All classic car clubs in the UK are invited to come and hold their national weekends collaboratively, as part of ‘The Inter-Club International Weekend’ to take place over the weekend of 28-30 June 2024 at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire.
The Inter-Club International Weekend will be an exciting, engaging, and lively show packed with entertainment and attractions for all the family. There will be trade stands offering car accessories, crafts, food and more plus lots of non-motoring attractions. For the classic motoring fans, there will be Concours D’Elegance, autojumble, live action arena, indoor and outdoor car displays, evening entertainment, live music Auto-Test and local runs with marque-specific display areas for attendees’ cars to be enjoyed by all.
The event follows in the footsteps of the hugely successful collaboration events between the Triumph clubs (TSSC and TR Register) and the MG Car Club, initially in 2021 and then again in 2023 where the many clubs that cater for both MG and Triumph came together to celebrate their centenaries jointly at Silverstone.
Now, rebranded as the ‘The Inter-Club International Weekend’ the show is opening an invitation to any UK-based vehicle club to come and join other clubs to create a truly magical event with the celebration of the diversity of the UK vehicle club community firmly at its heart.
Each club that confirms their attendance will be allocated a FREE club display space where they can promote membership, sell merchandise and more. Also, indoor spaces can be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis for meetings to take place on-site. It is important for each club to retain and celebrate its own identity, within its own area, but at a collaborative event that aims to provide a venue for the UK’s classic vehicle club scene’s national weekends.
Tickets will be sold online via a central website to be announced soon and sales will be allocated to each participating club. The event will be run on a not-for-profit basis, but the organising clubs expect it to be possible to pay a commission to the participating clubs on each ticket sold, subject to the level of interest received.
There are no upfront costs for any participating club, those will be borne by the organising clubs, TR Register Car Club, MG Car Club and TSSC and all that is required is that attendees buy their entrance tickets.
Dave Burgess, Chairman of the TR Register Car Club said, “We often meet and talk with clubs who cannot afford to have a national weekend on this scale and so for them, this is a perfect opportunity to come and make the most of the facilities laid on by us, but without the risk of losing their own identity, activities or having to allocate club funds to the event. Furthermore, by 'clubbing together' and collaborating, the event is more likely to have the critical mass of attendance it needs to invest in more attractions and activities for visitors and clubs alike. Only by working together as a wider classic car community can we hope to navigate the financial pressures and other challenges that all clubs are now facing when it comes to running events. That aside, it’s also nice to have a varied selection of vehicles to look around, learn about in the arena and enjoy.”
Early bird tickets are expected to go on sale in early 2024 and will be available online to pre-book with attractive discounts for members of participating clubs. The date for the event is 28-30 June 2024. It is expected that the showground will open on Friday and the event will run through to Sunday afternoon. Camping will be available as an alternative to the many superb B&Bs and hotels in the Malvern Hills and surrounding areas.
Expressions of interest can be sent in the first instance to Wayne Scott (PR for the event) at email@example.com stating which club you are enquiring from and a rough estimate of the number of vehicles likely to attend (for space allocation). Alternatively, and in keeping with this year’s NEC Classic Motor Show theme ‘Perfect Partners’, representatives of the organising clubs will be present throughout the NEC Classic Motor Show weekend and will be keen to meet with any clubs keen to know more. Get in touch via the email above to agree on a convenient time.
The classic car world is stronger together, so let’s collaborate to give our club members a weekend to remember.