After two years of disruption, classic car events are back up and swinging – and enthusiasts are out in force to support them and enjoy a classic day out.
In our recent poll, 67% of the 167 participants said they have plans to attend at least one classic car show this year, following two years of disruption due to Covid-19.
More than 30 different regional classic car events took place over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, from Goodwood ‘Rule Britannia’ and the Shelsley Walsh hill climb to the Derbyshire festival of transport and Jersey international motoring festival.
17% of people we polled are attending events this year as part of a car club, showing the club scene is as vital as ever to classic car events across the UK.
During the lockdowns of 2020, clubs struggled to maintain a sense of community while meeting up was off the table. We spoke with several clubs back in August 2020 to find out how they were keeping community spirit alive.
The VW Type 2 Owners Club ran a photo event called ‘together while apart’, celebrating the summer solstice from their various corners of the UK. The Beauford Club found their quarterly magazine to be a lifeline for community news, during a year in which many members had suffered financial loss due to their livelihoods in part depending on weddings, which were all being pushed to the following year.
It’s positive to see clubs able to meet once more in the past six months, and that they are getting back involved in the events calendar. Added to this the fact that events where were on hold for the past two years are now rebooked, such as Volks Weald in July, and it’s shaping up to be a cracking summer.
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