Over 250 cars, trials riding display, live music throughout the day, a wide variety of charities and displays and a selection of food traders.
SUNDAY MAY 8TH 11AM AT THE KINECROFT
NEWS – REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. AN AMAZING RESPONSE MEANS ALL 250 SPACES FILLED WITHIN A WEEK!! THANK YOU!!
Welcome to the home of the Wallingford Vehicle Rally and Parade. 2016 will be our 12th event and the Dorchester based Footsteps Foundation will once again be our principal charity, offering specialist intensive rehabilitation for children and young adults with neurological, neuro-motor, undiagnosed disorders, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and other genetic disorders since it was set up in 2003. Footsteps provide ground-breaking physiotherapy, where specialised physiotherapists design patient specific rehabilitation, therapeutic exercises and specialised equipment, to help patients achieve their full potential. A truly worthy cause, who will be working with us over the next few months to make the event a huge success once again.
For those who didn’t make it to our show last year, we exceeded all expectations with a full to capacity parade of 250 cars, trials riding display, live music throughout the day, a wide variety of charities and displays and a selection of food traders. Thanks to them and your own generosity, we were able to raise over £11,000 which was distributed not only to The Footsteps Foundation, but also another dozen or so local charities, including Wallingford Fire Service, The Treehouse School in Cholsey, Wallingford ATC, Cholsey Silver band to name just a few.
You can view the parade anywhere along the route on the map shown on our Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/1271906879501426/. The vehicles leave the Hithercroft Sports Park at 11am and head through the Market Place, up along the Reading Road and Winterbrook, around the bypass then back along Wantage Road & Station Road before entering the Kinecroft when the main event begins. It is a free admission to the show for members of the public but there will be donation buckets on the entry points. Your generous donations go directly to local charities, last year you were able to help us raise £11,000.
Wristbands and window tickets have gone out in the post to you this week. Local ones will be delivered by hand over the weekend. Please bring both with you on the day to allow our marshals to get you in the right location as quick as possible. Gates open at The Hithercroft Sports Park at 9am and we would appreciate it if you could be there and ready to go by 10.30am at the latest. Please follow the marshals instructions on where to park up and when to leave.
All car clubs are pre-registered and will have their own allocated spaces both at The Hithercoft departure point and the main event at The Kinecroft. Your window sheets are colour coded to allow our marshals to spot you and guide you as quickly as possible. We ask that all clubs arrive at The Hithercroft Sports Park together so you can be parked up and leave together also. There are a number of industrial parks nearby which may make for good pre-meet up points. Again please get to The Hithercroft before 10.30am at the latest.
BIKES, MOPEDS & SCOOTERS
There is a separate area for our two wheeled brethren at the show itself. Again, we ask that all clubs arrive at The Hithercroft Sports Park together so you can be parked up and leave together also. You will be given a coloured wristband in exchange for an entry donation, please show it to our marshals when you arrive at the Kinecroft to show that you have paid. No payees will be asked to make a donation or asked to leave.
Due to the overwhelming numbers when registration opened, we have managed to secure a good sized overflow car park just a few minutes walk from the main event. All we ask is that you make your way to The Hithercoft Sports Park from 9.30am onwards, be there by 10.30am at the latest. Collection buckets will be on hand so that a small donation can be made. All vehicles that have not pre-registered will be able to take part in the parade only and then guided to the over flow car park on St Georges Road by our staff.
Parade Assembly point – Wallingford Sports Park, Hithercroft Road, OX10 9RB. 9-10.30am for a 11am departure.
Main event – The Kinecroft, High Street, OX10 0DT from 11am until around 4pm-ish!
Overflow Car Park is on St Georges Road, OX10 8HL.
Note: Please be aware that this is a privately run event so only registered cars will be allowed access to the Kinecroft on the day. The parade is on public roads so please follow the rules of the road and that your vehicle is legal to do so.
You can contact us via social media or by email from our website www.wallingfordcarrally.org.uk
View our Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/1271906879501426/ and follow us on Instagram: wallingfordcarrally or Twitter: @wallcarrally for updates for the event.
We can also put you on our mailing list and keep you informed of news and information as it happens, and while you’re at it why not follow us on Facebook too! We now have a Gallery page where you will find all the photos from the previous events, simply point your web browser here.
Feel free to get in touch if you are a local charity who would like to attend, or you’d simply like to give us a hand on the day or even join our committee of volunteers who work tirelessly throughout the year to make this event run as smoothly as possible.
Thank you once again for all your support and we hope to see you in just a few weeks!