John Cox started it all with a letter in “Motorcaravan & Motorhome Monthly” in June 1988 suggesting that a Club for the owners of motor caravans converted by Auto-Sleepers Limited of Willersey, near Broadway, might be popular. He had earlier spoken to Auto-Sleepers on the subject and their answer in favour of the proposal, together with a letter from the Managing Director, Mr. Anthony Trevelyan, which was also published in MMM, set things moving. On the basis of the response to these letters an acting committee was established, a constitution and rules suggested and help gratefully accepted from Auto-Sleepers.
The inaugural General Meeting and First National Rally, in April 1989, was attended by over 230 vans (around 500 people) and Membership then totalled about 650 people. A monthly Newsletter was instigated and small rallies arranged as a means for members to communicate, exchange ideas and enjoy themselves. These are very successful as are subsequently developed Regalia sales, a Technical Group and Club Website.
At the AGM in 2002 it was agreed by a majority that the status of the Club be changed from that of an unincorporated association to a Company Limited by Guarantee and not having a Share Capital. With professional advice, the Memorandum and Articles of Association were written and approved by the Committee on November 16th and were signed, as Subscribers, by the Club’s two founder Vice-Presidents, Rita Daley and John Cox. Their signatures were witnessed by the President, Charles Trevelyan, who has been heavily involved from the earliest days of the Club. On December 13th 2002 the Club was incorporated and registered at Companies House with a registration number 4616969.
In 2008 the Club celebrated its 20th anniversary with a 'Red-Book' presentation at the annual Dinner & Dance