BROUGHTON PAGEANT 2020 - WILL IT GO AHEAD IN JULY?
This year's Broughton Pageant of Transport will hopefully go ahead on Sunday 5th of July following on from last year's event, which was the largest staged so far. The organisers told CMM: "It is hoped that restrictions will be eased by then but please check with us first."
The theme of the Pageant has always been to cover all types and forms of transportation, which has always provided a varied mix over the years, and so far with present entries this has proved to be the point again. Ranging from a 1927 Buick Standard 24 through to the latest american muscle cars, with other interest such as the ex-works 1954 Sunbeam driven by Peter Harper that competed in the 1955 Monte Carlo, and came third overall in the 1958 RAC and now fully restored.
Among the clubs there are always one or two interesting exhibits, such as a 1965 Bedford CALZ mini coach that was derelict but now up and running, complete in its King Alfred colour scheme, and one of only three or four left in existance. For some fun the Westfield Sports Car Club will be bringing along their version of a cocktail with one of their cars in a Martini colour scheme (shaken not stirred anyone?)
Other forms of wheeled interest will be a display from Mower Madness with their racing lawn mowers, along with motorcycles, military, rocketry, and scale models, which will have their own area, and stationary and model traction engines, with the Romsey Ukulele Band providing entertainment during the day. For those who wish to save on travelling, camping will be available on a pre-booked basis for the Saturday evening, along with bar-bq and entertainment.
Addded the organisers: "All exhibitors have free entry, so if you would like to come along and join us in the heart of the Test Valley, entry form and other details can be found on our website at broughtonpageantoftransport.co.uk or tel 01794 301233. As mentioned earlier, and due to the current situation, please check with the organisers before travelling!"