March 2021 Update
On 22 February Boris Johnson announced the Government pathway for exiting the COVID restrictions. Whilst the emphasis is on the pathway being data led, there were probable review dates given for the steps; the pathway ends with the earliest possible release from lockdown being 21 June.
Basingstoke Deane Rotary have discussed the possibility of running the Festival on 22 August with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and both parties are keen to see it run on that date. The date allows for 2 months of slippage of the Government pathway.
Preparations have already been started on planning the Festival. Our January update noted that the Festival Committee was making preparations based on a reduced number of vehicles (350 rather than 450 each for both Exhibitors and Car Clubs) and that a Waiting List had been started. At present, should all restrictions be lifted and the full Exhibitor 450 vehicles be able to be accommodated, most of the current Waiting List will be invited to join the Festival.
As time progresses, we will keep in touch with those registered as bringing vehicles or on the waiting list to keep them informed of any changes regarding the event.
Basingstoke Festival of Transport Committee
We expect that the War Memorial Park, Basingstoke, RG21 4AG, will once again be filled with over 700 vehicles at the Basingstoke Festival of Transport 2021. We are hoping for a fine day and for the Government's COVID regulations to allow the event to take place. We look forward to seeing both exhibitors and visitors come and enjoy themselves. It is a wonderful family day out.
As in previous years, there will be a huge range of vehicles on static display, including classic, vintage, commercial, fire engines and military trucks. There will also be a variety of specialist car clubs, trade stalls and catering outlets. Basingstoke Festival of Transport is a great day out for all the family, whether you're a keen motor buff or you just want an interesting and enjoyable Sunday! This event is free of charge both for exhibitors and visitors. Parking is available at Old Common, London Road (use RG21 4BY and follow the parking signs) for £2.
So, if you are the owner of any of the above types of vehicles, or someone wishing to come and visit - please come and join us for a great day out. Come along on the 22nd August 2021 to the Basingstoke Festival of Transport at the War Memorial Park, Basingstoke, RG21 4AG.
Should there be any queries, please email email@example.com and we will get back to you.
To Take Part & Exhibit your Vehicle at the Festival
To take part in the Festival and display your vehicle on the day you will need an 'Entry Pass' to gain entry to the site. Please register your vehicle at Eventbrite and once registered we will send you a letter of acceptance along with your Entry Pass nearer the time.
Please review the Conditions of Entry when registering for the event. They are attached to each of the forms below. The following manual forms are also available:
· Vehicle Entry Form – please use this if there is any issue with the Eventbrite page or you do not have access to a computer. Vehicle Entry Form.pdf
· Car Club Registration Form – please use this to register your Car Club and to put you in contact with our Specialist car Club Contact. Car Club Form .pdf
· Stallholder Application Form – enables a pitch priced by frontage size to be booked. Stallholder Form.pdf
Privacy Notice - The Rotary Club of Basingstoke Deane will hold and use the information provided on the forms for the purposes of your entry into the 2021 Festival, entry of your details in the 2021 Festival programme and to notify you of future events. By returning the forms and entering your vehicle you are agreeing to the above and to the Conditions of Entry.
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