" Is to maintain and preserve classic vehicles so that future generations will better understand their heritage and have a single tangible connection to the past", Steve Wilkinson, Chairman
Welcome to the Paphos Classic Vehicle Club The PCVC Club is for everyone who owns or have an interest in old cars and motorcycles, and, although based in Paphos, draws its members from all over Cyprus and all ethnic backgrounds. What is a Classic Vehicle? Any vehicle which was manufactured more than 30 years ago, is preserved and maintained in an historically correct condition and is not used as a means of daily transport is recognised by FIVA, the International governing body of Classic Cars.”. If you own such a vehicle in Cyprus and want it to be recognised by FIVA then PCVC can help with the inspection and approval process as they have OKAK (the Cypriot representatives of FIVA) inspectors here in Paphos. They can also assist and advise on importation procedures, which have recently become more complicated and expensive, particularly from the UK. Why should you register your imported vehicle as a Classic? If a FIVA recognised vehicle is imported to Cyprus then it will be eligible for registration on an “A” or antiqua number plate. NB, it is not possible to change the registration of a car already allocated a non antique registration number in Cyprus, to an antique registration number, but you can display black and silver registration plates on your vehicle. You can also claim a reduction of 65% on your annual road tax, or opt for the 25 euro limited use option. What cars are owned by Club members? There are all sorts of cars presently within the club, from high end luxury cars, such as BMWs, Jaguars, Mercedes, and even Rolls Royces, to what were every day runabouts, like the Morris Minor. These also include exotic Alfa Romeo, Lotus and Morgan sports cars, weird and wonderful Citroen 2cvs, and humble Minis and 1100s.There is also a number of American classics. The cars date from a Ford A Roadster of 1931 to a Mercedes 230TE of 1991. The Members of the Paphos Classic Vehicle Club hold a wealth of knowledge of classic cars, which they freely share with each other. This includes historical and technical information, maintenance and repair advice, the sourcing of parts, and, practical assistance with repairs and restoration. Their aim is to keep our motoring heritage where it belongs, on the road, and to this end they arrange a tour through the Cypriot countryside every month. We are the longest established classic vehicle club in Paphos District, now also a strong member of OKAK, which in turn is a member of FIVA. As such we have our own inspectors to conduct inspections of vehicles, and have members and affiliations island wide, indeed the world. Currently there are approximately 150 members registered with the club. Not all members actually own a classic vehicle, and some that do are in the process of restoring them and use their ‘modern’ vehicles in the meantime. We usually hold our monthly social meeting at Perikles Tavern, Nata on the third Saturday of the month from 3.30 onwards, and at Tea 4 Two, Geroskipou first Saturday of the month for Classic Breakfast from 8.30 am.
We tend to have a run outs most months for all vehicles, which may or may not incorporate a quiz, treasure hunt or something similar and are organised by the club members. Impromptu runs out for the classic cars are held on occasion and these are, as the name suggests, arranged at short notice and can be arranged by any member. They take the form of a run to a tavern for coffee or lunch, or for supper in the summer. You can go as a group or alone and meet us at the destination. As there is little planning required there is no need to decide until the day whether you go or not.
DO YOU WANT TO JOIN OUR CLUB AND SAVE MONEY BY DOING IT! Once you are a club member you can save money on your classic and modern car M.O.T.'s by showing your current club members card at MCC (all details can be found in the FIVA Inspections of this web site).
General Site Information: The page titles are fairly indicative of the subject matter of the page. The 'Members Only' page contains useful information supplied by members of the Club, including Application for a FIVA ID Card, application for an `A` plate and Customs regulations concerning the Importation of Classic Cars.. 'What's going on this year' details our Social programme, as well as descriptions of the last event and the next planned one.
The Paphos Classic Vehicle Club was formed in 2004 by several people with an interest in Classic Vehicles and the Classic Car movement generally. This followed an advertisement placed in the local paper in April 2003 by the man who became the Club President : Yiorgos Koutsides. The meetings started at the Sense Café in Coral Bay then moved to the Tasmaria Hotel apartments on Tomb of the Kings. In those days it was a group of classic car enthusiasts meeting on the 3rd Saturday in the month and organizing a leisurely drive on a Sunday and finishing with lunch at a taverna, which is pretty much the same today. Our 1st Chairman wasGraham Cole Vice ChairmanHugh Atkinson Founder MemberSecretaryCarol Rouse Founder Member TreasurerGraham Rouse Founder Member Committee Members Ian Dunbair, Neil Wishart, Owen Perry, Peter Shefford Looking at the club now we are proud to say we still have 3 founder members John Holborn, Neil Wishart and Hugh Atkinson who are actively involved We are extremely lucky that as our membership has grown. we have the most interesting and diverse vehicles within our club; these include; a Model T Ford, a 1930's MG, classic American cars and many more.