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Great British Car Club committee appointed

Are you a member of our ever-growing Great British Car Club?

Launched in 2021, Great British Car Journey’s own car club welcomes classic car enthusiasts from across the motoring spectrum. Annual membership of the Great British Car Club starts at just £39 per year and entitles members to unlimited free visits to the museum, along with invitations to other special events, newsletters, and discounts on classic car products and in the Filling Station cafe.

Now numbering more that 600 members, we have appointed a 12-strong committee to steer the growth of the club.

Committee members nominated themselves for the roles which were agreed at the Club AGM on 26 March 2024.

The new committee comprises some familiar faces at Great British Car Journey as well as car club members. This strong team will ensure that the Great British Car Club runs like a well-oiled classic on a beautiful summer’s day.

The GBCC committee members are:

Club President Richard Usher

President – Richard Usher
Role: To attend as many club events as possible and preserve our all-inclusive ethos of the club. This means whatever you own and drive, you are welcome to become a GBCC member/

Chairman – David Arme
Role: To steer the committee and continue to build the team which will enable us to further expand the activities and membership of the club.

Secretary – Adrian Dale
Role: To ensure regular communication with all club members and to coordinate all club events and activities.

Marketing and Publicity Officer – Oliver Hann
Role: To publicise the activities of the club to a wider audience in order to grow the club and its activities. Oliver will also manage the club website and social media channels.

Treasurer – Jane Usher
Role: To account for income and expenditure and ensure the club Is financially sustainable.

Events Secretary – Ian Barker
Role: To coordinate and organise the club’s presence at external events.

Social Secretary – Godfrey Hall
Role: To coordinate and organise social gatherings of club members away from Ambergate, such as visits to local attractions and informal get togethers of club members.

Touring Assembly Secretary – Graham Adams
Role: To organise touring assemblies/weekends, Including prescribed routes run to MSUK guidelines and permit exemption.

Classic Connections Editor – Michael Winn
Role: To oversee and gather content from members for the club’s quarterly magazine Classic Connections. See below for a special message from Michael.

Modern Classics Officer – Riley Smith
Role: To engage with young members and encourage young people to join the classic car movement.

Committee Members Without Portfolio – Damian Cliff and Anna Ellison
Role: To attend committee meetings and help run club events.

To become a member of the Great British Car Club, simply click here or speak to a member of staff the next time you visit the museum.

Discover our packed programme of car meets and events for 2023

With winter finally drawing to a close, seven day opening resumes at Great British Car Journey from Friday 24 March. We’ll be open from 10.00am to 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm) every day until October.

With winter firmly behind us, we’ve lined up a packed calendar of car meets for 2023 and a number of family-friendly special events.

Austin, Mini, Jaguar, Jowett, TVR, Rover and Aston Martin are just a handful of the iconic British brands that will be seen in the Great British Car Journey car park with their respective clubs throughout 2023.

Since opening in 2021, the Ambergate-based museum has become increasingly popular with car clubs and groups, who use it as a meeting place for their club members.

Our central location on the A6 on the edge of the Peak District National Park, together with our toilet facilities and popular Filling Station cafe, make us an ideal meeting place for car clubs and starting point for drives.

“We aim to have as much of a show outside Great British Car Journey as we do inside. It’s just one of the many things that makes us unique,” explained the museum founder and CEO Richard Usher.

Inside, Great British Car Journey has a display of more than 130 cars – all British designed and manufactured. Alongside the fondly remembered original Mini, Austin Seven, Morris Minor and Ford Escort, visitors will also find lesser known British cars like the Arrol-Johnston and Gilbern, as well as an iconic DeLorean, Elton John’s Bentley Continental T and Lord Baden Powell’s Rolls-Royce.

In addition to the car meets, there are also a number of family-friendly events taking place throughout the year at Great British Car Journey, including 80s Retro Day on Sunday 7 May.

Family tickets cost just £36.00 when booked online and admit two adults and up to three children.

Single admission is just £17.50 but, when booked online, visitors pay just £16.00.  Concessions are also available.

Make sure to book direct and online through the Great British Car Journey website to secure the best ticket price.

You can find details of all the car clubs visiting Great British Car Journey as well as family-friendly events here