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October 2020 Club News
All the main events
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The Mercedes-Benz Club GDPR
The Mercedes-Benz Club Ltd, referred to as the “Club” understands and accepts its obligations under General Data Protection Regulations, referred to as the “GDPR”. These Policies and Procedures are provided to ensure that the Club’s Directors and Officials understand these obligations and abide by the principles of Data Protection set out below:-
Club Events and Pub Meets
As the Covid-19 restrictions are starting to be eased in the UK and Ireland, the Directors realise that members will be very keen to know when they can attend their local pub meetings and other Club events. The Board would like to state that whilst they note the Governments of the UK, Ireland and the devolved nations are all adjusting their lockdown measures in different ways and with varying timescales, there is still one overarching and consistent message; they all currently prohibit large gatherings. Therefore, at its meeting on Sunday, 5th July, the Board of Directors agreed to maintain its position that all pub meetings and Club events remain cancelled until further notice. However, the Board acknowledges the situation could change when government ministers review restrictions over the coming months and the Directors will make appropriate announcements and take the necessary next steps. The Directors would like to thank you for your patience and understanding and they will continue to review this position regularly. Please be assured the Board will do all they can to ensure that as soon as it is safe to do so, pub meetings and other Club events will be resumed.
British Historic Vehicle Clubs’, 2020 National Historic Vehicle Survey
The Mercedes-Benz Club are members of the FBHVC. The Federation exists to uphold the freedom to use historic vehicles on the road. It does this by representing the interests of owners of such vehicles to politicians, government officials, and legislators both in the UK and Worldwide through the Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens (FIVA). The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Please complete it at one sitting. If you do not have access to exact figures for some answers please use your best estimate.
MOT Exemption in N. Ireland for Historic Vehicles.
MOT Exemption in N. Ireland for Historic Vehicles. NI's First Minister Arlene Foster announced on 2nd July that they are bringing forward legislation to give exemption from an MOT to vehicles 40 years old and older to bring NI into line with this ruling which took effect in GB in 2018. The current ruling in NI is only pre 1960 vehicles are MOT exempt.
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Mercedes-Benz Public Archive
Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Classic.
The archives of Mercedes-Benz Classic are a unique treasure-trove covering almost 130 years of automobile history. With Classic M@RS (Multimedia Archive and Research System), all interested parties are able to share in the knowledge and memories of the brand and its products.