Singleton Show 2011
The Singleton Show grows year on year. The new format for the bank holiday car show and fair, which started so well last year, just got better.
Thanks to the hard work and thought put into this year’s show by John and Anita (again), the car show and autojumble side of the show grows and grows. More cars, more autojumble pitches, more motorbikes, more to see and discuss. A great day out, as they say, and the weather wasn’t too bad either.
As last year, there were a good number of members on hand again to assist with the setting up on the Saturday for our new marquee and on Sunday for the marking out of the stands and pitches. There is a fun element in the club again which had gone missing for a while.
Our new marquee takes shape. Jeff’s tail-hoist was needed at times.
The planning committee confers.
Sunday morning saw the setting out of the club stands, autojumble pitches and the general car areas. This year we used only tape pegged at ground level to stop people walking into the metal poles used previously, and making the tape less susceptible to high wind damage overnight.
The various teams set about their allotted area of the park and the setting up was finished in no time. Which just proves the old proverb –‘many hands make light work.’
Monday saw another bright day, windy but bearable, a good day for exhibitors and public alike.
There were more cars on show this year, along with a very professional display from C.E.M.Day and Ford Motor Company celebrating a century of Ford Cars. This display was bolstered by a display of privately owned Fords, all of which were kept to a very high standard of finish. These were in the area adjacent to the front of the SHVR display, which was a good thing for the club as there was a very high volume of visitors in the display area and around our stand, resulting in a number of new members.
A lot of the other clubs present made the best of the fine weather and enjoyed the chance to show their cars and to compare vehicles and interests with each other.
With a large entry, the awards and plaques took a bit of handing out by John and team, leaving Rob Richards in charge of the plaque distribution as laid out by John. Different vouchers denoted different plaques, cast or stick-on brass plate.
The show takes a lot of planning and a lot of effort in sending out all the different letters, flyers etc. Dealing with all the interested parties and paperwork. Thinking of and obtaining the new marquee to save money. Add on to this the individual wooden storage boxes John made for the new marquee and all its fittings. You begin to see how hard John and Anita have worked for the club on behalf of the members. Thank you both very much.
Thanks also to all the members who helped in whatever way over the course of the weekend to assist the club with its successful show.
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