President – Simon Bishop
Our President is Simon Bishop, who was a founder member of the Club and has been on the Committee and Singer Senior & Vintage Registrar ever since.
His interest in cars started at the age of 12 when he and his brother were given an old AC three-wheeler, which they drove around their garden. A 1935 Morris 8 followed, on which Simon learned his basic car mechanics. When he wa 15 he bought a 1936 Austin 7 Special – in bits. He rebuilt it and this was the first car he dove (officially?) on the road. Simon still has the Special and uses it regularly. Simon also has a 1933 Austin 7 Box saloon which he as fully restored, a 1925 Singer 10/26, a 1929 Singer Senior ‘As-U-Dryv’ saloon which he has just finished restoring., a 1935 Le Mans 9hp, and a 1927 14/34, 6-Cylinder, two-seater.
Simon’s latest addition to his fleet is the oldest known ‘on-the-road’ Singer – a 1907 12/14HP
Simon is also the SMC Vintage Registrar.