show was a big let down but not for the show's fault. A chain of events just
made it a rubbish weekend.
The plan had been to travel down to
Anyway, enough of the moaning. Sleeping in the car meant we were up bright and early for all the bargains but trade seemed quite slow and expensive. Totally knackered engines for £150 with no guarantee??? Maybe I am becoming a cynic in my old age? All I came away with was 2 sleeping bags and a money box from the Splitscreen Club stall (bargain).
What was impressive was the amount of high quality vans. I had expected a large amount of water cooled cars but these were easily out numbered by the vans - not Vanfest quantities but the quality was much higher. It was also apparent that the value of vans has continued to rise. Average quality vans are around the £2000-£4000 mark with good original vans pushing £10,000 plus.
We had to travel back on Saturday (who would want another night in the car?) and it seems we missed the best day on Sunday. A friend of ours - also called Mark - reported that Sunday was much, much more busy. Well, there is always next year!
Check out the pictures.
If you see a picture of your vehicle and would like to add your name and a description (or even a copy), please get in touch and we will do the honour.