Clubs show their support for November

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Over 80 clubs confirmed attendance within 48 hours of offers being issued with some of the biggest car clubs pledging their support.
Fantastic mix of clubs on display with a strong presence of modern classics.
Clubs will have to comply with new Covid-19 measures to ensure the safety of both members and visitors.
We have been overwhelmed by the support from the classic car clubs with some of the biggest UK clubs pledging their support of the November event. 

Within 48 hours of club co-ordinator Alison Judge issuing the stand space offers, a process that has taken months of planning due to the need for wider aisles and the one-way system that has been introduced to aid physical distancing, over 80 clubs had confirmed their attendance. 

Wayne Scott, Press Officer for the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club said: “This is one of the key events of the year for us. Last year, we went all out with a display of some of Jaguar’s most important models in memory of the beloved legend, Norman Dewis OBE. This year, although we will adapt our display to fit the challenges we are all dealing with, we will once again show off an engaging display representing the wide range of Jaguars we cater for in the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club.”

His feelings were shared by Adam Sloman, General Manager of the MG Car Club. “We've lost so much of the show season, so as a Club, we feel it’s really important to support the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show,” said Adam. “It's one of our favourite shows to go to each year and although this year will certainly be different, it's clear the organisers have put a lot of thought into making the show as safe as possible and we're looking forward to it."

Allan Westbury, Chairman of the TR Register, added: “It has been a difficult year for club events and so the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show has given us all something to look forward to. For us, it offers a particularly exciting opportunity to show off Triumph TRs to show-goers as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the TR Register Car Club. We can’t wait to finally see everyone in the classic car community in person at last!”

Other clubs to confirm include the BMW Car Club GB, Alfa Romeo Owners Club, Gay Classic Car Group, Club Lotus, Maserati Club, British Mini Club, Club Triumph, and the Volvo Enthusiasts Club to name just a few. 

“Every year the clubs go above and beyond but this year they have blown us away and we haven’t even opened the show yet!” says Show Director Lee Masters. “Given the measures that will be in place, we know there will be challenges for clubs and their volunteers. Not only in how they manage their stands but also in securing cars and keeping safety as their number one priority. As organisers, we are putting every measure in place to ensure the safety of all involved and couldn’t be more grateful for their support. 

“Sadly, we’ve had some clubs that have decided not to join us this year such as the Ginetta Owners Club, Daimler and Lanchester Owners' Club, and MG Owners Club. We completely respect their decision and look forward to welcoming them back with open arms in the future. It’s important that nobody feels they have to be at this year’s show whether that is car clubs, exhibitors, contractors or even our own staff, everyone has a choice and will make their own decision. We will put the show on safely for all that want to do it and take part and we have significant support”

Measures to be put in place for the 2020 show include staggered opening times and designated entrance points, controlled capacities, wider aisles, temperature testing of all visitors and traders, a one and two-way system around the show, hand sanitiser stations and enhanced cleaning regimes throughout the entire show.