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  • Welcome to The UK Kit Car Club

    Don't be shy! Join in the fun by registering to post on the forum, and to get full benefits you can buy 12 months club membership for just £20!  Membership includes a quarterly club magazine, discounts with insurance companies and specialist suppliers,  exclusive, early or discounted access to a number of events each year and much more!

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  • Welcome to RHOCaR - The UK Kit Car Club

    The aim of the club is to help and support members during the build (and inevitable on going maintenance and modifcation) as well as to plan and organize a wide range of social and sporting events, from local area events to our national End of Year Bash! We have one of, if not the largest club stand at the National Kit Car Show at Stoneleigh each year, and we definitely serve the best burgers! We also have stands at many other shows throughout the year all around the country. It's not just shows though, our active area secretaries and members arrange regular run outs and even longer trips including the ever popular Wales and Scotland trips.

    The Club produces four magazines a year, exclusively for club members. It is packed with news, events, articles, technical features and irreverent cartoons. The Club is an independent organisation, and although we have our roots as the Robin Hood Owners Club and Register, we are very much a club for all makes and model of kit car, so anyone can be a "Hoody", as its all about the state of mind, not the car you drive!

    Being a member of The UK Kit Car Club has many benefits above those already mentioned. Members benefit from discounted insurance with nearly all of the specialist kit car insurers, and often get a discount that is more than the membership fee itself. Membership also gets you full access to the forum, and a wide variety of other discounts, including discounts at Euro Car Parts. You'll also find other members are willing to go well above and beyond for anyone they see is in need of help, as long as they too are a member!

    So whether you own a Robin Hood, a GBS Zero, a Locost, an MK, a Westfield or a Caterham, all can benefit form joining, so what are you waiting for?


    Forum Updates

    alanrichey
    By alanrichey,

    Hi all

    I have recently taken over as Club Webmaster and Forum Maintenance.   I feel that the current design serves us well as regards the forum posts, messaging system, events calendar and community map, but would welcome any suggestions on how it could be improved.  I'm still learning the 'nuts and bolts' of the system so I can't promise anything, but I will listen.

    As my first thought, I would like to see more of the information we know is in previous posts easily accessible from the main page rather than having to search for it.   So you should now see a new Menu item on the blue banner, called "Useful Sites".   If you hover the mouse over it you will see my first attempts at a knowledge base.   Not surprisingly I have started a page for the Superspec owners as that is where my expertise lies.   I have resurrected the old North West web page that was produced years ago by Tim Stott and contains lots of useful informaton.  He has given me permission to update it and link to it from the main page.   Finally I have added some build blogs (including mine 😀) that I know are still current.

    So if anyone has any further suggestions for improvements or knows of any other useful blogs, please let me know.

    Cheers

    Al


    North East Area November Meeting Tuesday 29th from 7pm

    alantoon
    By alantoon,

    This will probably be the last meeting of the year, so looking forward to seeing you all at the Church Mouse, Chester Moor, DH23RJ. Hopefully we might get some dry weather as I hope to give the kit a run out.


    West Mids Monthly Meet 30th November 2022

    richyb66
    By richyb66,

    Last Wednesday of the month, 6pm onwards, Malt Shovel Pub, Coventry Road, Nr Stonebridge, Coventry, CV7 7HL.

    I'll aim to be there just after 630pm, generally they're trying to kick us out just after 9pm so if you're coming, don't leave it too late. Also, if you want to eat, book beforehand as they don't normally let people just rock up and eat.

    Entrance to the pub car park is off the A452 Chester Road heading North 50 yards from the island.

    Everyone welcome. See you there.


    Unauthorised Paypal payments

    alanrichey
    By alanrichey,

    I've recently had a couple of people complain about their subscription payments being taken from their Paypal accounts when they did not intend to renew their membership, blaming the Club.   As such, I thought it was time to explain the procedure.

    If a member signs up to a PayPal recurring payment, it is treated more like a Standing Order than a Direct Debit, i.e. it is treated as something that happens by default, it is not specifically requested by the Club.   So unless it is cancelled by the member it will happen.   To try and avoid the problem outlined above, the payment system will automatically notify the member a few days before the renewal date that the payment will be taken.   If you do not wish to renew then you need to go into your Paypal account and cancel the recurring payment.  It is not something we can access.

    If you ignore the reminder, or just email the Club  to ask them to cancel it (we can't), then don't be surprised when the payment is made.

    Hope this makes sense.

    Al  (Membership Secretary)


    North East area extra meeting at Darlington. Wednesday 9th November 19:00 -22:00.

    Allan Royds
    By Allan Royds,

    Good Morning to you all, Firstly apologies for the late posting of this message due to major tech failure.

    The extra meeting will be held at the usual location of The Old Farmhouse,Yarm road, Darlington. DL2 1JZ. This will be the last

    meeting to be held here until spring next year, I would like to thank all the members who made the effort to attend,

    and to remind you all that the meetings at Chester-le-street will still be held at the usual times.

    I hope that you all have a warm and safe winter and look forard to seeing you next year

    Regards Allan


    Kit Car Shows 2023

    alantoon
    By alantoon,

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    East of England Meets for November

    alanrichey
    By alanrichey,

    We're still going to continue to hold meets over the winter; there's nothing better than wrapping up well and taking the car for a drive on a crisp, clear winter's day (and for those of us without a heater, turning the engine fan on to keep the lower half warm 😀)

    However, I've decided that is probably getting too cold for our usual al-fresco picnics so the next few meetinga will be at cafes in various places.

    So the first November one will be at 12:00 on Thursday 10th at the Bay Tree Garden Centre at Spalding (PE12 6JU), http://www.baytree-gardencentre.com/.

    See you there

    Al


    Change of Address

    alanrichey
    By alanrichey,

    We have had a couple of cases recently of the magazine going to the wrong address.   If you do move house then updating your address in your profile is a good idea, but unfortunately it doesn't send a notification to the Membership Secretary so won't get picked up.

    So if you do move house please let me know either by messaging me at membership@rhocar.org or by using the "Contact Us" link on the Website.

    Thanks

    Al  (Membership Secretary)


    Membership Map resurrected

    alanrichey
    By alanrichey,

    Some of you will have noted that the Member Map recently disappeared.  It appears that a recent software update broke it (Those of you with iPhones will be used to this 😀).   It is now back, although it is now called Community Map.   As before it can be accessed from the blue  bar on the main screen.    There is a minor problem in that the  + Create > Community Map Marker (top right of the main screen) is not working.   But if you actually go the map there is an option to add your location and that seems to work.  I am discussing the problem with the author so hopefully I can get it fixed.

    Of the 380 current members we have only 130 markers and many of those members have lapsed (I will be deleting them over the next few weeks).   So I encourage you to add your location.  Apart from helping the Area Secretaries to find out who is in their area you might find people near you who can help with any problems.

    Al


    West Mids Monthly Meet 26th October 2022

    richyb66
    By richyb66,

    Still on the last Wednesday of the month (next Wednesday), 6pm onwards, Malt Shovel Pub, Coventry Road, Nr Stonebridge, Coventry, CV7 7HL.

    I'll aim to be there just after 6pm, generally they're trying to kick us out just after 9pm so if you're coming, don't leave it too late. Also, if you want to eat, book beforehand as they don't normally let people just rock up and eat.

    Entrance to the pub car park is off the A452 Chester Road heading North 50 yards from the island.

    Everyone welcome. See you there.


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