Vineyard all set to put Lavenham motor show on road to success

Lavenham rare breeds motor show ANL-140508-104245001
Lavenham rare breeds motor show ANL-140508-104245001

Lavenham Brook Vineyard is to sponsor the pre-1939 cars section at the Lavenham Rare Breeds Motor Show this year.

Lavenham Brook Wines and Produce will be at the show on Bank Holiday Monday August 25, on the cricket field in Bridge Street.

The show started in 1996 and has grown to be one of the premier shows in East Anglia, with a truly amazing collection of vehicles dating from around 1900 right through to the latest stars of the car scene.

The show has always attracted many fine exhibits partly because of its beautiful setting, almost in the shade of Lavenham’s magnificent parish church.

This has enabled visiting owners to enjoy a relaxed afternoon amongst friends and meet visitors from previous years. A rural and friendly welcome to all has become the hallmark of the show.

Lavenham and its attractions are right on the doorstep for those fancying some cultural, retail or refreshment therapy.

Lavenham Brook is particularly pleased to be involved as its proprietor, Nick Thomson, started the show in 1996 and ran it in its formative years.

He has on occasion brought along one of his Lancias, and this year will be exhibiting his now completely restored 1935 Lancia Astura. Mussolini is reputed to have had five of them, one for each mistress!

Nick, who runs his vineyard and rare breed farm at Brent Eleigh, said:“This has been an 11-year process as the ‘car’ I bought was a chassis on wheels, all the mechanical pieces were in 16 boxes and two front wings.”

Lavenham Brook will be operating a gazebo on the car showground during the day. Lavenham Brook’s trophy-winning wines and heritage apple juices will be on sale by the glass, bottle, or case.