Now in its fourth year, the Letchworth Garden City Classic & Vintage Car Club picnic and family day held at Halls Green, Weston, Hertfordshire, will be taking place on Saturday 9th June – the weekend after the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.
The picnic has become an immensely popular annual event, held in a beautiful rural setting, and attracts large numbers of wonderful vehicles and their occupants. Evocative names from the past are all represented including Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, Bentley, Healey, Morris, Austin, Riley and many more. Whilst most vehicles are pre-1970 there is always a good turnout of modern day classics including Porsche, Maserati and Ferrari.
Owners bring along their cars and picnics and enjoy a relaxing and quintessentially English afternoon listening to the band before indulging in scrumptious scones and cream from the tea tent. A highly entertaining car gymkhana gently tests the driving skills of entrants and there is a variety of stalls to wander around.
The venue at Fairclough Hall Farm is the permanent home of Harriet Kelsall’s bespoke jewellery design showroom and jewellery-making demonstrations are held throughout the afternoon. Children are not left out of the fun and get to enjoy a bouncy castle and slides.
Entry on the day is £5 per vehicle. Pedestrians £1. Gates open at 11am and the event closes at 5pm.
Pic Cap: Some of the many vehicles that attended the 2011 Picnic.
Note to Editors: The Letchworth Garden City Classic & Vintage Car Club was founded over 20 years ago and promotes the ownership and enjoyment of all classic and vintage vehicles. The club meets on the first Monday of each month at The Rising Sun public house at Halls Green, Weston, Hertfordshire.