Classics galore available to encourage young enthusiasts into the classic car movement…
We have now been able to give around 50 young drivers, not forgetting to add their families and friends, an exciting and challenging experience. Small numbers, yes, but growing and being increasingly recognised as one good way of reaching the next generation. Ideally, I would like car clubs to use my project as a blue print for running their own “in house” schemes. In that way we may reach far more interested younger drivers.
Covid has slowed us up at a vital time in our growth….but the wheels will be moving again very soon.”
More About this Innovative Scheme; Loan Car Wheels Roll Again!
The Classic Car Loan Project (CCLP) is still alive and active despite the virus! Cars are loaned to young enthusiasts for the year – to encourage the next generation – 14 cars are already on loan with another 10 to follow in April.
CCLP Manager, Bob Wilkinson explained, “The virus affected but has not destroyed our programme. Cars were handed over to younger drivers at various times in 2020 to be used, albeit on a more limited scale, during the year. Generous owners have extended the loan period to avoid any disappointment but I still have cars available for April.”
Some of the more modern classics – MG Maestro 2L EFi, Triumph Acclaim, Volvo 240 Estate – are still on offer as we write so applications are invited via www.classiccarloanproject.co.uk
Applicants must have access to safe garaging and have an obvious interest in the classic scene. Good support is given by car clubs, and owners, through the loan period with insurance cover provided by Peter James Insurance in a dedicated scheme.
I have a range of cars from 1929 Ford Model A, Morgans, Austin 7’s, Fords, MG’s, Vauxhalls, Triumphs, Alvis, Riley, Wolseley and through to an 80’s Volvo! What a group. More welcome incidentally.
Bob added, “The project has been extremely successful due to the enthusiasm and level of responsibility shown by the young drivers selected. It is important that the project continues despite the Covid crisis. We are looking forward to handing over cars at an outdoor event in April sponsored by The British Motor Museum at Gaydon.”
If you feel up to the challenge of applying for a classic for the year ….
Or want to consider offering a car to the project….. visit www.classiccarloanproject.co.uk
Kim adds: “It is great to think that this innovative scheme is helping to develop and maintain in younger people, an interest in, and passion for, classic cars. The encouragement and involvement of youngsters is essential for the classic movement to survive into the future. Well done Bob Wilkinson, Peter James Insurance and all involved”.