Lichfield Rotary Cars in the Park – On this weekend!


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

There’s a really good classic and vintage car show on this weekend (thats Saturday and Sunday, 2nd & 3rd July 2016) in Beacon Park, Lichfield as part of Festival Weekend – the annual Rotary Cars in the Park event.

(To avoid angering the Pelsallians who may be having this read to them, it’s Pelsall Carnival on Saturday 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, Cars in the Park is 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 10am-4pm Saturday 2nd July 2015 and Sunday 3rd. If you pop down, why not send in 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,

First of all let me thank everybody that got involved in CITP 2015, we were so lucky with the weather, and what was really appreciated was the car club members and other non-Rotarians who gave up their time throughout the year, some camping from the Thursday afternoon and helping on the Friday with setting up. As I have said in previous years, the Rotary Club members are getting fewer and older and all the help we get from volunteers is really appreciated. If you want to volunteer please contact me via the contact section of the website. Please remember that we don’t charge you to attend and all funds we raise go to charity, a total of nearly £34.000 last year. Our thanks must also go the members of the Lichfield Round Table who helped us with marshalling and the Lichfield Round Table Junior Football Club, who help us with the website, bookings and the clearing up afterwards, and of course the Lions Clubs that look after parking. We are hoping this year to have more commercials along with military, PSV and motorcycles so if you own one of these vehicles please let us know, you will be very welcome.


Image from Cars in the Park.

In 2015 we had the Midlands Air Ambulance as our chosen charity collecting over the weekend and our President has asked them to be our main charity for 2016 again, 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.

There will be no charge for single entries and no need to book, just arrive on the day, but please note you have to be onsite by 11 am as no admittance can be given to the main field after that time. Please note we will not accept the loud playing of music from car audio systems.

We are pleased to welcome Lichfield and Rugeley Lions Clubs this year who will be looking after the parking for us, there is a charge of £5.00 on each day and we are also offering parking for The Medieval Market on the Saturday at a cost of £5.00.

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 and Staffordshire Ambulance Service. 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 there is no charge for admittance but 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.) and there will be a separate Disabled Parking area, 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 if you are interested in discussing joining us please feel free to come and chat.

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

Ian Hodgson
Cars in the Park Chairman

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