CHERISHED VEHICLE AND FARM FUN DAY
Report on the 2014 Show
Chippenham Lions held their ‘Cherished Vehicle and Farm Fun Day’ on Sunday 1 June at Allington Farm. This was the third year we had held this event and we were able to build on the success of the previous years, particularly as we now combine it with the annual Allington Farm Shop open day. So the event has now has something for everyone - the cars, the craft, charity and trade stands, farm animals and farm demonstrations and fun for the children.
We had had a week of dodgy weather on the lead-up to the day, so there was some concern about what was in store. But, come the day, we could not have hoped for better with sun and blue skys and, indeed, it was the third year we have been blessed with good weather.
The cherished vehicles arrived about from about 9:30 and found their way into their parking spaces and everything was in place by about 11:00 when the doors opened to the general public. The event was opened by the Chippenham Mayor, Councillor John Scraggs.
The show has built up over the years with ever more visitors, traders and cars and we set a limit of 200 vehicles for this year’s show - though another 50 or so wanted to join us and we hope that in future years we will be able to expand to include them.
The cars themselves, as usual, were meticulously turned out by their proud owners and the perfect weather conditions allowed them to be seen at their best. Amongst the individual entrants there were many owner’s clubs represented by marques as diverse as Rolls Royce, Jaguar and Citroen. Indeed, many clubs now use the event as a scheduled club meet. It gave a good opportunity for the owners to meet old friends and to make new ones and to exchange technical information and to reminisce.
It was a wonderful day and the Chippenham Lions are very grateful to all those who attended and we hope they all had a good day. It was a hardworking day for us and the culmination of many months of preparation and all Chippenham Lions are proud to have been part of it especially as it has now become an established part of Chippenham life. The event was run for charities and initial indications are that the income will be in excess of £6000 and all the money raised will go to Lions Charities - local, national and international.
Mayor, Councillor John Scraggs with Lions Ladies Fran, Julie and Pegg At The Annual 'Cherished Vehicle and Farm Fun Day'
The History of Tractor Development Was Illustrated By This Line-Up taken before the Gates Opened.
Colin Hope Arrives in His Aktiv Snow Trac ST4, 1983: One of The More Unusual Entrants Of 2014
Nando Rossi Arrives in His 1970 Pontiac Bonneville Convertable
Bob Vennell Arrives in his 1936 Rover 10 HP Saloon
Geoff Parselle Arrives in his 1974 Pembleton, Brooklands
Simon Smallwood of Rolls Royce Enthusiasts' Club Arrives in His 1933 Rolls-Royce 20-25
Members of the Nissan Figaro Owners Club Chose Our Event To Gather Together
Members Of The Bristol Kit Car Club Discuss the Finer Points Of Mudguards
This 2005, AC Cobra 427 Owned By Pat and Alan Witty Was One of Many to Make A Return Visit To Our Event
The Children Were Well Supplied With Amusements
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