A latecomer to this thread I'm afraid. I echo everything that has been said about the HVWC here. I was an active member for many years, and even did a stint as Club secretary back in the 1990's, which was very enjoyable. I let my membership lapse until a couple of years ago, when I rejoined, and I too received my old membership number, and a very nice letter.
As Rob has said the Club attends a great many of the shows across the UK and beyond, and always manage to have a good display of cars. They even braved the awful weather to come up to Volksfling in Scotland!!
Here's to the next 37 years!