The committee and helpers of this year’s Wallingford Vehicle Rally and Parade would like to thank each and every one of you who took part or attended our event last year. Your support and generosity made it an even greater success than the previous year, raising just a few pounds short of a massive £7000 for SeeSaw and other local charities. An amazing £1894 was generated from the bucket collections alone, the rest being raised from the auctions, raffles, tombola and registrations of the 250 cars which took part in the parade through the town before the static show began.
The 2013 event takes place on Sunday May 12th. The day begins at 9am at the Wallingford Sports Park, Hithercroft Road, OX10 9RB where the parade vehicles will gather prior to the parade. If you have pre-registered you will be ticked off the list and given one of our commemorative flags.
Due to an amazing response this year the 250 available spaces for the parade and static show were filled by the end of March, however, we have now been able to secure an overflow car park near to the event on the playing field adjacent to St Georges Road (shown on the map HERE
the postcode for your satnav is OX10 8HL), and just 2 mins walk from the MAIN event. Cars who wish to turn up on the day must be registered as usual at the Wallingford Sports Park if you wish to participate in the parade, but you will not charged a registration fee, as you will be unable to take part in the static show in the Kinecroft. If you would like to make a suggested donation of £3 (for parking) during the day to any of the bucket collectors it would be most appreciated. After the parade has taken place you will be guided to take a left at the junction with Station Road/Cross Keys Pub and park up in the overflow car park field which will be manned by our skilled marshals.
The parade of vehicles leave at 11am and threads through the historic town centre, making its’ way to the Kinecroft, High Street, OX10 0DT in the centre of town. The support of local businesses, charities and traders help provide entertainment and refreshments throughout the day. If you wish to view the parade, you can find a map HERE
TV presenter and car fanatic Mike Brewer
will be in attendance once again and not only commentating during the event but also hold a charity auction later in the day. We will update the website with the prizes nearer the time. Local councillor Marcus Harris
will also be commentating throughout the day and we hope to be able to get the local emergency services to extract him from a staged incident during their display.
If you would like to help out this year, have a stall or display or even become more involved with the organisation and planning of the event, you can get in touch with us via email
Once again…..thank you!
N/B: This is a privately booked event, and only fully registered cars will be allowed access to the Kinecroft on the day.