As we enter another year under lockdown, we are all hopeful that, with the vaccine being rolled out, 2021 will be a much better year.
We managed to hold the Lavenham Classics show in 2020 and we are happy to announce we are now planning this year’s event – so the entry forms are now available.
As we did last year, there will be a strict “Entry by issued ticket only” policy in order that entry numbers can be contained within the available space whilst delivering safe distancing between entrants. For this reason there is no entry cut-off date, first come, first served will apply.
Read about last year’s 2020 show…
Hosted for the fourth year running on August Bank Holiday Sunday, the 2020 event was very well supported and raised just over £2,000 for local charities.
140 cars were displayed, Lavenham retailers sold food and refreshments, the sun made an appearance and the rain stayed away!
With a limited number of cars on display in order to maintain social distancing and very limited promotional activity outside of the village this year for the same reason, organiser Bruce Goddard was anticipating the event struggling to break even financially. However thanks to the efforts of the “bucket shakers” and the generosity of the visitors on the day, monies raised exceeded expectations.
Bruce extended his thanks to all entrants, visitors and volunteer marshals who made this year’s event so memorable.
Read all about it – the sun shone on our 2019 event
Thank you to you all who came and supported our 2019 event – over 150 vehicles were displayed ranging from a selection of pre-war cars including a Bugatti 1932 Type 51 Grand Prix car up to a brand new, limited edition McLaren 600LT Spyder and almost every other make that you could think of.
Food and drink was available and many of you enjoyed a picnic under August blue skies – whilst a local musician played songs to help us relax.
The 2019 event raised £3000 for local charities
The fantastic sum of over £1,200 was raised from donations on the day bringing this year’s total amount raised to almost £3,000. Double that raised last year and well in excess of my target of £2,000.
So a huge “THANK YOU” to everyone who attended, exhibited and of course to the volunteers.
All monies raised go to Lavenham Community Council, a registered charity that distributes funds to good causes within the area as well as funding the village community facilities.
Bruce Goddard, event organiser adds: “I moved into Lavenham in 2016 and as a life long classic car enthusiast/collector/racer volunteered to put on a car show for the charity when the Carnival ceased.
The event is now focused on being a lower key village event with a relaxed atmosphere and it is my intention to keep it that way.
For future years the number of cars on show will be restricted [as it was this year] to ensure that there is no crowding and that there is adequate visitor parking.
The event is ever evolving and arrangements are already underway for next year when it is hoped that a number of additional attractions can be incorporated aimed at our younger visitors.”