NEC Classic Car Show – Federation Village


The first stand to greet you if you entered at Hall 5 (and let’s be honest, Starbucks is directly next to the entrance so that’s where I was) is the display for the FBHVCFederation Village as it was branded.

As you’d imagine, there was a wide range of vehicles covering the different historic vehicle clubs the Federation represents, from a quite fabulous 1931 AEC Regent double decker bus to a selection of Matchless motorcycles.

As always, the Federation were promoting the Federation Skills Trust and the Historic Engineering Apprenticeship which is keeping the skills that created our motoring heritage alive.

There was a stand devoted to ‘Drive-it-Day’ (which is on the 24th of April next year) and they were sharing the great news that, through the sale of Drive-it-Day Rally Plates, they raised £40,310, which is enough to run ChildLine for over a day.

Plates for 2022 were on sale and I duly purchased mine.  If you wish one for Drive-it-Day 2022, you can get them by clicking ‘HERE’

The stand was augmented by displays from Great British Car Journey, Motul, King Dick Tools, & Transport Museum Wythall.

As well as the vehicles, there were leaflets from the federation on subjects such as Fuels, the DVLA and Archiving.  I’ll bring these to the next meeting for anyone interested. You can download the documents by clicking on the titles if you wish too!

If you ever had any doubt as to the Federations worth to the hobby, you should click ‘HERE’ to see the speedy response & resolution to the potential ‘tampering & modifications’ issue we recently shared – sterling work!

There is a short video of the stand / display below.

All the best


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