Thirty years on, the Tredegar House Vintage Car Rally is returning to delight car enthusiasts, families and ‘petrolheads.’
From Cadillacs to MGs to Ford Model Ts, a host of 20th century classic and vintage cars will be on show at Tredegar House on 13 June, for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
First held in 1980, the Tredegar House Vintage Car Rally is now in its 30th year and has raised £625,000 for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research so far.
The event is organised by the Gwent Branch of the charity, founded in 1979. At the time, one of the event organisers Mandy Womack’s son Timothy was diagnosed with leukaemia. Sadly, six-year-old Timothy died a year later.
Mandy Womack says: “It’s funny to think brand new cars driving to our first event in 1980 are now old enough to be in the show! We’ve been so proud that the Rally has raised £625,000 so far.
“Since Timothy died, researchers have made many advances and thanks to money raised, children with leukaemia have a very good chance of survival. But we can do more. Please come along and help us raise even more to help Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research beat blood cancers.”
Set in the parkland of Tredegar House, the Car Rally features over 1,500 exhibits, from Ford Model Ts from the early 1900s to Cadillacs, sports cars marques including Marcos, Stag, Lotus, Morgan, Jaguar, MG and many others.
Also, vintage and veteran motorcycles, commercial vehicles, tractors, stationary engines and military vehicles will be on display.
Arena events will take place all day including: displays by the Wye Valley Axemen, parade of vehicles, and a Vintage and Classic Car Auction run by Newport Auctions. Other attractions include a craft marquee, radio-controlled boats on the lake and children’s amusements. There will be trade stalls, refreshments and a bar.
The 30th Vintage Car Rally takes place at Tredegar House Park on Sunday 13 June. The show opens at 10.30am and finishes about 5.30pm. Entry is £7 per adult, £4 per child and £5 for senior citizens. Family tickets (for two adults and up to four children under 16) are £18.