23-25 Aug 2024
JOIN THOUSANDS OF CLASSICS AND TAKE CENTRE STAGE WITH YOUR CAR IN OUR DEDICATED DISPLAY AREA
THE BEST HISTORIC MOTORSPORT · UNRIVALLED PADDOCK ACCESS A PACKED TRACK SCHEDULE · LIVE MUSIC · OFF-TRACK FUN FOR ALL
Club Codes are available in the club magazine and our members area.
Book using the Clubs code to get your 2 tickets for the price of on1 plus infield parking. You must remember to include your Panther car details when booking .
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries or problems using the club codes
See you there. Val
Contact Val Bridges
Photos of 2023
20TH -22ND SEPTEMBER 2024
Isle of Man British Classic or Sports cars Festival of Motoring
Panther Tour 18th September -23rd September 2024
The above Festival of Motoring is proving very popular with Panther Members and I am pleased to say there is an
EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT = £60.00, per car, discount applies to all bookings made by 30.04.2023, with a 20% deposit and guarantee the price quoted in 2023 will be honoured with no price increase.
The link below will take you to the booking form allowing you to book direct I have spoken with the organisers and asked them to recommend which hotel offers the best facilities and parking and easy access to everything and they recommended the The Comis Hotel & Golf Resort, with good facilities . Due to the distance to travel I felt that to make it a 5 night stop over gives us time to relax and enjoy what’s on offer on the Island. The festival of Food and Drink is also on at this same time so an added attraction for us all to enjoy. Should you wish to adjust the time on the Island this can be arranged direct. Or even if you wish to stay at a different hotel that is an option but it would be great if we could all stay together and have a fun few days. Bookings are on a first come basis as the tour is now advertised live but we are early birds so to speak so get The the best deal available and our desired option on hotel and travel.
When booking please ensure you quote the Panther Car Club reference IOMFMPAN and inform me of your booking. There are other activities available to book but one which would be good to consider is the dinner Danceon the Sunday but once booked we can discuss our options.
I will keep you updated but if you would like to attend and take advantage of the early booking offer please do so before the 30th April. If in doubt i=or you have any questions do not hesitate to call me. I am happy to help with your booking if you experience any problems
Val Bridges 07971 866829
Panther Car Club - Isle of Man Festival of Motoring 2024 - Booking Details
“HOW IT ALL BEGAN”
Robert Jankel, Car Designer and Engineer
Born London 1 January 1938 - died Weybridge,
Surrey 25 May 2005
Married 1962 to Jennifer Loss
(daughter of bandleader Joe Loss –had three sons, one daughter)
Cars with six wheels are uncommon. The most famous is the pink Rolls-Royce owned by Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward in the 1960s television puppet show Thunderbirds. Robert Jankel went one better than these fantasy machines - he created the 1977 Panther Six actually to be driven on the road. The outrageous two-seater roadster was the showstopper of London's 1977 Motorfair, flashed across global television screens because it was said to do 200mph.
The book written by Bruno Eismark “The Cars Built By PANTHER“
has had a second print run and is available direct from Bruno.
-> Members (new login data - please look at the Magazine no. 232)
Youtube - Panther's 6-wheeled Car
It is the most comprehensive film on the history of Panther Westwinds.
DVLA Release New Laws on Black & White Number Plates
The DVLA have announced changes concerning information on black and silver number plates which will take effect from 1 January 2021.
The changes being introduced on 1 January 2021 will affect the ability of vehicles registered in the historic tax class to display the old style pre-1973 black and silver number plates.
Following the change in definition of a historic vehicle for vehicle tax exemption purposes in 2015, an issue was identified in the regulatory requirements for the valid display of a black and silver number plate. This resulted in an unintended consequence where any vehicle over 40 years old and registered in the historic tax class would be permitted to display an old style black and silver number plate. This was despite the law previously requiring all vehicles first registered after 1 January 1973 to only display the yellow and white number plates with black characters.
As this was never the intention, DVLA have sought to rectify this through a legal correction which will shortly be implemented. The change seeks to prevent any vehicle constructed after 1 January 1980 from the ability to display the black and silver number plate despite being recorded in the DVLA’s historic tax class. Those vehicles with a construction date prior to 1 January 1980 will continue to be able to legally display black and silver number plates to avoid any undue costs of replacement.
Also note that from 1 January it will no longer be permissible to fix a new number plate displaying a Euro symbol. Number plates already fixed to vehicles are unaffected. DVLA will also be introducing a new British Standard for number plates produced from 1 September 2021 which will mean all current style number plates that are first fixed to a vehicle from that date must meet the technical requirements contained in that standard.