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Shuttleworth Model Success

 

The SVAS organised Scale Model Exhibition took place on the 19th February and has proved to be a very successful event in many ways.

While traders and exhibitors filled the majority of the engineering hangar at Shuttleworth, the Spitfire remained on display to provide a contrast to the smaller models displayed around it and to also allow a number of happy visitors to take the opportunity to sit in the Spitfire.

Event organiser and SVAS Chairman Kevin Panter said “The event has been the most successful yet, both in terms of visitor numbers attending and also in the quality of models. The standard of modelling this year has been exceptional; the judges have had a difficult time in picking the winners of the competitions”

The winners of the Competitions were:

  • Category 1 – 1/72nd Scale or smaller – Rick Harland, A.W. Siskin IIIa
  • Category 2 – 1/48th Scale or smaller (exc. Cat 1) – Richard Page, Meteor F.8
  • Category 3 – Larger than 1/48th Scale – Raf Sikorski, Fiat 600 Abarth
  • Junior Modeller – Charlie Jenkins, Panther Tank
  • Best Shuttleworth Model – Justin Walbrugh, Ryan ST-A
  • Best In Show – Ed Cawdell, Stand of Dioramas

All photographs provided by courtesy of Peter Baughan.

Winner of Best Shuttleworth Model, Justin Walbrugh with judge Peter Holloway
Winner of Best Shuttleworth Model, Justin Walbrugh with judge Peter Holloway
Winner of the Best Shuttleworth Model
Winner of the Best Shuttleworth Model
Charlie Jenkins, winner of Best Junior Modeller with judge Peter Holloway
Charlie Jenkins, winner of Best Junior Modeller with judge Peter Holloway
Best Junior Model
Best Junior Model
Ed Cawdell, Overall Winner of Best in Show for his entire display stand
Ed Cawdell, Overall Winner of Best in Show for his entire display stand
The Best in Show, Ed Cawdell's well presented display of dioramas
The Best in Show, Ed Cawdell’s well presented display of dioramas
Raf Sikorski, Winner of Best Model Larger than 1/48th Scale
Raf Sikorski, Winner of Best Model Larger than 1/48th Scale
Best Large Model, 1/24th scale Fiat 600 Abarth with many superdetailed items
Best Large Model, 1/24th scale Fiat 600 Abarth with many superdetailed items
Richard Page, winner of Best 1/48th scale or smaller model
Richard Page, winner of Best 1/48th scale or smaller model
Meteor F8, winner of Best 1/48th Scale or smaller model
Meteor F8, winner of Best 1/48th Scale or smaller model
Rick Harland, winner of best 1/72nd scale or smaller model
Rick Harland, winner of best 1/72nd scale or smaller model
Best 1/72nd scale model, Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIa
Best 1/72nd scale model, Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIa

 

White Rose for Shuttleworth

The Shuttleworth Trust has taken the opportunity to acquire a third bus from the renowned collection of early Leyland buses restored by Mike Sutcliffe MBE.

1923 Leyland SG7 'White Rose' recently acquired for the Shuttleworth Collection with the assistance of the SVAS - photo by Ciara Harper

The Leyland SG7 was built in 1923 for Brookes Brothers, Rhyl who traded as White Rose Motors.  It is a 40 seat bus with full front and a dual entrance body which is split into two saloons.

The Shuttleworth Trust decided to acquire the bus because of its uniqueness and also to supplement the wedding packages that are offered in The House and The Swiss Gardens.

1923 Leyland SG7 'White Rose' interior photo by Ciara Harper
1923 Leyland SG7 ‘White Rose’ interior photo by Ciara Harper

Kevin Panter, Chairman of the Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society commented ‘The SVAS is very pleased to be able to help the Shuttleworth Trust by providing 50% of the funding for the acquisition of the ‘White Rose’ bus as it fits in with the early motor vehicles at the Collection. It will join the other vintage Leyland buses, which have also been purchased with assistance from the SVAS,  in being used for visitor experiences of 1920s travel in short rides around the Shuttleworth estate.’

Shuttleworth Season Premiere Tickets Selling Fast!

The Shuttleworth Collection has warned that tickets are selling fast for Sunday’s Season Premiere air display.
 
Please can any SVAS members wishing to attend purchase their tickets in advance at the Shuttleworth website to avoid disappointment.
For the first time in over 30 years the Red Arrows will display at Shuttleworth, kicking off the 2016 event season in style! Joining them on programme will be Collection ‘heavies’ such as the Westland Lysander, Gloster Gladiator, and Hawker Sea Hurricane. Battle of Britain Hurricane R4118 will also display, and visiting acts include the Curtiss P40 KittyHawk, Calidus autogyro, BBMF Dakota, Lunak glider and Global Stars aerobatic team will make this a season opener to remember.

Volunteer Membership Accounts Manager Needed

The Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society urgently needs a volunteer Membership Accounts Manager to assist with membership applications and renewals. The work would entail reconciling payments with subscription forms, preparing and banking incoming payments, preparing and posting subscription forms to the Treasurer, liaison with the Treasurer over membership issues, copying and filing Gift Aid Declarations.

This voluntary position would suit anybody with a background in administration or accounting although it could be undertaken by anyone capable of carrying out administrative work with accuracy. It is expected that the successful applicant will need to work at the S.V.A.S. office located at Old Warden around two days a week and full training will be given.

To apply, please contact Alan Reed on 07743 946400 or email details to him at svas@shuttleworth.org