Sunday 18 August 2019 will see The Rotary Club of Tewkesbury stage their popular Classic Vehicle Festival at Tewkesbury School Playing Fields.
The event features a spectacular display of over 1000 classic vehicles, from the dawn of the motoring era, to pre-war, post-war, American classics, custom cars, hot rods, supercars, motorbikes, those of historic and engineering significance to mass produced retro run-abouts. We are delighted to announce that the Bond, Hannis & Osbourne “Nuthing II Fancy” Drag Racing car will be joining us again this year and will be on site firing up the dragster at regular intervals throughout the day.
Appearing for the first time is this Zimmer Golden Spirit once owned by Frank Sinatra, one of only 1500 built. This car was hand built for music legend Frank Sinatra and presented to him to celebrate his 68th birthday. The car was later gifted to fellow Rat Pack member Sammy Davis Jr and upon his death was gifted to the Las Vegas Museum, where it has resided until sadly the museum went in to administration. The current owner from Kemble has recently had it shipped over from the USA and we look forward to seeing it.
This year commemorates the 110th anniversary of the iconic French car manufacturer ‘Bugatti’ plus, the 90th Anniversary of the Bugatti Owners’ Club based locally at Prescott Hillclimb. The cars are world renowned for their design beauty and race victories. Famous Bugatti’s include the Type 35 Grand Prix cars, the Type 41 “Royale”, the Type 57 “Atlantic” and the Type 55 sports car. To honour the Molsheim marque the festival will showcase a special collection of vintage Bugatti’s.
It’s not just cars either . . . over 200 classic motorcycles will be on display, with all the major marques represented, plus live vintage entertainment courtesy of the Haywood Sisters, dancers, 110+ quality trade stands selling everything from car accessories, autojumble, memorabilia to jewellery and crafts, plus a large dancefloor and a wide selection of catering.
You can even step on board an iconic red vintage 1967 London Routemaster bus which has been transformed into a fully functioning bar with a retractable roof. The bus Spent its working life on route 6 out of Willesden Bus garage, through Queens Park and Marble Arch, including Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar square. It came out of service in March 2004 and now resides in Gloucestershire providing a very quirky service – serving quality real ales from local breweries and all your other favourite tipples! The upstairs seating area is guaranteed to provide a magnificent view over the showground.
The annual event is a must-do on the classic car show calendar. It’s a superb family day out, whilst raising vital money for worthwhile causes!
About the event:
The event, now in its 9th year is the Rotary Clubs’ biggest charity annual fundraiser which actively raises thousands of pounds for both national and regional charities. Over £125,000 has been donated since its inception.
Thanks to the tremendous success of the Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival last year, the Rotary Club of Tewkesbury were able to make a number of donations, including £6000 to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and £3000 to Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.
By displaying your car, or by visiting our show you will be making a valuable contribution to both this charity and the stellar work of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. Since 1991, the Midlands Air Ambulance have responded to more than 50,000 missions averaging 2,000 per year, making it one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance organisations in the UK. The charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of six Midlands counties: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. The festival serves as an operational base for the crew on the day.
Due to the popularity of the event, pre-booking is now advisable to guarantee a space for display vehicles.
Bookings are now actively being taken for display vehicles.
Display Vehicles and Advance Tickets:
• Classic Cars, Bikes, other Vintage vehicles are priced at £5.00 per vehicle via online pre-booking (driver included), passengers also £5.00 (on the gate price £7.50).
• General public admission tickets are available priced £5.00 (on the gate price £7.50).
• Children under 12 years old go free.
Show opens at 10:30am and closes at 4:00pm.
All classic vehicles welcome to display, you can pre-book online or simply turn up on the day. Book your vehicle into the festival here.
Deadline for advance discounted entry tickets will be Friday 16 August at 6.00pm, otherwise you can pay on the gate.
Event Address: Tewkesbury School, Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury GL20 8DF
SORRY- NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED ON THE PLAYING FIELD FOR THIS EVENT. Assistance dogs are the only exception, if in doubt please ask the organisers in advance.