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The Stow Motor Show will return after a four-year wait.
Having been hampered by the Covid, the bi-annual show will return on Saturday July 9.
Organizers say there will be a “seemingly endless” list of attractions, as well as food, drink and music throughout the day.
Chairman of the new Stow Motor Club, Ben Eddolls, said: ‘Finally Stow Motor Show returns after four long years, two of which disappeared under the covid cloud, not only is it back but it promises to be better than already!
“Although years have passed, the motor enthusiasts of Stow and the region have not only adjusted tappets and polished brilliants, but have also formed the Stow Motor Club, with the aim of organizing events and trips throughout the year, culminating in the bi-annual Vehicle Show.”
He added: “Of course, the real stars of the event will be the exhibitors ranging from agricultural tractors to trucks, from motorcycles to military equipment, and of course cars of all stripes, even electric ones, maybe steam ones!
“The main reason for the show is to provide a fun event for local motor enthusiasts, Stow locals and visitors, with excess funds shared with local charities.”
The 2022 free event will be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Ground, also known as the Cricket Ground, off the B4068, with parking available nearby.
There will also be a road accident demonstration by the local fire brigade team and live music performed by a marching band.
Funding for the motor show came in the form of a Build Back Better grant from Gloucestershire County Council and an additional grant from Stow City Council.
The latest event, in 2018, raised over £3,000 for local charities.
During the pandemic, the newly formed Stow Motor Club held zoom meetings and various outings, including trips to the Morgan Motor factory in Malvern and Caffeine and Machine in Ettington.