Wallingford Vehicle Rally
This regular event for the town’s calendar is open to all classic, custom and interesting vehicles from bicycles to tanks.
First, the vehicles tour through the town in convoy. This alone is an event in itself. The streets are lined with spectators, children pointing and smiling in wonderment, drivers waving, a sea of shining chrome and pleasingly eclectic paint hues glimmering as they drive by in the summer sun. The locals love it, with many households bringing the garden furniture to the front of the house for a comfortable seat.
Hundreds of cars attend, with little regard given to any sort of trend or following. If you want to see a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air parked behind a 2CV, this is the show. Big Americans, traditional Brit classics from Austin and Triumph et al, modern classics, super cars, a military tracked tank and even a car boot.
There are stalls and food vendors for everyone to enjoy and an incredible selection of all manner of classic motors. A fun, light, happy day out, this event is perhaps the perfect example of what a classic car show should be.