The W&DHVC was formed in 1989 by a group of historic vehicle enthusiasts. A number of those founder members were already members of national vehicle clubs but had difficulty in attending their clubs’ meetings held on weekdays in major cities. A local club that catered for all makes and classes of old vehicle was needed and the inaugural meeting was held in Wisbech.
For the first four years the club held weekend rallies and then in 1993 decided to hold a Road Run. This proved very popular and has been held every August, now covering an eighty-mile route around Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire with static displays in Peterborough and Wisbech.
Vehicles owned by club members range in age from the 1920s to 1990, and encompass most modes of road transport. There are vans and commercials; vintage and classic cars; motorcycles and scooters. Some members own classic caravans and camper vans; buses; emergency and military vehicles. Some attend shows and rallies around the British Isles and have won prestigious awards. Others are still used as everyday transport. Not all members own an old vehicle; the club is open to anyone who shares an interest with those who do.
The W&DHVC is non-profit making and any money raised throughout the year and during the Road Run is donated to charity. Since the club started, over £23,000 has been collected and distributed to local good causes including the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Affiliated to the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs, an organisation that exists to uphold the freedom to use old vehicles on the road, the W&DHVC now has over one hundred members.
We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at The Red Lion, 32 North Brink, Wisbech PE13 1JR. Meetings start at around 8pm.