A post 2018 show message from the club chairman
I am immensely proud and grateful to our teams for all their hard work both during the weekend and on the build up to the show. To lay on an event of this magnitude with the quantity and quality of exhibits is no mean feat and takes a lot of commitment and dedication by all involved. As well as raising money for local and national charities the aim of the event has always been to celebrate our unique transport heritage, in the hope that we can inspire the younger generation to get involved in the preservation of historic vehicles. Each year we strive to make the show even bigger and better with the quality, quantity and array of displays. We are incredibly grateful to all our exhibitors for their continued support. We are receiving fabulous feedback, many hailing it as the best yet.
What’s more, a new traffic management strategy worked seamlessly, resulting in an easy passage for those exiting the site.
Look at what you missed if you couldn’t join us for the 2018 extravaganza………!
- A live arena featuring non-stop classic vehicle action.
- A magnificent steam arena where the full size steam engines are put through its paces, complimented by an arena for demonstrating their miniature cousins.
- 70 full size steam engines.
- 30 miniature steam engine.
- Nearly 1000 classic cars from the early years of motoring up to modern classics, including over 70 classic American cars and 30 visiting car clubs.
- 370 motorcycles and scooters.
- 80 bicycles from 1903 – 1980.
- 230 tractors.
- 60 buses and coaches.
- 315 commercial and emergency vehicles.
- 130 military vehicles.
- 70 light industrial trucks.
- 50 vintage caravans.
- 90 stationary engines.
- Over 50 flying model aircraft.
- An animal & countryside area actively promoting animal conservation and traditional crafts with its fun and educational displays from ferret racing, bee keeping and Punch & Judy to falconry displays and horse logging, even dancing sheep!
We look forward to welcoming you all to the 45th annual Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza which will return to South Cerney on the 2nd to 4th of August 2019.
It’s happening! Show build-up well underway at South Cerney airfield
The Airfield is now marked out ready to receive all the elements required to put on a successful show. Marquees are starting to be erected ready for this weekends extravaganza and the first of over 100 toilets have been commissioned. Our volunteers are flexing their muscles ready to install over two kilometres of crowd barriers and fencing around the various show arenas and show perimeter.
I am so proud of the team . Come and see what a small group of like minded individuals can achieve in a short space of time , it’s just incredible and we are in for a very enjoyable and memorable weekend!
All sections now closed to new entries
All of our exhibiting sections are now closed to new entries. Any queries regarding entries, please go to the page for the relevant section and complete the section contact form for its section leader.
The Trade Stands section is also now closed to new entrants for this year’s show.
Traffic message from the Chairman.
In 2017 we experienced terrible traffic problems exiting the site. It is hoped that it will not deter visitors from returning. To ensure it is not repeated, the following measures have been put in place:
- Entertainment and catering will be laid on to encourage exhibitors to stay an extra night or depart later in the evening. With discounted drink on Sunday evening on production of their entry pass.
- A NEW motorcycle display team show will take place in the main arena on Sunday at 5.00pm to encourage visitors to stay a little longer and further reduce numbers leaving at this pinch point time.
New traffic management plans have been approved by authorities to include:
- Vehicles departing the site can exit both left or right, however, right turning will be temporarily suspended if there are large vehicles coming up Northmoor lane entering the site.
- Those turning left will be filtered into two lanes to the main junction where manually operated traffic lights will be in place. Local traffic turning left and Gloucester/Swindon traffic turning right.
- Some exhibitors will exit from the top corner of the peri track on to the main road near the base entrance. This will not commence until 5.00pm and will be controlled by manually operated traffic light system. It will be temporarily suspended if traffic backs up to the roundabout. All traffic will turn left towards Cirencester.
- Improved stewarding in place as vehicles leave the car park so that they are filtered in an orderly manner. Trying to alleviate those vehicles crossing lanes or being obstructive.
Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza event organisers donated nearly £25,000 to charities from the 2017 show.
Stroud Vintage Transport and Engine Club (SVTEC) organisers of the annual Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza have donated over £25,000 to 35 national and regional charities. The largest donations went to The Leukaemia and Intensive Chemotherapy Fund (in memory of event volunteer John White), Diabetes UK, Event Mobility, Cotswold Canals Trust, Vale of Berkeley Railway, 29th Regiment Welfare and Cobalt Health.
The event organisers are staunch supporters of Cobalt Health, the charity has been actively fundraising at the show for 16 years, in addition to the cheque presented, a team of Cobalt volunteers staffed the ticket gates and raised an additional £5,000.
Another charity The Graham Fulford Charitable Trust which promotes awareness of Prostate Cancer was nominated when a Rally volunteer had a PSA test which showed a high reading. Ultimately the test might’ve well saved his life. The charity hopes to carry out on-site checks at the 2018 show.
Cheques were issued to the following charities:
Health Charities: Cobalt Health, British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, EPIC – Supporting Children with Epilepsy, Event Mobility Charitable Trust, Sunflowers Suicide Support, Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Graham Fulford Fund/Prostate Cancer, James Hopkins Trust, Gloucestershire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre, LINC Cheltenham – The Leukaemia and Intensive Chemotherapy Fund, Sharp Life Learning for disabled, Tree of Hope ‘Molly’s Fix Me Fund’, The Big Appeal, Dance for Life, Designability and Five Valley Sounds, Stroud’s Talking Newspaper for the Blind and visually impaired.
Service Charities: 29th Regiment Welfare Unit, The Fire Fighters Charity, RAF Air Cadets, Army Benevolent Fund, Severn Area Rescue Association, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire 4x4 Response and Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.
Preservation/Heritage Groups: Cotswold Canals Trust, Woodchester Mansion, Vale of Berkeley Railway, Friends of Purton, Wartime in the Cotswolds and Bristol Bus Group.
Community Projects: Dursley Heritage Centre, Kingshill House Arts Centre, South Cerney Parish Council, The Tallinding Project, Gambia
Aside from the beneficiaries above, numerous other animal and welfare charities are represented at the show raising funds and awareness of their respective causes.