The meeting was held at St Bernard’s College upstairs in the Library. The six people including myself were a little bit nervous.
For the months preceding we had been tracking down and phoning up people who had been building cars. About fortyfive people were contacted. We were hoping that somewhere between fifteen and twentyfive would turn up. I think thirtyeight turned up in the end.
John Marshall chaired the meeting and I was secretary. Minutes were taken for the purpose of discussion at the next founding committee meeting that was held a couple of weeks later.
This had all come about from a chance meeting between Ian Carswell, Roy Hoare and Darrell Blewett.
Most who attended the meeting came out of curiosity, surprised that there might be others daft enough to build a car which did not have the high profile of a Hot Rod.
During the first part of the meeting John Marshall introduced the six founding members and gave a brief run down as to how the meeting came about. Roy discussed the some of the things that we could do if we formed a club such as help each other out with technical information or where to get a wasit to attach a thingy-ma-jig to that bracket there. Or what will happen when you attach a widget to a fidget.
One of the key discussion points besides what everybody was building was Car Insurance and it was agreed that by forming a club we might be able to negotiate a good deal. In those days nobody had even heard of LVVTA.
The last key question that John Marechal raised was this, "Is there sufficient interest to hold another meeting?" Basically we were not sure as to how many were along for a "look-see" never to be seen again.
By the way, the foundation committee was: Darrell Blewitt, Ian Carswell, Roger Dunkley, Patrick Harlow, Roy Hoare and John Marechal.