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Holden Vintage & Classic
Established in 1988, Holden Vintage & Classic initially specialised in the mail-order sale and manufacture of Lucas electrical products. Now based in Bromyard, Herefordshire, the company has grown to become the number one supplier of vintage and classic car parts, along with accessories, books, gifts and clothing including Belstaff and Aviator jackets, goggles, gloves and helmets. The range of stock is simply enormous, so whether you are restoring a vintage or classic car or preparing for a rally or other motoring event, you will surely find the parts, supplies and accessories you need, as well as the right tools for the job. You don’t even have to visit the Bromyard shop (although visitors are welcome), as everything may be purchased quickly and easily within the secure online environment of the Holden Vintage & Classic website – just click on the logo above. You will also find links to specific products on our Advice pages.
Lenham Sports Cars
Lenham is a distinguished name in British motorsport and Lenham Sports Cars recently regained the use of the company’s old premises at Harrietsham in Kent. Here it specialises in classic rally and race car preparation, restoration, sales and servicing, including engine rebuilds for road and track. As a frequent competitor himself, company boss Andrew Actman has acquired extensive classic rally experience on long-distance events all over the world, and prides himself on the quality of work that Lenham Sports Cars offers, no matter how large or small the job might be. To visit the company website, click on the logo above. To speak to Andrew, telephone +44 (0)1622 851 309 or +44 (0)7860 744 715 (mobile).
Based in West Sussex, William Medcalf Ltd is a highly respected sales, restoration and rally preparation specialist, passionate about preserving vintage Bentleys and ensuring that owners can experience all the pleasures they offer including the most important aspect of all – driving them in the environments they were designed for. Working with enthusiasts worldwide, and with sister companies The Medcalf Collection and Benchmark Precision Engineering, William and his team of skilled engineering craftsmen offer a complete service that travels with you on your Bentley journey; with many years of expertise and extensive competition and event-support experience they are supremely qualified to restore these icons of motoring heritage to their rightful stature and to prepare them for events in any part of the world. For more information visit the company website by clicking on the logo above, or telephone +44 (0)1730 895 511.
Norfolk Classic & Sports Cars
Norfolk Classic and Sports Cars was established in Fakenham, Norfolk, with the aim of providing a meticulous, reliable and comprehensive service for vintage and classic cars, from expedition and rally preparation to repairs, restoration and general servicing. Over the last 15 years, company founder Robert Kitchen has regularly provided event support services on classic endurance rallies including the Peking to Paris and the Monte Carlo Historique, gaining first-hand experience of the problems which competitors often encounter as a result of inadequate preparation. To visit the company website, click on the logo above. To speak to Rob, telephone +44 (0)1328 855 595 or +44(0)7867 516 281 (mobile).
Rally Preparation Services
Few workshops have the knowledge, skills, professionalism, experience and commitment to prepare vintage, classic and modern rally cars to the standard required for sporting success. Rally Preparation Services is one such, having prepared the vintage category winner of the 2013 Peking to Paris Rally and a variety of cars competing with notable results in other prestigious events worldwide, including the Mille Miglia and the Monte Carlo Historique. Based at Witney in Oxfordshire, the 12-strong RPS team has extensive competition experience, not least MD Simon Ayris, who founded Britain’s first workshop specifically dedicated to long-distance and endurance rally cars. To visit the company website, click on the logo above. To speak to Simon, telephone +44 (0)1993 358 009.
Rally Round is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Tyser & Co Ltd (‘Tysers’) – an Insurance Intermediary authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 308648. Tysers are very experienced in providing services to rally entrants and can offer competitive terms; we are confident that they will be able to make all the necessary insurance arrangements you might require on a Rally Round event. An application form will be sent to you upon receipt of your event entry fee or deposit; having received the completed form, Tysers will issue quotations to you for Motor, Transit & Travel insurance. More information about the company may be found on the Tysers website – click on the logo above. Event-specific application forms may be found at http://www.tysers.com/
Established in 1988, the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs encourages the preservation and promotion of historic vehicles as an expression of our cultural heritage, and works in a variety of ways to uphold the freedom to use such vehicles the road. It does this by representing our interests to politicians and legistators, not just in the UK but in the EU and beyond through the Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens (FIVA). With more than 500 subscriber organisations as well as individual and trade supporters, the FBHVC represents more than 250,000 historic vehicle enthusiasts and an industry worth £4 billion annually to the UK economy. For more information on FBHVC aims and activities, click on the logo above.
The Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) is the worldwide organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and promotion of historic vehicles and related culture. It preserves historic vehicles, related artifacts and records through research and cataloguing as well as the development of guidelines, standards, and education to ensure that authentic examples of the automotive past are available for future generations; it protects the responsible use of historic vehicles through legislative monitoring, the development of recommended policies, specific supportive action and effective relations with national and international authorities; it promotes historic vehicle culture through communication, development of international events, forums, and seminars, and it provides formal recognition and support for activities that are consistent with these ideals. To visit the FIVA website, click on the logo above.