Emma Plummer

Vehicle show over 3,500 years in the making!

As we gear up for the Essex Classic Vehicle Show 2018, pre-registered vehicles already total over 3,500 years of motoring history.

On Sunday 16th September, visitors to Colchester Castle Park are invited to take a trip back in time, reflect on motoring along the open roads and admire the vehicles of the time, all of which are now classics.

Around 200 classic vehicles are expected to be shown on the day, with various awards presented in the arena. The oldest vehicle registered so far is a Vauxhall 23/60 1924. It is a delightful tourer of impeccable Edwardian ancestry, surviving in production until 1926 when the Luton company was taken over by General Motors.

A Charity Classic Car Club event

Speaking about the event, the Charity Classic Car Club (CCVC) Chairman, Alan Osborn, said:

“With fewer clubs now arranging events, the CCVC aims to provide classic vehicle owners and enthusiasts with the opportunity to enjoy the use of their vehicles and, at the same time, raise some funds for the less fortunate members of the community.

“Last year, at the vehicle show, we raised £7,500 for Headway Essex which was due in no small part to the support we receive from the many classic vehicle owners in the area. We hope to emulate this again this year.”

Plenty for families to do

As well as the classic vehicles, there will be lots for car enthusiasts and families to do. There will be a wide range of food and craft stalls, plenty to keep the children entertained including a bouncy castle, face painting, tea cup ride and an array of entertainment including C L Cheerleaders, Kingsland Choir and Team Kinetix who will showcase their skills in Parkour, free running and acrobatics.

Tracy Wellsted, Fundraising Manager at Headway Essex, said:

“The Classic Vehicle Show is a popular event in our calendar and we are delighted to be involved for a third year. We are very grateful to R H Specialist Insurance, GH Motorcycles and Elms Price & Co Estate Agents for generously sponsoring the event.

“Whether you have a passion for traditional British classics, vintage motors, historic motorsport or prefer the more modern retro classics, you won’t be disappointed.”

Gates to the event in lower Castle Park, will open at 10.30am. Entry for spectators is £3 for adults and £2 for concessions, the cost for classic vehicles is £5 per car and £2 per motorbike. All money raised from the event will go directly to support Headway Essex’s work in supporting those living with acquired brain injury.

To pre-book your Essex Classic Vehicle Show 2018 tickets or pre-register a vehicle please visit our vehicle show event page.

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