Being the largest classic car club on the island, our open day always attracts many car enthusiasts. This year was no different, and over 170 classic cars attended the show. As always the show was split into two fields; VHVC members’ cars in the first field, and non-VHVC cars in the second field. Many people tell me, this is their favourite show, and always make an effort to attend.
The show was officially opened by Kay Marriot, IOW High Sheriff, who gave a very welcoming speech. Kay Marriott said what a wonderful venue it was and talked about the charities the club support and the amount of work which goes into running an event like this. Kay Marriott also expressed how good it was to see so many clubs supporting the event, some vehicles coming over from the mainland.
The PA system was used to play music of mostly the 60s, which was very apt for the occasion. I found myself singing along to several songs, bringing back memories of my youth.
As usual the cars were perused by an impartial judge, not belonging to any club, but a classic car owner himself. Once the judging was complete the results were announced with the first second and third of each category being presented with a rosette and certificate.
Many thanks to Arreton Barns for the use of their facilities. Also thanks to Pete Walkden for doing a fantastic job with his PA system, and to all the helpers, who worked hard to make the event a great success. And lastly many thanks to Kay Marriott for her support in opening the event and making the presentation to the winners.
It was a wonderful day. The weather couldn’t have been better, with ice cream in great demand, and the public and car owners had a good time.