new venue is certainly very large and has much better facilities than
the Hop Farm. I was there on the Wednesday and Thursday and enjoyed
very hot weather, but this in turn had turned the fields into a very
dusty environment and vehicles were covered in a very fine powdery
soil. Getting food and drinks was very easy with plenty of choice.
very large number of stalls provided a bewildering choice of things to
buy, but I saw very little by way of parts for British vehicles which
I happened to be looking for. Plenty of weapons were on offer and
prices it would appear continue to climb. The vehicle display fields
covered an extensive area, too much really to walk around. A bike, or
preferably a quad bike, would be ideal to see whatís on offer. WW2
American vehicles dominated the show and apart from Land Rovers I came
across very few British stuff, but having said that there were some
nice British examples.
off the main road to the car park was poor and via a long dusty bumpy
track across fields. Despite many years running the show they were not
geared up to take the £18.50 to get in. On the Wednesday the pay
cabin opened with just two tills at 9.00 adding a further two by 9.30
which was how long it took for me to get to the front of the
relatively short queue. On Thursday they opened the pay desks well
before opening time. When talking to some of our members their main
complaint was the very late distribution of toilets.