Everything you need to know about Tewkesbury's Classic Vehicle Festival 2018
Over 1,000 cars and motorcycles will be lining up in Tewkesbury for the town's annual Classic Vehicle Festival in August. A whole host of styles and eras will be represented from the dawn of motoring, pre-war, post-war, American classics, custom cars to hot rods and supercars. Staged by The Rotary Club of Tewkesbury for its eighth year, the festival will take place between 11am and 4pm on Sunday 19th August on the Tewkesbury School playing fields' 54 acres.
Petrol heads can get excited by the fact there will be several new shows making their debuts.
Among the many performances, displays and stalls on view, the iconic motorcycle builder Allen Millyard will be showcasing the ‘Flying Millyard’ which, to some, may resemble a two-wheeled Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
As well as weaving your way through the hundreds of cars and bikes on show, there will also be over 100 market stalls selling a range of products from jewellery to jam and there will also be live period music from the Haywood Sisters.
There will also be a BBQ, a range of other on site catering and auto-jumbles which makes it a great value family day out while raising money for some great causes.
The event is the Rotary Clubs’ biggest charity fundraiser which actively raises thousands of pounds for both national and regional charities.
Over £100,000 has been donated since its inception and two of the charities set to benefit this year will be the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice and the Midlands Air Ambulance charity.
The Sue Ryder charity delivers hospice and neurological care for people facing life-changing diagnoses while the Midlands Air Ambulance have responded to more than 50,000 missions since 1991.
The air ambulance will use the festival as an operational base on the day and will also be in attendance running a helmet park to store helmets for just a £1 donation.
There will be a chance to see the helicopter up close and meet the life-saving members of crew.
For general admission, you can either receive discounts on advance tickets or pay on the gate.
Adult tickets cost £7.50 while kids under 12 go free. There is also free on site parking for all visitors.
Organisers say if you want to display a vehicle, pre-booking is advisable to guarantee a spot.
Show vehicles and their driver will cost £5 to display if booked online in advance and £7.50 on the gate. All passengers are £7.50 per head.
There is a 'no dogs allowed' policy at this event.
For more information, you can visit the festival's website.