The event will kick off at 11am with a parade of 250 vehicles through the picturesque Oxfordshire town of Wallingford, snaking around the streets, through the Market Place and culminating in a static show at the Kinecroft in the centre of town. Throughout the day there are displays and side stalls hosted by local suppliers and charities, helping raise funds for their worthy causes. Local food traders will also be there throughout the day so you can sample the tasty delights from local suppliers.
There is a new principal charity for 2014 in the form of Footsteps, who are based just up the road in Dorchester and provide much needed intensive rehabilitation programmes for children and young adults with neurological disorders. Children and their families travel from all over the country to the centre and their work has been providing child friendly intensive therapy there for over a decade. You can find more information on their website at http://footstepscentre.com/.
The parade itself is quite some spectacle as a convoy of vehicles is surrounded by cheering spectators throughout the town. The vehicles themselves arenít limited in anyway, so you can see a sixties scooter alongside a modern supercar, a standard Model T ford parked up next to an American muscle car from the 1970ís. All cars, bikes, trucks and scooters are welcome, the weirder the better, and prices will be given out on the day to the furthest travelled, the mayors choices and the Vehicle of The Show.
Alongside viewing the parade, you can also make a donation and take a trip out in a supercar. The Sporting Bears organization will be back once more with their amazing collection of cars, both modern and classic, to take you out for a drive in the stunning local countryside.
Pre-registration for the parade is highly recommended as the event was fully booked by March and spaces are limited to 250 vehicles on the day. This can be done from January on the updated website at www.wallingfordcarrally.org.uk. There you will also be able to see more on the charities involved, details on the event, a gallery from previous shows, information and links to our very generous sponsors and you can even volunteer to help out on the day in some way. We can also leave us a message on our answer machine on 07719 782799 and someone from the committee will give you a call back, or drop us an email at email@example.com.