Club News   

NEW and EXCITING NEWS 28.06.2022  

Following on from a number of members comments about our current venue the committee have been searching for a more suitable club room. We have eventually found a very suitable, nicely carpeted and furnished private function room with it's own entrance and large car park that we are sure will be very satisfactory for our needs. There is the added facility of food cooked on the premises that we can enjoy if so desired.The new venue is the Jack and Jill Public house. Brighton Road, Clayton, Hassocks BN6 9PD.

Our 1st meeting at the new venue will be a bonnets up event. At our July meeting 7.30pm Tuesday 12th July. Please pass this information on to any members or supporters you meet in case they do not see the mail or social media.

If you would like to eat on the first occasion please let myself or one of the committee know. Food available from 6.30pm.

E10 fuel will be rolled out in UK from September 2021
As a general rule, most cars post-1986 can run on E10, whereas most cars that once ran on leaded fuel or are carburetted cannot. Many European vehicles, turbocharged, or performance vehicles require a minimum octane rating of 95 or 98 and should not be
refuled with E10
Will my car run on E10 fuel Ten popular cars which will be incompatible in  September  Expresscouk

These are the 10 models that will have the most registered E10-incompatible cars in 2020, according to the RAC Foundation (number of cars in brackets):

  • Volkswagen Golf (28,066)
  • MG MGB (20,890)
  • Mazda MX-5 (18,162)
  • Nissan Micra (15,785)
  • Morris Minor (12,796)
  • Rover 25 (9,879)
  • MG MGF (9,352)
  • Ford Escort (8,947)

Any of our members intending to attend Mark Tudge's Charity event at Wiston on July 25th. I have been asked to inform you that with regret it has unfortunately been cancelled for 2021.

Club news update March 2021. 

 The latest Covid information suggests we can resume Club meetings 2021 as the restrictions are due to be  lifted from the 19th July

Tony our Drive and Dine coordinator is going to organise a Drive and Dine and Sunday breakfast will also return ASAP please watch this space

There are a number of events listed on our coming events page. we will be adding to them as we get the invites in. and are there as a guidance and we suggest you book direct until we advise differently.


             Please go to Members Blog for new update  

                         from Martin Steele  

                            Happy New Year  2021.

We are sorry we cannot meet up in person and can only continue club nights on Zoom

Hope we are all keeping well and looking forward to a better 2021.     

Chailey Tractor Christmas Festival at the Bluebell Vineyard was very successful with a nice number of exhibits including Steam Vehicles, Tractors. Cars and many other attractions. The WCVC was well represented. (Thank you members) A little cold but enjoyable.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic we are having to continue with our Zoom meeting the invite for our January meeting is at the bottom of the left

Hello Fellow members we are now under even more Covid 19

We have returned to  Lockdown restrictions
 and it has therefore meant we have had to go back to Zoom meeting only .The Heaven Stable Tea Rooms are close again until the earliest 2nd December and on their return will accept bookings of individuals within the Covid 19 conditions and space tables  at Social distance spacing. 

Hope this find every one well. Time goes on and we are still missing our regular meetings due to these difficult times.
Our Next Monthly Zoom meeting is this Tuesday 11th August at 7.30 pm. Once again kindly hosted by the Ian Newman of the Jaguar Enthuiasts Club. The line will be open shortly before start time. The Topic is All members are invited to submit images of their pride and joys taken some where nice. (On top of a mountain, in a valley, on the coast, at a car show) at any time with a brief explanation. Entries Via email. Please. or our  addresses By lunchtime on the 11th please.

 Sorry there is not much happening therefore social media is more important than ever as a means of staying in touch.

Our Webmaster Phil Faben has been working hard to put together the new website. It is now down to the members to supply content for it. (Big thank you for your hard work Phil) Please submit anything you think warrants a mention on the site, please send it to Editorials, Things of interest, Images of past events or your Cars. Please view the site as often as you can to get it up Google ratings.

We are unable to organise club meetings. We do have our Zoom virtual club meeting on our club evenings. and look forward to when we can meet at our new club venue. If anyone has any ideas for content for the Zoom meetings would be appreciated. Our Breakfast venue is open for business and are very happy to accommodate our members. You do have to book in advance and individually direct with Heaven Tea Rooms. I have booked for 10 am Sunday 16th August 2020.

last month Ruth kept the barn for us to maintain social distancing. 

