You will all be aware that the dreaded Covid-19 virus looks to be on the rise again. As a result the new Government requirement is a maximum mixing of 6 people within 2m inside or outside, from different households, has been introduced. Whilst there could be different takes on this new legislation (for example if we split into bubbles of 6 for events) others would argue that it was not within the spirit of the new legislation as ultimately it could be seen to lead back to one source i.e the NDSCCC. The sight of over 20 or so gleaming sports and classic cars in a car park may even spike the interest of the authorities! Also, the public perception may well be that NDSCCC is flouting the new legislation and we must protect the Club's and the Sports/Classic car movement's reputation.
As such the NDSCCC Committee has taken the difficult decision to cancel all future NDSCCC sponsored/hosted events until there is a change in the legislation.
HOWEVER this obviously does not stop individuals meeting up (in groups of 6 or less) and of course going out on runs etc as long as it is done wholly without the NDSCCC and is arranged by individuals. In fact I would encourage individuals to get out in their cars and to make the most out of the positive mental health benefits that our hobby can bring. The weather is on the turn, the nights are drawing in, the news is downright depressing so the bark of an exhaust and the smell of burning oil and hot brakes is a welcome distraction........
Rest assured your Committee will be "thinking out of the box" about how to get out and use our cars, within the legislation, in the future, and should this dreadful pandemic drag on into the spring. More on that in the next Newsletter.
North Devon Sports & Classic Car Club