arch: Cheshire gives a lead
  Walking with the greats: Bath Masonic Hall
Motoring in style: Classic Vehicle Club
Masonic education: A daily advancement and Events for your diary
Travel: Portugal
Library & Museum of Freemasonry
International: A warm welcome in Malta
Masonic ritual: Spoilt for choice
Public relations: Sheffield; Dorset; Chelsea Flower Show; Freemasons' Hall
Letters, Book reviews, Gardening

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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 Bedford ambulance.

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)