 You must book as individuals  01825 790888.

Please stay safe. Fred (Chair)

Our July Zoom meeting went well, constructed of 2 parts.

Firstly. We had a fun competition of spot the

vehicle from images of parts of the vehicle, and the answers given, followed with a brief description by the provider. A number of members suggested we repeat this item soon. Other suggestions were Photos of our past Drive and Dines. Photos of past events visited by members other than our local Burgess Hill ones. Photos from past events. Secondly. Was a short constructive debate on how to encourage new and especially younger members to join the club. How do we higher our profile.         Ideas from the attending members were Visit to our website to bring entry further up GOOGLE. Invite other to view website - A6 hand outs to put on window screen of parked classics when seen - Advertising on Media - Facebook- Local papers - Living magazine - mention it to members of other clubs when meeting up - Invite local related business to join in with adverts and support - talk to people about the club. It is an enthusiasts club not an owners club. Any other ideas please let a committee member know.It was also discussed as to when we will be able to get together as a group again. It was decided to wait a little longer for the government guideline to be more specific and continue with the Zoom meeting for August. The Club received a request from Edward House Care Home, Mill Road. Burgess Hill. To provide 3 cars for their 50/60 themed entertainment on Friday 17th July for the residents by the staff. Three members kindly stepped up. Les Steegles. Mick Pepper. and Nick Willmore. Many Thanks to them.
Regards. Fred (Chair)

We have recently heard that our home Pub the WOOLPACK INN is opening on the 27th July. However I recommend that the club still respects the government guide lines and do not assemble as a group. If you feel you would like to visit as an individual it is requested that you phone and book before arrival. 01444 254178. 

The Heaven Tea Rooms are open from 4th July 2020, once again no club group visits but please feel free to make a personal visit
Pre Booking is required as again government guidelines are in place.01825 790888. Both venues will be pleased to see you.
If you do attend either of the venues please try and take a photo for us to use on the website (As you will appreciate we cannot use all of the photo but please do not let this put you off). Send it to
We are still holding our Club Night Zoom meetings so please join us if you can.    Posted by Fred (chair)

Surveys and Petitions

Weald Classic Vehicle Club Survey
This website has been live for some time and there has been some input from a few members.  The club news in the other column has some ideas on how to raise the club profile.
Please would club members email me, Phil (webmaster) on our Contact Us page to give ideas on how to promote the club. 
I have also asked for photos and text on past events and meetings, as yet little forthcoming. Thanks to those who have sent me content.
Maderia Drive events saved

Eventageous  Automotive PR Agency  Product and Event PR

Crowds have descended on Madeira Drive in Brighton for more than a century to witness events such as the Speed Trials and Veteran Car Run. But the future of these city events was thrown into doubt when the seafront road was closed to cars during lockdown.                               

With ongoing proposals to extend the closure, Brighton and Hove City Council said it could not pledge its "unequivocal support" for the events.  The Argus

Now, with the confirmation that events will return to the road, Cllr Nemeth has spoken of his delight at the decision. He said: "I’m pleased we’ve put the brakes on Labour’s plan and I welcome confirmation that the future of motoring events on Madeira Drive is now secure.

"It’s a win for the Old Crocks, the Speed Trials, the mods, the rockers, the Minis and all of the other loved motoring events that take place on Madeira Drive.

It should never have had to come to this. These events bring in millions of pounds in tourism revenue every year and are a key part of the fabric of the city.

They are valued by our city’s residents and one of the highest-signed petitions of all time to the council was to save the Speed Trials

The Argus

Petition to stop the Permanent closure of Madeira Drive Brighton  

It is being suggested that Madeira Drive remains permanently closed to Motor Vehicles. That would stop all forms of motoring events taking place in the future.

The petition was a success, thanks to all that took part.

Historic car survey

The term historic vehicle is used to describe all vehicles that are 30 years of age or older i.e. 1990 or prior, and we are referring to cars, motorcycles, buses, coaches, lorries, vans, agricultural, steam and military vehicles.  Please take part in the survey here
 Posted by Andy Stowe (WCVC member)