Posted in Club News
Submitted by Nick Wright on Mon, 21/09/2020 - 13:26
21/09/20 - NEC Classic Car Show is cancelled.
A message from Lee Masters, Show Director
It is with great sadness that I announce to you today that we have decided there is no alternative but to postpone the 2020 edition of the show, despite pulling out all the stops to try and make the annual season finale happen.
Having been given the greenlight by government for organised events to resume from 1 October, we were so excited at the prospect of bringing the community back together, with all our COVID-secure measures in place to create a safe and controlled environment for all involved.
Although the latest government update hasn’t changed this possibility, it is currently under review and has created uncertainty for both our exhibitors and visitors. Add to this the prospect of local lockdowns still being in place and the communities’ understandable concern about what an indoor event experience will be, even with all the precautions we’re putting in place, we have taken this difficult decision.
As a team, we are extremely disappointed having done everything within our power to try and make the show happen. We want to thank all our partners, clubs, exhibitors, visitors and suppliers who have supported our endeavours to bring the show to you this year.
While we won’t be coming together as a motoring community this year within the halls of the NEC, to celebrate the classics we love, we will continue to share stories, memories and news across our digital platforms.
Silverstone Auctions will also continue as scheduled with what is due to be their biggest and best sale yet.
We also will be honouring our commitment to help the Sporting Bears Motor Club raise funds for their chosen charities and hope the community will continue to support them as you have done so generously in past years.
We understand that this will be a disappointment to many people who eagerly await the Classic Motor Show each year and we look forward to when we can get together again.
We would particularly like to express our heartfelt thanks to all the clubs and their members who, despite the current situation, were willing to support the show this November. To be fair to everyone, we will be inviting all clubs to reapply to be a part of the Classic Motor Show 12-14 November 2021. Further details will be issued later in the Autumn by Alison Judge, our club coordinator, but please get the dates in your diaries and start thinking about how to make next year a bumper show!