We aim to help each other through social meetings and online forums, advice on vehicle maintenance, an offer of help, technically or emotionally and a forum to talk about automotive or life issues that we all experience from time to time.
We organise runs out and meets for members and non members to participate in. As a member, we'll add you to our WhatsApp messaging group which is available on smart phones. You will see members setting up activities that you can participate in, or you can initiate your own activity or ask for help.
Once set up, these will be listed on the website's calendar page and announced on the WhatsApp group and by email. If you don't "do" online, we can phone or text message you.
This is a mechanism to enable people to talk and seek help through buddying up with someone virtually or in the real world as a 'passenger' in both figurative and the real world sense. It gives people the chance to have a chat or to sit in a vehicle, take a drive out in the countryside and talk to a fellow enthusiast about life issues not just vehicle ones. Sometimes that's all we need, someone to listen.
We were initially setup for residents to the west side of High Wycombe; the Sands, Downley and West Wycombe areas, but we're happy to have members from further afield.
No, you don't. Of course, an interest in them would be great, but you can buddy up with someone on the runs or meetings; just let us know you need a ride.
No, anything motorised. Classic vans, vintage pickup trucks, how about a classic ice cream van or off-road trials car. We're a multi marque, multi era club.
We prefer older vehicles but the main thing is that you're an enthusiast, if you cherish your vehicle we're flexible on age.
No, all are welcome, but please ask permission if you're looking for a new partner; we're not really a dating service!
No! We need to encourage the younger generations to appreciate our motoring heritage. Accompanied minors are encouraged.
No, there isn't a membership fee. We hope to cover costs through donations, sponsorships and a small commission on club merchandise.
No. We may well move in that direction if our activities require us to be incorporated as a charity. We started as a 'trading as' of a Ltd company and have just registered as a Community Interest Company, which is a 'not for profit' structure.
The umbrella incorporated body is called Men with Machines CIC and is a Community Interest Company (CIC), a not for profit, with three Directors that include the founders.
There are a team of volunteers we call the 'Crew' who help put on and manage the meets and events we run; everything from coming up with ideas, to planning and liaising with and setting up venues and directing traffic.
The Patrons support us in our endeavours in the best way they can, either through actions, contacts or donations.
The Advisory Panel is made up of the Crew, Patrons and the output of the annual member survey which has framed the clubs activities since the start.
We hope to have a 'Friends of...' initiative whereby individuals or organisations can support us in some other way.
We currently don't have Sponsors but may do when running larger events.
None, other than we're in the same locality, and we'll be drinking beer (or tea and coffee) and talking politics if we have to. Let's just say we're leaving the less attractive parts of history where they belong!
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