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Category: Events and Shows

  1. The Jukebox & Retro Fair is at Ardingly This Weekend.

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    31st Oct & 1st Nov 2020

    Due to COVID we are unable to hold the event at Chessington School, but in order to bring you at least one rocking event this year we are going to hold it at Ardingly South of England Showground, RH17 6TH.

    To keep the contact at the reception to a minimum there will no £1 off voucher issued for this fair, nor will there be a show guide. £10 cash on door as usual. We will also have a poppy box for any loose change you’d like to add as they have less collection points this year.

    We will obviously adhere to the COVID guidelines but will bring you the best event we can in this crazy time.

    A separate blog re covid precautions at the event can be found on our website here.

    Indoor shopping. The dancing will be open air but undercover and Greggi G will be with us as usual. 

    Sat he is joined by the TR5’s and Dawn Gracie.

    Sun is Greggi and Rusti Steel.

    Best dressed competition on Saturday at 11.30am. 

    For updates please follow this blog and our FB page.

    The address is: North Gate, Ardingly, South of England Showground, Selsfield Road, Hayward’s Heath, RH17 6TH.

    Free parking as usual and classic cars on display along with many of your favourite stalls 

    (although there are some that cannot attend due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control)

    N.B Saturday the dancing will go on until 8pm with Big Paul DJ.

    Information supplied

  2. Where's Wally? and Rocket Science at the British Motor Museum this half-term!

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    This October half-term the British Motor Museum is delighted to be participating in the national Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search! Families will be able to hunt for Wally around the Museum to spell out a spooky phrase from hidden letters, and receive a special “I found Wally!” bookmark on completion of the search.

    The activities are part of the national Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search, organised by Kids in Museums and Walker Books, to celebrate the release of the new Where’s Wally? book, ‘Spooky Spotlight Search’. There will also be the chance to enter the Where’s Wally? and Kids in Museums grand prize draw competition to win an ArtFund Family Membership and a bundle of Where’s Wally? goodies.

    Families can also enjoy Rocket Science with ‘Professor Pickle and Doctor Pumpkin’ every day at 11.30am, 12.30pm & 1.30pm except Wednesday 28 October. The 25 minute live scientific spectacular is full of cool, interactive demonstrations and rocket inspired science.  Shows will take place in a large conference room with marked out spaces to allow for social distancing.

    On Wednesday 28 October from 11am - 3pm there will be an outdoor Rocket Workshop delivered by the STEM ambassadors from MOD Kineton. Children can design and build their own Rocket and see how far it flies from the pneumatic rocket launcher. These activities are suitable for 5 years plus with adult supervision.

    Emma Rawlinson, Life Long Learning Officer at the British Motor Museum said “We are delighted to be able to host a range of fun and COVID safe activities for visitors to enjoy over the October half term! In addition to Where’s Wally? and Rocket Science there’s also a family tour to help you explore the Museum via your mobile device and an activity bag to take home!”

    The Museum will be opening daily for half-term from Friday 23 October to Monday 2 November. All visits must be pre-booked with no more than 6 in one party, in line with the ‘Rule of 6’. Visitors must wear a face covering at all times and observe social distancing.

    All activities are included in the Museum admission. Activities are suitable for 3+ years, unless otherwise specified. Activity bags are subject to availability. For more information about the half term activities please visit and to book tickets please visit

  3. Stafford Classic Bike Show Cancelled

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    Due to the worsening situation and rising infection rate of Covid-19, Mortons Media Group has reluctantly taken the decision to cancel the Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics show, planned for October 10-11 at Stafford County Showground.

    This long-established event has always been a firm favourite with motorcycle enthusiasts from all over Europe, and with the increase of cases worldwide, Mortons feels this is the safest thing to do, for the well-being of visitors and traders.

    Not only is the show a highlight in the event calendar, it is also a strong social event for visitors at the show, with people naming a ‘day out with their friends’, as one of  the top three reasons for going. Given the current restrictions with the ‘rule of six’, and the increasing localised lockdowns nationwide, Mortons believes this is the most responsible course of action to take.

    The Stafford Shows will continue in 2021, with the popular Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show scheduled to take place over the weekend of April 24-25. The team will be looking to bounce back by putting on the biggest and best show of its kind in order to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

    Meanwhile Mortons will continue to hold regular outdoor autojumbles at Newark showground and Kempton Park, as currently planned.


  4. There will be over 500 bikes at the KICKBACK ride-in later this month.

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    Some have been created in sheds over lockdown and will form part of the showcase. Come and enjoy this Cotswold custom classic (ticket-only) ride-in.

    If you would like to display your custom masterpiece at KICKBACK on the 27th September please just email [email protected] including good pics. We'll get back to you with confirmation and details.

    Devitt KICKBACK ride in custom showcase is at the Classic Motor Hub near Bibury Gloucestershire GL7 5NX. Click here for tickets

  5. Advanced Tickets Only for October Stafford Classic Bike Show

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    The Carole Nash 27th Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, one of the best bike shows in the world, is going ahead… but with a twist. Visitors will be welcomed to the show on October 10 and 11 at the Stafford County Showground, but only if they have bought their ticket in advance from our website

    You can purchase either a Saturday or Sunday ticket, but if you don’t have a ticket, you will not be allowed into the show.
    The total number of visitors will be limited on both days to keep everyone safe, allow for social distancing and keeps the show in line with Government guidance.
    See the safety plan at and see what we’re doing and how you can help to keep everyone safe.

    Visitors should bring their face covering or mask so they can access the indoor space at the show, again in line with the government advice. Whilst the show won’t look and feel like a ‘regular’ Stafford, it’s sure to be a fantastic day out for the modern classic bike fan!