Last Updated 04/11/2023
Notification of AGM
16th January 2024
Jolly Scotsman Quarrington
The 2024 Annual General Meeting of the Sleaford Classic Car and Motorcycle Show will be held at 7:00 pm at the Jolly Scotsman Lincoln Road Quarrington Sleaford.
Non Committee members wishing to attend the meeting should register their interest in attending at least 14 days in advance of the meeting using the contact us form or by email at email@example.com
Posted 1st November 2023
All Change On The Personnel Front For 2024
Having said our farewells to our Treasurer, Christine, earlier this year due to personal commitments, unable to find a suitable replacement at short notice, the task was shared between our Chairwoman, Emma and Entries Secretary, Mary. Both of whom took this task forward seamlessly along with all of the numerous existing tasks required to ensure a successful event. Christine provided a first class service to the organisers over a significant number of years ensuring that our accounts balanced to the penny and we owe her a collective vote of thanks for her efforts. Together Emma and Mary continued in this vain for the 2023 show and in the finalisation of the years accounts, ready to move forward in to 2024 at the new venue.
However, it is with a great deal of sadness that, as we head into a new era for the event, that we will no longer benefit from the experience and dedication of Emma and Mary, both of whom have, reluctantly, decided to step down from their respective roles on the organising committee. Emma and Mary have, over many years, been a fundamental driving force ensuring that the show has continued to grow and develop into the event we have come to regard as a key part of the town's annual event calendar. Both of them have left very big shoes to fill in taking the show forward however we will do our very best to maintain the quality, efficiency and friendliness that people have become accustomed to. A huge thank you to them both!
As if loosing three long standing members of the committee in such a short space of time doesn't present enough challenges, we have also received notice from our Web Services provider that they are no longer able to provide us with Hosting and support for our existing website! Yet another challenge to face and new skills to learn! but as the old saying goes "every day is a school day".
All of these changes do however present us with an ideal opportunity to review the way in which we do things. Can we become more efficient in how we communicate with people and streamline, for example our internal records, payments, and other processes without affecting our "small and friendly" reputation. We certainly hope so and we look forward to seeing friends, old and new, at the 2024 event.
Posted 30th September 2023
2023 - Phew!! What a Great Show – What Great Weather too.
Well what a great day was had by all at this year’s event! The sun shone down on us throughout the day with a record turnout of vehicles and visitors alike. The entries consisted of an eclectic mix of vehicles from the quirky Bond Bug to the prestigious Bentley and Rolls Royce, from mopeds to superbikes and everything in-between. The range and mix of cars and motorcycles was the best we have seen in a long time. The Club Stands were bigger than ever and the friendly rivalry in competing for the “best club stand” trophy provided a new element of fun to the proceedings. As always, the response of those who came to admire the collection of vehicles on show was very positive and very much enjoyed by young and old alike. We should mention the ad hoc display of motorcycles, which, as always provides a great deal of interest, gathered on the area adjacent to the entrance of the show. There was a fantastic mix of machinery congregating here throughout the day many of which would have graced the more formal display just below them on the show site. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and the Lincolnshire Emergency Blood Bike Service displays provided interactive displays and photo opportunities that were a big hit with the youngsters. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire made another welcome return, resplendent in its D-Day colours set against the clear blue sky was an evocative sight and sound that was eagerly anticipated by the crowd. The most asked question of the day “What time is the fly past due?” Inevitably there was the “small issue” of judging the vehicles, club stands and traders to award the days trophies and after some deliberation by the committee’s chosen judges the following awards were presented to: Best Car in Show - Dan Redfern - 1986 Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Reserve Award - Chris Ramamoorthy - 2002 Mercedes SLK 230 Kompressor Best Motorcycle in Show- Stuart Gilbert - 1973 Garelli Tiger Cross 50cc Reserve Award - Glenn Barker - 1960 Norton ES2 Mrs Allen Cup - David Bolsover - 1921 Triumph H Ken Weeks Trophy Mark Correia - 1966 VW Split Screen Transporter Best Trade Stand- Nick Smith Signs Best Club Stand - Boston Classic Car Club Well done to all of the trophy winners for the effort made in bringing these fine examples to our event. To view the winning entries and further images of the days events go to he Gallery Page Looking ahead to the 2024 event which is scheduled for Saturday 7th September, we have taken the decision to relocate the show to the Boston Road Recreation Ground (see map below). Whilst we have had the good fortune to have had many successful events at Lafford Terrace, the continued popularity of the event means that we have outgrown the space available to us at our current venue and this year in particular, we have had to restrict the number of vehicle entries and trade stands. Obviously we want as many people as possible to be able to enjoy our event with sufficient room to be able to display and view the vehicles in comfort and safety. Our new location will enable us to grow the event and make it even more special. Whilst we are looking forward to the new venture, we must acknowledge the support of North Kesteven District Council, its elected members and officers , in allowing us to the facilities at Lafford Terrace, without their help and support the event could not have grown into the respected and successful event we are now able to provide for the enjoyment of so many people. We cannot thank them enough for all of their past help and support.