Pre-1999 Lorries & Vans join forces at combined Classic Show!

Visitors can enjoy two great shows rolled into one as the 'Classic and Vintage Commercial Show' and 'Classic Van and Pick Up Show' are to be incorporated into one show at the British Motor Museum. Due to new additional display capacity at the Museum, both shows will now take place on Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 June. Over the weekend visitors can reminsice about days gone by and relive the vintage era of over 500 classic and vintage lorries, trucks, buses and vans.

In its 12th year, the 'Classic and Vintage Commercial Show' is one of the largest shows of its kind in Europe and features a diverse selection of pre-1999 commercial vehicles. The former 'Classic Van & Pick Up Show' will celebrate its 6th year as part of this new incoprated show, and will still feature an impressive range of light commercial vehicles.

On the Saturday the show organisers will be running a couple of fun 'Lorry Driver of the Year' style driving challenges. These are open to all drivers from light vans and pickups right up to large tractor units and multiwheel rigids. Judges will be scoring the vehicles as they manoeuvre around vintage oil cans and markers. Whilst there are no prizes, the winner and runner-up will get to display in their cabs for the weekend, two of the genuine LDOY trophies from the 1960s and 70s. Those interested in entering the competition should contact Tom Caren, Show Manager at the British Motor Museum on 01926 643358 or email

On the Sunday there will be displays of light commercial vehicles from the Morris Minor and J Type and Ford Transit Van to the lightweight Austin, Bedford and Morris Lorries up to the heavy AEC, ERF, Foden and Leyland models. In addition, there will be a selection of classic Volvo, DAF and Scania vehicles on display.

Over the weekend there will be a commercial vehicle related autojumble selling vehicle spares, photos, brochures, models and other items associated with historic commercial vehicles. Inside the Museum there will be an Indoor Model Show featuring over 160 tables of kit and scratch-built models of commercial vehicles and landscapes on display.

Tom Caren, Show Manager at the British Motor Museum stated “By combining these two great popular shows, visitors and enthusiasts can see an even greater range of classic commercial vehicles on display. We are expecting well over 500 vehicles from familiar marques to rare finds to take part in the two day show and 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, Classic Van and Pick Up and Vintage Roadscene.

For those wanting to take part in the show, you can enter your truck for FREE which includes entry for the driver and one passenger. Camping is also available for those that want to make a weekend of it. Day and weekend tickets are available online starting from £11.50 for Adult in advance.

For more information about this combined show click here.

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