Who is the Cornwall Vintage Vehicle Society?

The Society was formed at a meeting held near Camborne in November 1965, when 36 interested enthusiasts met for the first time with the idea of fostering and maintaining an interest in all types of old vehicles. At the time, sceptics were heard to say that it was doomed to failure and that it had all been tried before.

However, with typical British stubbornness the founding members went ahead with their plans and within a month of being formed, a monthly newsletter was introduced and a programme of events drawn up. The Society appeared on BBC television and interest and membership swiftly grew.

Although at first a small Society, it was very go ahead and soon organised its own annual rally, a “Cavalcade of Transport” along Penzance Promenade, the first time that this type of event had ever been held in the South West. Determined to keep up this image, the CVVS was the first Society in Cornwall to organise a “gas-up” and then in 1973 followed it up with another first, this time the event being an “Autojumble.”

Today the membership of the Society is over 150 who have an interest in older vehicles. Our aims are still to bring enthusiasts together to foster and maintain an interest in older vehicles whatever their type.

Why not join us? It does not matter whether you have a suitable vehicle or not. We have a reputation for being a very friendly club and we welcome everybody.

Our subscription is very modest, and you will get a quarterly magazine, a monthly newsletter and regular meetings.