The parade leaves Wallingford Sports Park on Hithercroft Road at 11am and winds through the centre of the picturesque town of Wallingford. Wallingford School Bigg Band will greet the 250+ strong parade of vehciles, led by our Mayor Bernard Stone, after their trip around the by-pass, down Wantage Road and into the Kinecroft for the static show. There you will find local charities, traders, food suppliers and some displays throughout the day. At 10am the Sporting Bears will start their Charity Car Rides where you can take a trip in a classic sports car, a supercar, a hot hatch or a sporty convertible. These generous volunteers will take you for a gentle ride out in the glorious countryside that surrounds our town for a small donation, all of which goes directly to our principal charity, The Footsteps Foundation who are based just up the road in Dorchester. Go and see Huw and his helpers in their gazebo next to the main display ring.
At midday Wallingford Emergency Services will put on a display of their skills and will be extracting Clare Morey, the Fundraising Manager at Footsteps Foundation, from a car in the main display ring. Our very own Marcus Harris will be commentating throughout the day, introducing car clubs and the weird and wonderful vehicles we have into the ring to chat with their owners and you will be entertained by Cholsey Silver Band from 1pm and on and off throughout the day. At 2.30pm there will be a charity auction with an amazing selection of items up for grabs all very generously donated by local sponsors and businesses. Harley Davidson jackets, Williams Race day hospitality for two, bottles of wine, Ferrari driving experience with Goodwood/ Mithril Racing, VIP tickets to the World Cup Hospitality big screen event at Edgbaston Stadium, Weekend tickets for Race Events at Silverstone and various raffle prizes. Footsteps Foundation will have their stand in the main tent right in the middle of the field.
You can also grab yourself a Wallingford Vehicle Rally & Parade wristband or keyring….be quick…numbers are limited and once they’re gone..they’re gone! And remember, everyone involved in organising the event is a volunteer so every penny raised on the day will be distributed to dozens of local charities. Thank you for your support and see you on Sunday May 11th. All pre-registered vehicles should aim to get to the Wallingford Sports Park for between 9-10am where you will be lined up in order of arrival/club.
Important addresses for you…….. Assembly point – Wallingford Sports Park, Hithercroft Road, OX10 9RB. 9-10am for a 11am departure. The parade heads from the Sports Park, left onto Hithercroft Road, along St Johns Road and left into Wallingford Market Place (please wave your flag for the cameras!!!!). The parade then heads out along Winterbrook and right onto the bypass where you head all the way around to the roundabout that heads to Didcot or Wallingford. Take a right and head down Wantage Road, Station Road and into the Kinecroft itself. Main event – The Kinecroft, High Street, OX10 0DT from 11am until around 4pm-ish!
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 held on public roads so ensure your vehicle is suitable to do so and you obey the rules of the road. Any mis-behaviour will be dealt with by the committee members and you will be ejected from this and future events.
People who have not registered can still take place in the parade but will be parked up in the overflow car park on St Georges Road before they can enter the main display. If we have registered vehicles not show up, their spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis. There is a suggested donation of £5 for all those wishing to take part, all the proceeds go straight to charity. Overflow Car Park – St Georges Road, OX10 8HL.