Visitors can step back in time to days gone by when the British Motor Museum hosts the ninth 'Classic and Vintage Commercial Show' on Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 June. The two day show features a diverse selection of over 400 classic and vintage vehicles built before 1997. Attracting an array of commercial vehicles such as the lightweight Morris J Type and Ford Transit van through to the mighty Scammell Heavy Haulage Tractors, the event is one of the largest classic commercial shows in Europe.
On display will be some familiar marques including Dodge, Thames, Austin, Morris, AEC, Leyland, Foden and ERF. The show also attracts a number of overseas visitors, including entries from Europe, which add to the diverse selection of vehicles to view.
For enthusiasts restoring vehicles there is a large commercial auto-jumble selling vehicle spares, photos, brochures, models and all manner of items associated with historic commercial vehicles.
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 aspect to the show and highlight an array of different scaled models.
The Show is again supported by Kelsey Media who have their own trade stand selling their publications including Classic and Vintage Commercial magazine, Classic Van and Pick up magazine and Vintage Roadscene.
Visitors can also make a weekend of it and enjoy two nights camping which will give them time to look around the refurbished Museum and new Collections Centre, home to the museums reserve collection and Jaguar Heritage Collection.
Tom Caren, Show Manager at the British Motor Museum stated "This show is a real step back in time and a fascinating nostalgia trip, even for those not interested in commercial vehicles. We're expecting around 4,000 visitors to attend and around 400 vehicles on display for everyone to enjoy".
A 1 day advance ticket costs £14 for adults, £7 for children and £12 for concessions. Tickets on the day are slightly more expensive; please see the website for full details. Camping pitches start from £25 and include the use of the shower and toilet facilities.
To find out more about the British Motor Museum please visit the website at http://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk or call 01926 641188.