A big thank you!

Our 2017 show went brilliantly, and we saw a great range of vehicles on the day. Thankfully the sun shone for us, and plenty of ice creams were eaten!  We’ll let you know more about the funds raised on the day in due course, but a huge thank you is due to everyone who contributed to our charities.

If you’d like birds eye view of the show this year, we’re delighted to share some drone footage with you.  These videos really give a great idea of the scale of this year’s show:

Empty field the day before
10am on show day
12pm on show day
View from over Church Lane / bottom of Castle Bank


Guide dog Chris

We are delighted to be welcoming a very handsome guide dog Chris with his trainer Eileen on Sunday.  Here they are in a 1954 MGTF1500, which  will be at  Swainby classic car show tomorrow. Come and say hello to them on our showfield.

Guide dog and trainer

Chris with trainer Eileen


Top tips for visitors

With just over a week to go until our annual charity car show, preparations are well underway in Swainby.  The sheep and local rabbits have left the field neatly nibbled, and our volunteers are getting ready to welcome you all.

If you haven’t visited the car show before, here are a few tips for ensuring that you make the most of the day!

  1. Refreshments are available throughout the day from our friends in the Village Hall on the High Street, both village pubs, and from a stall on our showfield. There will be lots of delicious home made cakes available!
  2. Public toilets are located on Emerson Close.
  3. Our showfield may have uneven ground, so take care when walking.
  4. If you need help or advice, please ask one of our volunteers at the showfield entrances/exits.
  5. First aid will be available from our brilliant friends St John’s Ambulance on the showfield.
  6. If you are bringing a dog with you to our show, please keep them on a lead at all times, and clean up after them.
  7. You might want to pack wellies (just in case of rain!).

Autojumble announcement!

A quick shout out to our autojumble folks; please don’t forget to include a stamped self-addressed envelope with your form, to enable us to return your entry form.

Thank you!

Car show memories

We thought it would be nice to share a few pictures from previous shows with you.  As you can see, we have been visited by a huge range of great vehicles over the years, from tiny bubble cars, to double decker buses!

There’s still time to join in, just take a look at one of our previous posts to find out how to enter your vehicle.

Show 2013

This years show was held on the 25th of August. The day started with light rain, but by lunchtime the sun was shining and the show-field was busy with both exhibitors and the paying public.
This years show attracted some 2000 People  with over 400 classic cars, 60 motorcycles & 6 tractors on display. Exhibitors came from all over the north of England,  travelling from as far afield as Hexham, Durham,Darlington,Leeds, Harrogate, Scarborough Saltburn & Teesside. One exhibitor travelled all the way from Ripon with a Scammell heavy recovery truck, top speed some 25 mph.

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