One of the earliest outdoor classic car shows in the calendar takes place on Sunday 3rd April at the historic Old Warden aerodrome, near Biggleswade in Bedfordshire. The show normally coincides with Easter but as that falls very early this year the show runs a week later.
Now in its fifth year this immensely popular Gemini Events show hosts hundreds of classics and masses of autojumble stalls on the grounds surrounding the home of the famous Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft and vehicles. Entrants will be able to obtain discounted admission to the Collection on the day.
A significant local connection with the motor industry will be in evidence at the show as The Berkeley Enthusiasts Club will be attending with several models built in the factory in Biggleswade between 1956 and 1960. Berkeley was originally a caravan manufacturer but Lawrie Bond teamed up with the owner, Charles Panter, to produce a range of tiny, small-engined, three and four wheeler cars that were remarkably sporty. Even Stirling Moss raced one!
The Classic Motor Show will feature a live arena with commentary by Nick Salmon, a former chairman of the local Letchworth Classic & Vintage car club. Nick will be interviewing owners about their cars and giving visitors insights into what it’s like to own and run a classic.
Old Warden Model Aero Club will be putting on two flying displays during the day (weather permitting) and judges will be searching out prize winners for the ‘Daily Driver’ and ‘Pride of Ownership’ awards.
You can still pre-book online until Sunday 13th March. All pre-booked owners will receive a commemorative classic style tax disc and be entered into a free prize draw to win a place on this year’s London to Brighton Classic Car Run on Sunday 5th June.
If you'd like to visit the show, take advantage of our great Groupon offer