We are getting ready to give everyone a great time at this year’s event.
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After a two year break because of COVID we are relaunching the Vintage Weekend with all the usual sights, sounds and fun, this year’s event will take place on the weekend of 6th and 7th August 2022 at Calder Homes Park in Hebden Bridge. As usual there will be lots of stunning classic and vintage vehicles spanning over 100 years of motoring plus family entertainment, live music and refreshments.
Apart from the last two years the Vintage Weekend car rally has been held every year since 1982; the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge has run the event since 2006 and for each of those years the numbers of exhibitors and visiting members of the public has continued to grow.
Changing times means that there will be some administrative changes this year:
- Registration for people wanting to exhibit their vehicles is now open, click here to see what the vehicle classes will be this year.
- We will no longer be sending out vehicle registration forms by post; it has become increasingly expensive to do and reduces the amount of money we raise for good causes. All vehicle registrations will need to be made electronically via an easy to use online booking form. Registration fees are being held at their pre pandemic levels.
- The show has grown significantly over the years and the park where the show is held is pretty much full, so for everybody’s safety, comfort and enjoyment, we will be capping the number of vehicles on the park each day and we don’t expect to allow late entries on the day; all vehicle exhibitors must pre-register their vehicles using the online booking form.
- All stallholders can also take advantage from this year of using the online booking form.
- Visitors to the show can expect to have the option of paying by credit and debit cards rather than cash only, although cash will still be accepted. Entry prices are being held at their pre pandemic levels.
For our club the Vintage Weekend is the most important event of the year and its main fund raiser. It attracts thousands of visitors who come to admire the vehicles on show and to visit the town of Hebden Bridge.
A section of Calder Homes Park will be set aside for food outlets and, for families, we have a kids play area with traditional fairground activities and a picnic area to relax in. Stalls encircling the vehicle exhibits will include auto-jumble, clothing, handcrafts, jewellery and for the first time this year stalls selling Steampunk related paraphernalia.
There will be live music this year on both days with a special appearance of local young acoustic musicians in association with Music4MS, a Multiple Sclerosis charity based in Halifax who will be playing from 11.30 a.m. on Saturday 6th August, closely followed by a new young band fresh out of Manchester playing their own indie rock – The Matchbox. On the Sunday we will have more traditional entertainment, details to be announced nearer to the event.
We will have a ‘pass out’ system in operation which will allow visitors to explore our town, Hebden Bridge. Visit the old pack horse bridge, the footbridge over Hebden Water dating from 1510 and from where the town took its name. Browse the small independent stores and enjoy the numerous cafés and pubs of character. Look up and admire the surrounding hills and the unique five and six storey “piggy back” houses, tall slender over and under dwellings intended to make best use of the available space. At the Marina you will find further stalls and exhibits relating to the Steampunk Weekend.
Visitor parking will be provided adjacent to at the former Walkley Clogs mill (now demolished), one mile east of Hebden Bridge in Mytholmroyd, an easy stroll along the picturesque Calder river bank will bring you close to the park entrance on Station Road. Visitors using the train will find the entrance to the park a short walk from the station.
Let us hope for a weekend of fine weather to enable The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge to raise substantial sums as we have in the past. All funds raised support local good causes and those who are in need alongside national and international charities. Details of how money raised by our Club is spent can be found by visiting the club’s website where you will find a full list of grants and donations made over the past years.
Special thanks to our sponsors whose generosity helps us to make the investment necessary for running the event.