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SOME VIRTUAL RALLIES, CONCOURS, A CAR MUSEUM AND SOME ONLINE READING
- Amelia Island was held in May – a video covering some of what was there, and another video on that essential at top American concours - the auction.
- The MG Club UK got to go out to Brooklands in June.
- And a little more MG – from the MG International in Atalanta
- As you’d expect there were a lot of red cars in Modena, Italy, for the Concorso di Modena 2021 Cavallino Classic
- The Great British Car Journey opened in May with over 100 vehicles telling the story of The British Motor Industry spanning the last 100 years
- And for something completely different - how about "slow steam" from 1893
- Watch the delightful world of historic cyclecars at the Festival of Slouth (for more info about the Festival and the vehicles)
- Blower Bentley recreation project at Bentley shows how a replica could be done. What these Bentley blokes say is important - “The temptation to use modern materials is always there. There’s always the temptation to say, well, this is slightly better, we could use it… There are some cases where you cannot get the exact same material as was used back then, but we’re trying to get as close as we can. We’ve steered away from trying to redesign, recreate, or reinvent what’s there.”
- Lots of good reading in the newsletters of Automotive Historians Australia
Heritage & historic vehicle clubs in Australia and internationally
Contact these organisations to enquire about regional, local and one make heritage vehicle clubs.
QUEENSLAND Queensland Historic Motoring Council
SOUTH AUSTRALIA Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs of SA
WESTERN AUSTRALIA Council of Motoring Clubs of WA
Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) throughout the world FIVArepresents more than 1,500,000 historic vehicle enthusiasts.
NEW ZEALAND New Zealand Federation of Motoring Clubs Inc
USA & CANADA Historic Vehicle Association USA & Canada
ROBERT SHANNON FOUNDATION
Encouraging youth involvement in restoring and preserving heritage vehicles
The Robert Shannon Foundation was established in 2003 to perpetuate the memory of Robert Shannon, founder of Shannons Insurance, who died unexpectedly in March 2000. Robert was an avid classic car enthusiast, who especially enjoyed his 1930 Invicta S Type. He was a strong supporter of the historic motoring movement and was concerned that it was not attracting enough younger people, particularly in the areas of the preservation and restoration of classic vehicles.
The purpose of the Foundation is to encourage people under the age of 30 to become involved in the restoration and preservation of veteran, vintage, post-vintage, historic 50’s, historic 60’, historic 70's and historic 80’s vehicles over 30 years old.
The Foundation may: - help with the purchase of specialist tools or equipment - assist with the actual cost of restoration work - contribute toward TAFE or other fees - contribute toward any project considered worthwhile by the Trustees.
Eligibility: Any person or group of people under the age of thirty years and engaged in studying automotive restoration and preservation or actively working on historic vehicles is eligible to nominate for a grant.
Application for a Grant: Before completing an application form an individual or group must seek the support of a local vehicle club, this club must be affiliated with an appropriate State Council such as CHMC. The supporting club must complete the relevant section of the application form and forward the application to its State council for endorsement. All correspondence from CHMC affiliated Clubs and club members related to the Robert Shannon Foundation should be sent to the Foundation through the CHMC.
Submissions for a Grant must be lodged with the AHMF by 1st June each year, State Councils such as the CHMC will require the submission to be in their hands by the 1st May each year.
Grant applicants will need to ensure that applications are in the hands of their supporting club in sufficient time for the supporting club to consider the application and forward it to the state council by the 1st May.
Please view the Sample Application to see what the Robert Shannon Foundation Trustees will be looking for when evaluating your application.
Download the Application for Grant Form and tell us why you deserve our assistance with that project.
Disclaimer: The Robert Shannon Foundation has no connection with the Shannons Insurance organisation.