Who's Who - meet the Club committee
Standard Motor Club - Committee
This section introduces the committee of the Standard Motor Club. They are all volunteers and are elected at an Annual General Meeting. We are always looking for new volunteers to help us keep the marque on the road.
Chairman & Compliance Officer - Peter Lockley
Peter's first Standard was an 1950's 8 and he has also a very rare Vanguard Estate. More recently he has restored a TR - based Swallow Doretti. Peter lives in Long Itchington in Warwickshire and is a retired Solicitor. His other consuming interest is Steam Railways, of which he has an encyclopedic knowledge.
Vice Chairman, Historian, Pre1948 Spares Officer, Webshop Manager - Phil Homer
Phil, together with wife Lynda have been members for over 40 years and live in St. Albans in Hertfordshire. Phil is a retired Project Director in the Telecoms Industry. They run a small fleet of Standards, dating from a 1919 Model SLS, to a 1956 Standard Super 10, though not all of them are on the road at any one time! Phil is also the Club’s Historian and is a Freelance Journalist of Classic Car subjects.
Membership Secretary and Registrar - Conan Lewis
Conan is a Manager in the Telecom's industry and owns a 1924 Model V3 Kenilworth and a 1950's Standard 10. Conan maintains the database of Standard Cars and answers members questions
Club Secretary - Lynda Homer
Lynda is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire , where she is involved in the mentoring of newly appointed Secondary School Teachers.
Lynda is determined that Classic Cars should not be a men-only pastime, she enjoys driving Standard Cars to rallies and events - and encourages other ladies to do the same.
Magazine Editor - Steve O'Hara
Steve is another of the Club's Train enthusiasts and he used to live above Birmingham's New Street Station, so he could get a good view! He has been Editor of the Club's magazine, the Standard Car Review since 2007. Steve drives a Vintage Standard Teignmouth and a 1950's Standard 10
Treasurer - Ian Burt
Ian joined the committee in 2013 and is responsible for running our Finances.
Ian hails from Chatham in Kent and is nearing the completion of the restoration of a Warwick-bodied SLO4
Commercial Advertising - Steve Smeltzer
A recruit to the Committee in 2010, Steve hails from Cheltenham. Steve is responsible for managing commercial advertising for the magazine internet and shows.
Steve covers thousands of miles each year in his Vintage SLO4 Tourer. Once, in midwinter snow he drove to Paris and back without a roof or heater, though to look at him he appears completely normal!
Publicity Officer - Darrell Cunningham
Darrell Cunningham is an active member and founder of the New Forest Group of the Standard Motor Club. He owns a very rare Vanguard Luxury Six Automatic. His main role as Publicity Officer is to promote the Club and the marque as a whole to the Classic Car Press.
8 and 10 Spares Officer – Stephen George
Stephen hails from Arlesey in Bedfordshire where he owns a small fleet of Classics. Amongst them are a 1933 Standard 9 and a 1950’s Standard 8. Steve has rapidly expanded the range of spares that are available for the cars
Local Groups Organiser – Roger Dealtry
Roger hails from Haytersbury in Wiltshire. He runs a pair of Post Vintage Standards, a 2-door 9 and a 4 door Standard 10. As well as being co-ordinator of our Local Groups, Roger is Archivist for the Post Vintage range of cars.
We also have a number of volunteer Officers who do not have Committee Posts, but provide essential services and are actively involved in running your Club:
Chief Engineering Officer - Brian Parkes
Brian is a long-serving member of the club, and served on the committee from 2006. He runs a 1950’s Standard 10 but previously drove a Post-war Standard 14. He is a virtual ever-present at Standard Rallies and Road runs. He has a life-time of experience in the Motor Repair Trade and delights on advising our growing Spares re-manufacturing operation. Brian is an Honorary life member of the Club.
Vanguard Spares Officer - Peter Foster
Peter manages the Club's Vanguard Spares Warehouse, which is the largest depository of Vanguard Soares in the World. If he is not able to satisfy a Spares requirement, he also has a vast repertoire of sources that he is able to recommend to members.
Peter runs a Vanguard Vignale Saloon and an Ensign Estate and lives near in Spalding, Lincolnshire.
Membership Administration - Stuart and Zena Lucas
Stuart and Zena manage the Membership Database and handle all recruitment and renewals of membership. They create the monthly mailing lists for distribution of the magazine and keep the car records up to date.
They run a 1934 Standard 10 and a 1950’s Standard Companion.
All of the people on this page give generously of their time to make the Club successful. If you have skills and time to offer to help we are always searching for new volunteers. Please enquire of any committee member in the first instance or complete the form here:
The contact details for all the above members are shown in the Members Area
(Revised as current as at March 2021)