About the Club
The aims of the club are to provide a meeting place at shows for like-minded souls who want to talk cars, socialise and have a few drinks (alcoholic or otherwise) in a pleasant atmosphere. We try to provide tea, coffee, etc, and somewhere to shelter if it rains - which it frequently does!
If you now own an Italian Replica and would like to join the club, please give us a ring or e-mail us to arrange to bring your Italian Replica to a show. You must attend at least one show a year, or you will not be included in the following year''s club listing. You can re-join at any time by bringing your Italian Replica to a show. This enables us to keep an active membership. There is now a £4 club fee. We have newsletters at most shows.
Current members please note that you should have received a membership renewal form and list of provisional shows for 2015. Please return your form by post or e-mail by 21st January if you want to continue your membership for 2015 and want to continue receiving e-mails. If you have not received a form, please contact us now.
If you need help or just want to talk, we will try to put you in touch with someone who can help - or just come and join us at a show for coffee and a chat. If you want info in writing, please e-mail us, or write enclosing a stamped addressed envelope. Please give us time to respond.
Members cars include replicas of: Ferrari Dino, 308 GTB/S, F355, F360, F430, Ferrari 250 GTO, Daytona Coupe/Spyder, F40, P4, Testarossa, Lancia Stratos, Lamborghini Countach, Diablo, Murcielago etc.
At the beginning of the 2014 show season we have 54 members cars.
Latest arrangements for each show will be posted at the bottom of the events page. Please note that for many of the shows we have limited spaces and now have to send in a list of entrants quite early, so please try to book for the show as early as possible when necessary.
Roy & Glynis.
We have been informed of the sad loss of one of our members Gary Biddiss, who has been fighting an illness for some years now. All that met him will know what a really nice guy he was. All our love and condolences go out to his family.
UPDATES PLEASE READ
The DVLA have now given dates for local office closures for late next year please click on links for info.
If you have not had your repanelled car checked and description updated, this is your warning - if they shut the local offices you may have to take it to an IVA testing station.
More cost and more questions
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
Attention! Important - Please Read
Please look at the www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/vehicles.aspx website in section Motoring/ Registering a rebuilt vehicle, kit car and kit conversion - section kit conversions.
This has changed to include body kit conversions, and affects all body kit conversions finished or future builds, on unaltered chassis or monocoque bodyshells, if the general appearance of the vehicle has changed. For example F355,F40,F360,F430,Dino on Toyota MR2 or Ford Cougar - 250 GTO on Porsche or Datson - 308,F40,Testarossa on Pontiac Fiero - Dino, 250LM on VW Beetle
I have a received a reply to a number of questions I asked the DVLA in an email, which I can forward it to anyone who requests it. In short it says:
1. If the body kit fitted alters the general appearance, and the monocoque bodyshell or chassis has not been cut into, then the V5 should be sent to the DVLA with a covering letter detailing the changes , pictures of the finished car, and of the build if you have built it , and copies of any receipts you have. They will then amend the V5 under model to reflect the altered appearance, but not the Manufacturer.
2. If the monocoque bodyshell or chassis has been cut then it will have to have an IVA to register the vehicle.
3. All local DVLA offices are closing in the near future and I am informed that any inspections of vehicles to determine if IVA is required , will be done at a MOT testing staion.
The DVLA has not indicated what the price for this might be.
Before ringing the DVLA please give me a ring 01924 273619 for more info