Visitors can step back in time when the Heritage Motor Centre hosts the third Classic and Vintage Commercial Show next month. The popular show will take place on 12/13 June. Thousands of visitors from all over Europe are expected to attend this nostalgic show which will feature hundreds of classic and vintage commercial vehicles manufactured prior to 1985.
A number of clubs will be attending including the Morris Commercial Club, the Foden Society, the ERF Historic Vehicles Limited (formerly REVS ) the Mechanical Horse Club and the Ford Transit Club. In addition there will be over 70 trade stands inside and out selling anything from vehicles spares, photographs, die-cast models, brochures and tools.
Visitors will be able to wander around the indoor model show, which last year featured more than 160 tables of models on display. These include kit built or scratch built models in many different scales. There is also a vast array of working radio control models both inside and outside the museum. Kitten Von Mew, a family friendly 1940s dance act will perform over the weekend at a new display featuring forties vehicles.
Emma Rawlinson, Event Executive for the Heritage Motor Centre stated, 'We’re delighted to be hosting the Classic and Vintage Commercial Show which enables visitors the chance to step back in time and admire these amazing nostalgic vehicles.' The Heritage Motor Centre is home to the world's largest historic collection of British cars and draws together the collections of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust. The car collection boasts over 250 cars which span the classic, vintage and veteran eras and includes iconic cars such as: Austin 100 HP, Land Rover No1, Morris Minor No1, the first and last Mini, MG old No1, the Thunderbirds Fab1 car and the Jaguar 2000 Formula 1 car. A combined Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £1.7 million has enabled the Centre to re-develop its museum, constructing a new mezzanine floor and three new interactive exhibitions. The building itself is a spectacular piece of architecture with an art deco design set in 65 acres.
The show is open from 10am – 5pm on the Saturday and from 10am – 4pm on the Sunday. A one day advance ticket costs £9 for adults, £7 for children and £28 for a family. A two day advance ticket costs £16 for adults, £13 for children and £38 for a family. Camping is available from 4pm on Friday 11 June – 8pm on Sunday 13 June. Advance tickets or camping can be purchased by phoning the new ticket hotline on 01926 287728 Monday – Friday from 9:30am – 5pm. The Centre is situated in Gaydon, Warwickshire just off junction 12 of the M40.
The Classic & Vintage Commercial Show is just one of many exciting and unique motoring events held at The Heritage Motor Centre in 2010. To find out more information please visit the website at www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk click here for HMC