The July 2016 Greetham Gathering was held on 21st July at Greetham Community Centre, and will go down as being the best attended one to date. In the two and a half years that the Gathering has been going; this meeting was the best supported yet. The lighter and longer evenings, and the warm dry weather were positive factors in persuading exhibitors to come along, and the number and variety of vehicles on show always attracts many other interested “gatherers”.
Throughout the evening, a steady stream of show vehicles came through the gate and at one point there was approximately 110 classic cars on display, alongside 30 classic motorcycles. In all, it is estimated that there were over 500 people in attendance – a remarkable number and a testament to the popularity and success of this event. The opportunity to closely study some of the great vehicles of the past; talk with the owners and other enthusiasts, whilst enjoying a bite and a drink in a spacious, friendly environment is seen as a real attraction.
Of note, the following car marques were in attendance: Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Bentley, Corvette (US), Chrysler (US), Buick (US), Packard (US), Alpha, AC, Lotus, Porsche, Lotus, Jaguar, Singer, Bianchi, Fiat, Mercedes, BMW, Lanchester, VW, Austin, Morris, Rover, Audi, Ford, Riley and , an 1899 Deceauville Voiturelle(!) and many more! In the motorcycle park were Nortons, BSAs, Harley Davidsons, Ariels, Royal Enfields, Hondas, Ducatis, Yamahas, Suzukis, Matchless, a motorised push cycle, and it was nice to see a couple of BMWs with sidecars.
The Greetham Gathering is held on the 3rd Thursday of the months of May to September, at Greetham Community Centre, Greetham, LE15 7NG. All are welcome. On site is fast food, tea, coffee, cakes, licensed bar and plenty of parking space. Vehicles are charged just £1 to park and all profits go to the local Air Ambulance. More details can be found on the Gathering website (www.GreethamGathering.co.uk). The next Gathering is on August 18th, and all are welcome so do come along.