Preparations for the 29th Annual Show
Preparations for the 29th Annual Show Are Well Underway.
Saturday 3rd September 2022
10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
It would appear, if statements made by our Prime Minister are to be believed, and why shouldn’t they??!! That we will be free of all covid 19 restrictions as early as the end of February. Hooray!! I hear you cry, however we must not forget that this virus has not simply gone away, but we must begin to learn to live alongside it and get on with our daily lives. Albeit somewhat changed from pre-pandemic normality.
Putting on a show in 2021 was fraught with difficulties, there being so many unknowns with legislation and guidance changing on a frequent basis, with relaxation and tightening of rules “see-sawing” throughout the year. This uncertainty being ramped up even further by the appearance of the “Omicron” variant late in 2021. Putting on a show in such times forced us to review what we were able to offer to entrants and visitors alike, reflect on what we had done in the past and how we should take the show forward. Subsequently, we have made some changes for 2022 which we feel reflect the ongoing social and economic issues that remain. We firmly believe that these changes reflect what we are realistically able to achieve without significantly detracting from the quality of the show and the visitor “experience”.
Building on what we were able to bring together in 2021 we remained optimistic for the year ahead and continued to prepare for the 2022 event. We are very pleased to announce that we will indeed be putting on a great show for everyone to enjoy on the traditional date of the first Saturday in September and at our usual venue, Lafford Terrace in the heart of Sleaford town centre. We certainly hope you will be able to join us either as a “show entrant” or as a visitor, to admire the passion and dedication shown by classic vehicle enthusiasts from around the region (and beyond) in keeping our motoring heritage alive and kicking. Motor vehicles are built to be driven, to be heard, and to be enjoyed in the real sense of the word.
Driving a classic car is a real experience; you can be transported back to your youth by the very sound and smell of them. In times gone by you could often tell what was approaching around that bend by the noise, long before it came into site. The “parp parp” of a Morris Minor’s exhaust or the distinctive air cooled “clatter” of a VW Beetle. Marques were instantly recognisable, designed by men on drawing boards with pencils behind their ears and a flair for automotive design. They were built by engineers and craftsmen with oily hands and an English wheel. Unlike today’s homogenous computer aided designs based on common platforms and drive trains and built by robots.
So put the date in your diary, come along and enjoy a great day out see a fantastic display of our social and industrial heritage and meet the people who keep this a part of living history. As always entry to the show for visitors is free of charge so there is no excuse not to come along.
Entry forms for cars and motorcycles are available to download from above as are Trade Stand entry forms. Sponsorship and Advertising packages are also available above if you wish to support the show financially. If you would like to become involved in helping at the show in any way, please use the “Contact Us” form and we will get back to you.
2022 Show Committee