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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:13 pm    Post subject: Car Loan Project Reply with quote

A chance conversation on the Ford Model A club stand at the NEC, led to hearing about this intriguing car loan scheme, designed to encourage new blood into the hobby, as the following write-up now describes ...

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Car Loan Project Gets More Wheels to Help The Next Generation!

The successful current car loan pilot project involving a 1929 Ford Model A, which started last March, will be extended for another year with more cars on offer, from next April. Peter James Insurance Company is working alongside Project Manager Bob Wilkinson, to deliver the next phase of the project to introduce younger drivers to classic car motoring.

At a Project Phase 2 launch meeting, held at The British Motor Museum, a group of private owners and clubs have agreed the conditions for offering cars on an extended loan period. Other clubs are looking closely to join the project, but for the timebeing we can offer the following cars:

A 1960 Vauxhall Victor Saloon - offered by the Vauxhall Victor Owners Club.
A 1983 Austin Maestro - offered by owner enthusiast Tanya Field.
....and the 1929 Ford Model A Phaeton (Tourer) offered again by private owner Peter Garrett.

Would you like one of these on loan?

There are loan conditions to be met contained in an agreement covering insurance, maintenance, and car usage at the borrower's expense. The borrowers must have access to garage facilities and preferably be over 25 years of age. If you would like have one of these cars on loan and find out more, please contact Bob Wilkinson in the first instance: bobwilkinson49 -at- hotmail.co.uk (state which car).

Individual owners, or the relevant club, will then select the "borrower" who will have the car for a loan period of either 6 months or one year by negotiation. Applications must be received by the end of February to allow time for a hand over to the "borrower"on April 7th, ready for the summer season.

"I am pleased that the current project has been so successful and that we now have excellent support from more private owners and clubs to importantly widen the opportunities for the next generation of classic car enthusiasts", said Bob Wilkinson. "I have had many years of experiencing the pleasures of classic car motoring and meeting fellow enthusiasts. We all want younger drivers to have the same opportunity. Having the support from Peter James Insurance Company gives additional confidence to all involved in the project. Several more clubs are looking into joining this well managed project in the future, and we welcome all enquiries from clubs and private owners. Every club recognises the need to ensure continuity into the future and this is an exciting way of doing that."




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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think its a great idea, not sure if 'new blood' would want to have a trial of 6 months minimum though? I would have thought a short period to try out and then a longer time if you like it etc?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootes75 wrote:
I think its a great idea, not sure if 'new blood' would want to have a trial of 6 months minimum though? I would have thought a short period to try out and then a longer time if you like it etc?


As the number of cars involved in the scheme is limited, I wonder whether the promotion of the scheme, and the wide coverage that it's received in the printed press, may in fact get more people interested to find out more about the hobby, than the actual loaning of the cars themselves. Either way it achieves its aims, hopefully.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to have a drive of the Model A. It would be a way of driving/showing a car that you could probably never afford to buy yourself.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are more Clubs and vehicles in the project than listed above. The Morris Register has purchased this 1939 SE Tourer specifically for the Loan Scheme.







I picked it up from the South of France in November, and it's a real cracker Smile

The announcement and handover of the "winners" of all the loan cars will be at the March NEC restoration show, promotion I believe will be in PC.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently details of the various cars in the loan car scheme have been published in CCW & PC

Details and application on how to loan the Morris above can be found here:

http://morrisregister.co.uk/ymi/

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"If you are interested in loaning our 1939 Morris Eight Series E tourer,"

Should this not be hiring rather than loaning?

Surely it is the lender who is loaning.

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