This year’s Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival, to be held on Sunday 30 September from 11 am – 4 pm, will celebrate the American Classic.
Now in its fifth year, the event features more than 100 veteran, vintage, classic and future classic cars and motorbikes descending on Reepham for a day of indulgence for collectors, enthusiasts and the curious from around the county.
With previous years focusing on Britain, Italy and Germany, this year the festival plays host to classic American cars from the 1940s, 50s and 60s, such as Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Ford, Lincoln and Pontiac.
During these post-war decades, Americans felt bold and enthusiastic about the future and they wanted their cars to portray those feelings. They piled on the chrome and wanted bigger, faster and prettier – and Detroit did not disappoint, responding with monsters that dripped opulence and luxury.
When it came to bikes, both Harley Davidson and Indian motorcycles ruled the route and the men (and women) who rode them indulged in the counterculture that saw the start of the café racing trend that identified with a free spirit and the open road.
The 1960s saw the explosion of biker gangs taking the American classics to their hearts, and visitors should be able to see fine examples from each era in Reepham’s Market Place.
There will be music in the King’s Arms courtyard with the Hal Wrayzer Combo, as well as burgers, hot dogs and entertainment from an era in American history that marked a huge time of change in the motoring world.
To register your car or bike for the event, contact Hugh Ivins or Peter Fitzjohn firstname.lastname@example.org or 01603 871102.
Please note that this year, only registered exhibitors with numbered passes will be allowed access to the Market Place. Once a vehicle is accepted, an emailed “windscreen pass” will be sent to the owner/driver.