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Latest News from the committee

Cancelled – Drive it Day Sunday April 26th see attached press release from FBHVC at the bottom of this page, the Double LL Club will try and organise a drive it day later in the year if able to.

Other cancelled events.
Cancelled – Rogate Fete they hope to organise a celebration fete later in the year.
Cancelled – Netley Marsh rally
Cancelled – Community Day at Midhurst Rother College
Cancelled – Steam in the village
Cancelled – Club Rally Tilford
Postponed – Coach Trip to Hungerford in June postponed to probably September at least.
Cancelled – Coach Trip to Chatham Dockyard cancelled until 2021

Assume most events through the summer will be cancelled.
In the meantime stay safe.

Ian Blake
(Secretary Double ll Club)

Press release from FBHVC

23 March 2020
For immediate release 

Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs updated statement on Drive it Day 2020


The FBHVC is committed to following the latest UK Government advice on events and public gatherings pertinent to our member clubs and as such, the following statement replaces all previous correspondence regarding National Drive it Day during this fast-moving situation.
In response to the updated guidance and restrictions issued by UK Government, the Federation recommends that all activities that involve taking a historic vehicle out on the road specifically for the purposes of Drive it Day, now be abandoned.  All enthusiasts are now urged to stay at home on 26 April 2020 and not partake in any non-essential travel for Drive it Day and instead, get involved in a nationwide social media campaign to spread positivity around historic vehicles during this difficult time.
Currently, UK government are advising against all non-essential social contact. Our current general guidance to car clubs, that can be found on our website , encourages the cancellation or postponement of meets, events and gatherings of people. Additional advice has now placed restrictions on non-essential travel of any kind.
However, enthusiasts of historic vehicles are still encouraged to participate on 26 April 2020 in the mass sharing, via social media, of images and memories of themselves and their families out and about in their historic vehicles during a previous year’s Drive it Day.
Use your chosen social media platform to share images and stories of memorable trips with your historic vehicles or indeed, what you might be working on within the ‘self – isolation’ of your garage or shed.
The FBHVC are asking for all enthusiasts to share pictures using the hashtag #DriveitDayMemories.
Post your picture on to the FBHVC social media feeds or those of your member clubs. We will be monitoring those social feeds and public posts published with the #DriveitDayMemories hashtag will be gathered onto a special area within the FBHVC website galleries in the future.
As previously stated, with such a crowded event calendar, the possibility of achieving consensus for a revised Drive it Day date later in the year will be virtually impossible. Therefore, Drive it Day 2020 will not be re-scheduled for later this year, but will resume its normal format on 25 April 2021.
For the latest advice for car clubs, events and other news – keep up to date via the Federation news pages at .



Cancelled and Postponed Events

Hello everyone,

To keep you up to date with the cancelled or postponed events…
Cancelled – May 8th VE Day @ Middleton on Sea
Cancelled – May 8th- 10th Tractors & Engines @ John Marshalls yard
Cancelled – May 9th 10th  Bill Targett Steam Rally
Postponed – May 17th Fernhurst Revels postponed until September 20th no need to rebook if you have already booked.
Cancelled – May 23rd -25th Vintage Rally @ Kingsley Golf Course
Cancelled – Rogate Summer Fete 13th June
Cancelled – Dene Rally 27th 28th June

Message from the Chairman

Martin our chairman has asked me to forward the following message to you all.

Good morning All.
I think we all know what was coming , our speaker for the last meeting not wanting to come , we all need to look after ourselves and others , sorry not to talk to you all But we had to make a plan and quick. So I and the committee did I will contact our next few speakers , and Heyshott hall for the sing-a-long . I will tell then we will try to re-book them for the end of the year , or early next. If we have a short AGM ( maybe there will be no prize giving) we could have another speaker then!
I suspect nothing will go on before August.
Maybe we all could do little bits for the web site just to keep every one in touch.A few nice light pics would be nice.
Many thanks to you all.


The committee have decided to cancel all meetings including this Wednesday 15th March until further notice, because of the present situation with Coronavirus, we feel this is in the best interests of the membership.

I will keep you updated by emails as and when any other changes are made.
Please check emails on a regular basis and check website and Facebook pages.

I have also had an email from Colin Mansfiels today informing that the VE day at Middleton  8th May has been cancelled.

Ian Blake

Double LL Auto jumble this weekend

Hello Everyone,

Auto Jumble on Sunday 15th March.
Following Government announcements yesterday we are continuing to monitor the situation and take advice. At this moment in time the Auto Jumble is still planned to go ahead.


Ian Blake