VBOA 2017 Market Harborough July 8/9th

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This is the main information thread on the Show.

As before please do not use it for general comments, if you do they will be removed.

Please add your name to the sign up thread if you are planning to come.


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The event will take place on the weekend of 8th and 9th July 2017.

The new show will be held at:

Market Harborough Show Ground
Gallow Field Road
Market Harborough
LE16 7QB

Google Maps ref please click this link


The event is being supported by LMF Vauxhall and all booking is to be handled directly with them. Please follow the link below to book:


The cost is £17 per night when pre booked, for a car with up to 4 occupants, or £23 per night if not pre-booked. Day visitors will be charged £10 per vehicle with up to 4 occupants.

Unlike with Billing Aquadrome, this site will be exclusively used for the VBOA National Rally and the whole site has been secured for our use.

The below details are those given to us by LMF Vauxhall at the most recent VBOA Meeting:

The site has recently been opened for shows and events (so it may not appear on many search engine results) and is located approximately 18 miles from the former site at Billing. It is a 75 acre site, easily accessed from the M1, M6 and A14.

The site will be open from 8am on Friday 7th July to campers, and will have to be vacated by 11am on Monday 10th July. It looks like campers can arrive on the Thursday.

There will be space for camping however the site does not offer electrical hookups for caravans, but there is a chemical toilet disposal point for caravan users.

Showers and toilets will be provided on site.

There will be catering and refreshment providers in the main arena, and there are also various food outlets and supermarkets etc within 1 mile of the site.

On the Saturday night, entertainment will be provided from 8pm to 11pm in the main show marquee by a local band.

The booking for this event is being handled wholly by LMF Vauxhall as they are sponsoring the event, please use the link to book. Please note that this link is only for Mk2Cav Club Members and all those who wish to show with us on site must be members of the club, or travelling with members of the club. This is for insurance purposes as we have Public Liability Insurance covering our members on site.


Would those of you interested in coming please add yourselves to the list below in order that we can gauge the numbers of attendees and know how big a pitch size to book.


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VBOA National Rally 7th 8th 9th July 2017

The Market Harborough Show Ground, Gallowfield Road

Market Harborough LE16 7RP

This email from LMF is an update to keep you informed how the National Rally is progressing for July.


We have been very busy finding new traders for the auto jumble, and also new interactive traders. We also have traders to keep the little ones happy, and craft stalls for those that would like to see something a little different. There will also be a family fair ground.

Traders that have confirmed so far are;

Eibach, Bilstein, Smartrak, Leather Genie, LMF Vauxhall, Autovaux, Blue Pig Photos, Bristol Street Vauxhall, Autobrite, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Interactive, Blood Bikers Charity, Leicestershire Police, Pebble crafts, Kids Glitz and Glam, Ian Broadway (Garage clearance), Viva Spares, James Collier ( Garage Clearance), Millhouse Promotions (Motor Accs), The Hat stand, Paintball shooting range, John Davis Vintage Car Spares, Fabulously Forever Crafts, Dazs Models, Roose Motorsport, Inflate and Paint Face painting and balloon modelling, Ace Vehicles Nova Parts, Silver Pod Coffee, Littlefields Body Repair, Dragons Dents, Pipercross, Remus, Goodridge Hoses, Definitive Detailing Onsite Hand Car wash, Racing Aces plus food and drink stalls. The list is growing daily at the moment.

Arrival to the Show

On arrival to the show we have to aim to keep the carriageway free. Please note all Campers, VBOA members and traders must come through the entrance that is on Gallow field Road LE16 9RP. 

People that pre book their camping will also be issued with a vehicle pass which identifies how many nights the person has booked for, and the club to which they belong. These passes must be shown in the windscreen, of the vehicle to which they relate to, at all times.


Thursday 6th

Members that are not camping, but are staying in hotels, can still gain access to the site to help their fellow members set up gazebos etc. The only vehicles that can be left onsite on the Thursday are campers vehicles unless by prior arrangement. People that are staying off site are requested to remove their vehicles, from site, before 2100 hrs.

From Friday 7th

Members that are staying off site will be required to pay a vehicle £10 daily car pass fee. Members that remove their vehicles from site, and return the following day, will be required to pay a £10 daily car pass fee.


We have spoken with a company that is willing to lay on Posh Tents. These are available on a first come first served basis, as we only have a limited number of tents. Please book up quickly if you require one of these

The tents consist of, and are offered at the following rates; Prices are for Friday night through to Monday morning
4mtr sleep up to 4 people Price for the 3 nights is £218
5mtr sleeps up to 6 people for the 3 nights £278 
6mtr sleeps up to 8 people for the 3 night £348

All Tents include, and are furnished with, memory foam mattresses, colourful rugs, throws, cushions, fairy lights, a low table and lamp. Sleeping bags, quilts and pillows are not supplied

The tents will be erected on the Thursday and you will be able to sleep in them on the Thursday night at no extra charge. We would need to be pretty quick on this, and would need to take deposits off people to secure them. The tents would be situated in a special Glamping area with toilets nearby. Due to the size of these tents, we are unable to offer them in the club stand area.

Please see images here;


If you don’t have a face book account let us know and I will email pics over.

Please register your interest below or call us on 01858 433 599. We would require a 50% deposit on booking.

We will continue to work hard for you over the coming months and welcome any questions or concerns you may have about the event.  We look forward to seeing you in July.

Between us we can make this event the best VBOA Rally ever!

Kindest Regards

Steve Crook

0044 (0) 1858 433 599

LMF Vauxhall

We are supporting the New Venue for the Vauxhall Bedford and Opel National Rally in July 2017, All Welcome

Please see  https://www.facebook.com/vauxhallbedfordopel/

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Following Sunday's VBOA meeting we have a better idea as to what will happen. Must say its starting to look good with lots of other things going on around the cars.

The original plan of VBOA badges pre-issued has now been dumped. Policing of entitlement to be on a particular stand has been devolved to the Clubs, as per Billing. When you arrive you will be directed to our stand, where you will be allowed on if a paid up Member, or to the public car park.

The Club is being notified in advance by email of those who are booking using our Club name. Advance booking will close earlier than past years, probably 14 days in advance, as they are still on the learning curve.

The thread is now unlocked but please restrict comments to organisational matters.

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Deadline Update....

The deadline for prebooking the camping is the 25th June which allows LMF to get the passes out to people and allows for any delays the post may have, we will be working the weekend of 24th & 25th June for those of you that would like to book by phone TEL 01858 433 599 for Camping

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If you are leaving the M1 at J20 for the A4304 please be aware that there are a lot of speed cameras on that road.

When you get to the village of Lubbenham turn left onto Foxton Road. This will take you to the western, prison, end of Gallow Fields Road so turn right and the showground is down there on the right. It avoids going through Market Harborough.

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This came in today from the Man

Today me and Richard with the help of James from JOV and Ian Virco (Yes noisey bins Ian) have spent from 9.30 this morning till 6 pm marking out all the club stands, each stand has a 4ft pole with your respective club named on it in approx the middle of your stand, Please upon arrival will the reps remove and keep these safe, I need the return of them all, you can either bring them to me on my club stand (Vauxhall Cresta club) or bring them back on the Saturday morning meeting. Please no excuses.
The show ground is starting to look good now and I can start to visualise what it will look like and I am getting excited about the weekend. The weather forecast looks good so bring the sun cream because all of us have got burnt today doing the various bits on the field today.
Can someone who gets there on Thursday please save the pole with our name on? I don't get there till Friday. I'm bringing the Club banner.

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