Classic car show at Thoresby Park in doubt as decision to run event is still ongoing

Classic Shows have released an update regarding the event due to be held at Thoresby Park over the bank holiday weekend – but it’s still unclear as to whether the planned event will be going ahead on August 30 and 31.

By Kian Rains
Monday, 24th August 2020, 4:55 pm
Updated Monday, 24th August 2020, 5:02 pm

Classic Shows have been running events at Thoresby Park for almost a quarter of a century and, the events have developed from only a handful of stalls and display cars to something much bigger and more exciting, attracting hundreds of motorheads.

The event regularly sees over 600 vintage, classic and modern vehicles put on display, in addition to a Mini and Volkswagen feature.

However, the car show remains a doubt as the organiser’s desperately try to gain approval for the event to go ahead with the correct Covid-secure guidelines.

Notts Classic Car and Motorcycle Show at the Thoresby Estate.

A spokesperson for Classic Shows said: “We are continuing to work with the relevant authorities with a view to obtaining approval to running this two-day event next weekend.

“Unfortunately, this process remains ongoing and we do not currently have a decision.

“In consideration of the amount of work required to plan for the event – specifically in relating to the processing and issuing of tickets – if I have not obtained approval for the event to go ahead by close of business on Monday 24 August it will be necessary to cancel the event.”

They added: “Please be advised we are doing everything we can to get this event approved, thank you for your patience during these uncertain times.”

Many car enthusiasts are now awaiting the final decision from the show organisers to see if the event will be going ahead on August 30 and 31.

On Facebook, Mike Rodgers said: “Really hope Thoresby goes ahead I've got 10 club members already confirmed for attending.

“We've not managed to do a show this year.”

Another car enthusiast, Yantra Taneva, said: “Crossing all the fingers I have and borrowing some too.

“I haven't been to a single car show this year and it is breaking my poor little petrol-powered heart.”

For future updates visit www.classicshows.org