Interesting article from the FT on collecting classic cars
Lavenham Classics in the local press
In the up coming, July/ August edition of the Bury & West Suffolk magazine, Lavenham Classics’ coordinator, Bruce Goddard, talks about past shows and what can be expected in 2022.
article reproduced courtesy of Bury & West Suffolk magazine.
2021 show overview
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2021 show – over 300 vehicles, lots of visitors, and the weather was fine (if cloudy at times).
There was food and refreshments in abundance from our local Lavenham Butchers and other suppliers including Bar Rumba and Sweet Meats in their Good Food Army comber ice-cream van.
All in all, the event, thanks to entrants and the visitors, raised £3,250 which will go to various village charities administered by Lavenham Community Council.
Check out some photos from the event:
Latest News about Lavenham Classics motor show 2021
We are already for this year’s event on Sunday 29th August 2021 (11am to 4pm)
After last year’s successful, social-distanced event, planning for this year’s August motor show is all on track.
Due to take place on the August Bank Holiday Sunday, unless government guidance changes, we are now unable to accept further entries.
However, provisional entries already advised as being accepted will still be accommodated if the entry forms are sent in before July 16th 2021
Passes are due to be issued in early August as per usual.
Visitors are welcome to attend the event – there will be food, refreshments and a bar available.
2020 a great success
The 2020 event, despite the restrictions of being Covid compliant and the usual uncertainties concerning Bank Holiday weather, proved to be a resounding success.
Hosted for the fourth year running on August Bank Holiday Sunday, a limited number of (140) cars were displayed, Lavenham retailers sold food and refreshments, the sun made an appearance and the rain stayed away!
Over £2,000 was raised for local charities so we thank everyone who took part and contributed to its success in 2020.
We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!
A brief update to confirm that the 2020 event is still scheduled to take place this Sunday.
Given the current pandemic restrictions the layout of displayed vehicles will be different to previous years in order to provide increased distancing between entrants.
Sanitising stations will be in evidence and all food & drink vendors will be operating strictly controlled social distancing and hygiene standards.
The wearing of face masks is optional but recommended – certainly they will be needed if venturing to the village shops.
Please come dressed as appropriate for the (hopefully good) weather and do remember to observe “social distancing ”throughout the event.
2020 – Event still happening if possible…
Dear fellow classic vehicle enthusiast,
I hope that you and your families and friends are keeping safe during these challenging times.
Given the restrictions on meeting in public places and the requirements for social distancing, amongst the other myriad of Government guidelines, I thought that I should update you on the current situation regarding Lavenham Classics.
It is still my intention to hold the event, albeit with some revisions and being mindful that Covid 19 control methods are a moving feast.
In anticipation of the further easing of movement & meeting restrictions I intend to keep the event scheduled unless I have no alternative but to cancel it. I am hopeful of it being a celebration of the return to some sort of normality.
Thus for this 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.
Therefore please do get your entry forms in if you wish to attend.
The event is organised on behalf of Lavenham Community Council, a registered charity, who will process your entry in the usual way: cashing your entry cheque upon receipt and issuing tickets during early August.
IF the event does have to be cancelled then full refunds will be issued immediately.
[As a result of feedback from last year I am delighted to announce that the award winning Lavenham Butchers are providing the catering this year, supported by our usual bar and ice cream providers].
Enjoy your classic vehicles and most of all, keep safe.
2019 – blazing blue skies and brilliant vehicles
more to come shortly on our 2019 event – a huge thank you to everyone who displayed a vehicle, our visitors and volunteers!
2018 – Great motor show, until the rains came!
This year’s Classic Car show in the historic Medieval Village of Lavenham was a resounding success despite heavy rain dampening proceedings during the afternoon.
Despite the predicated rainfall some 150 cars arrived covering a wide variety of marques and the steady throng of visitors to the event found a mix of food and drink stalls attending together with a range of trade stands.
Music was provided by local singer/songwriter Mike Gage and the scene was set for a busy fun day for all. Which it was – until the rain arrived.
A cheery atmosphere prevailed albeit some of the car owners chose to return home early rather than submit their precious vehicles to the downpour.
The event was held to raise funds for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and Lavenham Community Council, both registered charities.
Event organiser Bruce Goddard said “this year the stage was set for a busy day which indeed started very well with a wide range of vehicles from Bugattis to Volkswagons and hundreds of visitors and despite the weather shortening the day’s activities we raised well over £1,500 for our chosen charities”.
More coverage by our local press here: EADT report