Over 250 cars, trials riding display, live music throughout the day, a wide variety of charities and displays and a selection of food traders.
Greetings! First off let us thank everyone who attended on Sunday to the Wallingford Car Rally. The turn-out was amazing, both in terms of visitors to the main event and the people lining the streets of our wonderful town. Good to see our community spirit in such a welcoming way.
Your generosity this year has been outstanding, we had hoped to match last years’ success but the combination of the buzz of the event and the weather has blown that out of the water. We will be holding a presentation night in the next few weeks and photos will be posted online so you can see where your money is going and what a difference it can make to so many people’s lives.
More thanks…firstly to our wonderful team of helpers, marshals, volunteers and our committee who make this event happen. Both Mark and myself really appreciate your help on getting this show to what it has become, a major event on not just the Wallingford calendar, but one of the must attend events of the year. Your help at 7am and 6pm is invaluable! Big thanks to Geoff for the cooked breakfast every year too, great way to kick off the morning.
Secondly to all the local charities, traders and displays who show up every year and support us and spread the word. At each event we seem to attract another new one to our little family and we hope you have as much fun and success as we do.
Thanks to Maggie and her team from The Footsteps Foundation. Their last year as our principal charity was definitely a huge success, and the kids and parents who were on site had such fun meeting people and sitting in some of the amazing cars that turned up this year.
Finally, thank you to all the drivers who signed up for the parade and show this year. Sorry we had a few delays at times and we really appreciate your patience. It’s rather a unique way to start an event and we appreciate it greatly.
The date for your diary for next year is Sunday 7th May 2017. Registration will open in January, we will give you plenty of warning prior to that opening. Hope to see you again next year.