James Ewing tells us all about a great day out for all the family at Lion Green on Sunday 28th May
The very popular Haslemere Classic Car Show sees Lion Green full to bursting with an array of nearly 250 interesting pre-1980 vehicles and several thousand visitors enjoying themselves on the Green.
The show has become a ‘must’ on the classic car calendar – we were fully booked with entrants within a couple of weeks of launch and have an extensive waiting list for places. The day also appeals to the vintage, food and craft markets.
Some of our entrants go on a morning drive through the beautiful local countryside and then return to take part in the afternoon show. The display on the Green has everything from exotic sports cars, elegant pre-war tourers, everyday family classics to Americana and hot-rods, with entries from most of the major marques.
Many of the cars taking part will be ‘affordable’ classics but we always have a good selection of unique and special vehicles. There is limited space on Lion Green, so only vehicles that have pre-booked and are displaying a numbered pass will be able to park at the show ground.
We hold two great competitions on the day – car owners are encouraged to dress in period outfits to match their cars and enter the ‘Best Dressed Car and Crew’ award and we have a ‘People’s Choice’ where the public gets a chance to vote for the car they would most like to take home.
The show has something for everyone, even if you are not ‘in to’ cars. The Green will be edged with stalls selling quality produce, crafts, vintage, art and classic car related merchandise as part of a traditional Vintage Fete with jazz, teas, a bar and entertainment for all the family.
Public entrance to the show is free, we just ask visitors to support the event by buying a copy of our lucky programme. The day has become one of the best loved events in the local calendar and it’s great that we are able to provide free entertainment for the people of Haslemere and the surrounds while still raising money for the Haslemere Festival and helping to fund other events in the local community.
The show is organised by James Ewing, a Haslemere based classic car restorer and broker and is supported by many local business’ and individuals.
Please look at our new 2023 website HCCS Home (jamesewing.co.uk) for more information and to see pictures of previous years events.