The British Motor Museum is inviting visitors to step back in time when it hosts the ‘Classic and Vintage Commercial Show’ on 11 & 12 June. The show offers visitors a rare opportunity to reminisce about days gone by and relive the vintage era by seeing hundreds of pre-2002 commercial vehicles including trucks, vans and pick-ups.
The ‘Classic and Vintage Commercial Show’ is one of the largest shows of its kind in Europe and features a display of vehicles from vans such as Ford Transits, Morris Minors and J Types, to lighter lorries from Austin, Bedford, Dodge and Ford Thames, through to heavier lorries such as AECs, Atkinsons, ERFs, Fodens and Leylands.
2022 marks the Shelvoke and Drewry (SD) centenary and the show organisers want to celebrate this important milestone by gathering as many of these vehicles as possible. Shelvoke and Drewry was a Letchworth, Hertfordshire manufacturer of special purpose commercial vehicles. It was best known for its innovative waste collection vehicles that were the preferred choice of municipal authorities in the UK.
This year also celebrates 100 years of Scammell – another centenary at the show. This milestone is being celebrated with a Scammell display being put together by the Museum in conjunction with The Scammell Register and The Mechanical Horse Club.
Throughout the weekend there will be a large commercial vehicle related autojumble selling vehicle spares, photos, brochures, models, and other items. Inside there will be two large Indoor Model Shows, organised by Ashley Coghill and the National Association of Road Transport Modellers. Over 160 tables will showcase kit and scratch-built models of commercial vehicles and landscapes.
Tom Caren, Show Manager at the British Motor Museum stated “Whether you’re a fan of commercial vehicles, interested in vintage history or want to see the commercial vehicles that were on the roads in your youth, then this show is for you. We are expecting lots of vintage commercial vehicles from familiar marques to rare finds to take everyone on a fascinating nostalgia trip. Along with admiring many different types of commercial vehicles, there will also be some great bargains at the trade stands!”
Kelsey Media will be supporting the show and selling several of their publications including Classic & Vintage Commercials, Heritage Commercials and Vintage Roadscene.
Those wanting to take part in the show can enter their truck for FREE which includes entry for the driver and one passenger. Vehicle entries close on Thursday 9 June.
Camping is also available for those that want to make a weekend of it. Saturday advance show tickets cost £14.50 per adult, £9 per child, £12.50 per concession and £40 for a family. Sunday is the busiest day of the show and one of the 5 Annual Pass exempt event days. Advance tickets cost £18 per adult, £10 per child, £16 per concession and £46 for a family. Or visit on both days with an advance weekend ticket for £28 per adult, £17 per child, £24 per concession and £63 for a family.
To find out more information about the show please call 01926 895300 or visit the website at www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/whats-on/classic-and-vintage-commercial-show