Veteran Car Club South East Section
To encourage the use and assist in the acquisition, restoration, preservation, exhibition and maintenance of Veteran and Edwardian motor vehicles manufactured up to and including 1918


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1914 Singer 10hp by David Ralph

David Ralph has just written a three part article about the Singer for Horsham Historics and Surrey Vintage Vehicle Society newsletters. It is packed full of information.

I have always admired and wanted to own a small Edwardian car. I didn't have any particular make or model in mind, just a small pre First World War car. But the 1913 Morris registered FC1378 would have been great as it shared garage space with my 1904 Wolseley from 1952 to 1968. Unfortunately neither the Veteran Car Club nor the Bullnose Morris Club know of the current whereabouts of this Morris.

I really enjoy veteran motoring with my Wolseley but there are only a limited number of suitable events each year to use the car. As well as the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, there are a couple of excellent driving events organised by the Veteran Car Club (VCC). The Creepy Crawly each April attracts about 100 veterans and covers around 80 miles over the weekend.

The Snail Trail in September is a smaller event but still attracts up to 40 cars. Last year the Snail was in the New Forest and over 3 days the Wolseley covered 145 miles. The VCC organises many driving events each year covering all areas of the UK but, other than the Creepy and the Snail, they are really aimed at Edwardian cars as the mileages and types of roads used are not ideally suited to veteran cars. Membership of the VCC is open to all cars built up to 1918. True veterans are cars built before 1905. From 1905 to 1918 the cars are referred to as Edwardians (even though King Edward VII died in 1910).

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