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We hope that you will find this page in which from time to time we will publish items of news which we consider to be important to the collector vehicle movement and also with details of events which are taking place in various parts of the Country useful. Please note that we cannot be responsible for any inaccuracy in the information given and you should always check with the organisers to see if the event is still taking place.

If you are organising an event and would like a Free Listing on this page then please forward full details to "" (do not include inverted commas).

January 2014

DVLA Cuts Red Tape

From December 16th 2013 motorists will no longer need to have their motor insurance certificates checked when getting their vehicle tax. The change was announced by Roads Minister Robert Goodwill as part of a number of measures to get rid of red tape. Another of the changes relates to Sorn declarations which have up to now has involved motorists to making an annual declaration. In future it will only be necessary to tell the DVLA once when they declare their vehicle is off the road.

A further measure which will take place from October 2014 is the scrapping of the Tax disc which has been displayed on vehicle windshields for in excess of 90 years. One ramification of this, however, is that if a vehicle is purchased privately and it may have two or three months unexpired tax, this will no longer transfer to the buyer, the purchaser will immediately have to apply for a road fund licence. Presumably the seller will get a refund from the DVLA on advising the car or whatever has been sold.

This could make selling a vehicle privately more difficult as the buyer will not get the benefit of the unexpired tax but have to fork out for a minimum of 6 months RFL in addition to paying for the vehicle..

May 2013

Budget News

Good news for all classic car enthausiasts in the latest budget. The MP for East Yorkshire, Greg Knight who drives a 1972 Jensen Interceptor and who is a member of the JOC has long campaigned for a change in the Excise Dudy Exemption which only applies to pre 1973 vehicles. The 25 year rolling exemption was removed by the last Labour government. Following representations to the Chancellor, he is now rolling this forward a year from April 2014. So if you own a 1973 car you will have a saving of £220 next year.

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List of Events for 2015

(Updated January 28 2015)

Jan 8 - 11th - The London Classic Car Show, Excel Centre, London. Details

Feb 22nd - Swansea Bus Museum Bus Running Day. Business Park, Langdon Rd, Port Tennant, Swansea, SA1 8QY. Tel: 07531 677776. details

April 3rd - Good Friday - Tamar Historic Transport Club Autojumble, Duchy College, Stoke Climsland, Nr.Callington, Cornwall. 9.30 a.m. to lunchtime. Details Brian Davey - Tel: 07774283121

April 19th - Penzance Vintage Bus Running Day organised by TV&GWOT, Ledge Farm, Forest Green Rd, Fifield, Maidenhead, Berks, SL6 2NR. e-mail

July 9th - Classics on the Green, Friston, Nr. Saxmundham, Suffolk. from 4 p.m. Free entry. Contact

July 19th - 37th HTC Coastal Safety Run and Rally - Bovey Tracey, Devon. Closing date for entries June 1st - no late entries accepted.

July 31st, August 1st & 2nd - Torbay Steam Fair organised by Torbay Steam Rally Association. Chuurston Ferrers, Brixham, South Devon. - Details

August 1st & 2nd - West Somerset Railway Steam Fayre & Rally, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton.Details

Buttlands Classic Car Storage

Descreet & Secure Indoor Space Available from October 2012

For Full Details & Booking Contact

Roger Carnell - Tel: 01803 812404 - Email

Professional Maintenance & Repair Facilities available on Site

Space is limited so discuss your requirements now to avoid disappointment

Sept 19th - Kingsbridge 7ft 6 in Vintage Bus Running Day 10 am to 4 p.m. Details

List of Events for 2014

(Updated January 31st 2014)

Feb 15 & 16th - Great Western Autojumble, Bath & West Showground Shepton Mallet, BA4 6QN. Details or phone 0117 907 1000.

Feb 23rd - Ardingly Autojumble - South of England Showground, Ardingly, Near Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6TL Opens at 10 a.m. Admission £3.00. Details tel: 0208 759 2711.

Feb 21st to 23rd - International Historic Motorsport Show at Stoneleigh Park CV8 2LG. Details e-mail, tel: 01775 768661. tickets on sale at

March 9th - Newbury Classic Vehicle Show & Autojumble, Newbury Racecourse, Newbury, Berks, RG14 7NZ. Information tel: 07785 777923 or e-mail

March 15th - Classic Commercial Show, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, WR13 6NW. Details Tel: 01775 712344.

April 6th -Bus & Coach 2014 - British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Kings Street, Leyland, Lancs. Details 01772 451011.

April 12th & 13th - Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC, Birmingham. Details e-mail

April 20th - Hatherleigh Autojumble, Hatherleigh Cattle Market, Hatherleigh. Nr.Okehampton, Devon. Details Tel:01363 82867.

May 3rd to 5th - Donington Historic Festival, Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2RP. Details Tel: 01728 684410. or


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