Format Changes for the 2021 Show (Post Covid Restrictions)
Whilst the Governments “road map” for the easing of Covid restrictions would indicate that there will be no restrictions on the gathering of people outdoors, when the show is set to be held in September, there are a number of factors that we have had to take account of when proceeding with this year’s event. The two biggest factors that have affected our ability to hold the show are financial and logistical and we have therefore concluded that, for one year only, we will hold a more informal show, essentially reverting to a similar format that started the event over 25 years ago.
Financial support for the show in normal circumstances relies heavily on both sponsorship and on entry fees. We are very much aware of the difficult times many of our sponsors will have endured in 2020 and indeed continues to do so during the current 2021 restrictions; it has also been a difficult time for many individuals which will include classic vehicle owners. Our desire is to provide classic owners with an opportunity to come together again, to share their experiences, socialise once again with like-minded people and show their vehicles to the public. To this end we are seeking to minimise the expenditure associated with our regular format so, we will not be producing a show programme and reducing our outgoings associated with advertising to a minimum. Reluctantly, we have also taken the decision not to include live music and perhaps most significantly the judging of vehicles will be limited to Best Car and Best Motorcycle only, the cost of trophies being our single biggest expenditure in a normal year.
The show will still be held at the regular venue at Lafford Terrace, however, we have been advised that there are still likely to be restrictions on access to the public buildings outside of normal office hours. This means that the normal toilet facilities will not be available for use. We are however very grateful to North Kesteven District Council for agreeing to provide us with temporary facilities for the day.
By taking this approach we are able to minimise our expenditure and by using our small financial reserves along with the support of NKDC, put a show together that will not require significant sponsorship to make it a viable event. However in recognition of the vital support our regular sponsors have given the show over the years we will continue to advertise their services via the web site and at the show itself.
As there will only be limited judging of vehicles, the layout of the site will be much less formal and vehicles will not be grouped in the normal class order, parking will be organised by our marshals as you arrive, There will, of course, still be a dedicated motorcycle area and ample space provided between all vehicles.
Why not take advantage of the onsite catering, offering hot and cold refreshments or maybe, bring a picnic? (Portable stoves and barbeques are not allowed on site) Please bring your own seating as we cannot guarantee to provide any public seating on the day.
We will be contacting all contacts on our current mailing list with details of how to take part in the show and the entry form is available to print here if you have not visited us before.