Classic car show returns with new Bury St Edmunds location
Hundreds of classic car owners signed up to show off their vehicles in just 12 days after organisers announced the event was back on.
The Rotary Club of Bury St Edmunds Abbey Classic Car Show will be held this year on Sunday, July 18 - and at a new venue.
After six successful shows at Elveden, the event this year will be held at Culford School, Bury St Edmunds.
"Building work at Elveden has meant we are moving to Culford School this year and means we will also have more space," said one of the organisers, Peter Summers.
"There has been a really strong response from car clubs, and individual owners alike, all keen to show their lovely cars to the public.
We saw 500 owners sign up within 12 days this year when in the past it has been around 200 in two months, showing the strength of interest.
"For six of the last seven years, The Rotary Club of Bury St Edmunds Abbey has organised this successful event, raising more than £50,000 for local charities.
"We are delighted that Culford School has agreed to partner with us in this new, bigger and better Classic Car Show."
Organisers say this year there will be 'more exhibitor space per car, better layouts for clubs, and more stalls, of all types.
In 2019, the show raised £14,000 for the NSPCC and charities supported by Bury Abbey Rotary Club, with more than 4,000 people attending.
Money raised this year will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
"Our thanks go to Culford School, and Greene and Greene for their upfront commitment to supporting this event, making it possible, and to Krazy Horse, the Motorcycle Car and E-Bike dealership, based at Lamdin Road Bury St Edmunds, from being our Motoring Sponsor," added Mr Summers.
Pre-sales for visitor tickets will be launched mid-May.
Event organisers are keen to hear from any stallholders wishing to take part.
Spaces for classic cars are now all filled.