The new site has been a long time in the making, and ties in with other Club projects including the all-new SPOG web shop and catalogue and our new membership system. The old 2CVGB site hadn’t been significantly changed in more than a decade.

We appreciate it’s a bit of a change, and you might have some questions.

.: How to log in and other FAQs

If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for below, please contact webmaster@2cvgb.com and we’ll do our utmost to answer your query.

Why has the site been updated?

This is the first major update of the 2CVGB website for more than a decade, so it was important to rebuild it using software that will futureproof our Club. The new site brings together two key Club projects that have been ongoing in the background for some time. This includes our shiny new membership database that makes it simple to renew your membership, add vehicles to our database and update your details.

Arguably even more significant is the new dedicated web shop and catalogue for 2CVGB’s Spare Parts Organisation (SPOG). The addition of this will help generate income for SPOG, in order to fund further remanufacturing as and when it is necessary to keep our cars on the road. If you ever wondered what SPOG actually does, have a browse of the new web shop!

So how do I log in to this new system?

Whether you’re an existing member or you’ve just joined, your membership number or associated email can be used to access the new member area and post on the forum. This is the five-digit number that appears on your membership card. New members will find this on their welcome email too.

You can treat your membership number as your username. When you use the number to log in, you’ll need to precede it with “2cvgb-” when entering it into the login panel. For example, if your membership number is 12345, your username will take the form “2cvgb-12345”.

When you first log in, you’ll need to set up a password. The process for this is:

  1. Click “My Account” in the top left-hand corner of the screen.
  2. Click, “Lost your password?”
  3. When prompted, enter your username (like the example above) and click “Reset Password”.
  4. Check your email for a link (it can sometimes end up in spam or take a few minutes to arrive).
  5. Follow the reset page as instructed when you click on the link.
  6. Type your new chosen password carefully, and confirm it.
  7. Click “Reset Password”.
  8. You should now be all set up to access the Crossmember and relevant member areas of the site.

I’m an overseas member. Where’s my online mag gone?

Once you’ve signed up and logged in, you’ll automatically be recognised as having a subscription for our online mag. A tab will appear on the right-hand side of the menu labelled “Digital Magazine”. Click there to find the latest issues of 2CVGB News!

Can I still use my old forum login details?

No, the forum you now see is a brand-new system that is underpinned by Crossmember. You no longer need to enter your postcode to view and post topics; you simply use your Crossmember username and password credentials, as set out above.

What’s happening to the old forum? Can I still find old posts?

Content from the “old” 2CVGB forum is currently in the process of being migrated to the new site. In the new forum you’ll find a section named “Archive”. This is where you’ll be able to find old posts from the outgoing site. We appreciate that while the forum is much quieter than it used to be, it housed lots of useful technical info on it, so that’s why we’re migrating it!

Not everything has been moved across yet, but the volume of available content will increase soon. It’s worth noting that this section is ‘closed’. That means you won’t be able to reply or start new topics there; if you want to start a new topic on a subject from the old forum, please start a fresh post within the new ‘Main Forum’ sections.

We apologise to those who were still regular users of the forum if your latest posts haven’t appeared in the archive yet! Migrating the forum properly from one database to an all-new system has proved to be quite a task, and we’ll give you an update on it as soon as possible.