The recent VHVC Open Day was a great event for classic car enthusiasts. More than 300 cars from all over the Island and further afield arrived at Arreton Barns last Sunday 24th of June. The owners were joied by hundreds of fellow enthusiasts on the day. We were delighted to see many familiar faces and cars that we worked on over the past few months.
Wight Classics was very pleased to support the Vectis Historic Vehicle Club on the day by sponsoring the winner’s rosettes. Great to see the classic car scene so well supported and in such rude health on the Isle of Wight.
Well done to everyone at the VHVC as well as all of the other clubs who collaborated and helped. It all made the day a real success. Finally thank you to everyone who came over to the Wight Classics garage, which is based at Arreton Barns, it was lovely to see you all.
About the Vectis Historic Vehicle Club (VHVC)
The VHVC started life as the Isle of Wight Veteran Machinery Club in 197. In 1980 it’s name was changed to Vectis Historic Vehicle Club to better reflect the general interests of its members.
It has over 170 members and they own a wide variety of vehicle makes, including Armstrong Siddeley, Aston Martin, Austin, Bentley, Bristol, Cadillac, Chrysler, Daimler, Fiat, Ford, Hillman, Jaguar, Lea Francis, MG, Morris, Renault, Riley, Rolls Royce, Talbot, Triumph, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, and Wolseley, dating from1914 to the 1980’s.
The VHVC organises a wide variety of events throughout the year including Sunday Tea Runs, a round the island run and other Trophy runs. There are also static displays at the I.W County Show, Garlic Festival, Bembridge Festival and other village and school fetes. In December we hold a Christmas Charity Collection in Newport, with our cars on display in St. Thomas’s square on behalf of the IOW Mountbatten Hospice. Every year the club also hosts an Open day at Arreton Barns.