The British Motor Museum is inviting visitors to take a nostalgic journey down memory lane when it hosts the ‘Classic and Vintage Commercial Show’ on 10 & 11 June. The show offers visitors a fascinating insight into automotive history and a rare opportunity to reminisce and relive the vintage era by seeing hundreds of pre-2003 commercial vehicles.
The ‘Classic and Vintage Commercial Show’ is one of the largest shows of its kind in Europe. It features a varied display of trucks, vans and pick-ups, 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. A good selection of early Volvos and Scanias for the 70s, 80s and 90s fans is also expected.
The show also attracts overseas visitors, adding to the diverse selection of classic commercial vehicles on display. For vehicle restorers, amateur or veteran, there is a large commercial autojumble selling vehicle spares, photos, brochures, models, and many other items associated with historic commercial vehicles.
Tom Caren, Show Manager at the British Motor Museum, stated, “Visitors can expect to see hundreds of vintage commercial vehicles, from familiar marques to rare finds, along with the opportunity to reminisce about the vintage era. Along with admiring many different types of commercial vehicles, there will also be some great bargains at the trade stands!”
There is also an indoor model show within the Museum, with over 160 tables of models on display. Whether they are kit or scratch-built, these models add a different dimension to the show.
Those wanting to participate in the show can enter their lorry for FREE, with exhibitor tickets including entry for the driver and one passenger. 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 Days. Advance tickets cost £18 per adult, £10 per child, £16 per concession and £46 for a family. Alternatively, visit on both days with an advance weekend ticket for £28 per adult, £17 per child, £24 per concession and £63 for a family.