As part of the requirements under GDPR we wrote out to all members asking them to update their contact preferences. If you didn’t update your contact preferences or you selected not to receive e-mails from us, then from June you’ll no longer receive an email notification to let you know each time we have a magazine or newsletter available. But don’t panic, you can still login to the website to access both publications.
We’d love to keep you informed, and want to have you back on our mailing list. Please take a moment to login to your profile, and update your details. (There’s a handy button below to do this).
Did you really need to do this?
Whilst the rules around GDPR are clear, we didn’t need to seek retrospective permission to send you newsletter/magazine notifications but we became aware during the our review of the new principles that our data protection protection statement didn’t tell you why we needed the information (i.e in order to process your membership, and send you notifications), so we saw this as an opportunity to make sure you were fully informed, and give you the option to decide how you wanted us to contact us.
Isn’t there a Connaught out soon?
Yes there is, we delayed the publication this time to make sure as many people as possible had updated their mailing preferences so they didn’t miss out on the bi-monthly round up of ADO16 news.
To ensure you get the notification, please make sure you amend your contact preferences today!
SSL or Secure Sockets Layer has landed here at ado16.info.
With the adoption of SSL there are three main security principles we will now all benefit from;
Encryption: protect data transmissions (e.g. browser to server, server to server, application to server, etc.)
Authentication: ensure the server you’re connected to is actually the correct server.
Data integrity: ensure that the data that is requested or submitted is what is actually delivered.
You’ll note that you’ve already been “forced” to use the secured website address (https://www.ado16.info), and this same pattern will continue across the site.
What do I need to do?
No action is required on your part – the transition from a traditional website to an SSL website is all handled at server level, you can just sit back, relax – safe in the knowledge that you’re really visiting the website you anticipated viewing!
How do I know I’m viewing the SSL version of the website?
Simple, just look for the padlock symbol next to the website address – it’ll look something like this:
You may have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), that comes into effect on 25th May 2018. To help comply with GDPR consent requirements, we written out to all of our members to ask for confirmation that you would like to receive email notifications from us.
We hope that our notifications are useful to you. If you’d like to continue hearing from us, please update your contact preferences as soon as possible (we’ve included a handy button at the end of this post to make this easy for you!).
If you have not told us by the 25th May 2018, you’ll no longer receive email notifications from us (that includes your monthly newsletter!).
We all know the ADO16 originated in the UK and today the country enjoys an enormous classic car movement which conservative estimates put at being worth £4.3 billion to the UK economy; that’s highly significant for us ADO16 enthusiasts especially as many of the components on our cars were common to other models.
The UK classic car movement is represented by the Federation of British Historical Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC), they liaise with owners’ clubs, and manufacturers of parts and represent both owners and the industry at UK governmental level – they also have relations with federations in other countries and so for all of these reasons ado16.info has become a member of the FBHVC.
From time to time the FBHVC newsletter has articles of important general car interest which if appropriate we will share with you, our members via “The Connaught”.
This is a huge step for a Car Club in it’s infancy, but we hope that this is a clear demonstration of ado16.info’s commitment to it’s community, and we look forward to being part of this worldwide organisation.
ado16.info has been working hard to help provide a lasting and tangible legacy for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 range of cars.
We have used crowd funding to raise money to purchase targeted panels and incredibly we have also procured a whole 2-door bodyshell and we also we have the side of a 4-door model.
By establishing a working relationship with Classic Sheetmetal Limited in Birmingham, UK we are now in a position to proudly announce that high quality bespoke repair sections to enable the restoration of any ADO16 are now available to help achieve one of the principle aims of ado16.info – to help keep Britain’s bestselling car of the sixties alive.
Production and despatch of repair panels has already begun; orders can be place by contacting Chris at Classic Sheetmetal:
This week the first load of purchased and loaned panels was delivered to Classic Sheetmetal Limited in Birmingham, UK – the birthplace of the ADO16.
Simon Harley, who has been leading the ado16.info international project handed over to Chris the Managing Director various items including both 2-door and 4-door skins, various sill parts and both a bootlid and incredibly an estate tailgate!
Chris will be copying panels and making them available for sale. Already Simon has been fielding requests but first in line are a pair of rear wheel arches for his own Austin 1100 project – a car you may recall seeing when we displayed at the Practical Classics Classic Car Restoration Show earlier this year – progress with the wheel arches will get reported in our full colour Club Magazine, The Connaught.
Simon is currently negotiating, on behalf of ado16.info international, on something we think could be very special – with delivery scheduled to take place mid-July, so stay tuned for further updates!
An opportunity for complete panel and rear subframe re-manufacture has come to ado16.info Limited, also and perhaps more importantly the opportunity to make specific small repair sections.
We intend purchasing various original panels for this purpose with money already pledged by members ahead of this more ambitious fund raising – if we were to raise several thousand within a couple of days we might also purchase a complete bodyshell currently available for the same purpose but realistically our aim is to purchase all of the available panels from another source.
ado16.info Limited will need to oversee the legalities of panel purchase and ownership, storage and re-manufacture. We have a very clear plan of action and will ensure that the interests of ado16.info Limited and the members of ado16.info international are protected.
We hope you can help, no matter how small. Contributions can be made through our gofundme page, by clicking the button below.