|The Presidents Cup
I first meet the
recipient many years ago at an Annual Rally when the committee were
looking for volunteers to fill a number of posts for their
three-year stint. This person did show some interest in volunteering
so he was quickly bound, gagged and dragged to the AGM to be
nominated for a post. Actually, it was two posts he eventually
volunteered for the positions were the ARCC rep. From 2004
until 2007 and Secretary from 2004 to 2012. In 2013 he was then
elected by the committee to the post of Chairman but in 2016 he
stepped down due to some health problems.
He is still at the end of a phone and I have used his advice,
knowledge and expertness a number of times. (ed)
again this year's award goes to another long-term member of the club
and there must be an association with Alpines and the club lasting
all of 35 years or more.
He has held two
committee posts over the years, one of which was the editor of the
Horn from 1991 to 1993 and then as the clubs Archivist from 1993 up
to present day. Over the years he has been greatly involved with
editing the Club's Handbook.
He has, on many an occasions, climbed into his loft to extract many
items of historic interest and Regalia to display. The last
exhibition was in June 2016 at the open day at the ARCC Trust in
is one of the original members of the club
and was instrumental with others in formulating the original club
rules and Concourse Rules, volunteering as an area rep. in 1981 and
a post he still holds today.
He was voted Vice Chairman 91 and held that post for 6 years and he
was Chairman in 97 for three years.
When the committee discuss matters that need further input the
Chairman emails the Area Reps. for comments or suggestions and he is
usually one of the first to reply with well thought out observations
for and against the matter in hand.
He has also offered his advice on many legal matters that have
occurred from time to time. (Free of charge I might add) ed.
And finally, he has owned the same Alpine, for more years than he
may wish to remember, since he bought it at the age of 16.
For his work at the ARCC.
For scanning and transferring original Alpine drawings on to
computer a commitment he still does today.
For his work on the 50th Anniversary Regalia
and the new Weber Carburetor.
This year's recipient, contributed time, energy and
expertise as our Spares Officer. He built up the Club spares range
and scale, and was always ready to help members in need of bits. He
turned up at countless events with a trailer and car full of parts
for us, which meant he had to leave his Alpine at home. And all
these bits had to be stored somewhere, and then loaded and unloaded
for each event.
Jo and Roy Winters
Area Reps for Birmingham for 25 years.
Organisers of the 50th Anniversary Rally held in Cannes
David Bradley (Web site booking form and menu forms)
Tony and Linda Grey (Bookings)
Roger Granger (Hotel ground displays and Saturday evening meals)
David Marshall (Arranging Friday evening and Sunday Lunch in France)
|Fred Openshaw Memorial Tankard
This year it goes
to not just one person but to a group of friends who belong to the
Leicester South West Area Group and helpers from the West Midlands
and other parts of the country. They have over the last four years
attended the NEC Restoration show and displayed their knowledge on
how to repair Alpines over the shows duration and judging by the
comments the committee have receive it has to be one of the best
adverts for the club along with the NEC Classic car Show.
The area rep for this group is
Steve Rozier and the helpers were: and I am going to name them all
because there is not enough room on the mug;
Terry Newell, Tony Helps, Glyn
Griffith, Brian Thake, Jason Wilkinson, Sam Wilkinson, Ben Reeve,
Roy and Joe Winters, Jim Galloway, Ken Bright, Keith and Vicky
Rushel, Mike Jaggard and Paul Essex Also 2 non members that helped
me out Glenn Lafford-Smith and Simon Sharman
When the club became Ltd. the
accounts had to be audited so we needed a qualified accountant and
once again this long term member volunteered to take on the mission.
This year it goes to a relatively
new member from 2012 who came in like a whirlwind and volunteered to
be on the committee as Press Officer and as one of the ARCC Reps.
When Roy and Jo Winters decided to have a rest from running the SAOC
stand at the NEC Classic Show this person took over and if that was
not enough, volunteered to run this years National.
For organising Spares day for
|MRSA National Road
There is a total of eleven races over the year and Peter
competed in eight but came out top of the points,