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“What a Cracker” – Capel’s Big Weekend

Christmas came early to Capel with another fantastic combined Show for Cars and Bikes and Vegetables and Flowers and “et al” on Saturday 18th August and a fantastic Music Festival on Sunday.

Cars and Bikes came out in ever increasing numbers – Military and Commercial – Car Clubs – Vintage – Veteran – Young and Old, in fact everyone came out with the purpose to have fun, entertain and enjoy themselves – and enjoy themselves they did!

And the public came out to marvel and celebrate the Annual Weekend Extravaganza of Capel. This year was the 14th Showing of Classic Cars & Bikes and generally agreed the best to date. More than 630 Cars and Bikes and other Varieties of motorised vehicles navigate their way along the A24 into Capel.

This year’s combined car marque was American Cars & Bike – names synonymous with mass production. Their owners did the show and themselves proud – especially the Model T Fords. The weather was brilliant and a welcome change this year.

Brisk trade was evident throughout the many commercial outlets on the field, especially for food and liquid refreshments!

Whilst the prime objective of Cars and Bikes is to raise money for the upkeep of the Church – as run by the Friends of St. John the Baptist – the occasion continues as a social and village gathering – an oppurtunity to reach out to the community and surrounding districts which it continues to achieve with great success year on year.

Huge thanks go to many people – not least the Car and Bike Committee – and their many friends and relations who control the roads, car parks, registrations, layouts etc. – and (just as importantly) take it all down and clear it all up afterwards – so a HUGE THANK YOU to YOU ALL.

And will we do it all again next year? Will the weather be as kind? What will the Car and Bike Marques be – How many can we squeeze in? – Who knows! – but watch this space for future Classic announcements.

Andrew Forsyth

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