Cars in the park – On now and tomorrow


I love a good car show! Image from Cars In The Park Facebook page.

Sorry folks, very busy and hanging on by the seat of my pants here – but right now and tomorrow as part of Festival Weekend in Lichfield, it’s the Cars in the Park event at Beacon Park, Lichfield.

(To avoid angering the Principality even more, it’s Pelsall Carnival today too. Just go to Pelsall and head towards the noise. Take your own pitchfork and try to act normal.)

For those missing the late, lamented Chasewater Transport Show, this is a great alternative with loads of classic vehicles and stuff to do and see – and best of all, it’s free!

It runs from 9am-5pm today (Saturday 4th July 2015) and tomorrow (Sunday 5th). If you pop down, why not send me some photos?

You can check out the Facebook event page here and the website here.

The organisers have this to say on their web page:

Dear Participant,

It is some time since we offered a prize for the car clubs to theme their stands so we thought we would reintroduce it this year, the theme for 2015 will be American Independence Day.

We are also hoping this year to have more commercials along with military, PSV and motorcycles. If you own one of these vehicles please let us know, you will be very welcome. This year’s event is over the weekend of the 4th and 5th July.

In 2012 we had the Midlands Air Ambulance as our chosen charity collecting over the weekend and again our President has asked them to be our main charity for 2015, so please give generously to their collectors who will be around the site. We are very fortunate that we have support from the Lichfield Mercury and associated newspapers, and from our Main Dealer friends without this there would be no show.

We are pleased to welcome Lichfield Lions Club who this year are looking after the parking for us. There is a charge of £3 on the Saturday and £5 on the Sunday. We are also offering parking for The Medieval Market on the Saturday at a cost of £2.

Catering will be similar to previous years and there will be security with dog handlers on the Friday and Saturday night. We thank Strongs Plastics for donating the cost of the sound system, and this year on the Sunday we have displays from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue, Staffordshire Ambulance Service and hopefully The Red Barrows with their superb show. Depending on operational needs we also hope to have a flypast from one of the Helicopters from Midlands Air Ambulance.

For those joining us as visitors on the Saturday and Sunday admittance is by donation to Midlands Air Ambulance, there is a charge for parking (we have to make a charge to cover the costs of the hire of the park and toilets, insurance etc.) There will be a separate Disabled Parking area so please ask the marshals for directions.

Once again we hope to have a large variety of stalls available over the weekend. There will be a Rotary stand at the event so if you are interested in discussing joining us please feel free to come and chat.

The Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad thank all of our sponsors for their help, and please remember everything raised goes to Charity. We don’t charge so please give freely to the collectors on the park.

Ian Hodgson
Cars in the Park

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1 Response to Cars in the park – On now and tomorrow

  1. stevieboy378 says:

    Surely acting normal in Pelsall would make one stick out like a sore thumb ? 😉

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