Canvey Island, July 18, 2019: More than 250 classic cars and commercial vehicles are expected to attend a new ‘Transport Spectacular’ event being staged on Sunday August 11th by the Canvey Island Transport Museum at the Waterside Farm Leisure Centre, Canvey Island.
“We’re pleased to be bringing classic cars back to Canvey to help celebrate our 40th anniversary,” said Gordon Claydon, Chairman of the Castle Point Transport Museum Society charity (CPTMS) which operates the Canvey Island Transport Museum.
“Having unfortunately lost our traditional site for the classic cars element of our October event, we promised vehicle owners we’d look for a solution in 2019. Waterside Farm is the perfect location with lots of space for an all-new event, and August is the perfect timing so we should be able to enjoy the warmer summer weather!” added Mr Claydon.
A wide variety of vehicles are due to attend, spanning multiple decades from the 1930s to the 2000s and featuring cars, motorcycles, emergency vehicles and commercials, as well as the Museum’s own buses and coaches. A very strong showing for Ford vehicles is expected given the marque’s strong Essex presence.
The event promises to be a colourful reminder of motoring’s past, as well as a fitting celebration to mark the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Castle Point Transport Museum Society based in the former Eastern National bus garage on Point Road, Canvey Island.
“We’re delighted by the enthusiastic response we have had to the new show so far and see this as a great way to celebrate our anniversary with vehicle owners and the community,” said Marian Patten, Secretary of CPTMS. “We hope people will turn out to support us, and if it proves successful we would like to make it an annual fixture in both the Island’s calendar and the vehicle enthusiast’s event list.”
The event will be open from 10.30am to 4.30pm on the day, and the Museum plans to run a free bus link from South Benfleet Station to the venue. Full details are on the Canvey Island Transport Museum Facebook page and website: www.castlepointtransport
Classic vehicle owners wishing to display their vehicle should send an email to
[email protected] for an entry form.
The new event will complement the Museum’s traditional October Open Day event exclusively for vintage buses, coaches and commercial vehicles. That event, known as ‘Big Wheels 2019’ will take place on October13th at the Labworth Sea Front park with a free bus service to and from the Museum on Point Road.