Hand Over Day is an important event for new drivers, owners, clubs and sponsors. It usually takes place at the home of one of our sponsors, the British Motor Museum in Gaydon. It allows everyone to meet fellow owners, as well as take their new wheels for a spin on Gaydon’s track, before you head out into the world with your classic.
April 2022 Hand Over Day….more of a Gathering Together Event!
The Classic Car Loan Project (CCLP) celebrated 5 years of success with a gathering at The British Motor Museum, Gaydon sponsored by Peter James Insurance and The FBHVC with BMM providing excellent facilities.
15 of the 20+ cars in the current phase, ranging from 1929 to 1987, were on display after travelling from all parts of the country to meet up for the first time since covid struck.
Cars changing hands to new younger drivers for the year were there – Austin 7 Ruby, Morris Minor Traveller, Riley Elf and others Ford Model A, Austin 7 , Wolseley 1500, Morris Ital and a TR7 will follow in the next few weeks.
Motul Oil were on hand to give service advice and to supply the appropriate grade of engine oil for the care of the cars during the year. King Dick Tools are supplying tool rolls for each car too. Longstone Tyres have been prominent in supporting the preparation of the cars to ensure safety through the loan period.
Personalities from the tv classic world, Mike Brewer and Sarah Crabtree, were there to applaud the young drivers for responding to the challenge of driving a car from another era.
CCLP director, Bob Wilkinson said, “This was a wonderful opportunity to meet together to experience the massive effort made by all concerned, owners, clubs, sponsors and of course the young drivers, in a joint celebration. The excellent facilities at BMM enabled some of the young drivers to take the wheel for the first time away from normal traffic.
The longest distance covered on the day, visiting BMM, was young driver Sam Booth from Featherstone, West Yorkshire, with 280 miles driving a 1954 Ford Popular. That is enthusiasm!”
Previous Hand Over Days
The 2021 Hand Over day cancelled due to the lockdown situation. Local handovers could still take place where possible.
April 2020 Event was cancelled due to Coronavirus.
“A first drive on Hand Over Day at The British Motor Museum.”
The facilities of our sponsor, The British Motor Museum, were excellent for the hand over of nine cars (the Alvis will follow in a few weeks) to the selected lucky drivers. following a welcome to all involved the the new drivers took the wheel on a special road set up on site. The older cars presented the greater challenge with crash type gearboxes taking a while to handle. But all was well and our drivers departed for the experience of a lifetime … well the rest of the year!
Each drove away with appropriate oils from Duckhams and with insurance in place, thanks to a voucher for reduction of premium, from Peter James Insurance Co.
A few pictures below give a flavour of the day.
The Alvis Hand Over took place at the NEC. (See below).
Car Hand Over Day. April 2018
Successful applicants were invited to collect their allocated car at an event, held in April, sponsored by The British Motor Museum ( BMM) at Gaydon. (CV35 0BJ).
Prior to the event individual classic car insurance cover will have been arranged with Peter James Insurance our chosen insurer and sponsor.
On the day owners and successful applicants will meet and view the cars prior to driving them. New drivers will be given a familiarisation session on the car followed by driving the car, under supervision initially, on a private area facility at the BMM. Appropriate hand books and service guides will accompany each car.
New drivers and owners will sign an agreement covering the care and use of the car during the loan period. A mentor will be allocated to each new driver for ongoing support and communication.
Press and sponsors will be present on the day and successful applicants are invited to bring family / friends (Limit 4 each) to share the day.
On conclusion the new drivers will drive their chosen car home to start the loan period… With big smiles all round!
April 2017. Only One Car in the Pilot Project!
Richard Gordon- Colebrooke took over the 1929 Ford Model A Phaeton from owner Peter Garrett. This was an enjoyable experience for Richard and proved that the Classic Car Loan Project was viable! It has grown over the intervening years.