:: [Welcome to the Surrey
Vintage Vehicle Society ] ::
and Classic Cars
The Surrey Vintage Vehicle Society is an all-make
club catering for enthusiasts who share an interest in Veteran, Vintage
and Classic vehicles and who live in the South East of England. The
Society was formed some 50 years ago and currently has some 220 Members
who live in the areas of London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent. The Society
meets regularly throughout the year on the last Wednesday of
every month. The above photo is of an evening meeting at
Winter meetings, September through to April, are now held
at the 'Jolly Farmer', Horne, RH9 8JR.
Photograph of the Jolly Farmer Public House is
shown below. For a map of
how to get there, (marked No 1 on the Map), and also
how to get to all our other inside and outside venues please click on the Map
and Dates of Meetings on the menu top left. Parking facilities are ample and meetings,
which start ay 8pm, are
held in the restaurant.
Winter meetings are
designed to be informative and always involve specialist speakers all
aspects of Veteran, Vintage and Classic travel and motoring. Speakers,
with the aid of film, slide and video, have covered the histories of
various Car makes, Buses, Commercial Vehicles, Fire Engines, Lorries,
Bicycles, Motorcycles, Steam Vehicles, Tractors, Agricultural Machinery,
Bi-planes, Commercial Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Helicopters,
Parachuting, Fairground Engines, etc. Visiting Speakers from other Car
Clubs also come to speak about their activities and specialist Speakers come to
tell of their interesting and unusual motoring/travel exploits.
Summer meetings are more informal and are held at
various hostelries throughout the area. Generally there is one mid-month
Sunday Lunchtime meeting and one end of month Wednesday evening meeting.
Summer meetings are an excuse to bring out the cars and enjoy a
reasonable drive in the countryside for a chat and a glass of pop with
like minded enthusiasts. Additional organised events also involve group
visits to transport museums and other places of motoring interest. The
Society also provides group attendances at various local Vintage car
shows and car venues, and similarly involves wives and families on
society group picnics.
The majority of S V V S Members are also members of
other Clubs but regularly attend S V V S meetings because of the relaxed
atmosphere generated by an all-make club rather than the more rigid
disciplines of a one-make Club. Many Members are noted international
specialists in the field of their own marque and some Members are also
involved in companies specialising in manufacture and repair of historic
components and vehicles.
The Society has an active monthly Magazine with
lots of articles and specialist contributions from many of the Members.
A comprehensive Vehicle Register is kept by the Association and an
updated copy is circulated regularly to the Members. Club regalia
includes sweat-shirts, tee-shirts, stickers, badges etc.
The Society has some 170 Members who between them have in excess of some
400 Historic Vehicles. Click to see the variety of the vehicle
to Recent Venues and click for the most