will be held during the weekend of the 15th to 17th July at Princethorpe College, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 9PX, which some
of you may remember as the site of the 2013 National.
As with previous years the main day is on the Sunday, with on-site camping available from Friday afternoon for those who wish
to make a weekend of it.
In addition to the great site itself, there is plenty to do in and around the area. The market town of Rugby, famous for being
the spot Rugby Football was invented; The Royal Spa town of Leamington, with its Regency Architecture, Pump Room and Baths;
The town of Kenilworth famous for its ruined Castle and Warwick, the County town, again with a fantastic Castle. Not forgetting
the City of Coventry, all a just a stone’s throw away from the site, which also has a very impressive motor museum.
We are keeping entry prices the same as last year, which are as follows
Whole weekend per adult
Day visit (whether Sat or Sun) per adult per day
Whole weekend per adult
Day visit (whether Sat or Sun) per adult per day
We will make sure pre-booking available online as soon as this year’s National pre-bookings close.
The site will be open from Friday afternoon onwards. There will be plenty of space and decent facilities on site.
We have use of the showers and toilets at the sports facility once more and there will be portaloos dotted around.
Registers Day Itself
To those who have not been before, this is the closest 2cvGB gets to an annual ‘Show and Shine’ day. It gives us
all an opportunity to show off our cars and line them up by Register, and enjoy a spot of A Series indulgence!
However, unlike other shows, there is no obligation to set about your car with the polish, it is more a ‘Pride of
Ownership’ ethos, and all are welcome in the displays, whether your car is an immaculate show piece or a
well-loved daily hack. The event gets going from 10.30am on the Sunday, with the programme of events for
the day including cavalcade, voting for your favourite cars, raffle, prize giving as well as trade stands, flea market
and food and bar on site. The college 6th Form Centre will be available to use all weekend and in the mornings
will be servicing reasonably prices cooked breakfasts. A bar will be available, hopefully from the Friday night.
A BBQ will be taking place on the Saturday night at the 6th Form Centre and in the walled garden during Sunday.
The walled garden will be the main arena area where we will site traders, the flea market and hold the cavalcade.
As always are most welcome and pitches are free of charge – all we gratefully request is a prize for the raffle.
Club members are also welcome to bring along their own goods to sell alongside.
As always the weekend is run by a band of volunteers. This year it is being hosted by one of 2cvGB’s oldest local groups,
The Godiva Two Horse Riding School. We will, as usual, need extra help which could include gate duty, selling raffle tickets,
marshalling cars etc., First Aiders and much more.
Please Julian Kettleborough if you are able to help on 07980 662118
We really hope to see you there!
the Godiva team
June 22nd 2016
Last Saturday (28th May) we were invited to an art exhibition in memory of Jon Winter. Sadly he
passed away in April, and his paintings where being sold off, all proceeds would go to Ataxia UK. He was
a resident of Pytchley the village we live in, also an owner of a Citroen Light 15, and a member of the T.O.C.
So we decided to turn up in our H Van and our 2cv. Also Bernie Shaw a member of the Traction Owners Club
came along in his 1925 Citroen cloverleaf. We had a great chat about Citroen's and our vehicles. I
bought a lovely painting by Jon, of a light 15 set in Paris.
Johan Balslev joined the registration and sent me pictures of his van he writes:-
I purchased it in 2015 from Phil Archer near Luton. Phil had started the renovation,
but the job got too time consuming and too expensive and he decided to sell after
refurbishing the engine and other engine related repair.
I am now getting it rewired on the 6 volt and have got most of the interior made.
I intend to make the camping section with 12 volt with solar power to charge battery
plus having a mains socket installed for camping places and enable me to charge from the house.
I shall send more pictures when van completed.
We'll keep a look out for the pictures and keep us informed on how its progressing.
On a different note Andy Hughes who ownes the website is looking to upgrade it to a newer version.
So if any one is interested in advertising on the website please get in touch and I can forward the ad to
Keep the pictures coming in. Tube it don't lose it.
May 22nd 2016
Hy tout les monde,
Stu Whitell has registered his rare 1955 H , he tells me :- Not much known about it I'm afraid. The last owner brought it over to the UK 2 years ago but has not done anything with it. Bought it as a non runner and have cranked the engine over by hand and it's free moving. Can move it easily by pushing and the handbrake even seems responsive. Will be cleaning the petrol tank, fuel line and carb first then having a go at firing it up.
It's great to hear that people like Stu are not daunted in taking on a project like this, I'm sure he will have great fun with his H, keep in touch and let us know how its going. If you need any advice then please don't hesitate to ask.
If you have carried out any restoration work on your van or modifications to improve your van and you want to share your experiences then please send them in and I'll add them to the site.
Tube it don't lose it
This month they've been a few new registrations, the first is from Tom Vickers from Colchester who has a 1977 HY Tom says :-I have attached a few pictures, still in the process of trying to get it running before we strip it down too much further. I am restoring it with the help of a friend asa catering van for my own business idea. I have no information on the van other than that it was built in February 1977, it came with no paperwork or history..... and I am head over heels with it (obsessed is another word that springs to mind). The shopping list gets longer and longer, and its going to be a struggle, I was hoping it was going to be more labour than parts, but with things like the window runners setting me back £100 each, there is a lot of 'unconsidered' costs to...... consider!
The bodywork is a worse than expected and I cannot weld myself, so need to get an eager person on board! All in all though its fairly solid, and I cannot wait to get it going, it don't plan at this stage to be doing huge miles in it around the country , but am looking forward to crawling along that country roads!
If you have any information/club details that may be of any help it would be much appreciated.
All the best!
It looks like he's got his work cut out on this one. My next registration is from Chris Davis from Ilfracombe he has a 1972 HW a beast of a H (groan) Chris is having trouble with his brakes and CV boot. Chris writes :-
Well I have taken the front brakes to pieces and one of the actuators (not my ability naming!) on the end of the bar that was attached to the handbrake arms by pinch bolts is the problem. The little bolt/pin thing that holds the little wheel in place won't stay in, I don't know what keeps it in normally as the ones on the other ones wont fall out at all?! So I'm curious if this is broken or usual? I have had a look around online and couldn't find one anywhere so I hope its not broken!
If I have confused you then I'm sorry! I'm not sure if I have explained it very well, in the instructions I have followed he said to be careful with them as they are handed, which I understand but might help you better understand the bit I mean!
The rubber on the end of the drive shaft had a hole in it so whilst I was ordering the brake parts I also ordered a set of inside and outside rubbers. Could you give me a pointer as to how to actually fit them? Do I need to remove the shaft or can I take the cv joint off the end and slide them both on from there?
I have more questions but I will hang on and not bombard you!
Thank you very much for letting me pester you a bit!
That ok Chris that's what we're here for.....