Knebworth Park – Festival of Transport

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Knebworth Park - Festival of TransportThis Sunday, weather permitting, we will be returning to Knebworth Park on Fathers Day, Sunday 17th June, for our one and only visit this year. Looking at the BBC weather forecast for the next few days it seems that it is going to rain heavily on Friday in the locality followed by no rain on Saturday and Sunday (honestly!). The show field at Knebworth drains pretty well and if today’s forecast turns into reality the event should go ahead as planned. In fact we have only had to cancel one event at Knebworth in the last 20 years and that was a bike show a couple of years ago when an overnight deluge left the field with pools of standing water. Needless to say once we had cancelled the event at 9am the sun came out and all the bikers turned up for show opening at 10am! In the unlikely event of us having to cancel we will post a message on our website, Twitter and Facebook accounts but as we also have an event at Donington Park in Derbyshire we will not be able to change the message on our answer phone at our offices in Yorkshire. Assuming that the event does go ahead as planned we are really looking forward to seeing the event taking shape as really it is a combination of three or four events in one. Last year we combined the classic car and bike shows at Knebworth on Fathers Day and had a pretty impressive turn out of both cars and bikes. Despite another organiser running a classic car event this year in direct competition to Knebworth we have more classic car clubs and individual entries booked in for display than ever before. There will be a separate arena for classic cars and bikes with concours awards throughout the day with car and bike of the show at 3.30pm. Normally we organise a Mini & VW event at Knebworth on late May bank holiday Monday but as this became the jubilee weekend in 2012 we are running our Mini & VW event alongside the classic cars and bikes on fathers day. Again the Minis and VW’s will have their own arena and commentator with concours awards throughout the day and cars of the show at around 3.30pm. Plus we have had an increasing number of custom cars and hotrods at Knebworth over the last couple of years and a local club called the A602ers will be organising a separate custom, hotrod and American car section on fathers day with it’s own dedicated arena and trade stands. Finally for the North of England it is the booking deadline for Hoghton Tower this weekend, we have the usual 350 classic cars booked in so far so if you wish to join them you will need to get your skates on. Also a big thank you for all those who turned out at Capesthorne on Sunday 27th May when we had a record turn out of classic cars & bikes, trade & auto jumblers and show visitors, just shows what a bit of sunshine will do to lift the spirits.