5 April 2020 Michael_T-V

COVID-19 an update from ado16.info

So, 2020 hasn’t started as we expected, with us in April and the Classic Car scene is still pretty much snoozing. That said, give the uncertainty we’re facing in the present climate, it’s absolutely the right thing to do.

We’re still “open”…

With many governments across the world ordering citizens to stay at home, it gives us the opportunity to continue to serve our members. We’re still signing up, renewing, and just being there for our members across a wide range of channels. Whether it’s a project that’d been worked on in New Zealand, or a full rebuild taking place in Denmark – you really can find it in one of our homes!

This downtime, also gives us chance to update the website – there’s lots of updates already done, and a reasonably “chunky” one to come over the next few weeks. We’re keen to tell you more about our favourite subject, yep the ADO16!

As you can image, our shop is very much open for business – and there’s a lovely book which we’re sure you’d really enjoy thumbing through (members receive a tasty discount as well!).

So, what’s going to happen with upcoming events…?

Good question, and one that’s probably very difficult for us to answer. All of our events are still scheduled to happen on the dates advertised. Of course, this could change if COVID-19 remains a threat to public health. As you’d expect, we’ll continue to review the threat nearer to each event, and provide the appropriate updates as and when we can.

What can I do?

Simple, please follow your own local guidance. Most countries seem to be adopting the “Stay Home and Save Lives” strap line. Please do this wherever possible.

In the UK, the government has made it quite clear, you should only leave the house for very limited purposes:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home

… so that gives us lots of time to work on our cars at home, safely.

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Michael's interest in cars started from an early age, when he would spend time in his Dad's garage observing many a job being undertaken. Naturally as Michael grew up, cars were firmly a part of his DNA, and as such the interest has gone from strength to strength. Having always had a keen interest in all things British, it probably wouldn't surprise you to know that his portfolio of cars have always been British made.