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Gilbern Owner's Club - The

50 Heol Isaf, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DY

The Owner's Club

The Club was founded in 1969 by Martin Ingall, with support from Emil Rosner of ACE Motors (who formed a close association with the Club serving as Honorary President until his death 2001).

In 1979 the club became a limited company, with aim of ensuring the continued existence of Gilberns by encouraging interest and enthusiasm in the marque. The directors of the company (the committee) are volunteers drawn from the membership.

We provide:

A range of technical advice
Comprehensive spares support
Regional local meetings
Invitations to compete in hill climbs sprints
Representation at National local shows
Organize activities and motoring events to bring together all Gilbern Owners and enthusiasts.

Special schemes for the insurance of Gilbern cars
Club membership of the AA for the breakdown and recovery services.

During the year organized events include the National Day and the Great Griffin Treasure Hunt, together with a of number general social gatherings which usually take place on weekday evenings and weekends.
Club members also takes part in sprints, hill climbs and other events by invitation from other clubs including the Aston Martin Owners Club and the BARC. The Club also organizes the GOC World Championship which covers a number of the Clubs events and is handicapped to allow novices to compete on equal terms with established competitors.

We aim to provide a comprehensive spares service ensuring that any part required by club members is available. To this end the Club stocks a range of spares for all models, available by post and maintains a register of suppliers of other non specific items.

In addition, the Club is investing its resources into the production of items which are no longer commercially available with the result that most if not all essential components are readily available. To help maintain this operation, if members know of problems finding a particular part, or have information regarding the sources or identifications of parts please contact the Spares Secretary. Similarly,do not hesitate to contact the Club for help. Various committee members act as technical advisors to members questions, advise on modifications, repairs and any other matters of concern.

Members receive our journal "Rarebit" which is published monthly. Containing details of Club affairs, forthcoming events, spares news, reports of regional meetings and technical articles. Plus "For Sale" and "Wanted" columns for members use.
On the technical side:
The Club maintains a computer databased register of vehicle details, membership and ownership.
Lists of parts available from the Club and donor origin.
Data sheets for all models.
Guidelines to buying a car and various other items.
Reprints of the original owners handbooks for every model.

There are local groups based in various parts of the country meeting on a regular basis, within reasonably easy reach of most of the Club membership. The Committee is keen that more members should arrange meetings in this way and the Secretary or Local Group Co-ordinator will be happy to hear from anyone who is interested.
For more information or to join contact:
The Membership Secretary Mike Rigby

50 Heol Isaf,
CF15 8DY
Tel: 02920-843588.
email: [email protected]